OnePlus Nord 2T has finally launched in India after the phone made its debut in Europe a few months back. OnePlus seems to have a clear strategy with its Nord lineup, giving buyers different choices across the varied price bracket. The latest Nord smartphone comes with a MediaTek Dimensity chipset and supports fast charging.
But the Nord 2T faces heavy competition in the market, especially with the likes of Poco F4 5G and the iQOO Neo 6 which have their own strengths and compete in this mid-range segment in India. So, we have decided to do a detailed comparison of the OnePlus Nord 2T with the Poco F4 5G and the iQOO Neo 6 and see which one delivers better value.
OnePlus Nord 2T vs Poco F4 5G vs iQOO Neo 6 Price in India
OnePlus Nord 2T prices in India start from Rs 28,999 which gets you the 8GB + 128GB model. You also have a 12GB RAM variant that comes with 256GB storage and costs Rs 33,999.
Poco F4 5G comes in three variants in the market, with the prices starting from Rs 27,999 for the 6GB + 128GB model, Rs 29,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant and Rs 33,999 gets you the 12GB + 256GB variant of the smartphone.
iQoo Neo 6 is available in the market with 8GB and 12GB RAM, priced at Rs 29,999 and Rs 33,999 respectively. These two variants are offered with 128GB and 256GB internal storage.
OnePlus Nord 2T vs Poco F4 5G vs iQOO Neo 6: Design
OnePlus seems to have gone back to its old days with the design and finish of the Nord 2T. The sandpaper-like texture has been softened up for a good hand feel, and even the overall form factor is marginally compact than the other two phones mentioned here. Nord 2T comes with a thickness of 8.2mm and weighs 190 grams.
The frame is made of plastic, but it is hard to ignore the gigantic camera lenses at the back of the phone. OnePlus hasn’t changed the design drastically and that’s fine with us.
When it comes to the Poco F4 5G, this phone gets glass finishing on both sides which definitely gives it a premium touch. The phone weighs 195 grams but thanks to a thickness of just 7.7mm make the Poco F4 5G easy to use. You also get it with IP53 rating for dust and splash resistance. The back of the phone looks rather busy with its camera module that has triple cameras and adds to the uniformity of the phone’s design.
iQoo Neo 6 weighs the same as the Nord 2T but its thickness of 8.5mm makes it slightly unwieldy. iQoo is using a plastic finish for the back panel as well as the side frame. iQoo Neo 6 does not get any IP rating like the Poco F4 5G. The back panel of the phone also has a busy design mostly because of the camera module while the rest of the space is uniform.
OnePlus Nord 2T vs Poco F4 5G vs iQOO Neo 6: Display
OnePlus Nord 2T features a 6.4-inch AMOLED that offers Full HD+ resolution along with support for 90Hz refresh rate, which is lower than what you get from Poco and iQoo. The punch-hole cutout sits at the top-left of the screen, and you get Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front. The overall screen-to-body ratio is 85.7 per cent and the pixel density offered by the phone’s display is 409 PPI.
Poco F4 5G comes with a 6.67-inch AMOLED display that supports 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision and HDR10+ making it ideal for watching content and gaming. Poco is giving display Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The screen-to-body ratio of the device is 86.6 per cent and the Full HD+ resolution gives you a pixel density of 395 PPI, along with 1300 nits of peak brightness.
iQoo Neo 6 gets a marginally smaller 6.62-inch AMOLED display that also supports 120Hz refresh rate along with HDR10+ and gives you a pixel density of 398 PPI. The screen-to-body ratio of this device is 85.2 per cent and iQoo manages to give you 1300 nits of peak brightness as well.
OnePlus Nord 2T vs Poco F4 5G vs iQOO Neo 6: Performance and UI
OnePlus Nord 2T gets the new MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chipset that is paired with 8GB or 12GB RAM. You get storage options of 128GB and 256GB based on the variant that suits your need and budget. OnePlus is offering the latest OxygenOS 12.1 based on Android 12 OS as the default software version out of the box.
Poco F4 5G uses the Snapdragon 870 chipset for its performance and you can pick up this device with 6GB, 8GB and 12GB RAM options, that offer 128GB and 256GB internal storage. Poco F4 5G gets the Android 12-based MIUI 13 for Poco interface that gives you a wide range of customisation features.
iQoo 6 Neo is also using the Snapdragon 870 chipset but this phone gets 8GB and 12GB RAM options, along with 128GB and 256GB storage, respectively. iQoo is giving this device the Funtouch 12 version out of the box that is built over the Android 12 operating system.
OnePlus Nord 2T vs Poco F4 5G vs iQOO Neo 6: Cameras
OnePlus Nord 2T continues to use the same camera as the Nord 2 but with a slight change in the position of the sensors. You have a primary 50MP wide sensor with OIS, along with an 8MP ultrawide sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. The front of the phone comes with a 32MP selfie camera.
Poco F4 5G includes a triple rear camera setup that includes a 64MP primary sensor with OIS, an 8MP ultrawide sensor and a 2MP macro sensor. The main camera can shoot 4K videos in 30 and 60fps. The front of the phone gets a 20MP camera for selfies and video calls.
iQoo Neo 6 also comes with triple rear cameras that consist of a 64MP primary sensor with OIS, an 8MP ultrawide sensor and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front, you have a 16MP front camera.
OnePlus Nord 2T vs Poco F4 5G vs iQOO Neo 6: Battery
OnePlus Nord 2T also features a 4500mAh battery but the new model gives you a charging speed of 80W, which is similar to what you get with the pricier OnePlus 10 Pro smartphone. The phone claims to go from 0 to 100 per cent in around 28 minutes.
Poco F4 5G comes loaded with a 4500mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging speed via the USB Type C port that promises 0 to 100 per cent in 38 minutes.
iQoo Neo 6 packs a comparatively bigger 4700mAh battery that offers 80W fast charging support, which gets you from 0 to 100 per cent in 32 minutes.
OnePlus Nord 2T vs Poco F4 5G vs iQOO Neo 6: Verdict
OnePlus Nord 2T proves to be an able device in the market, but the moment you compare it with the Poco F4 5G and the iQOO Neo 6, the shortcomings become obvious. The screen quality is good but the 90Hz refresh rate over 120Hz quality at this price makes it less appealing for gamers.
Speaking of which, even the hardware does not match up to the consistency of the Snapdragon 870 that has become everyone’s favourite these days. The cameras haven’t changed, but the charging speed has gone up.
OnePlus Nord 2T delivers on most fronts, but heavy users should consider Poco F4 5G or the iQOO Neo 6 based on their preference.
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