realme 9i specifications
I had to test the realme 9i in everyday scenarios to verify that the components, such as Internet connections, GPS, work apps and social networks, as well as games, and of course, the cameras, worked correctly, and in all of them the did very well. The realme 9i that I tested is the RMX3491 model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage, which comes with a slot for 2 SIM cards and an extra slot for a microSD card (with which the storage can be increased up to 256GB extra) in prism blue.
The screen uses a 6.6″ IPS panel with FHD+ resolution at 90Hz; the triple camera system has a 50 MP main sensor and the battery has a 5,000 mAh capacity with 33W fast charging. It has a USB type C port, connector 3.5mm for audio and the expected wireless connections: support for 4G networks, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 5. To unlock the screen you can use facial recognition or the fingerprint sensor, which is located on the power button of the telephone.
The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (with 6nm technology) with 8 cores, which works very well with normal apps and with most video games. It has Android 11, and its realme UI 2.0 interface is easy to use; fortunately it does not include much extra or duplicate software, although it does have a “Security Center”, which removes viruses and “optimizes the phone” being a bit aggressive with apps in the name of saving battery, which, as I have said on other occasions, in these cases it is unnecessary. Fortunately, it is not activated by default, leaving the option to the end user to do so.
I have been testing the realme 9i, a mid-range with Qualcomm Snapdragon 680, triple camera with 50Mpx main sensor, 5000mAh battery and 33W fast charge, in its 6/128GB version that is already available in Mexico.
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Experience with realme 9i
The realme 9i performed very well in everyday scenarios. From medium to heavy use of social networking applications, streaming video and music consumption, exercise sessions, use of maps and even video games, its components responded without fail.
The combination of GPS with bluetooth and 4G networks when going for a run; the cameras taking photos and video to immediately send them by messenger and/or social networks; Wi-Fi connected music and video sessions to manage music on external speakers and video on TV; gaming sessions without lag and without the phone heating up, even when the session was recorded simultaneously on video.
This smartphone has realme’s Dynamic RAM Expansion (DRE) technology, with which the RAM can be expanded by up to 5 GB more to reach 11 GB, so it has no problems with day-to-day apps. The battery also contributes to a better experience, in addition to having a high capacity, the processor technology, manufactured with a 6nm process, makes power consumption low.
With average use, the battery reached two days, and in cases of heavy use, one day and several hours. Fast charging, which is no longer a high-end luxury, is always appreciated to avoid having to wait many hours, or having to leave the phone connected overnight. The realme 9i fully charges in just under 3 hours, with the last 40% taking about an hour and a half.
Although equipped with Hi-Res Audio compatible dual stereo speakers, headphones or an external speaker are required to be appreciated. Fortunately, it has a 3.5mm jack for audio, but its BT version 5 also helps in the case of wireless audio.
Being a dual SIM cell phone, it offers the option of cloning the apps that can be used with each line, such as messengers. Speaking of apps, there is a “Children’s Space”, in which applications are assigned from the configuration and a restricted space is created, ideal for those who want to temporarily lend their phone to children.