The Realme 9 5G is, you guessed it, a 5G version of the Realme 9. Well, sort of.
You see, Realme decided to add 5G without raising the phone’s price – which means it had to make compromises elsewhere, and in fact this is an almost entirely different phone to the regular 9, with a different chipset, an LCD display (but at 120Hz), and slower charging.
Still, it’s not a bad balance of specs for the price. The 50Mp camera is still capable of some lovely shots, and the big 5000mAh battery will last for ages.
Note: This is the European version of the Realme 9 5G. Realme sells a different phone under the same name in India, which we have not reviewed.