Can you use the Realme 8i for gaming?
The Realme 8i is powered by MediaTek Helio G96 processor that offers a versatile performance for its price and thus, gives good performance in terms of gaming.
The 6.6-inch FHD+ display on the Realme 8i comes with a 120Hz refresh rate, and can also be set to standard 60Hz to save battery. The Realme 8i display supports 2412x1080p resolution and has a screen to body ratio of 90.8%. It has a touch sampling rate of 180Hz, which feels exceptional given its low price. It offers a peak brightness of 600 nits.
With Realme’s UI, the display looks buttery smooth, and both the media viewing and gaming look impressive as far as the video I have watched on this phone.
Realme uses the MediaTek Helio G96 chipset that supports the 120Hz refresh rate and gives power-efficient performance. In terms of everyday performance, the chipset does a good job handling most tasks, be it the opening time of apps, gaming or streaming videos on OTT platforms.
The MediaTek Helio G96 is an octa-core processor that only supports 4G LTE SIM cards and not 5G, unlike its counterparts Realme 8 5G and Realme 8s 5G. This is one of the trade-offs that you need to make to save money. In my opinion. It shouldn’t be a concern unless you’re keen to use the phone till 5G rolls out in India.
With 6GB and 128GB storage, the phone performs quite consistently across applications. There’s no lag while loading apps or switching between them.
The massive 5,000 mAh was a revelation as it packs hours of screen time. It should take you through the day on a single charge with basic usage. The phone features a Super Power-Saver mode that claims to provide hours of usage even after dropping down to 5% battery.