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Analysis of the Realme 9 Pro +, a great cell phone that changes color | Digital Trends Spanish

Analysis of the Realme 9 Pro +, a great cell phone that changes color

“It’s an excellent option for someone looking for a good device with a good camera at a price below 400 euros, but right now it doesn’t lack strong rivals.”


  • Design different from the rest.

  • Good performance.

  • Very good cameras for its range.

  • 5G connectivity.


  • The battery is fair.

  • Only one of the models changes color.

Realme did not let a year go by to launch the successors of the Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro. The new Realme 9 series is now official and the jewel in the crown is the Realme 9 Pro+.

This device’s main feature is a finish that changes color depending on the light that falls on it. It is not the first to release this feature, as we have already seen it in the Vivo V23 and V23 Pro, although these two models never made it out of the Asian market.

We tested this new phone from Realme, one of the manufacturers whose name sounds the strongest in the Android market, and we tell you everything about it, both the good and the not so good and how it stands against the competition.

chameleon design

As I said at the beginning, what stands out most about this new Realme Pro+ is the color change on the back. This feature is only available in the Sunrise Blue version (the one we tested) and the funny thing is that it turns from blue to red in five seconds if we expose it to sunlight or ultraviolet light. Once the light stops falling on the casing, it turns blue again.

Realme9 Pro+

Beyond this feature, the device has a good construction, with quality finishes. In addition, it feels very good in the hand, since it is not heavy at all (it is only 7.99 mm thick and weighs 182 grams). Yes, it is a bit slippery, but putting a cover on it would kill all its charm.

The screen has an integrated fingerprint sensor that also measures heart rate. In my tests I verified that the results of the measurements were not very exact, since they differed a lot from those obtained with the Apple Watch Series 6.

The screen is perforated on the left side to house the 16 MP front camera, which is also responsible for managing the facial recognition system. It has a diagonal of 6.43 inches, its resolution is FHD + and its update rate is 90 Hz.

The panel looks very good, with very good viewing angles and brightness level, although the automatic brightness adjustment is a bit slow. It is important to note that the Realme 9 Pro+ has a classic headphone jack, something less and less common. It also has a speaker located at the bottom and a USB-C input for charging.

Performance and autonomy

Of the three models of the Realme 9 series just presented, this is the most powerful. It is run by the MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G chip which, as the name suggests, gives it this connectivity. This processor is accompanied by 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal memory.

Realme9 Pro+

On a day-to-day basis, moving from one menu to another, using the camera, surfing the internet and checking social networks, the device works quickly and smoothly. Even if we give the processor a lot of work, such as running multitasking or resource-intensive games, the phone performs well without sudden closures of applications or hangs.

What I did verify in several situations is that the device heats up when we ask for more. It is not something very annoying, but it is easily appreciated when we have it in our hand for a long time.

In terms of autonomy, this device does not provide improvements compared to the previous model: it has a 4,500 mAh battery with a 60 W SuperDart Charge fast charging system (the compatible charger is included in the box). With moderate use, the cell phone battery ends the day with some charge, but it is not capable of reaching a day and a half if we have the screen frequency set to 90 Hz.

amazing cameras

In this model, Realme leaves aside the main 108 MP camera sensor that we saw in the Realme 8 Pro and changes it to a Sony one, specifically, the 50 MP IMX766, which is equipped with some high-end phones. This sensor is accompanied by an 8 MP wide-angle lens and a 2 MP macro sensor.

While it is not possible to take huge photos, the 108 MP sensor of the previous model is not missed at all. In general, and as can be seen in the images that accompany this gallery, the Realme 9 Pro+ camera gave excellent results, with a very good level of brightness and detail in natural light and with enough resistance to noise in the absence of light. Color reproduction is generally realistic, although when shooting wide angle there are changes in colorimetry and saturation.

Photos in portrait mode have a very good level of sharpness and cropping, although sometimes confused with somewhat complicated textures such as hair or glasses, usually gives quite natural results.


The Realme 9 Pro+ has a starting price of 399 euros, a fairly significant increase compared to the Realme 8 Pro, whose cost starts at 279 euros for the 6 GB RAM version with 128 GB storage. Although I must admit that it is a device that I really liked for its design, performance and cameras (it is a very balanced mid-range), I do not find any great improvements compared to the previous generation that justify this price increase.

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