15000.. Now this might look like a decent price for a 5G smartphone, but with so many choices already available at this price level, should the Realme 9 5G be your first choice Or does it go a bit too far cutting corners, Hello, Everyone? I am Aditya and you are watching Gadgets 360.. This is the Full Review of Realme. 9 5G Lets start with the pricing first.. The Realme 9 5G starts at Rs. 14999 in India for the base variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. For Rs. 17499. You can get the other variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.. The Realme 9 5G has a very familiar design if youve seen other Realme smartphones. Theres, a big display with a camera hole, a side mounted fingerprint scanner and a colour shifting pattern. At the back of this Stargaze White unit.. It did pick up smudges, but these werent easily visible., The Realme 9 5G is also available in Meteor Black.. The Realme 9 5G is made out of plastic and I found the power and the volume buttons to be well positioned.. It measures 8.55mm in thickness and has curved sides that make it comfortable to grip.. Coming to the specifications you get a big 6.5 inch full HD display with a 90Hz maximum refresh rate.. The display is set to Auto by default, so it switches between 60Hz and 90Hz. Depending on what you are doing., You can lock the refresh rate at 90Hz, which results in buttery smooth scrolling.

. You can also tweak the colour settings of the panel, but since it was set to vivid by default, I didnt change anything.. While the display quality was acceptable, the single speaker did not produce a very engaging sound. Competitors such as the Redmi Note 11 offer an AMOLED display and stereo speakers at the same price, which might help improve the video watching and gaming experience.. The Realme 9 5G is powered by the 5G enabled MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC.. I had the 6GB RAM variant of this phone and it offered decent performance for my regular usage.. The side mounted fingerprint scanner as well as the face recognition feature were quick to unlock the smartphone.. Multitasking was easy and I could jump between multiple apps easily.. The phone also scored decently in benchmarks, take a look.. You can play casual games on the Realme 9 5G. Without any issues, but heavier titles such as Call of Duty default to medium settings for both graphics and frame rate., I could play this game without any stutter.. Playing for 15 minutes resulted in a four percent drop in the battery level.. Speaking of battery the Realme 9 5G has a 5000mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging, which is slow compared to some of Realmes older models.. This battery will last about a day and a half with normal usage and in our HD video loop test. It managed 16 hours and 38 minutes which is decent for its size.. The supplied charger only got the phone to 27 percent in 30 minutes and It took over two hours to charge the phone completely.

When it comes to software. The Realme 9 5G runs Realme UI 2.0 on top of Android 11.. The UI was simple and didnt take much time getting used to.. It also has nifty features such as the sidebar that gives you quick access to your favourite apps and actions. Realme. Ui 2.0 does offer personalisation options for the icon style, colour scheme, fonts and icon layout. In the settings app. The Realme Lab section has experimental features for you to try.. One such feature is Sleep Capsule, which stops you from using apps after a specified time to help you sleep without distractions., I wasnt happy with the amount of bloatware on the Realme 9 5G., Some of Realmes apps kept sending spammy notifications throughout the day.. Thankfully, some apps can be uninstalled to reclaim storage space., And now we move to the cameras of the Realme 9 5G. Lets take a look at the setup first.. This phone has a 48 megapixel primary camera that pixel bins photos down to 12 megapixels by default.. The other two are a black and white portrait camera and a macro camera.. You dont get an ultra wide angle, camera on the Realme 9 5G, which I think is a big miss. For selfies. It has a 16 megapixel camera. Daylight camera performance was decent.. I found the AI to be too aggressive with greens, making plants and trees look artificial.. The output from the primary camera was decent if viewed as is but magnifying.

These shots revealed quite a bit of missing. Detail. Close up photos were good and the phone managed crisp shots. As long as I was at a suitable distance. Portrait, shots were sharp and had very good edge detection, along with adequate background blur, which can be adjusted before taking the shot. Macro photos were average and limited to 2 megapixels in resolution. Low light. Camera performance was strictly average., Photos shot without Night mode, appeared, soft and objects at a distance. Had a watercolour like effect. Night mode did produce slightly better detail in darker areas of a scene, but the output had a yellowish tint and looked like a filter had been applied.. The phone didnt stabilise shots either so shakes caused unwanted blur., Selfies, looked good in daylight as well as low light. In low light. The Realme 9 used a screen flash which helped get better results. Portrait selfies were good, but the phone did apply. A beautification filter by default. Video recording tops out at 1080p for the primary camera, as well as the selfie shooter.. The Realme 9 5G does not stabilise footage by default.. It does have an Ultra Steady mode that crops the frame a bit to attempt to stabilise footage, and this helped improve video. Low light. Footage did have slight grain.. Overall, the camera performance of the Realme 9 5G was good in daylight, while low light conditions were challenging for it.. Realme has launched so many smartphones priced below Rs.

20000 of late, that its models and series overlap, making it hard to pick the right one.. The Realme 9 5G does not have any one standout feature in my opinion.. In fact, the Realme 9 5G shares a lot of hardware with the Realme 8S 5G and it looks like the company has downgraded some of this older models specifications to hit a lower price.. If you are considering the 6GB RAM variant of the Realme 9 5G. You should take a look at the Realme 8 5G for just Rs. 500 more.. It offers better value as it has similar specifications, but a higher resolution. 64 megapixel camera and 33W fast charging.. The base variant of the Realme 9 5G priced at Rs. 14999 is better value for money and can be considered if you are a casual user.. If you dont want 5G, I would recommend you take a look at the Redmi Note 11. Instead, as it has an AMOLED display, stereo speakers and 33W charging., That was my review of Realme 9 5G.. What do you think about this? Smart phone? Do, let me know in the comments down below and always for all things.