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 Oneplus Nord 2T Review: Nailing the Fundamentals, Minor Improvements

Oneplus Nord 2T Review: Nailing the Fundamentals, Minor Improvements

Oneplus Nord 2T review, OnePlus’ new Nord 2T 5G appears to have it all, despite only minor improvements over the Nord 2 (Review). For its first “T” model in its North series, the OnePlus One Nord has a mid-range processor, an upgraded fast-charging system, an upgraded display, and an optical image stabilised primary camera (OIS). Indeed, the starting price of Rs. 28,999 seems to have all the features one could desire.

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Oneplus Nord 2T review

Considering that the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G (Review) offers similar hardware at a lower price, how does the Nord 2T 5G compare to its rivals and is it the ideal mid-range smartphone? After putting the smartphone through its paces, I’d like to share my initial impressions with you.

Indians can purchase the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G at a discounted rate.

Prices for the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G range from Rs. 28,999 to Rs. 33,999, depending on the model’s specifications. Both the greenish Jade Fog and the matte black Gray Shadow finishes are available for purchase. For this review, I was provided with a 12GB model in Gray Shadow.

Design of the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G

There hasn’t been much design work done on the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G because it’s just the T version of the phone, which is expected to bring only minor hardware upgrades. Some of the design details, primarily in the back, have been altered. Two circular cutouts have been added to the camera module, one for the primary camera and the other for the ultra-wide and monochrome sensors. Despite the phone’s unique design, the phone wobbles when placed on a flat surface due to the protruding module.

There is an anti-glare glass back panel with a matte finish that feels luxurious and resists fingerprints very well. Although the chrome-like finish on the polycarbonate mid-frame attracts a lot of dirt and fingerprints, it makes the phone easier to hold. This is a hefty, premium-feeling phone that OnePlus has retained the Alert slider on after removing it from the OnePlus 10R 5G, which is significantly more expensive (Review).

Swiping inwards from the edges of the screen is a pleasant experience because the display has slightly curved edges and isn’t completely flat. The top-right corner of the device has a hole-punch cavity for the selfie camera, and an optical fingerprint scanner is embedded there. Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 protects the display. It was easy to get fingerprints on it, but they were easily removed with a damp cloth. The bottom bezel of the display was a little too thick compared to the other three sides, making it look a little chunky.

OnePlus Nord 2T 5G hardware and software specifications

The Dimensity 1300 SoC in the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G replaces the Dimensity 1200-AI SoC from the previous model. You will learn more about this processor in the next section, but for this year, only the ‘T’ model gets this upgrade. With a dual-SIM tray that can hold two nano-SIM cards with dual standby capability, the phone has LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 3.1 storage.

Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and the usual satellite navigation systems are just a few of the communication standards that are supported. An 80W charger is included in the box for charging the phone’s 4,500mAh battery. When compared to the Nord 2, which had a 65W fast charge, the Nord 3 has a much faster charging speed. Even though IP ratings for dust and water resistance are becoming increasingly common among mid-range devices, the Nord 2T 5G still lacks one.

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The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G’s speed

In benchmark tests, the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G did well for a mid-range smartphone. AnTuTu gave it a score of 6,15,487 points, and Geekbench’s single- and multi-core tests yielded scores of 672 and 2,614 respectively. Despite the fact that these are acceptable results for a mid-range device, the iQoo Neo 6 (Review) scored 7,29,331 points on AnTuTu and 983 and 3,074 points on Geekbench, respectively, whereas these results are significantly lower.

Demanding Games

While playing demanding games, the phone didn’t get too hot, and the performance was excellent. Call of Duty: Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends ran smoothly on my phone with the default settings in both games, so that’s a good sign. There was no noticeable performance hit even when the graphics settings were cranked all the way up in either game. While playing fast-paced FPS games, the display’s touch sampling rate of 180Hz seemed to be sufficient. Some streaming apps, such as Netflix, did not recognise the display’s HDR10+ certification, despite the display’s certification. The YouTube app appeared to show colour banding when viewing HDR content. The blacks in standard definition content were deep and vibrant. The stereo speakers provided an immersive audio experience, but they sounded distorted when turned up all the way.

Oneplus Nord 2T review Cameras

There are three cameras on the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G. An 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, as well as a 2-megapixel monochrome camera, are all included, with the latter serving primarily as a depth sensor when using Portrait mode. The primary camera has a 50-megapixel resolution and includes optical image stabilisation (OIS). A 32-megapixel front-facing camera is in charge of taking selfies on the iPhone 6. With some options hidden in the mini slide-out menu under the ellipsis button, the camera app has a similar look and feel to recent OnePlus phones. It’s very much like the recently launched Oppo and Realme devices. These images were sharp and clear in daylight, with a good dynamic range, but the darker areas lacked detail. There were some differences in appearance depending on the display’s colour profile, but the colours were accurate. When viewing photos on the phone, everything appeared oversaturated if the setting was Vivid. The 2X digital zoom proved to be surprisingly useful, as long as there was enough light for it to work. Because of the camera’s wider field of view, it was able to capture images with less fine detail and a smaller dynamic range. The brighter areas of the photos had a noticeable purple fringing.

MAcro necessities

Even though a dedicated macro camera is necessary, I was able to get some decent close-ups of flowers using only my primary camera. With a good dynamic range, the selfies were a little oversharpened, but overall they were fine. The backgrounds in most selfies appeared overexposed with blown-out highlights, despite the fact that they were sharp and had good edge detection.

Verdict

Everything that most people would ever want in a mid-range smartphone can be found in the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G, which costs Rs 28,999. In terms of value, it doesn’t go above and beyond what’s expected of it. Processor (strictly mid-range), camera selection (no macro feature), and display are all within limits (limited to 90Hz). Even so, it’s a decent all-arounder at this price point because of how well it does what it does. There’s little point in spending Rs. 33,999 on the top-end 12GB RAM model when devices like the Nothing Phone 1 (First Impressions) offer better features like wireless charging and an IP53 rating for greater protection from the elements.

If you’re looking for alternatives to the Nord 2T 5G, brands like iQoo and Realme have products that are more affordable. More powerful Snapdragon 870 SoC, 120Hz AMOLED display, 4,700mAh battery, and a macro camera are just some of the highlights of the iQoo Neo 6 (Review). Even though the Nord 2T has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G has a similar 90Hz AMOLED display to the Nord 2T but costs Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB model.

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FAQs:

Q1: How much does the OnePlus Nord 2T cost?

As we noted in our review of the OnePlus Nord 2T, this is one of the best phones in its price range. It has its flaws, but so does every phone. We believe this is one of the best phones under Rs 30,000, and we explain why in the following paragraphs.

Q2: Is it possible to buy oneplus nord 2t offline?

Offline and online stores in India are selling the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G. In India, the Nord CE 2’s starting price is Rs 23,999. One of the newer models, the Nord CE 2, features a 64-megapixel camera and 5G connectivity.

Q3: Is Nord 2 prone to overheating?

Keep in mind that the Oneplus Nord 2 5G heating issue can be fixed through software updates. Some of your phone’s settings have been turned off or changed for no apparent reason. Because of this, your phone has been infected with viruses that you are unable to identify.

Q4: Does the OnePlus Nord 2 have an IP68 rating for water resistance?

There’s no IP rating for the OnePlus Nord N200, so it’s not waterproof. The Nord N200’s water resistance is not mentioned on the OnePlus website.

Q5: Is Oneplus Nord 2t 5g?

With the Nord CE 5G, OnePlus has recently launched a lower-cost version of the Nord’s “core” features in India. As a result, OnePlus is perfectly justified in discontinuing the original Nord in order to focus on the release of its successor.

Jennie Marquez

Jennie Marquez

Jennie is a Staff writer, contributor and has been writing about tech for over a decade. Jennie’s work at trendblog is to specialize in phones and tablets, but she also takes on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. She is based in London, UK.
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