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Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition review

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In today’s article, I’m going to give you a complete review of Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition. I’m going to give you a complete spec sheet. I’m going to review Display, Design and build, Performance, Memory, Storage, Software, Battery, Camera, Main camera, Lenses, Selfie camera, Connectivity, Network, Sound, and pretty much everything that comes in this device.

Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition


Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition:

So, this year we’ve seen amazing smartphones from Realme with the recently launched Realme Gt 2 Pro which is the fastest phone in this planet right now. Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition launches with amazing features. So, let’s review it.

Display:

Type IPS LCD
Size 6.6 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2412 pixels
Aspect ratio 20:9
PPI 400 ppi
Refresh rate 144 Hz
Screen protection Tempered glass
Screen-to-body ratio 84.1%
Display features – DCI-P3

The display of the Realme 9 5G Speed Edition is on another level. It is IPS LCD, 6.6inches, 144Hz, HDR10, and 478 nits (peak) brightness display.  It is also Full HD+ with a PPI density of 410. Which makes it punchier and more powerful, more colorful. It is an IPS panel so it does not have the deep blacks as the super AMOLED has. It is also not bright like the super AMOLED panel on the other midrange devices. The gaming experience is also going to be very good because it’s a 144Hz display and also the content watching will be brighter. Thanks to DCIP3 technology. There are going to be some issues using this display outside because of this 478 nit’s brightness. Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition is the first smartphone from Realme to give a whopping 144Hz refresh rate display. The display is fast and has good colors and good contrast. The display is protected by the Tempered Glass which is not strong as the Gorilla Glass 5 but you can put an extra protection layer on it.



DESIGN & BUILD

Height 164.4 mm (6.47 inches)
Width 75.8 mm (2.98 inches)
Thickness 8.5 mm (0.33 inches)
Weight 199 gramm (7.02 oz)
Waterproof No
Rear material Plastic
Frame material Plastic
Colors Blue
Fingerprint scanner Yes, in home button

The Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition has one amazing design. With the new design, it looks more futuristic and strong. The rear is made of plastic. The frame is made from plastic, which makes it lighter. There’s no IP68 water and dust resistance. Realme 9 5G Speed Edition is lighter in terms of weight and thickness. In this Realme 9 5G Speed Edition, we got to see the better design and the better back. Which is good to see on the mid-range phone. It’s protected by a plastic frame that’s why it makes it lighter by 199 grams. Talking about the design, the Camera bump is a quite good place. The fingerprint scanner is located on the home button. Which is fast and can be more accurate than the in-display fingerprint scanner. I personally like the in-home button fingerprint scanner.

Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition

Performance:

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
Max. clock 2400 MHz
CPU cores 8 (1 + 3 + 4)
Architecture – 4 cores at 1.9 GHz: Kryo 670 Silver (Cortex-A55)
– 3 cores at 2.2 GHz: Kryo 670 Gold (Cortex-A78)
– 1 core at 2.4 GHz: Kryo 670 Prime (Cortex-A78)
Lithography process 6 nanometers
Graphics Adreno 642L
GPU clock 490 MHz

 Now let’s talk about this performance of the Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition. Realme 9 5G Speed Edition comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G. Which scores great on Antutu 9 benchmarks. It also makes the phone experience much smoother. The gaming experience is also going to be on another level. Thanks to the 90 Hertz refresh rate with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G. The Adreno 642L is one of the powerful GPUs in a mid-range phone, which makes the  Realme 9 5G Speed Edition more powerful than other mid-range smartphones. The processor is fabricated at 6nm which means this processor is efficient and will be fast. In terms of overheating this processor can handle that with the liquid-vapor chamber in the smartphone. I already wrote an article on Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G


MEMORY AND STORAGE:

RAM size 6, 8 GB
Memory type LPDDR4X
Memory clock 2133 MHz
Channels 2
Storage size 128 GB
Storage type UFS 2.2
Memory card MicroSD
Memory card max. size Up to 512 GB

 The Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition comes with two variants of ram 6GB RAM, 8GB RAM, which are clocked on 2133MHz with 2 channels of ram. That’s amazing giving 8GB of ram with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G. There is only one storage option which is 128GB. The Realme UI 3.0 with Android 12 makes this phone smoother and powerful and also power efficient. This is a mid-range phone so there is also SD card support on this Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition which can support SD cards up to 512GB which is freaking awesome. The storage is based on UFS 2.2 which is the fastest in mid-range phones. The UFS 2.2 also gives you good reads and writes speeds.

Benchmarks:

Geekbench 5:

Single-Core 764
Multi-core 2808

Now let’s talk about the benchmarks. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G has good CPU scores in the Geekbach 5. The single-core score is 764. This is quite impressive when it comes to single-core performance also the multi-core which is 2808. Which is a lot faster than the last-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G.

Antutu 9 Benchmarks

CPU 162847
GPU 155153
Memory 82164
UX 130287
Total score 527180

Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G shows the best Antutu 9 scores. We can see the big jump in the GPU and CPU performance. The total performance of the GPU is 155153, which is slower than the Snapdragon 778G Plus. The CPU also shows one of the best scores. It is 162847 which is a bit slower than the Snapdragon 788G Plus. The memory scores also shows a significant boost. Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G memory is faster than Snapdragon 765G, Snapdragon 768G. The Ux is also showing one of the best performances. It is 130287, which is faster than Snapdragon 765G, Snapdragon 768G. Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G total scores are above 527180. It will depend on which smartphones manufacturers use this chipset with which type of ram. Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G is considerably gaining performance boost and beating some of the latest processors in the Mid-range category.


Software:

Operating system Android 11
ROM Realme UI 3.0

The Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition comes with Android 11 support. Which is more efficient and more powerful than Android 10. Realme 9 5G Speed Edition also comes with a Realme UI 3.0, which is their own custom UI. It is much smoother than the Realme UI 2.0.

Battery:

Capacity 5000 mAh
Charge power 30 W
Battery type Li-Po
Replaceable No
Wireless charging No
Reverse charging No
Fast charging Yes (50% in 27 min)

When it comes to charging. This phone can support fast charging of 30 watts. It is quite impressive that this phone can charge fully in 72 minutes. There is no fast wireless charging support. The  Realme 9 5G Speed Edition comes with a 5000Mah battery. Which is just enough for the daily usage. The Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition has a full day battery on a single charge it can live long up to a day.


MAIN CAMERA:

Matrix 48 megapixels
Image resolution 8000 x 6000
Zoom Digital
Flash LED
Stabilization Digital
8K video recording No
4K video recording Up to 30FPS
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS
Slow motion 120 FPS (1080p)
Lenses 3 (48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP)

Now let’s talk about the Camera. The Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition. Comes with a triple camera setup. The main camera is 108 megapixel F/1.8. There is no telephoto lens. There is no ultra-wide lens. There is only 4K at 30 FPS. The videos will contain more details and will be sharper thanks to its chipset. There is no optical image stabilization on the main lens. The Realme 9 5G Speed Edition. Also supported the slow-motion 1080P 120 FPS. This sensor is sharp and big.

Lenses:

Wide (main) lens – 48 MP
– Aperture: f/1.8
– Focal length: 25 mm
– Pixel size: 0.8 micron
– Sensor: 1/2″, Samsung S5KGM1 (ISOCELL Plus CMOS)
– Phase autofocus
Macro lens – 2 MP
– Aperture: f/2.4
– Pixel size: 1.75 micron
– Sensor: 1/5″, GalaxyCore GC02M1 (CMOS)
Depth lens – 2 MP
– Aperture: f/2.4
– Pixel size: 1.75 micron
– Sensor: 1/5″, GalaxyCore GC02M1 (CMOS)
Camera features – Bokeh mode
– Pro mode

The main sensor is 108mp. Which is Samsung S5KGM1. Samsung S5KGM1 sensor can be seen in a lot of smartphones in the budget category. The main camera saves 12-megapixel images by default. These are all right with enough detail for this class and true to life colors the dynamic range is good. This sensor is brighter and big. Thanks to the aperture F/1.8. This sensor can take stronger portrait shots and can take great shots in the nighttime because it’s combined with a wider aperture. This sensor is very good at maintaining a good dynamic range in harsh conditions. This sensor is also good at taking very amazing portraits with strong bokeh and good depth of field. The Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition doesn’t turn night and day but can take the best night shots. It is a 48MP sensor so, combining that with great software can result in the best in smartphone photography. The autofocus in this camera sensor is incredibly fast. The sensor is a dual pixel. Overall the sensor is big, bright, and powerful.

There is also a 2mp macro lens and a 2MP depth lens. Which is not used regularly. These camera sensors can take good shots with amazing details, amazing sharpness. The main lens also has optical image stabilization. Which is not as good as the flagship phones but still can do a good job while taking photos or making videos.



SELFIE CAMERA:

Megapixels 16 megapixels
Image resolution 4920 x 3264
Aperture f/2.1
Pixel size 1 microns
Sensor type Exmor-RS CMOS
Sensor size 1/3.13″
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS

The Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition has a 16-megapixel Selfie Camera. It is good on the phone but, I’m so disappointed to see that there is no 4K recording on the Selfie Camera. Their recording is only kept on 108p up to 30 FPS. But considering this Selfie Camera is 16 megapixels. This means it will contain more details. It’s also F/2.1. So, that makes it brighter enough at night time. Taking photos at nighttime shots will contain less noise and will contain more details.

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Bluetooth version 5.2
USB type USB Type-C
USB version 2
Infrared port No

The Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition comes with Wi-Fi 6 with the Bluetooth version of 5.2. Which contain less speed and less coverage area. Thanks for the Wi-Fi 6. It gives you a better upload and download speed. There is also an NFC port. Which is quite useful for today’s technology. Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition comes with the USB type C 2.0, which makes Charging faster and more efficient. Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition comes with a home-button fingerprint sensor. Which is fast and quick.

Network:

Number of SIM* 2
Type of SIM card Nano
Multi SIM mode Standby
eSIM support* No
Hybrid slot No
5G support Yes

Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition also have 5G support with the best bandwidth. This smartphone also have the support of LTE Cat 18 which contains a lot of bandwidth which makes the download speeds and upload speeds faster. Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition can support dual Sims at 5G. There is no Esim support. But we do get the Hybrid slot. The download and upload speeds are also great thanks to the latest modem of this Snapdragon 778G chipset.


SOUND:

Speakers Stereo
Headphone audio jack Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes

Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition has a headphone jack. It’s a Midrange smartphone so, it has Stereo speakers with the Dolby atoms support. The speakers sound well. You can listen to music and can take calls with these speakers. It’s also supported with the Dolby atmos which makes the sound experience on another level. The speaker has a nice amount of bass in the sound. You can feel the beat with the nice sound. There are two speakers one at the bottom and another at the top. The top speaker is also used to take calls. The sound quality of Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition is A+. There is also a 3.5-millimeter headphone Jack because it’s a mid-range phone. This is a mid-range smartphone so there is also a headphone jack.

Colors:

Colors Blue

 The Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition comes in one color. There is blue color only. I personally like this blue color, because it gives a natural look to the Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition. But I know everyone is going to put a case on the back of the Realme 9 5G Speed Edition.


Final Thoughts:

Considering this phone for gaming and for daily usage then it’s a good option. Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition is rich in specs. It have amazing display with new design with bigger battery. The performance of this smartphone is also great thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G. This processor contain big two cores of Cortex A78. Which makes the performance of this smartphone to the next level. This chipset is also 5G which is great to see on a $300 phone. I highly recommend this phone to buy if you are looking for a good budget smartphone.

So, this was my review of the Oppo Realme 9 5G Speed Edition. This phone has an amazing chipset with an amazing camera. So, I highly recommend buying this phone if you are looking for a good value mid-range phone. If you guys learned something new then make sure to check out my other articles as well as my YouTube channel.

My YouTube Channel Link:

https://www.youtube.com/c/ElectronicClinic

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My name is Shahzada Fahad and I am an Electrical Engineer. I have been doing Job in UAE as a site engineer in an Electrical Construction Company. Currently, I am running my own YouTube channel "Electronic Clinic", and managing this Website. My Hobbies are * Watching Movies * Music * Martial Arts * Photography * Travelling * Make Sketches and so on...

One Comment

  1. I think I would go for the Realme 9 5g as it is looking more promising with the mediatek dimensity 810 processor.

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