18 months of a spectacular evolution


realme 8 Pro, or how 18 months of the fastest growing manufacturer in the history of the mobile industry have gone a long way.

He did not come from a troupe to our markets, he really wanted to be Xiaomi and we can attest that his work has been undeniably good, since the Chinese manufacturer is already the fastest growing brand in the entire history of the mobile industry, also signing the record from the manufacturer with 50 million units sold in the shortest time, just 9 quarters.

In any case, in our markets realme It has only a year and a half, but that in this volatile market is too long, especially for the fastest manufacturer in the West, which has already presented us with four mid-range references counting on the new realme 8 Pro that we knew this afternoon, and that arrives for democratize cutting technologies premium bringing them closer to the general public.

realme 8 Pro

It seems that he really does "dare to jump" in Europe.

In fact, realme's work is so remarkable that today we they also presented an ecosystem of accessories which will be expanded in the coming months, and which is already receiving a smartwatch and new wireless headphones to accompany its new smartphones, hoping that the bet for Internet of Things Keep growing just as they promised us from China.

For now, we are going to analyze how the best sellers of the realme catalog have evolved in these 18 months on the way in our markets, from a realme 5 Pro that started operations in 2019 to this realme 8 Pro that raises the bar in mobile photography joining the 108 megapixel club, but in its case at a much more attractive price than the competition ... Shall we review them together?

Realme and its 18 months of explosion, how has the fastest growing manufacturer in the mobile industry evolved?

realme 5 Pro

Realme 5 pro color blue

The attractive realme 5 Pro, in its original textured blue hue.

The first foray into Spain of the manufacturer created by Sky Li was a revolution at the time, recovering the idea of ​​those flagship killers that OnePlus had forgotten but mixing the concept with a strategy more similar to Xiaomi, looking for the most affordable mid-range and high-end range.

The realme 5 Pro was a balanced smartphone, round in practically all its sections, but especially if we compared its possibilities with the most direct competition and with its own hardware, unbeatable without a doubt in price / performance and a good show of force to start.

It is true that its software was still weak, but the photographic section was above its price range and VOOC 3.0 fast charging raised its bar dramatically to make it a more than recommended purchase.

Realme 5 Pro
Specifications
Dimensions157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm
Weight184 grams
Screen6.3-inch IPS LCD at Full HD + resolution (2340 × 1080)
Pixel density409 pixels per inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE
RAM4 GB or 8 GB depending on the model
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 Pie under Color OS 6.0
Storage128GB with support for microSD up to 256GB
CamerasRear: 48 MP f / 1.8 main sensor, 8 MP f / 2.25 wide-angle sensor, 2 MP depth sensor, 2 MP macro sensor
Frontal: 16 MP f / 2.0 sensor
Drums4,035 mAh with 5V VOOC fast charge
OthersBluetooth 5.0, facial recognition, USB Type C, 3.5 mm jack, VOOC charger included
Realme 5 Pro: analysis of the mobile that comes to take the throne of the mid-range from Xiaomi

realme 6 Pro

realme 6 Pro featured

The second in contention, the realme 6 Pro, with its large screen and dual front camera.

Few months later, I really surprised everyone Releasing your most representative smartphone in international markets to raise your bet, democratizing 90Hz fluid panels this time in a more complete and better finished smartphone than its predecessor.

Both hardware and software improved dramatically in this second international iteration, with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 720G as the protagonist and 4,300 mAh for its battery with fast charge VOOC 4.0 up to 30W, leaving in the amount of pre-installed applications the only taste a bit more bitter.

One more step also in mobile photography, now with a 64 megapixel sensor well matched by an ultra wide angle and a telephoto lens for offer maximum versatility with results above its price... This is the realme DNA!

realme 6 Pro
Specifications
Dimensions163.8 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm | 202 grams
Screen6.6 inches, Full HD + resolution and 90 Hz. 120 Hz. 20: 9 display.
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 720G
RAM8 GB
Operating systemrealme UI on Android 10
Storage128 GB
CamerasRear 64 MP (main) ƒ / 1.8, OIS. 8 MP (wide angle) 119º ƒ / 2.3. 12 MP (telephoto) ƒ / 2.5, 2X optical hybrid zoom, 20X digital, OIS. 2 MP (macro).
Frontal 16 MP (main). 8 MP (wide angle) 105º
Drums4,300 mAh with 30W fast charge
OthersSide fingerprint reader, USB-C, Dolby Atmos, Gorilla Glass 5
realme 6 Pro, analysis: someone has hit the key in the mid-range

realme 7 Pro

realme 7 Pro, screen on with blue wallpaper

Keeping blue as the base tone, the realme 7 Pro raised the bar for finishes and feel.

Born at the end of last year 2020, the truth is that this realme 7 Pro is probably the least interesting iteration, because the improvements compared to the realme 6 Pro were perhaps not enough to justify a generational jump.

In fact, the only notable change in addition to the usual design tweaks is the incorporation of a super fast VOOC charging up to 65W, keeping the Snapdragon 720G and practically all of the hardware platform.

The double front camera falls off, increase battery capacity by 200mAh and lose smooth display at 90Hz, in exchange for improving the technology from a 6.6-inch IPS to a 6.4-inch SuperAMOLED.

I do not know, maybe it is that once you have tested the 90 or 120 Hz on the screen you do not want to go back, but this realme 7 Pro has always generated more doubts than certainties, and what indeed is one of the best smartphones in its price range if we attend to datasheet.

realme 7 Pro
Specifications
Dimensions160.9 x 74.3 x 8.7 mm | 182 grams
Screen6.4-inch AMOLED, Full HD + resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate.
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 720G
RAM8 GB
Operating systemrealme UI on Android 10
Storage128 GB
CamerasRear 64 MP (main) ƒ / 1.8, OIS. 8 MP (wide angle) 119º ƒ / 2.3. 2 MP (macro), 2 MP (depth sensor).
Frontal 32 MP
Drums4,500 mAh with 65W fast charge
OthersOn-screen fingerprint reader, USB-C, Gorilla Glass 5
realme 7 Pro, analysis: a good mid-range that convinces, but does not conquer

realme 8 Pro

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The last in discord, and also the most ambitious of the realme to date that have landed in Europe, we update the hardware platform of the realme 7 Pro a bit, keeping its SuperAMOLED screen of 6.4 inches and 60Hz (unfortunately), in exchange for raise the bar for much vaunted mobile photography one more time.

For less than 300 euros, yes, you will not find anything better currently on the market, with a higher quality panel, better sharpness and more brightness, identical Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset without offering the jump to 5G for now, and with a realme UI 2.0 which, over Android 11, has improved present it.

The battery is still 4,500 mAh and promises to charge 50% in just 17 minutes, leaving us with the best for the photographic section, starting with a 108 megapixel main sensor which is accompanied by an ultra wide angle, a macro, a depth sensor and a 16 megapixel sensor for the front.

Lots of meat on the grill a realme that still wants to compete with the best, or at least among the mobiles with the best ratio between price and benefits, and it will be necessary to attest that indeed are back in the pole position of the best sellers from the Android catalog ... Whether that?

realme 8 Pro
Specifications
Dimensions160.6 x 73.9 x 8.1 mm
176 grams
Screen6.4-inch Super AMOLED, 60Hz, 180Hz touch sample rate
Resolution2400 x 1080 (FullHD +)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 720G
RAM6 and 8GB
Operating systemAndroid 11 with realme UI 2.0
Storage128 GB expandable via micro SD cards
CamerasRear: 108 MP f / 1.88 + 8 MP f / 2.25 + 2 MP f / 2.4 (macro lens) + 2 MP f / 2.4 (monochrome lens)
Frontal: 16 MP f / 2.45
Drums4,500 mAh with 50W fast charge
OthersOn-screen fingerprint reader, face unlock, USB-C, Dual SIM, dual noise canceling microphone
realme 8 Pro, review: raising the bar for photography with its 108MP camera

From realme 5 Pro to realme 8 Pro, the comparison on paper

It could not be less, so obviously and to finish, right here we leave you the comparative table of specifications of the four most representative models of the realme seal, within those that have been officially marketed in our markets.

Specificationsrealme 8 Prorealme 7 Prorealme 6 Prorealme 5 Pro
Dimensions160.6 x 73.9 x 8.1 mm
176 grams
160.9 x 74.3 x 8.7 mm | 182 grams163.8 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm | 202 grams157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm | 184 grams
Screen6.4-inch Super AMOLED, 60Hz, 180Hz touch sample rate6.4-inch AMOLED, Full HD + resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate.6.6 inches, Full HD + resolution and 90 Hz. 120 Hz. 20: 9 display.6.3-inch IPS LCD at Full HD + resolution
Resolution2400 x 1080 (FullHD +)2400 x 1080 (FullHD +)2400 x 1080 (FullHD +)2340 x 1080 (FullHD +)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 720GQualcomm Snapdragon 720GQualcomm Snapdragon 720GQualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE
RAM6 and 8 GB8 GB8 GB4 and 8 GB
Operating systemAndroid 11 with realme UI 2.0realme UI on Android 10realme UI on Android 10realme UI over Android 9.0 Pie
Storage128 GB128 GB128 GB128 GB
CamerasRear: 108 MP f / 1.88 + 8 MP f / 2.25 + 2 MP f / 2.4 (macro lens) + 2 MP f / 2.4 (monochrome lens)
Frontal: 16 MP f / 2.45
Rear 64 MP (main) ƒ / 1.8, OIS. 8 MP (wide angle) 119º ƒ / 2.3. 2 MP (macro), 2 MP (depth sensor).
Frontal 32 MP
Rear 64 MP (main) ƒ / 1.8, OIS. 8 MP (wide angle) 119º ƒ / 2.3. 12 MP (telephoto) ƒ / 2.5, 2X optical hybrid zoom, 20X digital, OIS. 2 MP (macro).
Frontal 16 MP (main). 8 MP (wide angle) 105º
Rear: 48 MP f / 1.8 main sensor, 8 MP f / 2.25 wide-angle sensor, 2 MP depth sensor, 2 MP macro sensor
Frontal: 16 MP f / 2.0 sensor
Drums4,500 mAh with 50W fast charge4,500 mAh with 65W fast charge4,300 mAh with 30W fast charge4,035 mAh with 20W VOOC fast charge
OthersOn-screen fingerprint reader, face unlock, USB-C, Dual SIM, dual noise canceling microphoneOn-screen fingerprint reader, USB-C, Gorilla Glass 5Side fingerprint reader, USB-C, Dolby Atmos, Gorilla Glass 5Bluetooth 5.0, facial recognition, USB Type C, 3.5 mm jack, VOOC charger included

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