ONEPLUS NORD 2: A quick review guide

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Oneplus have always been price specific for their users.The smartphone giant is taking a swing at the market as it makes an emphatic return in the mid-range priced smartphones with the launch of the OnePlus Nord 2. OnePlus Nord 2 which is launched within the price range of Rs.27,999 to. Rs.34,999 in three different storage options. The new OnePlus phone is the third model in the Nord queue after the first Nord and Nord CE 5G. Amongst all the other Nord phones, Nord 2 is a better smartphone which is a more powerful device within an inexpensive price range.

An Steady Glance

Dimensions : The OnePlus Nord 2 has 189 grams of weight which is quite mid heavy as compared to other smartphones, it measures 158.9×73.2×8.25 mm.


 Processor : This phone has come up with something new in it. Nord 2 is headed by the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1200 AI SoC which has an octa-core chipset built on a 6nm manufacturing process. The chipset is based on 3GHz and paired with Mali G77 MC9 GPU. The processor enhances the photography, videography and gaming experience.


Display : Nord2 is featured by a 6.43-inch full High Definition plus fluid AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels (pixel density is 410ppi). It has a 90Hz refresh rate and the aspect ratio of 20:9. The display strengthens sRGB and P3 colour spectrum.


A Mightier Camera : Every individual is fond of taking pictures and clicking selfies therefore the OnePlus Nord 2 is the smartphone that can be best suited for gaining such an amazing experience. The smartphone is packed with three cameras at the rear side and one at the front. It's triple rear camera setup consists of 50 Megapixel Sony IMX766 primary shooter with 6P lens and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), the ultrawide sensor  of an 8 Megapixel is laced with 119.7 degree FOV (Field Of View) and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and an 2 Megapixel macro lens camera enhances the rear view photography. On the front it is incorporated with 32 Megapixel IMX615 sensors for best selfie experience. The rear cameras have the capability to shoot 4K 30FPS videos, whereas the video quality of the front camera is enabled to 1080p at 30FPS. Some of the extra camera features include Nightscape Ultra, Ultra shot HDR, Portrait mode, AI photo and video enhancement and even the Night Portrait mode.


Storage Capacity and RAM : The Nord 2 comes in three variants. The first one is 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, the mid-range comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB and the top seeded is equipped with 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. This smartphone does not contain an extra slot for a microSD card.


Battery : OnePlus Nord 2 is power packed by a stronger 4500mAh battery which supports 65W wrap/ fast charging.


Connectivity and OS : The smartphone is replete with Oxygen OS 11/ colour OS 11.3 based on Android 11. Connectivity options include 5G, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS and USB-Type C. The matter of fact about this smartphone is that it supports a total of seven 5G bands which is a lot better than the Nord 1.


Difference between Nord 1 and 2

 If we take a glance towards both the OnePlus Nord and Nord 2 it will be seen as a compact upgrade in the latest tech mobile phone which is the successor of Nord which was launched one year before.

  1. The OnePlus Nord 2 has a new look over design, a bigger and stronger battery and faster charging, powerful system on chip and advanced Media tech Dimensity and an impactful camera.
  2. Like the first Nord, the Nord 2 is also jaked with glass and plastic. The front and The original Nord does not have a headphone jack as same as Nord 2 which also does not have a headphone jack, but it does have dual speakers. Both the Nord and Nord 2 have screen fingerprint readers for biometric authentication.
  3. These day most of the smartphones are capped with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor in the same range the original Nord came with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC processor but if we look towards the it's successor Nord 2, it is loaded with a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC which is the uniqueness about OnePlus Nord 
  4. If we have a look towards the storage capacity of both the phones we will find everything similar, both Nord and Nord 2 have the RAM and inbuilt storage of 6GB/128GB, 8GB/ 128GB and 12GB/ 256GB, but the main difference between two of these phones is that the OnePlus tagged fast UFS3.1 storage in Nord 2 whereas original Nord comes with a slower UFS2.1 storage.
  5. The camera function of both the Nord's have varied as original Nord equipped with four rear cameras and two front facing selfie cameras, where if we compare this with Nord 2 then this flagship phone has 50MP+8MP+2MP , which may vary in the shooting capability as the camera feature is upgraded. 50MP main Sony IMX 766 Primary Sensor with OIS which was a 48MP IMX556 sensor at the back (f/1.75 lens) OIS in the original Nord.


 The OnePlus Nord 2 offers a newly built-up design over its own companies counterpart, offering larger battery life and also doubled fast charging support makes Nord 2 even more preferable over the first Nord.
There is one dearth that can be seen in Nord 2 over Nord 1 which is the camera lens facility is more susceptible in Nord as they have an extra lens on the rear and front of the camera as compared to the Nord 2 which does not but even this does not translate to preferably finer results.
The Nord 2 running with MediaTek 1200 processor is said to take on upto 65% faster CPU and 125% faster GPU over the Snapdragon 765G processor packed in Nord 1.
The colour schemes and options available for this new launch smartphone are hues shaded Gray Sierra and Blue Haze.
No doubt that the OnePlus Nord 2 takes a lead over its predecessor, the first Nord. There are few upgrades that have taken place in the Nord 2 but still it creates a dilemma between the two of them to buy on.

A Furtive view on Nord 2 over other Smartphones


  • OnePlus Nord 2 vs Poco F3 GT

Both these smartphones are getting launched at the same price range with similar specifications. Both of them offer many such uniqueness, in Poco F3 GT the battery, refresh rate and high touch sampling rate is better , whereas the fast charging support, better camera performance and other sensors makes Nord 2 a worthy choice for the users. The Poco F3 GT will surely grab the sight of virtual game lovers where Nord 2 is performing in an all round position and is better than Poco phone in multiple grounders and will appeal to a larger audience.


  • OnePlus Nord 2 vs Xiaomi MI 11 Lite 5G

Xiaomi has always been one of the smartphone companies which provides affordable range smartphones to satisfy its customers needs. Comparing both of these phones is a bit hectic as there are many similarities in between two of these smartphones. In Xiaomi which is 17% more slimmer than the Nord 2 with just 6.8mm of thickness as compared to 8.25mm of Nord 2, 11 Lite is 15% lighter with 159 grams of weight than 189 grams of Nord 2, the rear camera resolution is even better in MI than the OnePlus phone, but if we look towards the interior functions of the NORD 2 you will surely take a step towards this smartphone. OnePlus Nord 2 runs on 3GHz (2.4GHz of 11 Lite) which helps functioning the phones much smoother, the front camera resolution supports Nord 2 which is 32MP as compared to MI's 20 MP camera phone, it has bigger battery than the Xiaomi 11 lite smartphone, even the processor of Nord 2 is better than the other phone which makes OnePlus Nord 2 a better option for customers.


  • OnePlus Nord 2 vs Samsung Galaxy M62

Samsung has always shown the competition when it comes to mid-price smartphone ranges. Taking a look at both of these phones Galaxy M62 holds the nerve of Nord 2 when it comes to competing. Samsung Galaxy M62 it has the display of 6.7 inches which is better than 6.4 of Nord 2, ROM of M62 is double of Nord which is 256GB, there is also an extra slot for MicroSD card which can be expanded upto 1 TB, Galaxy M62 also enhances itself with the quad cameras and rear camera resolution of 64 MP which gets short with 50 MP in Nord 2 which has triple camera. Battery in Galaxy M62 is quite heavier with 7000mAh which is much more stronger than Nord 2 (4500mAh). This was all about the Samsung smartphone but Nord 2 is not behind the Galaxy M62. Nord 2 has the best MediaTek 1200 processor, its weight is quite lighter with 189 grams than the M62 which is 218 grams making a lot more difference.


OnePlus continues to cultivate the mid-range 5G smartphone with such similar smartphone ranges with its impressive effect. It's fast charging is awesomely well and it is one of the phones with two 5G SIM slots. It clearly shows that the new Nord 2 is quite interesting to buy within the price range of 27000 to 35000 with its multi variants.



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