Unboxing the OnePlus Nord, a fresh mid-range mobile offering slimmed-down specs and different camera hardware for a smaller price than the flagship smartphone. Here's a full tour of the OnePlus Nord's hardware and software ahead of my review, checking out the performance, OxygenOS 10.5 software, best features, camera tech and more.
My first hands-on impressions with this more budget-friendly 5G phone was definitely positive. It's got strong competition from the Moto G 5G Plus, Oppo Find X2 Lite and Realme's latest X50 handset. But there's lots to love here, including a gorgeous AMOLED screen and strong gaming chops from the Snapdragon 765G chipset. Backed by 8 or 12GB RAM, the Nord should blaze through games like PubG Mobile and Call of Duty, no worries.
You once again have a 48MP primary camera lens with IMX586 sensor, as with the flagship OnePlus 8. However, the Nord doesn't have a telephoto shooter -- just that 8MP ultra-wide lens, a macro lens and a depth sensor. Full camera test coming in my review.
The OnePlus Nord should also deliver all-day battery life, with a 4000mAh-plus cell stuffed inside. But can it beats competition like the Moto G 5G Plus and Realme X50 5G, which boast incredible specs for a budget price? Wait and see...