Display: IPS LCD, 90Hz, 480 nits (typ)
Camera: Triple, 50 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.76", 0.64µm, PDAF 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Storage: 64GB, 128GB
RAM: 4GB, 6GB
CPU: Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver)
OS: Android 11, Realme UI 2.0
Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
The Realme 9i is a budget-friendly smartphone that aims to offer a solid set of features and performance at an affordable price point. In this review, we will explore its price, availability, camera, design, software, performance, battery life, and charging capabilities.
Realme 9i Price and Accessibility Review
The Realme 9i is positioned as a budget smartphone, making it an attractive option for price-conscious consumers. It offers good value for its affordable price, considering the features it brings to the table. The availability of the Realme 9i may vary depending on the region, so it is advisable to check local retailers or online stores for its availability and pricing.
Realme 9i Camera Review
The Realme 9i comes equipped with a capable camera system considering its price range. It features a versatile camera setup on the rear, typically consisting of a primary lens, an ultra-wide lens, and additional sensors like a depth sensor or macro lens, depending on the variant. The camera performance is decent in well-lit conditions, producing reasonably detailed photos with accurate colors. However, in low-light situations, the camera performance may be limited, resulting in some loss of detail and increased noise. Overall, the camera system on the Realme 9i is suitable for casual photography and social media sharing.
Realme 9i Design Review
The design of the Realme 9i is sleek and modern, offering a premium feel despite its budget-friendly positioning. It features a stylish back panel with a gradient finish, giving it an eye-catching look. The device’s display sports slim bezels, providing an immersive viewing experience. The overall design is ergonomic and comfortable to hold, making it easy to handle and operate with one hand. Realme has made efforts to create an aesthetically pleasing smartphone that competes with higher-priced models.
Realme 9i Software Review
Realme 9i runs on Realme UI, the company’s custom user interface based on Android. The interface is intuitive and user-friendly, providing a smooth user experience. Realme UI offers various customization options, allowing users to personalize their device according to their preferences. It also comes with additional features and optimizations to enhance the user experience. Regular software updates are important to ensure bug fixes, security patches, and the addition of new features, so it’s recommended to keep the device up to date.
Realme 9i Performance Review
Under the hood, the Realme 9i is powered by a capable processor suitable for everyday tasks and light to moderate usage. It provides smooth performance for activities like web browsing, social media, and multimedia consumption. However, when it comes to running more demanding applications or multitasking extensively, the device may experience occasional lags or slowdowns. For basic usage and light multitasking, the Realme 9i delivers satisfactory performance within its price range.
Realme 9i Battery Life and Charging Review
The Realme 9i packs a decent-sized battery that should comfortably last through a full day of moderate usage. The battery life may vary depending on individual usage patterns and settings. The device supports standard charging, which may not be as fast as some higher-end models but still allows for reliable charging over time. It’s worth noting that fast charging capabilities are not available on the Realme 9i.
The Realme 9i offers a budget-friendly smartphone option with a good set of features for its price range. While it may not compete with higher-end devices, it provides satisfactory camera performance, a sleek design, user-friendly software, decent overall performance, and reliable battery life. If you’re a budget-conscious consumer looking for a smartphone that covers the essentials without breaking the bank, the Realme 9i is worth considering.
|Announced||2022, January 10|
|Released||2022, January 10|
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
1, 3, 5, 8, 38, 40, 41
|Dimensions||164.4 x 75.7 x 8.4 mm (6.47 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||190 g (6.70 oz)|
|Build Type||Glass front (Dragontrail Pro), plastic frame, plastic back|
|SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||IPS LCD, 90Hz, 480 nits (typ)|
|Size||6.6 inches, 104.8 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2412 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~400 ppi density)|
|Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.||Dragontrail Pro Glass|
|RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||4GB, 6GB|
|Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.||64GB, 128GB|
|Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Call Record Memory||Yes|
50 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.76", 0.64µm, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
LED flash, HDR, panorama
16 MP, f/2.1, 26mm (wide), 1/3.0", 1.0µm
|Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm)|
|CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver)|
|GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||Adreno 610|
|Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 11, Realme UI 2.0|
|Java Support <strong>Java</strong> for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.|
|Facebook <strong>Facebook</strong> is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.|
|Youtube <strong>Youtube</strong> is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.|
|Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.|
|Wi-fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band|
|GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, OTG|
|NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Audio Jack Type||3.5mm, 24-bit/192kHz audio|
|SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.||Yes|
|MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.|
|Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.||Yes|
|IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.||Yes|
|Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)|
|Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||5000 mAh|
|Fast Charging||Yes, 33W wired, 100% in 70 min (advertised)|
|Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
- Realme 9i
- Micro USB cable
- SIM ejector tool
- Screen protector
- Silicon back case
- User manual and warranty information.