First Impressions of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G: It Looks Promising
One of the best mid-range phones on the market is the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G, which costs less than $2,000. It has good software, battery life, and good performance, making it good for people who want a good all-rounder. The phone also made our list of the best phones to buy for less than Rs. 25,000. In addition, OnePlus has now released the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G. This is a less powerful version of the Nord CE 2. Are there enough features, or has OnePlus gone a little too far with the cost-cutting? First, I had a chance to play around with the new Nord CE 2 Lite 5G.
A version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage costs in India from Rs. 19,999 to Rs. 20,999. The one with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage costs Rs. 21,999. All base models come in Black Dusk, but the higher-priced models come in Blue Tide only.
People know that the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G in blue is a Nord phone because of its color. If you move it around in the light, the color changes from blue to yellow. When you look at the area around the camera module, it has a rough, bumpy surface. If you don’t want to stand out, the Black Dusk version has the same matte finish as the OnePlus One.
Fingerprints didn’t get on the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G very often during my short time with it. In the box, there is still a clear case that is useful. If you sign up for the Red Cable Club, you’ll also get a membership card, a 33W SuperVOOC charger, and a red USB Type-C cable.
The 6.59-inch screen on the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G is big enough to see well. You can see a camera hole in the top left corner of it. It has a 16-megapixel selfie camera inside. This is an LCD screen with a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz to show things quickly. On the sides, the bezels on the screen are very small. The bezels on the top and bottom are a little bigger.
The phone is easy to hold because it has flat sides. A small groove on the phone’s right side has a fingerprint scanner. There is a groove that serves as a guide for your finger. They are on the left next to the SIM tray. You’ll only find a secondary microphone on the top. The USB Type-C port, the primary microphone, the speaker, and the 3.5mm headphone jack are all on the bottom of the phone.
It weighs 195g. The curved sides of the back panel make it look like it’s not very thick. Three cameras are on the back of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G. When you put the phone on a flat surface, it wobbles. This camera comes with a 64-megapixel primary camera with EIS, a 2-megapixel depth camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Here, you don’t get as wide a camera as you do on the Nord CE 2 5G.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC is in the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G, so it runs so well. Vivo T1 (Review), Moto G71 5G (Review), the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (Review), and the Realme 9 Pro (Review) are all phones that have this SoC. Because this phone has Bluetooth 5.2 and two Wi-Fi bands, and five 5G bands, you can use it to talk to people. A hybrid dual-SIM tray means that you’ll have to choose between a second SIM card and a microSD card if you want to add a third one.
Oxygen OS 12.1 runs on the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G. It is based on Android 12. The UI has many new features and ways to make it your own. There are many things I want to look into more in the full review so I will do that. When I took it home, I had the Android security patch for March 2022 on my phone or tablet. OnePlus says that the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G will get two major Android updates and three years of security updates. This should give it an advantage over the other phones.
If you try out the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G for a short time, you can say that it looks like it could be good. However, there is a lot of competition in this price range. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for the full review of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G soon!