The Realme 9 that we are now reviewing. The norm, the Realme 9, still has 4G, even though it charges quicker when plugged in and has an OLED screen rather than an LCD. Realme appears to be trying to cover all the bases.
Even among Realme phones, the Realme 9 might get lost in the crowd. That’s before you compare it to other phones in the exact price range, like the Oppo A74 5G and the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G. In this competitive market component, you could say that the Realme 9 doesn’t do quite sufficiently.
This phone’s 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen has a 90Hz refresh rate and 1080 x 2400 resolution. When brightened, the screen is bright, clear, and sharp. Vivid (P3), Natural, and Pro display modes are functional on the phone. A slider lets you modify the screen’s temperature.
We played games, watched videos, glanced at images, and checked social media on the Realme 9. The screen always worked. We believe it’s a tremendous feature.
The screen could be bigger, but that’s a matter of taste. Because OLED works so well, we don’t think anyone will be disappointed with the Realme 9’s screen.
The Realm 9’s design lacks great surprises or unique concepts, but it’s not awful. It has delicate bezels around the screen, a punch-hole gap in the corner, rounded edges and corners, and a rear camera module in the top left corner. A built-in fingerprint sensor enables unlocking the phone.
The Realme 9’s plastic back has a stuck-on camera module. “Stuck on,” tells this. Realme could have been more elegant, but it’s not a tragedy. Even though the Realme 9’s surges are fascinating and catch the light well, nothing about its design would make you stop and look at it in a shop window or not purchase it. There’s black, white, and gold.
The phone weighs 178 g and measures 160.2 by 73.3 by 8 mm, i.e., 6.3 by 2.89 by 0.31 inches. It’s comfortable to hold and not easy to drop. Even though it’s not waterproof or dustproof, the smartphone’s screen has a delicate layer of protection.
Power and volume buttons are on the left and right sides of the phone, respectively. Realme has a headphone jack and a USB-C port for charging and data transfer. The box contains a USB-C to USB-A cable and a power adapter. The adapter has a two-pin European plug, not a three-pin UK plug. A simple plastic case is included.
Realme 9 has 108-megapixel (MP) wide, 8-megapixel (MP) ultrawide, and 2-megapixel (MP) macro cameras. 108-megapixel (MP) main camera lens stands out. It has the same number of megapixels as flagship models, but megapixels don’t specify photo or video quality. The phone’s 16-megapixel (MP) selfie camera is unremarkable. 1080p and 30 fps are the highest video resolutions.
The back camera shots are great. When colors are well-balanced and not oversaturated, images look brilliant and clear. HDR processing maintains pictures’ light and dark portions as observable.
The Realme 9’s back camera can take functional low-light pictures, but it’s not as good as flagship phones. The camera’s pro mode controls ISO, white balance, and other settings. It has a night mode that enriches dark images and reduces noise.
The camera is good for the price. There are many modes and settings to try for good pictures. A more costly phone will have a better nighttime camera and visual zoom.
The Realme 9 has 8 gigabytes (GB) of RAM, 128 gigabytes (GB) of storage, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor. Hardware-wise, it’s not the worst Android phone, but it’s slow compared to the top models. Geekbench 5 provides the Realme 9 single-core, multi-core, and OpenCL scores of 381, 1566, and 431, respectively.
The Realme 9 can run the most demanding games, even if loading times might be especially slower than they are on something like the Samsung Galaxy S22. Everything works nicely, and there’s no lag or delay, unlike in Realme 9. If you open multiple browser tabs or use them for a while, performance may be lower.
The standard Realme 9 phone doesn’t have 5G. Since 4G speeds are quick enough, this may not be a deal-breaker, but it’s odd that phones are being released without 5G. We want it contained since next-generation networks are being built worldwide.
If you don’t utilize the Realme 9 often, its 5,000 mAh battery can last two days. One of the phone’s best features You can usually go all day without charging your phone. A less powerful processor and no 5G mean a longer-lasting battery.
Our ordinary hour-long video streaming test dropped the battery by only 5%, so the phone can play videos for 20 hours. That was with the volume and screen brightness turned up. You’d have additional time if you utilized headphones and dulled the screen.
As predicted, the Realme 9 can’t be wirelessly charged. Wire USB-C charging doesn’t take long. 33-watt charging should completely charge the phone in 75 minutes.