“Honor X9-5G” and “Realme 9 Pro” … two distinct middle class phones

Asharq Al-Awsat tests their advanced imaging features and fast charging capabilities … in a sleek design and at a moderate price

Mobile phone manufacturers continue to innovate mid-range phones that offer the latest features at a reasonable price, including large screens, fast charging and advanced imaging capabilities in sleek designs. Among these phones are the Honor X9 5G and the real 9 Pro +, which were tested by the “Middle East” before their launch in the Arab region, and we mention a summary of the experience.

Honor X9-5G

The Honor X9 5G phone offers a very clear screen with a diagonal of 6.81 inches to provide a high quality visual experience with added image clarity and the experience of watching realistic color movies or when previewing photos and playing with friends.

> Exceptional design. The phone supports Honor RAM Turbo technology, which converts a portion of the integrated space to 2 GB of additional memory (compressing applications running in the background, thus executing more of them in the background without compromising performance efficiency), in order to get faster performance and a better user experience when downloading apps, content, and browsing the web.

The phone also supports “e-book” mode for a comprehensive reading experience with greater focus, as those who prefer to read for longer periods can enjoy a more comfortable experience in the eye, changing the screen to black and white when this mode is activated. The phone also supports the function of reducing the percentage of blue light emitted to relieve eye strain, while adjusting the screen to display warmer colors in order to obtain a comfortable experience during prolonged use. And when the phone is used with its fully charged battery, it is possible to browse social networks and have voice conversations for about 15 minutes with the remaining battery level at 100 percent, and it supports fast 66 W charging to charge battery from 0 to 50 percent in just 15 minutes, or to 85 percent in about 30 minutes. The design of the phone is sleek, especially since the camera sensors are located on a rear ring, which adds an extra aesthetic touch.

The phone uses an eight-core Snapdragon 695 processor (2 cores at 2.2 GHz and 6 cores at 1.8 GHz), 8 GB of memory and 256 GB of integrated storage, and offers a screen that displays the image with a resolution of 2388 x 1080 pixels with a frequency of 120 Hz and a density of 385 pixels per inch. The rear camera has a resolution of 48, 2 and 2 megapixels, and the front camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels. The phone works with the “Android 11” operating system and supports the use of two SIM cards and networks “Wi-Fi a, b, g, n and ac”, “Bluetooth 5.1” and NFC technology, as well as offers a side tracking sensor of fingers. , and the battery charge is 4800 mAh. The phone is 8.1 mm thick and weighs 189 grams, and is available in black or silver priced at 1,099, 1,199 and 1,299 Saudi riyals or US $ 293, 320 and 346 (for 128 GB, fourth generation communications, 128 and 256 GB, fifth generation communications).

> Compared to “iPhone 13 Pro”. When comparing the phone to the iPhone 13 Pro, we find that the Honor X9 5G is superior in screen diameter (6.81 vs. 6.1 inches), number of processor cores (8 vs. 6), memory (8 (compared to 6 GB), and rear camera accuracy (48, 2, 2 vs. 12, 12 and 12 megapixels), front (16 vs. 12 megapixels), support for “Bluetooth” version (5.1 vs. with 5.0), battery charge (4800 vs. 3,095 mAh), charging speed (66 vs. 23 watts), weight (189 vs. 204 grams) and the introduction of the fingerprint sensor. Both phones are equivalent in image display frequency (120 Hz) and support for near-field NFC communication technology, while the “iPhone 13 Pro” shines in screen resolution (2532 x 1170 compared to 2388 x 1080 pixels), screen density (460 vs. 385 pixels per inch) and thickness (7.7 vs. 8.1 millimeters).

“Realme 9 Pro +”

“Realme 9 Pro +” stands out as the first mid-range smartphone that has a very large Sony IMX766 OIS sensor (1/1, 56 inches) and a large pixel scale (this sensor is used in 15 flagship phones from companies different, and is larger than the iPhone sensor, which measures 1 / 1.88 inches, and thus can record more light to get better image colors), in order to facilitate taking quality photos very high every time. The phone supports the image stabilization function during shooting to capture fast images without adversely affecting their focus, in addition to supporting artificial intelligence technology to remove optical noise from the image, thus increasing its accuracy.

> Design and image advantages. The phone uses a 6.4-inch screen that works with Super AMOLED technology that displays very impressive color image at a frequency of 90 Hz, while offering a fingerprint sensor inside the screen that can measure heartbeat and supports stereoscopic audio with Dolby Atmos Technology through two built-in speakers, in addition to support for fast charging with a capacity of 60 A watt that can charge a full battery from 0 percent in just 44 minutes. The design of the phone is very nice, and the rear cameras are visibly scattered in a special area for it.

The phone uses an MediaTek Dimension 920 processor with eight cores (2 cores at 2.5 GHz and 6 cores at 2.0 GHz), 8 GB of memory and 256 GB of integrated storage space, and offers a screen that displays the image with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and a density of 441 pixels per inch. The rear cameras have a resolution of 50, 8 and 2 megapixels, and the front camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels. The phone runs on “Android 12” operating system and supports the use of two SIM cards and networks “Wi-Fi a, b, g, n, ac, 6”, “Bluetooth 2.5” and NFC technology. The battery is 4500 mAh, 8 millimeters thick and weighs 182 grams, is available in green or black at a price of 1699 Saudi riyals (about 453 US dollars).

> Compared to “iPhone 13 Pro”. When comparing the phone to the “iPhone 13 Pro”, we find that the “Realme 9 Pro +” is better in screen diameter (6.4 vs. 6.1 inches), number of processor cores (8 vs. 6), memory (8 compared to 6. GB), and the accuracy of the cameras. Rear (50, 8, 2 vs. 12, 12 and 12 MP), front (16 vs. 12 MP), support for Bluetooth version (5.2 vs. 5.0), battery charge (4,500 vs. 3,095 mAh) ), charging speed (60 vs. 23 watts), weight (182 vs. 204 grams), inserting a fingerprint sensor and reading the heartbeat through it, and a port for standard headphones with a diameter of 3.5 mm. iPhone 13 Pro shines in screen resolution (2532 x 1170 vs. 2400 x 1080 pixels), screen density (460 vs. 411 pixels per inch), image display frequency (120 vs. 90 Hz), support for NFC technology and thickness (7.7 compared to 8 millimeters).


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