OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Review, A mid-ranger to consider, price in Philippines

The new OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G processor, 6.43" AMOLED screen with 90Hz, 65W SUPERVOOC, 3.5mm jack and more.
Oneplus recently announced the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G, a successor to last year’s Nord CE 2 that is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor. This new version is now powered by…

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Oneplus recently announced the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G, a successor to last year’s Nord CE 2 that is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor. This new version is now powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC, plus a little more that you expect at an affordable price of Php14,990. You still get the AMOLED display and its 64MP rear camera main shooter. Let’s find out more about this device.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Review

Here what you will get when you buy the new OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G at Lazada Philippines.

Inside the Box

  1. OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G (available in Bahama Blue and Gray Mirror)
  2. 65W SuperVOOC charger
  3. USB Type-C cable
  4. Transparent jelly case
  5. Manuals / Documentation
  6. Sim Ejector 

Display

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Display

It sports a 6.43-inch AMOLED full HD+ display with punch-hole located on the upper left of the screen. The screen features a 90Hz refresh and 180Hz touch sampling rate for a smoother UI experience than the usual standard display specifications. The Gorilla Glass 5 screen protection adds plus points along with HDR10 support. 

Design


The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G weigh at 173g and measures 7.8mm thick which is the slimmest ever since the OnePlus 6T.  There is an in-display fingerprint scanner located on the bottom part of the screen that responsively unlock your phone as soon as you place your finger.  The speaker is located at the bottom along with type-C charging port, microphone and 3.5mm audio jack. The power button is located on the right side and on the opposite side is the SIM card tray, volume up and down button. On the top is where the secondary mic located.

Platform
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Features

The Nord CE 2 5G runs on Android 11 (OxygenOS 11.3) out of the box and OnePlus offers two Android updates (Android 12/13) along with 3 year of security updates. It is powered by MeidaTek Dimesity 900 5G (6nm) octa-core processor clock at 2.4Ghz with Mali-G68 MC4 GPU, which is a bit powerful than the previous CE. 

Camera

The Nord CE 2 5G is equipped triple rear camera, a 64MP main shooter (Omnivision OV64B sensor) with f/1.79 aperture, 8MP ultra wide and 2MP macro lens. It is capable of shooting 4K video at 30fps and you can enable the EIS at 1080p video resolution. The front facing selfie camera is a 16MP with f/2.45 aperture in a Sony IMX471 sensor. You can also shoot 1080p video on its front camera with EIS enabled for smoother video output.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Camera

Other camera features includes night mode, filters, portrait, expert mode, ultra HD mode, HRD, panorama, macro, slow motion, time-lapse and dual view video. 

RAM and Storage

You have 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB UFS 2.2 internal storage that is expandable up to 1TB via microSD card slot. Out of 8GB RAM, you have 7.5GB available useable memory and you have about 106GB available free ROM for your apps, games and other files. 

Connectivity

The Nord CE 2 5G is 5G ready smartphone with 4G VoLTE and Wi-Fi 6 a/b/g/n/ac/6 supports. You have 3-card slots that houses the dual SIM card and microSD card at the back. Its Bluetooth version is 5.2 and supports support aptX & aptX HD & LDAC & AAC & SBC audio codec. There is also a 3.5mm audio jack support so you can still enjoy connecting your wired headset. Other connectivity includes NFC, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS and QZSS) and USB OTG connection.

Battery

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Battery

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 features a 65W SuperVOOC fast charging for the 4,500mAh dual-cell battery power. You can charge the device to 50% in 15 minutes and takes under 38-minutes to fully charge from 0-100 percent.  

Why buy OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G

If you’re looking for a smartphone with AMOLED display, 5G ready, expandable storage and 3.5mm support headphone jack you can consider OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G top of your list.  


Other pros to consider: 

  • 65W fast charging and good battery life
  • AMOLED 90Hz refresh rate
  • Light weight and slim
  • Premium look and trendy camera design
  • Fast and optimize UI

Cons

  • Average camera but better that other competitor with the same price
  • No stereo speaker

Price in Philippines

The price for OnePlus Nord CE 5G in the Philippines is Php14,990 (8GB/128GB). You can order it via OnePlus Global LazMall Store at Lazada Philippines.


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