Lava Agni 5G vs Realme 8s 5G: Can the Indian phone stand tall against its Chinese rival?

Indian brand Lava has made a comeback with the launch of its first 5G Phone in India – Lava Agni 5G. The handset unveiled under Rs 20k segment. Considering this range, the Lava Agni 5G will have a direct face-off with Chinese devices like the Oppo A74 5G, Vivo Y72 5G and the Realme 8s 5G. If you are confused about which smartphone to pick, we are here to compare the Lava Agni 5G with the Realme 8s 5G to see which model offers more value for money deal.

Lava Agni 5G vs Realme 8s 5G – Design

Both the smartphones look good. The Lava Agni 5G appears to have a plastic unibody design and it’s a bit bulky (weighs around 204g). It comes in only a single Fiery Blue color variant. While the Realme 8s 5G looks nearly identical to the Realme 8 5G. It has a glittery rear panel and is also light-weight. Additionally, it comes in two color options – Universe Blue, Universe Purple. On both the devices, there’s a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for authentication.

Lava Agni 5G vs Realme 8s 5G Display

Both smartphones – Lava Agni 5G and Realme 8s 5G has IPS LCD displays with a refresh rate of 90Hz. However, Lava Agni 5G’s display is protected by Gorilla glass and has a bigger 6.78-inch display when compared to the Realme 8s 5G, which has a 6.5-inch panel.

Lava Agni 5G vs Realme 8s 5G – Cameras

The Lava Agni 5G comes with a quad rear camera setup that consists of a 64-megapixel primary camera, a 5-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel depth camera and a 2-megapixel macro lens. On the contrary, the Realme 8s 5G has a triple rear camera system that includes a 64-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Both the smartphones are equipped with a 16-megapixel selfie cameras.


Lava Agni 5G and Realme 8s 5G are powered by the MediaTek Dimesity 810 chipset also brings in support for 5G connectivity. It is an octa-core chipset clocked at 2.4GHz and coupled with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. If we talk about the RAM and storage, the Lava Agni 5G has an 8GB RAM model while the Realme 8s 5G has two 6GB and 8GB RAM models. The storage on both these models is limited to 128GB. However, on the Lava Agni 5G, it can be expanded up to 256GB and up to 1TB on the Realme 8S 5G. On the software front, both devices run Android 11 OS.

Lava Agni 5G vs Realme 8s 5G – Battery

For battery, the two smartphones are powered by 5,000mAh battery unit. However, the Lava Agni 5G supports 30W charging while the Realme 8s 5G comes with 33W charging technology.

Lava Agni 5G vs Realme 8s 5G Price

The Lava Agni 5G comes in only a single variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, priced at Rs 19,999. On the other hand, the Realme 8s starts at Rs 17,999 for the base 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, while the high-end 8GB RAM + 128GB model retails for Rs 19,999.

Take Away

People usually look for a big display, powerful chip and camera features while buying a smartphone. Both the smartphones – Lava Agni 5G and Realme 8s 5G – ships with the same processor. The Realme 8s 5G comes in two different RAM variants and two color options, so the users have more choices here. However, you get large display and better camera features on the Lava Agni 5G. So, considering the Indian brand won’t disappoint you.

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