Realme 9i 5G

Realme 9i 5G is an affordable smartphone from the popular Chinese brand, which features a simple design and unique finish, along with average performance.

Realme 9i 5G

Realme 9i 5G

Editor Rating

Realme 9i 5G is one of the more affordable smartphones on offer from the brand, which features 5G connectivity thanks to a new and faster MediaTek processor. The device features a plastic unibody design that follows the 2.5D curved flat aesthetic that is popular in this series. The plain back panel has been finished using a laser light design that embeds sparkly bits across the back that resemble the look of old-school CD disc panels. This finish really makes the colours pop off and sparkle while also changing shades as you move it under sunlight.


Bottom Line

Realme 9i 5G is a nice and affordable smartphone that offers 5G connectivity, a great display and processor, decent cameras, and a large battery. Unfortunately, the charge is pretty basic and there is no wireless charging at all.


  • Display
  • Processor


  • Charging
Basic Details
Form Factor Bar
Year 2022
Announced Date Thursday August 18, 2022
Released Date Wednesday August 24, 2022
Warranty 1 Year
Versions RMX3612
Variants 4GB/64GB,$217
Network & Connectivity
SIM Slots Dual
SIM Size Nano-SIM
Network 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Network Technology GSM, HSPA, LTE, 5G
Network Speed HSPA, LTE-A, 5G
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
5G Bands 1, 5, 7, 8, 28, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA
Extra Network
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
Connectivity Features USB Type-C 2.0
Dual-Band Wi-Fi
Body & Design
Height 164.4 mm
Width 75.1 mm
Thickness 8.1 mm
Weight 187 g
IP Rating
Colours Soulful Blue, Rocking Black, Gold
Body Features Glass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Screen & Display
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 1080 x 2408 pixels
Screen Size 6.6 inches
Screen To Body Ratio 85.0%
Ppi 400
Refresh Rate 90Hz
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Bezel-less Display Yes, with Tear Drop Display
Screen Protection Panda Glass
Display Features 400 nits Brightness
180Hz Touch Sampling Rate
Hardware & Performance
Chipset MediaTek MT6833P Dimensity 810 (6 nm)
Processor Octa-core (2x2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics Mali-G57 MC2
Storage 64GB, 128GB
Storage Features UFS 2.2
Card Slot Yes, MicroSDXC
AnTuTu 394519
GeekBench 1804 (Multicore)
Camera & Multimedia
Rear Camera 50 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide)
Unspecified MP, 46mm (telephoto)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Rear Camera Video 1080p@30fps
Front Camera 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide)
Front Camera Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Phase Detection AutoFocus
LED Flash
AI Camera
50MP Ultra Clear Shot
Street Photography Mode 2.0
Ultra Macro Mode
AI Beauty
Speakers Yes, with Mono Speaker
Multimedia Features
Battery & Charging
Battery Type Li-Po (Lithium Polymer)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh mAh
Charging Port USB-C
Charging Speed 18W
Fast Charging 18W
Wireless Charging
Reverse Charging
Reverse Wireless Charging
OS & Software
Operating System Android OS
OS Version Android 12
Custom UI Realme UI
Custom UI Version 4.0
Sensors & Features
Sensors Fingerprint - Button
Magnetometer / Compass
Ambient Light Sensor

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