Realme 9i Review – Price, Specifications, Features

Realme 9i Review – Realme 9i is Realme’s first launch in India in 2022. This is also the first smartphone of the new 9 series. As its name suggests,

It is the successor to the Realme 8i, which was a good all-rounder and scored well in our review. So is the Realme 9i a good upgrade? I have laid my hands on this smartphone and here are my first impressions.

Realme 9i price and availability

The Realme 9i starts at Rs. 13,999 in India for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The second variant comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and is priced at Rs. 15,999. The sale of the smartphone will start from January 25, 2022 on Flipkart.

Realme 9i Review In English

The Realme 9i boasts of a brand new design. Realme calls it a “stereo prism”. The back panel has this layered look which shines when it hits the light at different angles.

It’s very electric, very retro, and just goes to show how far budget phones have come from being cheap and dull to being fun and unique.

The 9i’s rear camera array will remind you of Realme’s more expensive phones like the Realme GT Neo 2, and even the Realme GT 2 Pro. Underneath, it’s all plastic, obviously, but Realme has done a good job with the fit and finish. The phone comes in Blue and Black colours.

The Realme 9i is a sleek and lightweight budget phone. It weighs about 190 grams and has a thickness of 8.4 mm. The Redmi Note 10S is even lighter and thinner, but you’d have a hard time telling the difference. However, Redmi gives you reasonable IP53 splash resistance, which is a major point in its favor.

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Realme 9i design and features

The Realme 9i features a new ‘Stereo Prism’ design and is available in two colours, Prism Blue and Prism Black. The back panel has a hidden pattern that becomes visible when the light hits it at right angles.

I found the phone to be quite thin at 8.4mm in thickness, and the weight of 190g was manageable. You get a plastic frame on the Realme 9i, which is acceptable considering the price of this smartphone.

The top left corner is dominated by a front-facing 6.6-inch LCD panel with a hole for the 16-megapixel selfie camera. The display has thin bezels on three sides while the chin is thick at the bottom.

It has full-HD+ resolution and a maximum refresh rate of 90Hz which can change dynamically depending on the content on the screen. This appears to be a downgrade, as the Realme 8i (Review) had a higher 120Hz peak refresh rate. The display is also protected by Dragontrail Pro Glass which will help prevent scratches.

Realme 9i Specifications

Display 6.60-inch
F.Camera 16MP
R.Camera 50+2+2MP
Battery 5000mAh
OS Android 11
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 680

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