Nine Things You'll Surely Love About the realme 9i; Yours For Only P11,990

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Nine Things You'll Surely Love About the realme 9i; Yours For Only P11,990.

Who says budget phones need to look and perform budget-y? Ever since smartphone brand realme came into the picture, the competition in the entry-level segment became tighter. This benefited consumers as more and more decent, and bang-for-the-buck smartphones are now available in the market. The recent contender? realme 9i. Here are nine nice things you'll love about this affordable mobile device.

Nine Things You'll Surely Love About the realme 9i; Yours For Only P11,990
Nine Things You'll Surely Love About the realme 9i; Yours For Only P11,990.

Premium-looking design

Take a good look at any realme store with displayed smartphones, and you'll most likely notice how there isn't a single device from the brand that's not eye-catching. The realme 9i is a strong proof. The device comes dressed in an industry-leading 8-layer optical coating process, which results in a beautiful light refraction effect.

realme said that the realme 9i flaunts what's called the "Stereo Prism Design," inspired by the visual spectacle when light and prisms meet. Each realme 9i carries 3,000 lines crafted to perfection for that three-dimensional prism texture. The realme 9i is available in Prism Black and Prism Blue.

Smooth, fast display

The realme 9i combines a massive and vibrant screen with a fast refresh rate for that immersive smartphone experience. This device showcases a 6.6-inch display in FHD+ resolution (2412x1080) with a 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. It also has a 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate.

Two stereo speakers

Apart from a color-rich display, the realme 9i also has dual stereo speakers, making it an ideal smartphone for multimedia consumption. Its two stereo speakers at the top and bottom support high-fidelity sound, so your favorite movies or TV series always come with entrancing audio.

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Large storage

realme 9i joins the new breed of smartphones with dynamic RAM. With this, the device comes with a total of 11GB of RAM – the standard 6GB plus 5GB of virtual RAM for a lag-free overall smartphone experience. This is further complemented by the realme 9i's 128GB onboard storage to keep all of your important files, photos, and even your favorite music and games.

Strong internals

realme has made it a habit to equip even its affordable mobile devices with decent and high-performing specifications. The realme 9i, for example, comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor with a flagship 6nm chipset. This particular processor is made for efficient power, meaning smartphones carrying it, like the realme 9i, is sure to deliver demanding tasks without losing too much battery life.

Faster charging speed

Speaking of power efficiency, the realme 9i is also supported with the 33W Dart Charge feature, which allows the smartphone to reach 100% of battery level 36% faster than the realme 8i. This device also comes with 5-stage safe charging protection, so you're assured that its battery health is covered.

Massive battery life

With a 5,000mAh battery powering up the realme 9i, you can enjoy up to 995 hours of standby, 48.4 hours of phone calls, 20.7 hours of WhatsApp usage, and 116.3 hours of music in a single full charge.

50MP AI triple camera

realme continues to prove that they have mastered the right formula when it comes to camera-centric smartphones. The realme 9i, despite its economical price, has a triple camera setup with artificial intelligence that's almost similar to those of flagship devices. This smartphone comes with a 50-megapixel primary camera with an f1/.8 aperture, a 2-megapixel macro lens with an f2.4 aperture, and another 2-megapixel black and white lens with f/2.4 aperture. Its shooting options include 50MP Mode, Night Mode, Panoramic view, Expert, Timelapse, Portrait Mode, Slow Motion, Super Text, Ultra Macro, and HDR.

For videography, the realme 9i supports up to 1080p/30fps recording, 720p/120fps slow motion, and 720p/30fps Digital Zoom mode.

Upfront, this device has a 16-megapixel in-display selfie with Portrait Mode and AI Beauty shooting options, to name a few. The realme 9i's front camera can also record videos of up to 1080p/30fps.

Revamped realme UI 2.0

Last but definitely not the least on our list of realme 9i's top features is its highly customizable and intuitive realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11. This highlights icon and accent color customization so you can own your realme 9i experience. This UI also offers enhanced privacy and security with System Cloner, an app that allows users to access different accounts on apps with different fingerprints, and Payment Protection, which safeguards important user credentials. For easier use, the realme UI 2.0 also comes with floating windows and mini windows for multitasking and the Healthy Sleep Habits feature to help users set a regular bedtime.

The realme UI 2.0 also brings three dark mode choices – enhanced, medium, and gentle, for days when you don't want to look at a screen that's too black for your liking.

Bonus: Affordable price

Get all the features we mentioned on the realme 9i for only P11,990 with a 1-year warranty via the realme official store offline and online. Get yours now via Shopee at or Lazada at

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