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Unboxed: OnePlus Nord 2

Overview

It is unexpected that we were able to obtain a OnePlus device after such a long period of time. The Nord 2 has arrived for us to put through its paces and report back to you on our findings. A big shoutout to Digital Walker for sending this unit to us.

You can already place your order from them through this link.

On-hand is the 8GB + 128GB color Blue Haze. This one is powered by a 3.0GHz MediaTek Dimensity 1200 AI octa-core processor.

The cameras at the back packs a 50MP(Sony IMX766, f/1.9, OIS, PDAF+CAF) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4, mono) rear cameras, dual-tone flash.

While the selfie camera has 32MP (Sony IMX615, f/2.4)

What keeps it running is a 4,500mAh non-removable battery that comes with the 65W Warp Charge wall charger.

Unboxed

OnePlus is well-known for the quality of its smartphone packaging. The OnePlus Nord 2 is not an exception to this rule. Despite the fact that it is billed as a mid-range device, it comes in high-end packaging.

You get that signature high-quality USB Type C cable in red, the 65W Warp Charge wall charger, a free high-quality transparent case, reading materials, and the Nord 2.

OnePlus Nord 2 specs

  • Android 11, OxygenOS 11.3
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.43-inch FHD+ Fluid Super AMOLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 409ppi
  • 90Hz refresh rate, sRGB, P3
  • 3.0GHz MediaTek Dimensity 1200 AI octa-core processor
  • 8GB/12GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • Mali G77 MC9 GPU
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage, non-expandable
  • 50MP(Sony IMX766, f/1.9, OIS, PDAF+CAF) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4, mono) rear cameras, dual-tone flash
  • 32MP (Sony IMX615, f/2.4) front camera
  • 4K@30fps
  • Stereo speakers
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Alert slider
  • X-axis linear motor
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
  • GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, NavIC, BDS
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 159.1 x 73.3 x 8.2mm
  • Weight: 189g
  • Colors: Green Wood, Blue Waze, Gray Sierra
  • 4,500mAh non-removable battery 65W Warp Charge

OnePlus Nord 2 Price (Philippines)

It is currently priced at P21,990. Available colors are Green Wood, Blue Waze, Gray Sierra. The only available for the Philippines right now is the 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM.  You can have the 12GB RAM + 256 ROM for the price of P25,990 but it is currently sold out.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G

First Impressions

Just like the competition, the OnePlus Nord 2 has all the security features. But the smartphone is performing more accurately and flawlessly. I speak about the in-display and even the face unlock feature of the fingerprint scanner. Both features are flawless.

Aimed at helping you decide that the P22k price point is a well-deserved tag price. The smartphone has a premium appearance. In addition, on top of the power button, the dedicated silent button is placed. That’s a nice feature when you want to quickly turn your phone into silent mode.

To warp this initial impression blog post, I’d like to say that the OnePlus Nord 2 looks expensive than it is.

 

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