The realme 8 phone has been launched with the intention of being an inexpensive yet comprehensive solution for users looking for a new terminal. We tell you what the integrated screen offers, which includes some details that we believe are quite positive considering its price range, but others are not exactly the best you will find.
The panel chosen in the 6.4-inch screen that this terminal includes is AMOLED, so it is not at all out of place in the market, since this is the increasingly common choice in smartphones (even those of the mid-range entry). With a Full HD + resolution, it should be noted that the front use of 83.3% is quite good, since the frames are not excessively large -there is the exception of the lower one-, and also the hole for the selfie camera is small and well placed in the upper left.
Something that has surprised us a lot is that the realme 8 screen does not include an option to use a frequency of 90 Hz. This is a loss that for many can be important due to the fluidity it allows when viewing different types of content or navigating the operating system menus. It is true that on many occasions it is not necessary to go up to this brand and staying at 60 Hz is more than enough… but, the truth is that to compete in the market today with all the guarantees, the ideal is to opt for the first figure that we have indicated, despite this not being something that has to be considered as dramatic in normal use. Screen quality of the realme 8, there is everything
In general terms, the vast majority of users will be quite satisfied with the definition offered by the panel used and that allows a pixel density that reaches 411 dpi. In these tests we have verified that the letters and the contours of any image that is displayed on the screen are perfectly visible, so it does not exist here, but one that should be put to the component chosen for this phone.
Something different happens when evaluating the color management of the AMOLED panel used in the realme 8. The trend towards cold colors is surprisingly evident, so abusing blue in all kinds of situations is something that happens when using it. Of this phone. And this is so even if you play with Modes that come on the phone. With the Intense option, it shows a good representation of the colors in general, which in our opinion is better than if you select soft (the Battery Saver option is not in the game, since the quality is significantly reduced so that consumption energy is lower). The best way to correct what happens is to use the option Color temperature of the screen that exists in the Settings of the realme 8. By setting the option Warmer, you can minimize the impact of the blue that is displayed on the panel, so we recommend use these settings for the best possible experience. If you do this, without a doubt you will enjoy a more than acceptable quality.
A gloss that has the correct parameters
In the tests we have carried out, we have obtained results that we consider to be quite correct, since levels are reached with satisfactory results for regular use. Thus, if the brightness management you carry out is manual, reaching 430 nits is completely possible. It is not a spectacular figure, but it is enough to avoid problems even when you are outdoors.
As always, if you use the automatic option so that this parameter is managed independently, it is possible to increase the power of the maximum brightness a little in very demanding situations. And, in our tests, 650 nits are reached when the need is greatest. Much better, yes, but the logical thing was to expect something more from the AMOLED screen of the realme 8 that in principle should be around figures between 800 and 900.
Netflix, you will see it without any problem on the realme 8
This is something that we did like a lot about this phone, since the integrated screen offers HDR10 compatibility. This means that, because Widevine L1 certification is included in the phone, you can use images with Full HD resolution in the services that need this possibility, such as the content that comes from the Netflix video platform.
Of course, the company that offers streaming services does not yet include the realme 8 among the terminals certified by it when it comes to consuming its contents with the highest quality (always talking about HDR). This means that at times you may notice that the application itself “plays” a little with what it shows on the screen, seeking to improve sections, such as saturation or lowering the resolution in the best possible way in search of a user experience. Adequate.
Software that has convinced us
It must be said that no novel options are offered among the configuration possibilities that exist in the realme 8 screen settings. Apart from the aforementioned regarding the colors that are displayed, it does not lack some additional possibilities such as power automatically rotate the screen when you use the operating system when using the terminal horizontally. Or, also, set the Visual Comfort to activate, which reduces blue light so that it is less damaging to the eye.
You will also find some options that are useful such as using the Dark Mode in the operating system with the different possibilities that you now have to view the screen, which even allows the hole for the selfie camera to be hidden.
The screen that you are going to find in the realme 8 seems to us to be of a correct quality and, in general terms, that it will be more than enough for the usual uses such as viewing videos or reading the web pages you visit. In addition, being compatible with HDR is a good point to consider.
The failures of this component, such as the tendency to cold colors, can be minimized by using the many options it offers in the operating system settings. Therefore, we believe that the panel integrated in the phone will not disappoint you… but it will not be the one you like the most either.