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OnePlus Nord – Better than Everyone Thought It Would Be.

OnePlus Nord is finally here, after so many leaks, rumors, and expected names, from OnePlus 8 Lite to OnePlus Z and many other names, Finally the OnePlus Nord is here, and given the specs, it has and its price tag, it is much better than everyone thought it would be.

Here is a Detailed Specification Overview of the OnePlus Nord.

OnePlus Nord Specification Table

SpecificationsOnePlus Nord
Display6.44-Inch Fluid AMOLED Display, ~87% Screen to Body Ratio.
1080X2400 Pixels Resolution, 20:9 Aspect Ratio.
408 PPI Pixel Density.
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
90Hz Refresh Rate
HDR10+
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Octa-core  (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
GPUAdreno 620
Memory6/8/12GB LPDDR4X 
Storage64/128/256GB UFS2.1 Storage
Camera/Optics48 MP, f/1.8, (Wide Lens), OIS
8 MP, f/2.3, (Ultrawide Lens)
5 MP, f/2.4, (Depth Sensor)
2 MP, f/2.4, (Macro Lens)
Video Recording Options[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]
Front Camera32 MP, f/2.5, (Wide Lens)
8 MP, f/2.5,(Ultrawide Lens)
Battery4115mAh Battery
30-W Wrap Charging
ConnectivityWiFi 5.0
Bluetooh 5.1
SecurityFace Unlock
Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Headphone JackNo.

Specification Details
https://www.oneplus.in/nord-specs

Design and Build Quality

In terms of design, the OnePlus Nord is very different from Standard OnePlus 8. On the back, the camera module is shifter towards the top left from the center, and the gloss finish is also different and it feels more like glass, and is prone to smudges and fingerprint, the back is protected by corning Gorilla Glass 5 overall it feels better than the standard OnePlus 8.
On the front, we have the Dual Punch-hole Camera setup on the top left and a Fluid AMOLED protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Display

OnePlus Nord has a 6.44-Inch Fluid AMOLED Display, with a screen to body ratio of ~87%, a native resolution of 1080X2400(FHD+) Pixels, an Aspect Ratio of 20:9, a 408 PPI Pixel Density.
The Display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, it has a 90Hz Refresh Rate panel and supports HDR10+.

Performance

The OnePlus Nord is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G an Octa-Core SoC with 1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver and is coupled with Adreno 620 GPU.

The 765G is great for day to day work, and can easily handle the 90Hz refresh rate on the display, also you can easily play all the heavy games and high settings.

Memory and Storage

OnePlus Nord has 2 memory options 6/8/12 GB of LPDDR4x memory and 3 Storage options 64/128/256GB UFS2.1 Storage.

Camera/Optics

OnePlus Nord has a Quad Camera Setup.
48 MP, f/1.8, OIS (Wide Lens){Sony IMX586}
8 MP, f/2.3, (Ultrawide Lens)
5 MP, f/2.4, (Depth Sensor)
2 MP, f/2.4, (Macro Lens).
The Primary camera sensor is the same one as the Standard OnePlus 8, so the camera should perform show hat equal to the OnePlus 8.

Video Recording Options Include
[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]

For Selfies, we have Dual Punch Hole Camera.
32 MP, f/2.5, (Wide Lens)
8 MP, f/2.5,(Ultrawide Lens).

Battery

OnePlus Nord has 4115mAh Battery with 30-W Warp Charging Support.

Audio

Unlike the Standard OnePlus 8, The Nord has a Mono Speaker at the bottom and is kind of above average.

Security

OnePlus Nord has an under-display fingerprint sensor and also has face unlock options.

User-Interface

OnePlus Nord is running on OxygenOS 10.5 on top of Android 10.0.

Extra

OnePlus Nord

It is good in almost every aspect, but I don’t think it has some significant extra features.
It does have support for 5G, but I don’t think that’s useful in India

OnePlus Nord Pricing

OnePlus Nord is Priced at
6GB + 64GB : ₹24,999
8GB + 128GB : 27,999
12GB + 256GB : 29,999.

Conclusion

The OnePlus Nord is an excellent smartphone, and moreover at ₹25000, it is one of the best upper-midrange smartphone one can buy as of now, if only OnePlus had gone with their previous choice of using the Dimensity 1000 SoC then it would be a bang for a buck buy, but even with the Snapdragon 765G it is good.

Early Verdict

  • One of The Best CPU/GPU, in this price range
  • Great Camera Setup
  • Good Selfie Camera
  • Very Good Build Quality and Design
  • Great Display(FHD+)
  • Great Battery life
  • UFS 2.1 Storage
  • LPDDR4x RAM
  • WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC Support,
  • In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
  • Great Pricing

Visual Image Credits
https://www.oneplus.in/nord

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