Realme 9 5G SE
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.1
Average of 3 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Realme 9 5G SE
Source: OI Spice Tech News
The Realme mainstream series are known for the overall great experience, and from our first-hand experience, we can say that the Realme 9 5G Speed Edition smartphone does live up to the legacy. Besides this, it’s can be considered one of the best phones under the 20k Indian INR budget. The phone is a great combo of 5G connectivity, impressive processing power, a long-lasting battery, suitable camera result, and a smooth interface layout. Moreover, the single speaker audio output is better than some company’s dual stereo speakers. Overall, if you are looking for a worthy deal, the Realme 9 5G Speed is highly recommended. However, if you are looking for something with similar specs in a bit less budget, the Realme 9 can be considered a great deal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2022
You can see right away that the Realme 9 5G SE is all about speed and performance. The Realme 9 5G SE is a serious contender with the fastest display within its price range. Those of you who enjoy mobile gaming will find the Realme 9 5G SE to be an excellent choice for them. It boasts a display with a high refresh rate, an impressively fast and reliable chipset, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a battery that lasts for a long time. It has a 5G connectivity, which makes it future-proof also. However, the phone puts too much attention on performance and not enough on the role of the cameras. Sadly, the cameras on this phone aren’t up to the mark. Stereo speakers as well as an IP certification are also missing from the phone. Overall, we’d only suggest it to avid gamers or performance buffs who don’t plan on using the camera much. For people who care about the cameras, there are many other options on the market that can be better than this one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2022
Source: OI Spice Tech News
The Realme 9 5G SE smartphone was announced in March 2022 and the phone attained a rough price figure of $280 (Rs 21,499 in India) approx. The phone carries a 6.6 inches IPS LCD display panel with an impressive 144 Hz refresh rate, and panda glass protection. Moreover, the phone comes with 6 GB/8GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage so that you can store all your stuff without worrying about space constraints. Besides, the Realme 9 5G SE runs the Android 11 OS with Realme UI 2.0 user interface and for the chipset, you will get the 6nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset. As for the primary camera board, you will get a triple camera setup offering a 48MP primary with a duo of 2MP macro and 2MP depth lenses. You can record 4K video recordings at 30fps with this rear setup. On the front, the mobile features a 16MP camera so that you can click some amazing selfies and do video chats. As for the color options, the Realme 9 5G SE smartphone comes in Azure Glow and Starry Glow colors.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/26/2022
Source: Tech PP
The Realme 9 SE is officially sold in two RAM and memory configurations; the 6+12GB variant is sold for Rs.19,999, and the 8+128GB is sold for Rs.22,999. The device ticks many boxes for this price and lives up to its SE day with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset. In addition to great performance, you get a smooth 144Hz display, excellent battery life, good build quality, and more. So if you are looking for a device for heavy tasks or gaming, you should buy the Realme 9 SE because it will not disappoint you. However, if you are looking for a device for media consumption, you are better off with the Redmi Note 11 Pro/Pro+ as you get an AMOLED display and dual stereo speaker support.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2022
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: The Times of India
It is clear to see that Realme 9 5G SE emphatically focuses on its speed and performance (it’s in the name, after all). And if it is the pure powerful smartphone experience you seek, then this smartphone is a no-brainer, honestly. However, it does feel that while focusing on the performance, Realme did cut corners with some other features. From a just above-average camera performance to lack of AMOLED display, the overall experience of the smartphone i somewhat reduced. If you are looking for a gaming smartphone or a smartphone which can run some very heavy apps, then this is a really good choice. However, if gaming is not your priority and you are an everyday smartphone user, Realme 9 5G SE is probably a little bit of an overkill and you could easily find other alternatives which focus on either the display or camera as per your requirements.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
The realme 9 5G Speed Edition boots with the older realme UI 2.0 based on the Android 11 operating system. Several realme smartphones offer the realme UI version 2.0, however, a newer version of the operating system already exists, a few realme smartphones have already received the realme UI 3.0 update – realme 9 Pro, and realme 9 Pro+ runs on the latest realme 3.0 UI. On the battery side, the smartphone offers a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 30W Dart fast charging that takes about 25 minutes to charge the battery up to 50%. Overall, the realme 9 5G Speed Edition offers a better CPU and a smooth 144 Hz refresh rate that seems beneficial for gamers. The price for the 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant starts at ₹19,999 and ₹22,999 for its 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2022
The Realme 9 5G SE is a power-packed contender with the smoothest display in its price bracket. Now, the handset’s design doesn’t feel as premium and the lack of stereo speakers stings a bit too. Furthermore, the unit’s low-light camera performance lacks behind competing products as well. On the bright side, the device offers mobile gamers a solid avenue to explore graphically-intensive titles without burning a hole in their wallet. My only concern is that the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ offers better camera hardware, an OLED panel, and faster charging for just Rs 1,000 more. Be that as it may, if you are looking for a performance-focussed phone with a clean UI, the Realme 9 5G SE will not disappoint you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Source: NDTV Gadgets
The ‘speed' in Realme 9 5G Speed Edition comes from the powerful SoC, 5G support, 144Hz refresh rate, and fast charging capability. It looks as though this phone will appeal to gamers and anyone who prioritises performance over all else. However, the camera specifications are disappointing, and this isn't the best-looking phone in its segment. Gamers might also want stereo sound, which is missing here. There are plenty of options that offer different balances of specifications for under Rs. 20,000, and if you're considering the higher-end variant with more RAM, competition is even fiercer. It should be interesting to see whether the performance, battery life, and camera quality are compelling enough to attract buyers, so do stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for a full review, coming up soon.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/10/2022
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; beautiful display; large battery capacity; attractive price.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2022
Qualcomm Adreno 642L: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 40% faster than the Adreno 620.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
SD 778G 5G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 670 cores (four fast ARM Cortex-A78 core at up to 2.4 GHz and four small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz) and an integrated X53 5G modem (up to 3300 Mbps download). The SoC is manufactured in the modern 6 nm process at TSMC.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
72%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.