The OnePlus Nord series has already made a special place for itself in the Indian market within a very short time period. The handsets from the brand offer premium designs, great features, and a software experience that is unmatched. While the Indian smartphone market is one of the most competitive spaces in the world, the Nord series smartphones are just built differently. The recently launched OnePlus Nord 2T comes into this very niche, standing tall in a spot of competition not only with a brilliant set of features but also class-leading value. Here’s how the smartphone leads this segment from the front, to give you the best bang for your buck.
MediaTek Dimensity 1300 – A class-leading chipset
At the heart of the OnePlus Nord 2T sits the all-new MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC. The OnePlus Nord 2T is the first smartphone in India to run on the headlining premium processor by MediaTek, giving users a unique proposition in the premium smartphone market. The latest 5G-ready chipset from MediaTek offers cutting-edge performance and is built using the 6nm fabrication process. The chipset comes with an octa-core architecture, featuring four ARM Cortex-A78 processors and speeds up to 3GHz. As we are talking about an incredibly efficient processor, it offers seamless performance and handles demanding tasks, as well as applications running in the background with ease. With Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Hybrid 2.0 for improved gaming over wireless connections, reduced lag, and stronger Bluetooth audio connection with low latency, the latest chipset from MediaTek enables OnePlus Nord 2T to deliver the ultimate gaming performance.
MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC offers improvements across the board as it provides comprehensive AI support and up to 14 percent faster download and installation speeds. The chipset also allows the highly-coveted HDR video capturing, and improved AI image processing for low-light shooting with Nightscape mode. For everyday needs, the most demanding apps, and also keeping longevity in account, the Nord 2T is thus one of the most well-heeled smartphones in the country.
80W SuperVOOC fast-charging – Get ready for the day in minutes!
Irrespective of how good a phone is, it needs to deliver a good power backup and fast charging speeds to be relevant in the modern day and age. As users cannot afford to spend hours charging their phones due to hectic lifestyles, anything less would mean they remain behind the curve. This is why the OnePlus Nord 2T comes with the segment-leading 80W SuperVOOC fast-charging support. Alongside its beefy 4,500mAh battery, the fast charging standard is the key to ensuring the Nord 2T remains a notch above its competition.
While the battery capacity is enough to offer a full day’s power usage without breaking a sweat, the 80W fast charging ensures that the smartphone can reach up to 67 percent charge within just 15 minutes. This is particularly crucial for power users, to ensure that not only do users have ample battery for the most demanding performance requirements, but when they need a mid-day refresh of the smartphone’s battery, they can power up the device in next to no time. Notably, the OnePlus Nord 2T is also TÜV Rheinland certified for safe fast charging. The phone has nine different temperature sensors and an integrated circuit (IC) that ensure the phone remains safe and cool, whether it is charging or in use.
OxygenOS 12.1 – Clean and unfiltered software experience
What makes the usage experience sublime with the Nord 2T is the clean, smooth, and bloatware-free user interface. Powering the phone is OxygenOS 12.1, which offers an authentic Android experience without unnecessary bloatware. The latest iteration of the OxygenOS offers better multitasking, improved power consumption, and smoother gallery viewing. In addition to this, the latest software update from OnePlus comes with upgrades to classic OxygenOS features. OxygenOS 12.1 offers an improved OnePlus Shelf, Work Life Balance 2.0, and Dark Mode7.
Not only is Oxygen OS simple and clean to use, but also has all the essential and experiential features that you would want from a custom Android interface. Alongside ease of usage and accessibility, OnePlus tops this up with frequent software updates delivered with regular security patches, thereby ensuring that your smartphone is protected in every step with the latest security standards of Android.
Everything you’d need from a phone camera
With a phone that offers top-notch performance, super-fast charging, and one of the best Android UIs in the world, you would naturally expect top-notch imaging performance too. The OnePlus Nord 2T is a peak performer in this space as well, largely thanks to the 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor on its primary rear camera. This high-resolution sensor is not just capable of recording 4K videos and taking crisp photographs with no noise and excellent dynamic range, it is also aided by optical image stabilisation, and comes with a host of enhancement options that you expect to find in flagship phones. Especially with the highly-coveted HDR video recording capability, the OnePlus Nord 2T stands out from other camera phones in its price range.
OnePlus Nord 2T comes with the AI Scene Enhancement technology, which ensures that the algorithms balance out the overall lighting while amplifying the vibrancy of colours to make every photograph look stunning. Another key feature is the AI Highlight Video, which enhances the dynamic range of colours and enhances the brightness of dimly-lit environments – all while also reducing the noise in the video. To allow for more versatility in photographs, the handset also features a 120-degree field-of-view 8MP camera and a 2MP mono lens, both with f/2.2 aperture. The phone supports recording slow-motion video at an amazing 960fps, which means you can capture every detail of fast-paced action with ease.
Not to be left behind is the 32MP front camera as well, which not only offers crisp image resolution and great clarity for all your video conferences but has a host of features to go with as well. For instance, the Dual View Video feature records from both the front and rear cameras, allowing you to record professional video blogs right from your phone. Other features such as slow-motion video recording, HDR mode, a dedicated Nightscape for night-time shots, portrait mode for bokeh photos and selfies, panorama, and image editing with in-built retouching and filters make it the perfect smartphone camera for all your needs.
Other killer features
Apart from the amazing features we mentioned above, the OnePlus Nord 2T comes with an immersive 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. With this display, scrolling through articles or UI feels smooth and effortless. In addition to this, the display’s HDR10+ support ensures that video content on apps such as Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and Hulu looks more colourful than ever. To accompany the high-powered chipset of the phone, there is up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage offered by the company to allow for faster loading times. Another improvement comes in the form of haptics, the AI-optimised haptics and a large X-axis haptic motor on the phone helps you feel every tap or swipe.
Ample service centres – At your service!
As you might already know, OnePlus is not just about offering you class-leading features – it is also about making your overall ownership experience an enhanced one. With a wide network of OnePlus service centres offering prompt and priority services to users, having any of your concerns regarding your phone answered by OnePlus’ team of experts is always at your fingertips. This ensures that you do not break a sweat, no matter what comes your way throughout your time with the OnePlus Nord 2T.
The arrival of the OnePlus Nord 2T could well be described as a watershed moment for sub-Rs 30,000 smartphone market in India. The handset offers features that have previously been offered just by flagship smartphones. With a starting price of just Rs 28,999, OnePlus Nord 2T offers a value for money that is simply impossible to find in any other phone in this price bracket. With an incredible chipset, blazing-fast charging speed, amazing cameras, clutter-free UI, and an immersive display, this handset ticks all the right boxes and comes at an extremely lucrative price point. You can buy the handset from OnePlus’ official website or from Amazon. The handset is available in Jade Fog and Gray Shadow colours. If you are an ICICI Bank card holder, you can get up to Rs 1,000 discount on the purchase of the phone and a no-cost EMI option of up to three months. OnePlus Nord 2T buyers also get 3 months of Spotify Premium for free.