OnePlus never stops to amuse us when it comes to feature. In the saturated Indian market, they have bravely launched the OnePlus Nord. Furthermore, this budget range smartphone packs everything you really need and shaves off the thing you don’t. So here’s our review on the phone. Check out the details and decide whether to buy it or not. The buying link will be at the bottom likewise.
The Build and design:
The OnePlus Nord comes with a smooth polished body. The colors look stunning. Furthermore, the device is available in two colors Onyx Gray and Marble Blue. The device comes with several types of protection. In contrast to that OnePlus hasn’t provided an IP rating for the OnePlus Nord. Clearly some cost-cutting is done here and there. The device looks amazing in hand and feels certainly premium.
To me, the best and most important of a smartphone is the display. Because we spend most of our time looking at it. The display of OnePlus Nord is a 6.44 inch 1080p Fluid AMOLED display. Furthermore, the OnePlus Nord also comes with a 90Hz refresh rate. This makes the experience way smoother than the competition. The touch sampling rate is also improved to match with a high refresh rate.
Other than that there’s a pill-shaped cut-out on the top left of the phone to house the selfie cameras. The fingerprint sensor is also an In-display optical one. Unlocking speed is snappy likewise.
The Cameras of OnePlus Nord
Most of you folks must have been waiting for this segment. Well, the OnePlus Nord hasn’t cut corners in this segment also. They have just taken the OnePlus 8’s camera and copy-pasted it into the device. Therefore, you can expect great night mode, lowlight, and portrait mode snaps.
Needless to say, soon there will be the GCam and multiple software updates to push the camera hardware to the next level. The main 48MP sensor is OIS enabled.Hence you can get some great videography outputs from this budget beast. 2MP macro camera is useless likewise. The ultrawide lens works like a charm though.
Coming to the selfie cameras it’s a 32MP + 8MP setup. The primary 32MP captures detailed shots with zero distortion. And the ultrawide angle 8MP camera is there for wide group selfies.
We already knew this as OnePlus announced it pretty much everywhere they could. The OnePlus Nord comes with a SnapDragon 765G. It’s a 5G chipset so it’ll be ready for 5G when 5G comes. Other than that the 765G is a flagship-level chipset. Hence you won’t notice any difference in the snappy performance from the same of an 800 series chipset.
The RAM and internal storage are pretty good too. There are 3 possible combinations to choose from. Look at the image below and you will understand. Furthermore, the 6GB + 64GB is exclusively launched for India. Although you have to wait a month more to get your hand on it.
Finally, Battery and Charging
The OnePlus Nord comes with a 4115 mAh battery to power everything. Even more, the device gets to 70% within half an hour. This is due to the 30W warp charger provided in the box. The battery can certainly last a day. With the AMOLED display being battery saving and the 90 Hz refresh rate doing the opposite it pretty much balances the battery drain. But still, the experience is smooth.
Display is fierce. On par with the flagship
Battery backup and 30W Warp charging is awesome
SnapDragon 765G is snappy fast
Oxygen OS is always the best Custom UI one can have
No 3.5mm headphone jack, even USB-C to 3.5mm adapter not provided in the box.
No IP rating although OnePlus can be trusted
So that was a quick look into the latest OnePlus Nord. In my opinion, you should absolutely go for it. This price segment rarely offers anything as premium as this one. Then again brand like Redmi and Realme will now have a great competition. Hence they will go even lower in the cost-cutting. In the end, we, the customers make the profit out of this competition. So tell us what do you think about the OnePlus Nord. Should you go for it or wait for the competitions to catch up?