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OnePlus is at it again with its entry range of phones, the Nord. The Nord CE 2 is the follow up to the Nord CE and builds on the success by adding some features not usually found at €349 euro. The Nord CE 2 is a 5G phone and comes with 8gb of RAM and 128GB of storage. Not only that, it has 65w SuperVOOC charging so charges in no time at all and even has a 3.5mm headphone jack (for some reason).


OnePlus Nord CE 2 | TheEffect.Net

OnePlus Nord CE 2 | TheEffect.Net

Software & Other Features

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 features a 4,500 mAh dual-cell battery with up to a day’s power in just 15 minutes – twice as fast as the original OnePlus Nord CE – and can take the device from 1-100% in 32 minutes. 65W SUPERVOOC (this is now what Dash/Warp charging is called as it’s part of the OPPO family).

Like all OnePlus devices, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 comes with intelligent software that reduces the time its battery spends at 100% when charging overnight to improve battery health and longevity. A 65W SUPERVOOC charging brick and a signature red USB-C cable are included in the OnePlus Nord CE 2’s box.

OnePlus are back with a MediaTek process and the Dimensity 900 octa-core chipset should be more than enough for most people’s use cases out there.

On the front of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 is a 6.43 inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate that makes everything from scrolling through social media feeds to gaming feel smoother, faster, and more responsive. Furthermore, the OnePlus Nord CE 2’s display is HDR10+ certified, allowing you to enjoy richer, deeper colors across supported platforms like Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video.

Smarter Cameras

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 boasts a rear 64 MP triple camera comprised of a 64 MP primary sensor, an 8 MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2 MP macro lens (this is kinda pointless now OnePlus). Portrait Mode is improved on the OnePlus Nord CE 2 with more accurate edge detection and the ability to adjust the level of software-produced depth of field when capturing a subject for greater creative control. Portrait Mode is supported on both the OnePlus Nord CE 2’s 64 MP rear camera and its 16 MP selfie camera.

Video capture on the OnePlus Nord CE 2 is taken even further with improved AI background lighting and color optimization that improves video quality when filming in low light, particularly in unevenly lit environments. This feature leverages dedicated video capturing algorithms that ensure exposure is more consistent in footage. In addition, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 allows you to record with both its front and rear cameras simultaneously with Dual-View Video, opening up a range of new creative opportunities when filming.


The OnePlus Nord CE 2 comes in Gray Mirror and Bahama Blue  and is just 7.8 mm thick – the OnePlus Nord CE 2 is even slimmer than the original OnePlus Nord CE and is OnePlus’ slimmest smartphone since the OnePlus 6T, yet it still packs a 4,500mAh battery.

The 3.5 mm headphone jack returns on the OnePlus Nord CE 2, allowing you to plug in your wired headphones and immediately begin listening to your favorite tracks. Moreover, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 has 2 SIM card slots and a microSD card slot that allows you to expand the device’s storage up to 1 TB.

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 comes pre-installed with the most optimized version of OxygenOS 11, complete with an improved dark mode, new one-handed usage features, and more. OxygenOS 12 will be available for the device in the second half of 2022. In total, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 will receive 2 years of Android version updates and 3 years of Android security patches.

Nord CE 2 Pricing and Availability

We’ll have our full review up soon, but until then, in Ireland, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 will go on sale on March 10, with pre-orders starting on March 3 at The 8gb / 128gb Model will retail for €349, which is a bargain.


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