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OnePlus Nord 2T: Once again, an important feature is missing

That hurts: The OnePlus Nord 2T omits a feature that other phone manufacturers have now integrated for good.
That hurts: The OnePlus Nord 2T omits a feature that other phone manufacturers have now integrated for good.
The OnePlus Nord 2T is a good budget high-end phone in itself, but one missing feature makes our head hurt with this phone.

It's quite odd: OnePlus had integrated a feature in earlier models, at least for testing purposes, which is really important for many users because using a smartphone can otherwise be really unpleasant under certain circumstances. In some recent models, however, this option is either hidden deep in the developer settings or no longer available at all.

We're talking about DC dimming, which can make the PWM flickering of an OLED display tolerable for sensitive users. Sure, there are downsides such as the possibility of an incorrect color reproduction, but users will accept that instead of getting a headache from the rapidly blinking display.

With the current OnePlus Nord 2T 5G, the manufacturer once again does without this feature that used to be found in OnePlus Lab, which allowed trying out experimental features. We have already asked OnePlus why this very useful option isn't available, but we haven't received an answer yet. We can, of course, assume that it is due to the merging of OnePlus' OxygenOS with Oppo's ColorOS, which hasn't been well received by fans anyway due to there being several bugs.

Even in OnePlus' forum, there are already users who have reported headaches when using newer phones.

This is really a shame, because OnePlus' latest high-end phone, the OnePlus Nord 2T, actually proves to be a good alternative to expensive high-end phones in our detailed review: Starting at 400 Euros (~$421), you get a bright AMOLED display, a fast SoC, and a high-quality case that is reminiscent of early OnePlus phones this time around.

Nevertheless, there are some weaknesses as well. For example, the SoC doesn't seem to be fully mature yet, and the benchmark results and Wi-Fi transfer rates are too low in some cases. Strong heat development is also an issue again.

Can we recommend the OnePlus Nord 2T despite all these hiccups? Read our detailed review that includes numerous benchmarks and other results to find out more.

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Florian Schmitt, 2022-06-25 (Update: 2022-06-25)