realme 9 Pro Plus offers a solid camera setup that looks ideal for low light at a reasonable price. Does it do the same overall?
You call it realme 9 Pro Plus or realme 9 Pro+; it’s the same thing. The device is a mega entry in the number series of realme with a tempting camera and overall performance upgrade.
One of the premium members of the realme 9 series, the 9 Pro Plus, focuses too much on low light and night photography.
The device integrates a Sony IMX766 lens on the rear side with optical image stabilization (OIS) – a trait smartphone photography lovers would get crazy about.
realme has further garnished the camera system with new filters and Street Photography mode 2.0. The latter is a much-polished up-gradation and provides much control over scenes.
The video gives in-depth knowledge about the realme 9 Pro Plus camera and battery test. You will also get to know the overall performance of the device.
realme 9 Pro Plus Specifications
- Display: 6.43 inch, Super AMOLED, 1080×2400 px
- CPU: Mediatek Dimensity 920
- RAM/ROM: 8GB/128GB –
- OS: realme UI 3.0, Android 12
- Camera (front): 16MP
- Camera (rear): 50MP (OIS) + 8MP + 2MP
- Battery: 4500 mAh, 60W Super Dart Charger
Shinny and attractive device
Realme has put a glass on both sides. The rear glass panel is a true reflector of light. It’s a Photochromic Light Shift design that is in keeping with the smartphone’s overall design psychology.
Change of shades happens only on the Sunrise Blue version; the rest of the two colors, Aurora Green and Midnight Black, don’t show off this feature.
However, that makes it a fingerprint magnet which is why realme provides a grey-colored silicon cover inside the box. You may find it adding a few more grams in addition to an already glass-heavy phone, but that is the only way to keep it smudge and scratch-free.
How is the performance?
realme 9 Pro Plus has a powerful Mediatek Dimensity 920 under the hood, which competes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778, although it stays a bit behind in overall performance.
In reality, this chipset doesn’t disappoint on this device. With the help of 8GB RAM – that is extendible up to 5GB through the dynamic RAM tool – and Mali G68 GPU, the phone can handle multitasking smoothly.
On Antutu benchmarking app, our test unit scored 502877.
It slightly gets warmer during prolonged gaming and video call sessions, but it doesn’t each to the point of irritation.
Online games like PUBG don’t create a problem on realme 9 Pro Plus, and everything looks buttery smooth.
What I like most about playing games and videos on this phone is the immersive experience its AMOLED screen and dual speaker can provide. The stereo sound is loud and crisp, and we can rank it in the list of loudest phones we have reviewed.
Battery performance of realme 9 Pro Plus?
realme has stuck with a 4500 mAh battery, but the icing on the cake is a 60W Super Dart charger capable of charging the device real quick.
realme recommends using the original data cable while charging to experience quick charging. We noticed a “promised” charging speed under 30℃. A slight temperature rise added a few more minutes in the charging time during our tests.
Overall, this phone should partner you the entire day for everyday tasks.
You can watch an in-depth battery charging test in our video where we show how long battery backup realme 9 Pro Plus provides during our video loop test. And if you are a PUBG lover, what’s the average battery drain rate in an hour.
How is the realme 9 Pro Plus camera?
The camera is the crown jewel on this phone. Although its 50MP primary lens sounds a little behind realme’s own GT Master Edition’s 64MP sensor, it is a Sony IMX 766 lens with an added support of optical image stabilization (OIS).
24mm focal length and f/1.8 aperture value of the main lens can help get brighter and clearer images in low light.
The rest of the two lenses are an 8MP ultrawide angle lens and a 2MP macro sensor in its triple camera setup.
I am not a big fan of macro lenses on smartphones; they are tiny to give a natural-looking image and require much practice to get used to. But, I can recall a pleasing addition of microlens on Oppo F21 Pro that works excellently and is fun to play with.
On the front, a 16MP camera fits inside a left-aligned punch hole. Our selfies also showed better performance than what we got on 16MP-based realme 8 and realme GT Master Edition.
realme has loaded new filters and tools in the default camera apps, but one distinction is Street Photography version 2.0. It gives interesting preset tools for long exposure shots that make the job easier than struggling with pro mode.
Please look at some of the images we shot from this camera. And if you want a detailed analysis of the camera quality, watch our video for both pictures and video samples.
What is the realme 9 Pro Plus price in Pakistan?
realme 9 Pro Plus belongs to the mid-range price category, where it carries the launch price tag of PKR 70,000. However, users may find variations in price depending upon the discount. Additionally, realme Pakistan might drop the price soon to facilitate its fans.