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OnePlus Nord Smartphone Review – Comeback of the Value Champion?

Arctic blue challenger. OnePlus charges less than 400 Euros (~$470) for the OnePlus Nord: A smartphone with a 90-Hz display, 5G, a fast SoC, a lot of internal storage and a premium exterior. Has OnePlus finally managed to return to offering the undisputed best value phone?
Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Marius S.),
OnePlus Nord

It all began five years ago: Back then, a small Chinese manufacturer called OnePlus offered a smartphone with a top-of-the-line processor, high-resolution display, a lot of internal storage and a decent camera for just 299 Euros (~$350). The OnePlus One continues to be a milestone to this day because it proved that great technology does not have to be expensive.

Now, OnePlus is trying to repeat this historic feat and challenge premium manufacturers with the OnePlus Nord. But wait, hasn't OnePlus itself reached prices just shy of the 1,000-Euro/$1,000 threshold with its devices now? This is one more reason why the OnePlus Nord has to be a success to satisfy the manufacturer's original fans.

To start things off, the pricing is very competitive: Starting from 399 Euros (~$470), the device is supposed to keep up with competing flagships. In our test we will take a closer look to see whether OnePlus has managed to write smartphone history again.

OnePlus Nord (Nord Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 475 Gold / Silver
Graphics adapter
Memory
12288 MB 
Display
6.44 inch 20:9, 2440 x 1080 pixel 414 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 234 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: audio output via USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G, 3G, 4G (Band 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,17,18,19,20,26,28,32,34,38,39,40,41,66); 5G (N1,3,7,28,78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 158.3 x 73.3 ( = 0.32 x 6.23 x 2.89 in)
Battery
4115 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Warp Charge 30T
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix 0.8μm/48MP, 1.6μm(4in1)/12MP; 6 lenses, f/1.75, OIS (main camera); 8 MP, f/2.25, 119° field of view (wide-angle lens); 2 MP, f/2.4 (macro lens); 5 MP, f/2.4 (depth of field camera)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix 0.8μm/32MP, 1.6μm(4in1)/8MP, f/2.45, fixed-focus lens (main camera); 8 MP, f/2.45, 105° field of view (wide-angle lens)
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker on the bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Charger, USB cable, silicone bumper, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, LTE 4x4 MIMO Cat. 18 / Cat. 13 (1.2 Gb/s download, 150 Mb/s upload); SAR value: 0.90 W/kg (head), 1,27 W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
184 g ( = 6.49 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 139 g ( = 4.9 oz / 0.31 pounds)
Price
499 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Competing Devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
83 %
07/2020
OnePlus Nord
SD 765G, Adreno 620
184 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.44"2440x1080
85 %
05/2020
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU
148 g128 GB NVMe4.70"1334x750
82 %
07/2020
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6
189 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
86 %
02/2020
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
SD 855, Adreno 640
186 g128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.70"2400x1080
83 %
12/2019
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
SD 730G, Adreno 618
208 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.47"2340x1080

Case – Gorilla Glass 5 for the OnePlus Nord

The front and back are covered by Gorilla Glass 5 and the frame is made of plastic. As a result, the OnePlus Nord offers a shiny back with a robust, premium appearance, although it does make it fairly susceptible to fingerprints. The two color variants are Blue Marble, a rich light blue, and Gray Onyx, a subtle, silver gray.

With a 6.44-inch display and narrow bezels, the OnePlus Nord is a medium-sized smartphone and likely too large for users with very small hands. At 184 grams (~6.49 oz), it is not particularly heavy. The smartphone looks very compact, well-made, and it barely yields under pressure, while entirely resisting twisting attempts.

There is no IP certification, which is still exclusive to the OnePlus 8 Pro. However, OnePlus has emphasized that all of its smartphones have an identical protection against humidity and splash water should not be an issue. Users should not submerge any of the devices though, since water damage is not covered by the warranty.

OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord

Size Comparison

162.31 mm / 6.39 inch 75 mm / 2.95 inch 8.58 mm / 0.3378 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs162.5 mm / 6.4 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 186 g0.4101 lbs157.8 mm / 6.21 inch 74.2 mm / 2.92 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 208 g0.4586 lbs158.3 mm / 6.23 inch 73.3 mm / 2.89 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 184 g0.4057 lbs138.4 mm / 5.45 inch 67.3 mm / 2.65 inch 7.3 mm / 0.2874 inch 148 g0.3263 lbs

Features – Lots of Storage for a Cheap Price

The OnePlus Nord is available in the following memory configurations:

  • 8 GB RAM/128 GB internal storage: 399 Euros (~$470)
  • 12 GB RAM/256 GB internal storage: 499 Euros (~$590)

Thanks to UFS 2.1, the internal storage is quite fast and the capacity is relatively large for the price. Expanding the storage via a microSD card is not possible on any of OnePlus' devices and the Nord does not offer this option, either.

Internally, the USB-C port is only connected to a USB 2.0 interface. NFC is available for mobile payments as well as other applications and the latest Bluetooth version 5.1 is supported.

Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Bottom: SIM slot, microphone, USB-C port, speaker
Bottom: SIM slot, microphone, USB-C port, speaker
Right: standby button, notification slider
Right: standby button, notification slider
Left: volume rocker
Left: volume rocker

Software – OxygenOS Feels Smooth

OnePlus has preinstalled its own Oxygen OS, which is based on Android 10, on the inexpensive smartphone. At the time of writing, the security patches are still up to date. As per usual, the manufacturer promises two operating system version updates and three years of security patches for its smartphone.

The OnePlus software is modern, responsive and it offers all the latest Android features. There are only a few preinstalled apps, for example social-networking apps, which can be quickly uninstalled.

Software OnePlus Nord
Software OnePlus Nord
Software OnePlus Nord

Communication and GPS – Quick without Wi-Fi 6

While the Wi-Fi support is limited to Wi-Fi 5, this is more than reasonable considering the price point of the Nord and the fact that the smartphone achieves very fast transfer speeds in our standardized Wi-Fi test with our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12, where it outperforms all Android competitors. In practice, the Wi-Fi is very quick and reliable.

Since a wide range of LTE frequencies is supported, users will be able to connect to LTE networks in the vast majority of countries. There is even 5G support, which is still relatively rare for moderately priced devices. In our short test, the LTE reception in an urban area was good.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
OnePlus Nord
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
650 (563min - 668max) MBit/s ∼100%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
618 (321min - 653max) MBit/s ∼95% -5%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Adreno 640, SD 855, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
612 (473min - 652max) MBit/s ∼94% -6%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
Mali-G57 MP6, Kirin 820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
333 (319min - 345max) MBit/s ∼51% -49%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
331 (317min - 341max) MBit/s ∼51% -49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=620)
286 MBit/s ∼44% -56%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
818 (400min - 892max) MBit/s ∼100% +45%
OnePlus Nord
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
563 (275min - 666max) MBit/s ∼69%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
327 (321min - 333max) MBit/s ∼40% -42%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Adreno 640, SD 855, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
327 (155min - 377max) MBit/s ∼40% -42%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=620)
273 MBit/s ∼33% -52%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
Mali-G57 MP6, Kirin 820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
255 (234min - 277max) MBit/s ∼31% -55%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø650 (563-668)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø580 (406-666)
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors
Available satellite systems
Available satellite systems

Outdoors, the smartphone is able to quickly locate us with an accuracy of within slightly above three meters. In order to achieve this, it can access various satellite systems including the American GPS, Russian GLONASS, Chinese BeiDou and the European Galileo network. Other satellite systems in Japan and India are supported as well.

In very narrow alleys on our customary bike ride, there are occasional, small gaps in the route recorded by the OnePlus Nord. However, it still produces excellent results overall, making OnePlus' cheap smartphone a good choice for navigation tasks.

Locating Garmin Edge 520 – overview
Locating Garmin Edge 520 – overview
Locating Garmin Edge 520 – turn
Locating Garmin Edge 520 – turn
Locating Garmin Edge 520 – bridge
Locating Garmin Edge 520 – bridge
Locating OnePlus Nord – overview
Locating OnePlus Nord – overview
Locating OnePlus Nord – turn
Locating OnePlus Nord – turn
Locating OnePlus Nord – bridge
Locating OnePlus Nord – bridge

Telephony and Call Quality – Clear Speech

OnePlus uses Google's default telephony app, which should be fairly intuitive to use and familiar to most people who have previously owned an Android device. The OnePlus Nord also supports VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling.

The sound quality of the integrated earpiece is excellent and the volume of our conversational partner can be increased to fairly high levels without introducing static or adversely affecting the clarity. Although the microphone captures our voice relatively clearly, it makes us sound somewhat distant and very loud voices quickly become distorted. While our conversational partner still sounds distinct in hands-free mode, we have to make sure not to speak too quietly. While on speakerphone, our voice also sounds fairly distant.

Cameras – OnePlus Nord with Flexible Cameras

Picture front camera
Picture front camera
Picture wide-angle front camera
Picture wide-angle front camera

On the back of the OnePlus Nord, there are four camera lenses. The main camera has a resolution of 48 megapixels. The full resolution is only available in a specific mode, whereas the camera ordinarily combines four pixels into one in order to achieve a higher light yield. Thus, to keep the storage requirements at a far more reasonable level, the typical resolution of a picture is 12 megapixels, which is more than enough for most situations.

Pictures captured with the main camera impress with relatively well-saturated colors, although pictures taken with the iPhone 11 Pro Max are even more vibrant and more detailed. For a mid-range smartphone, the OnePlus Nord's pictures are still sharp and fine structures still remain discernible when zooming into the picture. The main optics even comes with an optical image stabilizer. Meanwhile, smaller details in our landscape shot are not quite as sharp as they could be, and while the same holds true for the image captured with the wide-angle lens, the distortion correction works rather well.

The sharpness is also the most noticeable issue in low-light scenes and in scenes with a high dynamic range: While the brightening is still okay, artifacts become clearly visible and details within the image look washed-out. However, the dedicated nightscape mode not only enhances the brightness of the pictures but also achieves a higher degree of sharpness.

The fairly low-resolution macro lens can be used to capture detailed close-up shots. Since a closer look reveals that the results tend to look fairly pixelated, it is primarily suitable for snapshots.

While the camera setup of the OnePlus Nord is flexible and certainly capable of capturing good pictures, the autofocus is not always entirely reliable and details tend to lack sharpness. However, these are fair compromises in light of the low price and OnePlus may still address these issues in future software updates.

Videos can be recorded at 4K and 30 FPS with the main optics. The quality is good and lighting adjustments and the autofocus work reliably most of the time.

Since the front camera contains two sensors, it occupies slightly more space on the front. In return, the second lens can capture pictures with a relatively wide field of view. The quality of the images is decent and the camera still captures quite a lot of details in low-light situations.

OnePlus has added one gimmick to the camera software: Pictures can be quickly shared on your favorite social network by pressing and holding on the preview picture.

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.

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In our test lab, the main camera has to prove itself once again under controlled lighting conditions: Here, fine details occasionally suffer from image artifacts and a lack of sharpness. However, the picture of the test chart is bright and the text can be easily read. At 1 lux, some details still remain discernible, although the image then looks noticeably grainier and object borders become indistinct.

ColorChecker
26.8 ∆E
40.5 ∆E
32 ∆E
32.9 ∆E
37 ∆E
50.1 ∆E
38.8 ∆E
27.1 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
22.4 ∆E
49.1 ∆E
50.8 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
37.2 ∆E
23.7 ∆E
47.9 ∆E
31.7 ∆E
38.3 ∆E
48 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
43.5 ∆E
34.1 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
ColorChecker OnePlus Nord: 35.44 ∆E min: 14.19 - max: 51.55 ∆E
ColorChecker
17.8 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
15 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
15 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
ColorChecker OnePlus Nord: 12.3 ∆E min: 3.58 - max: 19.57 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty – Large Selection of Available Accessories

The OnePlus Nord comes with a silicone bumper, a Warp Charge charger and the iconic red-white charging cable from OnePlus. A SIM tool can be found inside the package as well.

On OnePlus' online shop, there are numerous accessories available such as various cases, which OnePlus has commissioned a few creative minds to design. The case from JerryRigEverything for example simulates a look into the inside of the phone. The cases can be purchased for just under 30 Euros (~$35).

Many fans will also be glad to hear that the rough sandstone cases, which cost just under 20 Euros (~$23), have returned. A new charger will set you back around 30 Euros (~$35). Bundles with multiple accessories at a discount are once again available at the shop as well.

OnePlus offers a 24-month warranty, which as mentioned earlier and like the warranties of most manufacturers, does not cover water damage. In a warranty case in Europe, the device will be repaired in the Netherlands, which can take around 1-2 weeks from our experience. Outside of the warranty, the fixed prices are within the usual range.

Input Devices & Handling – Convincing 90-Hz Screen

A 90-Hz screen is great not just for smoother animations and movements on the display but also when it comes to the response times: The OnePlus Nord feels incredibly responsive and scrolling is buttery smooth. For a direct comparison, users can temporarily disable the 90-Hz refresh rate.

Similarly, the in-display fingerprint sensor works well: Since it is located in a convenient position, a thumb almost automatically lands on the spot with the sensor. After registering a stored fingerprint, the screen quickly unlocks. To prevent users from having to first press the standby button, the fingerprint sensor becomes active as soon as the smartphone is lifted.

Facial recognition is also available and works well in daylight. In the dark, the screen lights up to ensure that faces can still be recognized. When pressing the standby button, the front camera and with it the facial recognition immediately becomes active. In some cases, the standby screen is only shown for a fraction of a second before the smartphone is unlocked.

The fastest way to unlock the smartphone is enabling unlocking via both fingerprints and facial recognition.

Display – Could Be Slightly Brighter

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

With its extended Full HD resolution, the OnePlus Nord matches most devices in its price range. At the same time, however, a 90-Hz screen tends to be exclusive to more-expensive devices.

While the AMOLED display is relatively bright at an average brightness of 531 cd/m² with the ambient light sensor exposed to light, many similarly priced smartphones provide a slightly higher luminosity.

Since the display's illumination is relatively even, large color areas look homogenous.

550
cd/m²
532
cd/m²
516
cd/m²
523
cd/m²
529
cd/m²
519
cd/m²
549
cd/m²
536
cd/m²
524
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 550 cd/m² Average: 530.9 cd/m² Minimum: 3.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 529 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.53 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 1.7 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.249
OnePlus Nord
AMOLED, 2440x1080, 6.44
Apple iPhone SE 2020
IPS, 1334x750, 4.70
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Super AMOLED Plus, 2400x1080, 6.70
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.47
Screen
27%
-13%
-13%
-40%
Brightness middle
529
688
30%
466
-12%
622
18%
625
18%
Brightness
531
659
24%
457
-14%
630
19%
607
14%
Brightness Distribution
94
92
-2%
91
-3%
96
2%
89
-5%
Black Level *
0.28
0.61
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.53
1
60%
2.2
13%
2.7
-7%
4.38
-73%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.52
2.2
51%
4.6
-2%
5.9
-31%
6.83
-51%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.7
1.7
-0%
2.7
-59%
3
-76%
4.1
-141%
Gamma
2.249 98%
2.25 98%
2.24 98%
2.09 105%
2.251 98%
CCT
6462 101%
6790 96%
6633 98%
6246 104%
7251 90%
Contrast
2457
764

* ... 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 detected 367.6 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 367.6 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 367.6 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9589 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Our tests with the CalMAN software reveal that the "natural" preset results in the most accurate grayscale and colors, while the factory settings provide a more vibrant visual experience.

While the color deviations are still slightly higher at the most accurate settings than those of the iPhone SE, they are barely visible to the naked eye and on par with other devices in this price range. We did not observe a blue tint.

The brightness is controlled via PWM and unlike on other OnePlus phones, DC dimming is not available as an experimental feature. As a result, users will have to contend with flickering with a frequency of approximately 368 Hz at brightness levels below 100%. Since the response times are fairly quick, the device is suitable for fast-paced games.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN saturation sweeps
CalMAN saturation sweeps
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space DCI P3
CalMAN color space DCI P3
CalMAN grayscale – preset "natural"
CalMAN grayscale – preset "natural"
CalMAN color accuracy – preset "natural"
CalMAN color accuracy – preset "natural"

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
7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 7 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 5 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

Although the OnePlus Nord is usable outdoors, direct sunlight highlights the advantages of smartphones with brighter screens.

The viewing angles do not warrant any criticism.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance – No Flagship SoC for the Nord

While the Snapdragon 765G, which OnePlus has chosen for the Nord, is a high-end SoC with a lot of performance, it cannot match the current top SoC Snapdragon 865 or even the Snapdragon 855 from last year. Although the performance difference can be seen quite clearly in our benchmarks at 30-60%, it will only become noticeable in practice when performing very demanding tasks or while working with many apps simultaneously.

The Snapdragon 765G is fairly powerful in its own right and thus sufficient for a smooth system performance and the vast majority of demanding apps. Relative to other devices in our comparison, the OnePlus Nord achieves average results and although this is fair for the price, the results in this category are not good enough by themselves to make the Nord a bargain.

Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
1242 Points ∼62%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1242 - 1302, n=7)
1264 Points ∼64% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (259 - 5532, n=49)
1989 Points ∼100% +60%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
1169 Points ∼69%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (923 - 1265, n=9)
1123 Points ∼66% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 4789, n=54)
1703 Points ∼100% +46%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
1966 Points ∼60%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
3281 Points ∼100% +67%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
2434 Points ∼74% +24%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
2722 Points ∼83% +38%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1727 Points ∼53% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1520 - 1966, n=14)
1757 Points ∼54% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 4160, n=147)
1969 Points ∼60% 0%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
611 Points ∼46%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
1336 Points ∼100% +119%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
642 Points ∼48% +5%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
740 Points ∼55% +21%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
543 Points ∼41% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (554 - 673, n=14)
599 Points ∼45% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1604, n=147)
570 Points ∼43% -7%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
9427 Points ∼93%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
9527 Points ∼94% +1%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
10093 Points ∼100% +7%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
7558 Points ∼75% -20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (7245 - 9989, n=14)
8274 Points ∼82% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=546)
6044 Points ∼60% -36%
Work performance score (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
10876 Points ∼83%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
13099 Points ∼100% +20%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
11718 Points ∼89% +8%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
9052 Points ∼69% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (8687 - 10876, n=14)
9640 Points ∼74% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=702)
6649 Points ∼51% -39%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
2867 Points ∼86%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
3331 Points ∼100% +16%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3276 Points ∼98% +14%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2768 Points ∼83% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2145 - 2979, n=14)
2718 Points ∼82% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=198)
2663 Points ∼80% -7%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3185 Points ∼55%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
4544 Points ∼78% +43%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5817 Points ∼100% +83%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2153 Points ∼37% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2145 - 3198, n=14)
3033 Points ∼52% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 11259, n=198)
3065 Points ∼53% -4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3108 Points ∼63%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
4204 Points ∼85% +35%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4962 Points ∼100% +60%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2265 Points ∼46% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2287 - 3130, n=14)
2941 Points ∼59% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6977, n=198)
2718 Points ∼55% -13%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3544 Points ∼76%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
2898 Points ∼62% -18%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
4642 Points ∼100% +31%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4418 Points ∼95% +25%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3188 Points ∼69% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1898 - 3765, n=14)
3248 Points ∼70% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=553)
2266 Points ∼49% -36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3556 Points ∼45%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
7847 Points ∼100% +121%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
4906 Points ∼63% +38%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7148 Points ∼91% +101%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2425 Points ∼31% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2814 - 3592, n=14)
3448 Points ∼44% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 12146, n=553)
2259 Points ∼29% -36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3553 Points ∼57%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
5688 Points ∼91% +60%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
4845 Points ∼77% +36%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6285 Points ∼100% +77%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2561 Points ∼41% -28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2934 - 3605, n=14)
3381 Points ∼54% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 9643, n=554)
2088 Points ∼33% -41%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3555 Points ∼77%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
4052 Points ∼87% +14%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
4637 Points ∼100% +30%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4208 Points ∼91% +18%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3193 Points ∼69% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1790 - 3651, n=14)
3232 Points ∼70% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=585)
2181 Points ∼47% -39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
5357 Points ∼27%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
20135 Points ∼100% +276%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
6327 Points ∼31% +18%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
10410 Points ∼52% +94%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3646 Points ∼18% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (4036 - 5437, n=14)
5144 Points ∼26% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 22052, n=585)
3079 Points ∼15% -43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
4815 Points ∼45%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
10699 Points ∼100% +122%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
5853 Points ∼55% +22%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7842 Points ∼73% +63%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3535 Points ∼33% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (3678 - 4893, n=14)
4512 Points ∼42% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 11895, n=585)
2534 Points ∼24% -47%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3503 Points ∼81%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
2892 Points ∼67% -17%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
4031 Points ∼93% +15%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4324 Points ∼100% +23%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3171 Points ∼73% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2964 - 3556, n=14)
3324 Points ∼77% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5262, n=633)
2140 Points ∼49% -39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3284 Points ∼52%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
4573 Points ∼72% +39%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
4804 Points ∼76% +46%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6312 Points ∼100% +92%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2237 Points ∼35% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2048 - 3342, n=14)
3109 Points ∼49% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 11573, n=633)
1883 Points ∼30% -43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3330 Points ∼58%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
4050 Points ∼71% +22%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
4608 Points ∼80% +38%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5727 Points ∼100% +72%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2394 Points ∼42% -28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2261 - 3346, n=14)
3133 Points ∼55% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 9138, n=634)
1785 Points ∼31% -46%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
3476 Points ∼83%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
2857 Points ∼68% -18%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
4042 Points ∼96% +16%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4201 Points ∼100% +21%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3191 Points ∼76% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1689 - 3529, n=14)
3200 Points ∼76% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=675)
2011 Points ∼48% -42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
5171 Points ∼53%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
9218 Points ∼95% +78%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
6158 Points ∼64% +19%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
9670 Points ∼100% +87%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3498 Points ∼36% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2844 - 5832, n=14)
4825 Points ∼50% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 16670, n=674)
2496 Points ∼26% -52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
4665 Points ∼62%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
6168 Points ∼82% +32%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
5516 Points ∼74% +18%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7500 Points ∼100% +61%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3425 Points ∼46% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2972 - 4693, n=14)
4256 Points ∼57% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 11256, n=677)
2133 Points ∼28% -54%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
21016 Points ∼51%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
33851 Points ∼81% +61%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
41610 Points ∼100% +98%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
40137 Points ∼96% +91%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
22054 Points ∼53% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (14891 - 28331, n=14)
20608 Points ∼50% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 59268, n=819)
15813 Points ∼38% -25%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
69285 Points ∼33%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
209431 Points ∼100% +202%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
57067 Points ∼27% -18%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
108114 Points ∼52% +56%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
51267 Points ∼24% -26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (56690 - 69645, n=14)
67110 Points ∼32% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 224130, n=817)
28447 Points ∼14% -59%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
45872 Points ∼47%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
97290 Points ∼100% +112%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
52715 Points ∼54% +15%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
78551 Points ∼81% +71%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
39608 Points ∼41% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (38137 - 48201, n=14)
44131 Points ∼45% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=817)
21865 Points ∼22% -52%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
97 fps ∼39%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
250 fps ∼100% +158%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
112 fps ∼45% +15%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
166 fps ∼66% +71%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
84 fps ∼34% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (48 - 97, n=12)
86.8 fps ∼35% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=817)
47.7 fps ∼19% -51%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
60 fps ∼98%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼98% 0%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
60 fps ∼98% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
60 fps ∼98% 0%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
60 fps ∼98% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (43 - 86, n=12)
61.3 fps ∼100% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 138, n=826)
31.9 fps ∼52% -47%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
55 fps ∼37%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
149 fps ∼100% +171%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
69 fps ∼46% +25%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
99 fps ∼66% +80%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
41 fps ∼28% -25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (31 - 56, n=12)
50.3 fps ∼34% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 180, n=722)
28.3 fps ∼19% -49%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
50 fps ∼83%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +20%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
55 fps ∼92% +10%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
60 fps ∼100% +20%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
38 fps ∼63% -24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (30 - 55, n=12)
45.9 fps ∼77% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=730)
23.3 fps ∼39% -53%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
38 fps ∼41%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
93 fps ∼100% +145%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
47 fps ∼51% +24%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
69 fps ∼74% +82%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
30 fps ∼32% -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (22 - 38, n=12)
34.8 fps ∼37% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=585)
22.7 fps ∼24% -40%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
34 fps ∼57%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +76%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
40 fps ∼67% +18%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
57 fps ∼95% +68%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
27 fps ∼45% -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (21 - 34, n=12)
31 fps ∼52% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=587)
20.2 fps ∼34% -41%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
13 fps ∼22%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +362%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
17 fps ∼28% +31%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
25 fps ∼42% +92%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
10 fps ∼17% -23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (8.8 - 13, n=14)
12 fps ∼20% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=345)
11.7 fps ∼20% -10%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
8.5 fps ∼27%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
31 fps ∼100% +265%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
12 fps ∼39% +41%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
17 fps ∼55% +100%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
10 fps ∼32% +18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (5.3 - 13, n=14)
8.37 fps ∼27% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=343)
8.25 fps ∼27% -3%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
21 fps ∼35%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +186%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
26 fps ∼43% +24%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
38 fps ∼63% +81%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼27% -24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (13 - 21, n=14)
19.8 fps ∼33% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=349)
17.4 fps ∼29% -17%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
24 fps ∼33%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
72 fps ∼100% +200%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
31 fps ∼43% +29%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
42 fps ∼58% +75%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼25% -25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (13 - 24, n=14)
22.1 fps ∼31% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=348)
20.1 fps ∼28% -16%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
21 fps ∼36%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
59 fps ∼100% +181%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
27 fps ∼46% +29%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
43 fps ∼73% +105%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼29% -19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (12 - 21, n=12)
19.4 fps ∼33% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 75, n=510)
15.1 fps ∼26% -28%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
19 fps ∼32%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +216%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
23 fps ∼38% +21%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
37 fps ∼62% +95%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
15 fps ∼25% -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (11 - 19, n=12)
17.4 fps ∼29% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=514)
13.4 fps ∼22% -29%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
332074 Points ∼68%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
489463 Points ∼100% +47%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
369207 Points ∼75% +11%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
451559 Points ∼92% +36%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
266417 Points ∼54% -20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (285731 - 332074, n=12)
310972 Points ∼64% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 622888, n=138)
326850 Points ∼67% -2%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
1441 Points ∼100%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
1361 Points ∼94% -6%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
1414 Points ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1237 Points ∼86% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1139 - 1462, n=12)
1360 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=752)
835 Points ∼58% -42%
Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
5203 Points ∼61%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
6754 Points ∼79% +30%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
8598 Points ∼100% +65%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3878 Points ∼45% -25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2525 - 5247, n=12)
4698 Points ∼55% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=752)
2591 Points ∼30% -50%
Memory (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
5296 Points ∼100%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
4609 Points ∼87% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5287 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
4281 Points ∼81% -19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (4556 - 5683, n=12)
5112 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=752)
1943 Points ∼37% -63%
System (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
6801 Points ∼79%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
8619 Points ∼100% +27%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
8515 Points ∼99% +25%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
6445 Points ∼75% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (5411 - 6936, n=12)
6459 Points ∼75% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=752)
3548 Points ∼41% -48%
Overall (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 12288
4054 Points ∼84%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820, Mali-G57 MP6, 6144
4371 Points ∼90% +8%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4837 Points ∼100% +19%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3392 Points ∼70% -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (3237 - 4094, n=12)
3792 Points ∼78% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=752)
1821 Points ∼38% -55%

While the OnePlus Nord is not particularly fast when it comes to browsing the web, it still manages to keep up with other devices in its price range. There are delays when loading a web page and images in particular can incur additional loading times. Overall, web browsing with the OnePlus smartphone is still a reasonably fast experience.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
139.668 Points ∼100% +138%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
63.778 Points ∼46% +9%
OnePlus Nord (Chrome 84)
58.665 Points ∼42%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G (Huawei Browser 10.0.2.331)
54.792 Points ∼39% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (15.8 - 60.5, n=11)
46.9 Points ∼34% -20%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
46.038 Points ∼33% -22%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 161, n=212)
42.6 Points ∼31% -27%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
278.62 Points ∼100% +195%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
112.3 Points ∼40% +19%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G (Huawei Browser 10.0.2.331)
96.293 Points ∼35% +2%
OnePlus Nord (Chrome 84)
94.481 Points ∼34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (10.8 - 96.7, n=9)
79.4 Points ∼28% -16%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
79.228 Points ∼28% -16%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 375, n=646)
49.7 Points ∼18% -47%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
158 runs/min ∼100% +195%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
62.2 runs/min ∼39% +16%
OnePlus Nord (Chome 84)
53.6 runs/min ∼34%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G (Huawei Browser 10.0.2.331)
49.5 runs/min ∼31% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (9 - 54.9, n=9)
46.1 runs/min ∼29% -14%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 196, n=193)
45.1 runs/min ∼29% -16%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
43.3 runs/min ∼27% -19%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
146 Points ∼100% +45%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G (Huawei Browser 10.0.2.331)
115 Points ∼79% +14%
OnePlus Nord (Chrome 84)
101 Points ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
95 Points ∼65% -6%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
77 Points ∼53% -24%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 194, n=283)
71.1 Points ∼49% -30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (20 - 101, n=11)
70.2 Points ∼48% -30%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
48991 Points ∼100% +156%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
22942 Points ∼47% +20%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G (Huawei Browser 10.0.2.331)
19727 Points ∼40% +3%
OnePlus Nord (Chrome 84)
19143 Points ∼39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (3592 - 19143, n=12)
16587 Points ∼34% -13%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
16241 Points ∼33% -15%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 58632, n=815)
8277 Points ∼17% -57%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 59466, n=841)
9568 ms * ∼100% -238%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (2359 - 15230, n=12)
3874 ms * ∼40% -37%
OnePlus Nord (Chrome 84)
2834.8 ms * ∼30%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
2769.8 ms * ∼29% +2%
Huawei P40 Lite 5G (Huawei Browser 10.0.2.331)
2254.1 ms * ∼24% +20%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
2138.6 ms * ∼22% +25%
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
549.9 ms * ∼6% +81%

* ... smaller is better

The transfer speeds of the internal storage show the advantages of more-expensive flagship devices: The UFS 3.0 storage of the latter is simply much faster compared to the UFS 2.1 storage within the OnePlus Nord. That being said, the difference is only noticeable during daily use when transferring large amounts of data or loading more-demanding apps, which can take slightly longer on the OnePlus Nord.

OnePlus NordHuawei P40 Lite 5GSamsung Galaxy S10 LiteXiaomi Mi Note 10OnePlus 8Average 256 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
22%
46%
-25%
76%
1%
-62%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
67.67 (NM Card)
61.01 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
69.4 (66.8 - 73.3, n=3)
51.4 (1.7 - 87.1, n=549)
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.35 (NM Card)
76.04 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
80.5 (76.6 - 82.6, n=3)
69.4 (8.1 - 96.5, n=549)
Random Write 4KB
104.5
249.66
139%
173.54
66%
118.9
14%
203.85
95%
123 (22.1 - 172, n=14)
18%
38.6 (0.14 - 319, n=913)
-63%
Random Read 4KB
126.7
146.07
15%
191.67
51%
106.2
-16%
215
70%
160 (127 - 208, n=14)
26%
61.7 (1.59 - 325, n=913)
-51%
Sequential Write 256KB
473.1
188.01
-60%
524.56
11%
243.6
-49%
747.87
58%
330 (209 - 474, n=14)
-30%
135 (2.99 - 1321, n=913)
-71%
Sequential Read 256KB
955.5
905.47
-5%
1488.59
56%
480.5
-50%
1706.7
79%
854 (687 - 967, n=14)
-11%
355 (12.1 - 2037, n=913)
-63%

Gaming – Limited to 30 FPS

Our measurements with the software Gamebench show that our test device maintains a consistent 30 FPS both in the fast racing game Asphalt 9 and in PUBG Mobile. This applies to high and low settings. While being limited to 30 FPS in many games with the OnePlus Nord is acceptable, mobile gaming enthusiasts were likely expecting more.

Those who were hoping for snappy 90-FPS action due to the screen's specifications will be disappointed. Most manufacturers are currently limiting the frames rates in order to improve the battery life. Theoretically, it is possible to enable the 90-Hz mode for all applications from within OxygenOS, but this option is hidden by default, however. Users who want to tinker with their smartphone to get more frames can follow the instructions on this page.

Note: Since downloading the frame-rate graphs from Gamebench currently is not possible, we cannot display them here at this time. We will add them to this page as soon as the feature becomes available again.

Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile

Emissions – Warm but No Throttling

Temperature

GFXBench battery test
GFXBench battery test

The OnePlus Nord can become quite hot under full load: Up to 45.8 °C (114.44 °F) is a noticeable and potentially even uncomfortably high heat development. This is not an issue during idle, where the temperatures are significantly lower.

Occasionally when the phone is under heavy loads, a notification pops up indicating that since the smartphone is overheating, measures have been taken to reduce the temperatures. In this case, a few features such as the flashlight become temporarily unavailable. We did not notice any app crashes and after some time depending on the utilization of the smartphone, the features will become available again.

As the GFXBench battery test confirms, the OnePlus Nord does not throttle even when under a high, prolonged load.

Max. Load
 45.7 °C
114 F
42.8 °C
109 F
40.7 °C
105 F
 
 45.8 °C
114 F
43 °C
109 F
40.3 °C
105 F
 
 45.2 °C
113 F
42.7 °C
109 F
40.5 °C
105 F
 
Maximum: 45.8 °C = 114 F
Average: 43 °C = 109 F
39 °C
102 F
40.7 °C
105 F
42.7 °C
109 F
38.9 °C
102 F
40.7 °C
105 F
43 °C
109 F
39 °C
102 F
41.2 °C
106 F
42.7 °C
109 F
Maximum: 43 °C = 109 F
Average: 40.9 °C = 106 F
Power Supply (max.)  38.9 °C = 102 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 43 °C / 109 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 45.8 °C / 114 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.9 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
Thermal image front
Thermal image front
Thermal image back
Thermal image back

Speaker

Speaker test pink noise
Speaker test pink noise

The OnePlus Nord offers no stereo speakers, 3.5-mm headphone jack and the scope of delivery includes no USB-C to 3.5-mm jack adapter, either. However, connecting 3.5-mm headphones to the USB-C port via any halfway-decent adapter or using a USB-C headset results in a clear sound. The same holds true for the Bluetooth audio.

The integrated speaker can become fairly loud and its sound is quite balanced. Slight distortions at maximum volume are not a big issue, since the sound still sounds powerful and balanced at slightly lower volume levels. The audio experience is surprisingly pleasant for the price.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2047.242.4253942.13134.336.54039.339.95042.144.46331.734.48026.32610026.427.112525.631.616022.143.920019.353.225018.958.731516.562.74001668.650014.372.963015.773.980015.273.7100013.777.1125011.776.516001274.5200012.470.3250011.171.9315011.269.7400011.867500012.963.5630013.771.8800014.173.4100001475.8125001366.21600011.452.2SPL6863.425.984.9N22.415.80.864.6median 14median 69.7Delta2.69.440.135.232.929.527.131.330.53033.839.525.923.423.61924.622.520.428.319.542.818.746.617.25216.557.914.462.816.366.715.36714.6701471.714.971.814.274.61575.414.776.714.578.514.380.514.678.615.179.71581.314.975.215.3601649.72788.90.976.2median 15median 701.312.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseOnePlus NordSamsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
OnePlus Nord audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 24% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 40% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 48% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 62% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 30% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life – High Stamina

Energy Consumption

The results of our energy consumption test are mixed: While it is not particularly economical under light loads, it draws less power than comparable devices under heavy loads.

As a result, the energy consumption during daily use, where the device is not stressed, is somewhat high.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.8 / 2.1 / 2.3 Watt
Load midlight 3.4 / 5.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
OnePlus Nord
4115 mAh
Apple iPhone SE 2020
1822 mAh
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
4500 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
5260 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
37%
5%
9%
-4%
8%
8%
Idle Minimum *
1.8
0.44
76%
0.65
64%
0.58
68%
0.7
61%
0.958 (0.66 - 1.8, n=13)
47%
0.892 (0.2 - 3.4, n=911)
50%
Idle Average *
2.1
1.56
26%
2.25
-7%
1.55
26%
1.8
14%
1.924 (0.82 - 2.55, n=13)
8%
1.758 (0.6 - 6.2, n=910)
16%
Idle Maximum *
2.3
1.63
29%
2.29
-0%
1.64
29%
2.2
4%
2.07 (0.85 - 2.9, n=13)
10%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=911)
11%
Load Average *
3.4
2.32
32%
3.7
-9%
4.29
-26%
5.2
-53%
3.85 (2.73 - 6.8, n=13)
-13%
4.12 (0.8 - 10.8, n=905)
-21%
Load Maximum *
5.2
4.12
21%
6.46
-24%
8.03
-54%
7.5
-44%
5.91 (4.4 - 7.5, n=13)
-14%
6.12 (1.2 - 14.2, n=905)
-18%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our Wi-Fi test with a standardized brightness of 150 nits, our test device lasts 14:29 hours. This is a decent result that the iPhone SE cannot beat and the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite also falls short of by about 45 minutes. With normal use, it may very well be possible to get two workdays out of the device without having to recharge the battery.

Compared to the competition, the 4115-mAh battery only offers an average capacity for runtimes that, while they are not record-breaking, are still good overall. Thanks to Warp Charge 30T, which charges the phone at up to 30 watts, the OnePlus Nord can be fully recharged within one hour. After charging the device for a few minutes, it will have enough power for a few hours of normal use.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
33h 23min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
14h 29min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
17h 44min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 21min
OnePlus Nord
4115 mAh
Apple iPhone SE 2020
1822 mAh
Huawei P40 Lite 5G
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
4500 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
5260 mAh
Battery Runtime
-26%
20%
4%
30%
Reader / Idle
2003
1938
-3%
2504
25%
2134
7%
H.264
1064
681
-36%
1183
11%
1423
34%
WiFi v1.3
869
694
-20%
1047
20%
823
-5%
1127
30%
Load
261
143
-45%
222
-15%
387
48%

Pros

+ great price-performance ratio
+ lots of storage
+ fairly color-accurate 90-Hz display
+ flexible, high-quality camera setup
+ good battery life
+ no throttling
+ fast Wi-Fi
+ good locating capabilities

Cons

- no IP certification
- display could be brighter
- no Wi-Fi 6
- poor low-light camera performance
- high heat development under load

Verdict – OnePlus Delivers

In review: OnePlus Nord. Test device courtesy of OnePlus Germany
In review: OnePlus Nord. Test device courtesy of OnePlus Germany

In our review of the OnePlus One we wrote that it had an "outstanding price-performance ratio, which remains unmatched".

Now, five years later, the OnePlus Nord also has an excellent price-performance ratio, although it is no longer unmatched. This largely stems from the fact that older devices, which used to be more expensive such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, have now arrived at the OnePlus Nord's price range.

Considering the launch prices of other devices, the OnePlus Nord is certainly impressive: With 5G, fast Wi-Fi, a lot of storage, a fast SoC, good and flexible cameras as well as a sleek, robust case, it has set a new standard for future mid-range devices.

We barely have any criticisms: The screen could be slightly brighter, the camera only performs well in low-light situations when the nightscape mode is enabled, and the device can get rather warm.

The OnePlus Nord lives up to its own aspirations: With it, the manufacturer returns to its roots and sells a great smartphone at a cheap price.

Users who frequently use very demanding apps or multitask in the background while other demanding applications are running will be able to notice a performance disadvantage compared to more-expensive flagship phones. Furthermore, a few features commonly found on flagships such as wireless charging, Wi-Fi 6 or support for extremely high LTE speeds are missing.

However, it is still a great and inexpensive smartphone for anyone willing to accept these small compromises.

OnePlus Nord - 07/25/2020 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
83%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
47 / 70 → 67%
Weight
89%
Battery
90%
Display
88%
Games Performance
36 / 64 → 57%
Application Performance
77 / 86 → 89%
Temperature
86%
Noise
100%
Audio
76 / 90 → 84%
Camera
71%
Average
77%
83%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2020-07-27 (Update: 2020-07-30)
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Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.