The prices of OnePlus phones have risen over the years, as have the flagships of other manufacturers. The new OnePlus Nord phone will be back in the price range of 400 euros and the first feeling is that the return has been successful.
When you get OnePlus Nord for the first time, attention is drawn to the stylish sales package. You will already notice that in addition to the technical features, OnePlus Nord has also invested in a stylish look.
The back of the OnePlussa is made of glass and the test device glows light blue. On the front of the device, attention is drawn to the two front cameras, as the 32-megapixel main front camera based on Sony’s IMX616 is supported by an eight-megapixel wide-angle camera. With rapid testing, the quality of both is good and certainly sufficient, at least for social media purposes.
The display panel itself is flat and not curved towards the edges like in the OnePlus 8 Pro. The body of the OnePlus Nord is made of aluminum and weighs a total of 184 grams. The external dimensions of the phone are 158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2 millimeters.
On OnePlus 8 phones, the rear cameras were still positioned in the center of the top of the phone, as is familiar to OnePlus. In the case of the OnePlus Nord, the location of the quad camera has changed in the upper left corner and a small LED flash has been placed next to it. The camera nodule rises slightly from the background, but the translucent silicone covers included in the sales package even out the difference and thus protect the camera.
In terms of rear-facing cameras, the OnePlus Nord features a familiar 48-megapixel main camera based on Sony’s IMX586 sensor with an aperture of f / 1.75. It is supported by an eight-megapixel wide-angle camera (f / 2.25), a two-megapixel macro camera (f / 2.4) and a five-megapixel depth camera (f / 2.4).
On the front of the phone, the aforementioned covers rise above the edge of the screen, which is why the covers protect the screen from breakage even if the phone drops to the ground with the screen facing down. The protective covers provide a good and non-slip grip and do not attract fingerprints. However, the phone stays in your hand quite well even without covers.
The OnePlus Nord 6.44-inch FluidAMOLED display has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20: 9. Considering the price range of the phone, the display operating at a refresh rate of 90 Hz appears to be of high quality. A fingerprint sensor is placed under the screen to register the touch well. Front camera-based face detection is also available.
The Snapdragon 765G processor used in the device guarantees sufficient power not only for everyday use but also for gaming. The graphics processor is the Adreno 620, LPDDR4X main memory is available in 8 or 12 GB, depending on the model, and storage based on UFS 2.1 memory is either 128 or 256 GB.
The battery has a capacity of 4100 milliamp-hours and the phone also supports 5G connections. OnePlussa’s Warp Charge technology charges your phone’s battery from about 70 percent in half an hour, so it’s quick to charge even if you run out of power.
The speaker quality of the phone is moderately good. The OnePlus Nord does not have a 3.5 mm headphone jack. There is also no headphone adapter suitable for the USB-C connector used for charging and data transfer. In addition to the OnePlus Nord, new OnePlus Buds wireless headphones have been unveiled today. You can test the headphones from the link below.
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As a whole, OnePlus Nord seems to be an interesting addition to the € 400 price range. We’ll take a closer look at OnePlus Nord’s features in a full-scale test to be released later.
Technical data OnePlus Nord
- Recommended prices: 8/128 GB model 399 euros, 12/256 GB model 499 euros
- Processor, Graphics Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (8-core, 1 x 2.84 GHz + 3 x 2.4 GHz + 4 x 1.8 GHz), Adreno 620
- Display: 6.44 ″ (AMOLED, 2400 x 1080 pixels, 20: 8, 90 Hz)
- Camera: 48 MP (main camera, Sony IMX586, f1.75) + 8 MP (ultra wide picture, f2.4, 119 degrees) + 2 MP (macro camera, f / 2.4) + 5 MP (depth camera, f2.4), dual LED flash
- Etukamera: 32 MP (Sony IMX616) + 8 MP ultralaajakuva
- Memory, storage space: 8/12 GB LPDDR4X, 128/256 GB UFS2.1
- Yhteydet: GPRS, EDGE, 3G, LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C, USB 3.1
- Information: GPS (L1 + L5DualBand), GLONASS, Galileo (E1 + E5a DualBand), Beidou, SBAS, A-GPS, NavIC
- Akku: 4100 mAh, Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A), Warp Charge 30 Wireless
- Operating system, user interface: Android 10, OxygenOS