Realme, which constantly emphasizes daring to leapfrog, will launch the affordable entry-level mobile phone “realme 9i” in early 2022. Although the realme 9i is an entry-level mobile phone, it is equipped with many hardware specifications that are only found in mid-range mobile phones, such as a 6.6-inch FHD+ hole-punch full-screen that supports a 90Hz refresh rate, a 50-megapixel main lens + 200 pixels The 10,000-pixel portrait lens + 2-megapixel macro lens consists of a triple-lens main camera, dual stereo speakers, etc., which fully demonstrates the sincerity of ralme and makes realme 9i more competitive in this price band. Meet various usage needs.
6.6-inch FHD+ large screen, easy to use for watching dramas and games
The realme 9i is equipped with a 6.6-inch punch-hole full screen with a screen resolution of FHD+ (2412 x 1080), a screen-to-body ratio of 90.8%, a maximum brightness of 480nits, and a maximum screen refresh rate of 90Hz. In terms of the positioning of an affordable entry-level phone, the screen specifications It is quite good, whether it is resolution, screen ratio or picture update rate, it has a good performance, it is very comfortable to watch movies, chase dramas or play games! In addition, realme 9i supports eye protection mode, screen color temperature adjustment, and dark mode, which can be adjusted in the settings page according to personal usage habits.
▲ The realme 9i is equipped with a 6.6-inch hole-punch full screen with a resolution of FHD+, a screen ratio of 90.8%, and a maximum frame refresh rate of 90Hz. For an affordable entry-level mobile phone, the performance of this screen is remarkable.
▲ The resolution of FHD+ is matched with a screen ratio of 90.8% and a screen refresh rate of 90Hz. Whether you are watching movies or playing games, you have a pretty good experience.
▲ There is a 16-megapixel AI selfie lens in the upper left corner of the screen, which supports beauty selfies. In addition, the earpiece hidden in the frame also supports the dual-speaker function, so friends who accidentally play the sound quality can use it with peace of mind.
▲ The realme 9i provides two navigation methods, “swipe gestures on both sides” and “virtual buttons”, which can be used according to personal habits.
Black gradient background with mosaic-like texture
The color of the realme 9i reviewed this time is aurora black. The black gradient background color and mosaic-like texture will change with the light exposure from different angles, making the texture performance even better. At first glance, there will be a glass-like back. Cover-like texture.
In addition, realme 9i is equipped with a 5,000mAh large-capacity battery with built-in power-saving functions such as standby optimization, screen power saving, performance mode switching, etc., and supports up to 33W fast charging, whether it is battery life or short-term power recovery, it is also All have quite good performance, bringing a more durable and reliable experience for heavy mobile phone users.
▲ The back cover of the realme 9i is made of plastic material. The black gradient background is matched with a mosaic-like texture, which will look shiny and attractive under different angles of light.
▲ The realme 9i is equipped with a three-lens main camera consisting of a 50-megapixel main lens + 2-megapixel portrait lens + 2-megapixel macro lens. There is an LED fill light in the upper right corner of the camera module.
▲ The realme 9i has a built-in 5,000mAh large-capacity battery. In addition to power-saving functions such as standby optimization, screen power saving, performance mode switching, etc., it also supports up to 33W fast charging.
▲ The power button that supports the fingerprint recognition function is set on the right side of the fuselage.
▲ There is only one noise-cancelling microphone on the top of the camera.
▲The SIM card slot is set on the left side of the fuselage. It adopts an independent three-card slot design, which can hold 2 Nano SIM cards and 1 microSD memory card at the same time, and supports up to 1TB capacity expansion.
▲ The volume key is set on the left side of the fuselage.
▲From left to right on the bottom of the machine are the 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, USB Type-C port and speaker.
▲List of boxed accessories, in addition to 1 realme 9i mobile phone, it also comes with 1 transparent protective case, 1 33W fast charger, 1 USB Type-A to Type-C charging cable, 1 SIM card pin, and 1 warranty statement.
▲The screen protector has been pasted before leaving the factory and can be used immediately after opening the box.
Equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor
The realme 9i is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor, 4GB of memory and 128GB of storage space (supports microSD memory card expansion, up to 1TB). The operating system is Android 11, and the realme UI is version 2.0. Although it is positioned at an affordable entry level, the overall The operation and response are smooth, which is very suitable for children and older elders.
In addition, realme 9i also has a performance mode, which can be selected according to the needs of high performance, smart performance or non-performance acceleration mode, whether it is playing games, watching dramas or general use, it can give corresponding performance and battery life performance.
▲ The AnTuTu score is 211,341 points.
▲ Geekbench 5 runs into 381 points for single-core, 1,518 points for multi-core, and 435 points for OpenCL.
▲ 3DMARK’s Wild Life Extreme Stress Test score is 122 / 55 points, and the Sling Shot Extreme-OpenGL ES 3.1 score is 1,343 points.
▲ The PCMARK Work 3.0 performance score is 8,678 points, while the Work 3.0 battery life is measured at 23 hours and 14 minutes, and the battery life is very good.
Equipped with a 50-megapixel AI three-lens smart camera, easy to use for day and night shooting
The realme 9i is equipped with a triple-lens main camera consisting of a 50-megapixel main lens + 2-megapixel portrait lens + 2-megapixel macro lens, supporting portrait mode, night scene mode, professional mode, super macro mode… In addition to meeting general shooting needs, the rich shooting functions can also meet more shooting needs, and it is very convenient to record life, travel, portraits, etc. In addition, the selfie camera is equipped with a 16-megapixel AI selfie lens, which supports beauty selfies, which can effectively correct the shortcomings of the face when taking selfies, making selfie photos more beautiful.
▲ A three-lens main camera consisting of a 50-megapixel main lens + a 2-megapixel portrait lens + a 2-megapixel macro lens.
Judging from the positioning of affordable entry-level mobile phones, the imaging quality of realme 9i is quite satisfactory. There is not much problem with daily shooting, and the color saturation, sharpness, white balance, etc. have quite good performance.
However, when the scene is changed to night, the automatic mode brightness detection is unstable, the noise is too obvious, and the algorithm optimization is insufficient. Although these problems can be adjusted through post-production, there is no way It is really inconvenient to take a night scene photo with good brightness and details. I hope these problems can be effectively improved.
▲ 50 million pixel main lens day and night shooting test.
Based on the above evaluation, I think the realme 9i is a mobile phone with satisfactory performance in all aspects! Although the 6.6-inch FHD+ hole-punch full-screen with dual stereo speakers, coupled with the 5,000mAh large-capacity battery with a very long battery life, has greatly upgraded audio-visual entertainment and communication time, the imaging performance of the camera is relatively ordinary, and the brightness of nighttime photos fluctuates. It is an indisputable fact that the processor performance is low and the processor performance is relatively weak. It is recommended for light mobile phone users, or students with limited budgets, and elders and friends who do not have high demand for use.