OnePlus Nord, the new sensation of the mid-range smartphone segment and the company launched the device in a unique way, as we witnessed for the augmented reality launch event which was the first-ever experience as well. The new mid-range smartphone became sensational even before the official launch, and the same is also selling out which also makes way for the brand to return its return. So now let’s keep the hype aside, and check out the device closely, as in this article we will review the article in detail and we will share all the pros and cons of the device. So, without wasting any time let’s dive into the article for the detailed review of the new mid-range sensation.
OnePlus Nord Review; Pricing and availability
The OnePlus Nord is priced at ₹24,999 for the 6+64 GB storage variant, 8+128 GB variant will cost you ₹27,999 whereas the 12+256 GB storage variant has a price tag of ₹29,999. These models will available for purchase via amazon.in as well as the official website of the company.
OnePlus Nord Review; Design & Build
Yes, it is a mid-range smartphone but OnePlus didn’t compromise with its designing language as well as build, as the company offers the smartphone with a premium look as well as feel and we also get a balanced weight on this particular device, and the same is also compact to hold in our hands.
The smartphone is coming with glass at the front as well as back side and the company offering Gorilla Glass 5 protection that is pretty awesome. Unfortunately, the device doesn’t come with any IP rating but the company claims that it can manage splashes, the device comes with the signature slider button at the right side along with the power button and the device is also coming without a slot for a microSD card which is a common thing on the mid-range category and there is no 3.5mm headphone jack. You will get the dual punch-hole design on the top of the screen and located at the left corner and the device also coming with a Quad rear camera setup which is also placed at the top left corner of the device in a vertical orientation.
OnePlus Nord Review; Display
The display of its most affordable smartphone is similar to OnePlus 8 smartphone, the company offering a 6.44 inch AMOLED display, and the same supports 90hz refresh rate which means you will get a smooth experience on the device. Having said that, it feels like a bit long and you may take some time to get used with the form factor. Speaking about the viewing experience, it provides great colour and offers a delightful experience while watching videos or movies, and the viewing angles also pretty good, and the readability under the sunlight also decent.
OnePlus Nord Review; Performance & Software
It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor with Adreno 620 GPU for the graphical and that means you will get a good experience while gaming, and the same is also coming with the 5G connectivity but the same is not available in India as of now. You will get the device with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage and the same is also coming with Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS, and ISRO developed NavIC on the board.
Speaking about the performance, the smartphone offers nice performance even in a long duration and the same also manage heavy games such as Call of Duty but it provides small lag only while opening the games and if you play lighter games then you may not find any issues.
Regarding the software, the smartphone runs on the latest version of the Android operating system and the same also comes with a clean user interface. OnePlus Nord is blessed with no bloatware and that is special in this category.
OnePlus Nord Review; Camera
Coming to the camera department, Nord has a quad-camera setup. It begins with 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 as the primary sensor. and with f/1.75 aperture. The secondary lens in Nord is a 2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture and 1/5″ sensor size and the third camera is an 8 MP ultrawide sensor with a FOV of 119 degrees and an f/2.25 aperture. Finally, there is a 5 MP depth sensor taking the count to four. It seems OnePlus gave more importance to the selfie department as there’s a dual-camera setup on the front. The main selfie snapper is a 32 MP Sony IMX616 sensor with f/2.45 aperture. It is supported by an 8MP ultrawide sensor with 105-degree FOV and f/2.45 aperture. Both of them housed inside the punch hole towards the left of the display.
The overall performance of the camera is good and the same offer a crispy colour without any unwanted over saturation and it depends a lot on the overall lighting and the lens provides good images under good lighting conditions but if you capture images in low light then the images may not impress you. Having said that, we received a new software update and the update makes the Macro mode of the rear camera better and the front camera is also pretty decent.
OnePlus Nord Review; Battery & Security
The smartphone packs a 4,100 mAh battery and 30W 30T warp charger inside the box and the same can refill the battery up to 60% in just 30 minutes. Speaking about the battery performance in the real-life, we got a complete the day of service with the mixed usage and that includes videos on YouTube, a small duration of gaming, and phone calls along with the usage of social media – WhatsApp and Instagram. In terms of security, the smartphone is coming with an in-display fingerprint scanner and Face Unlock along with the traditional security options. Both the in-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock is pretty fast and you guys can able to unlock the device in a flash
OnePlus Nord is a perfect smartphone for the users who are planning to purchase a new smartphone under ₹30,000 and the device is also coming with some superior features and a premium look as well as feel. Moreover, if you are an average user then the smartphone will meet all the demand in the performances, and the pro users may find some issues but they can able to use the device without any major concern.
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