To start with, OnePlus launched just one cellphone a 12 months. Then two. In 2020, the corporate has already unveiled six new fashions (not counting carrier-specific variants) and it’s the final two telephones that are actually within the highlight.
The 2 Nord-series telephones are probably the most inexpensive OnePlus units but, however at what price? Effectively, the OLED panels are gone, for starters, changed by LCD. And the premium chipsets are not any extra. Let’s have a more in-depth look, beginning with the better-specced mannequin.
The OnePlus Nord N10 5G prices €350/£330, which is €50/£50 lower than the unique Nord (within the 8/128 GB configuration).
That drop in worth entails a swap from OLED to LCD, although nonetheless a 90Hz panel of primarily the identical measurement and backbone (identical pixel rely, anyway, keep in mind that the LCD has a full RGB stripe).
There’s additionally the Snapdragon 690 chipset, which replaces the 765G. The mannequin numbers make it sound worse than it’s, the chipset truly falls someplace between the 765 and 765G chips by way of efficiency based mostly on AnTuTu.
The 690 additionally has a special modem, the X51, which has slower 5G downlink speeds, nevertheless it’s not clear if that will likely be noticeable in actual life utilization (the place theoretical most speeds are not often noticed).
OnePlus Nord N10 5G in Midnight Ice
The digital camera is completely different too – the 48MP essential module with OIS is upgraded to a 64MP one, however loses the OIS. The selfie digital camera goes right down to 16MP (from 32MP) and loses the ultrawide lens. The remaining modules (8MP ultrawide, 5MP depth, 2MP macro) are the identical.
The battery is actually the identical, 4,300 mAh capability and 30W quick charging over USB-C. An enormous factor to notice right here is that the three.5mm headphone jack is again and there’s even a microSD slot to broaden the storage. In truth, each of the brand new Nords have jacks and reminiscence card slots.
OnePlus Nord N100 in Midnight Frost
The opposite cellphone being the OnePlus Nord N100. No 5G right here because the machine is powered by the Snapdragon 460 chipset. The display is the primary in OnePlus historical past to have sub-1080p decision, it’s a 720p+ panel with customary 60Hz refresh fee.
The latter half is unusual as that is primarily an Oppo A53s, which prices the identical and does have a 90Hz show (right here’s how they examine). The Oppo is offered in Europe too, so the primary query is whether or not you need OxygenOS or can reside with ColorOS (and even want it).
Talking of prices, at €200/£180 the N100 is the most affordable OnePlus cellphone ever and is the primary time the corporate has tried its hand at an entry-level machine. But it surely’s coming into a really crowded market.
Availability is a vital level to say – the Nord N10 and N100 will likely be out there within the US whereas the unique Nord is just not. Preserve that in thoughts when contemplating options to the brand new Nords.