OnePlus Nord CE Review: Should You Buy it?

OnePlus has just launched the OnePlus Nord CE smartphone a couple of days back. The Nord CE is OnePlus’s attempt to cater to the sub-25k segment of smartphone buyers. With that said, if you are looking to spend around 25000 inr, should the OnePlus Nord CE, be your best bet? Let’s find out.

Let’s first start with the specifications of the Nord CE

OnePlus Nord CE Specifications

Display6.43 inches 90 Hz Fluid Amoled
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 750G
Storage6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, 12GB/256GB
SoftwareOxygenOS based on Android 11
Camera 64+8+2
Battery4500 mAh
Dimentions 15.92 x 7.35 x 0.79
Price22,999/24,999/27,999
OnePlus Nord CE Specifications

Nord CE Overview

The Nord CE 5G with snapdragon 750G is now out in India. It gives you an option to choose from either of the three storage capacities. This is a 5g enabled device, but with a limited no. of bands. It has kept its originality and has stuck its original NORD model but is now sleeker and trendier. The OnePlus Nord missed out on a 3.5 mm jack, but with the Nord CE, we get one.

Should You Buy the OnePlus Nord CE?

The OnePlus Nord CE, has a lot going for it. But to be honest, I wouldn’t buy it personally, if I had a budget of 25,000 inr. Here’s Why

Firstly, if we compare it directly with the OnePlus Nord, the Snapdragon 765G on the Nord is a much more superior chip, providing a lot better performance. The Nord also has a premium Glass Build, with Gorilla Glass 5 to the front and back, where as we get plastic on the Nord CE. Apart from these, more or less the two devices are same, barring the megapixel differences in camera.

Now, the older OnePlus Nord has a base variant at Rs. 24,999 which according to me is a much better value than the NORD CE, although the ram/storage configuration may seem better on the Nord CE.

So, if Oxygen OS is not your first priority, then I feel the Mi 10i, can be a much better deal than the OnePlus Nord CE.

Pros:

  • 90 Hz fluid AMOLED display
  • Warp charger of 30T PLUS
  • Sleek design
  • Great grip and comfortable to use

Cons:

  • Not much upgrade in the design
  • Overpriced

How to Order and how much to Pay?

The pre-booking for this product has already started from 11th June 2021, you can pick from your favorite storage option and the price range will vary according to that. On using HDFC credit cards, you will receive an immediate 1,000 rupees discount on your purchase specifically from amazon India. You can also get it from the OnePlus official website starting from 16th June.

Conclusion

To conclude, the OnePlus Nord CE, is a bit overpriced, when compared to the competition, and even the OnePlus Nord itself. Hence the Nord CE, is not a worthy buy if you are looking for a great phone under Rs. 25,000 in India.

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When will the preorder start?

It has already began from 11th June 2021.

When will the phone launch?

The phone will be launched from 16th June onwards

Will there be a headphone jack available?

Yes, the headphone is 3.5 mm long.

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