realme 9i 5G Unboxing and First Impressions

realme launched the realme 9i 5G smartphone in India today. This comes with a 6.6-inch FHD+ 90Hz LCD screen, MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, same as the realme 9 5G, but this has a different camera setup. We got hold of the phone, and here is our unboxing.

Box Contents

  • realme 9i 5G smartphone 6GB + 128GB in Metallica Gold color
  • 2-pin 18W Dart charger
  • USB Type C Cable
  • SIM Ejector tool
  • Clear protective case
  • User Guide and Warranty information

The realme 9i 5G has a 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD punch-hole screen with a pixel resolution of 2400 × 1080 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio 2.5D curved glass screen with gentle rounded corners. The display is bright, and the sunlight legibility is good as well. It has 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate.

It has a notch that houses a 8-megapixel camera. The earpiece is present on the top edge. Powered by Dimensity 810 6nm SoC with up to 6GB of RAM, the performance is good. It also has Dynamic RAM Expansion (DRE) technology, which can add up to 5GB to the existing RAM.

Coming to the button placements, the power button which includes the fingerprint scanner is present on the right side. The dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots are on the left, along with the volume rockers. The 3.5 mm audio jack, primary microphone, USB Type-C port and the loudspeaker grill are present on the bottom. Audio from the mono speakers are decent. The phone doesn’t have a secondary microphone on the top.

Coming to the camera, the phone has a 50-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture and Samsung sensor. It has a 2-megapixel 4cm macro camera and a 2-megapixel B&W portrait camera with f/2.4 aperture. It supports up 1080p video recording with both the front and rear cameras. Check out some camera samples below.

realme 9i 5G’s has a CD-like rear back. The texture is inspired by light and the reflective texture of the back bursts out from the camera with a dazzling light when light falls on it, just like a CD, which changes with the light according to its ambiance.  The phone is 8.1mm thin, and weighs 187 grams even though it packs a 5000mAh battery. The phone has support for 18W fast charging.

The realme 9i 5G is priced at Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB + 64GB version and the 6GB + 128GB version costs Rs. 16,999. It will be available from, Flipkart and offline stores from August 24th.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram