OnePlus Nord:- The Premium Mid-Ranger

The Smartphone is priced 24,499 Rs, 27,499 Rs and 29,999 Rs for the base, mid-range and top variants respectively in India. It is available in Gray Onyx and Marble Blue colors.

Key Specs

BrandOnePlus Nord
PerformanceQualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Display6.44 inches Fluid AMOLED HDR10 display
Rear Camera48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera32 MP + 8 MP
Battery4115mAh
Storage64 GB|128 GB|256 GB
Ram6 GB| 8 GB| 12 GB
Price in India24,499 Rs| 27,499 Rs | 29,999 Rs

Design and Display

Unboxing the phone you get the premium looking stylish OnePlus Nord handset, a 30 W fast charger, a USB type-C cable and a transparent case. The power button and the volume rocker are present on the right and left side of the Smartphone respectively. A dual sim tray, a USB type-C port, a speaker grill and a microphone are present on the bottom side of the phone. A secondary microphone is present on the top side of the phone, near the cameras which will help recording audio. A point to note that the microSD slot and the headphone jack are missing in this Smartphone and the users will have to use wireless headphones. The awesome slider which has become a feature of OnePlus Smartphones will also be present at the right side of the Smartphone. The Smartphone will come in two color variants- Gray Onyx and Marble Blue.

The phone is protected on the front and back by Corning Gorilla glass 5. OnePlus Nord has a 6.44 inch 90Hz HDR 10 Fluid Amoled 1080p panel with  2400 x 1080 pixels resolution and a Dual-punch hole design. The phone provides 180 Hz touch response rate as well. So, there is no doubt that content consumption experience is going to be the best with this Smartphone. It is available in 6GB+64GB, 8GB+128GB AND 12GB+256GB storage options. The first option is available only in India. The other 2 options are available in both India and Europe.

Strong Processors:- SD765G

The Smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Octa-core processor and also supports 5G network with a maximum speed of 3.3GBPS. The SD765 Soc promises better processing capabilities and 30% faster graphics rendering than the SD730G. SD765G is built on 7nm process while SD730G is built on 8nm process As per the performance, the user can play games like PUBG and COD without any issue and the 90 Hz refresh rate will further elevate the gaming experience. The phone packs a 4115mah battery with warp charge 30T fast charging support which will fully charge the phone in an hour.

Strongest plus point:- Oxygen OS 10.5

The phone runs on Android 10 OS with custom Oxygen OS 10.5 experience with lots and lots of customization options and with little to no bloat ware. This is the greatest plus point of OnePlus Nord. The company has assured that there will be 2 years of software updates and 3 years of security updates. The Smartphone will get updated to Android 11 OS as well. There have been complaints that OnePlus is stealing data from the users. So the company has replaced its contacts and messages applications with Google first party applications which is a good move by the company towards data security.

Efficient Cameras

 The Smartphone has a quad rear camera set-up and a dual front camera set-up. OnePlus Nord comes with a 48 MP f /1.75 SONY IMX586 primary sensor, 8 MP f/2.3, Ultra Wide camera, 5 MP f/2.4 Depth and a 2 MP f/2.4, Macro Camera. 32 MP f/2.5 + 8 MP f/2.5, Ultra Wide Dual Selfie Camera clicks awesome pictures during day and appreciable pictures in low-light conditions.

The phone does not have any IP rating but the company has assured that the phone can remain under 30 cm of water for 30 seconds without any damage. So the phone will remain protected against occasional spills. The in-display finger print sensor works very well and the face unlock also works equally fast and seamless.

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General features

BrandOnePlus Nord
Operating SystemAndroid 10
Quick ChargingYes
Sim SlotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM
Custom UiOxygnOS 10.5
Rear Camera set-upQuad Camera set-up
Sim SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network5G supportd by dvic( ntwork not rolld out in India)4G: Available (supports Indian bands), 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint SensorYes, in-display, Quick response
Face UnlockYes, Quick response

Performance

BrandOnePlus Nord
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Processor(1×2.4 GHz, Kryo 475 + 1×2.2 GHz, Kryo 475 + 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475)
GraphicsAdreno 620
Architecture8 nm
RAM6 GB| 8 GB| 12 GB

Battery

BrandOnePlus Nord
TypeLi-ion
Quick ChargingYes, 30W
Usb TypecYes
Capacity4115 mAh
Reversible ChargingNo
RemovableNo

Display

BrandOnePlus Nord
Display TypeFluid AMOLED
Rfrsh Ratr90 Hz
Aspect Ratio20:9
Bezelless DisplayYes, with punch-hole
Pixel Density409 ppi
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Screen To Body Ratio Calculated86.29 %
Screen Size6,44 inchs
Screen Resolution1080 x 2400 Pixels
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Indoor peak brightness323 nits

Design

BrandOnePlus Nord
Width73.3 mm
Weight184 grams
Thickness8.2 mm
Height158.3 mm
ColorsGray Onyx and Marble Blue
Back Build MatrialGlass

Camera

BrandOnePlus Nord
Rear/ Front Camera SetupQuad/Single
Camera Features8x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Image Resolution8000 x 6000
Resolution48 MP f /1.75 SONY IMX586 primary sensor+8 MP f/2.3, Ultra Wide camera+5 MP f/2.4 Depth+2 MP f/2.4, Macro Camera
Rear/ Front Physical ApertureF1.75|F2.5
Front Camera Resolution32 MP f/2.5 primary Camera+ 8 MP f/2.5, Ultra Wide angle lens
Video Recording4K @ 30 fps
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Optical image stabilizationYes
Single TakeNo
Camera switching while recording selfie videosNo

Multimedia

BrandOnePlus Nord
Audio JackAbsent
Audio FeaturesDolby Atmos
LoudspeakerYes
FM RadioNo

Connectivity

BrandOnePlus Nord
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFCYes
Infrared PortNo
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
RadioNo
5G supportYes
Android 11 supportYes

Sensors

BrandOnePlus Nord
Finger printYes, in-display
AccelerometerYes
Gyro meterYes
ProximityYes
ANT+No
CompassYes

Bottom Line


In my opinion, this is one of the best mid-range smartphones available in the market. If you want to get the best gaming experience, best data consumption experience and if you want to click really cool and awesome photographs and selfies with friends all in just Rs.24,999 then you must really give this smartphone a try; you will be amazed.

Cons:-

  1. No headphone jack
  2. Storage is not expandable

Adityan

I am a 17 year old boy passionate about gadgets and blogging.

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