This budget-friendly OnePlus phone delivers high-end performance at a great price. OnePlus Nord is ideal for gaming, and carrying out heavy-duty tasks. Just when you thought that the OnePlus experience couldn’t get any better, they seem to have out-done themselves. With the launch of the OnePlus Nord, the flagship killer brand seems to have taken the game to the next level.
OnePlus Nord is arguably the best mobile under 25,000 INR, which, apart from its price, would make you believe that it’s a high-end, premium smartphone.
Like its elder siblings, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus Nord comes completely spec’d out with most high-end features money can buy.
Lest we forget, you get all this at a bargain of a price. Even the top-variant doesn’t breach the 30,000 INR price tag!
The launch of OnePlus Nord couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. The device was launched in the month of July 2020 (right in the middle of the pandemic), when most buyers would be wary of splurging on a new phone.
The need of the hour was a budget phone with flagship-level features. Another feature pushing things in favour of OnePlus Nord was that at the time of its launch and possibly now too, it was the only 5G mobile phone under the 30,000 INR price tag.
OnePlus Nord is built around a polycarbonate body; this makes the build quality excellent and feels very durable. The screen (front and back) comes equipped with Gorilla Glass, which adds to the structural rigidity of the device.
A lot of the design cues have been borrowed from the OnePlus 8 Pro, which makes it instantly recognizable to its older sibling (for most OnePlus fans, this is good news).
Coming down to the display, this is one area that OnePlus does exceptionally well. OnePlus Nord is no exception in this regard.
The 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display is crystal clear with deep blacks and punchy colours, and comes with a 1080 x 2400 pixel resolution, with a refresh rate of 90Hz while supporting HDR10+. All this translates to a better video viewing experience.
The phone was among the first to use the newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. The new processor is reportedly 30% faster than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 730G.
The RAM comes in three variants 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB for its top-variant. These high-end specs translate to a smooth gaming experience even for demanding games like Call of Duty and PUBG.
All these specifications are meant to lead you to one conclusion: The phone can pack a punch! Especially when compared to its flagship models, OnePlus Nord can punch way above its weight.
In fact, after prolonged usage, it might be difficult to tell the difference. The apps load and close in a jiffy thanks to the 90Hz display, and the speedy processor makes mobile operations seem snappy and fluid.
For buyers looking for a high-performance smartphone on a budget, OnePlus Nord is, without a doubt, a great option that seems to deliver on all fronts.