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Realme 9i 5G

Specifications

Realme 9i 5G
Realme 9i 5G (9 Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 810 8 x 2 - 2.4 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
, or 6GB
Display
6.60 inch 20:9, 2408 x 1080 pixel 400 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
64GB / 128GB
Connections
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.2, GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 164.4 x 75.1 ( = 0.32 x 6.47 x 2.96 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix Triple
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, 27mm
Weight
187 g ( = 6.6 oz / 0.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 72.31% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 40%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Realme 9i 5G

Realme 9i 5G Camera test
Source: DxOMark English
The Realme 9i 5G delivers a fair camera performance when capture conditions are good for stills and videos. The device is suitable for the occasional casual outdoor shot or video, but image options will be limited because the device lacks a good zoom and an ultra-wide module. When shooting in more challenging light conditions such as indoors or low light, the resulting images will have a significantly reduced level of detail.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2022
75% Realme 9i 5G review: A promising affordable 5G smartphone
Source: India Today English
In a nutshell, the Realme 9i 5G is a no-frills, affordable 5G smartphone that should meet most users' requirements in this range. It also gets nine 5G band support, which is pretty good when we look at the immediate competition. Its cameras were surprisingly good, but apart from that, don't expect anything extraordinary. Realme could've used an AMOLED display instead of an IPS screen, which would make the display experience a lot more vivid. I don't have any complaints about the design, as the company is known to go for a flashy look, therefore, to each his own. I'd still suggest users go for the more expensive 6GB RAM variant, since the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage may not be enough in 2022.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 75%
60% Realme 9i 5G review: A well-designed budget 5G phone with some compromises
Source: The Indian Express English
If you are looking for a phone that can perform basic tasks without any hiccups, the Realme 9i 5G is a good choice. With a price tag of Rs 14,999 for the 4GB/64GB internal storage variant and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB/128GB version, there are certainly better options in the price range like Poco X4 Pro, Motorola G71, Realme 9 Pro and the Vivo T1 5G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Realme 9i 5G review: High on style, light on the pocket
Source: Gadgets Now English
At the starting price of Rs 14,999, the Realme 9i 5G gets some things right such as a nice display, dependable performance, long-lasting performance and a decent main camera. Overall, it is a good option to consider if you are looking to buy a 5G smartphone and you are on a tight budget.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
78% Realme 9i 5G Review: Sacrifices Must Be Made
Source: Tech PP English
The Realme 9i 5G is by no means a bad device, but it has tough competition from Motorola, Xiaomi, and especially Realme itself. For the starting price of Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB + 128GB variant, Realme has cut some corners to offer a 5G device at this price. The biggest disappointments of the Realme 9i 5G are the cameras and charging speed. Realme could squeeze in an AMOLED display, perhaps stereo speakers, or faster charging to make the package more compelling, but there’s not much that sets it apart from the other offerings in a similar price range other than 5G. If you just want a device that offers decent performance and battery life while everything else is just average. Then you can go ahead with the Realme 9i 5G. The Dimensity 810 chipset will not disappoint you in terms of performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% workmanship: 70%
68% Realme 9I 5G Review: Same, Same But Different
Source: Think Digit English
The Realme 9i 5G is virtually similar to the Realme 9i 4G but gets 5G and a big performance boost at the cost of features such as stereo speakers, fast charging and a better selfie camera. So, if 5G tops the feature list for you, the Realme 9i 5G makes sense in every way. It’s affordable, looks unique enough to grab attention, has a powerful processor that you can game on and has a good primary camera for your daily needs. Though if features like fast charging, stereo speakers and a better display make your cut, you should definitely look at phones such as the Poco M4 Pro 5G, Samsung Galaxy F23 and Infinix Note 12, to name a few.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2022
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 71% performance: 82% workmanship: 55%
Realme 9i 5G Review – 5G Upgrade With Better Looks
Source: Cashify English
Let me get this straight, the Realme 9i 5G does not bring a lot of improvements or upgrades over the non-5G version. Realme is just putting its bet on the design factor, which is not the preference of everyone. The performance is decent paired with the 90Hz display. The battery backup is good which adds to the overall user experience. However, Realme has cut many corners just to make an affordable 5G phone. I cannot overlook the slow charging speeds, the lack of AMOLED display and underwhelming camera performance. Honestly, I wouldn’t say that the Realme 9i 5G is the best deal under 15K. There are many more options that you can consider in this price range like the POCO M4 Pro 5G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2022
70% Realme 9i 5G review: a capable, future-ready mid-ranger
Source: 91mobiles English
For the asking price of Rs 14,999, the Realme 9i 5G is not the most feature-rich smartphone out there. Some of the similarly priced phones such as the Samsung Galaxy F23 5G are available with a 120Hz refresh rate screen and 25W fast charging solution, while the Infinix Note 12 5G sports an AMOLED panel and 33W fast charging tech. That said, the Realme 9i 5G looks the part of a stylish product and the device offers good performance, impressive battery life as well as a decent set of cameras. All said and done, while not the best in its segment, the Realme 9i 5G warrants a second look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
realme 9i 5G Hands-On and First Impressions
Source: Mobygyaan English
The number of 5G smartphones in the midrange category is rising, the realme 9i 5G is among the latest affordable 5G smartphones with attractive design aesthetics, faster 6nm Dimensity 810 CPU, realme UI 3.0 that offers a bunch of features, smooth 90 Hz screen, and 18W fast charging. Things which we miss on this phone are the stereo speakers, and faster 33W charging both of which are available on its 4G variant (realme 9i). As for our initial impressions, we think, at the price of ₹14,999, the realme 9i 5G is recommended if you are looking for a 5G smartphone in this range with reasonable performance and looks, it has all the boxes checked.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2022

Foreign Reviews

80% Test du Realme 9i 5G : l'essentiel est là
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Realme 9i 5G
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 40% ergonomy: 40%
84% Realme 9i 5G : Test, avis et présentation du smartphone
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2022
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 85% performance: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 95%
80% Test du smartphone realme 9i 5G : un très beau mobile, endurant et performant pour un prix très abordable
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
77% Test Realme 9i 5G : Pour compléter la gamme, une version 5G
Source: Charles Tech French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2022
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 80%
70% Test realme 9i 5G : sans maîtrise, la puissance n'est rien
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Prise en main du realme 9i 5G : la 5G sans se ruiner
Source: L' Eclaireur FNAC French FR→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; headphone jack; microSD card slot; nice cameras; pleasant interface. Negative: Lack of ultra wide-angle; short battery life; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2022
78% Recenzja realme 9i 5G. Miks iPhone’a, płyty CD oraz nijakości, który ciężko zrozumieć
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2022
Rating: Total score: 78% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Trên tay realme 9i 5G: Smartphone giá rẻ, pin trâu, thiết kế bắt mắt
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; long battery life; premium design; support 5G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2022
realme 9i 5G review: un smartphone de buget destul de bun
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: Good price; long battery life; decent performance; nice display. Negative: Average cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2022
Am testat Realme 9i 5G, un telefon ieftin care vine în oferta Orange
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Very good price; decent processor; nice cameras; microSD card slot; headphone jack. Negative: Short battery life; dark display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2022

Comment

ARM Mali-G57 MP2: Integrated mid range graphics card with 2 clusters. Based on the Valhall architecture.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Dimensity 810: The Dimensity 810 is a fast mid-range SoC with an integrated 5G modem. It includes four fast ARM Cortex-A76 cores at up to 2.4 GHz and four power efficient Cortex-A55 cores at up to 2 GHz. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.60":

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.


72.31%: 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.

 

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