OnePlus Nord N20 5G is an beautiful budget smartphone launched in April 2023. It is the 5G variant of the Nord N20 SE, thus offering great features and an affordable price.
OnePlus Nord N20 5G has an AMOLED display, excellent camera setup, good battery life, decent performance and user-friendly operating system.
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OnePlus Nord N20 5G Key Specs and Features
- 6.43 inches AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels (~409 ppi density), ~85.3% screen-to-body ratio
- Android 11, OxygenOS 11
- Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm) Octa Core Processor
- 6GB RAM
- 64 MP (wide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) Triple Rear Camera
- 16 MP Front Camera
- fingerprint Sensor (under display, optical)
- 128GB Built-in Storage
- 4G LTE Support
- 5G Support
- 33W Fast Charging Capacity
- 4500 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
The OnePlus Nord N20 5G introduces fresh design features that were previously unseen from OnePlus until this year. It has a sleek and matte-coated finish, which not only looks elegant but also provides a comfortable grip in the hand.
This device has a slim profile at 73.2 mm and an impressive height at 7.5 mm. Hence, it boasts a compact design that makes it easy to hold and operate with one hand. Furthermore, the Nord N20 5G has flat edges with slight curve around the corners, that gives it a refined and modern look. The flat edges also make it easier to place the device on a flat surface without it wobbling or slipping.
Additionally, this lightweight smartphone is made of plastic frame and plastic back. However, the front is dominated by a 6.43 inches glass screen with an almost non-existing bezel on the sides but slightly thicker bezel at the top and bottom. There is also a punch-hole cutout at the left top side of the display that hold the selfie camera.
On the rear, the OnePlus Nord N20 5G has two large camera lens and another tiny camera lens on the left and LED flash on the right in between the camera island. Below the camera in the center part of the rear panel, there is the OnePlus logo.
The bottom of the OnePlus phone includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C port, and single loudspeaker. On the left side, just above the volume keys, and the power key on the right, while the left has a sim slot.
The OnePlus Nord N20 5G features a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, and a pixel density of ~409 ppi. It has an Infinity-O design, which means there’s a small punch-hole cutout at the top left of the display for the front camera.
This display has an impressive brightness nits and supports HDR10+. It also comes with a 60Hz refresh rate, which result in a smoother and more responsive display. This device also features an Always-on display, which can show time, date, battery level, and other notifications when the screen is turned off. The screen is also protected by Schott Xensation Up, which provides added durability and scratch resistance.
Furthermore, the OnePlus Nord N20 5G features an in-display fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor is located beneath the screen and uses optical technology to scan your fingerprint and unlock the device. This in-display fingerprint sensor is also relatively accurate and reliable, making it a convenient and secure way to unlock your phone.
In terms of camera, OnePlus Nord N20 5G has a triple-camera setup on the back, which includes a 64MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), and a wide-angle lens. The secondary cameras include an 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The camera also features an LED flash, HDR, and panorama mode.
The 64 MP camera on the Nord N20 5G uses pixel binning technology to combine four adjacent pixels into one, resulting in sharper and brighter 16 MP images. It can also capture 1080p video at 30 frames per second (fps) and slow-motion video at 120 fps at 720p resolution
The assisting 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor helps to capture close-up shots of small objects, and create a bokeh effect in portrait shots.
On the front there is a 16MP wide camera with f/2.4 aperture and HDR feature. The front camera also has a fixed focus lens and can capture 1080p video at 30 frames per second (fps).
Above all, OnePlus Nord N20 5G’s camera performance is impressive for its price range. The camera captures detailed and vibrant images in good lighting conditions, and the AI scene detection feature helps to optimize the settings based on the scene. However, in low light conditions, the camera performance can be a bit underwhelming, and the images can have noticeable noise and grain.
Hardware and Software
The OnePlus Nord N20 5G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset, which is a mid-range processor that provides fast and reliable performance. This is the same chipset you find in models like the Oppo Reno 8T 5G, the Xiaomi Poco X5, the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G.
The phone comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card.
Additionally, this device is equipped with a 4500 mAh battery that supports fast charging, which can fully charge the device in under an hour. Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, stereo speakers, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC and 5G connectivity.
The OnePlus Nord N20 5G also runs on the Android 11 operating system with the OxygenOS 11 user interface. The OxygenOS provides a clean and user-friendly interface, with features like Zen mode, Shelf, and Gestures. This phone also supports face unlock and a fingerprint sensor for added security.
OnePlus Nord N20 5G Price and Availability
OnePlus Nord N20 5G price starts at $ 200.99 / £ 251.80 / C$ 683.88 at leading online stores. The Nord N20 5G price starts at ₦125,500 in Nigeria.
OnePlus Nord N20 5G Specs
Here are a few specs of the OnePlus Nord N20 5G:
- Platform: Android 11, OxygenOS 11
- Processor: Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm) Octa Core Processor (2.2 GHz dual-core Kryo 660 Gold and 1.7 GHz hexa-core Kryo 660 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 619
- Memory: 6GB RAM
- Colours: Blue
- Dimension: 159.9 x 73.2 x 7.5 mm
- Weight: 173 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.43 inches AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels (~409 ppi density), ~85.3% screen-to-body ratio
- Screen Protection: Schott Xensation Up Glass
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64 MP (wide), f/1.8, PDAF + 2 MP (macro), f/2.4 + 2 MP (depth), f/2.4 Triple Camera
- Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, HDR, Panorama, [email protected]
- Front Camera: 16 MP (wide), f/2.4 Camera, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66, 71
- 5G: 5G Bands 2, 25, 41, 66, 71 SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes USB Type-C 2.0, OTG
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (under display, optical)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: –
- 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: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: 4500 mAh Non removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 33W Fast Charging Capacity