It’s the new year! Time to start your new year with new gadgets. With the boom of 5G technology-despite no 5G support in India, the market is flooded with 5G smartphones. Since the previous year, brands like Redmi, OnePlus, and Realme have been pushing tons of 5G phones. But surprisingly, Realme’s latest best budget smartphone 2022 Realme 9i is stuck with 4G only. Realme 9i is the first launch of the upcoming Realme 9 series which will include Realme 9 Pro and Realme 9 Pro+.
So, in the mood of switching your old smartphone? Looking for the Realme 9i full review? Finding the best budget smartphone 2022? Here we put Realme 9i in front of you, let’s test whether it fits any of your requirements!
|Model Name||Realme 9i|
|Warranty||1 Year Manufacturer Warranty|
|In the Box||Handset, Adapter, USB Cable, Important Info Booklet with Warranty Card, Quick Guide, SIM Card Tool, Screen Protect Film, Case|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (SM6225) Processor|
|Internal Storage||64GB | 128GB|
|RAM||4GB | 6GB|
|Resolution||2412 x 1080 Pixels|
|Display Type||Full HD+ LCD Display|
|Display Size||16.76 cm (6.6 inches)|
|Display Speed||90 Hz|
|Rear Camera||50MP + 2MP + 2MP|
|Front Camera||16 MP|
|Available Colours||Prism Black, Prism Blue|
Storage and Performance
The Realme 9i comes with a long 6.6-inch full-HD+ display and a 90Hz refresh rate. This display rate is dynamic according to the content you are watching. The Realme 9i is built with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC processor, that really makes its operations faster. Realme has inserted its DRE (Dynamic RAM Expansion) feature in Realme 9i which facilitates up to 5GB of storage to use as RAM which is available only on the 128GB variant.
The latest launched Realme 9i is supported 4G network offering a dual VoLTE. This phone supports Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi, and four GPS standards.
The Realme 9i smartphone runs on Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11.
The newly launched Realme 9i supports the triple camera consisting of a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel black-and-white camera. Realme 9i comes with a 16-megapixel front camera for selfies. You can click pictures using an inbuilt camera app on the smartphone. After opening the App you can find quick toggles to activate AI and HDR enhancement.
As per users’, experience photos taken with the primary camera were pretty good but magnifying power of the lenses is not optimum. Additionally, the camera does not work well in the shadow region. Realme built an optimum camera in order to click pictures in a bright environment. Yet, there is scope for a lot of improvement in the camera quality of Realme 9i.
Not to surprise, Realme 9i provides excellent battery life. You can play heavy battery-draining games like BGMI without any lag. Realme 9i, the smartphone is quite battery efficient. As per user experience, Realme 9i can survive 2 days without charging. Even if you watch HD videos, it can survive for 18-20 hours. Its charging speed is also supreme. You can charge your phone with a superfast 33w charger in less than 1 hour. If you are looking for a phone with the only maximum battery backup, blindly go with Realme 9i.
The latest launched best budget smartphone Realme 9i comes with a Stereo Prism design with two colors blue and black. Its display size is 6.6 inches, which fits best in your hands and makes you feel under control. Its corners are curvy so that it fits in between your fingers and lets you hold it tightly while clicking selfies. The phone frame is made of plastic. They placed volume buttons on the left side of the smartphone while the power button is on the right side.
At the bottom side of Realme 9i, you can find a USB Type-C port, headphone jack, and speaker and on the upper part, you will find a secondary microphone only. Adjacent to the volume buttons you can find sim trays and Realme 9i supports nano-cards.
The price of Realme 9i is around 13k-15k in the Indian market which fits the best for those who are on a pocket-friendly budget. Yet, if you compare the same device with other smartphones in the same range you will get 5G connectivity that lacks in Realme 9i. Additionally, its display speed is also lower than its old version- Realme 8i i.e. 90Hz. Except for the stereo speakers and 33W faster charging, nothing is compelling in this new model of Realme 9i.
The Realme 9i’s camera performance is also mediocre hence making it less appealing. To the surprise of the Realme fans, Realme 8i has better features and camera quality for the same amount of money. If you are looking for the best budget smartphone 2022, you can check out our latest blog best smartphones under 15000.