Introduction and specs
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is the brand new mid-range killer or that is a minimum of how OnePlus markets the handset. And it is most likely not too far off from the reality. The Nord CE is not a successor to the unique Nord however extra of a toned-down model of the latter, therefore the identify CE, which stands for “Core Version”. The cellphone retains a number of the core specs the unique Nord introduced, together with the design, which is sort of indistinguishable from the primary Nord. So as a substitute of changing it, it is meant to co-exist with final 12 months’s Nord.
At across the €300 mark, the cellphone does face fierce competitors from left and proper, but it surely additionally appears to be well-equipped for the job too. It has a vibrant, 90Hz OLED show, a reliable Snapdragon 750G, which is barely a small step down from the Snapdragon 765G-powered vanilla OnePlus Nord. The bottom model additionally arrives with 128GB inner storage.
One of many key promoting factors might be the portability of the Nord CE. With a 6.43-inch show, the cellphone is on the compact aspect, with a profile of lower than 8mm and a weight of simply 170g.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G specs at a look:
- Physique: 159.2×73.5×7.9mm, 170g; Glass entrance, plastic body, plastic again.
- Show: 6.43″ Fluid AMOLED, 90Hz, 1080x2400px decision, 20:9 facet ratio, 410ppi.
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G (Eight nm): Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6×1.Eight GHz Kryo 570); Adreno 619.
- Reminiscence: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM; UFS 2.1.
- OS/Software program: Android 11, OxygenOS 11.
- Rear digital camera: Huge (primary): 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 0.7µm, PDAF; Extremely vast angle: Eight MP, f/2.3, 119˚; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
- Entrance digital camera: 16 MP, f/2.5, (vast), 1/3.0″, 1.0µm.
- Video seize: Rear digital camera: [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, gyro-EIS; Entrance digital camera: [email protected]/60fps.
- Battery: 4500mAh; Quick charging 30W, 70% in 30 min (marketed).
- Misc: Fingerprint reader (below show, optical); NFC; 3.5mm jack.
OnePlus was in a position to cram up a good 4,500 mAh battery contained in the cellphone, which is even a step up from the primary Nord, whereas retaining the 30W quick charging referred to as Warp Cost 30T Plus.
So far as cameras are involved, the Nord CE has a 64MP primary digital camera and a secondary 8MP ultrawide. The third digital camera on the again is used just for depth data – there is no devoted macro unit. We won’t actually complain, although, as macro cameras do not deliver further worth to the digital camera setups, particularly at this worth vary.
So is the Nord CE 5G a mid-range killer? We attempt to discover out within the following pages, however one factor is for positive, even by simply assessing the specs sheet – the gadget is a well-rounded product with nothing lacking from the listing of necessities.
Unboxing the OnePlus Nord CE 5G
The cellphone is available in a reasonably customary retail field containing the same old consumer manuals, a 30W-rated charger, USB-A to USB-C cable and a clear case.
Our evaluate unit got here with a set of bumper circumstances from OnePlus itself. They’re all made from soft-touch silicone and a few small, dust-like golden particles stand out. It is for sure that they match completely too.
We might have appreciated a extra clear design a minimum of for a number of the circumstances, although, as we even had a debate on the workplace whether or not these golden chunks on the again of the case are a pleasant contact or an excessive amount of.