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OnePlus Nord 2 5G Review after Month of Use – skip It?

OnePlus Nord 2 5G Review

OnePlus will marge 100% with OPPO within a year, the same can be seen with the latest Oxygen OS 11.3 update which now has almost all the features from Color OS.

I have already Reviewed the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, so if you want in-depth information then I would suggest you read the review but today, I’m about to tell you the experience after using OnePlus Nord 2 5G for a Month.

So if you decide whether OnePlus Nord 2 5G is for you or Not? Before we start the re-review, let me share the Pros and Cons of the OnePlus Nord 2 5G

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OnePlus Nord 2 5G Review after Month Of Use

ProsCons
Powerful MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC Plastic Frame
Massive 66W Fast ChargingIntegrated Color OS
Seven 5G BandsNo 3.5mm Jack
Good CamerasNo SD card Slot
Solid Battery Life
Clean OS
Stereo Speakers

We have tons of Smartphones under Rs 30,000 in India and OnePlus Nord 2 5G is also one of them. Talking about OnePlus Nord 2 5G, three features makes OnePlus Nord 2 5G the best smartphone under 30k.

5G Bands

OnePlus Nord 2 comes with seven 5G bands which include NR NSA: N41, N78, N40 NR SA: N41, N78, N28A, N1, N3, and N40. This means, that whenever 5G comes to India, there is a possibility that the OnePlus Nord 2 5G will be able to take advantage of the 5G Network.

Do Note, that there is no update on the 5G launch in India. So for now, you can count 5G as a bonus feature, 5G may take more than a year. It’s good that OnePlus has added seven 5G bands.

Rear Cameras

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G features Sony IMX 766 50MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP macro sensor while there is a 32MP selfie shooter. The rear camera can record video up to [email protected] while the front can shoot up to [email protected], it also has OIS which gives an extra advantage while shooting videos.

OIS is rare below the 30k price tag but OnePlus has added the OIS on OnePlus Nord 2 5G.

Also, by far, the phone has the best rear camera under a 30k price tag because OnePlus had used a flagship sensor that was already optimized for OnePlus 9 Series devices.

When it comes to the front camera, the device doesn’t provide the best image quality. So if you’re a selfie lover then you can take look at OPPO Reno 6 5G (read review).

Overall, OnePlus Nord 2 5G has the best rear camera but can’t say the same for the front camera.

OS

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1200 and runs on Oxygen OS 11.3-based on Android 11.

Oxygen OS 11.3 integrates the Color OS into the OnePlus devices. For now, OnePlus added the entire settings menu, Camera UI, and floating widgets from Color OS.

Overall, for now, we don’t have ads in Oxygen OS. If they do, I will add it right here and remove this section.

That was the goodies, now talk about things I didn’t like about OnePlus Nord 2 5G, let’s call it cons.

What I didn’t like about OnePlus Nord 2 5G

OnePlus Nord 2 5G Review

Let’s start with the front camera,

The device has a 32MP selfie shooter which means, it should take the best images but that’s not the case. The image turned out soft and white because of this, you won’t get the natural images.

In short, if you’re with saturated colors & soft images then you won’t complain about the front camera. If you ask me, I don’t like Saturated colors or bright images.

As I have said, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G comes with Color OS, not literary. So if you’re that person, who are using OnePlus smartphones for while then you might not like how, Oxygen OS looks on Nord 2 5G.

As time goes by, we might see the entire new Oxygen OS.

Also, as I have already told you, the phone doesn’t have a 3.5mm Audio jack, or SD-card slot, and the frame is made out of plastic.

By the way, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G does have Widevine L1 support which means the device can stream FHD+ content on the OTT platform but for some reason, I wasn’t able to stream FHD+ content on Netflix while I didn’t have any problem with Prime Video.

This problem can be fixed by an OTA update but when? no one knows.

Should you Buy OnePlus Nord 2 5G?

If the rear camera is your highest priority and if you want a true 5G smartphone then yes, OnePlus Nord 2 5G would be a good option for you.

If I had to buy a new smartphone under Rs 30,000 right now then I would go with the POCO F3 GT 5G. The rear cameras on the POCO F3 GT are not as good as OnePlus Nord 2 but everything else is better on the POCO F3 GT.

Again, OnePlus has changed, it’s not the same brand as it uses to be. Think twice before you buy a OnePlus phone because most people will buy the OnePlus devices because of Oxygen OS but what if, there is no Oxygen OS after year?

I will end this post by saying, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G is not the best smartphone available for Rs 30,000 in India.

Verdict: Not for everyone?

OnePlus Nord 2 FAQs

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Q: How many 5G Bands does OnePlus Nord 2 have?

A: OnePlus Nord 5G has seven 5G bands which include N41, N78, N28A, N1, N3, N40

Q: Does OnePlus Nord 2 have Widevine L1 Support?

A: Yes

Q: Does OnePlus Nord 2 has Camera2Api Support?

A: Yes

Q: Does OnePlus Nord 2 has NFC?

A: Yes

Q: Does OnePlus Nord 2 has a 3.5mm Audio Jack?

A: No

Q: Does OnePlus Nord 2 has SD-card Slot?

A: No

Q: How is the build quality of the OnePlus Nord 2?

A: It has a Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), a Plastic frame, and Glass back (Gorilla Glass 5).

Q: Does OnePlus Nord 2 has Wireless charging?

A: No

Q: Does OnePlus Nord 2 has fast charging support?

A: Yes, OnePlus Nord 2 has 65W fast charging support.

Q: How much time takes to charge the OnePlus Nord 2 5G?

A: It takes 30 minutes to charge from 0% to 100%.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G Specifications

Launch Date 22 July 2021
First Sale26 July 2021, at noon via Amazon
Display Size 6.43 inches FHD+ AMOLED
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
Dimensions158.9 x 73.2 x 8.3 mm 
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Screen Refresh Rate90Hz AMOLED
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5)
Plastic frame
Glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)
OSAndroid 11-Oxygen OS 11.3
ChipsetMediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200 5G (6 nm)
GPUMali-G77 MC9
CPUOcta-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6
GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Storage 6GB Ram + 128GB Storage
8GB Ram + 128GB Storage
12GB Ram + 256GB Storage
Card Slothybrid sim slot
Rear Cameras50 MP Primary Sensor
8 MP Ultra-Wide
2 MP Macro
Video[email protected], [email protected]/60fps
Front Camera32 MP Selfie Shooter
Video[email protected]
3.5mm JackNo
Stereo Speakers Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.2
5G SupportYes
5G BandsNR NSA: N41, N78, N40
NR SA: N41, N78, N28A, N1, N3, N40
IR BlasterYes
Sensors In-display fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Electronic compass
Gyroscope
Ambient light sensor
SAR Sensor
Proximity sensor
Sensor core
Fingerprint SensorUnder-Display
Battery 4,500 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Speed65W wired fast Charging
Charging Time1% to 100% in 30 Minutes
Colors Gray Sierra, Blue Haze, Green-Wood
Weight 189 Gram
SAR ValueHead: 0.815 W/Kg
Body: 0.485 W/Kg
Performance ScoreAnTuTu: 512164 (v8) | 598022 (v9)
GeekBench: 2792 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 38fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Price6GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 27,999
8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 29,999
12GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 34,999
In the boxOnePlus Nord 2 5G

Warp Charge 65 power adapter
Warp Type-C cable (Support USB 2.0)
Phone case
Screen protector (pre-applied)
SIM tray ejector
Welcome letter
Brand sticker
Red Cable Club Membership card
Quick start guide
Safety information and warranty card
Highest SAR value & Plastic recycling card
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