OnePlus Nord 2 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 5G vs OnePlus Nord: Comparison of Prices and Features in India

After the original OnePlus Nord and the OnePlus Nord CE 5G, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G was unveiled on Thursday as the company’s third Nord phone in India. The new smartphone has three rear cameras, one of which is a 50-megapixel primary camera, as well as compatibility for Warp Charge 65 rapid charging. OnePlus Nord 2 5G, like the OnePlus Nord and OnePlus Nord CE 5G, has up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. It also comes with a hole-punch display design and three different colour selections.

In this article, we are comparing OnePlus Nord 2 5G price in India and specifications with those of OnePlus Nord CE 5G and OnePlus Nord to highlight the key differences among the three phones.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 5G vs OnePlus Nord: Price in India

OnePlus Nord 2 5G price in India starts at Rs. 27,999 for the base 6GB + 128GB storage variant. The OnePlus smartphone also comes in 8GB + 128GB storage configuration at Rs. 29,999 and the top-end 12GB + 256GB storage version is priced at Rs. 34,999. The 8GB and 12GB variants of OnePlus Nord 2 5G will go on sale in Blue Haze and Gray Sierra colour options starting July 26, while the 6GB model in a single Blue Haze colour is scheduled to come in August. A Green Wood colour option that will be limited to the 12GB model is also set to arrive next month.

In contrast, OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes with a starting price of Rs. 22,999 for the same 6GB + 128GB storage configuration. The phone also has an 8GB + 128GB storage model that is priced at Rs. 24,999 and the top-of-the-line 12GB + 256GB storage version carries a price tag of Rs. 27,999. The phone is available in Blue Void (matte), Charcoal Ink (glossy), and Silver Ray colours.

OnePlus Nord, on the other hand, is priced at Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB + 64GB storage variant, while its 8GB + 128GB storage option is priced at Rs. 27,999 and 12GB + 256GB storage model comes at Rs. 29,999. The 8GB and 12GB versions of OnePlus Nord have Blue Marble and Gray Onyx colours, while the base variant is limited to the Gray Onyx hue.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 5G vs OnePlus Nord: Specifications

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G, OnePlus Nord CE 5G, and OnePlus Nord all feature dual-SIM (Nano) technology. In terms of software, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G runs Android 11 with OxygenOS 11.3 on top, while the OnePlus Nord CE 5G runs Android 11 with OxygenOS 11 on top, and the OnePlus Nord debuted with Android 10 with OxygenOS 10.5, however it was updated to Android 11 with OxygenOS 11 early this year.

OnePlus has provided a 6.43-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) Fluid AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate on the Nord 2 5G and the Nord CE 5G. OnePlus Nord, on the other side, has a 6.44-inch Fluid AMOLED display with the same full-HD+ resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 90Hz refresh rate.

The new OnePlus Nord 2 5G is the company’s first phone to come with a MediaTek chipset, and it has an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI SoC. In contrast, OnePlus Nord CE 5G and OnePlus Nord have an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G and Snapdragon 765G, respectively.

On the RAM and storage part, OnePlus Nord 2 5G, OnePlus Nord CE 5G, and OnePlus Nord have up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256GB of storage. OnePlus Nord 2 5G, however, has UFS 3.1 storage, while OnePlus Nord CE 5G and OnePlus Nord have UFS 2.1.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G comes with a triple rear camera setup that houses a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary sensor with an f/1.88 lens and optical image stabilisation (OIS). The camera setup also includes an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.25 ultra-wide lens that has a field-of-view (FoV) of 119.7 degrees and is paired with electronic image stabilisation (EIS), and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. In contrast, OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes with a triple rear camera setup that comprises a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens and electronic image stabilisation (EIS), an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.25 ultra-wide lens, and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor with an f/2.4 lens. OnePlus Nord, on the other hand, offers a quad rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor with an f/1.75 lens, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.25 ultra-wide-angle lens that has a field-of-view (FoV) of 119 degrees, a 2-megapixel macro shooter, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.

Connectivity options on OnePlus Nord 2 5G include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, NavIC, and a USB Type-C port. However, OnePlus Nord CE 5G and OnePlus Nord have 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port.

Sensors on all three OnePlus phones comprise accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. The phones also have an in-display fingerprint sensor.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G packs a 4,500mAh dual-cell battery that supports Warp Charge 65 fast charging. In contrast, OnePlus Nord CE 5G has a 4,500mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T Plus, while OnePlus Nord packs a 4,115mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T.

The new OnePlus Nord 2 5G measures 158.9×73.2×8.25mm, compared to 159.2×73.5×7.9mm for the OnePlus Nord CE 5G and 158.3×73.3×8.2mm for the OnePlus Nord. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is slightly heavier than the OnePlus Nord CE 5G and OnePlus Nord, which weigh 170 grammes and 184 grammes, respectively.

OnePlus Nord 2 vs OnePlus Nord CE 5G vs OnePlus Nord comparison

  OnePlus Nord 2 OnePlus Nord CE 5G OnePlus Nord
Ratings      
Overall NDTV Rating    
Design Rating    
Display Rating    
Software Rating    
Performance Rating    
Battery Life Rating    
Camera Rating    
Value for Money Rating    
GENERAL      
Brand OnePlus OnePlus OnePlus
Model Nord 2 Nord CE 5G Nord
Release date July 22, 2021 June 10, 2021 July 21, 2020
Launched in India Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions (mm) 158.90 x 73.20 x 8.25 159.20 x 73.50 x 7.90 158.30 x 73.30 x 8.20
Weight (g) 189.00 170.00 184.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4500 4500 4115
Fast charging Proprietary Proprietary Proprietary
Colours Blue Haze, Gray Seirra, Green Wood Blue Void, Charcoal Ink, Silver Ray Blue Marble, Gray Onyx
Alternate names वनप्लस नॉर्ड
Removable battery No
Wireless charging No
DISPLAY      
Screen size (inches) 6.43 6.43 6.44
Resolution 1080×2400 pixels 1080×2400 pixels 1080×2400 pixels
Aspect ratio 20:9 20:9 20:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 410 410
Protection type Gorilla Glass
HARDWARE      
Processor octa-core octa-core 2.4GHz octa-core
Processor make MediaTek Dimensity 1200 Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
RAM 6GB 6GB 12GB
Internal storage 128GB 128GB 256GB
Expandable storage No
CAMERA      
Rear camera 50-megapixel (f/1.88, 1.0-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (f/2.5) 64-megapixel (f/1.79, 0.7-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) 48-megapixel (f/1.75, 0.8-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
No. of Rear Cameras 3 3
Rear autofocus Yes Yes Yes
Rear flash Yes Yes Dual LED
Front camera 32-megapixel (f/2.45, 0.8-micron) 16-megapixel (f/2.45, 1.0-micron) 32-megapixel (f/2.45, 0.8-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.45)
No. of Front Cameras 1 1
Pop-Up Camera No
Front autofocus No
Front flash No
SOFTWARE      
Operating system Android 11 Android 11 Android 10
Skin OxygenOS 11.3 OxygenOS 11 OxygenOS 10.5
CONNECTIVITY      
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.20 Yes, v 5.10 Yes, v 5.10
NFC Yes Yes Yes
USB Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Number of SIMs 2 2 2
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
SIM 1      
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes Yes
5G Yes Yes Yes
SIM 2      
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes Yes
5G Yes Yes
SENSORS      
Face unlock Yes Yes
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes

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