The OnePlus Nord is the current best mid-range device in the OnePlus lineup. It comes with a great price tag that a lot of users in the Kenyan market will appreciate for the features it has compared to the competition. Here’s all the information about the OnePlus Nord for Kenyan buyers
To help Kenyans decide whether to get the OnePlus Nord, we’ve prepared this buyer’s guide that showcases all the resources on OnePlus Nord. We’ll take a good look at how the cameras perform, what various reviewers think of the phone, how to buy it, how much it costs, and much more below:
The OnePlus Nord (launch price: 52,000 Kenyan Shillings) made its debut on July 21 via an online event. Sales officially began in August 9th in our Kenyan store.
The OnePlus Nord is a mid-range device, but it still has plenty to offer for it’s target market . It comes with a Snapdragon 765G processor, 8GB to 12GB RAM variants, four rear cameras, a big battery with Warp Charge 30T, and 5G support.
Due to the affordable price tag, the Nord had to make a few differences compared to the OnePlus 8 Series. In addition to changing Snapdragon 765G processor (octa-core CPU with a 2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime core, a 2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold core, 6 1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver core and an Adreno 620 GPU), which has a 5G modem, making it the most affordable 5G smartphone compared to the Snapdragon 865 you get in the OnePlus 8 series, there’s also no wireless charging or an IP rating compared to the OnePlus 8 Series.
Is the OnePlus Nord worth buying?
Depending on your needs, the OnePlus Nord is generally a worthy buy.
The handset is more than powerful and capable enough to handle all your everyday tasks with ease, offering similar performance as the Snapdragon 845.
One of the biggest reasons to buy the OnePlus Nord is for the software experience. Oxygen Operating System has one of the best skins out there, offering plenty of useful features while keeping a stock-like feel. That means the OS isn’t as modified as those you get on other Android devices, and there’s no bloatware. OnePlus also has a great track record when it comes to software updates, shipping out the latest versions of Android faster than most of the competition.
Other reasons to go for the OnePlus Nord include a great price tag, 5G support, and a great AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The build quality is excellent as well, as is the overall design of the handset.
The OnePlus Nord’s camera system
The main sensor does a great job, the three lenses also make for good, all-round shots. If camera quality is a priority for you at an affordable price, the OnePlus Nord is a worthy option.
Does The OnePlus Nord Have A Headphone Jack?
There’s no headphone jack on board, but the Oneplus Buds and Buds Z are a great option to wirelessly pair your OnePlus Nord with. We have both the OnePlus Buds and Buds Z available below:
Does The OnePlus Nord Have Expandable Memory?
Only the OnePlus Nord N10 has a memory card slot
How Long Does The OnePlus Nord Battery Last?
The battery of the OnePlus Nord is a decent size, the battery life is pretty good should get you through a full day with ease.
What do the expert reviewers from around the web think?
To give you the best overview of the Nord, we looked at what reviewers from other publications had to say about OnePlus’ mid-range phone.
- Tech Radar’s John McCann said the OnePlus Nord is a great combination of style, features, and affordability. It offers an almost-flagship experience thanks to its premium design, slick performance, and great cameras.
- Cnet’s Andrew Hoyle thinks the OnePlus Nord offers a lot of value for money. The phone has a great design in his opinion and feels premium, despite its low price point. Performance is excellent, the display is vibrant, and the main camera is decent. Andrew also likes that the phone supports 5G and OnePlus’ Warp Charge technology.
- Engadget’s Mat Smith really likes the OnePlus Nord. He said that the phone offers great performance. He also said good things about the display of the phone as well as the cameras. Other pros of the Nord include 5G support and an affordable price tag.
What people think of the OnePlus Nord?
A day after Oneplus announced the Nord, we ran a poll on our Social media pages, asking Kenyans whether they thought the OnePlus Nord was good or not, and based on the answers, the vast majority of our followers really like OnePlus’ mid-range smartphone. Out of nearly 9,000 survey participants, 85.4% of them said the phone was hot.
The 14.6% of those who voted “Not” berated the phone’s lack of wireless charging, and a headphone port.
How good is the OnePlus Nord camera?
The OnePlus Nord has a total of six cameras. You’ll find a main 48MP sensor on the back along with 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP depth, and 2MP macro lenses. There are two selfie cameras on board — a main 32MP shooter and an 8MP ultra-wide sensor.
The main 48MP sensor is the same as the one on the OnePlus 8 and is the best of the pack, producing good images. There’s a reasonable amount of sharpness in images, and the sensor captures highlight details well.
The OnePlus Nord comes with the company’s Nightscape mode that’s designed to improve low-light photography.
Does the OnePlus Nord have great battery life?
The handset packs a 4,115mAh battery that supports OnePlus’ Warp Charge 30T fast charging (30W). The battery life is good overall, providing a full day of use with ease compared to other smartphones in the Kenyan market.
For charging, you can get the OnePlus Nord from zero to 100% in 57 minutes, according to our testing. That’s very fast.
OnePlus Nord and Nord N10 and N100
The OnePlus Nord isn’t the cheapest phone in the Nord Series lineup. OnePlus announced the Nord N10 and N100 in October 2020, and both of them cost less than the Nord. However, they both offer different specs and features.
With the Nord N10 you’re getting a Snapdragon 690 chipset, a slightly larger 6.49-inch LCD display, a bigger 4,300mAh battery, and a headphone jack. The camera system is a bit different as well, but it is quite capable considering the price of the handset. It’s a really worthy buy for Kenyan buyers that are looking for that OnePlus experience on a device that comes with classic android components and legacy smartphone features
With the Nord N100, you get 6.5-inch HD+ display, a Snapdragon 460 chipset, three rear cameras, and a 5,000mAh battery. There’s also a headphone jack on board.
If you’re a OnePlus fan and aren’t a super-demanding user, the Nord N100 should serve your needs just fine. But keep in mind that, just like the Nord N10, it will get one Android update— Android 11.
Also keep in mind that the Nord N10 and N100 are currently available in East Africa, but we’re the only outlet providing global manufacturer’s warranty and lifetime support.
Most Asked OnePlus Nord questions and answers by Kenyans
Q: Is the OnePlus Nord waterproof?
A: No, the phone isn’t waterproof, however, the phone has been internally tested in up to 30cm of water for 30 seconds.
Q: Does the OnePlus Nord support 5G?
A: Yes, the OnePlus Nord supports the sub-6Ghz 5G standard.
Q: Does the OnePlus Nord have a headphone jack?
A: Just like the OnePlus 8 series, the OnePlus Nord does not have a headphone jack.
Q: Does the OnePlus Nord support wireless charging?
A: No, it doesn’t.
Q: Does the OnePlus Nord have dual-SIM capabilities?
A: Yes, you can use two SIM cards in the OnePlus Nord at the same time.
Q: Does the OnePlus Nord have a microSD card slot on board?
A: Only the OnePlus Nord N10 supports expandable storage.
Q: What storage variants is the phone available in?
A: The phone comes in 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB variants. There’s also a 6GB/64GB model available too.
Q: When will OnePlus Nord launch in the Kenya?
A: The OnePlus Nord is alreasy available for purchase from our website
Q: How fast does the OnePlus Nord charge?
A: The device supports OnePlus’ Warp Charge 30T tech (30W), which gets the battery from empty to 100% in 57 minutes, according to our testing.
Q: What colors is the OnePlus Nord available in?
A: The phone is available in two colors: Gray Onyx and Blue Marble.
Where to buy the OnePlus Nord in Kenya?
The OnePlus Nord is already available in Kenya, sales kicked off in August 2020.
For now, the only place offering Kenyan buyers global manufacturer’s warranty and support is from our shop on the link below