The Philippines is one of the world's best emerging markets when it comes to improvements in mobile experience with 5G, according to mobile analytics firms Opensignal and Ookla.
One telecommunications company has even consistently posted the fastest 5G speeds for the first quarter of 2021, with median download speeds of 190 Mbps.
But to enjoy such speeds, one needs a 5G capable smartphone. It's like driving on a well-paved superhighway. You need a sports car to get you from point A to point B to enjoy the travel in blazing speeds. The weapon of choice must match the medium, so to speak.
This is the reason why after a successful launch of the best-selling realme 8 Pro and the realme 8, realme is once again prepared to shake up the industry with yet another revolutionary offering: the realme 8 5G.
Proving that the brand is ready to lead the 5G race as it brings extraordinary performance, speed, and connectivity to its mid-range line-up, realme reinforced its commitment to providing 5G access to more people around the world during its inaugural virtual 5G summit early in June.
Next-level speed and connectivity with Dimensity 700 5G Processor
realme 8 5G has for a processors the Dimensity 700 5G, which mixes two highly capable Arm Cortex-A76 cores in its octa-core CPU operating up to a speedy 2.2GHz. Dimensity 700 uses the leading 7nm production processor, which is up to 28% more power-efficient than an equivalent 8nm process, allowing the Dimensity 700 to use its high-performance processors while efficiently consuming power, extending battery life to keep you connected for longer. The Dimensity 700 brings a powerful GPU-Arm Mali-G57 MC2 with 950MHz clock speed and supports 90Hz high refresh rate screen technology.
Uncompromised 5G functionality with 5000mAh battery and Smart Power Saving
realme 8 5G boasts of a 5000mAh massive battery that makes it ideal for day-to-day use. With the 18W type C quick charge, the battery can be fully charged rapidly for those long hours of web browsing, video calls, or even watching live stream videos.
So what happens when you are on a network lower than 5G? This ain't a problem as realme 8 5G supports Smart 5G Power Saving, wherein the technology can seamlessly and intelligently sense the surrounding signal environment and switch between 4G and 5G without switching time, thereby achieving 30% lower power consumption than phones without the Smart 5G feature and avoiding strain on its battery life.
Super Power Saving Mode uses CPU tuning, backlight adjustment, and other strategies and targeted power-saving measures for specific applications. With this feature, the system power consumption is reduced, and the phone life is extended. Sleep Standby Optimization, App Quick Freeze, and Screen Battery Optimization also optimize the device for power-saving solutions.
Smooth and sharp visual experience with 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display
realme 8 5G comes with a 6.5-inch 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display with a 90Hz refresh rate and maximum 180Hz sampling rate. Capable of producing 90 frames per second, the 90Hz display has a refresh rate that is 50% higher than the conventional 60Hz display, resulting in a seamless and smooth visual experience with every swipe of the screen. The 6.5-inch display and incredible screen-to-body ratio, the realme 8 5G brings you a supreme visual experience, just perfect for those long binge-watching sessions with Netflix.
realme's 48MP Nightscape Camera and 16MP AI Beauty Selfie camera also deliver photos that will satisfy even the most discriminating.
Its 8+128 GB storage offers large RAM for more activities in your day-to-day life, not to mention a 3-card slot for two SIM cards so you can alternately pick which network to choose depending on where you are, plus the third slot for an SD card that can store up to 1TB for those enormous photo and video files.
So how does this stack up with other 5G phones on the market? Here's the list—higher RAM option (8GB), dedicated microSD, higher front camera resolution (16MP) and lighter and slimmer body with a thickness of 8.5mm and a weight of just 185 grams.
The realme 8 5G can be had for as low as P11,999, truly a value for money in this data-driven lifestyle.