Oneplus Nord N10 5G Review
- Latest Snapdragon 690 Chipset
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- Bloatware free OxygenOS 10.5
Oneplus Nord N10: Overview
OnePlus is one of the best smartphone brands in the smartphone market, which is launching a new smartphone, it is new OnePlus Nord N10 5G. OnePlus has launched its previous mid-range smartphone Oneplus Nord, which was a successor smartphone. Another good thing about this new OnePlus Nord N10 5G is that this smartphone comes with the new Snapdragon 690 chipset, which is the world’s first 5G chipset of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series.
This smartphone comes in a bit cheaper compared to its previous smartphone Oneplus Nord, this is because the Nord N10 has to miss some specifications or you will have to copy some features too. Because of this, it will be available at a slightly lower price. It has some missing features like, it has a higher megapixel camera, but it did not have a secondary wide-angle front camera.
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If you want to get this smartphone for a mid-range phone then it will be a good choice, because it is one of the cheapest 5G smartphones. This smartphone of OnePlus is one of its most competitive smartphones such as Google Pixel 4A 5G, Motorola One 5G.
Today there is no 5G network rollout in India, the source has revealed that the 5G network is going to roll out in India in 2022. If we talk about storage variants, the Oneplus Nord N10 5G comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of only one storage variant internal space. This 6GB RAM does not make the phone very fast, yet it is an average performance for normal gaming or multitasking.
It has a full HD LCD display of 6.5 inches, which is great for video gaming or media. This display supports 90Hz, So, touch response is going to be quite fast. This phone comes with a 4300 mAh battery, which is not impressive, which is much less than Google Pixel 4A 4A.
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There is a good thing in it that 30 Watts supports fast charge, due to which it gets charged up to 50% in 30 minutes, which is quite a good thing. Here are some of its advanced features, NFC has also been given in it, which supports NFC’s tag pay.
Oneplus Nord N10 5G full specifications
|Screen Size||6.49 inches Full HD+|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Refresh rate||Standard ( 90 Hz ), 180 Hz responsive rate|
|Aspect Ratio & Pixel Density||20:9 ratio (~406 PPI density)|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass v3|
|Dimension||163 x 74.7 x 9 mm|
|Build||Front Glass, Glass Back, Plastic Frame & Body|
|SIM||Dual SIM card tray, 5G enabled, Dual 4G VoLTE, 3G, 2G Networks|
|Software & Hardware|
|Operating System||Android v10, based on OxygenOS 10.5|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 (8 nm)|
|Clock Speed||Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 560 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 560 Silver)|
|USB Type C||Yes, 2.0|
|Memory Card Slot||Dedicated microSDXC card slot|
|Internal Storage & RAM||6 GB RAM, 128 GB|
|Memory Type||UFS 2.1|
|Camera Setup||Quad Cam, 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 8 MP, f/2.3, 50mm˚ (Ultrawide), 2 MP, f/2.4,(Depth), 2 MP, f/2.4, (Macro)|
|Features||HDR, Panorama, Portrait mode, Scene Mode, gyro-EIS|
|Video||4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30/60/120fps|
|Camera Setup||16 MP, f/2.1|
|Features||HDR, Night light, Portrait Mode, Beautify Mode|
|Video Resolution||1080p @ 30 / 60fps|
|Wi-Fi WLAN||Yes, 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / 6|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth v5.1|
|Bluetooth features||File Transfer, Audio control|
|Fingerprint Scanner Location||Rear-Mounted|
|Compass & Proximity Sensor||Yes|
|Size (in mAh)||4300 mAh|
|Type||Lithium Polymer, Non-Removable|
|Fast Charging Support||Yes, 30 Watts Quick Charge delivery|
|Reverse Charge||Yes, 3 Watts|
|Color Variants||Midnight Ice|
|3.5mm Audio Jack||Yes|
|Price||£489 or $299.9 USD|
- Ultimate Performance
- One of the cheapest 5G smartphone
- 90Hz refresh rate smooth display
- Affordable price
- The rear panel fingerprint scanner
- Both cameras are not Impressive
- 4,300 mAh battery is not enough
- The display could have been better
Price & Availablity
Right now, Oneplus has only two affordable 5G smartphone are available, which are the OnePlus Nord 5G and Nord N10 5G. OnePlus is a flagship smartphone making company, which has now started making affordable smartphones. OnePlus announced on November 7 about the Oneplus Nord N10 5G smartphone, which was the first Oneplus Nord N10 launch date in the UK on November 20, with the priced at $299 or £489.
It means, Oneplus Nord N10 5G is $40 cheaper than the Oneplus Nord 5G, which price is around $500. If we talk about launching this smartphone in India, there is no information available now.
Oneplus Nord N10 5G is one of the trending smartphones of the present, in which one good thing is that it is like a king in the category of mid-range smartphones because it is made of solid build material. This smartphone is slightly larger than its previous OnePlus Nord smartphone, but it does not feel full or big when held in the hand.
In the Oneplus Nord N10 5G, a volume rocker has been given on the left side of this smartphone, and the power button has been given on its right side. All the buttons have been given in this phone, but no alert slider button has been given in it, whose work is silent / Vibrate / Ringer modes have to be selected, which is given in all the smartphones of OnePlus.
Therefore, missing this slider button is the biggest drawback of this phone, which has reduced the specification of this phone, so this phone is available on a slightly lower budget and Feels cheap. The 3.5 mm audio jack has been provided on the bottom side of this phone, and a USB Type C port has been provided.
The best thing about this phone is that this smartphone comes with an audio jack, so it is the first smartphone of the OnePlus which is comes with an audio jack. Due to the availability of audio jacks, we do not need to carry with USB To 3.5mm audio adapter.
Oneplus Nord N10 5G has glass in the front and plastic material in the rear panel. It is a fully glossy smartphone, which looks quite beautiful on seeing it, and it has a metal frame in the smartphone, due to which it gives a very premium feel by holding the phone in hand and makes the smartphone very far-reaching. Therefore, this smartphone seems to be the most premium in the category of mid-range smartphones.
OnePlus Nord N10 5G comes with a full HD display of 6.5 inches, which is sufficient for high-end gaming or media viewing. The biggest drawback of this phone is that only an IPS LCD display has been given in it, which is not considered a good display. Most of the Mid-range smartphones comes with Super AMOLED or OLED display, which are much better than the IPS panel, and also have a lot of power efficiency
It is not that the IPS panel is a very bad display, if you have an IPS panel in smartphone budget of between 10 to 20 thousands rupees, that is fine, but if you are looking for a smartphone of more than 20 thousand rupees, then you will be better off taking AMOLED or OLED display.
A punch hole has been given on the left side of this phone. Thankfully, this phone gets a refresh rate of 90 Hz, which gives a greater viewing experience. A higher refresh rate is used in page scrolling, multitasking, video viewing, due to which it seems quite attractive.
Oneplus Nord N10 5G has a full HD display with a resolution of 1080 by 2400 pixels, which is based on a 20:9 ratio. It has a slightly taller display feel compared to the display of other mid-range smartphones, while its other competitor smartphones such as the Pixel 4A display have a 19:5:9 ratio based. So the Pixel 4A display is slightly wider than the OnePlus Nord N10.
OnePlus inherits its version Oneplus Nord’s camera in Oneplus Nord N10 5G, which means both smartphones come with a quad rear camera. The main camera of the OnePlus Nord N10 5G comes with 64 megapixels, which has an aperture of f/1.79, and a pixel size of 0.7µ. The aperture of this smartphone is larger than OnePlus Nord 5G (f1/.59) but its pixel size is less than (0.8µ) of the Oneplus Nord.
This phone has a 64-megapixel of pixel binding, so both smartphone’s camera algorithm is the same. For example, capturing images with 64 megapixels (for print on large sheets/poster), while capturing with 16-megapixels brings better HDR and best dynamic colors.
The second camera of this smartphone is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, which can capture a view angle of up to 119 degrees. The wide-angle image taken from this phone shows a very blurry image when compared to the image taken from its main camera.
Therefore, images captured only in a 10 to 15 feet distance view will be captured properly. Another image will be very blurry. If we talk about the third camera of this phone, it comes with a 2-megapixel macro camera, which is used to take a flower or ultra close up shots. Its algorithm is also similar to the OnePlus Nord, which captures images from one to two inches apart
The last camera of this phone is a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor, which can be used to capture images only in black and white. This camera has a dedicated night mode, which can be used to capture good images even under low light. But you cannot expect anything more than images taken with this mode, because low light causes blurring of images.
Portrait mode is also provided in this phone, so you can capture great images in daylight conditions, but you may face some problems in low light. Pictures taken from this portrait mode are very good but it was very difficult to focus the object. So OnePlus can fix it in the coming times through OTA updates.
It has 16 megapixels front camera for taking selfies, which has an f/2.1 aperture. This front camera quality is not so good and not a wide camera, but it supports 1080p videos on @30/60 and some features like portrait mode and gyro EIS functions. This phone definitely lacks a telephoto lens, as it only gets 10X times the digital zoom, which makes the images blurred by full zoom, so it is we suggest you keep it up to 6X zoom only.
RAM & Performance
As a performance, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G mid-range smartphone has superior performance, but you cannot expect more from this phone, because it has Snapdragon 600 series based 690 chipsets, 6GB RAM, and 128 GB internal storage only, which is given Micro SD card can be expanded up to 512 GB.
It is worth noting in this smartphone that the OnePlus Nord 5G has Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset and also starts with 8GB RAM. Hence, it proves that there will be some poor performance in OnePlus Nord N10 5G. This Snapdragon 690 5G chipset, which is the first 5G chipset in the Snapdragon 600 series. The Snapdragon 690 5G is based on very small (8 nm) transistors, with a 2.0 GHz octa core-based.
During the test, the gaming performance of Snapdragon 765G was only 46%, while Snapdragon 690 scores 47%. It has a new Adreno 619 L for graphics. So, there is no doubt that Snapdragon 690 gets the better performance, so it is a clear winner.
If we talk about the software of the Oneplus Nord N10 5G, then it runs on Android 10 out of the box. In recent times, the latest smartphones are based on Android 11, so it is confirmed that after some time, OnePlus will provide a new update of Android 11 through OTA update. If you talk about the skin of this phone, it works above Oxygen OS 10.5, which is a clean Android Experience OS.
Oneplus Nord N10 5G comes with a 4,300 mAh Li-Po battery, which is slightly more than OnePlus Nord (4,115 mAh). But the other mid-range smartphones have a much larger battery, such as the Motorola One 5G, which has a battery of 5,000 mAh.
If you talk about its backup, then this smartphone can last all day with this 4300 mAh battery. If you do heavy HD games like Call of Duty Mobile or play big games like Fortnite, then you can easily do continuous gaming for 6 to 7 hours.
Buy it if…
If you want to get the cheapest 5G smartphone in the world, then you can buy it blindly.
If you are looking for a smartphone with ultimate daylight photography, then you can go to this phone, because it comes with a 64-megapixel powerful camera, which has great quality.
If you are looking for a 5G smartphone in mid-budget, that too at a higher refresh rate, then this smartphone comes with a 90Hz ultra-smooth display.
Don’t buy it if…
If you want to capture high-level photos like iPhone then you should go for Google Pixel 4A 5G.
If you want great specifications in mid-range smartphones then this smartphone is not for you, because it has only 6 GB of RAM.
Most smartphones today have a large battery of 5,000 mAh, while the OnePlus Nord N10 5G has only 4,300 mAh.