Analysis: Realme 9 Pro +, the assault on the mid-range proposed by the brand

We return with the analyzes that give meaning to our community, this time with a smartphone from a brand that we have been accompanying since its landing in Spain, we are clearly talking about Realme. This time with a new banner that aims to break the tranquility of the mid-range.

Discover with us the new Realme 9 Pro+, a terminal with a great hardware bet, will it be worth it? We tell you all the secrets in this in-depth analysis of the new Realme 9 Pro+, a definitive alternative by the company that seeks to hit the table, let's see if it succeeds.

Materials and design

Once again the design Realme it visually points above what we find in terms of perceived quality. The glass back with an imposing three-camera module that is made of methacrylate, while the bottom part is for USB-C and the almost extinct but nice-to-see 3,5mm jack port for headphones. Right bezel for the lock button and left bezel for the volume keys. It happens, as in many other Realme, that the frame of the phone is made of polycarbonate (plastic), something common that allows a reduction in weight and especially costs.

  • Weight: 128 grams
  • Thickness: 8 mm
  • Colors: Midnight Black – Green – Light Shift (with color change)

We have only 128 grams for a thickness of 8mm that is wrapped in a terminal that, as you well know, has a 6,43-inch panel with a classic lower frame and the selfie camera freckle in the upper left corner. They adopt a somewhat curved rear area to facilitate grip and a flat frame as the current industry brand.

No doubt the Realme 9 Pro + At a visual level, it appears more than what we find with its manufacture, but this is not a negative point if we take into account that the plastic provides lightness and resistance, clearly we are not facing a high-end terminal nor does it pretend to be.

Technical characteristics

The first thing that strikes us is that unlike inferior models of the same series, in this Realme 9 Pro + mount a MediaTek processor, we talk about the Dimension 920 Octa Core, a recent processor that has demonstrated its technical capabilities and that develops them correctly in the tests that we have carried out. For his part, he is accompanied by 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage that yield results above 500.000 points in Antutu.

  • Processor: MediaTek Dimension 920
  • RAM: 8GB LPDDR4X + 5GB Dynamic-RAM
  • Storage: 128GB UFS 2.2

The processor is made in a 6nm architecture and as for the GPU we have the ARM Mali-G68 MC4 which has performed well in our graphics tests. All this is accompanied by 5GB of Dynamic-RAM, a virtual memory that we can adjust in steps from 2GB to 5GB depending on our needs.

  • Telephony: 5G
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • 6 WiFi
  • NFC

Regarding connectivity, This processor has 5G capabilities In the most common bands, from what we have been able to verify, we have coverage, although the speeds are far from what the companies promised for reasons of expansion not attributable to the device. Accompanied by the most usual Bluetooth 5.1, WiFi 6 and of course NFC to make payments and identify ourselves.

Screen, multimedia and autonomy

We have a 6,43-inch Samsung-made AmoLED panel and a 90Hz refresh rate accompanied by an on-screen fingerprint sensor that also has heart rate measurement capabilities. They would have been crowned with 120Hz, but we imagine that in terms of performance the firm has opted for only 90Hz that are already higher than usual. We have a well-adjusted panel, with good brightness peaks and that, from my point of view, is one of the most positive factors of the terminal.

As for the multimedia section, we have a sound that appears to be stereo without being so, although they claim to mount compatibility with technology Dolby Atmos and Ambient Sound through this asymmetrical stereo system. In the same way Realme promises us Hi-Res Gold for sound, although we have not been able to objectively verify this technical section.

As for autonomy, this terminal of almost 190 grams mounts a big 4.500 mAh battery which obviously does not have wireless charging, while we do have the well-known 60W fast charge of these terminals with the VTF load optimization algorithm. Of course, the included charger has a USB-A port, something that still surprises us with so much implementation of USB-C that we are experiencing. In short, we have 50% of the terminal loaded in just 15 minutes.

Camera

Realme tries to throw the rest with a sensor made by Sony(IMX766) With OIS stabilization of no less than 50MP, let's take a look at the set of cameras:

  • Main: 50MP Sony IMX766 f/1,8
  • Spring Wide Angle: 8MP f / 2,3
  • Depth: 2MP f / 2,4
  • Dual-LED Flash

In this case, I insist that mounting sensors to make a larger module does not end up being effective, something that Google has shown with the Pixel range. We have a sensor that defends itself well in favorable conditions and that does not suffer too much in Night Mode, although the rest of the sensors do show a lot of noise and problems in contrast situations.

With regards to Selfie camera we have 16MP with f / 2,4 with a "beauty mode" that is accentuated too much but we will not have generalized problems in the selfie. Video recording I advise you to take a look at the video that accompanies this article where you have the in-depth test, in short: Sufficient stabilization, it suffers with contrasts and good dynamic range for a 4K recording and SlowMo at 960FPS.

Editor's opinion

With this Realme 9 Pro+, once again the firm seeks to offer the maximum exponent in terms of the hardware/price ratio, however, as always happens, we have that the mid-range lacks some features that we might think due to the performance of the rest of the device ( erroneously) that are present. A very interesting option within the mid-range market is what we find in this Realme 9 Pro+.

Prices: realme 9 Pro+: Between 350 and 450 euros. Versions: 6GB+128GB // 8GB+256GB // realme 9 Pro: Between 300 and 350 euros. Versions: 6GB+128GB // 8GB+128GB // realme 9i: Between 200 and 250 euros. // Versions: 4GB+64GB // 4GB+128GB

Realme 9 Pro +
  • Editor's rating
  • 4 star rating
  • 80%

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  • Design
    Publisher: 80%
  • Screen
    Publisher: 80%
  • Performance
    Publisher: 90%
  • Camera
    Publisher: 70%
  • Autonomy
    Publisher: 90%
  • Portability (size / weight)
    Publisher: 90%
  • Price quality
    Publisher: 85%

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Good main camera sensor
  • Lightness and autonomy go hand in hand
  • Lightweight software performance

Cons

  • Surplus depth sensor
  • The sound is not up to the screen

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