OnePlus Nord: Pretty much everything you need to know

Almost six years after revolutionizing the smartphone industry, OnePlus has finally launched its much-awaited mid-range smartphone, the OnePlus Nord – a smartphone that had been generating a lot of hype on social media especially on Instagram.

Although this is not the first time that OnePlus has stepped into the mid-range segment as they had tried it with the OnePlus X back in 2015 and though it was a pretty great phone but the response for the same wasn’t so great as the company had launched its second flagship device, the OnePlus 2 just three months before launching the X and as a result it was discontinued. But things are a lot different now and with the its flagship devices slowly but surely elevating to the premium category, OnePlus needed to launch a smartphone to compete in the ever-thriving sub-30k price category and with loads of fans and community members asking for the same we finally have one for the masses.

OnePlus Nord specifications:

  • Display – 6.44” FHD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support
  • Quad Rear Cameras – a 48MP primary lens with OIS, an 8MP ultrawide lens with 119° field of view, a 5MP depth sensor and 2MP macro lens
  • Dual Front Facing Cameras – a 32MP primary lens and an 8MP ultrawide lens with 105° field of view
  • Software – Oxygen OS 10.5 based on Android 10
  • Chipset – Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G CPU and Adreno 620 GPU
  • RAM – 6 / 8 / 12 GB (LPDDR4X)
  • Storage – 64 / 128 / 256 GB (UFS 2.1)
  • Battery – 4,115 mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge 30T
  • Others – Alert Slider, Under-display fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock, Mono Loudspeaker, Linear Vibration Motor
  • Colors – Blue Marble and Gray Onyx

The USB-C port on the Nord is only USB 2.0 compatible so, you won’t get high data transfer speeds as you get with smartphones having USB 3.1. Also, you cannot record 4K videos at 60fps from the rear camera but you can do so from the front facing one and though it has no official IP rating for dust and water-resistance but OnePlus promises that it can withstand the occasional splashes. We would still urge you to save it from the same as much as you can as they do not commit on fixing the phone if things go south.

That being said, a premium look and feel is something we all expect from OnePlus and it’s good to see that the OnePlus Nord totally delivers on it and stays true to the company’s high standards of providing a good performance with a clean, clutter free and user-friendly interface.

Verdict

OnePlus’ return to the mid-range segment with the Nord is pretty promising and though we aren’t getting a flagship killer this time around, but with the starting price of ₹24,999 we are getting pretty much everything we could ask for in a sub-30k smartphone that looks and feels premium.

Where to buy

Get ₹500 / $10 / €10 / £10 off on accessories when you buy any OnePlus phone from their official website or you may buy the same on Amazon.

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