Realme 8 is now official in Nepal, not the 5G variant but the LTE one. The 4G model brings pretty decent specs under the hood but Realme Nepal disappoints with its pricing structure (which isn’t surprising).
The mid-range phone even if it lacks a faster connectivity option has a higher mega-pixel camera (compared to the 5G model) and a better screen. Starting off, the phone has a 6.4-inch of Super AMOLED panel with support for HDR10 and up to 1000 nits of peak brightness. The device, though, misses out on a faster refresh rate (the 5G model has a 90Hz refresh rate just like Realme 7).
At the back, we have a set of four cameras, including the 64MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF. Accompanying it is an 8MP ultrawide with an f/2.3 lens and 119-degree FoV, while the remaining two are just basic 2MP sensors for macro and depth perception.
The main difference between the 5G model and this one is the chipset. The vanilla Realme 8 has a MediaTek G95 processor which is mostly said to be a gaming processor (which is somewhat true). You get 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage, which is expandable via a microSD card.
- Display: 6.4-inches Super AMOLED, HDR10, 1000 nits brightness
- Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~411 ppi density)
- OS: Android 11, Realme UI 2.0
- Chipset: Mediatek Helio G95 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2 x 2.05GHz Cortex-A76 & 6 x 2.0GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G76 MC4
- Memory: 8GB RAM, 128GB UFS 2.1 storage, expandable via dedicated microSDXC slot
- Primary Camera: Quad — 64MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF + 8MP, f/2.3, 119˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm + 2MP, f/2.4, (macro) + 2MP, f/2.4, (depth)
- Secondary Camera: 16MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/3.0″, 1.0µm
- Sensors: Fingerprint (in-display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery: Li-Po 5,000 mAh, non-removable; 30W Dart Charge (charges 50% in 26 min and 100% in 65 min)
The rest of the features include an in-display fingerprint scanner, a 5,000mAh battery with 30W fast charging, and Realme UI 2.0 on top of Android 11 out of the box.
Realme 8 Price in Nepal and Availability
The Realme 8 price is NPR 35,990 in Nepal. You can purchase the phone in two color options, Cyber Black and Cyber Silver through online and offline retailers located across Nepal.
While the specs of the phone are decent and are to be expected from a lower mid-range phone, what disappoints us is the Realme 8’s unreasonable price. And given that there are phones with much better specs and justifiable pricing, the Realme 8 is nothing but yet another letdown for us.
Also, if you don’t mind a slightly downgraded screen, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, we would recommend you to go for the Realme 7, which is now available for a lower price in Nepal.