OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G The price of the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant in India is Rs 19,999. Its second variant comes with 8GB RAM + 128GB storage which costs Rs 21,999. The base variant has been launched only in Black Dusk color while the top variant has been launched in only Blue Tide finish.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Blue variant apparently looks like a Nord smartphone. This time the solid shade of blue has not been given in the phone, rather, when the phone is rotated under the light, it seems to go from sky blue to some yellow shade. A textured finish is given near the camera module.
In the short time I spent with the phone, I found that the fingerprints were not being able to easily make room on it. A clear case is also available with the phone in the box, which is useful. Apart from this, Nord sticker, SIM ejector pin, Red Cable Club membership card, 33W SuperWook charger and a signature red USB Type C cable are available in the box.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G has a large 6.59-inch display. It has a camera hole in the top left corner which houses a 16-megapixel selfie camera. It is an LCD panel with 120Hz maximum refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. There are thin bezels on the sides of the display but thick bezels at the top and bottom.
The sides of the phone are flat, which makes it comfortable to hold. On the right side, there is a fingerprint scanner with a slight slope, whose position is quite comfortable and due to the slope, it is also easy to locate. Volume button, SIM tray is given in the left side of the phone. You will find only the secondary microphone at the top. While the bottom has a USB Type-C port, primary microphone, speaker and 3.5mm headphone jack.
The phone weighs 195 grams. Due to the curved side, its thickness is not known much. Triple camera has been given in the rear of the phone. The camera module feels protruding from the body and the phone appears raised when placed on a flat surface. The phone has a 64-megapixel primary camera with support for EIS. Apart from this, there is a 2-megapixel depth camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Unlike the Nord CE 2 5G, it does not get an ultrawide camera.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chip. We already know this processor Vivo T1, Moto G71 5G, Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5GAnd Realme 9 Pro 5G As seen in devices. This phone supports Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band Wi-Fi and five 5G bands. It has a hybrid dual-SIM tray, so you’ll be able to use either the second SIM or the microSD card.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G phone is based on Android 12 and runs on Oxygen OS 12.1. There are many new features to be seen in the UI. In full review, I will talk about its more details. Android security patch of March 2022 was given in my unit. OnePlus has promised two main Android updates and three years of security updates for this phone, which should give it some advantage in the competition.
After using the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G for a while, I can say that it looks pretty reliable. However, the competition is tough in this price segment. I’ll be testing the camera, performance, battery life and software soon, so stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for a full review of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G.