Realme 9i 5G has been officially launched in Nepal. This mid-ranger is one of the many smartphones launched by the company in the Realme 9 series. Realme already has Realme 9, Realme 9i, Realme 9 Pro 5G and Realme 9 Pro Plus 5G on the market. The new launch is an addition to the wide spectrum of the Realme 9 series.
The new release is the 5G version of the already launched Realme 9i. However, the phone comes with some tweaks in design and performance. The phone comes with a new power-efficient chipset, a smooth-performing display, a decent battery backup and a RAM expansion feature.
Let’s get into the details of Realme 9i 5G and know what more it has to offer.
|Height: 164.4 mm
Width: 75.1 mm
Thickness: 8.10 mm
Weight: 187 grams
|6.60-inch IPS LCD, 90Hz, 400 nits
|1,080*2,408 pixels, 400 PPI density
|Android 12, Realme UI 3.0
|MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G (6nm)
|SD card slot
|Front: 8 MP, f/2.0, HDR
Rear: 50 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4 (Macro)
3.5mm headphone jack
|5,000mAh, li-po, non-removable
18W fast charger
|Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Magnetic induction sensor
|Metallica gold, rocking black, soulful blue
|Rs 29,999 (6/128GB)
Design and display
Visually, all the phones in Realme 9 series have similar designing and differ only on minor things. Realme 9i 5G has a glass front, plastic back and a plastic frame build. Not sure how, but the company has marketed that the laser light design of the phone resembles retro CD vibes. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for biometrics which also is a power button.
Realme 9i 5G has a slim and light body like the rest of the models in the series. The phone measures 8.10mm in thickness and weighs around 187 grams. The buyers have the option to choose from Metallica gold, rocking black and soulful blue colour options.
On the front of Realme 9i 5G is a 6.8-inch IPS LCD display offering a resolution of 1,080*2,408 pixels with 400 PPI density. The display supports up to 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The display can achieve a maximum brightness of 400 nits.
Realme 9i 5G comes with a triple camera setup on the back. The primary 50MP camera is accompanied by a portrait camera and a typical 2MP macro sensor. The primary camera comes with a PDAF feature which can be helpful while taking quick shots. On the front is an 8MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and an HDR feature.
The camera modes on the phone include night mode, panoramic view, pro mode, timelapse, portrait mode, HDR, ultra macro, AI scene recognition, AI beauty, filter, chroma boost, slow motion, street mode, bokeh effect control and text scanner.
Coming to the videography department, both the front and back cameras can record up to 1080p resolution videos.
Performance and storage
Realme 9i 5G runs on Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12. Realme should provide at least two years of Android updates and at least up to three years of security patch updates. The phone is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G (6nm) chipset while the graphical duties are handled by Mali G57- MC2.
The phone is only available in a single variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There is a RAM expansion option on the phone which allows the users to add RAM memory by up to 5GB. The phone utilises the idle ROM memory and converts it into RAM memory allowing for heavy graphical work. The storage can also be expanded by up to 1TB with a micro SD card. The phone has a dedicated slot for the card.
Battery life, connectivity and others
Realme 9i 5G has a 5,000mAh non-removable li-ion battery backup. This is a standard power on smartphones in this price range. The power should be enough to get through a whole day or two under typical usage. The phone gets charged from an 18W fast charger which is a downgrade from the 33W as seen on the Realme 9i.
The phone supports two 5G sim cards. The phone supports dual-band Wifi and GPS. The Bluetooth 5.2 on the phone allows it to wirelessly pair with other compatible devices while the USB Type-C 2.0 cable is used for charging as well as for wired pairing. The phone has a loudspeaker and a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio.
The price of Realme 9i 5G is Rs 29,999.