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Oneplus nord ce 2 lite 5G review

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If you are still used to the high-end features of the previous series, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite would not make you surprise. OnePlus forces you to give up on the faster charging, AMOLED display, and camera performance to make the smartphone more widely available and reasonably priced. It would be wiser to take a look at other Nord offerings if you want to be a part of the OnePlus ecosystem. 

  • Better gaming performance
  • Bright display
  • 5000 mAh battery pack
  • Smooth 120Hz refresh rate
  • Stereo speakers not available
  • Entire camera performance
  • No HDR support and AMOLED display

Detailed Review of Oneplus nord ce 2 lite 5G


Overview of Oneplus nord ce 2 lite 5G

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G was released back in May. It has a 6.59-inch FullHD+ LCD display and a high refresh rate of 120Hz. When you first pick up the device, this would be the most obvious difference you would see. It does not support HDR content. Therefore, if you consume a lot of content, this would not be the right device for you. The 33W SuperVOOC charger, which is thankfully included with the device, can quickly recharge the excellent 5,000 mAh battery pack. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite is a budget-friendly device, and its chipset delivers the claimed energy efficiency.


Display of OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G

The 6.59-inch LCD screen on the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G has a Full HD+ resolution. The default setting for the color profile is vivid. It is also equipped with a high refresh rate of 120Hz. By lowering the refresh rate to the industry-standard 60Hz, you can also extend the life of the battery. Even in direct sunlight, the display has a good level of brightness. However, it is not recommended to watch videos outside for long periods. Doing so will have an adverse effect on the battery’s performance. The touch response is very quick. There is absolutely not much wrong with the quality of the display in this case.

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Design of OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G

The device has a similar front design to other Android smartphones in the market and it has a triple-camera setup on the back with a raised camera island. The sturdy plastic body of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite has a brushed metal texture to give it a premium appearance. A secondary noise-canceling microphone is located at the top of the device, and the Type-C port, speakers, and 3.5mm headphone jack are located at the bottom. The SIM card tray and volume rockers are located on the left side of the smartphone. On the right side of the device, the power button has a fingerprint scanner built in.


Camera of OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G

In decent daylight conditions, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G performs admirably as a point-and-shoot camera. However, if you zoom in, you would see that the images lack a lot of detail. Although the device has a 64MP camera mode, the pictures it produces are only slightly more detailed than those taken in the default picture mode. The outdoor photograph in the sample images reproduces colors vividly. The camera does maintain good color accuracy while dining out with friends at a nearby, well-lit restaurant. It still has trouble giving the specifics, though. The smartphone’s front-facing camera produces essentially identical results.


Battery and Performance of OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal UFS 2.2 storage, powers the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G. The phone functions well even under heavy loads, and we only noticed minor lags when pushing the device to its absolute limits. Due to the large RAM, games ran without lag, and you can confidently leave apps running in the background. Moreover, the RAM can virtually be increased by up to 5GB. No matter how easy the setup process is, you will be greeted by a few bloatware apps when the device is first turned on. We easily made it through the day and a little bit more on the second day thanks to the battery life, which is good. The 5,000 mAh battery pack will be fully charged in under an hour using the 33W SuperVOOC fast charger.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G is something a bit more than you would ever expect. By exploring this device, you would never say no to its real-time features and specifications.


Aspect Ratio20:9
Battery5000mAh (non-removable)
Storage128GB UFS2.2

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