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OnePlus Nord CE 5G

OnePlus Nord CE 5G
Brand: OnePlus
Category: Specifications and Prices
  • OS: Android 11
  • Display: 6.43 inch - AMOLED
  • CPU: Snapdragon 750G
  • RAM: 6 - 8 - 12 GB
  • Battery: 4500 mAh

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Phone Rate 8 / 10

OnePlus announced a phone in mid-2021, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G, after a series of leaks and rumors that raised the level of anticipation among fans of the Chinese brand. Although not the OnePlus Nord 2, it's a budget-friendly variant of the original Nord that was unveiled last year.

Phone launch event

With features like a Snapdragon 750G processor, 30W fast charging, and a 90Hz display, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes with plenty of mid-range features that might appeal to people who are looking for a low-cost but fairly powerful phone.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G Specifications

  • The design consists of a glass front with a plastic back and a plastic frame surrounding the screen as well
  • The phone weighs 170 grams
  • Dual SIM support with no support for an external memory card slot
  • 6.43 inch AMOLED screen with Full HD+ quality
  • 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution with a pixel density of 410 pixels per inch
  • Screen-to-body ratio 84.9%
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • Android 11 operating system based on the OxygenOS 11 user interface
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Octa-Core Processor
  • The GPU is Adreno 619
  • The phone is available in three versions with different internal configurations: 6 + 128 GB, 8 + 128 GB, 12 + 256 GB
  • Triple rear camera consisting of sensors with accuracy: 64 + 8 + 2 MP
  • 4K video quality at 30 frames per second with gyro-EIS support
  • Single 16 MP front camera
  • Support for 1080p video capture at 30fps
  • 3.5 mm headphone port
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • NFC
  • The fingerprint sensor is located under the screen with the ability to unlock the phone by recognizing the user's face
  • 4500 mAh Li-Polymer battery
  • Support for 30W fast charging, which can charge the 70% from the battery in a maximum time of only 30 minutes
  • The phone is available in blue and silver color options

OnePlus Nord CE 5G price

The price of Nord CE 5G depends on which version you will choose, we have the 6/128 GB version which retails for INR 22,999 / €299 / $364. 8/128 GB version, priced at INR 24,999 / €329/$400. While the higher version 12/256 GB comes for INR 27,999 / € 399 / $485 but these prices are within India only.

Global pricing for the phone is $527 for the 8+128GB version. If you think that this price is high, we confirm your opinion and stand by you, and we think that OnePlus has launched the phone at a rather high price, there are many other options in this price category and significantly better among them which is OnePlus Nord that is currently sold for only $400.

The phone will be put up for sale in almost all markets, including Asia, Europe and the Middle East, which is certainly to the credit of OnePlus that it is still trying hard to improve the global availability of its phones in most countries, which will certainly contribute positively to increasing the company's profits and presence in those markets.

Phone details

It is a very small phone, it weighs only 170g and is only 7.9mm thick. The device has a headphone jack and a USB-C port.

As for the screen, this is a 6.43-inch panel with FHD+ quality. It's an AMOLED, so the color fidelity should be excellent, and we have a 90Hz refresh rate for a smooth user experience.

There is an in-screen fingerprint scanner, which is definitely a strong feature for a mid-range phone, although it is a feature that the original Nord phone had.

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes with a 64MP main camera, which is definitely a high resolution sensor for a budget phone.

Joining that excellent sensor is an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and we also have a 2MP depth sensor which should also help with taking good portraits.

The phone has a 16-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calls, which is a pretty average sensor for a phone at this price, but it's supposed to be good for taking pictures and uploading them to social media.

The phone works on a 4500 mAh battery which is larger than that of the original Nord phone, which makes it able to power the phone for an entire day. If you use the phone lightly, the battery may definitely last longer.

There is 30W fast charging thanks to the company's Warp Charge 30T Plus technology. OnePlus says it only takes half an hour to charge the phone's battery to 70%.

The phone runs on a powerful processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G, which is a moderately powerful processor and is fairly decent and matches well with games, promising a fast user experience.

As the name suggests, Nord CE is 5G compatible, so you'll be able to use it to get fast download speeds if you're in an area that supports that feature.

Regarding the software, here we have the OxygenOS user interface, which is a very similar version of the raw Android, the operating system is Android 11, but it is likely that the phone will receive the Android 12 update at the end of this year. The company pledges to support the phone with three years of security updates and two years of software updates, so the phone should get at least the Android 13 update if not more.

Phone Features

  • Excellent screen, among the best at the moment in this price segment and strongly similar to the super AMOLED screens of Samsung phones in the middle class
  • The weight of the phone is very light and the thickness is thin, which makes it comfortable in the hand
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • Three versions with different configurations, which puts the user in front of many options
  • Excellent main camera
  • The battery is the phone's main strength, with a full day battery life and the ability to charge the 70% in just half an hour, so if you're in a hurry, the fast charging capability will help you.
  • Ultra fast fingerprint sensor
  • Distinctive phone colors

Phone defects

  • Kinda poor design
  • The processor is not commensurate with the price of the phone, which is supposed to guarantee the user a leading processor
  • OnePlus has not paid any attention to the development of the photographic experience and the result is that the user here gets anything new in the rear camera unit
  • The front camera is not worthy of supporting a phone priced at more than $500
  • No stereo headphones
  • Pricing is noticeably exaggerated, any user who is about to buy the phone must be aware that there are better options with a noticeable difference at a much cheaper price (I am talking here about the global pricing of the phone and not its price within the Indian markets)
Key Specifications
Key Specifications
- 6.44 inch AMOLED screen
- Snapdragon 765G processor
- 48MP Quad Camera
- 4115 mAh battery
- 30W fast charging
- Great screen
- 90Hz refresh rate
- Best mid-range processor
- The best front camera compared to the rest of the competitors
- Perfect Buying Deal
- Rear camera not added much
- Not enough availability in the market
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Price and specifications
Key Specifications
- 6.67 inch IPS LCD screen
- Snapdragon 860 . processor
- 48MP Quad Camera
- 5160 mAh battery
- 33W fast charging
- 120Hz refresh rate
- Gorilla Glass 6 screen protector
- Leading processor
- Stereo speakers
- Best phone available in the $300 category
- plastic back
IPS LCD screen, not AMOLED
Key Specifications
- 6.43 inch AMOLED screen
- Mediatek Helio P95 processor
- 48MP Quad Camera
- 4310 mAh battery
- 30W fast charging
- AMOLED screen
- Excellent video quality
- Front camera among the best in its class
- Very fast fingerprint sensor
- Good availability in the market
- The price of the phone is very high given its capabilities
- A processor that does not offer the best performance
- The phone is available in a single version only
8.3Expert Score
OnePlus launches a great phone, but at a high price

OnePlus Nord CE 5G is an attempt by OnePlus to introduce the global audience to the Nord series of phones that the company seems to aspire to constantly update, the user here gets almost everything for a decent use experience, we have an AMOLED screen with a refresh rate and a giant battery that supports fast charging well, The rear camera did not offer anything new, the processor is average and less than the original Nord phone, the price of the phone is expensive compared to the features and strengths and the design is beautiful, are you interested in buying this phone?

the performance
value for price
Buy the phone to:
  • Beautiful design, the phone fits the taste of lovers of small devices, and the screen size is perfect
  • If your primary phone is running on a dimmed IPS LCD screen
  • Good processor that supports 5G
  • The giant battery that is enough for a full day of use with ease
  • The classic OnePlus colors that won everyone's approval in the OnePlus 9 series
Do not buy the phone because:
  • exorbitant pricing
  • Regular rear camera
  • The front camera we didn't like
  • The processor that is definitely not the best in this price bracket

OnePlus Nord CE 5G - Specifications and Price

Release Date

Announcement Date June 10, 2021
Launch Date June 11, 2021


Dimensions 159.2 x 73.5 x 7.9 mm (6.27 x 2.89 x 0.31 in)
Phone Materials Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back
Weight 170 g
Phone Colors blue, silver


Display AMOLED touch screen, 16 million colors
Size 6.43 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 410 ppi density
Screen-to-body ratio 84.9% screen-to-body ratio
Other Features 90Hz refresh rate

Internal Hardware

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G - 8 nm
CPU Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 570 and 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 570)
GPU Adreno 619
Memory Card No
RAM 6 - 8 - 12 GB
Internal Storage 128 - 256 GB


Main Triple
1st Sensor 64 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
2nd Sensor 8 MP, f/2.3, (ultrawide)
3rd Sensor 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video Recording [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera Single
- 16 MP (wide), f/2.5
Features HDR
Video Recording [email protected]


Capacity 4500 mAh non-removable
Type Lithium Polymer
Fast Charging 30W, up to 70% in 30 minutes


3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes

Additional Features

Sensors Under-display fingerprint sensor - optical
Other Features accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


Phone Name OnePlus Nord CE 5G

Phone Price

Price in US Dollar 364 USD
Price in Saudi Arabia 1365 SAR
Price in Iraq 531986 Dinars
Price in India 22999 Rupees
Price in Egypt 5696 L.E

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