OnePlus Nord 2 a flagship killer or not!?

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OnePlus Nord 2 Smartphone

The OnePlus Nord 2 is the latest mid-ranger from the OnePlus brand. It’s not a flagship smartphone but it can provide flagship-level performance at a lower budget. The Nord 2 smartphone has a screen size of 6:43 inch 90Hz OLED that looks quite good for the money. The pricing starts for 6+128GB at Rs 27,999, 8+128GB at Rs 29,999 and 12+256GB Rs 34,999.The Battery Size is 4500mAh, It comes with fast 65W warp charging, the charging speed is the best in its class.

Display

  • Fluid AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+
  • 6.43 inches
  • 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
OnePlus Nord 2 Display
OnePlus Nord 2 Display

OnePlus Nord 2 is having a 6.43 inch fluid AMOLED screen and 90Hz refresh rate that makes the display smother while scrolling. The 90Hz display lets you play games with smoothness. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. 

The display looks great with colorful, contrasty and color accuracy is good too. You also get HDR10+ with a decent brightness display.

Design and Build

  • Width: 7.33cm
  • Thickness: 0.82cm (Green Woods : 0.83cm)
  • Weight: 189g (Green Woods : 184g)
  • Height:159.cm
OnePlus Nord 2 Design
OnePlus Nord 2 Design

OnePlus Nord 2 looks very nice and premium in the hand. It does not feel like an Rs. 30,000 smartphone. Once you hold it gives you the premium feel.

Camera

Main Camera – Sony IMX766
  • 50 MP, f/1.88, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
Ultra-Wide Camera
  • 8 MP, f/2.25, 119.7˚ (ultrawide),EIS
Mono Lens
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (monochrome)
Front Camera
  • Sony IMX615
  • 32 MP, f/2.45, (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm,EIS
OnePlus Nord 2 Camera
OnePlus Nord 2 Camera

OnePlus Nord 2 has three back cameras and one front camera. The back camera has a 50 megapixel main, an 8MP Ultrawide, and 2MP mono. The last one 2MP mono is just for the three-camera set-up so you can ignore it.

The main camera clicks photos at 12.5MP as this is the standard, you can change it to 50MP by going to the camera setting. The standard 12.5MP is very much capable of producing crisp and well-balanced photos in good light with HDR enabled.

If we talk about low light performance it is equally good and it has a dedicated Nightscape mode for producing good quality shots in very dark situations.

 

OnePlus Nord 2 Night Mode

8MP ultrawide needs good lighting to get good quality photos. The 8MP ultrawide is good for casual uses but it is not for professionals.

The selfie camera with 32Mp is great. It provides great photos when there is plenty of light, the photos are sharp, detailed with good contrast and dynamic range.

Video with the main camera is great with natural colors, less noise and dynamic range is also good. It can also capture video up to [email protected]

Software

  • Android 11, OxygenOS 11.3

One plus Nord 2 is the first smartphone to run on the Oxygen OS 11.3. While it does not look like a big improvement and is still running on Android 11, it is the first firmware with unified ColorOS and OxygenOS. This change is made to add new features on both Oppo and OnePlus smartphones.

Performance

  • CPU: MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI
  • GPU: ARM G77 MC9
OnePlus Nord 2 Performance
OnePlus Nord 2 Performance

OnePlus Nord 2 comes with MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G processor. This is the powerful chipset OnePlus has produced to date and it also provides 5g connectivity. Performance-wise it is on par with the Snapdragon 780 and 870 chipset. This is not a dedicated gaming smartphone but it can play high-end games.

Battery

  • Li-Po 4500 mAh, Non- Removable
  • Fast charging 65W ( Warp Charge 65 )
OnePlus Nord 2 Battery
OnePlus Nord 2 Battery

OnePlus Nord 2’s battery life is pretty good considering the battery is a 4500 mAh capacity. But the more impressive is the charging speed. The Nord 2 brings OnePlus warp charge technology which combines a 65-watt adapter with the battery that split into two cells. The warp charge is incredibly fast, the phone is able to charge from 0 to 90% in half an hour.

 

The Conclusion

OnePlus Nord  2 has managed to bring new features that make it a good successor. It is no wonder that the performance is very good because of the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI. The 65-watt warp charge is a very big step-up that lets you play games for a long time.OnePlus Nord 2  is not a flagship smartphone but it has every aspect of being one of the best mid-ranger. It is also good in the camera department except for the 2MP, f/2.4 (monochrome), the nightscape mode makes night-time photography a good experience.

So if someone is looking for a smartphone that is good in all areas, gladly go for OnePlus Nord 2.

Full Specifications

Body

  • Height: 15.91cm
  • Width: 7.33cm
  • Thickness: 0.82cm (Green Woods : 0.83cm)
  • Weight: 189g (Green Woods : 184g)
  • Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
  • Dual SIM, Nano-SIM, dual stand-by

Display

  • Type: Fluid AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+
  • Size: 6.43 inches
  • Resolution: 2400 x 1080 pixels 410ppi
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Performance

  • Operating System: OxygenOS 11.3 (based on Android™ 11)
  • CPU: MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI
  • GPU: ARM G77 MC9
  • RAM: 6GB/8GB/12GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS3.1

Camera

Main Camera – Sony IMX766
Ultra-Wide Camera
  • 8 MP, f/2.25, 119.7˚ (ultrawide),EIS
Mono Lens
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (monochrome)
Front Camera
  • Sony IMX615
  • 32 MP, f/2.45, (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm,EIS
  • Features: Auto HDR
  • Video: [email protected], gyro-EIS

Connectivity

  • LTE/LTE-A: 4×4 MIMO, support up to DL Cat 18/UL Cat 13 (1.2Gbps /150Mbps), depending on carrier support
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2.4G/5G, 2*2MIMO
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.2, support aptX & aptX HD & LDAC & AAC
  • NFC: NFC enabled
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, SBAS, NavIC

Sensors

  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Electronic compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient light sensor
  • SAR Sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Sensor core

Ports

  • USB 2.0, Type-C

Sound

  • Dual stereo speaker
  • Noise cancellation support

Battery

  • 4500mAh Dual Cell Battery
  • X-axis linear motor
  • Warp Charge 65

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