OnePlus Nord 2 5G
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Oppofication of OnePlus has formally begun. The camera app, Settings, and are directly ported from ColorOS breaking the design aesthetics
Design wise, the Nord 2 is aligned towards the OnePlus 9 series, and uses different textures for different colours. Alert Slider is back, but headphone jack is still missing
The display quality takes a hit. The white point is off and display setting doesn't offer natural tuning. Widevine L1 support is present, however.
The OIS-enabled 50MP camera is supremely capable, dishing out images with attractive colour science, super detailed and no noise. But Dimensity 1200's ISP messes things up when there's background processing involved.
The Dimensity 1200 SoC is capable but lacks a powerful GPU like its Snapdragon rivals. The chipset also powers the Realme X7 Max and the upcoming POCO F3 GT.
Games like CoD: Mobile runs at Very High graphics at Very High FPS, but phones with Snapdragon 870 can go Very High Graphics with Max FPS.
On BGMI, the Nord 2 goes up to HDR+Ultra. It can do extreme (60FPS) gameplay if you dial down graphics to Smooth.
The Nord 2 offers 4G carrier aggregation, and for 5G, there are 4 NSA bands and 7 SA bands. There's also WiFi6 support.
WarpCharge 65 tops up the 4500mAh battery in under 35 minutes, same as the iQOO 7. And the battery offers around 6 hours SoT.
Verdict: A big upgrade over the OG OnePlus Nord, but the likes of iQOO 7, upcoming POCO F3 GT, Realme X7 Max, and Mi 11X will make life harder for OnePlus to dominate this year