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Realme 8i (128GB/4GB) vs ZTE Axon M (Z999)

Side by side comparison between Realme 8i vs ZTE Axon M phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare ZTE Axon M XRealme 8i (128GB/4GB)17Points
Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)
6.6"
IPS

1080x2412

50
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
ZTE Axon M (Z999)
5.2"
IPS

1080x1920

20
MP

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3180
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)

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8i (128GB/4GB)17 Advantages Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)vsAxon M (Z999)5 Advantages ZTE Axon M (Z999)
+2.05GHz 64bit Octa-Core40%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.15GHz 64bit Quad-Core
+128GB (104GB available)131%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (45GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+194 grams (6.79 ounces)19%
Lighter
vs230 grams (8.05 ounces)
+8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)44%
Thinner
vs12.2 millimeters (0.48 inches)
+1080x2412 pixels26%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+6.6"27%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+(triple camera) 50MP + 2MP + 2MP170%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 20MP
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+1/2.76" inches1%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.8" inches
+(front) 16MPAdvantage
A front-camera is best for taking selfies
vsNot supported
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat
+(4G+ LTE-A) 400 Mbps33%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh57%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3180 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
400 PPIvs+424 PPI6%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

28 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X / 4GB LPDDR4
Plastic body, glass front
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+21 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)ZTE Axon M (Z999)
Model8i (128GB/4GB)Axon M (Z999)
Other model namesRealme 8i RMX3151 (128GB+4GB RAM)AT&T ZTE Axon M foldable, ZTE Z999, 中兴天机Axon M
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandRealmeZTE
Release date9/14/2021, Announced: 9/9/202111/1/2017
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)12.2 millimeters (0.48 inches)
Size (width x height)75.5 x 164.1 millimeters (2.97 x 6.46 in)71.6 x 150.9 millimeters (2.82 x 5.94 in)
Weight194 grams (6.79 ounces)230 grams (8.05 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)ZTE Axon M (Z999)
System versionAndroid 11Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User InterfaceRealme UI 2.0feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)ZTE Axon M (Z999)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek Helio G96 (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996AB Pro (14nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.05GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15GHz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6GHz Dual-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G57 MC2 (850MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 530 624Mhz
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 350000 (v9)feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)ZTE Axon M (Z999)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 2.1
64GB (45GB available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)ZTE Axon M (Z999)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.6" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~69% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2412 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)400 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display features120Hz, 600nits[peak]feature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)ZTE Axon M (Z999)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload400/150 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Dual-Band 850/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100UMTS 850/1700/1900
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13 (1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat12 (Bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 29, 30, 66)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat13 (1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-ANot supported

📷 Camera

Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)ZTE Axon M (Z999)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
50 megapixels
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
20 megapixels
Main camera resolution8160x6120 pixels5472x3648 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.76" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size0.64µm pixel1µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)ZTE Axon M (Z999)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixelsNot supported
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixelsNot supported
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Not supported
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.1 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)ZTE Axon M (Z999)
LoudspeakerMono sound (not stereo)Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)ZTE Axon M (Z999)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCNot supportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)ZTE Axon M (Z999)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)ZTE Axon M (Z999)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh3180 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered28.5 hours (1.2 days)
Standbyfeature not registered290 hours (12.1 days)

➕ Other features

Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)ZTE Axon M (Z999)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Space Black, Space Purple
- Screen film protector
- Case protector
- Colors: Carbon Black
- 2.5D glass screen
- Additional 5.2" IPS screen (Dual screen)
- Quick Charge 3.0 (47% in 30min)
- Dolby Atmos sound
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Sony IMX350 sensor in both cameras
- Slow motion 720p@240fps

☢️ Radiation rate

Realme 8i (128GB/4GB)ZTE Axon M (Z999)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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