While OnePlus Nord is just beginning to reach mass market, I wondered who can be considered not only the main competitors, about which I have already described, and those smartphones that just can with him compare and call its alternatives. The circle here is usually a little wider and models can be called more. Each of them has their own advantages, but also raises questions. One thing is clear for sure — the combination of price, facilities, popularity, usability and other settings they draw the comparison to new. In the end you will have the opportunity to disagree with me, but let’s compare.
Counterparts OnePlus Nord
The hallmark and the main feature of the OnePlus Nord is that it is offered for relatively little money, but quite generously stuffed with different amenities. Now he started to go on sale at the price of 399 euros (approximately 34 500 rubles).
In our country it is not sold yet, but it’s a matter or time, or dealers. Yet it is what it is, let’s consider who might replace him, if you can’t wait to wait. The following smartphones are not exhibited by rating, they are just given as an example of what you can buy instead of new items.
The first drop test OnePlus Nord showed, easy to break and scratch
Google Pixel 3a — the old horse furrow does not spoil
The first budget phone Pixel from Google for over a year, but it is still very good and is quite sane for my level of money. Of course, it only has one main camera and one frontalka compared to four and two respectively OnePlus Nord, but the pictures he makes, is still the best in the class.
You also get quick updates directly from Google and a clearer perception of Android compared to Oxygen OS. And there will be a port of 3.5 mm. But the rest of the features Nord look much more interesting. The screen refresh rate, battery capacity, ability to work with 5G and more, the new model will be better.
It may be worth it to wait for Google Pixel 4a that should go here, but it will definitely be more expensive than last year’s model. But, it is expected that a series of Pixel 4a will also be represented in 4G and 5G versions. So it will be a little more competitive.
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Realme X50 — brother, do you?
OnePlus Nord has many similarities with the available 5G mobile phone Realme. They have the same chipset Snapdragon 765G, charging 30 watts and a nearly identical 48-megapixel main camera. To explain it’s not hard. Both manufacturers are holding BBK. Given the situation of the OnePlus, it is possible that the company could just buy a ready-made model, not to spend money on state employees, when she is already firmly anchored in the top segment. Such kind of a gift to fans of the brand turned out.
However, there are several advantages. For example, the price in Europe is € 350 (about 30 000). And yet it has a higher screen refresh rate — 120 Hz, although it is not OLED, but only the LCD screen. The main advantage of OnePlus I would pile only the second frontalka.
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In Russia the smartphone is not yet for sale, but will be soon. I think he can be a good alternative to the OnePlus Nord, although he, too, is not without its cockroaches.
Realme X3 Superzoom — another brother
Another phone Realme, which can be compared with OnePlus Nord, this Realme X3 Superzoom. It stands out from other Android smartphones in this article thanks to Snapdragon 855 Plus. He released a year ago, but he’s still very powerful and better than Snapdragon 765G in Nord.
Main camera X3 has a maximum resolution of 64 MP. Frontalka very similar to the OnePlus Nord — 32 MP and 8 MP. Other features that are worth paying attention to, include LCD screen 120 Hz FHD +, battery capacity of 4200 mAh with charging 30 watts and the price from 34 000 rubles for the version 8/128 GB.
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Poco F2 Pro — truth and Pro
Poco F2 Pro now you can buy from 33 000 rubles for the version 6/128 GB and 39 500 for the version 8/256 GB. The price is not the lowest, but specs are impressive.
In the case F2 Poco Pro will be installed flagship chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, not 765G. A better combination of cameras, traveling frontalka and battery 4700 mAh charging 30 watts. Against this background Nord OnePlus is not so impressive.
There are other counterparts from Xiaomi, but it is F2 Poco Pro looks like something is preferable, although personally I would likely not bought.
iPhone SE — second bites from the Apple
OnePlus and Apple are fighting for the same piece of the pie in the middle segment (at least in those countries where they both displays), so it makes sense to include iPhone SE alternatively OnePlus Nord. If Nord focuses on the update frequency of the screen 5G and the number of cameras, then the Apple goes in the opposite direction.
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On iPhone SE you will not find screen with high refresh rate, 5G, or at least even two cameras. But you get a more powerful processor, gorgeous (and single) camera and a nice case, though a bit dated. And yet SE will iPhone the maximum protection from water and wireless charging.
Then you choose, but these smartphones offer a very interesting ratio of performance and demonstrate a completely different approach their producers. It only remains to add that the iPhone SE will be more expensive and its price starts from 33 000 rubles for the version with 64 GB. For the 128 GB will have to pay about 36 000, and 256 GB for about 41 000. This is the price of smartphones grey in the official store they start from 39 990 rubles.
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G — without it anywhere
In Russia Samsung Galaxy A51 5G is difficult to find, but if you talk about the price in Europe, he’s a bit more expensive OnePlus Nord. In rubles it will be about 40 000. But this is one of the few options if you need a relatively affordable phone Samsung 5G.
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A51 5G works Galaxy running the Exynos 980, which should ensure smooth operation. The camera has 4 modules with a maximum resolution of 48 megapixels. Phone Samsung also offers a slightly larger battery than Nord — 4500 mAh — but it loses when it comes to charging (15 watts) and refresh rate (60 Hz).
There is a more affordable version of the Samsung Galaxy A51, but it will be no 5G, and the weaker processor. In such a configuration it is already a lame alternative to the OnePlus Nord.
What to buy the OnePlus instead of the Nord
I know that many of our readers are very fond of smartphones OnePlus, but accept not all models. It is difficult to say how it will turn out in this case, so let’s fix your opinion on at the moment, just fill in the form below which smartphone is better than OnePlus Nord. If no, click it. Deployed to answer you in our Telegram chat and comments.