Realme 9i Smartphone Review
A successor has already appeared on the market, namely the realme 9i. This is undoubtedly an improved smartphone in some respects, although you can find problems as well as some shortcomings of the updated model that have not been corrected. Nevertheless, the 9i is quite an interesting smartphone, although it has strong competitors. I hope my review will help you make a better choice. At first glance, you can see that realme has significantly improved the appearance of its new cheap smartphone compared to its predecessor. The rear panel of the realme 9i, although made of shiny plastic polycarbonate, looks much better than before it. Doesnt, look so cheap anymore and vertical stripes in the form of one of the layers, may even appeal its a pity that i tried out a fairly common version of black, which looks worse than blue. Although this is a matter of taste, however, the case collects fingerprints so to keep the nine eye clean, i recommend using a special silicone case. It will also protect the back panel from scratches, although i didnt notice any during the testing period, the frame is made of plastic and the screen covering about 90 of the front panel surface is protected by dragontrail pro glass ahead. You can see progress compared to its predecessor. The manufacturer has reduced all the frames, including the chin. The device is longer wider and thicker than its predecessor, 164.4 x, 75.7 times 8.4 millimeters versus 164.1 times 75.5 times 8.5 millimeters, with a weight of 190 grams.
There are no problems with using it. In addition, the plastic frame is rounded, and the back is slightly curved for a better grip on the right side. Of the side frame is the power button, which is also a physical fingerprint scanner. I didnt have any problems with touch recognition. The scanner here is fast and a slight vibration informs you about the correct reading dash dot. On the left side, there are volume, keys and a traditional tray with three slots, two for nano sim cards and one for microsd. The bottom is standard, ausb, usb type c, port, a multimedia speaker, a microphone and headphone jack. On the other hand, there is an additional microphone at the top that is responsible for noise reduction. The speaker for calls is placed above the display. It is also the second multimedia one. This is a big advantage, as the previous generation offered mono audio its nice, that realme decided to upgrade the cutout reserved for cameras and, although it still looks worse than some of its competitors, its actually quite good. Given the analog of its predecessor, the realme 9i uses a 6.6 inch ips display with a resolution of 2412 x 1080 pixels. The parameters have an aspect ratio of 20 to 9 and a pixel density per inch of 400 pixels per inch. Despite the fact that we have almost the same panel as the realme 8i, you can see a certain regression, as the refresh rate has decreased from 120 hertz to 90 hertz by default.
The realme smartphone offers a screen refresh rate of 60 hertz. You should go to a higher level, 90 hertz or choose automatic mode which adjusts to the content. I always choose the maximum value, although i know that this has a negative impact on power consumption. The camera design for selfies is located in the upper left corner of the screen in a special hole, and the entire panel is protected by factory film. The webcam is not very large, so it does not interfere with everyday use. Maximum brightness is not a concern, so the screen is easy to read in sunlight. The built in sensor works correctly and correctly adjusts the lighting to the ambient conditions. Minimal illumination does not cause any complaints. In addition, you can use the dark mode as well as eye protection dash dot. Despite the fact that we have almost the same panel as the realme 8i, you can see a certain regression, as the refresh rate has decreased from 120 hertz to 90 hertz by default. The real me smartphone offers a screen refresh rate of 60 hertz. You should go to a higher level, 90 hertz or choose automatic mode which adjusts to the content. I always choose the maximum value, although i know that this has a negative impact on power consumption. The camera design for selfies is located in the upper left corner of the screen in a special hole, and the entire panel is protected by factory film.
The webcam is not very large, so it does not interfere with everyday use. Maximum brightness is not a concern, so the screen is easy to read in sunlight. The built in sensor works correctly and correctly adjusts the lighting to the ambient conditions. Minimal illumination does not cause any complaints. In addition, you can use the dark mode as well as eye protection. Technically, the 9i display is good. The generated colors are pleasing to the eye and the readability is very high. In addition, the screen is set to a neutral color by default, although you can warm it up a little or choose cooler shades. There are no dedicated display modes, as is the case with more expensive. Real me, smartphones, the realme 9i smartphone is equipped with a set of three cameras: the main 50mp, with an aperture of f, 1.8 26.79 millimeters, one half 76 inches pixel size, 0.64, microns pdaf and two additional 2mp with f 2.4. The macro lens here is an omnivision ov02b10, and the depth sensor is a galaxy core gc02m1. In this regard, realme has not changed anything compared to the previous model and the lens with a wide field of view, is missing here. A 16 megapixel camera with a pixel size of 1.0 microns and an aperture of f 2.1 is responsible for selfies. The main camera works quite well in daylight and transmits most colors correctly, but it offers a medium dynamic range and enlarged photos show a lack of detail in the shadows.
There were several scenes where the lens also had difficulties with color reproduction. The dedicated 50 megapixel mode improves the image detail a bit, but it doesnt make much difference to the final image quality. The main camera also performed well indoors and in low light conditions, although there were problems in certain situations, for example, in very low light conditions. Images with 9i appear slightly grainy, with little loss of detail when shooting in bright light conditions. The phone automatically turned on hdr and manage the exposure quite well photos taken with 2x digital zoom are sharp and have good detail portrait photos with sharp edges. The phone allows you to choose the level of background blur before shooting macro images taken with the realme 9. I have decent detail but generally low resolution night mode works well and properly highlights the scene without significantly reducing detail or sharpness. Unfortunately, it doesnt always make photos brighter and offers the same features as the main camera 9i from realme can shoot video in the maximum resolution of 1080p at up to 30 frames per second. Nevertheless, the quality of the videos is satisfactory and electronic image stabilization does its job. At first glance, the realme user interface may seem close to pure android, given the way the home screen and app bar are arranged. But this is a misconception since realme ui 2.0, based on android 11, offers quite a lot of extra software. Most of it can be removed, but the shell also offers several useful solutions, including a side menu with shortcuts to functions, applications and screen.
Recording another handy addition to the realme 9i is the ability to launch apps in a floating window. There is, of course, a one handed or simplified mode once set up. The phone runs smoothly, even with heavy apps. In the background, except for a few frame drawdowns here and there, in addition to all the duplicate apps, the realme user interface provides many utility features, such as the app search gesture and the ability to simultaneously stream audio to both wired and wireless headphones. I do not hide the fact that i would like to see android 12 on this model out of the box, but realme does not plan this yet after launch, you need to download an update of more than 3 gigabytes, which includes security fixes from january 2022 and Android 11.1 realme often advertises its ram expansion tool so its also available in the model under test support for dray, dynamic, ram expansion, a function that allows you to use part of the internal memory to expand the operational one. In the case of the 9i, this increases the ram from 8 gigabytes to 11 gigabytes. The realme 9is performance was even better than i expected. The phone is great for everyday viewing of social networks as well as games. The device coped with asphalt 9 without any problems. Of course, you shouldnt expect flagship level visuals, but theyre pretty good. Note that the qualcomm snapdragon 680 processor is not an upgrade to the snapdragon 678 as it uses older arm cortex, a73 and arm cortex a53 cores compared to arm cortex a76 and arm cortex a56, along with adreno 610 graphics.
Even the mediatek helio g96 chip in the 8i uses the newer cortex a76 cores. Qualcomms snapdragon 680, however, has a significant advantage over the latter in the lithographic process in which it was manufactured 6 nanometers versus 12 nanometers, its definitely more energy efficient. I would like to add that 128 gigabytes of internal ufs 2.2 memory in this model is reserved for data and applications, while the realme 8. I only offers a single speaker at the bottom. The new realme 9i has stereo speakers dash dot while the realme 8. I only offers a single speaker at the bottom. The new realme 9i has stereo speakers. They provide a pleasant, sound and volume whats more important is that both speakers sound at the same level. So we get real stereo. The snapdragon 680 is a soc with a built in 4g modem, but number 5g support. Fortunately, the smartphone offers 4g on both sim cards at the same time and also supports 4g aggregation. So you can see lte when connected other connectivity options: dual band wi fi 802.11. A b per gram, n ac 2.4 gigahertz 5 gigahertz, bluetooth, 5.0, gps glonass. This adds nfc and usb otg support, which allows you to connect peripherals. The tested, realme smartphone is equipped with a 5000 milliamp hours battery, which is the standard among the available segment in combination with the components used, including the energy saving soc system. The battery provides very good battery life with a single charge cycle up to 2.
5 days. For moderate use and 1.5 days for intensive use dash dot, the maximum screen time was about 7 hours, which is also good. A 33w battery charger is included capable of charging the battery from 0 to 100 in about 1 hour and 20 minutes after testing the realme 9i. I have rather mixed feelings. On the one hand, this is an improved model when compared on the other it suffered from regression, and stagnation is also noticeable. Stereo speakers that provide very good sound quality are definitely an important addition. Single charge, operation time with fast energy replenishment is another advantage of the 9i, but the workmanship is the same as in the rearram 8i. Although the design is fresher in the model, i also evaluated the work culture which did not cause me any concerns. Although unnecessary apps are sometimes bothered in the software, fortunately they can be removed or disabled, but i totally dont understand why realme decided to lower the screen. Refresh rate to 90 hertz, i also wish there was still an ultra wide angle lens and the main camera offers almost the same level of shooting as its predecessor. If you are an 8i owner, you should not upgrade to the 9i model. On the other hand, if you are looking for something new and inexpensive at the same time, this smartphone can be a good choice.