OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G hands-on review

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is the successor to last year’s Nord CE. CE, short for Core Edition, is the entry-level model for the OnePlus brand. The Nord OnePlus is one step ahead of the standard Android smartphones. Because it has everything you need and some extra features.

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However, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is not a new or original phone. It’s basically a rebrand of the Oppo Reno7 5G, and while most OnePlus phones have been the case for a while, the North CE 2 5G is more or less the same as Oppo phones.

bad? Not necessarily, especially since these two devices are meant for different markets. However, the Reno7 5G and OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G are sold simultaneously in multiple markets. Which begs the question of why Oppo is doubling down.

But that’s another day for discussion. For now, we’re going to focus on this particular tool. We have experience with its predecessor, which is a great smartphone for the price. Let’s take a look at how the new OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G works.

Unboxing

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G comes in the standard Nord black packaging, just like the rest of the series. The smartphone comes with a SUPERVOOC 65W charger and red OnePlus charging cable.

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Yes, the charger has just come out of the box for Oppo smartphones, although you might be wondering how the OnePlus Dash/Warp download is different from Oppo’s VOOC download, it seems OnePlus has decided to stop charging.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G hands-on review

There’s a USB-A connector on one end of the cable that plugs into the charger’s USB-A port. The charger can only supply 65W of power on Oppo/OnePlus phones. If you plug it into another device, you only get 10W. The supplied cable is certified for USB 2.0 only, just like the phone itself.

Design

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G looks good and doesn’t require It’s a “budget smartphone,” though, and there’s little advice if you know where to look.

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The front of the phone has a typical camera design. while the top of the camera takes up quite a lot of space The top front is pretty thin and includes a headset with all the sensors.

The lower front is rougher and more relevant to cheaper smartphones. There’s also an intensely angled beam that penetrates deep into the screen area. especially when using navigation gestures. in some third-party applications The corners are closer to the icons and inscriptions on the bottom bar.

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The sides of the phone are glossy plastic. Here are some things that stand out. The first is that there is no notification slider on the right side. It’s the same as the original Nord CE, and these phones appear to be smaller than the OnePlus phones below, with a headphone jack. and an SD card slot on the left side, which can be used to install a microSD card.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G hands-on review

Although the back sometimes looks convincingly made of glass. but still made of plastic the only problem is not like a mirror The plastic scratches very easily. And it absorbs scratches and cat hair much easier. The good news is that it won’t break if dropped.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G hands-on review

Despite having a lot of plastic, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is well built and fits snugly in the hand, and there are rubber seals around the SIM slot that offer some protection when the phone is submerged or exposed to rain. Official IP Therefore, you should be careful when handling your phone in damp or dusty areas.

Display

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G has a 6.43 inch 2400×1800 AMOLED screen at 90Hz. The screen is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. OnePlus claims the screen has full sRGB coverage and Display P3 and is HDR10+ certified.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G hands-on review

You can choose bright (P3) or light (sRGB) mode for the screen in the on-screen settings. However, the phone does not have color management capabilities. Therefore, you cannot change the color space according to the content.

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regardless of the selected color profile. The white balance can be adjusted manually. This is the case with all the latest OnePlus phones and it doesn’t make sense. Custom white balance keys are suitable for all custom color profiles, but color spaces such as sRGB and Display P3 have their own white point and are not user-selectable. It’s precise for each color profile, and the P3 and sRGB modes have the wrong cool shade of blue.

OnePlus claims HDR10 and, more specifically, HDR10+ support for the Nord CE 2 5G display. This is something we were unable to verify in our testing. Our review unit simply did not have an HDR capable display. Sure, the phone technically supported HDR10 content and could tonemap it to play on the SDR display without the colors looking washed out. However, this is not a true HDR experience.

We also couldn’t verify the HDR10+ claim specifically. Software such as DRM Info could only identify software support for HDR10 and HLG. The only app that offers HDR10+ content is Amazon Prime Video and that app shows no indication that it is playing in HDR, let alone HDR10+. Moreover, Netflix flat out refused to detect any HDR support and only played the SDR version of its content.

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