Realme 9 5G First impressions: The best budget smartphone for 2022?

Realme has recently launched several affordable smartphones in India such as Realme C35, Realme 9 5G and Realme 9 5G Speed ​​Edition. Earlier, the company also launched the Realme 9i. Today we take a look at the new Realme 9 5G, which has been launched by the company as a fully fledged budget phone. But is it really an all-rounder phone in the budget of 2022? Does it have all the features you’d expect in 2022 in your price range?

The Realme 9 5G price in India is Rs 14,999. This is the launch price of this phone, in which its base variant comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. At the same time, the price of its 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant is Rs 17,499. An instant discount of Rs 1,500 is also given to customers who purchase it through SBI and ICICI bank cards. The sale of the phone has started from March 14. At the same time, its powerful Realme 9 5G Speed ​​Edition version is priced at Rs 19,999 in India, in which its 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant comes. The price of the 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant of this phone is Rs 22,999.

As its name also indicates, it is a phone with 5G connectivity. This in itself is a big deal because it is one of the few phones with 5G connectivity in the range of around Rs 15,000. 5G network is expected to start in India by the end of the year. But won’t you have to compromise some other features inside this phone in exchange for 5G? let us know

On the Realme 9 5G, you get a 6.5-inch FHD+ display, which has a 90Hz refresh rate. Included in it is MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, which supports 5G. The phone houses a 5000 mAh battery, but the charging speed is limited to 18 W. The charger found in the phone box is quite large. You’ll also get general location services along with Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth 5.1 on the phone.

The key specs of the phone are slightly lighter than the Realme 9 Speed ​​Edition, but its camera setup is the same. The phone has a 48-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Apart from this, there is another camera, which the company calls the Black and White Portrait Lens. You won’t find an ultra-wide camera on this, which you may find disappointing. For selfie, it has been given a 16-megapixel camera on the front.

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The body of Realme 9 5G is made of plastic. The build quality of the phone is good but it doesn’t impress the first time around. Unlike previous models, this time it has not been equipped with any striking element on the rear panel. The phone can be purchased in Stargaze White and Meteor Black colors. I came across its Stargaze White variant, which looks like a light pink and yellow shade at some angles. Meteor Black is plain and simple. The thickness of the phone is 8.5mm and the weight is 188 grams.

The phone is easy to hold. Access to the power button is also easy and a fingerprint scanner is also provided. The SIM (Nano SIM) tray is provided with the microSD card slot on the left side. The volume buttons are also given on this side. The bottom of the phone includes a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm jack, and a speaker.

Realme 9 5G will not be able to attract you with its design. There are no such special specifications in the phone that it can become the priority of the people. If you are one of those people who do not pay attention to games and photo quality, who use the phone every day with some applications, then this is a very powerful phone for you. However, I will do a full review of its performance, camera, software, battery life, display, etc. Until then, stay tuned for Gadgets 360.

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