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Review of the OnePlus Nord

by Thomas
Review of the OnePlus Nord

Here we are, finally I received this smartphone, in this post I do the review of the OnePlus Nord.

This smartphone allows OnePlus to reposition itself in a mid-range suitable for “all” potential customers. We can say that the Chinese company from the beginning has produced top-of-the-range smartphones, OnePlus Nord offers an excellent experience at a low price (400 dollars).

OnePlus Nord is similar from a design point of view to most phones, if you expect something innovative you will be disappointed, the Chinese company has created a product to “steal” market share to competitors such as Apple (iPhone SE) and especially Xiaomi and Huawei.

When I picked it up it gave me a compact feel even though the screen is very large, weighs 184 grams and are few given the size. Smartphones of that size on average weigh about 200 grams.

Returning to OnePlus Nord, I had good sensations at the touch level, edges are rounded, behind there is space for the 4 cameras vertically although I like how they are positioned on the 7T.

Fingerprint reader is directly on the bottom screen, on the sides there are the classic keys for volume, mode (normal, vibration, silent), at the bottom of USB-C and then the drawers for double Sim, it is not included the headphone jack and there is no microSD slot.

There is no IP68 certification to protect your smartphone from dust and water, OnePlus for budget reasons could not understand waterproof screen, however when I did the test it was raining and a few drops fell on the screen without creating problems.

Let’s get into the details, OnePlus Nord has a 6.44-inch Amoled Full HD screen and is very fluid since the company offers 90 Hz, ensuring excellent speed while there is also the option to use 60 Hz, just do the set-up on the settings.

Colors are excellent, OnePlus has always accustomed its customers to a wide range of colors and is the only company to have studied a patent to reduce blue light by 40% (harmful to the eyes).

Operating system is Android 10 updated with the latest patches, I remind you that OnePlus has Oxygen Os which in my opinion is a bomb in terms of power, fluidity and speed.

This time to increase performance even more, OnePlus has decided to pre-install Google Telephone and Google Message, so you can customize how you want your phone thanks to Android.

Fingerprint reader and Facec ID are as always excellent, unlocking is fast and as always OnePlus works hard to offer customers a fast experience without disappointing expectations.

What I didn’t like is the presence of only one speaker, the sound is as good but not as great as I would have expected, listening You Tube I noticed little energy at the volume level.

OnePlus Nord’s cameras met my expectations, we talk about 48 megapixels (Sony IMX 586), wide-angle 8 megapixels, 5 megapixels and 2 megapixels. Photos I took I liked especially during the day, the night did not blow my parameters especially in presence of little light. (To have a picture with less opaque colors I recommend you turn off HDR mode.)

Now we get to the hardware part, the engine is Snapdragon 765 G Qualcomm, a chip that is used for mid-range phones where the letter “G” means gaming.

Video games as always work great on OnePlus models, fluidity and speed don’t create any kind of problem when you surf the net or “gaming mode”.

Battery is 4115 mAH is fantastic, the duration is more than 1 day without having the anxiety of having the charger with you.

I conclude the review by saying that it is the best mid-range smartphone, it has fully met my expectations. Well done OnePlus.

Score: 9.5


158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm
184 g


Android 10


128 GB


1080 x 2400


48 mpx 1.8
Frontale 32 mpx


Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G


HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps, 5G


4115 mAH


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