OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G

Updated: 16th August 2022Rate this Model
₹ 23,999
6 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 128 GB

Display

6.43 inches

Processor

Mediatek Dimensity 900

RAM

8 GB

Storage

128 GB

Front Camera

Punch Hole 16 MP (f/2.4

Primary Camera

64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP (f/2.4

Battery

Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Expert Verdict

4
Excellent Value for Money

Pros

  • Excellent build quality.
  • Excellent battery life.
  • Storage that is expandable.
  • Broad 5G band coverage.
  • Cameras are adequate for still photography.
  • Display with high contrast.

Cons

  • There is no alert slider.
  • Average video recording quality.

The OnePlus Nord series phones have always provided excellent value for money. Since the original Nord set and raised the bar for its segment two years ago, we've had its successor, the OnePlus Nord 2 (Review), and the OnePlus Nord CE (Review) or Core Edition, which became the new entry point to the entire OnePlus smartphone experience.

OnePlus has now released the Nord CE 2 as the successor to the Nord CE. While it still has a low entry price, it also has a slew of minor improvements that should add up to a better user experience. However, competition in this market has never been more fierce.

This mobile is an excellent phone with Mediatek Dimensity 900 processor, 8 GB / 12 GB, and 128GB / 256GB .

Design and Display

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G have a screen size of 6.43 inches and weighing approximately 173 g. This mobile runs on Android v11 and has a decent resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. It has dimension 160.6 mm X 73.2 mm X 7.8 mm.

Performance

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G packs Mediatek Dimensity 900 processor and it has 2 GHz CPU and Arm Mali-G68 MC4 GPU.

Camera

In terms of camera, this model comes with rear camera of 64 MP (f/1.79 Main) + 8 MP (f/2.2 Ultra Wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4 and front camera of Punch Hole 16 MP (f/2.4. Other camera features include AI Scene Enhancement, AI Hightlight Video, Dual-view Video, HDR, Nightscape, Portrait mode, Pano, Retouching, Filters

Network and connectivity

In connectivity, this model included Call Records, Card Slot, Messaging, Phonebook, FM Radio, Games, Speakers, Edge, GPRS, 3G, Face Unlock. Different network support available for the 2g: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2, 4g: LTE, 5g: SA/NSA.

Other Features

Sensors included in OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G are: Accelerometer, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Sensor Core.

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OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G colours

  • Bahamas Blue
  • Gray Mirror

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Price in India

DetailsPriceStorageRAM
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G (6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM) ₹ 23,999128 GB8 GB
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G (8 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM) ₹ 24,999128 GB8 GB

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Detailed Review

Design

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 appears to be a step up from the Nord CE, and by step up, I mean a little more premium. In fact, it appears to be very similar to the Oppo Reno 7. (Review). It still has a plastic frame, but the back panel, like the display, is now made of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. One annoying side effect of this glossy finish is that it attracts a lot of fingerprints.

On the CE models, there is still no OnePlus alert slider, but OnePlus has retained the headphone jack. A USB Type-C port and a single speaker are also included at the bottom. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 retains its 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a maximum refresh rate of 90Hz, but it is now HDR10+ certified. The display has a relatively thick chin, and the bezels that run the length of the panel are also quite prominent. The phone has a very pleasant in-hand feel, and it appears to be quite sturdy and well-made. It's also relatively thin (7.8mm) and light (173g), making it easy to use.

Summary

It has a premium design.

Camera

The cameras on the OnePlus Nord CE 2 are identical to those on the previous phone. On the back, there's a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera, while the front has a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The camera app has been updated and now resembles what we've seen on Oppo phones. There's an AI scene enchantment toggle that's best left turned off because it tends to boost colors to unrealistic levels. The Nord CE 2 also gets the Oppo Reno 7 series' Bokeh Flare Portrait filter for stills and video, though the latter is limited to 720p only.

Photos taken during the day were detailed and colorful. The dynamic range of the landscape shots was adequate, and the exposure was well controlled. Even with the AI turned off, the ultra-wide-angle camera tended to oversaturate colors, and textures weren't as sharp. The Nord CE 2 performed admirably in close-ups, capturing rich detail and colors. Under good lighting, the macro camera was just about usable, but don't expect much more.

The video recording capabilities of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 are somewhat limited, similar to those of the Oppo Reno 7, which is not surprising given how similar both phones are. The Nord CE 2 can record video at up to 4K resolution at 30 frames per second, but without stabilization. If you're going to be shooting while stationary, it should be fine; otherwise, you'll have to lower the resolution to get smoother footage. While having AI-enabled helps with exposure, the video quality suffers, especially in low light.

Summary

The camera is quite good but still lacks in some places.

Performance and Battery

Performance was never an issue with the OnePlus Nord CE and isn't likely to be with the CE 2. You get OxygenOS 11.3 out of the box, not 12, which is the same version as the OnePlus 9RT (Review). There are numerous shortcuts and gestures to experiment with, and the overall experience is fluid and snappy. According to OnePlus, the Nord CE 2 will receive two years of Android updates and three years of security updates. You also get Google's dialer and messaging apps, and call recordings are available when you're on the phone. The in-display fingerprint sensor performed admirably, and face recognition was quick. Videos looked great on the OnePlus Nord CE 2's display in general. The colors were vibrant and saturated, and the brightness was more than adequate. When viewing content with white backgrounds off-axis, I noticed a mild blue tint in certain parts of the display, but this wasn't really an issue for most users.

Sources: OnePlus Nord CE 2

Aside from videos, games looked great on the OnePlus Nord CE 2's screen. Even in fast-paced multiplayer games like Call of Duty: Mobile, I found the touch response to be quite good. Stereo speakers would have improved the experience, but you can use any wired earphones for lag-free audio. After about 20 minutes of gaming, the back of the phone became slightly warm, but not unbearably so.In my experience, the battery life was excellent. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 has the same 4,500mAh battery capacity as the Nord CE, but thanks to the 65W SuperVOOC charger, you can charge it much faster. OnePlus has dropped the Warp Charge moniker in favor of Oppo's branding.

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 is a good update to the original, and if you haven't already purchased the previous model, I'd recommend the new one. It's essentially a cheaper Oppo Reno 7 without the annoying apps, which isn't a bad deal. The Nord CE 2 has a premium design, good performance, a long battery life, very fast charging, and decent still photography cameras. Video recording isn't its strong suit, but other than that, it's difficult to find fault. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 is far from perfect, and there are a few features that other phones in this price range have. These aren't deal-breakers, but they'd be nice to have.

Summary

The phone delivers great performance and comes with a warp charger.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Specifications

GENERAL

ColoursBlue Void, Charkoal Ink, Silver Ray
Device typeSmartphone
Operating SystemAndroid v11
SimDual Sim, GSM+GSM

DESIGN

Body MaterialG lass front, plastic frame, plastic back
Height160.6 mm
Thickness7.8 mm
Weight173 g
Width73.2 mm

DISPLAY

Aspect Ratio20:09
Form FactorTouch
Pixel Density409 ppi
Refresh Rate90 Hz
Screen resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
Screen size6.43 inches
TechnologyFluid AMOLED
TouchscreenYes, with Multitouch

PERFORMANCE

ChipsetMediatek Dimensity 900
CPU2 GHz, Octa Core Processor
GPUArm Mali-G68 MC4
RAM8 GB
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STORAGE

Call RecordsYes
Card SlotYes
External Storageupto 1 TB
Internal Storage128 GB
MessagingYes
PhonebookYes
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CAMERA

Camera FeaturesAI Scene Enhancement, AI Hightlight Video, Dual-view Video, HDR, Nightscape, Portrait mode, Pano, Retouching, Filters
Front CameraPunch Hole 16 MP (f/2.4
Primary camera64 MP (f/1.79 Main) + 8 MP (f/2.2 Ultra Wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4
Video Recording4K, 1080p, 720p
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MULTIMEDIA

Audio Jack3.5mm Headphone Jack
Audio Player3GPP, ALAC, AMR, APE, FLAC, G711-ALAW, G711-MLAW, GSM, MP3, OPUS, RAW, VORBIS, PCM, WMA, AAC
FM RadioYes
GamesYes
SpeakersYes
Video Player3GPP, AV1, H263, H264, H265, MP4V, MPEG2, WMV, VP8, VP9
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BATTERY

TypeNon-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
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CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothYes, v5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
EdgeYes
GPRSYes
GPS Facilitywith GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, QZSS
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps, 5G
USBYes, USB-C v2.0
WLANYes, with wifi-hotspot
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NETWORK SUPPORT

2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3GYes
4GLTE
5GSA/NSA

MORE FEATURES

Face UnlockYes
Fingerprint SensorYes, In Display
Quick Charging65W SUPERVOOC Charging
SensorsAccelerometer, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Sensor Core
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User Review of OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G

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Posted on : 26th July 2022

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OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G FAQs

Q. What's the battery capacity for OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G?

This phone equips with Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery.

Q. What are some of the best alternatives available for OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G?

As of August 2022, the top competitors of this model are OPPO F21 Pro, Realme 9 Pro, OnePlus Nord, Poco X3 Pro, Apple iPhone 7.

Q. What are all available bands for OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G?

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G comes up with 2g:GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2, 3g, 4g:LTE, 5g:SA/NSA.

Q. What are different color options available for OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G?

This phones comes in following colors: Blue Void, Charkoal Ink, Silver Ray.

Q. What's the dimension of OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G?

Dimension of OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is 160.6 mm X 73.2 mm X 7.8 mm.