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Realme 9 Pro 5G Unboxing and First Impression

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This is another one of realme’s latest releases in the Philippines, the Realme 9 Pro 5G. We made a separate article for the unboxing of the Realme 9 Pro 5G+ so we will be sticking with the non-plus variant. If you want to check out the Pro Plus article click here. Today let’s see what are the differences between the 9 Pro and the 9 Pro +.

Read: Realme 9 Pro+ Unboxing and First Impression

What’s in The Box?

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First things first the contents and how the box looks are very similar to the Realme 9 Pro +. The Compartment box has the sim ejector pin, user manual, and translucent jelly case. Under that are the device itself, USB type C cable, and the power brick. That is pretty much what’s inside the box.

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Design

The color variant of our realme 9 Pro is also aurora green, and as you can see both the realme 9 Pro and the 9 Pro + have an identical design but have a different type of material used. The 9 Pro + is made out of glass while the 9 Pro is made out of glossy polycarbonate plastic. Even with the difference in build both devices are pretty much a fingerprint and dust magnet. Still, you have a free translucent jelly case at your disposal in case you want to fully secure your device. This color variant has a shimmering glitter effect that adds style to its design. It is not that heavy even though it has a higher battery capacity than the realme 9 Pro + and it is also a bit bigger in terms of display.

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As for the buttons around the frame, on the right, we have the power button, and unlike the realme 9 Pro + the 9 Pro doesn’t have an in-display fingerprint scanner but a side-mounted one. On the left is the volume rockers and the hybrid sim-tray, and at the bottom is the USB C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, mic, and speaker.

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Display

Switching to its display, It has a 6.6-inch IPS LCD panel with a 2412×1080 resolution. Unlike the 9 Pro + variant, this one doesn’t have an AMOLED panel but does have a 120hz refresh rate. That is good for realme since it gives us different options, trading the AMOLED panel that is paired with a 90hz refresh rate with an IPS panel along with a 120hz display. It also has slim bezels and a slightly thick chin and as for viewing angles, it is also great.

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Performance

Moving on to its inner specs, the realme 9 Pro is powered by a 5G ready Qualcomm Snapdragon 695, Andreno 695 GPU, 8GB of ram, and 128GB of storage. Just like the 9 Pro + this one also runs on Android 12 slapped with realme UI 3.0. All those are backed with a 5000mAh of battery which is slightly bigger than the realme 9 Pro+ but because of that it only offers 33w of fast charging.

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Camera

As for its camera, the camera module of the 9 Pro is similar to the 9 Pro + it also has a triple camera setup but this one is equipped with a 64mp f/1.8 wide, 8mp f/2.2 ultrawide, and 2mp f/2.4 macro.

Here are some sample shots:

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Thoughts?

Overall it is good that realme decided to up the ante for a better vanilla version of their device. With this, we have the option to choose between an AMOLED panel or a 120Hz refresh rate display. We will announce its price along with its full review so stay tuned with our full review.

Realme 9 Pro and Realme 9 Pro Plus will be launched soon so better check realme’s Facebook page for the live stream launch on March 15, 6 PM.

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