The launch of any of the OnePlus Nord series smartphones always excites everyone. Introducing the OnePlus Nord series is one of the boldest decisions from the Chinese smartphone makers. With the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G phone launch, the company once again proved its decision correct. Earlier this month, OnePlus India officially unveiled the latest OnePlus Nord 2T 5G in the Indian subcontinent. The smartphone has minor upgrades over the OnePlus Nord 2 5G launched last year.
OnePlus Nord 2T 5G Phone in India
Following the OnePlus Nord 2, the latest Nord 2T 5G phone comes with a 90Hz AMOLED panel, triple rear camera setup, and a 4500mAh battery. The upgrade comes in the form of a processor. The latest OnePlus Nord 2T is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC. Additionally, it comes with 80W fast charging support. In contrast, the OnePlus Nord 2 gets Dimensity 1200 SoC and 65W fast charging support. The latest OnePlus Nord 2T will compete against the Motorola Edge 30, iQOO Neo 6, Poco F4 5G, Mi 11X, and the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G.
OnePlus Nord 2T 5G phone price in India
India’s all-new OnePlus Nord 2T 5G phone price starts at Rs 28999 for the base variant featuring 8GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. Another variant of the Nord 2T 5G packing in 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, comes with a price tag of Rs 33999. The Chinese smartphone makers are offering this handset in two color options – Jade Fog and Gray Shadow.
Regarding its availability, the OnePlus Nord 2T phone is available for purchase on Amazon India, the official OnePlus India website, the OnePlus Store app, OnePlus Experience Stores, and other online and offline retail stores. Also Read – Upcoming OnePlus Mobile Phone in India, OnePlus Nord 2T 5G launch details
Last month, The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G phone debuted in Europe. In European markets, the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G price starts at EUR 399, roughly Rs 33000 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The 12GB RAM and 256GB model comes for EUR 499, roughly Rs 41300. Also Read – OnePlus Nord 2 specifications and other configuration, price in India
OnePlus Nord 2T 5G phone launch offers
During the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G phone launch event, the Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus officially revealed the different launch offers on the latest OnePlus smartphone. The latest Nord 2T is available with an instant bank discount of Rs 1500 when purchased from Amazon, OnePlus.in, the OnePlus Store app, the OnePlus Experience Store, and other major online and offline retail locations as part of the introductory offer.
ICICI Bank offer
The discount offer is also available on major offline partners, Reliance Digital, Croma, Poorvika, Sangeetha Mobiles, Vijay Sales, Bajaj Electronics, Pai International, Happi mobiles, BigC, LOT, Poojara Telecom, SS Mobiles, Top 10 Mobiles, the Chennai Mobiles and more. Remember, this instant discount is available only between July 5- July 11. Additionally, until the end of July, ICICI Bank cardholders can take advantage of no-cost EMI options for up to three months.
Furthermore, the customers purchasing the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G phone from the official OnePlus.in and the OnePlus Store app will also receive an additional Rs 3000 exchange discount. Remember, this exchange discount is available until July 14. The first 1000 buyers on the OnePlus Store app will also get a OnePlus Nord Handy Fanny Pack.
Offers for Regular customers
For regular customers, the Red Club Members can save up to Rs 1000 on purchasing the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G by using RedCoins. To save up to Rs 1000, regular customers must buy the Nord 2T through the OnePlus.in and the OnePlus Store app until July 11. Also Read – OnePlus 9R vs Nord 2 and other online details
The regular OnePlus Nord 2T buyers can also get the Red Cable Club Care Plan at Rs 749. This offer can be purchased as a bundle on the OnePlus India website and the OnePlus Store app. If this plan is purchased via Amazon India and the OnePlus Experience Store, it will be available as a bundle at Rs 999. This Red Cable Club Care plan benefit includes a 12-month extended warranty, 120GB of cloud storage, and a dedicated customer helpline.
OnePlus Nord 2T 5G: Specification
The all-new One Plus Nord 2T 5G is a dual-SIM (Nano) mobile phone that runs on Android 12 with Oxygen OS 12.1. The smartphone sports a 6.43-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED display. This display gets a screen resolution of 1080*2400 pixels. Furthermore, it has a 20:9 aspect ratio and a 90Hz screen refresh rate.
OnePlus Nord 2T 5G phone comes with a hole-punch design display, and this display gets HDR10+ certification. For screen protection, the device’s OnePlus Nord 2T display is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Also Read – Upcoming OnePlus Nord series new Budget Phone
Under the hood, the latest Nord 2T is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC. This chipset comes along with up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The OnePlus Nord 5G mobile phone carries up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Also Read – OnePlus Nord 2 smartphone with 50 MP AI triple rear camera sensor and OIS support
OnePlus Nord 2T 5G phone has a triple rear camera setup, headlined by a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor. This 50MP primary sensor comes with an f/1.8 aperture lens. Meanwhile, the primary camera also sports optical image stabilization (OIS). The secondary camera is an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with a 120-degree field of view. The third lens is a 2MP monochrome sensor with an f/2.2 aperture lens.
This OnePlus Nord phone offers up to 4K video recording at 30fps. This camera setup also features Super Slow-Motion video at up to 96fps. Additionally, the camera setup comes in pair with a dual-LED Flash. Meanwhile, for selfies and video calling, the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G gets a 32MP Sony IMX615 sensor at the front, with an f/2.4 aperture lens.
OnePlus Nord 2T 5G phone gets all the necessary connectivity options. These options may include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS/ NavIC, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. Similarly, for onboard sensors, the OnePlus Nord smartphone gets an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, proximity sensor, and SAR sensor.
For device security, the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G phone gets an in-display fingerprint sensor. This OnePlus smartphone comes with dual stereo speakers and noise cancellation support; in terms of battery backup, the smartphone packs a 4500mAh dual-cell battery.
Furthermore, the Nord phone comes with 80W SuperVOOC fast charging support, and the supported charger comes bundled inside the box. Besides, it measures 159.1×73.2×8.2mm and weighs 190 grams. Now, in detail, let’s look at the newly launched Nord 2T 5G.
OnePlus Nord 2T 5G: First Impressions
These days OnePlus flagship devices are crazy-expensive, struggling to find their footing in the Indian markets. Luckily, the Nord series has managed to fill the users’ appetites. Nowadays, OnePlus Nord phones have become a reliable choice for users, those who are looking to buy an all-rounder handset without having to spend a significant amount. Recently, the Chinese smartphone makers have launched the all-new Nord 2T 5G in the Indian market.
First T Series OnePlus Nord phone
The OnePlus Nord 2T is a successor to the highly-popular OnePlus Nord 2. This OnePlus Nord 2 significantly improved over its original OnePlus Nord predecessor. Now, the Nord 2T 5G is a refreshed version of the Nord 2. Furthermore, it is the first smartphone to receive the “T” branding. The Chinese smartphone makers have sprinkled a few minor upgrades in the new phone. These changes may not change the smartphone’s performance; meanwhile, these minor upgrades may offer qualitative improvements in terms of performance. Before going into the details, let’s unbox the all-new Nord 2T 5G smartphone.
OnePlus Nord 2T 5G: Unboxing
The One Plus Nord 2T comes inside the regular Black-themed box packaging, and the retail box packaging is the same as the OnePlus Nord 2. Meanwhile, we got the base variant of the Nord 2T with 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. The top of the retail box features the Nord branding in big and bold font. On the back side, we get all the details about the specifications and other manufacturing details along with the One Plus Nord 2T retail price in India. The sides of the retail box are empty.
On opening the retail box, we get a black-themed compartment with the OnePlus logo in the center. It includes a good quality OnePlus Nord 2T back cover case, which protects the device from any physical damage. Besides this, we get Nord stickers, documentation, and a SIM Tray ejector pin. Underneath this section, we get the Nord 2T 5G mobile unit.
In the bottom compartment, we get the OnePlus original red cable which is USB Type-A to USB Type-C. Finally, we get the 80W OnePlus SuperVOOC fast charger inside the box. This is a significant upgrade over the OnePlus Nord 2, which comes with a 65W rapid charger.
OnePlus Nord 2T: Physical Design
The latest Nord 2T 5G does not come with a 6GB RAM variant like the OnePlus Nord 2. As mentioned above, the One Plus Nord 2T 5G is the first-ever “T” model. Hence, the company does not offer a complete design overhaul. Although, the smartphone does get a matte-finished AG glass back panel. Additionally, the display is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The in-hand experience of the OnePlus smartphone is quite premium. Even though the mid-frame comes with rounded corners and is made of polycarbonate material. Looks-wise, the phone appears and looks almost similar to the last year’s OnePlus Nord 2. Therefore, if you own a OnePlus Nord 2, we suggest you save money.
Alert Slider is present
Unlike the OnePlus 10R Endurance Edition, the all-new Nord 2T 5G retains the iconic OnePlus Alert Slider. This Alert Slider is present on the right-hand side. Furthermore, all buttons are in the exact location as on the OnePlus Nord 2 and are easily accessible.
In our experience, the one-handed usage of the OnePlus Nord 2T is quite comfortable because of its compact form factor. However, there is a slight change in the rear camera layout on the One Plus Nord 2T 5G. The camera module on the latest Nord 2T differs from the One Plus Nord 2.
Fairly capable camera with a new module
The triple rear camera sensors in the Nord 2T are placed inside the two circular cutouts. Furthermore, the camera module is slightly raised from the back body. The primary camera cutout accommodates a 50MP primary camera with a Sony IMX766 sensor. Additionally, the secondary cutout features an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 2MP monochrome camera. This 2MP camera also assists in the Portrait mode.
In our experience, only two cameras are usable, the same as the last year’s OnePlus Nord 2. The Selfie camera is the same 32MP front-facing camera. The complete camera review for the latest Nord 2T 5G will be published later.
OnePlus Nord Phone Display Nails it
The display size on the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G is the same as the one already presented on the Nord 2. The latest OnePlus Nord smartphone sports a 6.43-inch AMOLED display panel, and this display offers up to a 90Hz screen refresh rate. Furthermore, an optical fingerprint reader is also embedded in the display for device security. The One Plus Nord 2T 5G display also gets an HDR 10+ certification. For audio experience, the handset receives stereo speakers, which offer a good experience for watching videos.
Decent Performance with Dimensity 1300
Besides design and display, one of the significant upgrades on the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G is the processor. This time the Chinese smartphone makers are using an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC. This processor is expected to bring some performance and imaging improvements. But, in comparison with MediaTek Dimensity 1200, these improvements are negligible.
To recall, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. This latest MediaTek chipset comes in pair with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage.
Battery with 80W fast charging gets the cake
The battery capacity on the latest Nord 2T 5G also remains the same. Like the OnePlus Nord 2, the latest Nord 2T 5G also packs the same 4500mAh battery. This time, OnePlus also included a quicker 80W fast charger in the box. During the launch event, OnePlus claims that this new OnePlus original charger can charge the Nord phone from 0 to 100 percent in just 27 minutes.
Clean UI with the latest Oxygen OS 12.1
The software experience is one of the biggest USPs of the OnePlus brand. The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G runs on the latest Google Android 12 with Oxygen OS 12.1. During our initial usage, the interface ran smoothly without any lag or frame drops. The most significant plus point is that the latest OnePlus Nord phone does not have much-preinstalled bloatware. The preinstalled apps include the regular Google apps, OnePlus apps, and Netflix.
OnePlus Nord 2T: Competition
Talking about the competition in the Indian market, the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G also comes with the same Sony IMX766 primary sensor for a relatively nominal price. Similarly, the iQOO Neo 6 5G offers a 120Hz display and a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC with an 80W fast charging solution at a similar price point. It will also be interesting to see where the OnePlus Nord 2T will stand in the Indian market.
Final Verdict: Is it worth buying?
With minor upgrades, the Nord 2T 5G has nothing much to offer compared to the OnePlus Nord 2. Meanwhile, the latest OnePlus Nord mobile phone won’t attract those many customers, especially the ones who already own OnePlus Nord 2. For first-timers, the OnePlus Nord 2 could pose some good value-for-money offerings. The mid-range smartphone will offer the OnePlus software experience to first-timers. One Plus looks to have held back on the Nord 2T 5G’s enhancements, most likely to keep pricing low, but it’s also conceivable that the significant modifications are being saved for the Nord 3. Stay tuned for the full review.