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OnePlus Nord N100 smartphone review: 200-Euro phone with premium features?

Inexpensive northern lights. OnePlus's most affordable phone so far is naturally expected to set standards in its class again. However, you have to do without many OnePlus features for just under 200 Euros (~$242), and the competition is strong. Is the Nord N100 still recommendable?
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OnePlus Nord N100

OnePlus is actually known as a manufacturer of high-quality smartphones that can also compete with high-end devices but at upper mid-range prices. Last year, OnePlus also ventured into more affordable territory and introduced devices for those who have a smaller budget for their phone with the OnePlus Nord series.

The most affordable device so far is the OnePlus Nord N100, a device that we want to take a closer look at in this review: It comes with a large battery, stereo speakers, and a camera with two useful lenses on the back. However, OnePlus is no longer the only manufacturer offering good smartphones for little money, and the competition is especially fierce in the budget sector.

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OnePlus Nord N100 (Nord Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 8 x 1.8 GHz, Cortex-A73 / 53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.52 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 269 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 64 GB 
, 48 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B17/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 165 x 75.1 ( = 0.33 x 6.5 x 2.96 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion, 18-watt quick charger
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/​2.2, phase-detection AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/​30fps (camera 1); 2.0 MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (camera 2); 2.0 MP, f/​2.4, monochrome, depth of field (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.0, videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers (hybrid), Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value: 0.89 W/kg, 1.04 W/kg; LTE Cat. 13 (DL: 400 Mb/s, UL: 150 Mb/s); A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, fanless
Weight
188 g ( = 6.63 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 111 g ( = 3.92 oz / 0.24 pounds)
Price
199 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
77.2 %
01/2021
OnePlus Nord N100
SD 460, Adreno 610
188 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.52"1600x720
79.7 %
11/2020
realme 7
Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4
196.5 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
81.8 %
10/2020
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
SD 732G, Adreno 618
215 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.67"2400x1080
77.9 %
10/2020
Motorola Moto G9 Play
SD 662, Adreno 610
200 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
76 %
12/2020
Nokia 3.4
SD 460, Adreno 610
180 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.39"1560x720

Case – Blue plastic

The OnePlus Nord N100 is average in size with a 6.52-inch screen diagonal size, but it's quite light with a weight of only 188 grams. Midnight Frost is a blue-gray shade and the only available color. The back is matte and shimmers slightly under incident light, which looks good.

Plastic is used as the case material, and the back yields quite noticeably under pressure. On the front, moderate pressure also gets through to the screen. The smartphone's rounded edges make it fit ergonomically in the hand. Material transitions are well finished.

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OnePlus Nord N100
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OnePlus Nord N100
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Size comparison

165.3 mm / 6.51 inch 76.8 mm / 3.02 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 215 g0.474 lbs165.2 mm / 6.5 inch 75.7 mm / 2.98 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs165 mm / 6.5 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs162.3 mm / 6.39 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 196.5 g0.4332 lbs161 mm / 6.34 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 8.7 mm / 0.3425 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs

Connectivity – OnePlus Nord N100 without NFC

64 GB of storage is not outstanding, but there's fast UFS 2.1 storage in return. The 4 GB RAM is also rather tight in view of the competition, but it should be sufficient for everyday use.

We find it difficult that there is no NFC in times of contactless payments. OnePlus doesn't actually use microSD cards for storage expansion in its smartphones, but the company apparently deviates from this corporate philosophy when it comes to their budget smartphones. Users who want to use a microSD card have to give up one of the two SIM slots, though.

There's no DRM L1 certification, meaning that streaming content from many providers can only be viewed in SD resolution.

Bottom: 3.5 mm audio jack, microphone, USB-C port, speaker
Bottom: 3.5 mm audio jack, microphone, USB-C port, speaker
Top: Microphone
Top: Microphone
Left: SIM slot, volume rocker
Left: SIM slot, volume rocker
Right: Standby button
Right: Standby button

Software – OxygenOS with less updates

OnePlus's in-house OxygenOS is based on Android, in this case on Android 10. The low-priced smartphones of the Nord series are not expected to receive software support for as long as we are used to from the manufacturer's more expensive devices: Android 11 is supposed to mark the end of the updates.

Fortunately, the smartphone is quite clean in terms of bloatware or third-party ad apps out of the box. The security patches are from December 2020 and, therefore, still fairly up to date at the time of testing.

OnePlus Nord N100 software
OnePlus Nord N100 software
OnePlus Nord N100 software

Communication and GPS – Fast Wi-Fi 5

Wi-Fi 5 is usually the fastest standard in this price range. The OnePlus Nord N100 is definitely in the upper third among the comparison devices, but it can't keep up with the Xiaomi POCO X3. We determine the speeds in our standardized test with the Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router.

The OnePlus Nord N100 comes with 14 LTE frequencies and a maximum LTE download rate of 400 Mb/s, which should be sufficient in many cases. However, the smartphone might not be able to connect to LTE networks if you travel to very exotic countries.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Adreno 618, SD 732G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
633 (589min - 676max) MBit/s ∼100% +131%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1599, n=286, last 2 years)
454 MBit/s ∼72% +66%
realme 7
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
343 (209min - 355max) MBit/s ∼54% +25%
OnePlus Nord N100
Adreno 610, SD 460, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
274 (223min - 335max) MBit/s ∼43%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Adreno 610, SD 662, 64 GB eMMC Flash
237 (21min - 330max) MBit/s ∼37% -14%
Nokia 3.4
Adreno 610, SD 460, 64 GB eMMC Flash
122 (69min - 147max) MBit/s ∼19% -55%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Adreno 618, SD 732G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
636 (500min - 675max) MBit/s ∼100% +111%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1414, n=286, last 2 years)
449 MBit/s ∼71% +49%
OnePlus Nord N100
Adreno 610, SD 460, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
301 (260min - 334max) MBit/s ∼47%
realme 7
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
290 (252min - 311max) MBit/s ∼46% -4%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Adreno 610, SD 662, 64 GB eMMC Flash
239 (26min - 333max) MBit/s ∼38% -21%
Nokia 3.4
Adreno 610, SD 460, 64 GB eMMC Flash
113 (75min - 143max) MBit/s ∼18% -62%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø301 (260-334)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø274 (223-335)
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

Outdoors, it doesn't take very long for the OnePlus Nord N100 to discover enough satellites to be able to determine its position. The positioning accuracy of three meters is at a high level.

Because of the wintry road conditions, we performed our practical test in the car as an exception. Our test device is accompanied by the Garmin Edge 520 as a reference navigation device. The OnePlus Nord N100 proves to be quite accurate in tracking routes; it even recognizes the side of the road precisely almost all of the time. There are minor inaccuracies, but the smartphone can still be recommended to anyone who depends on accurate navigation data.

Garmin Edge 520 navigation – Overview
Garmin Edge 520 navigation – Overview
Garmin Edge 520 navigation – Turning point
Garmin Edge 520 navigation – Turning point
Garmin Edge 520 navigation – Bridge
Garmin Edge 520 navigation – Bridge
OnePlus Nord N100 navigation – Overview
OnePlus Nord N100 navigation – Overview
OnePlus Nord N100 navigation – Turning point
OnePlus Nord N100 navigation – Turning point
OnePlus Nord N100 navigation – Bridge
OnePlus Nord N100 navigation – Bridge

Telephone and call quality – Loud but droning

The phone app on the OnePlus Nord N100 still has the old design, corresponding to Google's standard app.

The voice quality is moderate via the earpiece: Although the other person's voice can be turned up quite loud, this results in a noticeable droning noise, and high frequencies sound uncomfortably overemphasized in your ears.

The person calling sounds much better via the hands-free function. The microphone can also transmit our voice quite loudly, but that doesn't work without an accompanying droning noise entirely either. In addition, if you speak too quietly, the smartphone doesn't transmit your voice.

Cameras – Little flexibility

Front-facing camera sample
Front-facing camera sample

On the back, there's a 13-megapixel camera as the main lens. In addition, there is a macro lens that can be used for extreme close-ups in a special mode, but it only takes 2-megapixel pictures. A monochrome lens assists with portrait effects, but it can't be used for taking photos on its own.

Due to the fact that there is no pixel-binning and no wide-angle lens either, the OnePlus Nord N100 loses flexibility when taking photos if you compare it with its rivals. Moreover, the light sensitivity is not that high.

Photos still look quite well exposed in normal light, but the pictures look a bit blotchy in detail. In the surroundings picture, you can clearly see that the camera's light sensitivity is not that high; again, the picture looks quite grainy in detail, while sharpness is at a medium level. The smartphone's camera is also quite weak in terms of lighting when it comes to dark subjects with a lot of contrast, but details are still reasonably sharp in the exposed area.

Videos can be recorded in a maximum resolution of 1080p and 30 fps. Sharpness is okay, and exposure changes are well balanced, although brightness transitions are clearly visible.

The front-facing camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels. It takes decent selfies in good light.

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.

Main lens plantsMain lens surroundingsMain lens low light
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In the lab, pictures taken with the main camera show a clear graininess in larger color areas with good exposure. Furthermore, the contrast of black text against a red background is not optimal. Sharpness is good in the picture's center, but it decreases significantly towards the edges. At a luminosity of 1 lux, you can hardly recognize anything on the images.

If you don't take pictures in the dark that often, you will get good image quality for the price range, but other smartphones offer much more flexibility.

ColorChecker
21 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
18 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
13 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
9 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
13 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
ColorChecker OnePlus Nord N100: 11.25 ∆E min: 2.73 - max: 21.01 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
54.1 ∆E
39.3 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
44.3 ∆E
61.1 ∆E
52.4 ∆E
34.4 ∆E
42.2 ∆E
28.6 ∆E
63.6 ∆E
63 ∆E
29 ∆E
46.9 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
75.2 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
41.5 ∆E
92 ∆E
70.2 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
ColorChecker OnePlus Nord N100: 46.08 ∆E min: 12.77 - max: 92.05 ∆E

Accessories and warranty – Affordable fixed-price repairs

Apart from the charger and a USB cable, there's only a SIM tool and some documents in the box. OnePlus usually offers a good selection of accessories for its smartphones, but with the OnePlus N100 it's limited to a screen protector and a bumper case; both are available for just under 15 Euros (~$18) each.

The corresponding charging adapter isn't available in the store either, but you can use the Warp Charge 30 adapter that costs just under 40 Euros (~$49) with a cable included.

OnePlus offers a 24-month warranty for its smartphones. You can send in the devices and also have them repaired outside of the warranty for quite a reasonable fixed price: For example, a new screen costs just $31 (taxes and labor have to be added).

Input devices and handling – Physical fingerprint scanner

GBoard, Google's standard keyboard, is used as the on-screen keyboard. The 90 Hz touchscreen can be used very smoothly and is sensitive up to the corners. A hardware switch for vibration and silent mode isn't available in OnePlus's most affordable model so far. The hardware buttons on the sides for standby and volume are nothing special, but they are easy to find and have a good pressure point.

A hardware fingerprint scanner is found on the back; it recognizes placed fingers with a minimal delay and unlocks the device. Only immediately after switching to standby mode does the sensor need a few seconds to activate. Moreover, unlocking via facial recognition is also possible. This works quite reliably as well and is supported in dark environments by the screen, since it lights up your face.

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

Display – Color-accurate and fast

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The IPS display of the OnePlus Nord N100 has an extended 720p resolution. This is not unusual in the price range, but the realme 7 and Xiaomi POCO X3 offer Full HD. Both are also ahead in terms of display brightness; the OnePlus smartphone offers average rates here. Since it's a 90 Hz display, scrolling through apps and navigating through menus is very smooth.

The black level of 0.35 cd/m² is at a good level, so that the contrast ratio is decent as well. We did not detect PWM flickering on this display.

441
cd/m²
467
cd/m²
475
cd/m²
434
cd/m²
474
cd/m²
481
cd/m²
416
cd/m²
446
cd/m²
472
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 481 cd/m² Average: 456.2 cd/m² Minimum: 2.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 474 cd/m²
Contrast: 1354:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.7 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 1.9 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
94.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.31
OnePlus Nord N100
IPS, 1600x720, 6.52
realme 7
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.50
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
Motorola Moto G9 Play
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Nokia 3.4
IPS, 1560x720, 6.39
Screen
-36%
-4%
-55%
-50%
Brightness middle
474
525
11%
623
31%
450
-5%
440
-7%
Brightness
456
512
12%
600
32%
428
-6%
417
-9%
Brightness Distribution
86
90
5%
93
8%
88
2%
91
6%
Black Level *
0.35
0.55
-57%
0.54
-54%
0.23
34%
0.4
-14%
Contrast
1354
955
-29%
1154
-15%
1957
45%
1100
-19%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.7
4.4
-63%
1.8
33%
5.49
-103%
4.77
-77%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.89
6.75
-38%
4.7
4%
10.19
-108%
8.85
-81%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.9
4.3
-126%
3.3
-74%
7.5
-295%
5.7
-200%
Gamma
2.31 95%
2.3 96%
2.26 97%
2.495 88%
2.156 102%
CCT
6430 101%
7472 87%
6712 97%
8711 75%
7660 85%

* ... 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 17031 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Color reproduction is already very accurate out of the box as we found in our tests with the CalMAN software. There's no blue tint, and the color-space coverage in sRGB is decent but not perfect.

Furthermore, the response times are probably too slow for gamers.

CalMAN grayscales
CalMAN grayscales
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

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
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 13 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 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 38 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
46 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 23 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 72 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.7 ms).

Since the screen of the OnePlus smartphone is an IPS display, brightness deviations are quite visible from lateral viewing angles but more so for the camera than for the human eye. However, image content remains well recognizable even from very flat viewing angles.

Outdoors, the display performs averagely. It's probably too dim for extremely bright environments, but it can be read well in normal lighting conditions.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance – The SoC slows down the N100

The choice of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 is a bit surprising: The SoC is certainly intended for this price range, but OnePlus is actually known for always offering a bit more performance than what's usual in the given price range. However, the Nord N100 is clearly beaten by the realme 7 and the POCO X3 in the benchmarks. Consequently, it offers class-typical performance but not more.

This means that you can usually navigate smoothly through menus, but as soon as a more complex app is running, additional tasks become difficult. However, the 90 Hz display provides a perceived speed bonus for many operations, which makes using the device feel very responsive most of the time.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
254 Points ∼42%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
506 Points ∼84% +99%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
567 Points ∼94% +123%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
314 Points ∼52% +24%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
247 Points ∼41% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (246 - 256, n=5)
251 Points ∼42% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=250, last 2 years)
601 Points ∼100% +137%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1152 Points ∼56%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
1622 Points ∼80% +41%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1787 Points ∼88% +55%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1397 Points ∼69% +21%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
1170 Points ∼57% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1135 - 1270, n=5)
1176 Points ∼58% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=250, last 2 years)
2039 Points ∼100% +77%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
347 Points ∼16%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2121 Points ∼97% +511%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1090 Points ∼50% +214%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
356 Points ∼16% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (347 - 356, n=4)
353 Points ∼16% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 6524, n=146, last 2 years)
2188 Points ∼100% +531%
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
259 Points ∼11%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2257 Points ∼99% +771%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1291 Points ∼57% +398%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
255 Points ∼11% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (255 - 261, n=5)
258 Points ∼11% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 7514, n=148, last 2 years)
2273 Points ∼100% +778%
PCMark for Android
Work performance score (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
7526 Points ∼53%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
14164 Points ∼100% +88%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8773 Points ∼62% +17%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
8610 Points ∼61% +14%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
7125 Points ∼50% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (7036 - 7779, n=5)
7416 Points ∼52% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2689 - 19989, n=192, last 2 years)
10060 Points ∼71% +34%
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
5718 Points ∼58%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
9797 Points ∼100% +71%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8101 Points ∼83% +42%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
6296 Points ∼64% +10%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
5591 Points ∼57% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (5316 - 5869, n=5)
5633 Points ∼57% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=237, last 2 years)
8032 Points ∼82% +40%
3DMark
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
29819 Points ∼73%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
40955 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
22131 Points ∼54%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
17062 Points ∼42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (16441 - 17062, n=3)
16663 Points ∼41%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2920 - 117606, n=172, last 2 years)
40733 Points ∼99%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
36546 Points ∼63%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
56640 Points ∼97%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
23379 Points ∼40%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
16821 Points ∼29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (16610 - 16821, n=3)
16721 Points ∼29%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2177 - 224130, n=172, last 2 years)
58264 Points ∼100%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
18136 Points ∼77%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
20797 Points ∼89%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
18647 Points ∼79%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
17962 Points ∼77%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (15499 - 17962, n=3)
16510 Points ∼70%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8324 - 59268, n=172, last 2 years)
23457 Points ∼100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1419 Points ∼38%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3252 Points ∼86% +129%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3784 Points ∼100% +167%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1862 Points ∼49% +31%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
1418 Points ∼37% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1400 - 1419, n=5)
1411 Points ∼37% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=236, last 2 years)
3483 Points ∼92% +145%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1284 Points ∼32%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3254 Points ∼80% +153%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3917 Points ∼96% +205%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1743 Points ∼43% +36%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
1286 Points ∼32% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1270 - 1293, n=5)
1283 Points ∼32% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=236, last 2 years)
4066 Points ∼100% +217%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2248 Points ∼66%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3247 Points ∼96% +44%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3382 Points ∼100% +50%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2444 Points ∼72% +9%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
2218 Points ∼66% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (2099 - 2248, n=5)
2173 Points ∼64% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=236, last 2 years)
2816 Points ∼83% +25%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3170 Points ∼75%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3918 Points ∼92%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1891 Points ∼45%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
1425 Points ∼34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1414 - 1428, n=4)
1422 Points ∼34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=259, last 2 years)
4237 Points ∼100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3148 Points ∼58%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
4086 Points ∼75%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1786 Points ∼33%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
1301 Points ∼24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1295 - 1310, n=4)
1304 Points ∼24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=259, last 2 years)
5444 Points ∼100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3249 Points ∼95%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3425 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2384 Points ∼70%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
2135 Points ∼62%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1963 - 2152, n=4)
2083 Points ∼61%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5784, n=257, last 2 years)
3019 Points ∼88%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
860 Points ∼32%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2722 Points ∼100% +217%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2713 Points ∼100% +215%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1177 Points ∼43% +37%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
859 Points ∼32% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (854 - 864, n=5)
859 Points ∼32% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=233, last 2 years)
2678 Points ∼98% +211%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
732 Points ∼26%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2599 Points ∼92% +255%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2559 Points ∼90% +250%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1022 Points ∼36% +40%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
730 Points ∼26% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (726 - 740, n=5)
732 Points ∼26% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=233, last 2 years)
2836 Points ∼100% +287%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2229 Points ∼65%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3261 Points ∼95% +46%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3436 Points ∼100% +54%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2499 Points ∼73% +12%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
2250 Points ∼65% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (2097 - 2250, n=5)
2182 Points ∼64% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=233, last 2 years)
2835 Points ∼83% +27%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
855 Points ∼25%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2784 Points ∼80% +226%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2865 Points ∼83% +235%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1184 Points ∼34% +38%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
859 Points ∼25% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (849 - 859, n=5)
855 Points ∼25% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=261, last 2 years)
3469 Points ∼100% +306%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
729 Points ∼18%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2682 Points ∼67% +268%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2735 Points ∼68% +275%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1034 Points ∼26% +42%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
732 Points ∼18% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (727 - 734, n=5)
731 Points ∼18% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 16221, n=261, last 2 years)
4031 Points ∼100% +453%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2166 Points ∼63%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3213 Points ∼93% +48%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3438 Points ∼100% +59%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2399 Points ∼70% +11%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
2190 Points ∼64% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1953 - 2190, n=5)
2117 Points ∼62% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5793, n=261, last 2 years)
3051 Points ∼89% +41%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
803 Points ∼29%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2794 Points ∼100% +248%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2506 Points ∼90% +212%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1114 Points ∼40% +39%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
802 Points ∼29% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (802 - 820, n=5)
808 Points ∼29% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (426 - 6977, n=198, last 2 years)
2620 Points ∼94% +226%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
682 Points ∼23%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2788 Points ∼95% +309%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2427 Points ∼83% +256%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
974 Points ∼33% +43%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
681 Points ∼23% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (681 - 695, n=5)
686 Points ∼23% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 11259, n=198, last 2 years)
2940 Points ∼100% +331%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2134 Points ∼75%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2813 Points ∼100% +32%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2827 Points ∼100% +32%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2250 Points ∼80% +5%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
2111 Points ∼75% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (2054 - 2202, n=5)
2129 Points ∼75% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1786 - 4061, n=198, last 2 years)
2641 Points ∼93% +24%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
241 Points ∼8%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
835 Points ∼28% +246%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (241 - 254, n=4)
244 Points ∼8% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 9680, n=114, last 2 years)
3027 Points ∼100% +1156%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
236 Points ∼7%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
720 Points ∼23% +205%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (236 - 247, n=4)
241 Points ∼8% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (174 - 11700, n=110, last 2 years)
3178 Points ∼100% +1247%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
37 fps ∼60%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
45 fps ∼73% +22%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
60 fps ∼97% +62%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
29 fps ∼47% -22%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
38 fps ∼62% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (36 - 38, n=4)
37 fps ∼60% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.2 - 143, n=204, last 2 years)
61.7 fps ∼100% +67%
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
24 fps ∼21%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
81 fps ∼69% +238%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
91 fps ∼78% +279%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
35 fps ∼30% +46%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
25 fps ∼21% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (24 - 25, n=4)
24.5 fps ∼21% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.3 - 417, n=204, last 2 years)
117 fps ∼100% +388%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
24 fps ∼49%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
42 fps ∼85% +75%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
34 fps ∼69% +42%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
33 fps ∼67% +38%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
25 fps ∼51% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (24 - 25, n=4)
24.8 fps ∼50% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 120, n=202, last 2 years)
49.3 fps ∼100% +105%
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
14 fps ∼21%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
52 fps ∼76% +271%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
45 fps ∼66% +221%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
19 fps ∼28% +36%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
14 fps ∼21% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (14 - 14, n=4)
14 fps ∼21% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 229, n=203, last 2 years)
68.1 fps ∼100% +386%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
19 fps ∼49%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
29 fps ∼76% +53%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
28 fps ∼73% +47%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
25 fps ∼65% +32%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
19 fps ∼49% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (19 - 19, n=4)
19 fps ∼49% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 106, n=201, last 2 years)
38.4 fps ∼100% +102%
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
9.3 fps ∼20%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
33 fps ∼71% +255%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
33 fps ∼71% +255%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼28% +40%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
9.4 fps ∼20% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (9.3 - 9.5, n=4)
9.43 fps ∼20% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 151, n=201, last 2 years)
46.8 fps ∼100% +403%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
9.5 fps ∼39%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
17 fps ∼71% +79%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼71% +79%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼54% +37%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
9.8 fps ∼41% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (9.3 - 9.8, n=4)
9.55 fps ∼40% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.3 - 61, n=200, last 2 years)
24.1 fps ∼100% +154%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
5.2 fps ∼18%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
19 fps ∼67% +265%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
19 fps ∼67% +265%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
7 fps ∼25% +35%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
5.3 fps ∼19% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (5.2 - 5.3, n=4)
5.23 fps ∼19% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 96.6, n=200, last 2 years)
28.2 fps ∼100% +442%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
11 fps ∼46%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
19 fps ∼79% +73%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼75% +64%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
15 fps ∼62% +36%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
11 fps ∼46% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (11 - 11, n=5)
11 fps ∼46% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=267, last 2 years)
24.1 fps ∼100% +119%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
6 fps ∼21%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
21 fps ∼74% +250%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
20 fps ∼70% +233%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
8.3 fps ∼29% +38%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
6.1 fps ∼21% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (6 - 6.1, n=5)
6.04 fps ∼21% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=267, last 2 years)
28.4 fps ∼100% +373%
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
6.6 fps ∼41%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
12 fps ∼74% +82%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼68% +67%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
9 fps ∼56% +36%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
6.8 fps ∼42% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (6.5 - 6.8, n=5)
6.6 fps ∼41% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=268, last 2 years)
16.2 fps ∼100% +145%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2 fps ∼18%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
7.7 fps ∼70% +285%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
7.5 fps ∼68% +275%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼25% +40%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
2 fps ∼18% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (2 - 2, n=5)
2 fps ∼18% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=268, last 2 years)
11 fps ∼100% +450%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
146027 Points ∼42%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
295778 Points ∼85% +103%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
279048 Points ∼81% +91%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
177145 Points ∼51% +21%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
143097 Points ∼41% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (143097 - 154839, n=4)
147126 Points ∼43% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 727247, n=178, last 2 years)
346046 Points ∼100% +137%
AImark - Score v2.x (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
4540 Points ∼6%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
12399 Points ∼18% +173%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
35458 Points ∼51% +681%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
4490 Points ∼6% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (4490 - 4919, n=4)
4629 Points ∼7% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 273221, n=80, last 2 years)
70033 Points ∼100% +1443%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2012 Points ∼53%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3182 Points ∼83% +58%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3477 Points ∼91% +73%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2406 Points ∼63% +20%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
1967 Points ∼51% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1848 - 2012, n=4)
1957 Points ∼51% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (615 - 8124, n=190, last 2 years)
3829 Points ∼100% +90%
System (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
4021 Points ∼58%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
5564 Points ∼80% +38%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
6542 Points ∼94% +63%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4911 Points ∼71% +22%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
3719 Points ∼54% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (3491 - 4021, n=4)
3776 Points ∼54% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1160 - 19657, n=190, last 2 years)
6951 Points ∼100% +73%
Memory (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2736 Points ∼61%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3758 Points ∼83% +37%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
4041 Points ∼89% +48%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
3175 Points ∼70% +16%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
2726 Points ∼60% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (2466 - 2766, n=4)
2674 Points ∼59% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (522 - 9044, n=190, last 2 years)
4522 Points ∼100% +65%
Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1378 Points ∼23%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3807 Points ∼63% +176%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3960 Points ∼65% +187%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1806 Points ∼30% +31%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
1367 Points ∼23% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1345 - 1378, n=4)
1364 Points ∼23% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 25642, n=190, last 2 years)
6049 Points ∼100% +339%
Web (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1082 Points ∼78%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
1288 Points ∼92% +19%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1395 Points ∼100% +29%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1191 Points ∼85% +10%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
1080 Points ∼77% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1007 - 1091, n=4)
1065 Points ∼76% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=190, last 2 years)
1308 Points ∼94% +21%

The OnePlus N100 has an average speed when surfing the Internet. You occasionally have to wait for a website to load completely, and images only appear after a slight delay when scrolling.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 182, n=177, last 2 years)
52.7 Points ∼100% +97%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
52.591 Points ∼100% +96%
realme 7 (Chrome 86)
36.933 Points ∼70% +38%
Motorola Moto G9 Play (Chrome 85)
32.433 Points ∼62% +21%
OnePlus Nord N100 (Chrome 87)
26.783 Points ∼51%
Nokia 3.4 (Chrome 87)
25.98 Points ∼49% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (17.8 - 26.8, n=3)
23.5 Points ∼45% -12%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 414, n=187, last 2 years)
95.6 Points ∼100% +141%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
90.555 Points ∼95% +128%
realme 7 (Chrome 86)
70.824 Points ∼74% +79%
OnePlus Nord N100 (Chrome 87)
39.652 Points ∼41%
Nokia 3.4 (Chrome 87)
39.193 Points ∼41% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (25.5 - 39.7, n=4)
35.9 Points ∼38% -9%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 244, n=163, last 2 years)
52.2 runs/min ∼100% +127%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
43.9 runs/min ∼84% +91%
realme 7 (Chome 86)
34.2 runs/min ∼66% +49%
Motorola Moto G9 Play (Chome 85)
29.2 runs/min ∼56% +27%
Nokia 3.4 (Chome 87)
23.6 runs/min ∼45% +3%
OnePlus Nord N100 (Chome 87)
23 runs/min ∼44%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (15.3 - 23.6, n=4)
21 runs/min ∼40% -9%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 252, n=193, last 2 years)
80.9 Points ∼100% +84%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
72 Points ∼89% +64%
realme 7 (Chrome 86)
55 Points ∼68% +25%
Motorola Moto G9 Play (Chrome 85)
52 Points ∼64% +18%
OnePlus Nord N100 (Chrome 87)
44 Points ∼54%
Nokia 3.4 (Chrome 87)
43 Points ∼53% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (31 - 44, n=4)
40 Points ∼49% -9%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1986 - 64222, n=201, last 2 years)
18720 Points ∼100% +156%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
17398 Points ∼93% +138%
realme 7 (Chrome 86)
15814 Points ∼84% +116%
Motorola Moto G9 Play (Chrome 85)
9264 Points ∼49% +27%
OnePlus Nord N100 (Chrome 87)
7306 Points ∼39%
Nokia 3.4 (Chrome 87)
7175 Points ∼38% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (4832 - 7517, n=4)
6708 Points ∼36% -8%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (5433 - 8215, n=4)
6178 ms * ∼100% -14%
Nokia 3.4 (Chrome 87)
5511.5 ms * ∼89% -1%
OnePlus Nord N100 (Chrome 87)
5433.4 ms * ∼88%
Motorola Moto G9 Play (Chrome 85)
4443.5 ms * ∼72% +18%
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 29635, n=203, last 2 years)
3764 ms * ∼61% +31%
realme 7 (Chrome 86)
3380.6 ms * ∼55% +38%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
2672.8 ms * ∼43% +51%

* ... smaller is better

With UFS 2.1, the OnePlus phone comes with fast storage that can keep up with even the fastest rivals. Our microSD card from Toshiba, an Exceria Pro M501, which we use as a reference, shows good read and write speeds.

OnePlus Nord N100realme 7Xiaomi Poco X3 NFCMotorola Moto G9 PlayNokia 3.4Average 64 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
11%
-6%
-13%
-15%
-1%
25%
Sequential Read 256KB
504.1
529
5%
505.96
0%
315.2
-37%
301.9
-40%
697 ?(392 - 895, n=49)
38%
807 ?(41.9 - 2037, n=273, last 2 years)
60%
Sequential Write 256KB
219
200
-9%
173.09
-21%
187.2
-15%
221.6
1%
217 ?(133 - 512, n=49)
-1%
365 ?(11.9 - 1321, n=273, last 2 years)
67%
Random Read 4KB
106.1
153.3
44%
123.43
16%
98.4
-7%
123.1
16%
136 ?(78.2 - 192, n=49)
28%
142 ?(13.5 - 325, n=273, last 2 years)
34%
Random Write 4KB
120.8
151.3
25%
112.55
-7%
96.1
-20%
42.5
-65%
79.1 ?(8.77 - 168, n=49)
-35%
132 ?(5.5 - 330, n=273, last 2 years)
9%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
85.2 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
84.6 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
75.19 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-12%
85.4 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
85.8 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
68.6 ?(18 - 87.1, n=33)
-19%
76.4 ?(13.4 - 154, n=144, last 2 years)
-10%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
64.3 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
66.3 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
55.59 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-14%
65.3 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
62.4 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
52.2 ?(17.1 - 71.9, n=33)
-19%
58.6 ?(8.4 - 83.3, n=144, last 2 years)
-9%

Games – Gaming at 60 Hz

When it comes to gaming, the OnePlus Nord N100 can be used for simpler games without any problems. League of Legends: Wild Rift runs quite smoothly at 60 fps, even at higher settings.

However, when you take a look at the more demanding PUBG Mobile, you only get a reasonably smooth 30 fps at minimum settings. We tested the frame rates with the GameBench app.

The controls using the position sensor and touchscreen work without problems.

League of Legends: Wild Rift
League of Legends: Wild Rift
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 1.2.0: Ø29.6 (23-31)
; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 1.2.0: Ø24.5 (16-26)
; League of Legends: Wild Rift; lowest; 2.0.0.3727: Ø59.8 (59-60)
; League of Legends: Wild Rift; High Definition; 2.0.0.3727: Ø59.8 (55-60)

Emissions – Throttling forbidden

Temperature

GFXBench battery test
GFXBench battery test

The maximum temperature increase under load of 41.2 °C (~106 °F) is within the usual range. Therefore, it doesn't pose a problem, except perhaps in very hot environments. If you only put the device under low load, no temperature rise is noticeable.

We want to know whether the smartphone can maintain its performance under prolonged load and run, therefore, the GFXBench battery test; the same benchmark is executed 30 times, and the computed frames are logged.

Only a minimal performance drop is visible in the Nord N100, which is in the range between 1% and 2%. This is not noticeable in practice; consequently, it can be assumed that the smartphone can deliver its full performance at all times.

Max. Load
 41.2 °C
106 F
36.9 °C
98 F
35.2 °C
95 F
 
 40.6 °C
105 F
36.9 °C
98 F
35.3 °C
96 F
 
 39.8 °C
104 F
36.7 °C
98 F
35.3 °C
96 F
 
Maximum: 41.2 °C = 106 F
Average: 37.5 °C = 100 F
31.9 °C
89 F
35.5 °C
96 F
38.4 °C
101 F
33 °C
91 F
34.7 °C
94 F
40.2 °C
104 F
33.6 °C
92 F
36.2 °C
97 F
40.2 °C
104 F
Maximum: 40.2 °C = 104 F
Average: 36 °C = 97 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.8 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.5 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °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 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.2 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.3 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
Heatmap front
Heatmap front
Heatmap back
Heatmap back

Speakers

Pink Noise speaker test
Pink Noise speaker test

Only a few smartphones in this price range offer stereo speakers, but the OnePlus Nord N100 does. The maximum volume is good, but voices always sound a bit muffled. However, the speakers are perfectly suitable for listening to music from time to time, and video sound is also reproduced in decent quality.

The aptX HD codec is available, so that sound can be transmitted in better quality over Bluetooth. There's also a 3.5 mm audio jack, which has long since been eliminated in OnePlus's more expensive phones.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2042.546.22539.339.53130.431.84033.734.55036.937.36333.229.58024.222.510024.625.712517.121.316016.931.720015.141.425013.250.231512.955.14001259.750013.666.863015.870.180020.674.5100019.778.1125014.280.7160014.683.3200015.282.7250015.480.9315016.875.8400017.971.5500019.170.263001969.4800019.761.91000021.567.8125002168.71600021.960SPL74.771.130.190.1N27.323.71.271.8median 16.9median 68.7Delta2.711.530.530.121.326.518.425.822.52420.328.115.828.315.728.616.728.315.133.11550.410.651.114.155.410.862.310.962.410.567.28.8691071.110.173.111.176.111.979.61180.512.180.812.57812.778.313.478.913.874.21571.11467.814.162.814.162.424.489.20.574.8median 12.5median 69210.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseOnePlus Nord N100Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
OnePlus Nord N100 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 60% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 30% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 75% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 19% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 11% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 83% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 36% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 56% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life – The N100 is a long-distance runner

Energy consumption

The OnePlus Nord N100 may not be particularly powerful, but at least it's efficient in terms of consumption in return: The device requires significantly less energy than the Xiaomi POCO X3 in every scenario and should, therefore, also be able to get better battery runtimes out of its battery, right?

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.56 / 1.8 / 2.3 Watt
Load midlight 3.9 / 5.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
OnePlus Nord N100
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
5160 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-36%
7%
-21%
Idle Minimum *
0.56
0.93
-66%
0.4967 ?(0.43 - 0.56, n=3)
11%
0.951 ?(0.37 - 2.5, n=218, last 2 years)
-70%
Idle Average *
1.8
2.47
-37%
1.79 ?(1.77 - 1.8, n=3)
1%
1.804 ?(0.65 - 3.94, n=218, last 2 years)
-0%
Idle Maximum *
2.3
2.51
-9%
2.13 ?(1.78 - 2.3, n=3)
7%
2.04 ?(0.69 - 4.2, n=218, last 2 years)
11%
Load Average *
3.9
5.62
-44%
3.51 ?(2.63 - 4, n=3)
10%
4.48 ?(2.1 - 8.4, n=218, last 2 years)
-15%
Load Maximum *
5.6
6.93
-24%
5.4 ?(4.8 - 5.8, n=3)
4%
7.31 ?(3.56 - 12.3, n=218, last 2 years)
-31%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

A 5,000 mAh battery has become standard now, and the OnePlus Nord N100 lasts a long time with it: 1,149 minutes or 19:09 hours in our WLAN test, and that in the display's 90 Hz mode, meaning that the 60 Hz mode could provide even more.

The differences compared with other smartphones in the price range aren't huge, but they are quite noticeable. The OnePlus Nord N100 can easily run for several days without a power outlet if you use it normally and don't play games all the time.

OnePlus doesn't include any of its ultra fast-charging technologies for charging, but at least 18-watt fast charging is available. The device is full after two hours tops in every charging situation. In addition, you can recharge the battery for several hours of light use within 15-20 minutes.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
41h 53min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
19h 9min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
20h 06min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 27min
OnePlus Nord N100
5000 mAh
realme 7
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
5160 mAh
Motorola Moto G9 Play
5000 mAh
Nokia 3.4
4000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-12%
-1%
-16%
-27%
Reader / Idle
2513
2427
-3%
H.264
1206
1188
-1%
WiFi v1.3
1149
1006
-12%
1116
-3%
962
-16%
843
-27%
Load
267
280
5%

Pros

+ color-accurate 90 Hz display
+ acceptable stereo speakers
+ long battery life
+ decent main camera image quality...

Cons

- ... but no wide-angle lens
- relatively little power
- no NFC

Verdict – Not perfect but a decent overall package

In review: OnePlus Nord N100.
In review: OnePlus Nord N100.

The OnePlus Nord N100 is an inexpensive smartphone that certainly looks high-quality. The color-accurate 90 Hz display, the long battery life, stereo speakers, a decent camera, and fast storage are definitely a good offer at a price of less than 200 Euros (~$242).

However, when it comes to its low-cost smartphones, OnePlus even drops some of its previously sacred certainties, which could definitely upset fans of the brand: For example, the manufacturer has announced that it will only release smartphones with 5G, but the OnePlus Nord N100 comes without 5G support. There is no slider to quickly mute the smartphone, and you will probably also have to live with fewer software updates.

Nonetheless, this mindset change also has positive sides: OnePlus has installed a microSD reader, although the manufacturer has always emphasized that it considers this kind of data storage to be too slow and inconvenient for the user. A 3.5 mm port is also present; it has long since been removed from OnePlus's more expensive devices.

The OnePlus Nord N100 is a good choice for under 200 Euros (~$242) that offers a lot of features and long battery life.

The strong competition has to be considered: realme and Xiaomi both offer smartphones with more performance, brighter displays, more flexible cameras, and partly faster WLAN. The OnePlus Nord N100 is a good smartphone in itself and offers a lot for the money, but the manufacturer didn't do itself any favors with the slow SoC.

Ultimately, the details determine whether you will like the OnePlus smartphone: Do you like the software, is the good-but-not-very-flexible camera system enough, and can you get by without so much performance? If so, the OnePlus Nord N100 is a good choice.

Price and availability

The OnePlus Nord N100 is directly available from the manufacturer. You can currently also find the unlocked global version on Amazon.

OnePlus Nord N100 - 01/27/2021 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
81%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
92%
Connectivity
44 / 70 → 62%
Weight
89%
Battery
92%
Display
88%
Games Performance
9 / 64 → 14%
Application Performance
56 / 86 → 65%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
62 / 90 → 69%
Camera
55%
Average
71%
77%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile - 881 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
I initially wrote about gaming laptops when I joined Notebookcheck in 2009. I was then involved with the setup of the comparison portal Notebookinfo and worked with social media concepts for large companies like BMW and Adidas, while also returning to work for Notebookcheck in 2012. Nowadays, I focus on smartphones, tablets, and future technologies. Since 2018 I have been Managing Editor for mobile device reviews, working alongside my colleague Daniel Schmidt.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 436 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Florian Schmitt, 2021-01-29 (Update: 2021-01-29)