Realme 8 5G priced from £179 in UK – Realme 8 for £199 – Available from 20th of May

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Realme are always a safe bet if you are on the lookout for an affordable phone. They always offer a fantastic specification for the money.

Following the launch of the superb Realme 8 Pro with its flagship-like 108MP primary camera, the more affordable Realme 8 5G has finally become available in the UK.

Price and Availability

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Realme have launched the phone at just £199 for the 4GB/128GB model but this is available for a limited early bird price of just £179, making it the cheapest 5G phone on the market right now.

For the 6GB/128GB model, the price is £249 with an early bird offer of £229

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite has previously been this price but is currently £199 with more RAM but less storage.

Realme 8 5G vs Realme 8 vs Realme 8 Pro

The Realme 8 series is a bit of a confusing line-up with a big difference across the range,

While the Realme 8 5G may have the best chipset with 5G connectivity, it has the worst camera and arguably a worse display. The 90Hz IPS display will be better for gamers, though, and this phone will be the best pick for keen mobile gamers.

The Realme 8 and 8 Pro are more closely related, both offering an IPS display. The Pro uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset while the 8 uses MediaTek Helio G95, in reality, you will likely see no difference in performance with these at all.

The Realme 8 Pro has that massive 108MP Samsung sensor making it one of the best options on the market at this price for anyone keen on taking photos.

The Realme 8 will also take excellent photos, but its 64MP sensor won’t quite compete.

Full Press Release

Realme, the world's fastest-growing smartphone brand, has today launched the highly anticipated realme 8 5G in the UK, featuring the UK’s first MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor with dual 5G dual Standby. A first for the affordable smartphone segment, realme 8 5G’s Dimensity 700 5G processor delivers an extraordinary 5G performance, with a 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display, 5000mAh massive battery with smart 5G power-saving, and 8.5mm super-slim design, providing an unmatched user experience. 

As the most affordable 5G smartphone in the market, realme 8 5G 4+64GB is priced at £199, with an early-bird special offer of £179. realme 8 5G 6+128GB is priced at £249, with an early-bird special offer of £229. realme 8 5G is on-sale in the UK from May 20th, with the early-bird special offer running from May 20th to May 23rd.

realme also launches realme 8 in the UK today, which boasts a leap-forward camera with 64MP sensor, trendsetting photography features, and more. realme 8 4+64GB is priced at £199, and realme 8 6+128GB is priced at £219, on-sale in the UK from today, May 12th.

realme solidifies its stance as a 5G leader with this latest release, underscoring its mission to expand the 5G smartphone landscape in key markets like the UK and Europe. As a 5G democratiser, realme provides the speed of infinity to smartphone users with realme 8 5G. Paired with its affordable price, realme 8 5G is a stand-out 5G device in the mid-range market.

realme 8 5G – Speed of Infinity

realme 8 5G is equipped with MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor supporting 5G Dual SIM Dual Standby, enabling the phone to support 5G SIM cards online by 5G network. realme 8 5G is the thinnest 5G smartphone in its segment, with an 8.5mm super-slim body and 16.5cm (6.5″) 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display. The smartphone has a 5000mAh massive battery, along with a Smart 5G Power Saving mode. With the 18W type-C quick charge, the 5000mAh battery can be fully charged at a rapid speed. realme 8 5G also boasts an advanced 48MP Nightscape Camera, comprising of a 48MP Ultra HD Main Camera, a B&W portrait lens, and a 4cm macro lens. It features a 16MP Ultra-clear front camera which is ideal for capturing selfies. realme 8 5G also comes with a Fast Side Fingerprint Scanner and a new Dynamic RAM Expansion Technology (DRE) that converts storage/ROM into virtual RAM to address the drawbacks caused by insufficient RAM, in addition to creating more memory.

realme 8 – Capture Infinity

realme 8 features a 64MP AI Quad Camera, 30W Dart Charge, a massive 5000mAH battery, powerful Helio G95 processor, and a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display.

realme 8 5G will be available from May 20th at realme.com/uk and Amazon UK.

realme 8 is available from May 12th at realme.com/uk and Amazon UK.

Last update on 2021-09-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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