OnePlus launched its Nord smartphone last July, when people were wary of spending too much, and it was among the first few smartphones to offer 5G for under Rs. 30,000. OnePlus has now launched the new OnePlus Nord CE 5G.
- OnePlus has managed to keep the phone slim at 7.9mm in thickness, and it weighs 170g which feels lighter than some of the other smartphones.
- The Nord CE 5G is well balanced and it is curved along the sides which makes it comfortable to grip.
- A big 6.43-inch display with a camera hole in the top left corner.
- The bezels are thin around the sides and top while the chin is slightly larger.
- The power button is on the right and volume buttons are on the left.
- Turn the phone around and there are only two elements there; a OnePlus logo in the centre and the triple camera module in the top-left corner.
- OnePlus has packed a 4,500mAh battery into the Nord CE 5G which is slightly bigger than the one in the original OnePlus Nord.
- This phone supports 30W fast charging and comes with a Warp Charge 30T charger in the box.
- The big 6.43-inch AMOLED display has full-HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate which is a big plus.
- You get 6GB of RAM on the base variant of the Nord CE 5G, and a whopping 12GB RAM on the range-topping one that I had for review.
- The Nord CE 5G has support for Bluetooth 5.1, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, and six satellite navigation systems.
- There is support for dual 4G VoLTE, as well as 5G connectivity.
- This smartphone runs OnePlus’ custom OxygenOS based on top of Android 11.
- OnePlus also promises two years of Android updates and three years of security updates, which may just sweeten the deal for potential buyers.
- There is a Game mode as well which allows you to block incoming notifications and answer calls directly on the speaker while gaming.
- It also has shortcuts for WhatsApp, Instagram, and Telegram.
- The OnePlus Nord CE 5G also managed to score 2,737 points in 3D Mark Slingshot OpenGL.
- Fast charging is available on the OnePlus Nord CE and you get a 30W Warp Charge 30T Plus charger in the box.
- It has a 64-megapixel primary camera with an Omnivision sensor, f/1.79 aperture and EIS; an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera with a 119-degree field of view; and a 2-megapixel black and white camera.
- For selfies, it has a 16-megapixel camera with an f/2.45 aperture.