If great camera performance isn’t at the top of your priority list, then OnePlus Nord 2T is one of the best options in the mid-range segment. At a starting price of $399, it delivers a solid value for money. The phone’s highlights include its display and battery life. Speaking of displaying quality, the phone has a 6.43-inch FHD screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Additionally, the gadget has a refresh rate of 90 Hz and supports HDR10+. Both the screen-to-body ratio of 85.7% and PPI density of 409 are impressive as well. It’s safe to say that you will enjoy watching videos and viewing pictures on this phone.
In comparison, things don’t look that good in the sound department. While it does feature stereo speakers, its quality could have been better. This may hurt your multimedia experience a bit. OnePlus Nord 2T misses out on a headphone jack. Much like the display, its battery life is awesome as well. It has a 4500 mAh battery which might seem to be on the smaller side on paper, but it isn’t in reality. The gadget lasts you around one and a half days on average use. Furthermore, it supports 80W fast charging, which is easily among the best in the segment, if not the best.
One of the multiple reasons why the OnePlus Nord 2T delivered in the battery department is its chipset. The MediaTek Dimensity 1300 is not only power efficient, but it also delivers a smooth performance. Mali-G77 MC9 GPU looks after the gaming needs of the phone. On the software side, the device runs the latest Android 12 with OxygenOS 12.1 on top. The company deserves praise for offering a clean Android experience. Coming to cameras, the overall performance is average. Only the main 50 MP wide-angle back camera turns in a decent performance. In addition to the aforementioned camera, the device has an 8 MP ultrawide, and 2 MP depth sensor camera on the back.
Selfie duties are handled by the 32 MP wide-angle camera. The phone can record videos up to 4K, for which OnePlus should be praised. This is because some rival phones at this price can only go up to 1080p. OnePlus Nord 2T has all the usual camera features and sensors that you expect to find in a mid-range device. In the communication department, the device has USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band Wi-Fi, and a Hotspot. The phone has a good build quality, is slim, and has a manageable weight. All this makes the device easy to handle and maneuver around.
However, it should be mentioned here that the back panel is super slippery. Therefore, make a rule to never use the phone without a case. For reference, the phone measures 6.26 by 2.88 by 0.32 inches and weighs 190 grams. For colors, you get to choose between Gray Shadow and Jade Fog. OnePlus Nord 2T doesn’t support an SD card, but at least it has 128 ROM. The base variant has 8 GB RAM with 128 GB ROM while the higher-priced variant has 12 GB of RAM with 256 GB of ROM. Connections are supported up to 5G, and it can handle up to two Nano-SIM cards.