Vivo V25 5G vs OnePlus Nord 2T 5G: price, specifications, design, cameras and more compared

Here's how the newly launched Vivo V25 compares with one of its popular rivals, the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G.

Vivo today launched its Vivo V25 mid-range Android smartphone, a couple of weeks after the launch of the Vivo V25 Pro in the country. The Vivo V25 has been launched with a flat-edged design, a colour-changing back panel, and a MediaTek Dimensity processor. The smartphone, launched at a price of Rs 27,999 onwards in India, goes into direct competition with the likes of the iQOO Neo 6 and the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G. In this article, we will compare the Vivo V25 with the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G to see which of these under Rs 30,000 mid-range Android phones best suits your needs.

We will take a look at the differences between the Vivo V25 and the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G in terms of pricing, design, and hardware specifications, including the camera, battery, software, and more. Let us take a look at how the new Vivo V25 compares against one of its most popular rivals, the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G.

Vivo V25 vs OnePlus Nord 2T 5G prices in India

ModelVariantPrice
Vivo V25 5G8GB + 128GB
12GB + 256GB
Rs 27,999
Rs 31,999
OnePlus Nord 2T 5G

8GB + 128GB
12GB + 256GB

Rs 28,999
Rs 33,999

The Vivo V25 5G has been launched at a price of Rs 27,999 onwards for the base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant of the Vivo V25 is priced at Rs 31,999 in the country. The smartphone will go on sale via Flipkart starting September 20, and will also be available for purchase on Vivo’s online store and offline retailers. As a launch offer, early buyers of the Vivo V25 will also get a Rs 2,500 discount on HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and SBI credit and debit cards.

The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G on the other hand, is priced at Rs 28,999 onwards in India for the base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant of the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G is priced at Rs 33,999 in India. As per offers, buyers of the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G are getting a Rs 1,500 instant discount on Axis Bank credit and debit cards, and the smartphone is expected to see more discounts during the upcoming Amazon Great Indian Festival sale.

Vivo V25 5G vs OnePlus Nord 2T 5G: design, display, hardware, and camera

Design

In terms of design, the Vivo V25 5G has a flat-edged design, as compared to the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G’s curved back panel. The Vivo V25 5G further comes with a waterdrop-style notch, while the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G comes with a hole-punch setting. Apart from that, the Vivo V25 also comes with a trick up its sleeve. The smartphone, like its elder sibling, has a colour-changing design that changes the smartphone’s colour when exposed to sunlight or UV rays, a design feature that the OnePlus Nord 2T lacks.

Both the Vivo V25 5G and the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G come in two colour options each. The Vivo V25 comes in Surfing Blue and Elegant Black colour options. Out of these, only the Surfing Blue option has the ability to change its colour in bright sunlight. The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G, on the other hand, comes in Jade Fog and Gray Shadow colour options. Size on both the Vivo V25 5G and the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G is also similar. While the Vivo V25 has been launched with a 6.44-inch display, the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G also has a similar sized 6.43-inch display.

Display

Coming to display, both the Vivo V25 and OnePlus Nord 2T come with similar-sized 90Hz AMOLED panels. The Vivo V25 has been launched with a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G, on the other hand, comes with a 6.43-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. While Vivo has not specified which panel they are using, the OnePlus Nord 2T uses a Samsung E3 AMOLED panel. However, the display on the Vivo V25 blows is much brighter at 1,300 nits of peak brightness, as against the 449 nits peak brightness of the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G. There is a waterdrop-style notch on the Vivo V25 5G, while the OnePlus Nord 2T has a hole-punch cutout.

Hardware

Coming to hardware and internals, both the Vivo V25 5G and OnePlus Nord 2T come with MediaTek Dimensity chipsets with up to 12GB of RAM. The Vivo V25 5G uses a MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset, while the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G uses a MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chipset. Both the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 and Dimensity 900 are 8-core chipsets that serve a similar purpose. However, the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 is a more recent chip and hence, offers better GPU and CPU performance mainly because of its significantly higher memory bandwidth.

Both the Vivo V25 5G and OnePlus Nord 2T 5G come with similar RAM and storage options. Both the smartphones come in two variants – 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. Both the smartphones come with virtual RAM expansion, where users can increase the RAM of their smartphones by using up free storage.

Like many other things, the battery capacity on the OnePlus Nord 2T and the Vivo V25 is also same. Both come with a 4,500mAh unit. However, the OnePlus Nord 2T offers much faster charging with its 80W SuperVOOC fast charging technology. The Vivo V25, on the other hand, maxes out at 44W fast charging.

Camera

Coming to camera, both the Vivo V25 5G and the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G have triple rear camera setups. The Vivo V25 5G’s triple rear camera setup includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle shooter, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G, on the other hand, comes with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary shooter, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, and a 2-megapixel monochrome lens. Up front, however, the Vivo V25 5G has a bigger 50-megapixel selfie snapper, while the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G comes with a 32-megapixel front shooter.

Now while both the Vivo V25 5G and OnePlus Nord 2T 5G come with many similarities, both smartphones stand out on their own in several areas as well. The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G, at a Rs 1,000 higher starting price, has a newer and faster chip and faster charging. The Vivo V25 5G, on the other hand, offers a much brighter display, and a 50-megapixel front camera over the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G. You know the differences now, so which one will you pick?