Oneplus recently Lunched OnePlus Nord 2 smartphones exclusively In Nepal. OnePlus Nord 2 is the Budget Friendly And Packed With Full Power.The mobile is available at a starting price of Rs 59,999. Moreover, this mobile comes with an impressive design and impressive specifications. OnePlus has Announced OnePlus Nord 2 in the market As A Upper Midrange phone.
OnePlus Nord 2 Key Specs:
- Display: 6.43-inches Fluid AMOLED panel, 90Hz, Gorilla Glass 5
- Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 1200 AI (6nm process)
- RAM: 6/8/12GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- Software & UI: OxygenOS 11.3 on top of Android 11
- Rear Camera:
- – 50MP Sony IMX766 primary, OIS
- – 8MP ultra-wide lens
- – 2MP monochrome sensor
- Front Camera: 32MP Sony IMX615 lens
- Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner (optical)
- Battery: 4,500mAh with 65W charging
- Connectivity: Dual 5G SIM, Wi-Fi 6 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / GLONASS / Galileo / Beidou / NavIC, NFC
- Colors: Gray Sierra, Blue Haze, Green Woods
- Price In Nepal
- 8 + 128 GB = 59,999
- 12 + 256 GB = 69,999
The OnePlus Nord 2 isn’t a big departure from the brand’s first mid-range phone (the original OnePlus Nord), but the design has changed in a couple of ways. This is still a solidly built smartphone, although some may find the design a touch lacklustre.
The rear of the handset is made of glass, and it feels smooth under your finger. The camera elements jut out slightly from the rear of the phone, but that’s a trend you’ll find on most modern smartphones. The rear of the device is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 while a new camera module design, inspired by the OnePlus 9, sits on the top left.
The left edge features the volume rocker, and the opposite edge is home to the silence switch (a feature unique to OnePlus phones in the Android space) and the power button. That silence switch allows you to cycle through either a silent mode, a vibrate mode or having your phone on full volume. The bottom edge of the phone features the USB-C port as well as a speaker and the SIM card tray. It isn’t waterproof – there’s no IP rating here – so we wouldn’t recommend submerging this handset in water.
The phone is available in Gray Sierra, Blue Haze and Green Wood as its three shades. Not all regions will get all three shades though, with Green Wood sadly only designed to be available in India.
The OnePlus Nord 2 features a 6.43-inch 1080 x 2400 resolution AMOLED display with around 409 pixels per inch and a 90Hz refresh rate. That means the image will be smoother than some other phones around this price, but it won’t be as slick as the screen you’d find on the OnePlus 9 Pro or some other top android phones.
That may be a touch frustrating for anyone moving from a 120Hz phone, but that’s a rare scenario. It’s likely your current handset has a 60Hz screen, and in that case you’ll notice this bump in refresh rate even though it won’t be the absolute top experience.
The AMOLED screen is flat, and it’s very similar to the one we’ve seen on the original Nord. But, OnePlus has worked on MediaTek’s open resource architecture (DORA) and it has added some AI-centric features like AI Resolution Boost, and AI Color Boost, which brings up more vibrant colors.
The OnePlus Nord 2 also supports HDR playback and additionally supports HD streaming on apps like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.
Specs and performance
For the first time in the company’s history, the OnePlus Nord 2 doesn’t feature a Qualcomm processor. Instead, OnePlus has opted for the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI chipset, which is an exclusive to the brand.
If you’re wondering how the Dimensity 1200-AI is different from the Dimensity 1200, here is what OnePlus told us. MediaTek opened up the 5G AI platform (5G Open Resource Architecture/DORA) and OnePlus has worked on the DORA platform to improve the camera and display performance and add more features to the phone. This won’t perform as fast as a top-end phone, but it’s still suitable for every task you’ll likely want a smartphone to do. You may just sometimes be waiting for a couple more seconds for apps to load.
A few days before the launch of the OnePlus Nord 2, OnePlus in a forum post said that the company is working on integrating the codebases of its own OxygenOS with Oppo’s ColorOS, as part of a merger between the two companies. OnePlus also told us this is a change that you will likely not even notice since it’s happening behind the scenes – well, that’s not the case with the new OxygenOS 11.3 on the OnePlus Nord 2, but that’s not a bad thing.
OxygenOS is still one of the best software experiences you can get on an Android. OxygenOS 11.3 feels like a mix of the OxygenOS we knew from previous OnePlus devices and some features from ColorOS.
The merger should also mean faster updates – which is exactly what OnePlus needs right now as it is struggling to keep up with update timelines, thanks to its numerous phone launches. The majority of the user interface, fonts, animations and first-party apps remain the same as previous versions. However, the camera app is now Oppo’s. The settings app has been revamped too, but you’d notice this only if you look closely or compare it to other OnePlus devices.
OnePlus has also confirmed the OnePlus Nord 2 will get two major Android updates and three years of security updates. One of the main reasons for the merger with Oppo’s codebase is to provide faster software updates, and if OnePlus sticks to its promise and provides updates on time, that will make things more exciting for enthusiasts.
Overall, the OxygenOS experience on the OnePlus Nord 2 feels a bit different, but largely the same as ever. With Android 12 coming soon, all the eligible OnePlus devices will be merged with the new codebase, which could also mean a more polished software experience.
The rear of the OnePlus Nord 2 features three camera elements, with the main focus being the 50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor with an aperture of f/1.88 and optical image stabilization (OIS).
The same sensor is also seen on the OnePlus 9 Pro’s ultra-wide camera. This is followed by an 8MP ultra-wide lens (f/2.25), and a 2MP mono lens (f/2.4). For selfies, the Nord 2 sports a 32MP single-lens camera, which might seem like a downgrade from the dual selfie cameras on the Nord, but OnePlus has used a better sensor here 一 the Sony IMX615, which is quite impressive.
The OnePlus Nord 2 has a very capable main camera that not only shines in the daylight, but offers excellent performance in low-light with night mode as well. The main camera can shoot images without much noise and produces excellent colors.
The saturation level, dynamic range, and white balance are all on point. The HDR mode does a great job as well here and we’d urge you to take images with HDR on so that all images are eye-popping and of course, social media-worthy.
The Nord 2 uses AI technology to recognize 22 different scenes automatically such as food, indoor or animals, and adjusts the color and contrast level to suit. You also get AI video enhancement for video recording, which improves color and contrast in recordings.
There’s a 4,500mAh battery inside the OnePlus Nord 2, and it’s highly likely that this will be enough to keep your phone running through a full day from a full charge. We’ve found the battery life on the OnePlus Nord 2 to be solid. If your phone is totally drained, you’ll find this will recharge your handset to full in just under 30 minutes. That is OnePlus’ claim, and we found that to be true in practice as well.
There isn’t wireless charging on the OnePlus Nord 2, which may be a disappointment to some. But this isn’t a common feature at this price, so it’s unlikely you’ll find a smartphone at a similar cost that can do wireless charging.
OnePlus is also including a charger in the box with the OnePlus Nord 2, which isn’t the case for all smartphone manufacturers anymore. This means you’ll be all set up to use the 65W charging right away.
I like the direction OnePlus is heading with the Nord 2. It isn’t all about 5G or getting a better software experience to the mid-range segment which was the basis of the very first Nord. This time there has been a concise effort to bring in better performance, camera and design elements to establish dominance over the competition. The company has done a remarkable job in that regard and the OnePlus aficionados are going to love the ease of use provided by the Nord 2.
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