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OnePlus Nord CE 5G Review

Design

The OnePlus Nord CE looks similar to the Nord but has a modest plastic back cover in place of the latter’s premium glass one. The plastic build is sturdy, so that’s no concern, but the design language is reminiscent of the Nord, which is a generation old now, and even some OPPO and Realme smartphones That is a red flag. Besides, OnePlus has taken away its proprietary alert slider from the Nord CE. The alert slider is one thing that has always been part of OnePlus smartphones. The omission for the sake of sticking to the core features will have a negative impact on user experience, especially if you are an existing OnePlus user. This is the One plus Nord CE review on Design

Display

Not much has improved here since last year. The Nord CE has a 6.43-inch fluid AMOLED fullHD+ screen of a 90Hz refresh rate.

Camera

The Nord CE gets both an upgrade and a downgrade in the optics set-up. Instead of the quad-camera array in the Nord, the Core Edition sports a triple-camera array on the back. The other two sensors on the back remain identical – an 8MP ultra-wide-angle of an f/2.3 aperture and 119-degree field-of-view (FoV) and a 2MP depth sensor of an f/2.4 aperture.

One plus Nord CE review, In low light, both the primary and ultra-wide-angle sensors struggle to capture details. In the auto mode, the primary sensor boosts exposure unnecessarily, leading to a noisy output with sub-par detail and contrast. The ultra-wide sensor does not have such an exposure issue, but its tiny aperture fails to capture light, resulting in darker images. The phone has a dedicated night mode, which works well to improve the camera’s low-light imaging. However, it is not the best and has a lot of catching up to do for delivering a consistent performance.

Surprisingly, the Nord CE’s front camera performs better than its predecessor. It is, however, not as good in processing portrait pictures; it fails to identify contours and blurs part of the subject in the process.

Performance

The phone ships with Android 11 operating system-based OxygenOS 11. That said, the phone handles most day-to-day operations with ease and the graphic-intensive tasks are no issue either. Complementing the performance is the OxygenOS 11 user interface, which is one of the cleanest custom Android skins available. One plus Nord CE review on performance. There are, however, some instances in the user interface that seem broken. For example, the setting to display app scaling shows a blank and there is no way to manually override the default app display scaling properties.

Battery

The OnePlus Nord CE keeps up for more than a day on normal use and about a day on heavy usage, thanks to its 4,500 mAh battery. It is not a gaming smartphone, but it handles graphic-intensive games happily at the expense of the battery. The charging of the phone is quick, thanks to its 30W fast wired charging (Warp Charge 30T Plus). It takes about one hour and 10 minutes to charge the phone’s battery from zero to 100 percent.

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Rating

8.5Expert Score
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Positives
  • Camera Quality
  • Fast processor
Negatives
  • Nothing

Where to buy

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  • All prices mentioned above are in Indian Rupee.
  • This product is available at Amazon.in.
  • At amazon.in you can purchase OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Charcoal Ink, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) for only Rs. 24,999
  • The lowest price of OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Charcoal Ink, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) was obtained on July 2, 2022 5:38 am.
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