The OnePlus Nord 2 5G comes place as the direct successor to the first-gen OnePlus Nord released in year 2020. The major highlights of its provisions as a successor includes a more refined design, more capable processor and a slightly bigger battery. It joins other members of the 2021 Nord series like the OnePlus Nord N200 5G and OnePlus Nord CE 5G.
Where to Buy OnePlus Nord 2 5G
OnePlus Nord 2 5G Key Specs & Features
- 6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, 90Hz Refresh Rate (409 PPI)
- Android 11, OxygenOS 11.3
- MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G (6 nm) Processor
- 8GB RAM / 12GB RAM
- 128GB / 256GB Inbuilt Storage
- 50MP + 8MP + 2MP Triple Rear Cameras
- 32MP Front Camera
- 5G Network
- Fingerprint Sensor (Under Display – Optical)
- Fast Charge (30W Capacity)
- Non-Removable 4500 mAh Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G design features tweaks that facilitates a substantial difference between it and its predecessor.
On the rear, we have an array of three cameras cased in a square-like shape with round edges, as opposed to four cameras with what seemed to be the absence of a square-like camera case. Also on the rear, is the OnePlus mascot, which pretty much indicates its a OnePlus smartphone.
Moving upfront, we are greeted with a 6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED display as opposed to the 6.44-inch display on the first-gen Nord.
The Major difference in display, in my opinion, is the single punch hole camera here, in lieu of the dual camera cut out on its predcessor.
What’s more, both display share the same 1080 x 2400 resolution and the same 90Hz refresh rate. However, the Nord 2 5G has a density of 409 PPI, whereas the former had a density of 408 PPI, which isn’t really much of a difference in my opinion.
The colour option available on this Android phone include Gray Sierra, Blue Haze and Green Wood, which means enthusiasts have three options.
Moving on to the camera department, we are served with a triple camera system on the rear and a single camera system upfront, as opposed to the quad rear setup and the dual front setup on the first-gen Nord.
On the rear setup on the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, we have a 50MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.9, a 2MP monochrome camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and an 8MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.3 and a 119˚ FOV.
The front camera setup consists of a single 32MP camera with an aperture of f/2.5. This data shows the absence of a selfie ultrawide camera as seen on the first-gen Nord.
Hardware and Software
On the performance side, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G takes the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G processor with a 6nm architecture, as opposed to the Snapdragon 765G 5G processor on its predcessor.
What’s more, we have a Mali-G77 MC9 GPU, options for either 8GB / 12GB RAM, 128GB / 256GB storage options and a non-removable 4500mAh Li-Po battery as opposed to the slightly smaller 4115 mAh battery on it’s predecessor. There is also a 65W fast charge system with tops the 30W fast charge on its predecessor.
On the software side, we have the OxygenOS 11.3 user interface running on the Android 11 operating system.
The Oneplus Nord 2 5G features a USB Type-C (2.0) port, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC. Please note that it doesn’t feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. Private audio listening possible via a USB-C headphone and wireless headphones.
Thanks to its 5G support, streaming, uploads, and downloads are capped at 5G speeds. However, you can only tap into this speed where there is 5G reception.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G Pricing and Availability
OnePlus Nord 2 5G Price starts at around $429 at leading online stores. This translates to about 194,640 Naira in Nigeria, 51,345 KSH in Kenya and 2,838 GHC in Ghana.
Release date was on the 22nd of July 2021 and is expected to be available for purchase as from July 28th 2021.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G Specs
Here are a few specs of the OnPlus Nord 2 5G:
- Platform: Android 11, OxygenOS 11.3
- Processor: Octa-core MediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200 5G (6 nm) (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G77 MC9
- Memory: 8GB / 12GB
- Colours: Gray Sierra, Blue Haze, Green-Wood
- Dimension: 158.9 x 73.2 x 8.3 mm
- Weight: 189 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.43-inches Fluid AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, ~85.8% screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 ratio, ~409 PPI, 90Hz Refresh Rate
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 50MP (Primary) f/1.9, PDAF + 8MP (Ultrawide) f/2.3, 119˚ FOV + 2MP (Monochrome) f/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, Panorama, [email protected], [email protected]/60/240fps, gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 32MP Camera, f/2.5, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 128GB / 256GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66
- 5G: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 66, 78
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: –
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, SBAS, NavIC
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (under display, optical)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-removable 4500mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 65W Fast Charging Capacity