The OnePlus Nord 2 is the most powerful smartphone in the region with less than Rs 30,000 in the company portfolio. With the launch of the new Nord smartphone, customers now have two excellent options from OnePlus for less than Rs 30,000 – OnePlus Nord CE and OnePlus Nord 2.
While Nord CE incorporates a lower range of price range, Today we will be discussing the latest launched smartphone OnePlus Nord 2 specifications and a review of the OnePlus Nord 2 is the best smartphone for users looking for a more powerful tool without bombing. The price for Nord 2 in India starts at Rs 27,999 base 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model and goes up to Rs 34,999 for 12GB RAM and 256GB final model. There is also an 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model priced at Rs 29,999.
Speaking of the OnePlus Nord 2, it is powered by a MediaTek Dimension 1200-AI processor, which comes with AI enhancements built on top of the standard Dimension 1200 SoC.
There are certain features that will be of interest to many, and we have mentioned the same in many words in our OnePlus Nord 2 review, which you can read here, and we go deeper into the overall functionality of the device. But this also reads for a long time. So, if you are looking for more keyboards around the OnePlus Nord 2, it comes with a decent display, capable cameras, and a long-lasting battery.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G Specifications
Here are the OnePlus Nord 2 Specifications and all information related to it.
|Display Size||6.43 inches, 99.8 cm2 (~85.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Display Resolutions||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)|
|Dimension||158.9 x 73.2 x 8.3 mm (6.26 x 2.88 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||189 g (6.67 oz)|
|Network||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|Storage||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM|
|Battery||Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable|
|Rear Camera||50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS|
8 MP, f/2.3, 119˚ (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (monochrome)
|Front Camera||32 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Colors||Gray Sierra, Blue Haze, Green-Wood|
|OS||Android 11, OxygenOS 11.3|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Body Built||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame|
OnePlus Nord 2 5G Review
The OnePlus Nord 2 also has a trademark design that shows the type of product you are using from a distance. There are no new construction features, other than the camera module with large eye-like lenses that show how sensitive this phone is. Although OnePlus has rejected the notification modification at Nord CE, this unique feature is part of the Nord 2. The phone is stylish and bright, though I would love to see new Green-Wood or Gray Sierra colors, instead of the typical Blue Haze I got for review.
Another interesting change is within the hod. Nord 2 is powered by MediaTek’s Dimension 1200-AI processor, with a different AI name on this phone to date. So Nord 2 also adds a layer of AI to its many features.
The best thing about this phone should be its camera, as two large rear lenses in the back try to shout every time you look at it. The main camera is 50MP, with a very large pixel size and visual image stabilization makes photos better in low light and even when you don’t have stable hands. I liked the colors on this live camera even though it was natural, especially the vegetables.
Also, you can see more details. Look at the dust of this small car, even if it is a sophisticated rifle with some leaves in the front.
Interestingly, the camera automatically shoots 12MP images from a large camera. While many high-power pixel cameras offer a change in settings, the Nord 2 has this as a separate ultra-pixel mode. That’s when photos are shot at 50MP, with 1x, 2x, and 5x options.
This makes sense because no one uses a 50MP camera and when they do on the phone they strive to make good use of those images. When using this mode, the pictures are very clear and detailed so you can plant only part of them if necessary.
On the ultra-wide, the Nord 2 has a decent 8MP camera, but not the best I’ve used. It does a good job and doesn’t come with a lot of distortion or noise, which is a problem with this lens on most mid-range phones. There is also an extra 2MP monochrome lens to help other cameras than to do things on your own. As an independent, it does a good job though.
The camera has an AI layer and you can also turn it on or off as you shoot. This allows the camera to understand the configuration and change of changes if necessary. For example, it adjusts the indoor display to bring more light than the methods are set. There is also an AI video enhancement as well, which works great if you have different lighting settings during your shooting and the camera adjusts to this very quickly.
Much of this is credit for the MediaTek Dimension 1200-AI processor, which, although unfamiliar with the OnePlus phone, seems to bring a very short time. Remember, Nord 2 aims to shine at this level and is not in the same league as the budget phone.
The phone works very smoothly with anything you do from browsing to a long session on Whatsapp or Slack. The phone is confident enough in its processing power to provide a play mode that enhances the player experience. While playing a game like Free Fire, the setting gives you a glimpse of network capabilities and allows you to answer calls directly through the speaker. I also liked that frequently played games are opened in a jiffy when the setting is enabled. Even for a long time, the phone did not cool down.
Another feature that is hard to miss is the amazing 90Hz Fluid AMOLED display. Not surprisingly from OnePlus, but the liquid-filled wallpaper on the home screen that pops up every time you turn on the phone is a pleasure to watch. The display is ready to operate with only 20 percent light when you are at home. But even in bright sunlight, it can stand on the ground.
The OnePlus Nord 2 has a 4500mAh battery that comes with the WarpCharge 65 in the box. So while the phone easily stays on for more than 24 hours at full charge, it takes about an hour to return it to full juice.
The phone is free of current problems. I got quirks anyway. In other words, the camera app doesn’t let you choose which video you want to shoot – if it exists, it’s hard to find.
The camera reacts strangely to other colors such as bright orange and eventually silences it to some degree. Also, with some lights nearby, it looks like it is losing some light. Thankfully, all of this is obviously a software upgrade and we know that OnePlus phones are getting better as updates begin to arrive.
Nord 2 in my books stands out as a phone that will appeal to various people who do not want anything special in their phone, but who need the device to be good in everything it does. This is an all-around phone as before and will appeal to everyone from seniors to older users who want to go beyond the budget phone range and earn more of that extra money for performance, experience, and camera skills.
OnePlus Nord 2 Pros and Cons
- Outstanding design, solid build.
- Bright and colorful 90Hz Fluid AMOLED, HDR10, AOD available.
- Great battery life, blazing-fast charging.
- Loud stereo speakers.
- OxygenOS is the snappiest launcher to date.
- High-end performance; no throttling in real-life cases.
- Good photos and videos all day long.
- No official IP rating.
- Only one game can go north of 60fps (for now).
- The camera’s HDR processing is too heavy-handed.
- No 3.5mm Headphone jack