RealMe phones are cheap, well designed, and pack in tons of specs. But what is the latest RealMe phone? Read on to find out…

The Latest RealMe Phone

RealMe GT

As of right now, the latest RealMe phone is the RealMe GT. And unlike the RealMe 8 series, the RealMe GT is a flagship phone through and through.

Designed to do battle with the likes of Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro and Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, the RealMe GT – like the Xiaomi Mi 11 – is part of a new wave of “flagship killer” phones from China.

The RealMe GT packs in the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU, 12GB of RAM, and a powerful triple lens camera fronted by a wide-angle 64MP sensor.

It looks badass too, as you can see above.

And the best part? The price – the RealMe GT retails for around £550, making it around 50% cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and nearly £100 cheaper than the Xiaomi Mi 11.

RealMe GT Full Specifications

  • Display: 6.43-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED w/ 120Hz
  • CPU: Snapdragon 888
  • Camera: 64MP Sony IMX682 primary sensor + 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens + 2-megapixel macro lens
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Battery: 4500mAh
  • 5G: Yes
  • Operating System: Android 11
  • UI: RealMe UI
  • Fast-Charge: Fast charging 65W – 100% in 35 min

The RealMe 8 Series

The RealMe 8 and RealMe 8 Pro launched in 2020. After a very interesting and fiercely competitive couple of years, RealMe has grown and grown, levering its command of industrial design, eye for detail, and exceptionally aggressive pricing strategies.

RealMe is now one of the fastest growing phone brands on the market.

Following on from its successes in India and other emerging markets, RealMe is now focussing heavily on the UK and Europe.

And right now, its latest phones – which also happen to be two of its best – are the RealMe 8 and RealMe 8 Pro.

RealMe 8 & RealMe 8 Pro

The RealMe 8 Pro is the first budget-focussed Android phone to ship with Samsung’s incredible 108MP HM2 Sensor – the same one found inside the Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Xiaomi Mi 11.

Only here, you’ll pay WAY less for access to it. The RealMe 8 Pro retails for £279 – or, if you want to get specific, around 50% less than the Xiaomi Mi 11.

The RealMe 8 Pro doesn’t scrimp in the specs department, either. The phone runs on Android 11 and has Qualcomm’s mid-tier Snapdragon 720G chipset that is paired with 8GB of RAM.

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This is slightly less potent than the Galaxy S20 Ultra and the Xiaomi Mi 11, both of these phones use the Snapdragon 888 CPU, but the difference is not that great; it certainly isn’t worth an extra £300/£400 for the Mi 11.

In terms of overall processing power and grunt, the RealMe Pro 8 is on a pretty even platform with Google’s Pixel 5. I own the Pixel 5 and have been using it since it came out and I have had ZERO issues with performance.

The main event, however, is, of course, the RealMe 8 Pro’s camera. Fronted by a 108MP sensor, the camera module also features three additional cameras:

  • 8 MP, f/2.3, 119˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

“The Realme 8 Pro features the brand’s first ever 108MP sensor camera,” said RealMe in a statement to the press, “offering a maximum resolution of 12000×9000 for ultra-sharp photo quality.”

It added: “With In-Sensor Zoom, a 3X zoomed photo captured with realme 8 Pro delivers better quality than some optical telephoto lenses in terms of sharpness. Trendsetting photography features like Starry Time-Lapse set realme 8 Pro apart from the competition, with Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Video being a world-first for a smartphone.”


RealMe 8 & RealMe 8 Pro | Specs Comparison Table

Spec/HardwareRealMe 8RealMe 8 Pro
Dimensions160.6 x 73.9 x 8 mm160.6 x 73.9 x 8.1 mm
Display Size6.4in Super AMOLED
(1080 x 2400 pixels)
6.4in Super AMOLED
(1080 x 2400 pixels)
CPU Mediatek Helio G95Snapdragon 720G
Battery Life5000mAH4500mAh
Camera64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.3, 119˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
108 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.3, 119˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Expandable StorageYesYes
A Quick Comparison of How The RealMe 8 Compares To The RealMe 8 Pro

Things To Keep In Mind?

Neither the RealMe 8 nor the RealMe 8 Pro support 5G, however, so if you’re interested in that you’re going to have to look elsewhere – like the Xiaomi Mi 11 or the newly launched OnePlus 9.

With battery life, both phones are solid: the RealMe 8 has a 5000mAh cell and the RealMe 8 Pro uses a 4500mAh. That’s not too big but without 5G, there’ll be less drain on the cell and this should ensure all day uptime even with heavy usage.

Whichever way you slice it, these two phones are brilliant. I would 100% recommend that you check them out if you’re in the market for a phone that packs in a metric-ton of value for money.