OnePlus Nord Review | Techroz

After tons of hype, as we speak OnePlus introduced its a lot anticipated mid-ranger at a distant occasion. The OnePlus Nord is the second mid-range cellphone ever produced from the model, proceeded by 2015’s OnePlus X.

Though the Nord is a extra budget-friendly different to the OnePlus Eight household, it’s nonetheless a sexy and well-designed handset. There’s additionally an affordable quantity of energy underneath the hood, although it’s actually not a flagship when you’re judging it by uncooked specs.

Let’s break down all the pieces that you must know concerning the OnePlus Nord.

OnePlus Nord: Worth and launch date

The OnePlus Nord launches formally as we speak, July 21, 2020 and can launch on August Four in choose areas across the globe. Sadly, the gadget is not going to be obtainable in the US.

OnePlus can even supply particular on-line pop-up occasions for many who want to get the Nord early. The primary pop-up occasion occurs as we speak at 3:30PM BST (10:30AM ET) and could have restricted inventory. Prospects who miss out could have a second alternative to purchase the cellphone early on July 31 at one other 24 pop-up — extra particulars on this are anticipated within the coming week.

The Nord could have three totally different variants: probably the most extensively obtainable variations come both with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage, or 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. Each fashions have the identical general specs, which embrace a Snapdragon 765G processor, an AMOLED show with a 90Hz refresh charge, and a whopping six cameras (Four on the again, 2 on the entrance). A 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant can even be obtainable solely in India.


  • OnePlus Nord (6GB RAM/128GB storage — India unique) — 24,999 rupees
  • OnePlus Nord (8GB RAM/128GB storage) — £379/€399/27,999 rupees
  • OnePlus Nord (12GB RAM/256GB storage) — £469/€499/29,999 rupees

What that you must know concerning the OnePlus Nord

Our very personal Ryan-Thomas Shaw spent a bit time with the Nord Whereas we suggest studying (and watching) his hands-on for extra particulars on the Nord, under are just some issues you need to know concerning the cellphone:

The {hardware} is predominantly plastic and Gorilla Glass 5. This design appears to be like nice and feels fairly premium. The truth is, it’s laborious to inform its plastic in any respect.

The identical Oxygen OS you realize and love is right here. The cellphone will ship with OxygenOS 10.5 on Android 10.

The OnePlus Nord helps 5G.  The cellphone is able to delivering each mmWave and sub-6Ghz variants of 5G.

It has two entrance cameras. The principle entrance digital camera is a 32MP Sony IMX616 sensor, whereas the secondary lens is an 8MP ultrawide selfie digital camera.

The principle rear digital camera is identical because the OnePlus 8! For the uninitiated, meaning there’s a Sony IMX586 48MP fundamental cam. That is complemented by an 8MP ultrawide digital camera with a 119-degree area of view. Beneath that, you’ll discover a 2MP macro digital camera and a 5MP depth sensor.

One paper, the battery appears to be like spectacular. It’s too early to say the way it really performs, however you get a beefy 4,115mAh battery with 30W charging. That’s the identical charging customary discovered within the OnePlus Eight collection.

OnePlus Nord vs OnePlus Eight collection: What’s the distinction?

OnePlus Nord OnePlus 8 OnePlus Eight Professional
Show 6.44-inch AMOLED
2,400 x 1,080 (20:9)
90Hz refresh charge
In-display fingerprint sensor
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
6.55-inch AMOLED
2,400 x 1,080 (20:9)
90Hz refresh charge
In-display fingerprint sensor
3D Corning Gorilla Glass
6.78-inch AMOLED
3,168 x 1,440 (19.8:9)
120Hz refresh charge
In-display fingerprint sensor
3D Corning Gorilla Glass
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Storage 64GB / 128GB / 256GB UFS 2.1 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.0 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.0
Cameras Rear:
48MP fundamental, f/1.75, 0.8µm, OIS, EIS
8MP ultra-wide, f/2.25, 119 levels
5MP depth, f/2.4
2MP macro, f/2.4

32MP fundamental f/2.45, 0.8µm
8MP ultra-wide f/2.45, 105 levels
48MP, f/1.78, 0.8µm, OIS, EIS
2MP macro, f/2.4, 1.75µm
16MP ultrawide, f/2.2, 116°

16MP, f/2.0, 1.0µm, EIS, fastened focus
48MP, f/1.78, 1.12µm, OIS, EIS
8MP 3x telephoto, f/2.44, 1.0µm, OIS
48MP ultrawide, f/2.2, 119.7°
5MP shade filter, f/2.4

16MP, f/2.45, 1.0µm, EIS, fastened focus
Battery 4,115mAh
Warp Cost 30T (5V/6A)
Warp Cost 30T (5V/6A)
Warp Cost 30T (5V/6A)
Warp Cost 30 Wi-fi
IP Score None None IP68
Software program OxygenOS 10.5
Android 10
Oxygen OS
Android 10
Oxygen OS
Android 10
Dimensions and weight 158.Three x 73.Three x 8.2mm
160.2 x 72.9 x 8.0mm
165.Three x 74.35 x 8.5mm

So, how does the Nord stack up towards OnePlus’ present flagships? Fairly effectively on paper!

The Nord shares plenty of similarities with the common OnePlus 8. The show is close to similar, they each have a macro digital camera as a substitute of a telephoto lens, and neither have an IP ranking. Shifting as much as the OnePlus Eight Professional represents an enormous leap from each units, nonetheless. If you need the perfect OnePlus has to supply, the OnePlus Eight Professional with wi-fi charging, an IP ranking, and a 3x zoom digital camera is your best option. All three telephones assist 5G.

Except for the Snapdragon 765G processor and the twin selfie digital camera, the most important distinction between the Nord and the OnePlus Eight collection is the worth. The beginning value of £379/€399/27,999 rupees for the 8GB/128GB mannequin blows the equal OnePlus 8 (£599/€699/44,999 rupees) and OnePlus Eight Professional (£899/€899/54,999 rupees) pricing out of the water.

Is the OnePlus Nord value shopping for?

As all the time, solely you can also make that decision. To not point out, it’s a model new cellphone that we haven’t had time to correctly evaluate but. We’ll probably have a firmer opinion within the weeks to come back, however for now, all of it is dependent upon what you’re on the lookout for. This could possibly be an ideal handset if you're a OnePlus fan coming from an older OnePlus gadget and by no means acquired on board with the costlier premium imaginative and prescient the corporate has shifted to in recent times.


Whereas it’s not a flagship, the cellphone ought to nonetheless present a stable expertise and has the identical nice Oxygen OS software program you’d get with a higher-end OnePlus gadget. These on the lookout for a future-proof cellphone can even be happy that there’s 5G assist onboard. For OnePlus followers on a funds, most likely one of the crucial compelling causes to get the Nord is that you'll find it for £220 cheaper than the bottom mannequin OnePlus 8.

In the end, if you would like a model new cellphone on a funds and are set on OnePlus, the Nord is certainly value a glance. Simply bear in mind there are plenty of different choices on the market. We’ll make sure to broaden this part with extra particulars and evaluation as soon as we’ve had time to place it via a full evaluate.

Questions and Solutions

Beneath are simply a number of the questions we discovered customers asking on the net. Have a query we didn’t point out? Tell us within the feedback.

Q: When does OnePlus Nord will launch in India?
A: We anticipate the Nord to launch in India very quickly, however OnePlus has but to verify an official date.

Q: Does the OnePlus Nord have a headphone jack?
A: Sadly, no. OnePlus moved away from the headphone jack some time in the past and this stays true for its new mid-ranger.

Q: Does it have stereo audio system?
A: No, the OnePlus Nord has a single bottom-firing speaker.

Q: Will OnePlus Nord work on Verizon?
A: The OnePlus Nord isn’t formally obtainable within the US and when you ought to have the ability to import it, the chances of it engaged on Verizon are just about zero. Nevertheless (in idea), it ought to work with AT&T, T-Cellular, and MVNOs working on these networks.

Q: Is OnePlus Nord waterproof?
A: There is no such thing as a waterproof or dustproof ranking for the OnePlus Nord. The corporate says the cellphone has been internally examined in as much as 30cm water for 30 seconds, nonetheless the dearth of an official ranking means we’d suggest not taking the cellphone for a plunge.