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Realme 8 Pro is a new cheap phone that beats Redmi, Moto at their own game

Realme 8 Pro
Realme 8 Pro (Image credit: Future)

There are loads of great phones available at low price tags, and another contender has just joined the ring. The Realme 8 Pro is a new low-cost phone to rival the Redmi Note series and some of the higher-end Moto G devices.

Unveiled at a launch event on March 24 alongside a non-Pro version, the Realme 8 Pro has a few top specs that make it a tempting buy compared to its rivals - we'll run you through the key selling points below.

The handset costs £279 in the UK, which converts to roughly $390, AU$500 – that's a low cost for a phone with these top specs. It's no wonder, then, that we gave it four and a half stars out of five in our review.

Realme 8 Pro: three big selling points

The Realme 8 Pro has a 108MP main camera, and it's one of the cheapest phones to have such a high-res main sensor. We found it took good-looking photos, but since they were so high-res, we could take them into an editing app and tweak them to make them look even better.

The handset also has 50W wired charging, which is incredibly fast for a low-cost phone. With this, it takes barely any time to get the phone powered up to full.

Our favorite aspect of the Realme 8 Pro, though, was something it does a lot better than its rivals: its design. While many low-cost phones are massive, clad in cheap plastic, and pretty heavy, the Realme phone is lightweight, thin, and has a suave-feeling textured rear. 

If you want to find out more about the phone, including how it stacks up against its rivals, you can check out our full Realme 8 Pro review here.

Tom Bedford

Staff Writer, Phones

Tom's role in the TechRadar team is as a staff writer specializing in phones and tablets, but he also takes on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness trackers and more.