OnePlus Nord N200 5G Review and Retail Price in Pakistan 2021
OnePlus is known primarily for flagship smartphones at relatively reasonable prices. But, in the past few years, the Nord line has gained particular popularity. Smartphone OnePlus Nord N200 5G with support for 5G networks and a screen refresh rate of 90 Hz, costs from 40 thousand rupees.
OnePlus Nord N200 5G Review
The first Nord was a really good device with a quality display and great cameras. However, how good is the Nord N200 5G in practice?
Features OnePlus Nord N200 5G
|Screen||6.49 inches, IPS, 2400 × 1080 pixels, 20: 9 ratio (~ 405 ppi), 90 Hz refresh rate|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G (8nm) SM4350, Octa-core (2 × 2.0Hz Kryo 460 + 6 × 1.8Hz Kryo 460)|
|Inner memory||64/128 GB UFS 2.1, expandable via microSD card|
|System and software||Android 11, OxygenOS 11|
|Main camera||13-MP, f / 2.2, wide-angle, PDAF + 2-MP, f / 2.4, macro + 2-MP, f / 2.4, depth|
|Front camera||16MP f / 2.1|
|Communication and connections||Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, hotspot, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, FM radio, USB Type-C 2.0|
|Network||2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900 3G HSDPA 850/900/1700 (AWS) / 1900/2100 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66, 71, 38, 39, 40, 41 5G bands: 2, 25, 41, 66, 71 SA / NSA / Sub6 – USA 2, 25, 66, 71 SA / NSA / Sub6 – Canada|
|Sensors||Fingerprint scanner (side), accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Battery||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable, fast charging 18 W|
|Dimensions and weight||163.1 x 74.9 x 8.3 mm, 189 grams|
|Price||From 40 thousand rupees|
Design and appearance Nord N200 5G
OnePlus always manages to make even smartphones in the affordable Nord line look more expensive than they actually are.
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The case of the Nord N200 5G is durable, the screen is almost frameless, and the back cover is matte. The iridescent blue-gray color also looks good. It seems that the gadget really costs 10-20 thousand more.
OnePlus Nord N200 5G design
Around the front is a 6.49-inch LCD with a selfie camera cutout in the upper left corner. The bezels around the OnePlus Nord N200 5G screen are incredibly thin. In fact, the phone as a whole looks quite compact despite the large 5000mAh battery tucked away inside.
OnePlus Nord N200 5G Smartphone
At the bottom is the USB-C port, speaker and headphone jack. If you are using wired 3.5mm headphones or optional car accessories, this is no problem. The Nord N200 supports two SIM cards and a microSD card via the slot located at the top.
OnePlus Nord N200 5G Fingerprint Scanner
The fingerprint scanner is located in the power button. Weighing 189 grams, the device feels a bit heavy in the hands. There is also IPX2 protection, so the smartphone is not afraid of water drops and rain.
One of the advantages of the OnePlus Nord N200 5G is a 6.49-inch IPS display with a 90Hz refresh rate and Full HD + (2400 × 1080) resolution.
The quality of the screen is definitely good, it is comfortable to use it in a dark room or outdoors. While the N200’s LCD panel lacks the deep blacks of OLEDs, most will enjoy it when viewing photos, videos, or playing games.
OnePlus Nord N200 5G display cutout
One of the positive features of the Nord N200 is its increased refresh rate of 90Hz. This is impressive, in reality it makes the interaction with the Android system very smooth. You can also enjoy content at a higher frame rate. Genshin Impact looked great on the N200 display, as did other high refresh rate games (like Dead Cells). FHD + resolution help make text clearer.
After testing the Nord N200 5G display, I found that it reproduces 160.7% of the sRGB spectrum. This is very good, especially considering the Delta-E 0.26 color accuracy rating (where 0 is perfect). For a phone for 40 thousand rupees. The display is excellent and you won’t get some of the benefits of OLED panels, but I doubt many will care.
Cameras Nord N200 5G
The surprise was that OnePlus decided to install a basic system of three cameras in a budget smartphone.
In the OnePlus Nord N200 5G we get a 13MP main lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP monochrome sensor. The latter serves to create a better depth effect when shooting portraits. On the front, we get a 16MP camera for taking selfies. Unfortunately, there is no wide-angle camera here.
Shooting on OnePlus Nord N200 5G
The quality of the footage is mediocre, even taking into account the low price of the Nord N200 5G. Photos come out pale when there is a lot of noise and blur in low light. Night mode practically does not improve the situation. At least the monochrome sensor contributes to a good background blur (bokeh) effect in Portrait mode.
Photo OnePlus Nord N200 5G
The highest resolution among the cameras of the Nord N200 5G, the front one is 16 MP, but OnePlus spoiled the quality of the resulting selfies with its algorithms for improving the appearance. In the photo, the skin looks unnaturally pink and smooth, as if someone had applied a layer of makeup over the face. Fortunately, all of these filters can be turned off, although by default they work even when shooting video.
OnePlus Nord N200 5G pictures
The smartphone supports video recording up to 1080p and 30 frames per second. These aren’t the best in the class, but at least you’ll be able to shoot FHD videos. In practice, the quality of the clips with the N200 is just good. Stabilization needs some tweaking when microphone quality is acceptable.
The OnePlus Nord N200 5G smartphone runs Android 11 out of the box, with OnePlus OxygenOS, one of the cleanest user interfaces for smartphones.
OnePlus Nord N200 5G System
There is a bit of third-party software in apps and settings, as well as a few nice additions like Zen mode or backlit text reading. During my tests, I noticed some problems with the interface freezing, like delayed launch of the camera application from the lock screen and a strange floating settings panel.
OnePlus Nord N200 5G OS & Software
OnePlus also announced that the Nord N200 will receive only one operating system update. This means that the device will not see Android 13.
Alas, the main disadvantage of the OnePlus Nord N200 5G is the hardware. We get the Snapdragon 480 processor, which is unable to provide the smartphone with high performance.
Performance OnePlus Nord N200 5G
During tests when using a smartphone, I often had lags when switching between applications took a long time. And the problem is not only in the chipset, although the interface of OxygenOS 11 outwardly differs little from pure Android, here it does not work as fast as we would like. Swipes on the screen are not immediately recognized, and the feedback seems slow.
OnePlus Nord N200 5 test
The Nord N200 scored 1602 points in the Geekbench 5 multi-core test. The more expensive Pixel 4a with Snapdragon 730G scored 1647 points, while the iPhone SE scored 3226 points. The SE also easily bypassed the N200 in the 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited test, where OnePlus scores only 5.8 frames per second, up from 47.9 for the iPhone SE 2 .
Autonomy OnePlus Nord N200 5G
Inside the Nord N200 5G is a 5000mAh battery, which provides quite a long battery life.
One battery charge will last up to 17 hours of video watching – better than most competitors. During the day, you rarely have to worry about charging your device.
The Nord N200 5G supports 18W fast charging, which is included in the package. However, it can be called fast with a stretch – in half an hour the adapter will recover only 32% of the energy.