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OnePlus Nord2 5G

It’s new phone unboxing time! This is an exciting one as it is the sequel to the OG OnePlus Nord, a really good phone and one that we rated very highly over the course of our review, back around this time last year. Today I get the chance to unbox the OnePlus Nord 2 5G!!

This phone is hot off the press as it has only just been announced by OnePlus along with some other cool kit.

So here is the unboxing video below.

The phone steps up in terms of design and feel over the previous generation and it has brought some goodies down from the 9 series lineup which is greatly appreciated. A couple of key things that are stand out features for me are the following;

  • The display is high quality and high-resolution Panel as before but it does have some added features driven by AI. These are AI Video Enhancement and AI Photo Enhancement
  • A new Chipset from Mediatek in the form of the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI processor, which has been customised to work the way OnePlus want it to.
  • The design has been shaken up to now incorporate a slightly more curved edge to the display making it feel sleeker in  the hand
  • A massive 4500 dual battery has been crammed inside the phone to allow longer battery life and faster charging via 65W Warp Charge
  • The rear camera has been taken from the 9Series devices as the main camera bringing along all 50MP with it this camera features a Sony IMX766 sensor and optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • This time we also have a full fat 5G phone!!

There have also been few other big things that have happened behind the scenes which do affect the OnePlus Nord 2 5G and I guess all future OnePlus phones. OnePlus has become more aligned with its parent company BBK which means that the OS customization is still called OxygenOS but it now has some very heavy influences from Realme and Oppo in some of the layouts and features. This will become evident in the review process especially if you have been keeping up with our recent reviews of Realme devices.

Anyway, that is enough waffle for the time being here are some more shots of the phone from the press release from today’s event.

The Specs

NAMEOnePlus Nord 2 5G
COLORGray Sierra/Blue Haze
DIMENSIONSHeight: 158.9mm
Width: 73.2mm
Thickness: 8.25mm
Weight: 189g±1
DISPLAY PARAMETERSSize: 6.43 inches
Resolution: 2400 x 1080 pixels 410ppi
Aspect Ratio: 20:9
Refresh Rate: 90Hz
Type: Fluid AMOLED
Support sRGB, Display P3
DISPLAY FEATURESVideo enhancement
AI-Super resolution
Daylight readable enhancement
PERFORMANCEOperating System: OxygenOS based
on Android™ 11 /Color OS 11.3

CPU: MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI
GPU: ARM G77 MC9

RAM: 6GB/8GB/12GB LPDDR4X
Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS3.1
Battery: 4500 mAh (non-removable)
Motor: X-axis linear motor
Warp Charge 65

MAIN CAMERA – REARMegapixels: 50M
Pixel Size: 1.0 µm
Lens Quantity: 6P
OIS: Yes
Aperture: f/1.88
ULTRA WIDE CAMERA -REARMegapixels: 8M
Field of View: 119.7°
EIS: Yes
Aperture: f/2.25
MONO LENS – REARMegapixels: 2M
Aperture: f/2.5
FLASHDual-LED Flash
ZOOM0.6x – 10x
AUTOFOCUSMulti Autofocus (PDAF+CAF)
VIDEO4K video at 30fps
1080p video at 30/60 fps;720p video at 30/60 fps
Super Slow Motion: 1080p video at 120 fps, 720p video at 240 fps
Time-Lapse: 1080p 120fps, 720p 240fps
Video editor
FEATURESNightscape Ultra, AI Photo Enhancement,
AI Video Enhancement, UltraShot HDR,
Portrait Mode, Night Portrait Mode,
Portrait distortion correction, Panorama, Pro Mode
FRONT CAMERASensor: Sony IMX615
Megapixels: 32M
Pixel Size: 0.8µm
EIS: Yes
Aperture: f/2.45
VIDEO1080p video at 30fps
720p video at 30fps
Time-Lapse
FEATURESFace unlock, Screen flash, HDR, Face retouching, Portrait
CONNECTIVITY LTE4×4 MIMO, support up to DL Cat 18/UL Cat 13
(1.2Gbps /150Mbps), depending on carrier support
CONNECTIVITY BAND (EUROPE)GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8/19

LTE-FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/26/28/38/32/34/39/40/41/66
NR NSA: N1, N3, N7, N8, N20, N28, N38, N41, N78

NR SA: N1, N3, N7, N20, N28, N78, N41, N8

*Network connectivity may vary depending on carrier’s network and related service deployment.

Notes: B66 frequency range is only 2110-2180MHz(3GPP defined 2110-2200MHz)

WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2.4G/5G,2*2MIMO
BLUETOOTHBluetooth 5.2, support aptX & aptX HD & LDAC & AAC
NFCNFC enabled
POSITIONINGGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, NavIC
SENSORSIn-display fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Electronic compass
Gyroscope
Ambient light sensor
SAR Sensor
Proximity sensor
Sensor core
PORTSUSB 2.0, Type-C
Dual nano-SIM slot
BUTTONSGestures and on-screen navigation support
Left: Volume key
Right: Power key
AUDIODual stereo speaker
Noise cancellation support
MULTIMEDIA – AUDIO SUPPORTED FORMATSDecoder: WAV, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, MP3, WMA, AMR, FLAC, ALAC, Vorbis, AIFF, APE
Encoder: WAV, AAC, AMR
MULTIMEDIA – VIDEO SUPPORTED FORMATSDecoder: H.264, MPEG-2, VP9, HEVC, HEIF/HEIC, MPEG-4, H.263
Encoder: H.264, HEVC, HEIF/HEIC, MPEG-4, H.263
MULTIMEDIA – IMAGE SUPPORTED FORMATSDecoder: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WebP, HEIF
Encoder: JPEG, PNG
IN THE BOX (EUROPE)OnePlus Nord 2 5G
— Warp Charge 65 power adapter
— Warp Type-C cable (Support USB 2.0)
— Phone case
— Screen protector (pre-applied)
— SIM tray ejector
— Welcome letter
— Quick start guide
— Safety information and warranty card
— Highest SAR value

 

Before I leave you here are the prices that are live now! You can pre-order OnePlus Nord 2 5G from OnePlus.com and Amazon now until midnight on July 27. If you do this it will ship on July 26. if you do pre-order from OnePlus.com can also benefit from 10% off a Nord 2 phone case and a screen protector as well as 50% off a pair of OnePlus Buds Z.

If that wasn’t good enough if you pre-order a OnePlus Nord 2 from OnePlus.com will also get access to a free Stadia Premiere Edition, consisting of a Stadia Controller and a Google Chromecast Ultra.

As for the actual prices here they are,

Gray Sierra 12GB  RAM 256GB ROM  £469 from OnePlus.com and Amazon Then in John Lewis from 28th July

Blue Haze /Gray Sierra 8GB RAM 128GB £399 from OnePlus.com, Amazon O2, Three, Amazon, John Lewis from 28th July

July 28

I think it is fair to say those are some pretty good launch offers. if however, you are the type of person who likes getting the phone on Contract then the OnePlus Nord 2 8GB / 128GB will be available from O2 and 3 in both Blue Haze and Gray Sierra, pricing to be confirmed by the networks soon.

Finally here are some shots of the actual device have for review.

And the case I got with the phone the Doodle case is my favourite one!

As for the cases, these are pictured above and you will be able to get the Black Sandstone and Doodle Chaos version from OnePlus in the UK with the Desert Mirage Sandstone one only being available in India.

Check back in with us soon for the full review!!!


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