At first glance, the OnePlus Nord 2 5g really offers some nice improvements this year: A bigger battery, sturdier build, faster charging, better speakers, and faster Wi- Fi. That all sounds exciting. However, without any real testing, we won’t blindly trust the company’s advertising on paper, but instead will take a good, hard look at the product itself in our hands for ourselves. This review is just that: a review. We’ll discuss the way the product works, how it feels, and whether or not it’s worth buying. OnePlus Nord 2 5G
One of the first things you’ll notice right away is the phone’s similarities to the OnePlus Ones, which was one of the first smartphone smartphones to come out with the new Android OS 4.4 Kit Kat. The one distinction they share is the similarity in looks-both phones are similar in terms of looks, with the same color combination (white and black) and the same design elements. As far as the functionality goes, that’s about where they are similar, too. They both run on the same operating systems, with the one difference being the way in which apps load on one.
The one notable difference between the two smartphones is the display size. The OnePlus Nord 2 5g features a bigger display, allowing it to easily fit in your pocket. It also features an edge-to-edge, high definition display, which is one of the biggest drawbacks of the handset thus far. On the bright side, the display is definitely one of the best on a smartphone today.
When it comes down to the technical aspects of the phone, the similarities end there. The OnePlus Nord 2 5g has a single shot, standard shooter, OPE2 lens, dual LED flash, and a super AMOLED capacitive screen, all in all just like the others of this particular smartphone manufacturer. The standout feature of this smartphone is the fact that it boasts an Ultra-wide Color Gamut which is much better than what most smartphones offer, even on paper. When it comes to camera performance, the OnePlus Nord 2 5g does not stand out at all; it’s simply just average, which is why it received an average rating across many reviews.
Despite getting an average rating, the OnePlus Nord 2 5g does have its fair share of negatives. For one, the battery life on this smartphone is poor, lasting only around four hours on average. Even though you can use the Oxygen Plus feature to boost that, it will still not make up for the battery life issue. Another downside to this smartphone is the fact that it lacks any microSD card slots, as it uses the regular SIM cards that come packaged with the models. If you are looking for something that has excellent camera functionality but also has some more room on-board, this model from OnePlus is not the one for you.
The bottom line on the OnePlus Nord 2 5g is that it is a good smartphone for anyone who wants something that can take all of the abuse that normal smartphones can deliver. With a design that is modern, packed with features, great camera functionality, and a plethora of options when it comes to storage, this is a smartphone that might just become your favorite. However, if you are looking for something that has a little bit better battery life and a little bit better design, you should look towards the Opposable series of smartphones instead.