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OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G smartphone review: 120 Hz screen and 3 years of updates at a budget price

Affordable all-rounder? OnePlus continues to expand its budget smartphone lineup. The latest addition is the Nord 2 CE Lite 5G, which aims to assert itself against the strong mid-range competition with an attractive price, solid SoC power and good features. We put it to the test.

Three criteria are particularly important for smartphone buyers: the display, the camera and the battery life. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G aims to win over buyers in all three aspects in the mid-range cell phone category. The 6.59-inch smartphone has an IPS screen with 120 Hz, a 64 MP main camera with electronic image stabilization, and a 5000 mAh battery which is recharged via a 33-watt fast-charging power adapter.

The "CE" in the product name stands for "Core Edition", which means that the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G focuses on good mid-range equipment at an affordable price. The non-core elements, on the other hand, are cut in order to keep costs low. For example, there is a plastic chassis instead of a glass back cover and mono instead of stereo sound.

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G, available for a RRP of around US$300, is the slimmed-down version of the Nord CE 2 5G, which is officially only US$50 more expensive. The review sample does without the AMOLED screen of the MediaTek Dimensity 900-powered sister model and uses the somewhat slower Snapdragon 695 5G.

Read on to find out whether all this is sufficient against the in-house competition and other mid-range rivals.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G (Nord Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G 8 x 1.7 - 2.2 GHz, Kryo 660 Gold (Cortex-A77) / Silver (Cortex-A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
6.59 inch 20:9, 2412 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 128GB, 104.1 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm headset jack, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Electronic compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, USB OTG, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1/2/4/5/6/8/19), 4G (Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/26/28/38/39/40/41/66), 5G (Band 1/3/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41/66/77/78), Head SAR 0.987 W/kg, Body SAR 1.251 W/kg, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 164.3 x 75.6 ( = 0.33 x 6.47 x 2.98 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion, 33W charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix Triple: 64MP (f/1.7, 1.4µm, PDAF, EIS, 6x digital zoom) + 2MP depth sensor (f/2.4) + 2MP macro camera (f/2.4); videos up to [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.0, 1.0µm, Sony IMX471; videos up to [email protected]
Additional features
Speakers: single, Keyboard: virtual, 33W power adapter, USB Type-C cable, Phone case, Screen protector (pre-applied), SIM tray ejector, Quick start guide, Safety information and warranty card, OxygenOS 12.1, 24 Months Warranty, DRM WideVine L1, Camera2 API Level 3, supported Bluetooth codecs: aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, AAC, SBC, LHDC, fanless
Weight
195 g ( = 6.88 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
300 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
80.8 %
07/2022
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
195 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.59"2412x1080
81.7 %
07/2022
Motorola Moto G82 5G
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
173 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.60"2400x1080
84.1 %
03/2022
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4
173 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.43"2400x1080
82.4 %
07/2022
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
173 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.43"2400x1080
80.5 %
03/2022
realme 9 Pro
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
195 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2412x1080
83.2 %
06/2022
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4
186 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.40"2400x1080

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G is not too light at a weight of 195 grams, but it scores with even gaps, solid build quality and feels good in the hands thanks to its rounded back cover.

The back dents slightly under strong pressure, but the 6.59-incher is a sturdy smartphone overall. Under testing, the OnePlus proved to be largely resistant to all twisting attempts and did not respond with creaking or any other kind of noise. IP certification is absent.

OnePlus offers the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G in the matte color variants Black Dusk and Blue Tide. Both make the back cover largely fingerprint resistant. If you prefer a more eye-catching color, you can opt for the turquoise blue version. Depending on the viewing angle, the back cover of the Blue Tide occasionally has a stronger hue, while at other times it appears more pastel-colored, which looks pretty sleek.

The back is brighter at the level of the camera unit and, unlike the rest of the smooth back cover area, has a slightly rubberized surface that offers more grip. If you need even more grip, you can make use of the included transparent protective cover. However, the smartphone still wobbles slightly on flat surfaces due to the camera unit protruding a few millimeters from the back.

Without the protective cover, you'll notice that the camera unit has sharp edges and thus does not feel particularly high-quality. The same applies to the factory-fitted screen protector on the IPS panel with its recess for the punchhole selfie camera. The edge of the protective film can be clearly felt and slows down finger movement, for example, when swiping down from the top edge of the screen to open the quick settings.

Unlike the Nord CE 2 5G (Gorilla Glass 5), OnePlus does not provide any information about the screen's protection class. The fingerprint sensor is located in the power button.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G

Size Comparison

164.3 mm / 6.47 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs164.3 mm / 6.47 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs160.9 mm / 6.33 inch 74.5 mm / 2.93 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 173 g0.3814 lbs159.7 mm / 6.29 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 186 g0.4101 lbs159.85 mm / 6.29 inch 73.17 mm / 2.88 inch 7.49 mm / 0.2949 inch 173 g0.3814 lbs160 mm / 6.3 inch 73 mm / 2.87 inch 7 mm / 0.2756 inch 173 g0.3814 lbs

Equipment - 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage

In the EU region, OnePlus only offers the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Lite in one storage variant (6 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128 GB UFS 2.2 storage) which officially costs EUR 299 (around US$300). More options are offered in the Asia-Pacific region, where the phone is also offered in an 8/128 GB variant, for example in India and Malaysia.

The internal storage of the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Lite can be expanded via a micro-SD card, which can be up to 1 TB in size. Around 104 GB of the 128 GB in our review sample was available upon running it up for the first time.

The USB-C port of the OnePlus smartphone works at USB 2.0 speed and also supports peripheral devices and external storage media via USB OTG. A 3.5 mm jack and a mono speaker are also included.

Other features include Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, a dual-SIM slot and the option of mirroring screen content via Miracast. However, an Always On display and a notification LED are not available.

Left: Dual SIM/microSD slot
Left: Dual SIM/microSD slot
Right: power button with fingerprint sensor
Right: power button with fingerprint sensor
Head side: microphone
Head side: microphone
Bottom: 3.5 mm jack, microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker
Bottom: 3.5 mm jack, microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker

microSD Card Reader

The microSD card reader of the OnePlus achieves good read and write rates with our Angelbird AV Pro V60 reference card. The copy performance also gives us nothing to complain about.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
59.21 MB/s ∼100% +105%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
36.46 MB/s ∼62% +26%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
31.6 MB/s ∼53% +9%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
29.6 MB/s ∼50% +2%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
28.9 MB/s ∼49%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Angelbird V60)
27.5 MB/s ∼46% -5%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø36.2 (29.8-46.8)
Motorola Moto G82 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø33.1 (23.8-41.8)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø39.1 (25.1-49.3)
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø36.2 (29.1-43.4)
realme 9 Pro Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø37 (24.8-48)
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø43.7 (29-56.7)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76.1 (42.7-84.9)
Motorola Moto G82 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76.2 (38-84.1)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø78 (32.1-84.2)
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø68.1 (26-80.3)
realme 9 Pro Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø37.9 (17.6-80.6)
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø83.8 (43.5-112.8)

Software - Even Android 14 should also function on the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G

OnePlus equips the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G with Android 12 and its user interface OxygenOS 12.1. Alongside the Google apps, there are some OnePlus apps such as a file browser or a clone tool. Third-party apps are limited to Netflix and TikTok, both of which can be uninstalled. Because the OnePlus smartphone supports DRM Widevine L1, it can also play streams in HD quality.

OnePlus promises two Android updates and security updates for three years for the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G. So this means that Android 14 should be able to run on the smartphone. However, this is not guaranteed for the sister model Nord CE 2 5G because it only ships with OxygenOS 11, based on Android 11.

At the time of review (end of July 2022), the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G received an update consisting of Android security patches dating from June 5, 2022.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G

Communication & GNSS - WiFi 5 and good GPS

Possessing only 13 5G radio frequencies, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G is not a globetrotter, but it hardly should have any reception issues, at least in the EU region.

The smartphone uses Wi-Fi 5 in local networks. It achieves good and very stable Wi-Fi transmission rates of around 350 MBit/s in both the send and receive directions when connected to our reference router (Asus ROG AXE11000). The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is not much faster, although it does have a Wi-Fi 6-capable modem, the potential of which is hardly exploited.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=93, last 2 years)
633 MBit/s ∼100% +80%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
417 (349min - 444max) MBit/s ∼66% +18%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
352 (339min - 360max) MBit/s ∼56%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
343 (337min - 348max) MBit/s ∼54% -3%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
342 (321min - 351max) MBit/s ∼54% -3%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
340 (323min - 349max) MBit/s ∼54% -3%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
333 (320min - 345max) MBit/s ∼53% -5%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=94, last 2 years)
669 MBit/s ∼100% +84%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
498 (463min - 510max) MBit/s ∼74% +37%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
364 (349min - 382max) MBit/s ∼54% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
363 (354min - 376max) MBit/s ∼54%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
358 (339min - 370max) MBit/s ∼54% -1%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
354 (185min - 367max) MBit/s ∼53% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
268 (133min - 280max) MBit/s ∼40% -26%
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; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø352 (339-360)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø363 (354-376)
GPS signal strength indoors
GPS signal strength indoors
GPS bands
GPS bands

For localization, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G uses satellite navigation systems ranging from GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou to QZSS. Accuracy is up to three meters both indoors and outdoors.

Our real-word test revealed that the smartphone provides its apps with precise localization data. The Nord CE 2 Lite 5G recorded the route of our 4-kilometer bike tour almost as accurately as the Garmin Venu 2 professional navigation device.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G: Overview
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G: Overview
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G: Bridge
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G: Bridge
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G: Loop
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G: Loop
Garmin Venu 2: Overview
Garmin Venu 2: Overview
Garmin Venu 2: Bridge
Garmin Venu 2: Bridge
Garmin Venu 2: Loop
Garmin Venu 2: Loop

Telephony & Voice Quality - Dual SIM with WLAN calling and VoLTE

The OnePlus offers true dual-SIM. In addition to two nano-SIM cards, the smartphone also accommodates a micro-SD card. WLAN calling and VoLTE are supported.

The Nord CE 2 Lite 5G offers good voice quality. When held to the ear and in hands-free mode, the caller can be understood perfectly. Loud ambient noise is suppressed quite reliably.

Cameras - 64 MP sensor, but no wide-angle camera

Photo with the selfie camera
Photo with the selfie camera

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G uses almost the same camera setup as the Nord CE 2 5G. It is even identical on the front.

The selfie camera has a resolution of 16 MP, uses Sony's IMX471 as the camera sensor, and takes decent photos in good lighting conditions. Like the main camera, the selfie camera is able to record videos at up to 1080p at 30 frames per second.

Unlike the Nord CE 2 5G, there is no ultra-wide-angle camera on the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G. Instead, a 2 MP bokeh camera is on board. On the other hand, the 64 MP main camera - with electronic image stabilization and a 2 MP camera that takes macro pictures up to a distance of 4 centimeters - is the same as in the Nord CE 2 5G.

The pictures taken with the main camera are impressive in daylight. They score with good dynamics, coherent colors and display many details. However, the image sharpness decreases somewhat towards the edges. Due to the lack of a telephoto lens, the user has to make do with a digital 6x zoom, which still delivers decent results even at maximum magnification.

In contrast, the main camera does not succeed very well in night pictures. The night mode brightens the subjects a bit, but cannot prevent blurry and noisy pictures.

Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Daylight shot 1Daylight shot 2Low light shot

Under controlled lighting conditions, the main camera can reproduce grayscale quite accurately. The precision of colors is not quite as high at a maximum Delta-E of 16.3. At 1 lux residual light, almost nothing can be seen of the otherwise sharply reproduced test chart.

ColorChecker
16.2 ∆E
9 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
10 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
12 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
7 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
1.4 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
ColorChecker OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G: 9.49 ∆E min: 1.36 - max: 16.34 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.4 ∆E
54.3 ∆E
39.3 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
44.9 ∆E
62.5 ∆E
53.8 ∆E
34.5 ∆E
43.1 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
64.7 ∆E
64.5 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
48.6 ∆E
37.2 ∆E
76.4 ∆E
43.5 ∆E
43.4 ∆E
93 ∆E
71.1 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37.1 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
14 ∆E
ColorChecker OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G: 46.93 ∆E min: 14.02 - max: 92.95 ∆E

Accessories & Warranty - 33-watt power supply included

The scope of delivery of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G includes a 33-watt power supply, a red USB 2.0 cable (type C to A), a transparent protective cover, a SIM tool as well as a quick-start guide, a welcome card and a booklet with safety instructions. Accessories such as headphones and protective cases are available in OnePlus' web store.

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G comes with a 24-month warranty in Germany. This may differ at your location, so be sure to check with your supplier before purchasing.

Input Devices & Operation - Responsive 120 Hz display

The 6.59-inch display of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G implements inputs quickly and precisely. Thanks to the factory default refresh rate of 120 Hz, image changes and scrolling through websites and menus are very smooth. Alternatively, you can switch to 60 Hz.

The fingerprint sensor in the power button responds very quickly and works reliably. The smartphone is unlocked almost without delay when the finger is placed on it. Authentication via the not quite-as-secure 2D face recognition takes a little longer because you have to turn on the screen first.

This can be shortened by enabling the "Lift to wake" option in the "System settings" under "Gestures and movements". The screen then turns on as soon as you lift the smartphone and the face recognition can be used right away. The screen can also be automatically brightened in low-light conditions in order to increase the hit rate.

Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode

Display - IPS panel up to 600 nits

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

OnePlus supplies the North CE 2 Lite 5G with a 2412x1080 IPS display. The extended Full HD resolution is standard in this price range.

The IPS display is almost a step backwards, since similarly priced mid-range smartphones with comparable features, such as Motorola's Moto G82 5G or Samsung's Galaxy A33 5G, already offer an AMOLED display.

At an average of 581 cd/m², the OnePlus' fairly evenly illuminated IPS screen has good brightness and scores with its high-contrast display. We were able to elicit a maximum brightness of 603 cd/m² from the screen (APL18 measurement).

Sensitive users are well served with the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G because the IPS display does not require PWM for brightness control.

553
cd/m²
556
cd/m²
542
cd/m²
555
cd/m²
590
cd/m²
555
cd/m²
565
cd/m²
580
cd/m²
550
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 590 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 560.7 cd/m² Minimum: 1.35 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 590 cd/m²
Contrast: 1553:1 (Black: 0.38 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.15 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3
ΔE Greyscale 7.1 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
98.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.143
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
IPS, 2412x1080, 6.59
Motorola Moto G82 5G
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.60
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
realme 9 Pro
IPS, 2412x1080, 6.60
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
Screen
21%
20%
29%
-0%
45%
Brightness middle
590
635
8%
601
2%
602
2%
541
-8%
693
17%
Brightness
561
640
14%
596
6%
599
7%
541
-4%
695
24%
Brightness Distribution
92
96
4%
98
7%
96
4%
96
4%
98
7%
Black Level *
0.38
0.44
-16%
Contrast
1553
1230
-21%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.15
2.96
43%
3.35
35%
2
61%
4.42
14%
1.3
75%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
10.35
7.63
26%
6.72
35%
5.2
50%
8.77
15%
3.5
66%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
7.1
4.8
32%
4.6
35%
3.7
48%
6
15%
1.3
82%
Gamma
2.143 103%
2.214 99%
2.363 93%
2.26 97%
2.074 106%
2.14 103%
CCT
8540 76%
6970 93%
7372 88%
6996 93%
8049 81%
6530 100%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19657 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Series of measurements with a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

Two picture modes can be selected in the display settings: "Vivid" (preset) and "Nature". However, neither of them are able to reproduce precise colors.

The "Nature" mode is the most accurate with delta E values of 7.1 for grayscale and 5.15 for colors, but it still far from the ideal values. In addition, the color temperature of 8540 K is clearly too high, which makes the display appear bluish. Overall, the display quality is average at best.

Color fidelity (Color mode: Nature)
Color fidelity (Color mode: Nature)
Grayscale (Color mode: Nature)
Grayscale (Color mode: Nature)
Color saturation (Color mode: Nature)
Color saturation (Color mode: Nature)
Color space (Color mode: Nature, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (Color mode: Nature, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (Color mode: Nature, target color space: AdobeRGB)
Color space (Color mode: Nature, target color space: AdobeRGB)
Color space (Color mode: Nature, target color space: DCI-P3)
Color space (Color mode: Nature, target color space: DCI-P3)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
12 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 21 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
27 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 25 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.2 ms).

The OnePlus can be used well outdoors as long as direct sunlight is avoided. As is typical for IPS, viewing angles are very good, even from extreme angles. The display brightness can decrease slightly from time to time, but this does not affect content legibility. 

Outdoor use (in the evening sun)
Outdoor use (in the evening sun)
Outdoor use (in the shade)
Outdoor use (in the shade)

Performance - Mid-range power with the Snapdragon 695 5G

The Snapdragon 695 5G is a fast mid-range SoC in OnePlus' Nord CE 2 Lite 5G. The eight-core processor with its Adreno 619 graphics unit is also used in many competing smartphones, including the Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G, Motorola's Moto G82 5G and the realme 9 Pro.

The power of the Snapdragon 695 5G is sufficient for most apps without restrictions. The Samsung Galaxy A33 5G with its Exynos 1280 and the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G (MediaTek Dimensity 900) are a little faster. However, this minor performance is unlikely to be noticeable in everyday use.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
747 Points ∼100% +9%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
737 Points ∼99% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=264, last 2 years)
728 Points ∼97% +6%
realme 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
697 Points ∼93% +1%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
687 Points ∼92%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
685 Points ∼92% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (659 - 697, n=10)
681 Points ∼91% -1%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
671 Points ∼90% -2%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 5538, n=264, last 2 years)
2344 Points ∼100% +17%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
2182 Points ∼93% +9%
realme 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2016 Points ∼86% +1%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
2008 Points ∼86% +1%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1998 Points ∼85%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1946 Points ∼83% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1663 - 2038, n=10)
1909 Points ∼81% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1905 Points ∼81% -5%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1119358, n=140, last 2 years)
582270 Points ∼100% +46%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
432909 Points ∼74% +8%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
409358 Points ∼70% +2%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
399726 Points ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
398969 Points ∼69% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (379222 - 409358, n=7)
390941 Points ∼67% -2%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
379222 Points ∼65% -5%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
11077 Points ∼100% +18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=188, last 2 years)
10394 Points ∼94% +11%
realme 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
9585 Points ∼87% +2%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
9363 Points ∼85%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6897 - 10834, n=9)
9204 Points ∼83% -2%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
8055 Points ∼73% -14%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7843 Points ∼71% -16%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
7569 Points ∼68% -19%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=81, last 2 years)
779 Points ∼100% +31%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
593 Points ∼76%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
588 Points ∼75% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (552 - 604, n=7)
583 Points ∼75% -2%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
552 Points ∼71% -7%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (1223 - 8753, n=175, last 2 years)
4586 Points ∼100% +28%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
3932 Points ∼86% +9%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
3848 Points ∼84% +7%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3705 Points ∼81% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3535 - 3848, n=8)
3688 Points ∼80% +3%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3596 Points ∼78%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3477 Points ∼76% -3%
System
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=175, last 2 years)
8085 Points ∼100% +1%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
8059 Points ∼100% +1%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7986 Points ∼99% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7976 Points ∼99%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6969 - 8059, n=8)
7802 Points ∼96% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
7184 Points ∼89% -10%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
6854 Points ∼85% -14%
Memory
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
5383 Points ∼100% +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 9044, n=175, last 2 years)
5170 Points ∼96% +20%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4836 Points ∼90% +12%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
4684 Points ∼87% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (4092 - 4836, n=8)
4456 Points ∼83% +3%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4311 Points ∼80%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3829 Points ∼71% -11%
Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 26660, n=175, last 2 years)
8664 Points ∼100% +100%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
5104 Points ∼59% +18%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4423 Points ∼51% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (4295 - 4426, n=8)
4378 Points ∼51% +1%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4323 Points ∼50%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
4323 Points ∼50% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
3994 Points ∼46% -8%
Web
Average of class Smartphone
  (718 - 2392, n=175, last 2 years)
1410 Points ∼100% +25%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
1392 Points ∼99% +24%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
1334 Points ∼95% +19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1103 - 1334, n=8)
1213 Points ∼86% +8%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1125 Points ∼80%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1103 Points ∼78% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1041 Points ∼74% -7%
AImark - Score v2.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 286905, n=159, last 2 years)
53821 Points ∼100% +922%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 900, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
40983 Points ∼76% +678%
realme 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
5287 Points ∼10% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
5265 Points ∼10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (4924 - 5839, n=8)
5187 Points ∼10% -1%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
5034 Points ∼9% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4926 Points ∼9% -6%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4924 Points ∼9% -6%
3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
617 Points ∼100% +76%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
578 Points ∼94% +65%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
358 Points ∼58% +2%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
354 Points ∼57% +1%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
353 Points ∼57% +1%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
351 Points ∼57%
Wild Life Extreme
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
632 Points ∼100% +76%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
598 Points ∼95% +66%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
363 Points ∼57% +1%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
362 Points ∼57% +1%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
360 Points ∼57% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
360 Points ∼57%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2238 Points ∼100% +86%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2022 Points ∼90% +68%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1223 Points ∼55% +2%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1204 Points ∼54% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1201 Points ∼54%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1199 Points ∼54% 0%
Wild Life Score
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2262 Points ∼100% +88%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2037 Points ∼90% +69%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1211 Points ∼54% 0%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1209 Points ∼53% 0%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1209 Points ∼53% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1206 Points ∼53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2991 Points ∼100% +6%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2898 Points ∼97% +3%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2873 Points ∼96% +2%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2822 Points ∼94%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2594 Points ∼87% -8%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3984 Points ∼100% +47%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3911 Points ∼98% +44%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2736 Points ∼69% +1%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2711 Points ∼68% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2710 Points ∼68%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3627 Points ∼100% +33%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3514 Points ∼97% +29%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2770 Points ∼76% +1%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2734 Points ∼75%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2728 Points ∼75% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3561 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3529 Points ∼99% -1%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3520 Points ∼99% -1%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3511 Points ∼99% -1%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3273 Points ∼92% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3035 Points ∼85% -15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4028 Points ∼100% +35%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3922 Points ∼97% +32%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3001 Points ∼75% +1%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2986 Points ∼74% 0%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2980 Points ∼74% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2973 Points ∼74%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3874 Points ∼100% +26%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3683 Points ∼95% +19%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3104 Points ∼80% +1%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3086 Points ∼80%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3085 Points ∼80% 0%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3055 Points ∼79% -1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3415 Points ∼100% 0%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3411 Points ∼100% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3411 Points ∼100%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3349 Points ∼98% -2%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2837 Points ∼83% -17%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2833 Points ∼83% -17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5783 Points ∼100% +33%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5216 Points ∼90% +20%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4414 Points ∼76% +2%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4398 Points ∼76% +1%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4346 Points ∼75%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4316 Points ∼75% -1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4783 Points ∼100% +17%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4395 Points ∼92% +7%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4156 Points ∼87% +1%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4102 Points ∼86% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4096 Points ∼86%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4076 Points ∼85% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3647 Points ∼100% +25%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3592 Points ∼98% +23%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2973 Points ∼82% +2%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2959 Points ∼81% +1%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2930 Points ∼80% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2917 Points ∼80%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3998 Points ∼100% +42%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3885 Points ∼97% +38%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2837 Points ∼71% +1%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2823 Points ∼71% 0%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2817 Points ∼70% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2809 Points ∼70%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3481 Points ∼100% +3%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3410 Points ∼98% +1%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3370 Points ∼97%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3329 Points ∼96% -1%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2893 Points ∼83% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2842 Points ∼82% -16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5099 Points ∼100% +20%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4630 Points ∼91% +9%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4286 Points ∼84% +1%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4237 Points ∼83% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4234 Points ∼83%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4002 Points ∼78% -5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
6041 Points ∼100% +34%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5418 Points ∼90% +21%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4573 Points ∼76% +2%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4528 Points ∼75% +1%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4496 Points ∼74%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4277 Points ∼71% -5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3517 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3515 Points ∼100% 0%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3458 Points ∼98% -2%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3293 Points ∼94% -6%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3283 Points ∼93% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3069 Points ∼87% -13%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
78 fps ∼100% +30%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
60 fps ∼77% 0%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
60 fps ∼77% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
60 fps ∼77%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
60 fps ∼77% 0%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
60 fps ∼77% 0%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
97 fps ∼100% +4%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
95 fps ∼98% +2%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
95 fps ∼98% +2%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
95 fps ∼98% +2%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
93 fps ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
91 fps ∼94% -2%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
59 fps ∼100% +40%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
52 fps ∼88% +24%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
43 fps ∼73% +2%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
43 fps ∼73% +2%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
42 fps ∼71%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
41 fps ∼69% -2%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
68 fps ∼100% +45%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
62 fps ∼91% +32%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
60 fps ∼88% +28%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
48 fps ∼71% +2%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
48 fps ∼71% +2%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps ∼69%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
37 fps ∼100% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
37 fps ∼100% +23%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
31 fps ∼84% +3%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps ∼81%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
30 fps ∼81% 0%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps ∼78% -3%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
40 fps ∼100% +18%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
38 fps ∼95% +12%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps ∼88% +3%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
35 fps ∼88% +3%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps ∼88% +3%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps ∼85%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps ∼100% +24%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps ∼100% +24%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps ∼81% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps ∼81%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
17 fps ∼81% 0%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps ∼76% -6%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
24 fps ∼100% +26%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
23 fps ∼96% +21%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps ∼83% +5%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
20 fps ∼83% +5%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps ∼83% +5%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps ∼79%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps ∼100% +33%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
15 fps ∼94% +25%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps ∼75% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps ∼75%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
12 fps ∼75% 0%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps ∼75% 0%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
10 fps ∼100% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
10 fps ∼100% +23%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.1 fps ∼81%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.9 fps ∼79% -2%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
7.8 fps ∼78% -4%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.7 fps ∼77% -5%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
25 fps ∼100% +32%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
24 fps ∼96% +26%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps ∼76% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps ∼76%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
19 fps ∼76% 0%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
18 fps ∼72% -5%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
27 fps ∼100% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps ∼96% +18%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps ∼81%
realme 9 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps ∼78% -5%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
21 fps ∼78% -5%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps ∼78% -5%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=177, last 2 years)
71.6 Points ∼100% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G (Chrome)
66.011 Points ∼92% +3%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
64.165 Points ∼90%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (48.6 - 64.5, n=8)
57.8 Points ∼81% -10%
Motorola Moto G82 5G (Chrome 102)
56.647 Points ∼79% -12%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G (Chrome 99)
54.5 Points ∼76% -15%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G (Chrome 103)
48.664 Points ∼68% -24%
realme 9 Pro (Chrome 99)
48.6 Points ∼68% -24%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (12.5 - 375, n=166, last 2 years)
69 runs/min ∼100% +46%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G (Chrome 99)
52.3 runs/min ∼76% +11%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G (Chrome)
47.99 runs/min ∼70% +2%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
47.11 runs/min ∼68%
Motorola Moto G82 5G (Chome 102)
44.7 runs/min ∼65% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (38.7 - 47.1, n=7)
43.5 runs/min ∼63% -8%
realme 9 Pro (Chome 99)
41 runs/min ∼59% -13%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G (Chrome 103)
112 Points ∼100% +17%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=180, last 2 years)
100.8 Points ∼90% +5%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
96 Points ∼86%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (75 - 112, n=7)
91.9 Points ∼82% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G (Chrome 102.0.5005.99)
82 Points ∼73% -15%
Motorola Moto G82 5G (Chrome 102)
75 Points ∼67% -22%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G (Chrome 99)
69 Points ∼62% -28%
Octane V2 - Total Score
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G (Chrome 99)
28373 Points ∼100% +27%
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=190, last 2 years)
26483 Points ∼93% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G (Chrome 102.0.5005.99)
24521 Points ∼86% +10%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
22285 Points ∼79%
Motorola Moto G82 5G (Chrome 102)
21468 Points ∼76% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (17849 - 22938, n=7)
21279 Points ∼75% -5%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G (Chrome 103)
17849 Points ∼63% -20%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=187, last 2 years)
2676 ms * ∼100% -39%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G (Chrome 103)
2501.3 ms * ∼93% -30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (1923 - 2501, n=7)
2056 ms * ∼77% -7%
Motorola Moto G82 5G (Chrome 102)
2009.8 ms * ∼75% -5%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
1922.7 ms * ∼72%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G (Chrome)
1856.6 ms * ∼69% +3%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G (Chrome 99)
1727 ms * ∼65% +10%

* ... smaller is better

The UFS 2.2 storage of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G is not the fastest, which can be seen in the occasionally longer load times. Then again, other smartphones equipped with the Snapdragon 695 5G do not fare any better in terms of read/write performance.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5GMotorola Moto G82 5GOnePlus Nord CE 2 5GOppo Reno8 Lite 5Grealme 9 ProSamsung Galaxy A33 5GAverage 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-2%
65%
-7%
-29%
14%
9%
32%
Sequential Read 256KB
509.21
473.4
-7%
999
96%
498.54
-2%
494
-3%
512.84
1%
697 ?(303 - 999, n=29)
37%
990 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=254, last 2 years)
94%
Sequential Write 256KB
482.15
445.7
-8%
857
78%
438.49
-9%
105.3
-78%
487.66
1%
460 ?(105.3 - 857, n=29)
-5%
540 ?(11.9 - 1776, n=254, last 2 years)
12%
Random Read 4KB
179.02
180.8
1%
253.4
42%
155.32
-13%
148.3
-17%
216.48
21%
166.4 ?(89.3 - 253, n=29)
-7%
178.6 ?(13.5 - 390, n=254, last 2 years)
0%
Random Write 4KB
147.46
155.5
5%
212.9
44%
143.54
-3%
120.4
-18%
194.12
32%
165.4 ?(113.8 - 213, n=29)
12%
177.6 ?(30.3 - 503, n=255, last 2 years)
20%

Gaming - Potential of 120 Hz screen remains untapped

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G is unable to fully exploit its 120 Hz screen in games. Although the Snapdragon 695 5G and its Adreno 619 graphics chip are certainly good for higher frame rates, our test games Armajet and PUBG Mobile (setting: HD/high) remain limited to 30 fps each. The frame limit is probably set for energy-saving reasons, which is common in other smartphones.

Frame rates were determined with the Gamebench tool.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
051015202530Tooltip
; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø30 (29-31)
; PUBG Mobile; 2.1.0: Ø29.9 (26-31)

Emissions - Maximum power available at all times

Temperature

Under load, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G heats up to a maximum of 42.1 °C and thus falls in an absolutely harmless thermal range. However, the smartphone may become uncomfortably hot in the hand on particularly hot days.

Internally, the Snapdragon 695 5G runs stably and without significant performance losses even under constant load.  

Max. Load
 41.2 °C
106 F
37.2 °C
99 F
33.7 °C
93 F
 
 40.9 °C
106 F
37.9 °C
100 F
34.1 °C
93 F
 
 40.4 °C
105 F
36.6 °C
98 F
34.4 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 41.2 °C = 106 F
Average: 37.4 °C = 99 F
34.7 °C
94 F
37.2 °C
99 F
40 °C
104 F
35.2 °C
95 F
37.5 °C
100 F
42.1 °C
108 F
34.8 °C
95 F
37.9 °C
100 F
41.7 °C
107 F
Maximum: 42.1 °C = 108 F
Average: 37.9 °C = 100 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.3 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.4 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41.2 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 42.1 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.9 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.6 % ∼100%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.5 % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.5 % ∼100% 0%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.5 % ∼100% 0%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.4 % ∼100% 0%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.3 % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.3 % ∼100% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.1 % ∼100%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.1 % ∼100% 0%
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.1 % ∼100% 0%
012345678910111213Tooltip
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø2.15 (2.14-2.16)
Motorola Moto G82 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø2.16 (2.16-2.18)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.8.1: Ø3.55 (3.54-3.56)
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø2.17 (2.16-2.18)
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø3.77 (3.76-3.79)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.21 (7.21-7.23)
Motorola Moto G82 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.24 (7.23-7.27)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø12.2 (12.2-12.2)
Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.27 (7.25-7.29)
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø13.5 (13.4-13.5)

Speakers

The mono speaker of the OnePlus phone produces balanced mids and trebles, but a thin sound overall. But the sound quality is acceptable for the occasional playback of a video or music track. Voices are also conveyed well by the speaker.

Headsets and speakers can be connected to the 3.5 mm jack or paired wirelessly with the smartphone via Bluetooth 5.2. The Nord CE 2 Lite 5G supports Bluetooth codecs aptX, aptX HD, AAC, LDAC, LHDC and SBC.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2043.942.42534.535.83127.731.44028.530.15033.233.36326.328.68023.417.210022.519.712515.418.816014.629.220012.338.325013.346.631511.650.24007.555.550011.462.363015.26480014.767.3100011.870.612501271160010.37220009.369250010.868315014.762.5400014.370.2500014.970.363001567.8800015.467.61000016.861.51250016.167.6160001751.2SPL25.980.7N0.747.4median 14.6median 64Delta210.83939.824.429.720.425.718.325.830.73725.52423.924.518.123.92032.225.248.916.850.414.456.71756.611.858.612.962.714.660.213.665.212.271.313.676.513.877.313.477.913.478.813.477.313.58013.479.513.575.813.275.413.575.213.669.413.359.725.988.70.772.3median 13.5median 69.41.610.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseOnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5GSamsung Galaxy A33 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 52% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 36% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 70% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 7.1% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.1% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 32% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 57% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 57% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 35% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - Two days of continuous use pose no problem

Power Consumption

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G requires comparatively little power when idle and under load and is more energy-efficient overall than the Motorola Moto G82 5G, Oppo Reno8 Lite 5G and realme 9 Pro, which are also equipped with the Snapdragon 695 5G

Recharging takes place via the included 33-watt power adapter. A full recharge from completely empty to 100% took 1:13 hours under testing. An 80% fill level is reached after around 50 minutes. Wireless charging is not supported.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.8 / 1 / 1.4 Watt
Load midlight 2.4 / 4.6 Watt
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