Realme 9 5G Speed Edition First Impressions: Performance and Price?
The Realme 9 5G and Realme 9 5G Speed Edition have simply been launched in India. The Realme 9 5G is priced at Rs. 14,999 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (introductory provide) and Rs. 17,499 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage in India. The extra highly effective Realme 9 5G Speed Edition is priced beginning at Rs. 19,999 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and goes as much as Rs. 22,999 for 8GB of RAM and the identical 128GB of storage. SBI and ICICI Bank cardholders can get instantaneous reductions of Rs. 1,500 on the previous and Rs. 2,000 on the latter mannequin. Both will go on sale beginning at 12:00 midday on March 14.
Realme’s lineup of smartphones in India has develop into fairly complicated, and a number of other fashions from totally different sequence overlap when it comes to worth. The firm’s numbered fashions are supposed to be mainstream all-rounders however once more, we’ve got a number of choices. The two new fashions slot in above the Realme 9i (Review) and under the not too long ago launched Realme 9 Pro 5G and Realme 9 Pro+ 5G (Review). However, there’s some overlap with the Realme 9 Pro 5G.
Today, we’re looking on the Realme 9 Speed Edition, or SE, which is the extra premium of the 2 new fashions. Does it provide nearly as good worth as its predecessors, and might it take by itself sibling, plus heavy hitters comparable to the brand new Redmi Note 11 Pro and the Moto G71 (Review)? I’ve been in a position to get my palms on a unit, so listed below are my first impressions.
Starting with design, there’s nothing out of the bizarre right here. Realme has gone with a reasonably easy plastic physique with a barely rounded body and curved sides for the again panel. The solely actual little bit of design aptitude is the protruding steel rectangle on the rear that homes the cellphone’s three cameras and flash. Realme presents the 9 5G Speed Edition in Azure Glow and Starry Glow color choices – the previous, which I’ve with me, is pearlescent with lilac-mauve accents that seem as you progress the rear panel underneath the sunshine. The latter appears to be a strong purplish-blue.
No main design aptitude has been utilized right here, and fortunately no enormous model slogan throughout the rear. Judging by Realme’s earlier fashions and even color selections, the 9 5G Speed Edition appears fairly bland and even a bit dated. This cellphone can be comparatively chunky at 8.5mm thick and 199g in weight. Realme says it has strengthened this cellphone’s corners and edges to cut back possibilities of the show shattering on impression, however there is no point out of strengthened glass. Similarly, the design is alleged to have the ability to stand up to spills however there is no IP ranking.
You get a 6.6-inch 144Hz full-HD+ (1080×2412 pixel) show on the entrance with a reasonably large digicam gap within the top-left nook. The Realme 9 5G Speed Edition will get its title due to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC, whereas its inexpensive sibling is powered by a lower-end MediaTek SoC. The battery capability is 5000mAh and also you get a 30W charger within the field. As this cellphone’s title suggests, 5G is supported. There are two Nano-SIM slots and a separate microSD card slot. A fingerprint sensor is built-in into the facility button on the fitting.
The digicam specs are considerably disappointing – you solely get a 48-megapixel major digicam, 2-megapixel macro digicam, and what Realme calls a “B&W portrait lens”. There’s no ultra-wide-angle digicam. For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel entrance digicam. Competitors at this worth stage together with the Realme 9 Pro do appear to have extra substantial digicam specs, however we’ll see what photograph and video high quality the Realme 9 5G Speed Edition can ship after we conduct our full assessment.
On the software program entrance, you get Realme UI 2.0 working on high of Android 11. The field accommodates a plastic case, 30W charger, USB Type-C cable, and SIM eject pin. An adhesive display protector was pre-applied to my unit.
The ‘pace’ in Realme 9 5G Speed Edition comes from the highly effective SoC, 5G help, 144Hz refresh charge, and quick charging functionality. It appears as if this cellphone will enchantment to avid gamers and anybody who prioritises efficiency over all else. However, the digicam specs are disappointing, and this is not the best-looking cellphone in its phase. Gamers may also need stereo sound, which is lacking right here.
There are loads of choices that provide totally different balances of specs for underneath Rs. 20,000, and should you’re contemplating the higher-end variant with extra RAM, competitors is even fiercer. It ought to be attention-grabbing to see whether or not the efficiency, battery life, and digicam high quality are compelling sufficient to draw consumers, so do keep tuned to freelancertamal for a full assessment, developing quickly.