OnePlus Nord CE 5G is the latest addition to the company’s smartphone portfolio. The CE stands for Core Edition and the company says it will keep all of the core elements of the popular OnePlus Nord. It’s a budget-friendly proposition and also the cheapest phone the company has in India. The OnePlus 9R, on the other hand, is the cheapest offer in the OnePlus 9 series, but still comes with almost flagship specifications. So let’s compare the OnePlus Nord CE, OnePlus Nord, and OnePlus 9R to see what is different.
OnePlus Nord CE vs OnePlus Nord vs OnePlus 9R: Price in India
OnePlus Nord CE 5G costs Rs. 22,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model and Rs. 24,999 for the 8GB + 128GB model. There is also a 12 GB + 256 GB variant that costs Rs. 27,999. It is offered in the colors Blue Void, Charcoal Black and Silver Ray. The phone is currently available for pre-order and will be shipped within six days. The base model with 6 GB + 128 GB is listed as unavailable on the OnePlus website and is also not available on Amazon.
OnePlus Nord costs Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB + 128GB model, Rs. 27,999 for the 8GB + 128GB mode and Rs. 29,999 for the 12GB + 256GB model. The phone is available in blue marble, gray ash and gray onyx. It was launched in India last July.
OnePlus 9R costs Rs. 39,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant and Rs. 43,999 for the 12GB + 256GB variant. It is offered in the colors Carbon Black and Lake Blue. The phone was launched in India in March of this year.
OnePlus Nord CE vs OnePlus Nord vs OnePlus 9R: specifications
All three phones have dual SIM (nano) support and run Android 11 with OxygenOS. The OnePlus Nord CE 5G has a 6.43 inch Full HD + (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 20: 9 and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The OnePlus Nord has a 6.44 inch Full HD + (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) Fluid AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. In comparison, the OnePlus 9R has a 6.5-inch Full HD + (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) OLED display with 120 Hz Refresh rate. All three phones have hole-cutout designs. Under the hood, the OnePlus Nord CE is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC together with the Adreno 619 GPU, up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage. The original Nord comes with the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, paired with the Adreno 620 GPU, up to 12 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256 GB of storage. The OnePlus 9R is powered by the Snapdragon 870 SoC with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
In terms of optics, OnePlus’ latest budget offering features a triple rear camera setup that features a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f / 1.79 lens, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f / 2.25 -Ultra wide angle lens and a 2 megapixel monochrome sensor with an f / 2.4 lens. On the front it carries a 16-megapixel selfie camera with an f / 2.45 lens and EIS support. On the other hand, the OnePlus Nord offers a quad rear camera setup that has a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f / 1.75 lens, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f / 2.25 ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel macro -Shooter and a 5 megapixel depth shooter – both with f / 2.4 aperture. On the front is a dual selfie camera with a 32-megapixel primary sensor with an f / 2.45 lens and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f / 2.45 ultra wide-angle lens. The OnePlus 9R has a quad rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f / 1.7 lens, a 16-megapixel secondary sensor with an f / 2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel macro shooter and a 2 megapixel monochrome shooter. The OnePlus 9R has a 16-megapixel sensor with an f / 2.4 lens for selfies and video chats.
The connectivity options are pretty much the same on all three phones. They are equipped with 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS / A-GPS, NFC and a USB Type-C port. The Nord CE 5G brings back the 3.5mm headphone jack, while the higher quality OnePlus 9R has Wi-Fi 6 support. The sensors on board are also the same, including an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and a fingerprint scanner in the display.
OnePlus packaged a 4,500 mAh battery with support for fast charging Warp Charge 30T Plus in the Nord CE 5G. OnePlus Nord comes with a 4,115 mAh battery that also supports 30 W fast charging. The OnePlus 9R is powered by a 4,500 mAh battery that supports Warp Charge 65. In terms of dimensions, the Nord CE 5G measures 159.2 x 73.5 x 7.9 mm and weighs 170 grams, the Nord measures 158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm and weighs 184 grams. And the OnePlus 9R measures 160.7 x 74.1 x 8.4 mm and weighs 189 grams.