The newest member of the smartphone family, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G, has just taken the wraps off. It is an all-new smartphone with some features not seen on any other model to date. During a short but amusing demo introducing the phone before a handful of people, told the audience that the best things about the new line have remained or at least been improved. Over the course of an equally brief but impressive presentation outlining the advantages of using the Oneplus brand, it made clear that many of these positive elements were improved upon. In addition to the enhanced hardware design, many key features have also been tweaked, some notably for the better. With a host of stellar user reviews, including an oft-repeated mantra of “the best out of all of them,” we’ve put together a quick review of the newest member of the Oneplus family, the Oneplus Nords.
One of the most popular features of the Oneplus family is the ability to take advantage of a secondary display when the regular LCD screen is not deemed sufficient. The OnePlus Nord CE offers this functionality, in addition to a fingerprint scanner, an internal accelerometer, and a heart rate monitor. Aesthetically, the smartphone packs a stunning combination of colours, like platinum and deep red. On the inside, the Oneplus Nord offers a fingerprint scanner, a volume rocker, and a dual-core A7 processor – which when combined with the increased RAM and Adreno power should help improve overall performance.
Like many devices of similar design, the Oneplus models do not include camera functionality. As is the norm, the Oneplus series allows for interchangeable camera modules that can be added to the device. This is achieved by connecting the camera module to the motherboard via an SD card. One feature that is unique to the Oneplus series is the use of a micro SD card for expansion. This is an improvement over the standard SD card used by most Android devices, as it provides greater capacity for data, though it means that the SIM card will need to be replaced more frequently.
One of the unique design decisions made by the manufacturer of the Oneplus series is the use of a larger, 2.5mm headphone jack. One of the reasons why the standard headphone jack is insufficient is because it is so thin. The headphone jack on the Oneplus is designed to work with the new generation of smartphones, which tend to have larger screens. Because of this, users of the Oneplus may find it difficult to adjust to the different sizes of headphone connectors present on other devices. In addition, the larger headphone jack may interfere with the sound produced by the device, causing the loss of sound quality when videos are played.
One of the features of the OnePlus Nord CE 5G model is the use of an efficient dual-camera system. The camera on the unit is located opposite the laser autofocus system, allowing for a level of precision performance that is not possible with other phones. The dual-camera system allows for an increased level of flexibility when taking pictures. This is made possible thanks to the fitter that designed the camera system, which enables the user to switch between the camera and laser autofocus without repositioning the camera itself.
Another unique aspect of the Oneplus series is the use of an oversimplified operating system. The operating system of the Oneplus weighs in at less than three pounds, making it one of the smallest smartphone devices available. Despite this streamlined design, the company did not skimp on the technology inside the Oneplus. The Oneplus utilizes a dual-core processor and includes an Adreno processor, instead of the standard mobile processors. With the Adreno processor, the phone will be able to run applications that include video, music, and images. However, the Oneplus has a built-in GPS chip, as well as a WiFi capability that allows users to connect to the internet without the need of additional accessories or wire connections.
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G has an excellent display. While many competing smartphones are designed for specific purposes, including professional use, the display of the Oneplus allows for true multitasking, even with the small size of the device. The display also offers a clear picture quality, allowing the user to view photos and videos without having to repeatedly swipe the display to do so. Another unique feature of the device is the ability to launch the camera from the lock screen, allowing for effortless access to the power button. When paired with the white card case, the phone utilizes a clean and sleek design, although it does include a fingerprint scanner. This makes it easier to access contacts and other information without having to unlock the device, which is a positive addition for some users.
In terms of battery life, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G can last up to four hours on a single charge, although this can vary depending on usage. With a smaller sized battery compared to other devices, it is important that users consider the size of pictures that they want to take, as well as the amount of time that they want to spend using the device. The large display also helps to save power, as the user can view videos and photos for an extended period of time before having to refresh the page. The dual-camera system, in conjunction with the powerful processor, helps to deliver high-quality images and videos, as well as long battery lifetimes.