The Chinese giant OnePlus made an impressive comeback in budget-friendly smartphones back in 2020 with its Nord brand. Now, another Nord phone is on shelves called the OnePlus Nord CE 5G in Australia, which is undoubtedly a brazen attempt by OnePlus to recapture the smartphone market as much as possible.
This is actually a "Core Edition" model of the Nord smartphone that is available at an even cheaper price as compared to last year’s Nord smartphone. However, the Nord CE isn’t really a cheap phone, but comprises all the bells and whistles on paper one would need. Some of the major highlights of the Nord CE 5G are related to its 6.43" Fluid AMOLED display, 12GB of RAM, trio-camera configuration, in-display fingerprint scanner, and 4500mAh battery.
Design & Display
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G comprises a nice body design that houses premium plastic on the back and glass on the front. The rear panel looks a bit smooth with a triple camera configuration and an LED flash. The fingerprint scanner, however, is moved inside the display for smooth locking and unlocking. The phone measures 163 x 74.7 x 9 mm in dimensions and weighs just 193 grams.
On the front, there is a punchiest display with a size of 6.49-inch – based on IPS LCD technology to provide you with unmatched colours. It has a maximum resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels with a pixel density of 406 PPI. It has an 83.5% screen-to-body ratio with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
In terms of camera configuration, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes loaded with a triple camera configuration on the back to take your photography to new heights. This setup contains a 64MP primary camera lens that is joined by an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP macro camera with all the basic features for awesome photography. The number of features you will enjoy includes LED flash, Touch to Focus, Autofocus, Panorama, HDR, and more. As for selfie lovers, this phone has got them covered with a single 16MP camera lens to take selfies and assist in video calls.
Software & Hardware
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is equipped with an upper-midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G chipset for smooth operations, and it’s further partnered with an Adreno 619 GPU for smooth graphics and gaming. It runs on the Android 11 operating system out of the box. Aside from that, there are three different configurations to choose this phone from – such as 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 12GB/256GB. No matter which variant you choose, you would not be able to expand the storage any further.
Battery & Connectivity
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G has a non-removable battery of 4500mAh, which is a significant downgrade when compared with rivals. However, it’s still capable enough to take you throughout the day, even with extensive use quite conveniently. Besides, it has got you covered with fast-charging technology as well. The rest of the features include Wi-Fi 802.11, GPS, Hotspot, Bluetooth, and a USB Type-C port for charging.
Release Date & Price
OnePlus has launched another top-of-the-line smartphone for budget-conscious buyers called the OnePlus Nord CE 5G in China and other parts of the world. The phone is officially available across Australia too – enabling Aussies to shop from every corner, i.e., Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne with immediate effect. You can find the best OnePlus Nord CE 5G Prices in Australia that usually range from AUD 401 to AUD 520, making it one of the best affordable flagship phones around.