Realme 9 Pro+ 5G Long-Term Review: The best mid-ranger in the segment

Back in February 2022, Realme launched its all-new Light Shift Design smartphone, the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G, in India. This phone is a wonderful handset in this price range; you can buy it. Here in this article, we are giving a long-term review of using it. It is the best device for those who want overall quality in a single phone, including performance, display camera, battery, and more.

Realme 9 Pro+ 5G features a 6.4-inch with 90Hz Super AMOLED Display, 50 MP triple Sony IMX766 OIS Camera, Dolby Atmos Dual Stereo Speakers, 4500mAh Li-Po with 60W SuperDart Charge, Vapor Chamber Cooling System, Dolby Atmos Dual Stereo Speakers, and powered by MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G Processor.

Realme 9 Pro+ Long-Term Review

Realme 9 Pro+ 5G Design :

Realme presents Realme 9 Pro+ 5G with an all-new Light Shift Design that changes color from light blue to red when exposed to sunlight, just like the sky from sunrise. The phone comes in three different colors, including Sunrise Blue, Aurora Green, and Midnight Black, with a shimmering glass back. It looks great, and the phone itself is nice to hold and has a nice weight to it even though its frame is made out of plastic.

Furthermore, the Realme 9 Pro+ comes with a glass back; Hence, you can use the 9 Pro+ without a back cover for a long time without worrying about scratches. Since launch, I have used this device even without a back cover, but there is no scratch in it.

Realme 9 Pro+ 5G Display :

The phone comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display and has been expertly calibrated to give excellent color accuracy and contrast. Thanks to the 90Hz high refresh rate, every swipe, scroll, and tap feels instantaneous.  

It will also adopt an in-display fingerprint sensor. This is the first time a Realme device includes an in-display fingerprint scanner, which also doubles up as a heart rate monitor. Now you can unlock your phone and easily check your heart rate.

Moreover, it is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and comes with narrow bezels, a hole punch cut out for the front selfie camera on the top left corner, and a chin. However, the company may offer a 120Hz refresh rate in this price range instead of 90Hz. Plus, the bottom chin is a bit large compared to the other devices.

Realme 9 Pro+ 5G Camera :

 The top variant of the Realme 9 series sports a triple camera setup, including a 50 MP Primary camera, 8 MP 119° Super wide camera, and 2MP Macro camera with a 4cm focus distance. The flagship 50 MP camera comes with ProLight Imaging Technology paired with the Sony IMX766 amazing sensor resulting in excellent light intake.

The larger 1/1.56Sony IMX766 sensor captures 63.8% more light than its predecessor. The dual stabilization of OIS and EIS brings ultra-stable shots. OIS helps you capture clear images and smooth videos.  

The camera of Realme 9 Pro+ comes with AI Noise Reduction Engine 3.0, which can reduce engine noise by around 30% and improves details to produce a beautiful, natural-looking photo. It also comes with a 16MP wide-angle selfie camera.

It comes with three outstanding features, including Smart Long Exposure, Peek & Zoom, and 90s Pop Filter. Smart Long Exposure includes four filters Neon Trail, Light Trail Portrait, Rush Hour, and Light Painting. Below, you can check some photos.

Realme 9 Pro+ 5G Performance :

The performance of Realme 9 Pro+ 5G is good in this price range; it comes with MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G processor, which has a faster CPU, faster GPU, and faster everything. This processor comes with Octa core CPU, which boosts 2 Cortex-A78 performance cores running up to 2.5GHz for snappier app response and performance. The all-new Arm Mali-G68 GPU delivers up to 9% faster gaming performance.

This phone comes with a Vapor Chamber Cooling System, which brings three layers of graphite and a large VC area of 1892 mm² bringing a 10°C peak reduction of temperature. This is the best cooling technology in the segment. It is noted that the phone comes with 60fps, which offers better graphics with Ultra quality.

I have been using Realme 9 Pro+ 5G for a long time and have not seen any heating issues while playing heavy games like BGMI, COD Mobile, Genshin Impact, and more.

Realme 9 Pro+ 5G Battery :

The phone comes with a 4500 mAh battery capacity; my expectations were not high in this price range. But to my surprise, the phone is incredibly energy efficient, keeping it on all day long while playing games, watching videos, and doing other daily activities.

Moreover, the Realme 9 Pro+ 5 G’s 4500mAh massive battery comes with 60W SuperDart Charge that gets a 50% charge in about 15 mins and power through your day.

Realme 9 Pro+ 5G Operating System :

The Realme 9 Pro+ 5G comes with Realme UI 3.0 and is based on Android 12, which brings a host of animations and transitions all across the OS to make the phone feel smooth. Plus, the company promises two major Android OS updates for the model. 

The handset received its first major Realme UI 4.0 based on the Android 13 update, with a bunch of new impressive highlights, including aquamorphic design and vibrant theme colors for improved visual comfort, optimized task management tools, improved security and privacy, a new Always-on display style, refined Scenes, and more features. 

Other Features :

Realme 9 Pro+5G comes with up to 13GB Dynamic RAM feature; you can switch between apps instantaneously with the Advanced Dynamic RAM Expansion Technology. The 8 GB variant can be expanded up to 13 GB. Plus, it comes with Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res dual certification, which have excellent sound quality whether you’re watching a movie or listening to music, and you can enjoy the music with the earphone with a 3.5mm Headphone jack.

 Realme 9 Pro+ 5G Price :

Realme 9 Pro+ 5G is launched in three storage variants; the 8GB RAM +256GB storage variant is priced at 28,999 INR. And the 8GB + 128GB model is priced at 26,999 INR, and the 6GB + 128GB variant will cost 14,999 INR.

Realme has introduced the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G smartphone with great features, hardware, software capabilities, and a lot more. Also, on the basis of price, camera, display, storage, multimedia, connectivity, etc., the phone is better than Realme 10 Pro+ 5G smartphone. That’s why you can buy it.

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Jurin Charnvirakul

Jurin Charnvirakul has been a part-time editor at RM Update since 2020, and full-time since 2021. Now, focus your articles on buying guides, tutorials, offer recommendations and product analysis. Graduated in Journalism Communication.

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