Can Realme 9 Pro+ give Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge a run for its money and battle the OnePlus Nord 2?


Realme 9 Pro+ 5G and Realme 9 Pro 5G – launching in India this week – are designed to appeal to young smartphone users, with their color-changing rear panel that changes from sky blue to red under direct sunlight or sunlight. ultraviolet light. Moreover, it has three rear cameras, one of which has optical image stabilization (OIS). It is very rare in less than Rs. 30,000 segments. On top of that, the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G has a 90Hz AMOLED display, 60W fast charging and stereo speakers, all very good under Rs. 30,000 where phones such as the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge and the OnePlus Nord 2 mainly dominate the market.

On this week’s episode of the Gadgets 360 Orbital podcast, host Akhil Arora sits down with lead reviewers Sheldon Pinto and Aditya Shenoy to talk about the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G and Realme 9 Pro 5G – and to understand what the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G offers against Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G and OnePlus Nord 2.

The Realme 9 Pro+ price in India starts at Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The phone is also available in an 8GB + 128GB model priced at Rs. 26,999 and the 8GB + 256GB premium option at Rs. 28,999. The Realme 9 Pro 5G, on the other hand, starts at Rs. 17,999 (launch price) for the 6GB + 128GB model and goes up to Rs. 20,999 for 8GB + 128GB option.

Both phones come with a “Light Shift Design” which is exclusive to their Sunrise Blue color option and is responsible for offering the color changing back panel. It’s not that valuable, however, if you prefer to cover the phone with a case. Naturally.

Realme isn’t the first brand to offer the color change either as its sibling Vivo – under the same parent company BBK Electronics – offered a similar experience on the Vivo V23 Pro 5G launched last month. That said, it makes both models stand out from the competition when it comes to design.

Realme 9 Pro+ review: excellent value for money

The Realme 9 Pro+ 5G also comes with an upgraded camera setup that includes a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main sensor, with an f/1.8 lens. As I said before, the main sensor is also equipped with OIS to provide better stability. Additionally, it is paired with an exclusive lighting technology called ProLight Imaging along with the AI ​​3.0 noise reduction engine which are both featured to help deliver an enhanced photo experience, especially in low-light photography.

Apart from the camera side, the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G packs a heart rate sensor into its in-display fingerprint sensor which is supposed to help provide heart rate detection and recording. The technology has not been medically approved, although it may help Realme offer some originality over the competition.

The feature, however, is not enabled by default as users need to enable it by accessing the Realme Lab from the phone. Also, detecting your heart rate takes a few seconds and isn’t as instantaneous as recognizing your fingerprints.

The Realme 9 Pro+ 5G, as well as the Realme 9 Pro 5G, are also available with Android 12 out of the box, with Realme UI 3.0 on top. The latest version of Android brings a list of software features that you wouldn’t get on the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge and OnePlus Nord 2 – due to the fact that both are currently running on Android 11. Both phones can be upgraded, however. to Android 12 in the future.

That said, Realme’s fast charging on the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G is not as fast as the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge which supports a whopping 120W charging. However, the 60W support is also good, given that Apple and Samsung don’t exceed 45W on their flagship phones.

We also talk about the performance of the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G and the Realme 9 Pro 5G compared to models such as the Vivo T1 5G and Google Pixel 4a. It’s about whether the new Realme phones can potentially be your preference if you were looking to buy one of these models.

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