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Realme 9 Pro+
Realme 9 Pro+
Realme 9 Pro+
Realme 9 Pro+

Informr score
The Realme 9 Pro+ currently has an Informr score of 8.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review


The Realme 9 Pro Plus does a good job keeping up with phones near its price point, but it fails to set itself apart from the pack in any meaningful way.

What's good

  • Pleasing color-changing backplate
  • Good battery life
  • Excellent performance for the price
  • Decent camera
  • Built-in heart rate monitor

What's bad

  • A lot of bloatware
  • No IP rating
  • The heart rate monitor is hidden in menus
  • No guarantee for future updates

This is the first Pro Plus phone from this line and promises good things. But marketing hype doesn’t always pan out in reality. So what do reviewers think of this new release?


The most notable feature of the Realme 9 Pro Plus is the color-changing design on its backplate. It’s not just holographic like other phones out there. It changes color in direct sunlight. Aside from this stylish gimmick, reviewers said it is very much like any other Android phone on the market right now.


The 90Hz screen is 6.4-inches, and according to reviewers, it’s very bright with saturated colors and plenty of detail. Many note it’s perfect for gaming or watching movies and TV shows. It has an in-screen fingerprint scanner and a built-in heart rate monitor too.


The Realme 9 Pro Plus has a MediaTek processor that’s surprisingly powerful. Reviewers said they tested the phone over several hours of gaming with top-tier graphics and it did great.

Better yet, it didn’t overheat, thanks to Realme’s cooling technology.

Software & Storage

The phone runs Android 12 with its Realme UI over the top. It is worth mentioning that the Realme 9 Pro Plus did not have the Material You part of Android installed at the time of its release.

Reviewers found the phone snappy and quick when swiping through menus and closing and opening apps.

You have the options of 128GB or 256GB, and there is a MicroSD expansion slot beyond that.


Reviewers were pleasantly surprised by how well the primary camera captured images. They described images as bright and colorful with good contrast. The ultra-wide lens did an excellent job not distorting things around the edges, which is something other smartphones struggle to do.

Battery Life

The 4500mAh battery performed well under rigorous use from reviewers. It does well with gaming and streaming, providing plenty of battery life for a whole day’s charge.


The dual speakers made good impressions on the Realme 9 Pro Plus reviewers. Because there are two speakers, it’s harder to cover them up and block the sound accidentally. The phone also has a headphone jack; a rare find these days.

Specs at a Glance

  • Plastic chassis
  • 6.4-inch Super AMOLED
  • MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G processor
  • 6/8GB of RAM
  • Android 12
  • 128/256GB of storage with a MicroSD expansion slot
  • 50+MP camera
  • 4500mAh battery

Bottom Line

The Realme 9 Pro Plus is, all in all, a great phone. Reviewers struggled to find a lot they didn’t like. Likewise it doesn’t particularly stand out either. It has good battery life, excellent performance, and speed. Aside from that color-changing backplate, it’s just a really good phone. But is that enough in today’s crowded mobile market?

Android Authority says, “The Realme 9 Pro Plus is a minor step forward, but not the daring leap the brand needed. A heavy slathering of bloatware and underpowered specs leave the Realme 9 Pro Plus as an average budget phone without any standout qualities to put it ahead of the competition.”

Tech Radar states, “Realme proves it’s a mid-range champion with its first Pro Plus phone. The camera, processing power and charging speed all trump same-price rivals, and it also stands out with a novel color-changing rear and built-in heart rate monitor. We’ve really had to nit-pick to find any problems - if you’re on a budget, you absolutely must check out this phone.”

Operating system
Operating system
2.5 GHz
2.5 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
50+ MP, f/1.8
50+ MP, f/1.8
4500 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


As a mid-range 5G smartphone, Realme 9 Pro+ is a solid all-rounder that offers good value for money at £349. Impressive battery life and a 90Hz Super AMOLED screen are highlights, while drawbacks include speaker quality and a poor macro camera.

- Sandra Vogel, ZDNet
Expert Reviews
Expert Reviews

Despite this, the Realme 9 Pro Plus remains an unquestionable triumph. Going well beyond its plethora of slick contenders in all the key metrics, there was no doubt that the Realme 9 Pro Plus would instantly earn a recommendation as I closed out this review. With unbeatable performance, staggering s...

- Sean Cameron, Expert Reviews

The Realme 9 Pro+ is priced in a segment where there is really cut-throat competition. Realme managed to deliver a balanced package here. While it has capable innards, the stable software experience and sensable optics with OIS make it really outshine the competition. Yes, it might fall short in cha...

- Deepak Rajawat, Smartprix

We loved the OnePlus Nord 2, and our only real gripe with it was that mediocre battery life. With the 9 Pro+, Realme gives us a very similar phone, but improves upon the battery life thanks to a more efficient chipset. You still get a glass back and front, flagship imaging and reliably good performa...

- Basil Kronfli, Stuff

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Realme 9 Pro+ user manual here.

Realme backs up the 9 Pro+ with a 2 Years parts & labour warranty.

If your 9 Pro+ has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Realme support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Realme's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Realme 9 Pro+'s screen size is 6.4 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

2.5 GHz

There is a MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G (6 nm) Octa-core 2.5 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 12 operating system (OS).

50+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 50+ MP, f/1.8 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4500 mAh battery.

9 Pro+ Specs

Release Date February 16, 2022
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System Android 12

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Processor MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G (6 nm) Octa-core 2.5 GHz
Internal Storage 256 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
50+ Megapixels, f/1.8, Wide
8+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
2+ Megapixels, f/2.4, Macro
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
16+ Megapixels, f/2.4
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel Density 400 pixels
Size 6.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 90Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla GLass 5
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Up to 60 W
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Aurora Green, Midnight Black, Sunrise Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.02 x 7.33 x 0.799 cm (6.3 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 182 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Realme 9 Pro Plus
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