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OnePlus Nord CE3

Specifications

OnePlus Nord CE3
OnePlus Nord CE3 (Nord CE 3 Series)
Processor
unknown
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
, or 12GB
Display
6.70 inch 20:9, 2412 x 1080 pixel 394 PPI, OLED, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
128GB / 256GB
Connections
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2, GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 162.7 x 75.5 ( = 0.32 x 6.41 x 2.97 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.8, 24mm) + 8MP (f/2.2, 1/4", 1.12µm) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.4, 24mm
Additional features
Keyboard: OnScreen
Weight
184 g ( = 6.49 oz / 0.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the OnePlus Nord CE3

OnePlus Nord CE3 hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
The OnePlus Nord CE3 is a good mid-range smartphone that impresses with its display performance, smooth and responsive UI, stereo speaker sound, and good main camera quality. The incredibly fast charging is also a fantastic selling point for those who find themselves charging their phone often. The less impressive aspects include the lackluster graphics performance, missing alert slider, unstabilized 4K video, and substandard image quality from all but the main camera. At a starting price of INR 26,999 ($325), the Nord CE3 is a decent value, certainly better than the Nord 3, which simply does not justify its higher price (INR 33,999). As long as you aren't focused on gaming, the Nord CE3 should be a good purchase for most users and is the best overall option among the three new 2023 Nord phones.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/14/2023
78% OnePlus Nord CE3 Review: A Solid Performer for Everyday Use
Source: Tech PP English
Similarly, if you want a good-looking phone, the Motorola Edge 40, with its leatherette back, is perhaps the best option in the lot. It even offers a 144Hz refresh rate display, is IP68 rated, and provides a near-stock Android experience, all for just Rs 29,999. Another alternative to the search Nord CE3 is the iQOO Neo 7, which starts at Rs 27,999 and brings a faster MediaTek Dimensity 8299 chipset that can handle games (among other things) better than the search Nord CE3.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2023
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80%
80% OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G review: Should you ignore the pricier Nord 3?
Source: The Indian Express English
All in all, the Nord CE 3 5G is a stunning deal that gives you a lot of bang for your buck. It’s positioned below the now-crowded Rs 30,000 price point but doesn’t skimp on anything important. It also looks and snaps just like the Rs 34K OnePlus Nord 3, except with a more wallet-friendly processor. That’s not an issue in the slightest, though, if you don’t game on your phone because it’s impossible to tell the difference in everyday use. Even the battery size and charging speeds are identical. But if you’re obsessed with performance, then you might want to check out the Poco F5, which features a near-flagship chip called the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2. Or if you prefer a metal body and water resistance, then the Moto Edge 40 might be your cup of tea.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G review: Core-edition phone laden with useful features
Source: Business Standard English
The Nord CE 3 5G is a core-edition smartphone packed with essential OnePlus features. While it may not include everything OnePlus is known for, such as the alert slider, it certainly does not compromise on its core experiences. With a large and smooth refresh rate display, feature-rich imaging capabilities, reliable performance, and impressive battery life, the Nord CE 3 5G excels in all the essential aspects. One of its key strengths is the relatively clutter-free OnePlus OxygenOS 13.1 interface, which is based on the latest Android 13. This provides a seamless and user-friendly experience. As a result, the Nord CE 3 5G emerges as a compelling choice in the competitive midrange smartphone segment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2023
70% OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G Review: Well-balanced mid-ranger, but nothing extraordinary
Source: Think Digit English
After spending a week with the OnePlus Nord CE3 5G, I can confidently say that the phone is a well-rounded mid-ranger that ticks many boxes. It has excellent battery life, super fast charging, good performance, an impressive primary camera, and an immersive display. However, the OnePlus Nord CE3 5G never once completely floored me with its performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70%
80% OnePlus Nord CE 3 review: Well-built 5G phone for the masses
Source: India Today English
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 is a big upgrade over its predecessor in almost all departments with just a few areas for improvement. After using the OnePlus device for around a week, I think the new OnePlus phone is capable of delivering smooth performance, reliable battery life, exceptionally fast charging, and social-media-worthy camera performance. There's little to complain about this new phone from OnePlus. Overall, it is safe to say that the OnePlus Nord CE 3 is surely one of the best you will find in the under Rs 30,000 price bracket in India right now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
OnePlus Nord CE3 5G Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
The OnePlus Nord CE3 5G has been significantly improved compared to its predecessor, the major upgrades are its display, cameras, CPU, fast charging, battery, and more. One of the key highlights of the smartphone is its flagship-grade 50 MP IMX890 primary camera which captures amazing photos and delivers stunning image quality. Plus, the new Snapdragon 782G offers seamless performance, the charging is super fast at 80W, and a great multimedia experience (120 Hz 10-bit AMOLED + Dolby stereo speakers), in addition to a bunch of OxygenOS 13 perks, all make the smartphone a compressive package for its price. The price starts at ₹26,999 which you can grab with some ongoing discounts listed below.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2023

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 642L: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 40% faster than the Adreno 620.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


unknown: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.70":

It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


OnePlus:

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Shenzhen OnePlus Science & Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in 2013. In 2014, it launched its first smartphone. It is a subsidiary of BBK Electronic Corporation, a giant Chinese electronics group that also includes Oppo, Vivo and Realme. OnePlus specializes in the development and production of smartphones and other electronic devices such as headphones and smartwatches.


77%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2023-09-18)