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Realme 8s 5G price in India

Realme recentaly launched yet another Cheepest 5G smartphone in India, and this time it’s in the sub-Rs. 20,000 price segment. This new smartphone is the Realme 8s 5G, and it’s positioned slightly higher than the Realme 8 5G which was launched a little over four months ago. This new smartphone brings a new processor, improved camera sensors, and support for faster charging. So is the Realme 8s 5G the phone to buy under Rs. 20,000

The Realme 8s 5G starts at Rs. 17,999 in India for the base variant which has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the higher variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at Rs. 19,999. Interestingly, these are the same prices and RAM/storage configurations that the Realme 8 Pro sells for, though there are many other differences between these two models. You can buy the Realme 8s 5G in Universe Blue or Universe Purple.

Realme 8s 5G design

The Realme 8s 5G looks nearly identical to the Realme 8 5G, which might have been the base to build this new smartphone on. Just like the Realme 8 5G, this new phone sports a 6.5-inch display with a camera hole in the top left corner. It has thin bezels on the sides but a slightly thicker chin. Realme has pushed the earpiece right into the gap between the display and the plastic frame.

The Realme 8s 5G has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on the right, which is easy to reach. The volume buttons are on the opposite side and are easily reachable too. The bottom of the frame has the 3.5mm headphone jack, speaker, primary microphone, and USB Type-C port, while the top only has the secondary microphone.

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Realme 8s 5G specifications

The Realme 8s 5G sports a 6.5-inch display with a full-HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. This 90Hz refresh rate is a little surprising since the more affordable Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G (Review) sports a 120Hz display. Powering the Realme 8s 5G is the MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G processor, and it’s offered with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Both these variants have 128GB of storage which is expandable using the dedicated microSD card slot. Realme also has a Virtual RAM feature which lets you use 5GB of storage to extend RAM. You get a 5,000mAh battery and a 33W charger in the box.

You get dual 5G as well as 4G VoLTE connectivity on the Realme 8s 5G. It has support for Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi ac, and six satellite navigation systems.

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Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) ran at the HD graphics and High frame rate settings without any stutter. I played the game for 30 minutes, and that caused a six percent drop in the battery level. The phone wasn’t too warm after gaming. Realme UI’s Game Space feature allows you to reject incoming calls and block notifications so you aren’t disturbed while gaming. It also provides shortcuts apps you might need.

Battery life on the Realme 8s 5G was good, and the phone easily lasted me about a day and a half before needing to be plugged in. In our HD video loop test, the Realme 8s 5G managed to go on for 17 hours and 47 minutes. Charging the 5,000mAh battery with the supplied 33W Dart Charger got the phone to 51 percent in 30 minutes and 94 percent in an hour.

Realme 8s 5G cameras

Realme doesn’t seem to be running the specifications race with the 8s 5G, as it only has three basic cameras compared to the competition pushing quad-camera models. The 8s 5G sports a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 2-megapixel B&W portrait camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The camera app has toggles for HDR and AI Scene Enhancement, as well as different filters that you can apply before taking a photo.

Daylight photos shot with the Realme 8s 5G had good colour reproduction. These photos also had adequate details and the phone switched on HDR automatically while shooting against the light. There is no ultra-wide-angle camera on the Realme 8s 5G, so you won’t be able to take those wide field-of-view shots. However it does let you shoot at the full 64-megapixel resolution using the primary camera.


  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • 90Hz refresh rate display
  • Good performance
  • Decent battery life
  • 5G ready
  • Bad
  • No ultra-wide-angle camera
  • Average low-light camera performance
  • Spammy notifications from stock apps

Key specification

ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 810
Front Camera16-megapixel
Rear Camera64-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Battery Capacity5000mAh
OSAndroid 11
Resolution1080x2400 pixels

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