OnePlus Nord 2 Review: A Quintessential Smartphone

OnePlus Nord 2 Review

After OnePlus Nord, OnePlus Nord 2 is the new giant launched in the market that has attracted a lot of people. There has been a splash in the market about this smartphone since its launch. Indeed, the OnePlus Nord 2 comes with advanced features plus enhanced camera quality that make this phone a little high priced. This article is a detailed guide on OnePlus Nord 2 Review. Let’s get started. 

So, talking about the camera of the OnePlus Nord 2, the phone has triple camera setup at the back with higher resolution 50 MP primary camera with OIS, 8 MP ultra-wide angle camera, and 2 MP mono-camera, which allows you to capture high quality images. 

This smartphone comes with 5G connective unlike the OnePlus Nord. Furthermore, the phone provides you fullHD+ resolution along with refreshing rate. You get Corning Gorilla Glass 5 in front and at the back. This ultimately gives a premium look when holding the phone in hand. 

In the OnePlus Nord 2 review, we found that this smartphone comes with 4,500mah battery life support that can go for a day. You get a 65W wrap charger that top-up the phone in just 32 minutes. This phone is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1200AI processor. 6GB, 8G, 12GB RAM options are available for users. The storage options are 128GB and 256GB that aren’t expendable further just like other OnePlus Nord smartphones. The OnePlus Nord 2 is running on Android 11 having OxygenOS. 

Moving on to software and security updates, then you get 2 years for software update and 3 years for security update. That's a pretty good deal! The phone allows you to handle hefty apps and tasks without any issue. 

So, the starting price of OnePlus Nord 2 is Rs. 29,999. Indeed, the price is littler higher than the old OnePlus Nord, but that makes sense. 

Read also: OnePlus 9 Pro Review: The Best OnePlus SmartPhone Ever 

Design At Its Best 

OnePlus Nord 2 gives you a classic elegant look, which is similar to the OnePlus 9 series smartphones. In the OnePlus Nord 2 review, we saw that the phone comes with a 6.43 inch display with a hole punch camera in the top left corner. You also get Corning Gorilla Glass protection at front and back. The button placement is great, the power button is on the right and volume buttons on the left side. Also, the phone is quite handy and doesn’t slip. 

Super Quality Cameras 

For smart capturing views, OnePlus Nord 2 comes with triple layers of cameras at the back with a super 50MP Sony IMX766 primary camera. Same camera you get to see in OnePlus 9. Also, Primary camera comes with f/1.88 aperture and OIS. Second camera is an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 119.7 field of view, and the last is a 2MP mono camera. 

The best thing about OnePlus Nord 2 camera is that it quickly detects scenes with AI feature. That’s why the picture quality looks great and appears natural to a great extent. 

Top Specifications 

The latest OnePlus Nord 2 5G comes with fullHD+ AMOLED display, 90Hz refresh rate, support for HDR 10+ along with fingerprint sensor. Moreover, you get to see MediaTek Dimesnity 1200 processor to power the Nord 2. To enhance its AI capabilities, the company claims to work with MediaTek on the processor. 

Additionally, OnePlus Nord 2 comes with multiple RAM options  starting from 6GB, 8GB to 12GB. Talking about storage then you have 128GB and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. 

Not only do you get 5G support, but 4G VoLTE support also. The phone comes with Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, NFC along with 5 satellite navigation systems. The OnePlus Nord 2 offers you two nano-SIM slots and is a dual-SIM device. Sounds WOW! 

High Performance 

Unlike other OnePlus smartphones, OnePlus Nord 2 is a high performing smartphone providing users a great experience. As the phone has a display set to 90Hz by default, you'll notice smooth scrolling. You can also alter the colour of the phone as per your preferences. On the other hand, the fingerprint sensor is quite responsive, you only need a single attempt to unlock the screen. Aslo, face recognition works at a fast speed. 

As we move further we found out in the OnePlus Nord 2 review that, for all the game lovers, it provides a smooth experience while playing games on this smartphone. It is because this smartphone comes with high HD graphics and high frame rates. 

Long Lasting Battery Life 

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G comes with 4,500mAh battery life along with Wrapcharge 65 fast charger. You can easily use this phone for a day without any issue and charging. Also, to save some battery, you just need to dim the brightness and turn off Wi-Fi when not required. No doubt, the battery is quite appreciable and keeps the users happy with long lasting battery life. 

Final Overview: OnePlus Nord 2 5G Has Everything You Want 

Whether you talk about camera quality, design, performance or battery life, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G comes with everything at your disposal. Unlike the previously launched OnePlus smartphone series, OnePlus Nord 2 is a bit different and unique and doesn’t disappoint users. Buying this smartphone will be worthwhile for sure. We hope you found this detailed OnePlus Nord 2 Review informative and helpful to your endeavour.  

 

Summary:

 

Screen Size: 6.43 inches, 99.8 cm2 (~85.8% screen-to-body ratio)

CPU/Processor: Octa-core (1x3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3x2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)

Primary Camera: 50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS

Secondary Camera: 32 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm

Battery: Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable

Release Date: 22 July 2021

Price: Starts at ₹ 29,999 / $408.45 / £369.00 

 

Display

  • Type:  fullHD+ AMOLED display

  • Size: 16.33 cm (6.43 inch)

  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)

  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

 

Camera

Main Camera

  • Type:  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)

Selfie Camera: 

  • Type: Single

32 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm

 

Key Specs/Platforms

  • Operating System (OS): Android 11, OxygenOS 11.3

  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200 5G (6 nm)

  • CPU: Octa-core (1x3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3x2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)

  • GPU: Mali-G77 MC9

 

Body

  • Dimensions:158.9 x 73.2 x 8.3 mm (6.26 x 2.88 x 0.33 in)

  • Weight: 189 g (6.67 oz)

  • Built Quality: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame

 

Storage

  • Card Slot: NO

  • Internal: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM

 

Sound

  • Speaker: Yes, with stereo speakers

 

Battery

  • Type: Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable

  • Charging: Fast charging 65W, 1-100% in 30 min (advertised) USB Power Delivery

 

Network Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD

  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, SBAS, NavIC

  • NFC: Yes

  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

 

Special Feature

Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

What makes OnePlus Nord 2 5G unique is its battery life. You can use this smartphone for an entire day. This new phone has advanced features that make it a perfect smartphone under your budget. The OnePlus Nord 2 comes with a huge 50-megapixel camera allowing you to take perfect and natural clicks. 

 

The Good

  • Long lasting battery life

  • High-quality camera 

  • High-resolution primary cameras

  • Outstanding night mode

  • Strong Software 

  • Better Storage

 

The Bad

  • Thick body 

  • Only 90Hz display 

 

 

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