OnePlus North It is a winning card and you know that as soon as you open the box that contains it. It is a stylish device with a attractive design, especially in its shiny rear, which provides a good feeling in terms of ergonomics. The company is committed to a design line similar to that of its older brothers, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, with the camera located in a vertical strip, positioned to the left of the terminal.
It’s been a while since fans the brand expected this surprise: a terminal with OnePlus soul capable of giving satisfaction also to those who seek a device in the mid-range and more specifically below 500 euros. It has already arrived, it has been called Nord and will undoubtedly be one of the star models of this 2020.
This is the OnePlus Nord
It is an intelligent mobile with high customization capacity that takes characteristics of the One Plus 8, adjusting slightly downwards but in a balanced way its benefits, to manage a product of very worthy and highly convincing mid-range.
It has successfully passed the tests to which it has been subjected. In use it is a phone with good looks, that handles well and provides quality materials. Response speed and capacity are also optimal. Being a relatively small terminal (less than 16 centimeters), it is comfortable in hand, which is accompanied by its light weight: 184 grams. In short, good initial feelings. Let’s look inside.
It has a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen size of 90Hz with Full HD resolution it offers a good experience. It’s worth keeping in mind that this display is flat, so it’s easy to interact with it at the side edges. It has 2,048 automatic levels of brightness sensor, to protect the view, depending on the outside conditions.
Integrate a triple camera with a 48 MP main lens (with the same Sony sensor as the One Plus 8), an 8 MP ultra-wide angle, a macro lens, and a depth sensor. The system is completed with a front camera that have a 32 MP main lens and an 8 MP wide angle and 105º, that is, it provides a powerful tool to achieve good individual or group selfies.
It has night mode, slow motion recording, professional mode and portrait mode. It captures 12 megapixel photos by default, but there is the option to take 48 megapixel photos.
As for the machine that moves it, it is a Snapdragon 765G de Qualcomm with 5G connectivity that, although it is not the best or the last, provides this type of mobile in particular with one of the best processing capabilities, connectivity and speed. Its integration has allowed the brand to improve the starting price of the product without reducing its potential. The OnePlus Nord fits well with this processor thanks also to notable capabilities 8/12 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128/256 GB of internal memory UFS 2.1.
It also plays in favor of its own software layer: Oxygen OS 10.5., one of the cleanest and most fluid of the moment (on Android). Add the suggestions of thousands of users to give more benefits to the devices. This is how they have seen the light, for example, the Zen modes (user interaction with the mobile), the dark mode, message customizations and notifications among other possibilities.
It has a battery of 4.100 mAh and a Warp Charge 30T fast charging system that allows up to 70% charge in half an hour. The algorithm with which the charger works allows extend battery life: if it is left charging at night, it manages the charge so that it does not reach 100% until the last moment, with which when the equipment starts, it is at maximum.
In use, its good results stand out: in continuous video playback I last 24 hours and 40 minutes.
The philosophy behind the machine
OnePlus Nord is the first of a new family of the Chinese manufacturer, which until now had been exclusively dedicated to the high-end product segment and now wants to offer quality at a competitive price.
Attractive design, very surprising the version in aquamarine blue
Good price level
Compatible with 5G networks
AMOLED screen with 90Hz Gorilla Glass 5 refresh
Good battery life (4115 mAh)
On-screen fingerprint reader
Fast charge (30W)
High resolution dual front camera (32MP + 8MP)
Optical image stabilization
High resolution quad camera (48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP)
Amplia memoria RAM (8/12GB)
Good pixel density (408ppi)
What needs to be improved
It is not waterproof
Can’t charge wirelessly
It has no microSD slot
Features and Specifications
Display: 6.44 inches (OLED) with variable 90Hz refresh rate (Gorilla Glass 5)
Resolution: 2,400×1,080 pixels
Processor: Snapdragon 765G
RAM: 8GB, 12GB
Storage: 128GB, 256GB
MicroSD slot: No
Sistema operativo: Android 10 (OxygenOS)
Wireless charging: No
Headphone jack (3.5mm): No
Cameras: 48 megapixels (f / 1.75) with optical stabilization + 8 megapixel wide angle (f / 2.25) + 2 megapixel macro (f / 2.4) + 5 megapixel depth camera (f / 2.4)
Front camera: 32 megapixels + wide angle 8 megapixels
Water resistance: No
Fingerprint reader: Yes, on screen (optical)
Color: Aquamarine Blue or Onyx Gray
Dual SIM: Yes
Weight: 184 grams
Price and availability
The OnePlus Nord will be available on August 4 in blue and black, starting at 399 euros for the 8GB / 128GB version and of 499 euros for the 12GB / 256GB version.
OnePlus Buds, the headphones
Along with the OnePlus Nord, the firm makes its first fully wireless headphones available to users, the OnePlus Buds. They have Warp Charge technology, which allows, with a 10-minute charge to enjoy 10 hours of listening, while a full charge of the case offers up to 30 hours of playback.
Count on three built-in microphones in each of the headphones, to reduce the ambient sound, in addition to its ability to capture the vocal frequencies that will allow you to make voice recordings and calls in a clear way. In addition to the improved 13.4mm dynamic drivers, they also feature Bass Boost and Dolby Atmos support for clean sound, deep bass and rich tones. its low latency pairing technology Allows headphones to connect with the device quickly and easily.
They provide a design half-in-ear, which allows them to be used for long periods of time without problem. They include an IPX4 water resistance rating, and will be available in 3 colors: white, gray and blue. Its price is 89 euros.