OnePlus Phone was one of the best phones we could buy at a competitive price point. However, in the last few years, OnePlus has slowly crept up to their price and eventually reached to the dark side and priced their Phone on the US $1000 territory.
Many fans were disappointed with the company and were questioning if the company was ever going to produce phones for less than the US $500 phones, the phones that helped the company earn their fans and reputation. I mean, we all knew one Phone for their well-built phones and a price that would not break your bank.
In 2020, the company came back with a new line that targets the people looking Phone for that US $400 to US $500 range. The range is one of the most vicious territories for a phone manufacturer as each and every company is on the war to get the throne for the territory- even the well-known iPhone released their se 2 for taking a share of the pie.
With the competition getting brutal every day, OnePlus surprised everyone with their new line, Nord, which was unusual as the company was known for releasing a pro model and a cheaper variant with the same number from the pro line up. So what is OnePlus Nord? Here are the things you should know about the new Phone from OnePlus.F
What makes OnePlus Nord Special?
The thing that makes the Nord line special is that the company went back to its roots and released a phone that helped it get into the market in the first place. OnePlus stands on the crowd with its light android skin that is the Oxygen OS, and the guarantee of an update for three years. The only phones that can compete on the update guarantee are iPhone and Pixel.
Moreover, with OnePlus, you also get the same 30T charger in the box, which means that your Phone will charge itself from 0% to 70% in just 30 minutes. So, you won’t be needing to carry your charger everywhere you go as the Phone also has a massive battery of 4115mAH battery, looking at you, Apple.
What’s New with the OnePlus Nord?
The new Nord line has a similar display from the One Plus 8 with a 6.44-inch full-HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 90hz refresh rate. To protect the beautiful display, One Plus has covered it with Corning Glass 5 protection. Powering the Phone is a reasonably powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 465G chip. The base model has 8GB RAM with 128GB onboard storage while the pricier version jacks up the RAM to 12GB while the storage also gets upgraded to 256GB.
The Phone has a similar fingerprint from the OnePlus 8 with a USB Type-C port, 5G, and Blurtoothv5.1. The company has cut corners on the storage, which is UFS 2.1 and the mono speaker. The Phone is available in two unique colors, Blue Marble and Gray Onyx.
Take that Perfect Picture!!!
One Plus were never known for their fantastic camera. However, this year the company raised the bar for their cameras with the One Plus 8 Pro, which is now at a similar level as that of Samsung or Apple. However, can you expect the same from OnePlus Nord? One thing you need to notice is the Phone is less than the OnePlus 8 Pro. However, the Phone does hold well for its price.
The Phone features an impressive quad-camera setup on the back, a 48-megapixel primary camera, 8 megapixels ultra-wide camera, 2 megapixels’ macro camera, and a 5 megapixels’ depth sensor.
On the front, the phone got a dual-camera hole-punch display, which is similar to the Samsung S10 lines. One is a 32-megapixel primary camera while the other one is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera.
Is OnePlus Nord Worth It?
OnePlus Nord is an attempt from One Plus to recapture the market it once conquered. However, the segment for “flagship killers” have been quite aggressive as many companies have targeted the segment from Samsung to Apple. The Nord line up does have the same charm as previous One Plus phones and seems reasonable.
The Phone starts at $600 for the base model and $745 for the specked out version on Amazon AU. This Phone is a jack of all trades, but it does not seem to master any feature. OnePlus Nord does everything well, but it does not do anything exceptionally great. So, if you are considering getting the OnePlus Nord, you should definitely get it if you want a phone that does a phone does and nothing more.