The Oneplus NE5G is a mid-range smartphone that offers a few key upgrades over the Nord CE. The device is similar to the Nord CE in design, with an edge-to-edge OLED display and minimal bezels. Both models also sport hole-punched selfie cameras and a line of sensors on the rear. There’s no wireless charging on the NE5, but it does offer a decent number of other features. Oneplus Nord CE 5G
The OnePlus Nord CE is thin and lightweight, weighing just 170 grams. It has a 6.43-inch screen and is the thinnest phone from OnePlus since the OnePlus 6T. It also doesn’t slick or feel slippery. OnePlus also includes a free silicone case with a nice pattern on it. However, if you’re worried about it getting slippery, you can always stick with the original Nord CE.
OnePlus took some smart decisions when developing the camera on the NE5G. While the OnePlus Nord featured six cameras on the back, most of these sensors serve no purpose. Instead, the NE5G has three rear cameras with a 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor. This is a big step forward. The NE5G is a great phone for photographers, and I hope this review gives you some insight into what the phone has to offer.
The NE5G is equipped with a Snapdragon 750G processor. This chipset is familiar to users in the mid-range segment, and is used in the Xiaomi Mi 10i, Samsung Galaxy A52 and A72 5G, and Motorola’s Moto G 5G. The NE5G has six A55 cores running at 1.80GHz and LPDDR4X RAM. The device is also compatible with USB Type-C.
The NE5G supports a fast-charging 5.0G-capable wireless charger. The NE5G supports a 3.5mm headphone jack. The NE5G supports dual-SIM cards. In addition, the NE5G is compatible with a micro-USB port. Oneplus also announced a new version of its Nord CE, called NE5G, which is expected to be available later this year.
The NE5G also comes with a night mode. This mode combines seven images into one, creating a single, better picture. The nightscape mode also improves the photo quality. While the output is better in the Nightscape mode than in regular mode, it does tend to bring more light than is actually in the scene. The NE5G loses some detail in low-light scenarios, and OnePlus should do better in this area.
The NE5G is a mid-range smartphone with a 4500mAh battery. The phone lasted for 14 hours 59 minutes in the PCMark for Android Work 3.0 battery life test. In the video playback test, the battery lost 15% over three hours. While it’s true that most smartphones with this size of battery lose power faster than a mid-range device, the NE5G is a great smartphone to consider for its high-end performance.
In our review, we noted that the NE5G is not a bargain, but it’s an excellent phone for the money. We like the design and build of the phone, and the camera, which takes decent photos in most circumstances, is well-exposed and offers good battery life. However, we didn’t find any major flaws with the camera or the software. The NE5G is a solid smartphone, but we didn’t expect it to be so good – and a much cheaper one than its predecessor.