Price-quality is an important factor when looking for a smartphone and undoubtedly the latest smartphones from OnePlus offer it. It is also true that the top of the range saw their price increase, but there are also few users who really need the top smartphones and spend values over €600.
In this sense, looking for an excellent balance between equipment quality and price, OnePlus announced the successor of the Nord, the OnePlud Nord 2 5G, which offers just that: quality on specifics at an “affordable” price (since more than €399 will not be accessible to everyone). But, without a doubt, an excellent option.
Thus, OnePlus announced the successor in the Nord range, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, which we can almost call a flaghship killer, as it has some top specifications, in a mid range.
The Oneplus Nord 2 features a 6.43-inch AMOLED screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. There’s a single 32MP selfie camera instead of last year’s dual-camera setup, which is great for content consumption, though it misses the ultrawide. On the other hand, Nord 2 brings two speakers compared to its predecessor.
There are three rear cameras, which is one less than the original Nord, although the main shotter here is certainly more impressive with a 50MP Sony IMX 766 sensor, just like on the top-of-the-range OnePlus 9 Pro. The rig also offers optical stabilization image for photos and videos and Digital Overlap HDR (DOL-HDR) helping to synthesize exposure data from two images into a final photo. There’s also an 8MP ultra-wide snapper and a 2MP monochrome sensor for the enterprise.
Since its inception, OnePlus has always relied on Qualcomm chipsets for its phones, but it is now turning a new page in its history with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 AI SoC. The processor offers near high-end performance with a choice of 8GB or 12GB RAM and 128/256GB storage.
There is a two-cell 4500mAh battery with a 65W quick charge that should guarantee two days of use. When you need to recharge, expect a full charge from 0 to 100% in just 30 minutes, which is awesome. In terms of software, count on Oxygen OS 11.3 with Android 11 and OnePlus is promising two major Android updates and three years of security updates.
The Nord 2 comes in three colors – the Blue Haze, Gray Sierra with a glossy textured finish and India’s unique Green Woods, which has a vegan leather back. O OnePlus Nord 2 5G is now on sale, with the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage version costing €399, while the 12GB/256GB version costs €499. OnePlus also introduced the OnePlus Buds Pro ear eggs.