OnePlus Nord 2T 5G hands-on review

Scarlette Lennon1 July 2022Last Update : 1 month ago
OnePlus Nord 2T 5G hands-on review


OnePlus Nord 2T 5G is the latest entry in the company’s series of mid-range smartphones. It is the first smartphone in the Nord series to have T-branding, which was previously only reserved for OnePlus phones.

As we have seen before, the OnePlus T models represent only a modest upgrade over the non-T model and are not intended to be a full successor. However, the Nord 2T 5G comes almost a full year after the launch of the Nord 2 5G, so you would be forgiven for thinking that this would be a more significant upgrade, which it is not.

OnePlus Nord 2T specifications in an instant:

  • Body: 159.1×73.2×8.2 mm, 190 g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame.
  • Screen: 6.43 “AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10 +, 1080x2400px resolution, 20: 9 aspect ratio, 409ppi.
  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 1300: Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G77 MC9.
  • Memory: 128 GB 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 12 GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
  • OS / Software: Android 12, OxygenOS 12.1.
  • Rear camera: Wide (head): 50 MP, f / 1.9, 24 mm, 1 / 1.56 “, 1.0 ,m, PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f / 2.2, 120˚; Depth: 2 MP, f / 2.2.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f / 2.4, (wide), 1 / 2.8 “, 0.8 .m.
  • Video recording: Rear camera: 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30/60/120 / 480fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p @ 30fps, gyro-EIS.
  • Battery: 4500mAh; Fast charging 80W, USB power supply.
  • Various: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC; stereo speakers.

The Nord 2T 5G has three notable changes compared to its predecessor. It has a slightly changed look at the back, with two new colors and finishes. The new model also comes with the latest MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chipset. And finally, the fast charge has been upgraded to 80W.

Apart from that, we are looking at pretty much the same smartphone as the Nord 2 5G. With that out of the way, let’s get on with the review.

Unpacking the OnePlus Nord 2T

The Nord 2T 5G packaging includes the phone, the new 80W Super VOOC quick charger and a USB 2.0 cable. The cable has a USB-A port at the end that plugs into the charger.

OnePlus Nord 2T 5g hands-on review

The 80W Super VOOC charger only supports fast charging for OnePlus and Oppo devices. There is no USB-PD support as it was found on the 65W charger that comes with Nord 2 5G.

Apart from that, there is also a clear silicone case inside the box. The Indian packaging also gets North-labeled stickers and OnePlus’ Red Cable Club membership cards.

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