Oneplus Nord CE 5G Review: Oneplus has launched its Oneplus Nord CE 5G smartphone in India in the month of June of 2021. Oneplus has launched this smartphone at a lesser price than Oneplus Nord which was launched the previous year. There are lots of questions among smartphone buyers regarding this model. What are the specifications of this model? Will it be an upgrade or downgrade model? We will discuss it in detail. So, stay connected and enjoy this blog.
Oneplus Nord CE 5G is one of the cheapest oneplus mobiles. The CE in Oneplus Nord CE 5G stands for Code Edition. According to Oneplus, all their core aspects are in this model at a much better price. So, you will get a core experience in this cheap oneplus mobile. Will this model get lost in the crowd? This question arises because it has launched around 22,000 INR to 23,000 INR and at this price range, there are many mobile brands providing the value for money handsets.
You will get a box written “Nord Nord Nord” on it which was also provided in Oneplus Nord. In the box, you will get Oneplus Nord CE 5G with a transparent case having a nice design on it. Like always, You will get some documentation regarding the handset. You will also get a 30 watt Warp charge 30T plus adapter, Type C Cable, Sim Card ejector tool, and oneplus sticker. That’s all you will get in the box.
Oneplus Nord CE 5G Build Quality
The Oneplus Nord CE 5G is slim, lightweight, and a little bit small. Mobile has a minimalistic design on its back with Blue and Purple tint sideways. It comes with a matte finish. So, it will hard to see any fingerprints on the back. Overall a nice design. The handset has no glass back and this might be one of the main reasons why it is lightweight. It comes with composite material. In point of the core experience, it should have a glass back which we get in the Oneplus Nord smartphone but we do not get in Oneplus Nord CE 5G. Oneplus Nord CE 5G is 7.9mm thin and has a metal frame. The handset weighs around 170 grams. You won’t feel the weight when you will keep it in your pocket.
On the one hand, operations will be much easier for its users. Finally, the 3.5mm jack which was missing in Oneplus’s smartphones is back in Oneplus Nord CE 5G. On the downside, you will get a 3.5mm jack, microphone, USB type C port, and a Mono speaker grill. Though the speaker is a mono speaker, it is quite loud. Right-hand side, you have the power button. On top, a noise-canceling microphone. On the left-hand side, you will get a dual nano sim card tray and the volume control button. Since it has a dual nano sim card slot, there are no options for storage expansion. But, the alert slider is missing in Oneplus Nord CE 5G. If we talk about the core aspects of oneplus smartphones then we should have the alert slider in Oneplus Nord CE 5G.
Oneplus Nord CE 5G Display
The display is 6.43 inches FHD plus Fluid Amoled screen having a refresh rate of 90 Hertz. It has a 20:9 aspect ratio. The screen-to-body ratio is quite good. You will get an under-display fingerprint scanner that is fast and responsive. The side bezels are really thin and the bottom bezels are also smaller than the average size. The display quality is Awesome. The colors are punchy. The color reproduction and viewing angle are also great. So, if you are a media consumer then you will definitely satisfy with its display quality. You will have a single-punch hole display selfie camera at the left corner on the top.
Oneplus Nord CE 5G Specifications
This mobile comes with Snapdragon 750G 5G processor. The 750G has only one 5G band which is not quite good. Talking about its battery, it comes with a 4500 mAh battery. You will definitely get 24 hours battery backup easily with this battery. It also comes with a 30-watt charger and oneplus claims that the charger will charge your smartphone upto 70% in just 30 minutes. That’s quite good.
It has 3 variants. The base variant has 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM. Then the upper variant has 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM. The highest variant comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM. The storage type is UFS 2.1 and the RAM is LPDDR 4X. The price of each variant is mentioned below.
6GB/128GB (Base Variant) : 22,999 INR
8GB/128GB : 24,999 INR
12GB/256GB : 27,999 INR
Oneplus Nord CE 5G Software
The core experience of any Oneplus phone is its OS (Operating System). Oneplus Nord CE 5G has Oxygen OS 11 which is based on Android 11. Oneplus has claimed that they will give software updates for 2 years and security updates for 3 years which is quite good. You will get features like Zen Mode which comes in Oxygen OS. The handset also comes with an always-on display feature. Overall you will get all the core experience of Oxygen OS in this smartphone. Talking about the sensors, you will get all the sensors in it. It has an under-display fingerprint, face unlock feature which also fast and reliable.
Oneplus Nord CE 5G Camera
The handset has a Triple setup camera. The primary camera is 64MP. The secondary camera is an ultrawide camera of 8MP with 119 degrees FOV. The third camera is of 2MP Mono Lens. On the front, you will have a 16MP Sony IMX471 Sensor punch-hole display selfie camera. The traditional sensor which we always get in oneplus mobiles. If we talk about camera features then you will not find OIS on this phone so there is no optical image stabilization. But, you can shoot the 480 FPS slow-motion video. It has the night mode feature so if you take pictures during the night time then it will help you capture better pictures. You can record 4K 30 FPS videos with this phone.
Oneplus Nord CE 5G Performance
Now it’s time to talk about performance which is one of the most important factors of any smartphone. In this mobile, Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor is given which is a 5G processor. This processor is based on octa-core 8nm technology. It’s a very nice processor in this price range and you will not face any issue in day-to-day usage. It will be easy for multi-tasking because the apps opening and closing is also really fast. The AnTuTu score comes above 3.89 lakhs. Talking about gaming then you can play games in very high settings. The combination of 750G processor and its 90 Hz Fluid Amoled display makes the experience much better while doing gaming. The Oxygen OS also helps to make the experience much smoother.
Oneplus Nord CE 5G MultiMedia
Multimedia consumption is enjoyable on this smartphone. Its Fluid Amoled display makes multimedia consumption much better and smoother for multimedia consumers. The viewing angle is also great. Some of the users might complain that it has a mono speaker but it also has a 3.5mm jack so you can enjoy multimedia by plugging in earphones. Overall the multimedia consumption is quite better even it has a mono speaker which is loud.
Oneplus Nord CE 5G Connectivity
When it comes to Connectivity, it has only one 5G Band support, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling support, and also NFC comes in it which is very good. It has Bluetooth 5.1 support and dual-band Wi-Fi. It also comes with Carrier Aggregation. So, in terms of Connectivity, this smartphone is quite well. There is no barrier to connectivity for its users.
It comes with Cam2API support so you can use the Google Cam port. It also comes with Widevine L1 so you can do HD streaming through this mobile. The handset does not have a notification LED light and FM radio. There is not dust and water-resistant.
As a buyer, everyone’s mind has a common question nowadays. That is how durable the phone is that I am going to buy. Don’t worry, by considering your problems, we have attached this video which you can refer to watch the durability of Oneplus Nord CE 5G.
At last, the question arises that Does this smartphone have the core experience of Oneplus? Does it stand out from the crowd of other brands in this price range? I think the answer could be both yes and no in my point of view. Thinking about the core aspects of Oneplus, the alert slider and glass back should have with it but it’s not there. But, the performance, Oxygen OS, and display absolutely give you the core experience of Oneplus. So, if you are a fan of Oneplus and want a Oneplus smartphone but your budget is tight around 22,000 INR to 25,000 INR then you can consider Oneplus Nord CE 5G. If you have any questions in your mind regarding Oneplus Nord CE 5G then do comment in the comment section below.