OnePlus Nord CE 5G – Buy or Not?

OnePlus Nord CE 5G, a latest smartphone by OnePlus. This is another phone from the Nord series. The smartphone was launched on 11 June 2021. We have been testing the phone since 9 days. Now we are going to review it.

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OnePlus Nord CE 5G Specs

OnePlus Nord CE 5G is a good phone which is available at a starting price of Rs. 22,999. It is equipped with impressive features and decent specifications

The smartphone comes with a 6.43 Inch Fluid AMOLED display which is quit big display. The resolution of the display is 1080×2400 Pixels with a pixel density of 409 PPI. It also a 90 Hz panel offering immersive and comfortable viewing.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G has 6 GB ram and 128 GB inbuilt storage so that you can store all your songs, videos, games, and other stuff with the utmost convenience. But you can’t expand the storage because there is no any memory card slot. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snadragon 750G chipset with Octa-Core processor. The headset also has Adreno 619.

It comes with a triple rear camera setup of a 64 MP Wide-Angle + a 8 MP Ultra-Wide-Angle camera + a 2 MP Mono sensor. It offers Digital Zoom, Touch to Focus, an LED flash. While the front features a 16 MP selfie camera that offers HDR mode. Talking about the battery, the phone has 4500 mAh Li-ion battery offers you a long-lasting entertainment. It’s also supports 30W fast charging & USB Type-C charging.


OnePlus Nord CE 5G Review

Box Content

Inside the box, you will get the Nord CE 5G, a red cable club card, some stickers, some documents, a white color 30W fast charger and a red color USB Type-C cable in typical OnePlus styling. You will also see a TPU case which is good.


I think it looks so cool. Looking much premium. On the rear side we got a plastic back. I think OnePlus should give a glass back because the other brand link Xiaomi, Realme are providing glass back at the same price point. As I mention before, it looks very premium. The OnePlus smartphone are very compact thats why it is very easy to handle. This smartphone is also very comfortable to hold. My hand reach top to bottem easily. The quality of the TPU case is very nice. The grip of the OnePlus Nord CE 5G is very good.

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Physical Overview

In the physical overview, we got a plastic frame. I think OnePlus should give a metal frame for the buyers instead of plastic frame. In the right side, the smartphone has power on-off button and the left side, we got the volume rocker. But one thing is missing. You are not believing that OnePlus has removed the alert slider from the OnePlus Nord CE 5G. The OnePlus phones are famous for the alert slider and this time, they removed it. Because of this, OnePlus is representing that it is a cheap phone.

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G has a duel sim with MicroSD card support. But OnePlus has also removed the gas tape protection from the sim tray. I think gas tape is very important because it saves the smartphone from the water damage. Many smartphone brand providing gas tape protection from around 15,000 – 16,000 rupees.


Talking about the software details, the UI is good. Personally I love Oxygen OS because it is very clean UI. It comes with Android v11 OS.


The smartphone has a 90 Hz refresh rate panel. It looks decent. Really I tell you, the display brightness is very poor in outdoor. I have tasted the phone in sunlight where I increase the brightness to 100% but I found the brightness is very low. OnePlus has disappoint me with the display performance. If we see to the biometric lock, the fingerprint scanner is very fast. Also I have to put some pressure but it is fast. You have to put a little bit pressure to unlock it. The face unlock is too good. It is fast as I expected.

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The OnePlus Nord CE 5G has a triple camera setup of which a primary 64 MP Wide-Angle Camera, 8 MP Ultra-Wide Camera and 3rd one is 2 MP Mono lens. The camera quality is very good. Daylight images are pretty impressive. I personally like the camera quality. The dynamic range is very wide. I think OnePlus can improve the nightscape mode. This device has a problem with low light. You can shoot video in 1080p 60fps. The smartphone car record video up to 4K. The video quality is also very good. But the focus of the video is not good.


In the technical specification, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chipset with Octa-Core processor. It is a 8 nm processor. You will see the same processor in the Xiaomi Redmi 10i and Samsung Galaxy M52. This headset features bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC. Truly, as much as I am using it, I am facing many problem. UI is not very optimized. The smartphone is also good in gaming. I will not say very good but you can play some game.

Buy or Not

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is for the users who wanted a simple phone with a clean UI with fast charging and not much gaming or heavy performance. So if you are looking for phone with the same feature as I mention below, then you can go for it.

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