I look at Chinese brands, and I see that they hit 5G so hard that they forgot about everything else. This also applies to Realme. Apparently, 5G technologies are so expensive that manufacturers are saving on everything to keep the price down. And the shortage of semiconductors leads to the fact that smartphones with cooler “on paper” characteristics appear on the scene at the end of 2021, which objectively do not surpass the level of most classmate models of 2020. This can be clearly seen if we compare Realme 8 5G and Realme 8. Perhaps someday in Russia the race for 5G in smartphones will make sense, but at the moment this parameter can simply be ignored.
And without taking it into account, it turns out that Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G (aka Redmi Note 11 CN) is just a product of this rise in price. Not terrible, but with 128 GB it costs 20 thousand rubles officially in the Russian Federation – at this price even Poco X3 Pro 128 GB 6/128 with a camera of about the same level and the most powerful Snapdragon 860 are sold at this price. a fan of the concept of “90 Hz on an IPS-display”, Realme 8 will be preferable in terms of display quality and autonomy, not to the detriment of everything else (speed and quality of cameras). And if you remember that in the “gray” retail you can find Redmi Note 10 Pro for 22 thousand …
In general, the smartphone came out in the new realities of the rise in price of electronics with the main excuse “well, right now, the rest of the new smartphones will also rise in price, and then you will understand that Poco M4 Pro 5G is worth its money.” In the meantime, if I were you, I would buy Redmi 10, if you need it economically, and Poco X3 Pro, Poco X3 NFC, Realme 8 or Redmi Note 10 Pro, if you want to buy a good smartphone with 128 GB for 20-22 thousand rubles.