OnePlus Nord CE 5G vs OnePlus Nord 5G: How Do They Compare?

image showing Oneplus Nord CE smartphone
image by Oneplus | Oneplus Nord CE smartphone

OnePlus Nord CE is the successor of the OnePlus Nord Smartphone that launched back in 2020. The new OnePlus Nord CE which OnePlus calls core edition is the lower version of the OnePlus Nord Smartphone. In this Guide, let us discuss the core difference between OnePlus Nord CE and OnePlus Nord Smartphones.

OnePlus Nord CE vs OnePlus Nord specifications

Oneplus Nord CE

  • Design: Flat display, Single Punch hole camera, Vertical triple-camera layout, Glass back , 3.5mm audio jack, Dual SIM (nano + nano), In-display fingerprint sensor,
  • Dimensions: 159.2×73.5×7.9mm
  • Weight: 170g
  • Display: 6.43-inch (1080 x 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 410 ppi 20:9 Fluid AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Snapdragon 750G 8nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 619 GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 12GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage
  • OS: Android 11 with OxygenOS 11
  • Rear camera: 64MP rear camera with 0.7μm pixel size, f/1.79 aperture, EIS
    • 8MP 119° ultra-wide camera with f/2.25 aperture,
    • 2MP mono camera with f/2.4 aperture
    • 4K video at 30fps, 1080p slow motion at 120fps, 720p at 240fps
  • Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.45 aperture
  • Network support: 5G SA/NSA (N78), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou/NavIC, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4500mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T Plus Fast Charging

Oneplus Nord

  • Display: 6.44-inch (1080 x 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 408 ppi 20:9 Fluid AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Processor: Snapdragon 765G 7nm EUV Mobile Platform with Adreno 620 GPU
  • Dimensions: 158.3×73.3×8.2mm
  • Weight: 184g
  • 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 12GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage
  • Android 10 with OxygenOS 10.5
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Rear camera: 48MP rear camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.75 aperture, OIS + EIS Hybrid stabilization, 8MP 119° ultra-wide camera with f/2.25 aperture, 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture, 4K video at 30fps, 1080p slow motion at 240fps
  • Front camera: 32MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX616 sensor, f/2.45 aperture, EIS, secondary 8MP 105° ultra-wide camera with f/2.45 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type-C audio, Superlinear speaker
  • 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz) 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band) + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4115mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging (5V/6A)

OnePlus Nord CE vs OnePlus Nord comparision

Design

Image by OnePlus | OnePlus Nord CE 5G Smartphone

Talking about the design on front OnePlus Nord CE looks very similar to OnePlus 9R. It comes with single pinch hole camera on top left corner, flat display with little bezels. On back the Smartphone looks almost similar to OnePlus Nord with same vertical camera set-up and with very similar design and there is no OnePlus iconic alert slider on OnePlus Nord CE if you are looking for one.

Talking about the build, OnePlus definitely settled here, the new OnePlus Nord comes with plastic all over the phone with no Gorilla glass protection where the original Nord has it.

Its not bad though, OnePlus added Mattie finish to it to look and good but once it know its a plastic, it remains the same.

Image by OnePlus | OnePlus 9R Smartphone

Display

Oneplus nord smartphone
image of Oneplus smartphone

OnePlus Nord CE comes with a 6.43-inch super AMOLED display with a 90hz refresh rate compared to 6.44 inches on OnePlus plus Nord. The display resolution is the same as OnePlus Nord, OnePlus Nord CE comes with Full HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels).

Most of the similar Smartphones in this price range offer very similar display specifications, So it’s better for to OnePlus stick with the Nord display specifications, instead of downgrading it.

Processor

mobile CPU illustration
image illustrated by Ramesh Reddy | Mobile CPU

The major difference between OnePlus Nord CE and OnePlus Nord is the processor. OnePlus Nord comes with Snapdragon 765G 7nm EUV Mobile Platform with Adreno 620 GPU whereas OnePlus is having Snapdragon 750G with Adreno 619. Talking about the core specifications, Snapdragon 765G comes with 1x 2.4 GHz – Kryo 475 Prime (Cortex-A76)
1x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 475 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 475 Silver (Cortex-A55) whereas 750G comes with 2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 570 Gold (Cortex-A77)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 570 Silver (Cortex-A55).

750g is built on 8nm from Samsung while 765g is built on 7nm from time. Those are the key differences between Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G and Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G.

Talking about the performance, there is no noted difference between these two Smartphones unless you look with a bird’s eye. Everything on OnePlus Nord CE is smoother and fast just like OnePlus Nord. If you are into numbers, I have listed out geek bench scores of both OnePlus Nord CE and OnePlus Nord.

image Snapdragon 765 vs 750
image souce: Nanoreviews | Snapdragon 765 vs 750

Camera

Oneplus nord smartphone in blue color
oneplus nord smartphone in blue colour

OnePlus upgrades camera numbers on OnePlus Nord CE. Original OnePlus Nord comes with 48MP rear camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.75 aperture, OIS + EIS Hybrid stabilization, 8MP 119° ultra-wide camera with f/2.25 aperture, 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture while newer OnePlus Nord CE comes with 64MP rear camera along with two additional cameras.

On paper, OnePlus Nord CE gets an upgrade from 48 MP to 64MP. But on the front OnePlus, it is downgraded to 16 MP from 32 MP on OnePlus Nord.

The cameras on OnePlus Nord are average. Once the OnePlus Nord CE is out, we will talk more about the camera performance and look at how OnePlus Nord performs against OnePlus Nord CE 5G in terms of camera.

Battery

Battery illustration
battery illustration

OnePlus Nord CE gets slightly more Battery upgrade. It sports a 4500 mah battery compared to 4115mAh Battery on OnePlus Nord. The charging speed is going to be the same as OnePlus Nord ( 30T Fast Charging (5V/6A).

Headphones jack

Oneplus nord CE 5G headphone jack
OnePlus nord ce 5G

OnePlus is bringing back the headphone jack on OnePlus Nord CE. It is anticipated because not everyone is part of the Wireless ecosystem at this price. The Original OnePlus Nord lacks a headphone jack.

5G

Both the Smartphone is compatible with 5G in India. OnePlus Nord originally only supports the n78 band in India. And the new OnePlus Nord CE also has only one 5G band similar to older Nord.

Conclusion

Overall if you are looking for a OnePlus Smartphone under 25000 rupees in India you get original OnePlus nord, if you are looking for even more affordable price OnePlus Nord CE is also a good one to pick. But keep in mind there are several cost cuttings like gorilla glass protection, no alert slider, plastic built and more on the OnePlus Nord CE.

Pricing

OnePlus Nord launched in India for 24,999/-. The new OnePlus Nord CE rumoured to be lower than OnePlus Nord will be available on Amazon.in

Buy Oneplus Nord

Buy Oneplus Nord CE 5G

OnePlus Nord launched in India for the price starting around 22,999/-. The Smartphone is available on Amazon.in. OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes in Blue Void with a matte finish, Charcoal Ink with a glossy finish, and Silver Ray which reflects light for a gradient effect.

Does OnePlus Nord CE support 5G?

Yes, Oneplus Nord CE supports 5G ( Only one band n78)

What is the difference between Oneplus Nord and Oneplus Nord CE?

You will notice Oneplus Nord CE looks a lot like Oneplus 9r. Oneplus Nord CE comes with better performrnce, Better camera and with a headphone jack.

Which one is best ? Oneplus nord CE or Oneplus Nord?

Honestly Oneplus Nord CE, It comes with better design, Bestter camera and better battery life.

Is OnePlus Nord CE 5G good for gaming?

Yes, Oneplus nord CE 5G is good for medium core gaming. It can handle games like PUBG at high resolution.

What is the price of OnePlus Nord CE 5G?

OnePlus Nord launched in India for the price starting around 22,999/-

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