Realme 9 Pro Plus Review: Good Mid-Ranger With Impressive Camera But What’s With That Design?

Realme is probably one of the most active smartphone brands in India. The company launches a lot of smartphones. It is just the third month of 2022 and Realme has already launched a bunch of smartphones in the Indian market. However, this review holds significance as the Realme 9 Pro+ is where the company has put its best foot forward. Realme 9 Pro+ is aimed to be a power-packed mid-ranger with a flagship level camera and segment-first features, a segment Realme as a brand has established itself in. The smartphone comes as the top-spec variant of the latest iteration of Realme’s most popular smartphone series. The Realme 9 series will be a successor to the Realme 8 series, but the Realme 9 Pro+ is a completely new variant and does not succeed any of the Realme 8 series smartphones. The Realme 9 Pro succeeds the Realme 8 Pro.


With the Realme 9 Pro+, Realme aimed to bring premium features and quality to a mid-range smartphone including a flagship-level camera, an AMOLED display, 60W SuperDart fast charging, and several other features. The smartphone was launched last month at a price of Rs 24,999 onwards in India and comes with a MediaTek Dimensity 920 chipset paired with up to 8GB of RAM. I have been using the Realme 9 Pro+ as my secondary phone since the past couple of weeks and I will tell you what I like about this smartphone, what I don’t like, and if you should spend your Rs 24,999 on the Realme 9 Pro+. Let’s go.

The design of the Realme 9 Pro+ is pretty decent in terms of shape. The size is very nice and compact, the smartphone is light, it has a flat display with a hole punch camera, it is an easy phone to handle. The back panel of the Realme 9 Pro+ however, is one of the most bold (read loud) designs I have seen on a

smartphone in recent times. It has a shiny sky blue back panel with a glitter effect and vertical reflections. This sky blue panel changes into a maroon-like shade when exposed to sunlight of UV light, but the glitter and shine stays. The rear camera module looks like other Realme phones.

Overall, while the form factor of the Realme 9 Pro+ is just the right size for most users. It is not big and is very lightweight. But the back panel design is too loud and will be tough to fit into most aesthetics. Realme has wanted to bring something different with this design, but that has not worked for the brand. The colour-changing back panel is surely something that fascinates a lot of people, but that can be implemented on a solid finish back panel as well.


Display on the Realme 9 Pro+ is 6.4-inch a 90Hz AMOLED panel. The display is pretty decent as well. It is an AMOLED panel so blacks are darker and while the colours are more accurate than an LCD display, there are . The display is bright enough to be used in sunlight, but it is not the brightest display we have seen in this segment.

It is a 90Hz display so the phone feels very responsive and speedy. The high refresh rate helps with gaming as well as games can run at a higher frame rate. While gaming also, the Realme 9 Pro+ display did not give me any issues and gaming, watching videos was a good experience on the Realme 9 Pro+. All in all, it is a good display, it is just not the most colour accurate AMOLED panel out there.


In terms of performance, the Realme 9 Pro+ has no issue. The smartphone is pretty fast and the app loading time is as good as any flagship smartphone from a year ago. I test the app loading time simultaneously with Realme’s own Realme GT Neo 2 from last year, and the Realme 9 Pro+ opened all generic apps in as much time as last year’s premium offering from the brand. During my usage, I didn’t experience any app crashes or lags.

The Realme 9 Pro+ is also a pretty good phone for gaming, if you tend to play a lot of games on your phones. It runs games like Battlegrounds Mobile India and Call of Duty: Mobile in high frame rate, and responsiveness and loading times are also pretty decent. There is a Game Space that allows users to set things in order to make their Realme 9 Pro+ ready for gaming. The game space also tells the CPU and GPU usage, along with the phone temperature and battery.