OnePlus Nord CE 5G goes on open sale in India, but should you buy it

Should you skip the OnePlus Nord CE 5G?

Highlights
  • OnePlus Nord CE 5G will be on open sale in India from today.
  • The handset can be purchased via the OnePlus website and Amazon.
  • OnePlus Nord CE 5G price in India starts at Rs 22,999. 

OnePlus Nord CE 5G will be on open sale in India starting from today. OnePlus Nord CE price in India, specifications, and availability details were revealed last week on June 10th. The handset comes as a cheaper alternative to the original Nord that was unveiled in July 2020. The phone has a familiar design with a single punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper, a rectangular module for the quad-camera setup, and an in-display fingerprint sensor for security. The phone has a polycarbonate build and omits the popular Alert Slider to keep the price on the lower side. Here’s a look at the OnePlus Nord CE price in India, specifications, and whether you should buy based on our review.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G price in India and where to buy

OnePlus Nord CE 5G price in India starts at Rs 22,999 for the model that comes with 6GB/128GB storage, Rs 24,999 for the 8GB/128GB version and Rs 27,999 for the high-end 12GB/256GB option. It will be available in Charcoal Ink, Blue Void, and Silver Ray colour options. The phone will be on open sale via the OnePlus website and Amazon.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G specifications

OnePlus Nord CE 5G flaunts a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 2,400 x 1,080 pixels resolution, 410ppi, and punch-hole cutout. The phone ships with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC paired with Adreno 619 GPU, up to 8GB RAM, and 256GB internal storage. It boots Android 11-based OxygenOS custom skin out of the box and connectivity options could include 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and USB Type-C port for charging and data sync. A 4,500mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge 30T Plus fast-charging support keeps the handset running.

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The OnePlus Nord CE 5G has triple cameras on the back, with a 64MP primary sensor with f/1.79 aperture, 6P lens and EIS, a 2MP portrait lens with f/2.4 aperture, and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 119-degree FoV, EIS, and f/2.25 aperture. There is a 16MP Sony IMX471 snapper on the front for selfies and video chats, an in-display fingerprint sensor for security, and superlinear speaker noise cancellation.

Also read: OnePlus Nord CE 5G review: a decent phone that falls short

OnePlus Nord CE 5G: Should you buy?

In our OnePlus Nord CE 5G review, we said that the phone has its strengths in the form of clean and ad-free software that should get timely updates, impressive AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, and 5G network connectivity. However, the shortcomings such as weak camera performance, tiny speakers, plastic build, and the lack of Alert Slider are potential deal-breakers. Despite the affordability, there seem to be better alternatives like the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, Mi 10i, Realme X7 and iQOO Z3 competing against the OnePlus Nord CE with cheaper price tags.

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