Sunday, August 9, 2020

OnePlus Nord - Is This Phone Worth Buying?


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Do you fascinate OnePlus phones? Do you want to buy it, but the price of the phone stops you? Then, you need to re-think and read this article. On the 4th of August, this year, OnePlus will not be the same. OnePlus has come up with OnePlus Nord. In this article, we will discuss everything about OnePlus Nord.

OnePlus Variants and Prices

OnePlus Nord 6GB/64GB: Rs 24,999 (Available in September)
OnePlus Nord 8GB/128GB: Rs 27,999 (Available from August 4)
OnePlus Nord 12GB/256GB: Rs 29,999 (Available from August 4)

OnePlus Nord - Design

Talking about the OnePlus Nord design, OnePlus hasn't tried anything new. The design looks familiar but feels premium in hand. The weight of the phone is well balanced and feels easy to grip. The phone comes in two colors: Blue Marble and Gray Onyx. The front and back of OnePlus Nord is made of glass and has the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both the sides.

OnePlus Nord - Display

OnePlus Nord display looks very similar to OnePlus 8. The display is 6.44-inch AMPLED with a resolution of 2400 x 1800 pixels with the pixel density of 408 ppi. The refresh rate of the display is 90Hz and the aspect ratio is 20:9. 

OnePlus Nord - Features

Processor: 2.4GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Processor: The processor in the phone enhances 10% faster graphics rendering. So, it will help you to play games like PUBG and COD with ease. It combines both 5G and AI. Therefore, OnePlus Nord is a step towards 5G and connecting with IoT and AI.

Android 10: The tenth version of Android is present in Nord phones. So, it adds smartness in this phone. With Android 10, Live Caption, Smart Reply, Sound Amplifier, Gesture Navigation, Dark theme, Privacy controls, Location Controls, Security Update, Focus Mode, Family Link are the some of the benefits.

OxygenOS: OnePlus integrates Android 10 and OxygenOs as the operating system for the OnePlus Nord phones. OxygenOS has over 280 powerful software optimizations that add up to the ultimate smartphone experience. So, it is ultra-fast and gives seamless operations.

RAM: OnePlus Nord comes with different options of storage with RAM like 64 GB with 6 GB RAM, 128 GB with 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB with 12 GB RAM. It also comes with UFS 2.1. So, implementing, UFS in the device and its functional capabilities helps in employing more advanced technologies like VR, AR, and 360-degree media in a smartphone as it evolves.

Refresh Rate: OnePlus Nord has a 90 Hz refresh rate. Hence, it enhances the image rendering capacity on the phone. The higher the refresh rate, the lesser is the blurring of images, and the better the image quality. 

GPS: OnePlus Nord has used different forms of GPS technology. It integrates other GPS technology like GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS, and NavIC. NavIC is indigenous, and OnePlus Nord is one of the firsts who are going to use it. It also has a dual-band A-GPS. Dual-band helps to take signals from different two satellites using different location tracking technology. Another advantage of dual-GPS frequency is that even if one of the frequency bands fail, the other acts as a backup. 

Camera: The cameras in the OnePlus Nord are just phenomenal. Both rear and front cameras have good image capturing capability. There are four cameras in the rear side - 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.75 aperture and a pixel size of 0.8-micron; a second 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.25 aperture; a third 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a fourth 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera setup has auto-focus. 


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At the front, the OnePlus Nord comes two cameras - 32-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.45 aperture and a pixel size of 0.8-micron and a second 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.45 aperture. There is a Sony sensor installed in OnePlus Nord that helps to give OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization). It ensures still images, and videos are shake free and smooth. 

Sensors & Other Support: There are various sensors like Fingerprint (under display, optical), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass in the OnePlus Nord. The OnePlus Nord supports face unlock. Also, it supports Near Field Communication (NFC). So, it is versatile and gives access to control.

Audio: This is one of the concerns that shows disparity with the quality of OnePlus phones. The Loudspeaker is present in the OnePlus Nord. But it lacks a 3.5 mm jack cable spot. So, you cannot plug your earphones in OnePlus Nord phones.

Other Specifications:

  1. Technology: GSM, HSPA, LTE, 5G
  2. Dimension: 158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2
  3. Weight: 184 grams
  4. Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
  5. Aspect Ratio: 20:9
  6. SIM: Dual (Nano-SIM)
  7. GPU: Adreno 620
  8. Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), Glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)
  9. Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4115 mAh
  10. Color: Blue Marble, Gray Onyx
  11. Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  12. WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  13. USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
  14. Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  15. Models: AC2001
  16. CPU: Octa-core (1x2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1x2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)


Starting at Rs. 24999, Amazon is one of the platforms where people can buy OnePlus Nord. The quality of images and videos capturing is brilliant in the OnePlus Nord. With the absence of earphone audio listening, it raises concern. It increases charging quality, using multiple apps, gaming movement, precision on location tracking, etc. OnePlus Nord is a commitment by OnePlus towards the adoption of 5G technology and explores the potential it carries soon.



OnePlus Nord Back Covers:

1. Valueactive Back Cover for OnePlus Nord
2. WOW Imagine Anti Slip Spider Series Thin Case
3. Gismo OnePlus Nord Case

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