With the Nord N10 5G and, OnePlus expanded its extra reasonably priced Nord household of telephones after launching its first in 2020. Accessible in Europe and North America, the at present prices $300. That is cheaper than the UK-only (which you’ll 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 reduce a couple of corners. As an illustration, it has an LCD show as an alternative of OLED, lacks an in-screen fingerprint sensor, is powered by a slower processor than any 2020 OnePlus cellphone, is not IP rated for water resistance and it runs the older Android 10 OS. Nevertheless it nonetheless has some premium options reminiscent of 5G, a 90Hz show and a sturdy 4,300-mAh battery, in addition to a couple of retro surprises that different OnePlus telephones haven’t got, like expandable reminiscence and a headphone jack.
- 90Hz show
- Headphone jack
- Inexpensive value
Do not Like
- Macro and low-light images is unimpressive
OnePlus’s pricing makes the Nord N10 5G one of many extra reasonably priced 5G telephones, particularly now. For comparability,launched earlier in 2021 with a $280 price ticket, and the is . Although I do assume the and One 5G are price the additional bit of cash — the $500 Pixel, as an example, will get the most recent software program help 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 reasonably priced value.
OnePlus’ Nord N10 5G cellphone touts ‘retro’ design touches
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N10 5G’s acquainted design touches
The N10 5G has a darkish blue, shiny design that appears polished and slick. From afar it does not seem like a “price range” cellphone. 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 the entire telephones OnePlus launched final 12 months. It additionally does not have the handy toggle change for silence/vibrate that OnePlus telephones are recognized for. Nonetheless, it is nonetheless a comparatively engaging machine, and its rounded edges on the aspect are comfy to carry.
The N10 5G additionally has an LCD show, whereas OnePlus telephones normally have AMOLED screens. When considered 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 varied angles, the colour shifting was extra noticeable. However these particulars are solely discernible subsequent to a different cellphone. By itself, there isn’t any actual difficulty with the N10 5G’s display, and watching movies and images regarded sharp and clear. Its 90Hz refresh charge makes scrolling by means of feeds and apps really feel zippy and easy.
Lastly, not like a lot of OnePlus’ new telephones, the N10 5G has two issues which can be acquainted however have been lacking from many premium units: a headphone jack and a visual fingerprint sensor on the again of the cellphone that works shortly.
N10 5G’s has 4 rear cameras, however solely wants two
Much like many OnePlus telephones, the N10 5G has 4 rear cameras, and much 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 once you need to take black and white images, which I hardly do. And the 2-megapixel macro digicam for closeup photographs takes images that seem like, nicely, they have been taken with a 2-megapixel digicam. Whereas it did enable me to focus in on an object and get tremendous near it, photos in the end regarded washed out and muddy.
However once more, the usual and ultrawide cameras are fairly wonderful. Photographs have been sharp with wealthy distinction, and the digicam’s HDR impact is vibrant. The usual digicam defaults to 16-megapixel, however you possibly can shoot on the full 64-megapixel decision. The digicam’s 10x digital zoom can be respectable, and was in a position to 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 in a position to see a couple of extra particulars and e-book 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 cellphone is provided 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 carefully 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 cellphone.
The N10 5G has a beefy 4,300-mAh battery, which is similar capability because the dearer OnePlus 8. (The OnePlus 9 has a barely beefier 4,500-mAh battery.) Anecdotally, the cellphone can simply final a day or two with no cost with delicate utilization. On the finish of 1 specific night time, the battery was solely at 70% after I took the cellphone out throughout the day to take a bunch of images and browse the web. Battery assessments 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 regarded 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 possible as a result of the cellphone runs the earlier model of Android, Android 10, however even when the N10 5G does not run Android 11 out of the field, it is nonetheless doable 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 keeping with 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 cellphone performance once 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|
|Cell software program||Android 10||Android 10||Android 10||Android 11||Android 10|
|Digicam||64-megapixel (normal), 8-megapixel (ultra-wide), 2-megapixel (macro), 2-megapixel (monochrome)||48-megapixel (normal), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 2-megapixel (macro), 5-megapixel (depth-sensing)||48-megapixel (normal), 16-megapixel (ultra-wide), 2-megapixel (macro)||12.2-megapixel (normal), 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 (normal), 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 charge, Warp Cost||5G enabled; Warp Cost; 90Hz refresh charge||5G enabled; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); quick charging||5G enabled; 90Hz show; TurboPower charging; Macro digicam ring flash; HDR 10|
|Worth 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|
|Worth (GBP)||£329||£379 (8GB RAM/128GB), £469 (12GB RAM/256GB)||£549 (8GB RAM/128GB), £599 (12GB RAM/256GB)||£499||Transformed from US: £342|
|Worth (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|