Realme 9i

Realme 9i
Brand: Realme
Category: Mobiles
  • SoC: Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680
  • RAM: 4GB /6GB
  • Storage: 64GB /128GB
  • Display: IPS LCD
  • Camera: 16 MP/ 50 MP (wide), 2 MP (Ultrawide), 2MP (macro)
  • OS: Android 11

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

7.3 3.7 1
  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Display 7 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10
  • Software 7 / 10
  • Camera 7 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Value For Money 7 / 10

Recently, Realme announced its budget mid-ranger i.e. Realme 9i in India. The device comes with high-end features that give users the best experience with quality and amazing panels. This handset comes with a 6.6 inch FHD+ IPS LCD display having an 84.2% screen-to-body ratio with 5-level refresh rates including 30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz. The display offers 480 nits display brightness with support for HDR10. The phone is available in the market in Prism Blue and Prism Black color options for the price of $170 INR 13999.

Realme 9i Specifications in Detail:

As we already know that Realme added plenty of big changes including new design, better display, software, and so on. It has a display resolution of 1080 x 2412 pixels with a 20:9 aspect ratio while having a pixel density of 401 PPI. The dimension of the phone measures 164.4 x 75.7 x 8.4 mm (6.47 x 2.98 x 0.33 in) and weighs around 190 g (6.70 oz). It supports Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by). Even the handset protects with a Dragontrail Pro glass with a plastic frame on the front and backside as well.

The Realme 9i boots Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11. It is powered by Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm) chipset coupling an Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver) processor. It runs Adreno 610 GPU. The phone is available in two storage options which are 4GB/6GB RAM with 64GB/128 GB internal storage which can be expandable up to 1TB of external memory via microSDXC (dedicated slot).

As far as the camera is concerned, the 9i packs a triple camera module with a 50 MP primary sensor, a 2 MP 120˚ ultrawide lens, and a 2 MP f/2.4 (macro) depth shooter. Furthermore, the primary camera is capable of recording 1080P/30fps, 720P/30fps video and supports 720p/120fps slow motion and 1080P/30fps, 720P/30fps Digital Zoom mode videos too. The device has LED Flash, HDR, Panorama, PDAF, Night Mode, Panoramic view, Expert, Timelapse, Portrait Mode, Slow Motion, Super Text, and Ultra macro features. Another side, the selfie camera is 16 MP wide with f/2.0 aperture and supports 1080p@30fps, 720P/30fps video capability. Moreover, it supports Night Mode, Panoramic view, Timelapse, Portrait Mode, AI Beauty, HDR, Autofocus photography functions.

The Realme 9i device consists of Li-Po 5000 mAh non-removable battery supporting 33W Dart Charge.

Sensors on the phone:

  • Ultra-fast side-display fingerprint sensor,
  • Light sensor,
  • Magnetic induction sensor,
  • Accelerometer sensor,
  • Gyro sensor,
  • Proximity sensor, and
  • Compass sensor.

Connectivity options include:

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth- 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
  • USB- USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Realme 9i - Specs


  • 5G Network
  • 4G Network
  • 3G Network
  • 2G Network


  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
  • Build
  • Dimensions
    164.4 x 75.7 x 8.4 mm (6.47 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight
    190 g (6.70 oz)
  • Colors
    Prism Black, Prism Blue
  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
  • Size
    6.6 inches, 104.8 cm2
  • Resolution
    1080 x 2412 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M Colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    401 ppi
  • Touch Screen
    Yes, up to 10 fingers
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Glass front (Dragontrail Pro), plastic frame, plastic back
  • Features
    - 84.2% screen-to-body ratio
    - 5-level fresh rates including 30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz
    - 480 nits (typ) display brightness
    - HDR10


  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 11
  • Skin UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    Realme UI 2.0


  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm)
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver)
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 610
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    4GB /6GB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    64GB /128GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    Yes, up to 1 TB
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Ultra-fast side-display fingerprint sensor,
    Light sensor,
    Magnetic induction sensor,
    Accelerometer sensor,
    Gyro sensor,
    Proximity sensor, and
    Compass sensor.


  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    50 MP
  • Ultrawide
    2 MP
  • Depth
    2 MP
  • Video
    1080P/30fps, 720P/30fps videos, 720p/120fps slow motion and 1080P/30fps, 720P/30fps Digital Zoom mode
  • Camera Features
    LED Flash, HDR, Panorama, PDAF, Night Mode, Panoramic view, Expert, Timelapse, Portrait Mode, Slow Motion, Super Text, and Ultra macro
  • Selfie Camera
    16 MP


  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    5000 mAh
  • Fast Charging
    33W fast charging
  • Standby Standby Time is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery.
    33W Dart Charge, 100% in 70 min (advertised)


  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • USB
    USB Type-C 2.0
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Headphone Jack