OnePlus maintains its reputation by releasing the OnePlus Nord CE 2 lite phone, now available in the market. It’s been two years since the OnePlus Nord phones set a slightly higher bar in the segment, and the trend continues. The excellent software of OnePlus phones contributed to its popularity, and the new phone is a worthy addition in the lower mid-range. Usually, the phone makers keep improving the features of a successful line of smartphones by releasing more recent versions at close intervals. It happened for the OnePlus Nord CE 2 lite 5G, which was released soon after the Nord CE2 5G. To gather more insights about the phone, keep reading this OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G review that focuses on the lite variant.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G review
The distinctive Blue Tide color of the smartphone makes it easily identifiable among other smartphones. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 lite 5G has an improved design than its predecessor, and the display differs. The new phone has a plastic frame, back panel, and a large 6.59-inch LED panel capable of HD+ resolution display with a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz.
The side bezels are slim, but the chin is thicker. The textured finish of the back panel near the camera module diffuses the color with a yellow tinge. The fingerprint scanner is easy to access. The volume control buttons are on the opposite side beside the SIM tray. The 3.5 mm headphone jack is on the bottom, along with a USB-C port and a speaker.
The OnePlus Nord CE2 5G chipset is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G seen in other phones in the same price range. The phone supports Bluetooth 5.2, 4G volte, dual-band Wi-Fi AC, five 5G bands, and a 6-satellite navigation system. It has an IP 68 rating for water and dust resistance. The phone has an Adreno 619 GPU, 128 GB storage with RAM options of 6GB and 8 GB supported by a 5,000 mAh battery.
The camera module comprises three cameras on the backside. In the front is one 16MP camera. Besides the primary One Plus Nord CE camera of 64 MP, there is a 2MP depth camera and a 2MP macro camera. The primary camera has a maximum resolution of 1080p but cannot record 4K videos.
With moderate usage, like making calls, texting, social media browsing, and clicking photos, the battery of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 lite can last throughout the day on a single charge. However, when playing games and recording videos, the battery exhausts faster.
Endorsing the satisfactory performance of the phone would be the right way to conclude this OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G review.