Believe it or not, but the latest OnePlus Nord is one of the most awaited smartphones of the year. All because of the hype created by the company. Launched on July 21, Tuesday, this phone starts at Rs 24,999 for the base 6GB Ram/64GB variant. It also comes in 8GB RAM/128GB storage and 12GB RAM/256GB at Rs 27,999 and Rs 29,999, respectively, which are now available on Amazon and the company’s own website.
This all-new series by OnePlus has been designed with a purpose to offer a premium software and hardware experience at an affordable price. Nord is packed with amazing technology to provide satisfying performance in all the significant aspects of the phone.
This new premium mid-range smartphone is having a 6.44″ AMOLED Screen with 90hz refresh powered by Snapdragon 765 SOC has a 48MP rear quad camera, and a dual front-facing camera comes with 4115 mAh battery with 30W fast charging. The color options include Blue Marble and Gray Onyx.
So, if you are also someone who is also looking to buy a phone without creating a hole in their pocket, then OnePlus Nord could be the one.
Let’s look deeper into the OnePlus Nord features along with the technical specifications
Although Nord is not that expensive, Oneplus has not made many compromises in terms of design. Its glossy body with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the back as well as the front to protect it from scratch and smudge.
This is not it, when it comes to weight distribution, Oneplus has done a great job.
At just 184 grams, it is also extremely lightweight, especially when you look at the competition which is at the 200-gram mark.
If you see the right side of the phone, you see the power button – easy to access. Right above this power button, there is an iconic alert slider, which can be used in three modes: Ring, Silent, and Vibrate. On the other side, you see a volume rocker. The back, you get a quad-camera consist of 48 MP primary sensor as the OnePlus 8, complete with optical image stabilization (OIS) to eliminate blur and shakiness from every photo. Next to the camera, there is a dual-LED flash.
On the front of the device, there is a pill-shaped dual front-facing camera towards the left, which is capable of capturing an ultra-wide-angle on its front. It captures good selfies and group selfies. In low light, however, the front camera struggles, too. Along with this, its 32 MP primary front camera is capable of recording in 4K at 60 fps. The overall camera quality seems to be pleasant but not the best.
The earpiece is located along the top edge of the phone. The USB Type-C port and the SIM slot is also present at the bottom. If we talk about overall, the build of the phone looks pretty solid.
Bright, Vibrant & Responsive Display
When it comes to rendering multimedia content or smooth transitions, the Nord’s screen gives you a delightful experience, especially when it comes to the mid-range smartphone segment.
Nord has a 6.44-inch fluid AMOLED screen of a 90Hz refresh rate, fullHD+ resolution, and 20:9 aspect ratio along with a flat display with curved glass on top for ease of use. Its display is vibrant, bright, and responsive. In addition, this phone has an advanced display-calibration setting, which facilitates the screen to be set to the AMOLED wide color gamut, RGB, and Display P3, as per user preference. Although this phone is packed with several features still you will not get everything here; like the adaptive screen refresh rate mode is missing and you have to set it manually.
Is OnePlus Nord worth buying? Pros & Cons
This latest OnePlus Nord comes with some of its own kind of benefits, but all won’t live up to your expectations. Hence, before buying, it’s imperative to look at it carefully.
Here, we have listed a couple of things that can be considered as Cons:
- Absence of 3.5 mm headphone jack.
- There is no dedicated micro-SD card slot to extend storage.
- The 2 MP and 5 MP cameras are not that useful.
On the Other side:
- Oxygen Os
- Good front and Rear cameras.
- The In-display fingerprint scanner.
- Fast Processor and Above Average Display.
- Decent battery and supports fast charging.
- 5G Ready
OnePlus Nord Technical Specifications
158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm (6.23 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)
|Weight||184g (6.49 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), Glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame|
|Type||Fluid AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16m colors|
|Size||6.44 inches, 100.6 cm2 (~86.7% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~480 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|OS||Android 10, OxygenOS 10.0|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)|
|External||No Card Slot|
|Internal||64 GB, 6GB RAM|
Frequently Asked Questions related to OnePlus Nord
Why OnePlus Nord name?
According to Pei, the name Nord “comes from the concept of true north.
“This product line reminds us to always search for our true north, and we hope it will keep reminding you of yours,” he wrote in a tweet.
Is OnePlus Nord good for gaming?
In terms of performance, One Plus Nord is awesome as it comes with Snapdragon 765G, which means popular games like PUBG Mobile and COD can be played at 100% stability without any Lag.
Is OnePlus Nord waterproof?
OnePlus Nord does not come with any water-resistance standards. However, OnePlus Nord can survive if it falls in a pool or gets drenched accidentally
We hope you found this OnePlus Nord review helpful. Are you picking one up? let us know in the comments section.