With the Nord N10 5G and, OnePlus expanded its extra inexpensive Nord household of telephones after launching its first in 2020. Obtainable in Europe and North America, the at present prices $300. That is cheaper than the UK-only (which you’ll be able to at present discover ) together with the corporate’s 2020 flagship ($449) and 2021’s flagship ($729).
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The Nord N10 5G does minimize a number of corners. As an illustration, it has an LCD show as a substitute of OLED, lacks an in-screen fingerprint sensor, is powered by a slower processor than any 2020 OnePlus telephone, is not IP rated for water resistance and it runs the older Android 10 OS. But it surely nonetheless has some premium options corresponding to 5G, a 90Hz show and a strong 4,300-mAh battery, in addition to a number of retro surprises that different OnePlus telephones haven’t got, like expandable reminiscence and a headphone jack.
- 90Hz show
- Headphone jack
- Reasonably priced value
Do not Like
- Macro and low-light images is unimpressive
OnePlus’s pricing makes the Nord N10 5G one of many extra inexpensive 5G telephones, particularly now. For comparability,launched earlier in 2021 with a $280 price ticket, and the is . Although I do suppose the and One 5G are price the additional bit of cash — the $500 Pixel, as an illustration, will get the most recent software program assist from Google, has a wonderful digicam and a long-lasting battery life) — the N10 5G is a best choice if you happen to’re a fan of OnePlus and wish 5G at an inexpensive value.
OnePlus’ Nord N10 5G telephone touts ‘retro’ design touches
N10 5G’s acquainted design touches
The N10 5G has a darkish blue, shiny design that appears polished and slick. From afar it would not appear to be a “finances” telephone. However after I first picked it up, I may inform it wasn’t as high-end. It is heavier and thicker, and its bezels, particularly the underside chin bezel, is wider than all the telephones OnePlus launched final 12 months. It additionally would not have the handy toggle swap for silence/vibrate that OnePlus telephones are recognized for. Nonetheless, it is nonetheless a comparatively enticing system, and its rounded edges on the facet are comfy to carry.
The N10 5G additionally has an LCD show, whereas OnePlus telephones often have AMOLED screens. When seen side-by-side with the Nord, the AMOLED display is a bit brighter and vibrant, with extra distinction. I additionally seen that when viewing the N10 5G from numerous angles, the colour shifting was extra noticeable. However these particulars are solely discernible subsequent to a different telephone. By itself, there is no such thing as a actual problem with the N10 5G’s display, and watching movies and photographs seemed sharp and clear. Its 90Hz refresh price makes scrolling by means of feeds and apps really feel zippy and clean.
Lastly, not like a lot of OnePlus’ new telephones, the N10 5G has two issues which are acquainted however have been lacking from many premium units: a headphone jack and a visual fingerprint sensor on the again of the telephone that works rapidly.
N10 5G’s has 4 rear cameras, however solely wants two
Much like many OnePlus telephones, the N10 5G has 4 rear cameras, and just like these telephones, it actually solely wants two. The usual and ultra-wide cameras are nice and are those I used probably the most, however the monochrome digicam is barely helpful while you need to take black and white photographs, which I hardly do. And the 2-megapixel macro digicam for closeup photographs takes photographs that appear to be, effectively, they have been taken with a 2-megapixel digicam. Whereas it did permit me to focus in on an object and get tremendous near it, footage in the end seemed washed out and muddy.
However once more, the usual and ultrawide cameras are fairly glorious. Photographs have been sharp with wealthy distinction, and the digicam’s HDR impact is vibrant. The usual digicam defaults to 16-megapixel, however you may shoot on the full 64-megapixel decision. The digicam’s 10x digital zoom can also be respectable, and was capable of seize particulars of faraway objects regardless of being a tad blurrier.
The N10 5G’s low-light mode, Nightscape, wasn’t very spectacular. Whereas taking a photograph of a black bookshelf in close to darkness, I used to be capable of see a number of extra particulars and ebook titles, however the image remained comparatively darkish. After I in contrast the identical scene on the OnePlus Nord, theand the Pixel 5’s Night time Mode, all three telephones brightened up the scene much more.
N10 5G’s battery and efficiency
The telephone is supplied with a Snapdragon 690 processor. Although on paper that is not as quick or as highly effective because the OnePlus Nord, Motorola One 5G and the Pixel 4A 5G’s Snapdragon 765 chipset, the N10 5G tracked intently with the telephones when it got here to benchmarks. I additionally did not discover any velocity points or laggy conduct throughout my time with the telephone.
The N10 5G has a beefy 4,300-mAh battery, which is identical capability because the costlier OnePlus 8. (The OnePlus 9 has a barely beefier 4,500-mAh battery.) Anecdotally, the telephone can simply final a day or two with no cost with gentle utilization. On the finish of 1 explicit night time, the battery was solely at 70% after I took the telephone out in the course of the day to take a bunch of photographs and browse the web. Battery checks for steady video playback on Airplane mode averaged 16 hours and 27 minutes. For comparability, the OnePlus 8 lasted almost 19 hours.
N10 5G’s software program and interface
When OnePlus launched its 8T final October, it additionally up to date the corporate’s OxygenOS interface, refreshing menus and notifications in order that they seemed extra streamlined, trendy and clear. I used to be a fan of it, so it was disappointing to not see it on the N10 5G. That is doubtless as a result of the telephone runs the earlier model of Android, Android 10, however even when the N10 5G would not run Android 11 out of the field, it is nonetheless attainable for OnePlus to tweak some elements of the N10 5G’s interface with the latest OxygenOS look. However the N10 5G is anticipated to obtain one OS replace (from Android 10 to Android 11) and a complete of two years of safety updates in response to OnePlus.
The N10 5G does nonetheless have helpful software program options, together with a local display recorder, Darkish Mode and ZenMode, which is OnePlus’ digital wellbeing app that limits telephone performance while you need to focus.
OnePlus Nord N10 5G spec comparability
|OnePlus Nord N10 5G||OnePlus Nord||OnePlus 8||Google Pixel 4A 5G||Motorola One 5G|
|Show dimension, decision||6.49-inch LCD; 2,400×1,080 pixels||6.44-inch AMOLED; 2,400×1,080-pixels||6.55-inch AMOLED; 1,080×2,400 pixels||6.2-inch FHD+ OLED; 2,340 x 1,080 pixels||6.7-inch LCD; 2,520×1,080 pixels|
|Dimensions (Inches)||6.4 x 2.94 x 0.35 in||6.23 x 2.88 x 0.32 in||6.3 x 2.8 x 0.31 in||6.1 x 2.9 x 0.3 in||6.61 x 2.91 x 0.35 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||163 x 74.7 x 8.95 mm||158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2mm||160 x 72.9 x 8.0 mm||153.9 x 74 x 8.2 mm (Sub-6 solely) 153.9 x 74 x 8.5 mm (mmWave + Sub-6)||168 x 74 x 9 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||6.7 oz; 190g||6.49 oz; 184g||6.35 oz; 180g||5.93 oz; 168g (Sub-6 solely) 6.03 oz; 171g (mmWave + Sub-6)||7.41 oz; 210g|
|Cellular software program||Android 10||Android 10||Android 10||Android 11||Android 10|
|Digicam||64-megapixel (customary), 8-megapixel (ultra-wide), 2-megapixel (macro), 2-megapixel (monochrome)||48-megapixel (customary), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 2-megapixel (macro), 5-megapixel (depth-sensing)||48-megapixel (customary), 16-megapixel (ultra-wide), 2-megapixel (macro)||12.2-megapixel (customary), 16-megapixel (ultra-wide)||48-megapixel (foremost), 5-megapixel (macro), 8-megapixel (ultra-wide), 2-megapixel (depth digicam)|
|Entrance-facing digicam||16-megapixel||32-megapixel (customary), 8-megapixel (wide-angle)||16-megapixel||8-megapixel||16-megapixel (foremost), 8-megapixel (ultra-wide)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 690||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765|
|Storage||128GB||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB||128GB||128GB|
|RAM||6GB||8GB, 12GB||8GB, 12GB||6GB||4GB|
|Expandable storage||As much as 512GB||No||No||No||As much as 1TB|
|Particular options||5G enabled, 90Hz show, Warp Cost||5G enabled, 90Hz refresh price, Warp Cost||5G enabled; Warp Cost; 90Hz refresh price||5G enabled; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); quick charging||5G enabled; 90Hz show; TurboPower charging; Macro digicam ring flash; HDR 10|
|Value off-contract (USD)||Transformed from UK: $430||Transformed from UK: $495 (8GB RAM/128GB), $612 (12GB RAM/256GB)||$599 (8GB RAM/128GB), $699 (12GB RAM/256GB)||$499||$450|
|Value (GBP)||£329||£379 (8GB RAM/128GB), £469 (12GB RAM/256GB)||£549 (8GB RAM/128GB), £599 (12GB RAM/256GB)||£499||Transformed from US: £342|
|Value (AUD)||Transformed from UK: AU$600||Transformed from UK: AU$690 (8GB RAM/128GB), AU$855 (12GB RAM/256GB)||Transformed from UK: AU$1,000 (8GB RAM/128GB), AU$1,092 (12GB RAM/256GB)||AU$799||Transformed from US: AU$620|