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Best Realme Phone For 2021

Best Realme Phone For 2021 - Your Choice Way

Realme has become one of the big players in the budget phone space - these are the best Realme phones we've tested yet, including the Realme GT.

Realme was only created in 2018, but this Chinese upstart has shaken up the mobile industry with a range of unique and often high-specced phones at competitive prices.

That's part in thanks to Realme's connection to Oppo - Realme founder Sky Li was previously an Oppo vice president, and the two companies still share some R&D, engineering, and distribution infrastructure, most obvious in the way that Realme UI is remarkably close to Oppo's ColorOS - no bad thing.

That's probably what's allowed the brand to build and release as many phones as it has in such a short time and helped it find a foothold in fiercely competitive markets such as India.

Like Oppo itself, Realme has more recently pushed into Europe and has expanded its product portfolio beyond just phones, to include offerings like true wireless headphones and smartwatches as well.

Realme phones all offer a compelling price/performance balance, usually focussing on folding one or more premium features into a device at a price point you wouldn't expect, whether that's budget phones that surpass expectations, or flagship killers that rival Samsung's greatest.

1. Realme GT

1. Realme GT
  • Pros: Flagship specs | Striking design | 5G support
  • Cons: No waterproofing | No wireless charging
  • $599 (8/128GB) | $699 (12/256GB)
The Realme GT is the company's current flagship, but outside of Realme's lineup you're just as likely to hear it dubbed a 'flagship killer'. 

That's because it offers the best of flagship specs at around half the price of some of its rivals - mostly by skipping out on luxury features like wireless charging and waterproofing, and by offering a strong main camera but little photographic versatility.

If you can live without those niceties, you won't find a Snapdragon 888, 120Hz AMOLED display, and 65W charging anywhere for less than this.

Read our full Realme GT 5G review

2. Realme 8

2. Realme 8
  • Pros: Thin and light | Great value | Surprisingly strong camera
  • Cons: No 5G | 60Hz refresh rate | Giant slogan on the back
  • Not available in the US
The Realme 8 sits at the heart of the company's current core lineup, and this budget offering is something of a crowdpleaser.

With solid, all-rounder specs this is a jack-of-all-trades - a phone that doesn't excel at anything specific, but does most things pretty well - especially given the price. 

That makes it a great choice for anyone with a limited budget who just wants a phone that works, and works well.

Read our full Realme 8 review

3. Realme X50 5G

3. Realme X50 5G
  • Pros: 120Hz display | Superb battery | 5G support
  • Cons: Mid-range chipset | Slightly old now
  • Unavailable in the US

The Realme X50 5G shakes up the mid-range market by offering strong specs at a price that undercuts even its best value rivals.

A 120Hz display, the excellent Snapdragon 765G chip, 5G, superb battery life and a surprisingly-capable main camera collectively render the X50 a far better phone than anything you'd expect at this price.

It gives devices like the OnePlus Nord and even the Pixel 5 a run for their money in certain areas.

Read our full Realme X50 5G review

4. Realme 8 Pro

4. Realme 8 Pro
  • Pros: 108Mp camera | 50W charging | Thin & light
  • Cons: No 5G | Giant logo on back
  • Unavailable in the US
The Realme 8 Pro is an effort to raise the profile of the company's camera credentials, led by a 108Mp main camera.

Elsewhere you get a thin, lightweight build (albeit with a giant 'Dare to Leap' logo down the back...); a 60Hz AMOLED display; and 50W wired charging.

In practice, it achieves its intended purpose and happens to be a well-balanced affordable mid-ranger in the process, with a killer feature that sets itself apart from the rest of Realme's lineup.

Read our full Realme 8 Pro review

5. Realme 7

5. Realme 7
  • Pros: 90Hz display | Attractive design | Great value
  • Cons: Average cameras | Replaced by the Realme 8
  • From £179.99 (around $230)
The Realme 7 isn't quite the best budget phone around right now, but it's still pretty darn close. It looks great, runs fast, and packs a 90Hz display for an astoundingly low price.

We recommend you spend a little extra for more RAM than the base 4GB, but otherwise the 7 offers up strong performance, packed into an attractive design at an affordable price.

The cameras could be better too, but beyond that, there’s not much to complain about here.

The Realme 8 has launched since, and is generally the better buy, but if you can find it cheap the 7 remains a great option.

Read our full Realme 7 review

6. Realme X50 Pro

6. Realme X50 Pro
  • Pros: Quad camera | Strong specs | 5G
  • Cons: No water-resistance | No wireless charging | Realme GT now better
  • N/A
Realme's first 5G flagship (and second-ever flagship phone) is an impressively affordable device that doesn't skimp on high-end specs and features.

The Realme X50 Pro forgoes aspects like IP water resistance and a thin body but in return sports the powerful Snapdragon 865 chipset, 5G, up to 12GB of RAM, fast UFS 3.0 storage and blisteringly-fast 65W 'SuperDart' fast charging, which delivers 60% charge in just 15 minutes and a full charge in only 35.

Best of all, the X50 Pro costs nearly half that of most top-tier Android flagships on the market.

It's since been supplanted by the Realme GT, but this may still be the better buy if you can find it at a discount - or if you want the X50 Pro's telephoto lens, not found on the GT - though if that's a priority you may prefer the X3 SuperZoom, below.

Read our full Realme X50 Pro review

7. Realme 7 5G

7. Realme 7 5G
  • Pros: 120Hz display | 5G support
  • Cons: LCD, not OLED | Replaced by Realme 8 5G
  • Unavailable in the US
Don't mistake the Realme 7 5G as a repeat of the standard model with a 5G modem tacked on. While it shares a near-identical camera setup, practically everything else - from the processor to the display - has been overhauled.

A 120Hz LCD, a huge 5000mAh battery with 30W 'Dash Charge' fast charging and the first phone to boast MediaTek's Dimensity 800U chipset make this an impressively powerful and affordable mid-ranger, and one of the cheapest 5G phones around from any manufacturer.

Read our full Realme 7 5G review

8. Realme 7 Pro

8. Realme 7 Pro
  • Pros: 65W charging | AMOLED display
  • Cons: Only 60Hz | (Mostly) inferior to Realme 8 Pro
  • £279 (around $360)

Sure, the Realme 7 Pro is a little pricier than its regular sibling, but it’s not as simple as saying it’s an upgrade in all areas.

The 60Hz display and 4500mAh battery are inferior on paper, while the Full HD screen's resolution is exactly the same. However, it’s a stunning OLED panel as opposed to LCD, while the improved power efficiency means battery life is streets ahead.

65W fast charging is a joy to behold (and is in fact faster than the newer 8 Pro's 50W speeds), while the Snapdragon 720G processor delivers significant performance improvements over the standard model too.

Buy this over the 8 Pro if faster charging matters to you more than a high-performance camera.

Read our full Realme 7 Pro review

9. Realme X3 SuperZoom

9. Realme X3 SuperZoom
  • Pros: 5x zoom lens | 120Hz display
  • Cons: Older hardware | Replaced by Realme GT
  • N/A
As the name implies, the Realme X3 SuperZoom gets its name from an impressively versatile camera setup - one that you simply wouldn't expect to find at this price point.

It arguably offers the most capable camera experience of any Realme phone and debuted an enhanced Night mode that's comfortable in the same space as titans like Google's Pixel phones.

It also relies on former flagship-class hardware in its Snapdragon 855+ chip, sports 30W fast charging and totes a super-smooth 120Hz high refresh rate display, to boot.

The Realme GT is a better buy for most these days, but it has nothing to match the 5x optical zoom lens included here.


10. Realme 6

10. Realme 6
  • Pros: Budget | 90Hz display
  • Cons: Chunky | Replaced by Realme 7 & 8
  • Unavailable
While it may have been superseded by the Realme 7 and now 8, the Realme 6 is still one of the best budget phones on the market.

It's slightly chunky size won't be for everyone aside from its successor you'll struggle to find a 90Hz display at this price, not to mention it also comes with decent cameras, speedy performance and solid battery life.

There's very little to dislike, especially when you can now get it for even less than its already-competitive RRP.

Read our full Realme 6 review
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About Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera

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Best Realme Phone For 2021 Best Realme Phone For 2021 Reviewed by Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera on Thursday, October 14, 2021 Rating: 5

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