OnePlus Nord CE 5G

OnePlus Nord CE 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 5G black back
OnePlus Nord CE 5G blue front flipped
OnePlus Nord CE 5G blue front left side
OnePlus Nord CE 5G blue front right side
OnePlus Nord CE 5G blue back flipped
OnePlus Nord CE 5G blue back left side
OnePlus Nord CE 5G blue back right side
OnePlus Nord CE 5G blue back
OnePlus Nord CE 5G color overview
OnePlus Nord CE 5G silver bottom
OnePlus Nord CE 5G silver left side
OnePlus Nord CE 5G silver back
OnePlus Nord CE 5G silver right side
OnePlus Nord CE 5G silver top
128 GB
256 GB

Pro and cons OnePlus Nord CE 5G

  • Colorful & fast screen
  • Affordable 5G phone
  • 64MP triple cam
  • Battery with Warp Charge
  • No more optical image stabilization camera

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OnePlus Nord CE 5G product details

With the OnePlus Nord CE 5G, OnePlus wants to give you "more phone for less money". In short, that comes down to a larger screen, with a great camera and a big battery for less money. On paper, OnePlus certainly seems to have succeeded but not without making some concessions. Which ones exactly you can read here.

Isn't it ironic?

The Nord CE is a somewhat ironic phone. With the very first OnePlus Nord, OnePlus returned to its roots; an affordable phone with specifications that matter. This was followed by numerous Nord phones, after which the whole idea of the Nord became snowed under. With this Nord CE, OnePlus is trying to return to the basics. CE here stands for Core Edition. The Nord CE is a bit lighter, a bit thinner and has specifications that people want. Including this time a 3.5mm headphone jack.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G color overview

Screen meets all requirements

To put down a thigh of a mid-range phone, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G is equipped with a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen with a maximum refresh rate of 90Hz. This means that you have a large screen at your disposal, more of a colorful display and smooth to use. The screen of the Nord CE is equipped with an Always On function (AOD) which you can also personalize. So you have the time, notifications or an illustration always in view. At the top left of the screen is a 16MP selfie camera. This is no longer the double of the original Nord, which took up quite a bit of screen space. Still present is a built-in optical fingerprint scanner. Just as convenient.

Main OnePlus Nord CE 5G specifications

  • 6.44-inch AMOLED screen with high 90Hz refresh rate
  • 64+8+2MP Triple Cam with ultra wide-angle, mono lens and 4K video
  • 16MP selfie camera with portrait function and face unlock
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G with 8/128GB or 12/256GB of RAM/storage memory
  • Dual SIM support (2x nanoSIM)
  • 3.5mm audio jack input for headphone
  • 5G support for blazing fast mobile internet

Cameras with up and downsides

On the back, room has been made for a triple camera consisting of a 64MP main camera with f/1.79 lens, an 8MP camera with 119° ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP mono lens for depth recognition. That's one less sensor than previous Nord models; OnePlus wisely left out the macro camera. It didn't add much anyway, aside from blurry close-ups. Unfortunately, the optical image stabilization on the main camera has also disappeared. This makes focusing a bit more of a challenge. The pill-shaped camera module sticks out quite a bit, resulting in a lot of wobbling on the table. Something that can be solved with a case. Inside the Nord CE, we find a Snapdragon 750G with built-in 5G support. The model with 128GB storage memory gets 8GB of RAM memory and the 256GB version gets a whopping 12GB. More than enough for a mid-range device. The battery measures 4500 mAh and can be charged quickly with Warp Charge 30T.


Most important OnePlus Nord CE 5G specifications

Dimensions 159.2 x 73.5 x 7.9 mm
Weight 170 grams
EAN code 6921815618034, 6921815618027, 6921815618003, 6921815617990, 5413729239203, 5413729239197
Controls
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 11
Display
Color display 6.43 inch, Fluid AMOLED, hole-punch display
Hardware
Camera 2 MP, 64 MP, 8 MP
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G, octa core
Secondary camera 16 MP
Telephony
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
5G
Build-in memory
Internal memory 12 GB (Size (RAM)), 6 GB (Size (RAM)), 8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Power supply
Battery 4500 mAh
Fast charging

All OnePlus Nord CE 5G specifications


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Is the OnePlus Nord CE 5G just another inexpensive OnePlus phone of which there are already so many. Yes, but still there is reason to think that this might be the sales topper of 2021. Our friends at GSMArena explain why.

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G offers everything you want in a phone for less money. So it seems or not? OnePlus explains why it's going back to basics with this Nord Core Edition. Again!


Alternatives of the OnePlus Nord CE 5G

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OnePlus Nord CE 5G
Samsung Galaxy S10+ (G975)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (N975)
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (G981)
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (G986)

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 Current product    
Fingerprint recognition
Android119.0 (Pie)9.0 (Pie)1010
Color display6.43 inch, Fluid AMOLED, hole-punch display6.4 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display6.8 inch, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display6.2 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.7 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display
Camera2 MP, 64 MP, 8 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP, VGA camera12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 750G, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa coreOcta coreOcta coreOcta core
Secondary camera16 MP10 MP, 8 MP10 MP10 MP10 MP
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
5G
Internal memory12 GB (Size (RAM)), 6 GB (Size (RAM)), 8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)12 GB (Size (RAM)), 8 GB (Size (RAM)), 1 TB (Storage), 128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)12 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)12 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage)12 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Battery4500 mAh4100 mAh4300 mAh4000 mAh4500 mAh
Fast charging

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