Realme 9 Pro+ Lunch Date, Full specification & Features
Realme launched the next mobile phone series, Realme 9 Pro+, After launching Realme 9i last month.
In the new series of Realme 9 Pro +, Realme offers some new interesting features to their customers, such as the new MediaTek Dimensity 920 processor with 5G chipset, sony IMX 766 sensor, 90Hz AMOLED display, and some others. On top of that, Realme 9 Pro+ also features the trendy color-changing back panel abilities that we first saw in other devices.
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The Realme 9 Pro+ stands in the middle of the Realme lineup, between the Pro and GT series devices, but is it a worthy addition to the Realme squad? Has Realme gone above and beyond to earn the Pro+ name?
Furthermore, the 90Hz display and rapid touch sampling rate ensure a fluid experience throughout the UI, whether you're scrolling the web or switching between apps. Although 90Hz is sufficient for the majority of individuals. A 120 Hz display would have been the frosting on the cake, making the experience even more enjoyable.
This Realme device, like other Realme devices, can intelligently transition between 90Hz and 60Hz depending on the work at hand, but we quickly adjusted the settings to force 90Hz because the intelligent switching was choppy. While the display quality is adequate for the price, the chin is excessively large for a gadget released in 2022.
Because of the AMOLED display, there's a fingerprint reader behind the screen that works well and unlocks the device rapidly. Furthermore, the fingerprint scanner doubles as a heart rate monitor, which is unquestionably cool and can come in handy at times. The heart rate scanning capability may be found under the Realme Lab settings. However, please take the value with a grain of salt, as it is not intended to be a replacement for medical equipment.
The Realme 9 Pro+ is powered by the latest MediaTek Dimensity 920 chipset, a welcome increase over last year's Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G. The Dimensity 920 is equipped with two Cortex-A78 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores built in the 6nm technology.
Let us set aside the technical specifications of the chip and focus on the Realme 9 Pro+'s performance in everyday usage, and we are pleased to report that the gadget provides excellent performance for the price. Because of the processor and 90Hz refresh rate, everything from browsing the UI to switching between programs felt fast and seamless.
You can get a bit more performance out of the smartphone by switching to High-Performance mode, but we left it on Smart Performance mode because it provides a decent combination of performance and battery life.
In addition to high overall performance, gaming performance was outstanding. We played a few games on the Realme 9 Pro+, including BGMI, COD Mobile, and Subway Surfers, and had a great time.
BGMI is set to HDR and Ultra, and it constantly offers 40 FPS, however, we switched to Smooth+Extreme for a smooth 60 FPS experience.
While several recently introduced flagship killers, such as the Oneplus 9RT and the Xiaomi, run on Android 11, the Realme 9 Pro+ comes pre-installed with Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12. Realme deserves a lot of credit for this. Also, the software experience has been fairly refined thus far, with no significant problems or malfunctions, which is always a plus.
The popular Virtual RAM function is still available, and users can expand RAM up to 5GB by using the RAM expansion tool built within the settings app.
Build Quality and Design
Realme tried color-changing back panels for the first time and they did a great job. First, we have the blue color variant of the device, which quickly changes color to a glossy pink hue that Realme claims are inspired by sunlight when held outside in direct sunlight.
The Realme 9 Pro+ looks good for the price and will turn heads every time you pull it out of your pocket. However, some might find that the glossy back panel is too shiny & flashy for your taste, but you can also choose some suitable color like black.
In terms of button placement, the power button is on the right side, while the volume rocker and SIM card holder are on the left. The bottom grille contains a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a Type-C charging port, and a speaker grille, while the top is mostly empty.
Aside from the color-changing bells and whistles, the device is reasonably well-made for the price and feels solid in your hands. The back is made entirely of glass, giving it a premium feel in the hand. Is the frame made of plastic a disadvantage? Certainly not, given the device's price.
Realme claims that the 9 Pro+ is the slimmest smartphone in the series, with a thickness of 7.99 mm, and you'll notice this when you first hold the phone in your hand. It's also fairly light, weighing only 182 grams for a device of its size with a 4500 mAH battery.
Charging and Battery Life
The Realme 9 Pro+'s 4500 mAh battery matched our expectations, providing screen runtimes of 7 to 8 hours under moderate to vigorous use. During intense gameplay, you may expect an operational time of over 6 hours.
Charging timings were outstanding, with the device charging from 5-100 percent in about 40 minutes. Surprisingly, the 9 Pro+'s charging speed is limited to 60 W, despite the inclusion of a 65 W adaptor. Nonetheless, the charging speed was excellent.
The Realme 9 Pro+ includes a triple rear-view camera in the following configuration:
- The primary lens is a 50MP Sony IMX766 with an F/1.8 aperture.
- 8MP Ultra-Wide Angle Lens F/2.2 aperture
- 2MP macro lens with F/2.4 aperture
Realme has done an excellent job with the camera quality this time around, especially given the pricing. The primary camera captures beautiful, sharp outdoor images with lots of detail and dynamic range. Color reproduction was likewise generally satisfactory and constant. We say "mainly" because the colors can look a little off at times.
The camera performs admirably inside and in low light. The photos are a little grainy at times, but they turned out very well overall.
The wide-angle lens also came up to expectations, offering a wide field of view without sacrificing image detail. The macro camera, on the other hand, was decent at best and not particularly useful.
The front-facing 16 MP camera is hidden in a recess in the display and captures decent selfies with ample details and clarity. However, the images are occasionally overexposed.
Moving on to video quality, the gadget supports a maximum resolution of up to 4K 30FPS, although the film is not particularly stable, despite having good color reproduction. As a result, for the finest video recording experience, I recommend going to 1080P 60FPS. It's also a little unexpected that OIS only works for photographs and not videos.
Realme has done an excellent job with the cameras of the Realme 9 Pro+.
Speakers and Connectivity
The Realme 9 Pro+ has two stereo speakers that are quite powerful and provide good separation as well as decent bass. More importantly, Realme has kept the 3.5mm headphone jack on the smartphone, which is always a plus.
The smartphone, like most at this price point, supports 5G, making it future-proof. Furthermore, the device supports both WiFi bands, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. We tested the device on both, and it operated just as predicted. We have a 100 Mbps plan, and the device regularly delivers that speed. In addition, the gadget supports carrier aggregation, which functioned as predicted.