The OnePlus Nord is in the market with a midrange price. This represents that the Chinese electronics is back to its business in making a mid-range smartphone. The OnePlus Nord is a low-cost premium midrange alternative to the 8 series. And it drastically cuts costs while retaining the signature features OnePlus performance standard. That is to say, OnePlus is going back to its form by launching a great smartphone with premium specifications at a reasonable price. Obviously, this is not the end we will see more such smartphones in the future which is great.
Similarly, OnePlus Nord comes in brand new packaging with a blue accent tone. The blue color has its relevance. And one of the reasons to go with blue is the newly introduced blue marble theme which is making its debut with the OnePlus Nord. In addition to it ,the phone comes in the grey onyx finish as well.
Except for the new color theme and packaging, On the other hand, the rest of the contents in the OnePlus Nord box are regular. You get the smartphone, its TPU cover, a SIM tray ejection pin. Likewise, some reading material and stickers, and an OnePlus 30T Warp Charger. It comes with the standard red cable that includes the specifications every OnePlus smartphone.
When it comes to display, OnePlus Nord has a 6.44-inch fluid AMOLED full HD+ resolution of a 90Hz refresh rate. Unlike, The side-curved display feature of its elder siblings, the Nord has a flat-screen. However, the screen’s bezels are minimal and just about the same size as in premium.
OnePlus Nord is made up of glass and metal. Most Importantly, the phone has a Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back which is great in comparision to its price. Similarly, it has an in-screen fingerprint sensor for screen unlock, And a slider key for audio profiles.
Performance and Memory:
OnePlus Nord does not have a flagship processor. However, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G system-on-chip. Most importantly, The Nord has 5G network support. It is capable for good performance .Likewise, This midrange phone fits well with its battery that is 4115mAh supported by a 30W charging.
Further, the phone comes with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage configurations. OnePlus Nord ships with Android 10 operating system-based Oxygen OS 10.5. Likewise, its other feature includes wide dark mode, Zen mode, and all customization options in premium OnePlus 8-series smartphones.
OnePlus Nord camera:
The Rear Camera:
The OnePlus Nord has six cameras in total — four on the rear and two in front.
The rear camera array features a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor. In addition to it, The phone’s primary sensor seems similar to the one found in the OnePlus 8.
Moreover, It has a Sony IMX586 sensor of an f/1.75 aperture supported by optical image and electronic image stabilization tech. The ultra-wide sensor has an f/2.25 aperture and a 119-degree field of view.
The Front Camera:
On the front, the phone has a 32MP primary sensor mated with an 8MP wide-angle sensor. What’s impressive here is the capsule-shaped cut-out area on the screen to accommodate the front cameras. On the other hand, when you compare it with other such iterations, it seems tiny and suitably placed so as not to cause any distractions.
OnePlus Nord Specifications:
|Network:||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|Body:||Dimensions||158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm (6.23 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)|
|Build|| Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass5),plastic fame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display:||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 (~408 PPI density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 90Hz Refresh Rate,HDR10+|
|Platform:||OS||Android 10, Oxygen OS 10.5.4|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)|
|Internal||Internal: 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM,256GB 12GB RAM|
|Main Camera:||Quad||48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS|
|8 MP, f/2.3, 119˚ (ultrawide)|
|5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)|
|2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)|
|Features||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, gyro-EIS|
|Selfie Camera:||Dual||32 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm|
|8 MP, f/2.5, 105˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm|
|Comms:||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, SBAS, NavIC|
|USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Features:||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Battery:||Type||Li-Po 4115 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 30W, 70% in 30 min|
|Misc:||Colors||Blue Marble, Gray Onyx|
OnePlus Nord (8/128GB) Rs.53,999(expected price in Nepal)