The OnePlus Nord CE 5G struggled to defend itself in last week’s poll – it received upvotes and, most importantly, it edged out the original North by a decent margin. But the majority voted against.
The aim of the “Core Edition” device was to reduce the fat of the spec sheet and bring a price reduction that will make this mid-range one of the phones offering the best value for money. Was OnePlus successful?
Not quite, at first glance. The shadow of two Poco phones – the X3 Pro and the F3 – hung over the North CE. Other alternatives like Samsung’s Galaxy A52 5G (and associated F-series offerings) were also hinted at in the comments (although it should be noted that the 5G is more expensive than the North, while the A52 4G is less efficient).
Strengths of the OnePlus Nord CE 5G
The question is, what value do you place on this OxygenOS stock-ish interface? For some, this is a key selling point. And you’ll get two years of operating system updates, plus an additional one of security fixes. However, Samsung phones will get an extra year, while Xiaomi’s are expected to match the OnePlus.
Regardless, the Nord CE also packs a few niceties like a 3.5mm headphone jack and always-on display and exceptional battery life with fast charging (although the edge over the competition is not. not revolutionary).
If you’re still undecided, you can read our review for a detailed review of the phone. There are some things that can be changed, for example the processing of the camera image could be better. However, no software update will add the missing HDR10 + support to the display or a Gorilla Glass to protect it.
It looks like the OnePlus Nord CE 5G has failed its mission as a “midrange killer”. However, the original North turned out to be quite successful and if there is good news from these poll results, it is that more people voted in favor of the EC than the original North. The original North itself faced many skeptics at first.