The OnePlus Nord CE 5G looks like two drops of water to the other Models of the range . On the program, a punched screen on the front and a line of photo sensors on the back. We appreciate the finesse and lightness of the device, which is 7.9 mm thick and weighs 170 g. If the iconic Alert Slider is not in the game, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G accommodates a mini-jack alongside its USB-C port and its speaker. Price ₹ 24,999.00
On the left, we find the volume controls and on the right, the on / off button. Whether you’re left-handed or right-handed, the keys are a little too low or too high. OnePlus should also have reviewed the position of the fingerprint reader under the screen which is too close to the chin.
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G was launched in Blue Void, Charcoal Ink and Silver Ray colorways. We had in our hands the first version which features a matte back, shiny borders and pretty purplish reflections on the sides.
A beautiful display on the bill
6.43-inch diagonal, Full HD + definition (410 dpi), AMOLED technology and 90 Hz refresh rate , the OnePlus Nord CE 5G takes up the characteristics of the classic Nord screen. Well almost since it is not HDR10 + certified. In addition to the infinite contrast ratio offered by the AMOLED, the terminal display benefits from careful calibration, delivers a quality service outdoors and does not dazzle its owner after dark .
Running Oxygen OS 11 , the OnePlus North 5G EC provides the same software experience its more expensive big brothers, the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.
Icons to the Always-on mode clock through the animation of the fingerprint, the overlay based on Android 11 is full of customization tools accessible from the “Personalization” menu.
OxygenOS 11 also allows you to take advantage of navigation gestures and a dark mode but also to define shortcuts that can be activated with quick gestures on the screen or by performing a double press / long press on the power button / stop. The organization of the parameters is clear, as is that of the various menus.
Under the grip of the mini-jack
A single speaker is responsible for broadcasting the sound of your content. The other grid above the screen is reserved for calls. No surprise, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G does not really play in the big leagues and is satisfied with the minimum service . Clearly, this unique outing that lacks punch will not allow you to host a karaoke evening. But with its mini-jack port, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G will be a solid companion for the lone traveler . If you have a Bluetooth headset or earphones, be aware that the smartphone is compatible with the 5.1 standard and supports the aptX, aptX HD, LDAC and AAC codecs.
At the heart of the Core
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC. Three versions are marketed:
- 6 + 128 GB
- 8 + 128 GB
- 12 + 256 GB (non-expandable memory on all three models)
Any task can be performed by OnePlus smartphone and the excellent management of multitasking allows us to enjoy constant fluidity . The Snapdragon 750G has nothing to envy the most high-end chips from Qualcomm on this point. In-game, it gets complicated when it comes to running 3D titles like Call of Duty Mobile and Fortnite. The Adreno 619 chip will require you to make some graphics adjustments to maintain a stable framerate .
The fault in the photo
Head to the back of the OnePlus Nord CE 5G to discover three sensors:
- A 64 megapixel / wide-angle / f / 1.79 / 7P / EIS sensor
- An 8 megapixel / ultra wide-angle / f / 2.25 / EIS sensor
- A 2 megapixel / monochrome / f / 2.4 sensor
The Nord CE 5G is logically impressive with its 64 megapixel sensor when all the conditions are met. While it cannot compete with the iPhone 12 Pro or even the OnePlus 9 Pro, it captures a lot of detail and manages the exposure properly .
Once the sun has set, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G has many flaws: loss of detail, crushed pixels, yellow haze… And night mode does not change much .
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G has a 4500mAh battery . As a reminder, the classic Nord has an accumulator with a capacity of 4115 mAh. The Core Edition model has one of the best autonomy in this price segment with nearly 18 hours on the meter in 90 Hz mode and 6.30 p.m. in 60 Hz mode . A 30W charger is provided and allows you to find 100% in one hour .