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realme 9 Pro+ Free Fire Limited Edition hands-on review, unboxing

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Following the launch of the realme 9 Pro Series in March, realme releases the Free Fire edition of the smartphone. It comes with the flagship-level features of the 9 Pro+ with a fresh coat of paint inspired by the popular battle royale mobile game Free Fire.

Unboxing, Accessories

The unboxing experience of the limited-edition Free Fire variant is something special. The smartphone comes in a customized box packaging that unfolds into a Free Fire universe map. The box itself comes in the familiar yellow, but it has the Free Fire logo and a silhouette of Free Fire character Kelly “The Swift” on the front.

realme 9 Pro+ Free Fire Limited Edition Review
realme 9 Pro+ Free Fire Limited Edition Review

Inside is an assortment of realme x Free Fire merchandise, including an FF Knife SIM pin, Free Fire stickers, and a Free Fire Magic Cube Reward Card which lets you claim a special in-game collectible.

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In the box

  • realme 9 Pro+ 5G Free Fire Limited Edition
  • Pre-installed screen protector
  • FF Knife SIM Pin
  • Free Fire Stickers
  • Free Fire Magic Cube Reward Card
  • Silicone case
  • 65W Fast Charger
  • USB-C cable
  • Documentation

Hands-on Review

The realme 9 Pro+ 5G Free Fire Limited Edition variant’s design is heavily inspired by different elements from the game. The handset has a glossy finish in dark blue with the FF Knife blade patterns that reflects rainbow colors when hit with a light source.

realme 9 Pro+ Free Fire Limited Edition Review

In the upper right corner, the word “Booyah!” is emblazoned with the same gradient. You also have the realme logo in silver at the back.

realme 9 Pro+ Free Fire Limited Edition Review
realme 9 Pro+ Free Fire Limited Edition Review

Continuing with the Free Fire elements, the phone comes with a special theme with a Kelly “The Swift” lock screen and wallpaper, along with special icons for default apps and an octagon icon shape for the other apps.

Apart from the fresh coat of paint, it’s the same realme 9 Pro+. It has a 90Hz 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a 2400 x 1080 resolution, a 360Hz touch sampling rate, up to 1000 nits of brightness, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The phone is powered by a MediaTek 920 5G chipset, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and a 4500mAh battery with 60W fast charging.

As for its cameras, it has a 50MP main camera with a flagship-grade Sony IMX766 sensor and OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP macro. It also has a 16MP selfie shooter under a punch hole on the display.

Also Read: realme 9 Pro+ Free Fire Limited Edition to launch in the PH on April 25 with 2k off

You can check out our full review of the realme 9 Pro+ here: realme 9 Pro+ review: Great value, great cameras. We found that its best asset is its 50MP main camera. Moreover, the smartphone offers decent performance, on top of a very good display. It also comes with fast charging, which can charge the phone to full in less than an hour.

realme 9 Pro+ Hands-on Review

Price and Availability

The realme 9 Pro+ Free Fire Limited Edition 8GB + 128GB is priced at Php 20,990. You can purchase one here.

realme 9 Pro+ 5G Free Fire Limited Edition specs

Display6.43-inch AMOLED Display, 2400 x 1080, 90Hz Refresh Rate, 360Hz Touch Sampling Rate, Up to 1000 nits, Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 920 5G
Mali G68 GPU
RAM8GB RAM, Up to 5GB Virtual RAM
Storage128GB Storage
Rear Cameras50MP Main, Sony IMX766, OIS
8MP Ultra-wide
2MP Macro
Front Camera16MP Selfie Camera
Network5G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS
OthersIn-display Fingerprint Scanner, USB-C, Stereo Speakers, Hi-Res Audio, Dolby Atmos, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, In-display Heart Rate Monitor, Vapor Cooling Chamber, X-axis Linear Motor
OSrealme UI 3.0, Android 12
Battery4500mAh Battery, 60W Fast Charger
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Bryan is a tech enthusiast and self-admitted geek who enjoys blogging and watching NBA clips on YouTube. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations from different industries such as telecommunications and banking.

1 Comment

  1. JAKE PEDRABUENA Reply

    The newly released realme phone is a beast in gaming and it really giggles me to have it. But i don’t have a money now but sooner I can have one. Keep up on making the realme technology as the best.

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