OnePlus Nord CE 2 Review

OnePlus Nord CE 2

OnePlus sent off the OnePlus Nord CE 2 cell phone in India recently, as the replacement to last year’s Nord CE. The Dimensity 900 SoC and 65W fast charger make this a minor upgrade, but the display and cameras remain. Despite the fact that there is a lot of competition in the 20-25K price range, the specifications appear to be of high quality on paper. Let’s get started on the review to find out.


The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G has a to some degree more superior feel than the Nord CE. As far as plan, apparently the organization was enlivened by the Oppo Reno 7, as the two of them seem to be comparable. Despite being made of plastic, the backplate that OnePlus uses looks and feels like glass. The phone has a higher-end appearance as a result of this. There are two color options for the phone: Mirror in the Bahamas Blue and Gray

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The staggering Bahama Blue variety variation would definitely speak to individuals who favor a more unobtrusive plan with a wonderful variety over stunning back boards. Fingerprints can easily get on the back panel because it looks shiny. Despite the fact that Corning Gorilla Glass 5 covers the front board, you can utilize the OnePlus cover that accompanies the telephone assuming you use it a ton and don’t want to deal with a fingerprint magnet on the back. The camera island blends in with the rest of the back and gradually rises, creating a beautiful, unibody appearance for the phone.

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is a light and thin gadget. You can use the device with just one hand because of this. The Nord CE 2 has excellent build quality, and the buttons on the side give good tactile feedback. I missed the Alert Slider, which is typically found on OnePlus phones that cost more. It’s great to see OnePlus keeping the headphone jack and microSD card slot on the Nord CE 2. This sound jack, alongside the single amplifier grille and Type-C charging opening, is situated at the base edge.


The display on the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is Full-HD AMOLED and has a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The varieties are dynamic, and all that chugs along as expected thanks to the 90Hz invigorate rate. It upholds HDR 10+ and has Widevine L1 for high-goal content spilling on OTT applications. With a dark mode, an eye comfort feature, the option to select between warm and cool color temperatures, and the ability to set the display to either sRGB or vivid, OnePlus lets you personalize it to your liking.

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The screen is additionally safeguarded by Gorilla Glass 5. Again, this isn’t the best protection, but it will keep most scratches at bay and comes with a screen protector that has already been applied.

You additionally get the consistently in plain view highlight, as well as the choice to modify the textual style and size. The chin at the bottom is quite wide, but the bezels on the three sides are thin. Applications that don’t exploit the high revive rate choice, as YouTube, are as yet seen at 60Hz. The connection point can likewise switch somewhere in the range of 60Hz and 90Hz every once in a while, evidently to save battery duration. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G flaunts an incredible presentation that offers an astounding review insight. The colors really stand out.


The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is controlled by a MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset, which is matched with 6/8GB of Smash and 128GB of inward stockpiling. With the OnePlus Nord CE and the CE 2, performance would never be an issue. The Nord CE 2 is a dependable device, particularly for everyday tasks.

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When switching apps or multitasking, I experienced no lags or stutters. The UI works out in a good way, and relaxed games run as expected too. Even though there is sufficient power for good mobile gaming, you won’t be able to play games with high graphics settings.

I was able to play games with HD graphics and high frame rates by default, like Battlegrounds Mobile India. I likewise attempted Genshin Effect, a game with high realistic interest. Consequently, the default setting for the graphics was low. In these settings, the games were fun.

Even in multiplayer games that move quickly, like Call of Duty: The mobile device’s touch response impressed me. Obviously, you won’t get as much performance out of it as you would with a premium Android phone. In any case, with regards to the different normal undertakings you do on a cell phone, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G performs in much the same way.


It comes pre-installed with Android 11 and the January 2022 Android security update. OxygenOS 12, which is based on Android 12, is said to be coming to the company in the second half of 2022, but this may be too late. Additionally, it has confirmed that the phone will receive three years of security updates and two major Android updates. The UI is almost identical to that of ColorOS, with the exception of a few instances of the icons. This has a ColorOS codebase.

Out of 8GB LPDDR4x Slam, you get 7.5GB of usable Smash, and around 4GB of Slam is free when default applications are running behind the scenes. You get approximately 106GB of free storage out of 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. It UFS 2.2 capacity, and we got consecutive perused paces of around 988.53MB/s. It comes preloaded with the Netflix app, which can be uninstalled, in addition to the standard assortment of utility apps, Google apps, and OnePlus’ own apps.

The phone is quickly unlocked by an in-display fingerprint sensor, but not as quickly as a physical fingerprint sensor. There are five fingerprints you can add. Additionally, the fingerprint can be utilized for local app and payment transactions. The telephone additionally has face open, however it isn’t quite as secure as unique mark.

YouTube Music is the default Music Player that has balancer and Dirac Sound Tuner. It does not support FM radio. The mono speaker produces very loud and clear audio. Since most mid-range phones now have stereo speakers, I wish it had stereo speakers. Sound through the headphones is great too. This has Widevine L1, so you can watch HD content on streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and others. Netflix does not support HDR, as the previous generation Nord CE did.

The Nord CE 2 is compatible with a number of 5G bands, including the Indian Network Bands n1/3, 5/8, 40, 41, 77, and 78. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, VoWiFi/Wi-Fi calling, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz), and VoLTE with support for Carrier Aggregation on 4G. Additionally, it supports NFC and OTG. Forging ahead, the call quality is perfect, and we stood up to no call drops and earpiece volume was obviously.

The Nord CE 2’s body SAR is 0.814W/Kg and head SAR is at 1.023/Kg, which is well under the restriction of 1.6 W/kg (more than 1 g) in India.


The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G games three cameras on the back: a main camera with 64MP (f/1.8), an 8MP ultrawide-angle lens (f/2.2), and a 2MP macro lens (f/2.4). Those who have been keeping track will quickly point out that this layout is identical to that of the initial Nord CE.

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In bright daylight, the primary back camera can take some good pictures with a lot of detail and clarity. Additionally, the dynamic range and exposure are excellent. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G can take decent portrait photos, but only occasionally. The blur effect is subpar, and edge recognition is also subpar. The blur effect can be changed in a few different ways.

Indeed, even with the computer based intelligence turned off, the super wide-point focal point tends to oversaturate varieties, and subtleties were not exactly sharp. You have pleasant chances just in great lighting conditions. While the lighting is poor, powerful reach as well as openness endure, and subtleties become fluffy.

The macro lens performs merely averagely. It has poor resolution and no autofocus, making it difficult to take close-up shots. The full scale camera shots were scarcely usable under reasonable lighting, yet don’t anticipate a ton.

The fundamental camera’s low-light shots were fine, with great splendor and clearness utilizing the night mode. It produced images with more detail and brightness than the standard photo mode. Albeit a portion of the photographs have all the earmarks of being somewhat dull with recognizable clamor in certain areas.

The 16MP selfie camera took some truly decent photographs in both great and unfortunate lighting. Although skin tones are sufficiently realistic, there are a few minor exposure issues and portrait edge detection that could be improved.

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G’s rear cameras can record videos at 4k@30fps and 1080p@30/60fps, while the front camera can only record at 1080p@30/60fps. The telephone doesn’t uphold OIS and accordingly depends on EIS. Assuming you record in 4k, the recordings might look temperamental. So consistently utilize 1080p on the off chance that you need quite smooth recordings.


In my use, battery performance was quite satisfactory. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G has the same 4,500mAh battery as the Nord CE, but you can charge it much faster thanks to the superfast 65W SuperVOOC charger. The 4,500 mAh battery may appear small on paper, but it will easily last you the day. It is likely necessary to charge the phone twice per day for a heavy user who engages in prolonged gaming sessions.

But don’t worry—the SuperVOOC charger is there for you even if you use your device a lot. The 65W quick charging will charge your OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G from 0 to 100 percent in something like 45 minutes, which is perfect.


The OnePlus Nord CE 2 is a decent upgrade to the Nord CE that keeps the 3.5mm audio jack and the same AMOLED display for Rs 23,999. The design has changed and the main camera has been slightly improved, both of which may entice buyers. However, it lacks stereo speakers and continues to run Android 11, which may be difficult to sell at this price point given the intense competition in the market.

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