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4 Reasons to Not Buy OnePlus Nord CE and 2 Reason to buy?

OnePlus Nord CE 5G

Recently CEO of OnePlus Pete Lau said that we’re integrating OnePlus into OPPO which means you will see, some rebrand of OPPO in the OnePlus catalog. The reason I said this right here is, OnePlus Nord CE 5G feels like an OPPO smartphone on top of Oxygen OS.

Let’s not go into the OnePlus and OPPO merger, you’re here to know whether you should spend 25k on OnePlus Nord CE 5G or Not? So let’s see 4 reasons to Not buy OnePlus Nord CE 5G and 2 reasons to buy.

Before that, let me tell you India price of OnePlus Nord CE 5G.

DeviceAvailable atIndia Price
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (6GB+128GB)AmazonRs 22,999
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (8GB+128GB)Amazon Rs 24,999
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (12GB+256GB)AmazonRs 27,999

OnePlus Nord is available in Blue Void (matte), Charcoal Ink (glossy), and Silver Ray colors color option and it’s available to buy on Amazon or OnePlus India website.

4 Reasons To Not Buy OnePlus Nord CE

OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes with a plastic build and OnePlus didn’t even put any kind of glass protection on the front side while the phone only has one N78, 5G band. The phone is priced at 25k and it’s doesn’t have stereo speakers. Also, OnePlus is charging four thousand extra for the brand value, the phone should have launched at a 20k price tag and not a 24k price tag.

Also Read: Top Best 5G Mobile Phones Under Rs 20,000 in India

That was it, now let’s talk about each and every 4 reasons to not buy OnePlus Nord CE 5G, so you can get clear the Idea.

Plastic Build

OnePlus Nord CE 5G

We all know, OnePlus is known as a premium brand but now, we can’t say the same. OnePlus Nord CE 5G has a Plastic back, Plastic frame, and OnePlus didn’t even bother to add protection to the front display.

If you’re buying this phone then make sure you use, good quality case because if you drop this phone then the phone will break for sure.

5G bands

Everyone knows, 5G is not real in India but when you buy a 5G phone, you should be a 5G phone and not a 4G phone.

OnePlus Nord CE comes with only one 5G band which is N78. Let me just add, one paragraph from Nord CE Review.

“OnePlus Nord CE European version has 12 5G bands and the Indian version has only 1 5G band. Technically, the phone does have 5G but in real life, you can call this phone 4G as 1 5G band doesn’t make any sense.”


OnePlus Nord CE 5G

If OnePlus Nord CE was launched at 15k then I would have ignored the single speaker but as this is launched at a 25k price tag, a single speaker can’t be ignored.

I mean, these days, 10k smartphone comes with stereo speakers, OnePlus has done big cost-cutting.

Price? Overpriced

OnePlus was known for aggressive pricing but that ended with the OnePlus 9 Series and now with OnePlus Nord CE 5G. I mean, the phone doesn’t have anything that makes NORD CE a 25k smartphone.

You can say, OnePlus is charging four thousand just for Oxygen OS.

2 Reasons to not Buy OnePlus Nord CE 5G

OnePlus Nord CE 5G

OnePlus is known for Oxygen OS and this is the reason why users can consider buying OnePlus Nord CE 5G and also, the phone is powered by Snapdragon 750G SoC, so there won’t be any problem in performance.

The Oxygen OS

I love Oxygen OS and any day, I would either use Oxygen OS or stock Pixel UI. I won’t be surprise, if people buy OnePlus Nord CE, just because Oxygen OS.

The UI doesn’t have ads, no bloatware apps, or any third-party app store. UI is the best part of Nord CE.


OnePlus Nord was powered by Snapdragon 765G and Nord CE has Snapdragon 750G processor, here I feel, they would have gone with the same processor or the latest Snapdragon 768G SoC but nevertheless, there won’t be any kind of problem while playing games or doing anything.

Conclusion: Buy or Not?

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If you want a 5G phone then don’t even think about OnePlus Nord CE 5G, you can look at RealMe X7 Max which has almost 7 5G bands and it’s a better device than Nord CE 5G.

Let’s just remove 5G from OnePlus Nord CE, now, this is another overpriced smartphone. So, it’s better to skip Nord CE and go with Redmi Note 10 Pro or Max.

From MobileDrop, it’s big no to OnePlus Nord CE 5G.

*Forgot to add, OnePlus Nord CE 5G base variant is out of stock for while and I don’t think it will come back to stock that means you have to spend Rs 25,999 to buy 8GB + 128G variant. In short, OnePlus is forcing you to spend two thousand more.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G Full Specifications

Launch DateJune 10, 2021
First SaleJune 16, 2021, at noon via Amazon
Display Size6.43-inches FHD+ AMOLED
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
Display BrightnessUnspecified
Dimensions159.2 x 73.5 x 7.9 mm
Display ProtectionUnspecified
Screen Refresh Rate90Hz AMOLED
BuildGlass front, plastic frame, plastic back
OSAndroid 11- Oxygen OS 11
ChipsetQualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G (8 nm)
GPUAdreno 619
CPUOcta-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 570)
Storage6GB Ram + 128GB Storage
8GB Ram + 128GB Storage
12GB Ram + 256GB Storage
Card SlotTwo SIM Card (No SD Card Slot)
Rear Cameras64 MP Primary Sensor
8 MP Ultra-Wide
2 MP monochrome sensor
Video[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps
Front Camera16 MP Selfie Shooter
Video[email protected]
3.5mm JackYes
Stereo SpeakersNo
Bluetooth Version5.1
5G SupportYes
5G BandsN78 (only One)
IR BlasterYes
SensorsIn-display Fingerprint Sensor
Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Sensor Core
Fingerprint SensorUnder-Display
Battery4,500 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Speed30W Fast Charging
Charging Time70% in 30 minutes
ColorsBlue Void (matte), Charcoal Ink (glossy), and Silver Ray colors
Weight170 Gram
In the boxOnePlus Nord CE 5G
Warp Charge 30 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
Model Number
SAR Value
Price6GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 22,999
8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 24,999
12GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 27,999
Available at[email protected]

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