The recent introduction of the OnePlus Nord CE 3 marks an exciting launch. This smartphone comes from the Chinese manufacturer and was unveiled alongside the OnePlus Nord 3 5G and the OnePlus Nord Buds 2R during the company’s Summer Launch event. It runs on a Snapdragon 782G SoC, and its display boasts a generous 6.7-inch fluid AMOLED screen with an impressive 120Hz refresh rate. The photographic capabilities of the OnePlus Nord CE 3 are anchored by a 50-megapixel lens in its triple camera setup. A notable feature is its 5,000mAh battery, complemented by rapid 80W SUPERVOOC charging support.
Once known for producing flagship killers exclusively, OnePlus has expanded its horizons by introducing an entire range of Nord phones. These cater to various budget brackets and user needs. The latest member of this lineup is the Nord CE 3 5G, which bears a resemblance to the Nord 3 launched a month ago.
However, to make the phone more affordable, certain compromises have been made in the specifications. The question arises: Is this phone a worthwhile investment? Let’s delve into the details to find out.
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OnePlus Nord CE 3 features and summary
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 showcases a generously sized 6.7-inch fluid AMOLED display equipped with an impressive 120Hz refresh rate for smooth visuals.
Beneath the surface, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 782G chipset, an enhanced version of the Snapdragon 778G. This translates to a commendable AnTuTu benchmark score of approximately 650,000, a solid achievement for a mid-range smartphone. This score, combined with the exceptional optimization of OxygenOS, ensures that the phone delivers a performance in everyday tasks that’s practically on par with flagship devices.
However, it’s a slightly different story when it comes to gaming performance. When you push the graphics settings on games like BGMI, it becomes apparent that this device belongs to the mid-range category. The highest frame rate (available with the Extreme graphic setting) is restricted to the lowest graphics quality.
The Chinese manufacturer’s smartphone features a triple-camera setup, with a prominent 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 sensor leading the way, accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. Positioned on the top-left side of the rear panel, these three cameras reside within two circular modules. Adjacent to the lenses is an LED Flash, while the centre of the back panel proudly carries the OnePlus logo.
Powering the OnePlus Nord CE 3 is a substantial 5,000mAh battery with impressive 80W SuperVOOC charging capabilities. This functionality allows users to achieve a full charge in a mere 15 minutes, as stated by the company.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 price in Nigeria
At the Summer Launch event on July 5, OnePlus introduced the Nord CE 3, which starts at a price of ₹26,999 (₦269,990). The company offers the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model at ₹26,999 (₦269,990), while the 12GB RAM + 256GB variant is priced at ₹28,999 (₦289,990).
OnePlus Nord CE 3 full specifications
|GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|LAUNCH||Announced: 2023, July 05|
|Status: Available. Released 2023, August 05|
|BODY||Dimensions: 162.7 x 75.5 x 8.2 mm|
|Weight: 184 g (6.49 oz)|
|SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type: Fluid AMOLED, 1B colours, 120Hz, HDR10+|
|Size: 6.7 inches, 108.0 cm2|
|Resolution: 1080 x 2412 pixels|
|PLATFORM||OS: Android 13, OxygenOS 13.1|
|Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G (6 nm)|
|GPU: Adreno 642L|
|MEMORY||Card slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Internal: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Triple Camera:|
|50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide)|
|8 MP, f/2.2, 112˚ (ultrawide)|
|2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)|
|Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single Camera:|
|16 MP, f/2.4, 24mm (wide)|
|Video: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS|
|SOUND||Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers|
|3.5mm jack: No|
|COMMS||WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band|
|Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive|
|Positioning: GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS|
|Infrared port: Yes|
|USB: USB Type-C 2.0|
|FEATURES||Sensors: Fingerprint (under the display, optical),|
|accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass,|
|BATTERY||Type: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging: 80W wired, 1-61% in 15 min (advertised)|
|MISC||Colours: Aqua Surge, Gray Shimmer|
|Price: ₹ 26,999 (₦269,990)|