Realme has launched yet another 5G smartphone in India. It is in the sub-Rs. 20,0000 price segment. The new smartphone is positioned slightly higher than Realme 8 5G. Further, it has launched over four months ago. Moreover, this new smartphone brings a new processor. It improves the camera sensor. It has support for faster charging. So is the Realme 8s 5G the phone to buy under Rs. 20,000? Let’s find out.
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Realme 8s 5G price in India
The Realme 8s 5G starts at Rs. 17,999 in India. It has a base variant. Also, it has 6GB of RAM. Moreover, it has 128GB of storage. While the higher variant smartphone starts at Rs. 19,999. It has 8Gb of RAM. Also, it has 128GB of storage.
Interestingly, these are the same prices. That Realme 8 pro sells. But, have many RAM/storage configurations in two phones. The smartphone is in Universe Blue or Universe Purple colour.
Realme 8s 5G design
The smartphone looks nearly identical to Realme 8. Just like that, this new phone has a 6.5-inch display camera. Also, it has a camera hole in the top left corner. It has thin bezels on the sides. But, has a slightly thicker chin.
Moreover. it has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The scanner is on the right and easy to reach. The volume buttons are on the opposite sides. They are also easily reachable. The bottom of the frame has a 3.5mm headphone jack. It has also a speaker and primary microphone. It has a USB Type-C port. While the top only has the secondary microphone.
The new phone has a full-HD+resolution. It has a 90Hz refresh rate. The 90Hz is quite surprising. As Realme Narozo 30 pro sports a 120Hz display. Moreover, it has an 810 5G processor. Realme also has a virtual RAM feature. It lets you 5GB of storage to expand RAM. It’s offered 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Both these variants have 128GB of storage. It is expandable using a microSD card slot. Moreover, You get a 5,000mAh battery. Also, it has a 33W charger in the box.
You get dual 5G as well as 4G VoLTE connectivity. It has support for Bluetooth 5.1. Also, it has a Wifiac and 6 satellite navigation systems.
Moreover, it has only three basic cameras. It sports a 64-megapixel primary camera. It has a 2-megapixel B&W portrait camera. Along with, 2-megapixel macro camera. It has good colour reproduction. There is no ultra-wide-angle camera in the phone.
However, it does let you shoot at the full 64-megapixel resolution. Close-up shots turned out well. It also adds a soft blur to the background. The smartphone is quick to detect the scene correctly. Moreover, Low-light photos shot are average. It did not capture much detail in dark areas. The selfie shooter is sharp. It is managed to capture good details in light. Video recording tops at 108p for primary as well as for selfies.
So, the smartphone could be a good option for the price. But you might also want to consider it more affordable. So, Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G, or the Realme 8 Pro are better.