Is OnePlus NORD Better Than OnePlus 8 Pro?
The market of smartphones is in the fire when we talk about the latest collections of smartphones. Every company is trying hard and launching new smartphones with new features. Every time they try hard to beat the previous launch by the other competitive brands in the market. And sometimes they only compete with their smartphone models. This is what happens with the OnePlus. After the great launch of the OnePlus Nord with the lowest price and high-end features, people are now confused about which one to go to. And interestingly they are also confused about the price because the price difference is very high and still people want to go or OnePlus Nord.
Today we are going to talk about this topic. Where people are confused between these two smartphones, and we are here to solve all your problems, and we are here to provide all the differences, and which smartphone you should go for.
Today we are here to talk about OnePlus Nord vs OnePlus 8 Pro both these phones are by OnePlus, and we all are aware of the fact that OnePlus Nord is now everywhere. People are waiting to get their hands on it. And even they are ready to wait for months to have this smartphone. But is the wait worth it? Is the Nord by OnePlus can give competition to their high-end smartphone the OnePlus 8 Pro? Let’s see;
But before going further, let us tell you that both the smartphone has Android v10 and the oxygen OS.
- The OnePlus Nord is a 5G smartphone with a 2.4GHz CPU, and on the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with 12GB RAM and a 2.84 GHz CPU.
- The Nord comes with a dual front camera, whereas the 8 Pro comes with a single front camera.
- The Nord has a screen size of 6.44 in, whereas the 8 Pro has a 6.78 on-screen.
- For the screen resolution, the Nord comes with 1080 x 2400 pixels of resolution; on the other hand, the 8 Pro comes with 1440 x 3168 pixels of resolution.
- The Nord has a 4115 mAh battery, and on the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 4510 mAh battery.
- The OnePlus Nord launched on July 21, 2020, and the OnePlus 8 Pro launched on April 14, 2020.
In these points, we can see that the OnePlus 8 Pro is taking the lead, but is this lead worth the price? Let us discuss more.
Looks and Display:
Both the smartphone by OnePlus has Dual-sim option available.
- Both the smartphones have Color Fluid AMOLED (16M) display.
- Both the smartphones have a multi-touch feature
- Both smartphones have a punch hole for the camera in the front.
- The dimension of Nord is 158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm, on the other hand, the dimension of the OnePlus 8 Pro is 165.3 x 74.4 x 8.5 mm.
- The Nord weighs 184g, and on the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro weighs 199 g.
- The screen size of Nord is 6.44 inches, and on the other hand, the screen size of 8 Pro is 6.78 inches.
- The aspect ratio of the Nord is 20:9, and on the other hand, the aspect ratio of the OnePlus 8 Pro is 19:8:9.
- The screen to body ratio of Nord is 85.16%, and on the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro has a 90.8% screen to body ratio.
- The PPI of Nord is 402, and the OnePlus 8 Po has 513 PPI.
- The Nord has a dual punch hole. And the OnePlus 8 Pro has a single punch-hole at the center of the screen.
- As an additional feature, the OnePlus 8 Pro has an Adaptive display, Vibrant Color Effect Pro, Motion Graphics Smoothing, reading mode, and night mode as well. On the other hand, Nord lacks all these features.
- The OnePlus 8 Pro has got a classy curved display, whereas Nord has a simple normal display.
Connectivity and Features:
The Nord starts from the 6GB + 64GB variant, but the OnePlus 8 Pro starts from 12GB + 256GB. Both do not have any additional slots for memory cards.
- Both have GPRS.
- Both have EDGC.
- Both can run 3G data.
- Both can run 4G data.
- Both can run 5G data.
- Both can run VoLTE with a dual stand-By.
- Both can be connected with Wi-Fi and Hotspot.
- Both accept Bluetooth.
- Both got in-display fingerprint features.
- Both the smartphone has a face unlock option.
- Both have NFC.
- Both have got the attached battery.
- Nord has a USB charging feature with a fast 30W charger, on the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro has got USB on-the-go charging and also 30W wireless charging feature.
- Nord has got the 4115 mAh Li-Po Battery; on the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro has the 4510 mAh Li-Po Battery.
- Nord is splash-proof but not water resident, but the OnePlus 8 Pro is a water resident.
- OnePlus 8 Pro is dustproof, but Nord is not.
- OnePlus 8 Pro has IP68 as an IP rating, but Nord doesn’t have it.
- OnePlus 8 Pro has UFS3.0 as an extra feature that Nord does not have.
- For sensors, the Nord comes with; Accelerometer, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity sensor, and sensor Core.
On the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro has got the Accelerometer, Electronic compass, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity sensor, Core, and additionally Laser sensor, Flicker-detect sensor, and front RGB sensor.
- The OnePlus 8 Pro has a reverse charging option which Nord does not have.
We all are aware of the fact that the camera quality of the OnePlus is always commendable. The camera quality of both the smartphone by OnePlus is amazing. But still, they have some differences.
When we talk about the Rear Camera;
- Nord has a 48MP primary camera with f/1.75; on the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro has a 48MP wide-angle camera with f/1.8.
- Nord has got an 8MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.25, on the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro has a 48MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2.
- Nord comes with a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4; on the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro has an 8MP Telephoto camera with f/2.4.
- Nord has a 2MP macro camera which, includes autofocus with f/2.4, on the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro has a 5MP depth camera with f/2.4 which, has autofocus.
- Both have got the Dual LED flash option.
- Nord has 1080p @ 240/30/60fps FDH, also has 4k @60fps UHD, on the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro has 4k with @30/60 fps UHD and 1080p @30/60fps FHD.
When we talk about the front camera;
- Nord has got the 32MP primary camera with f/2.45 and also an 8MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.45. On the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro only has a single primary camera with 16MP with f/2.5.
Performance and Others:
When we talk about performance, both the smartphone has a huge difference in terms of the price, but the performance, they don’t have much difference.
- Both smartphones have Android v10 as the OS.
- Both the smartphones have Adreno 620 as the GPU.
- Both the smartphones support HTML5 as the browser.
- Both have the e-mail feature.
- Both the smartphone comes with the document reader option.
- Both do not have a radio.
When we talk about the differences;
- Nord used the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor; on the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor.
- Nord uses the 2.4 GHz Octa-core processor, and on the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro uses the 2.84GHz Octa-core processor.
- Nord supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, C3, EAC3-JOC, AC4 as well.
- When we talk about the video, Nord supports MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265 (HEVC), AVI, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM. On the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro supports MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265 (HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, and WEBM.
Price In India:
The main turning point for both the OnePlus Nord and OnePlus 8 Pro is the huge price gap.
The price of OnePlus Nord starts from INR: 24,999/-
The price of the OnePlus 8 Pro starts from INR: 54,999/-
NOTE: When we have to select one from these two smartphones by OnePlus, the main thing that comes to our mind is the price range. As we have seen that the price of the OnePlus 8 Pro is twice the starting price of the OnePlus Nord. But with that, there are some differences as well. Such as the OnePlus 8 Pro has got the latest processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 which, is better if we compare it with the OnePlus. Even the OnePlus 8 Pro has got a faster CPU compared to Nord. The screen size and the battery are also better in the OnePlus 8 Pro. But the turning point is even though Nord is priced half, the motto of making and launching the Nord at such a low price is to grab the market and provide the users with the best features at the lowest price possible. And as the launch happened every piece of the smartphone of Nord sold out, and some people even preferring the OnePlus Nord in place of the OnePlus 8 Pro.
Though both the smartphones are from the same brand and that too with a huge price difference, the OnePlus 8 Pro will give the users that premium experience that a user will need. And this phone comes with the latest technology of wireless charging and a sleek and classy design with a powerful processor, but it is also important to note down that the OnePlus Nord has the best Front camera and that too with the 4K recording option which makes this phone a super option. And at half price, the user will get all the benefits of a premium smartphone. Though this is not a premium smartphone the user will not face any disappointment after purchasing the OnePlus Nord.
When the decision is to make in between the OnePlus Nord and the OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus Nord is at a win-win place as compared to all the features that it provides with the price. But if you are a person who loves luxury and has a passion for the latest and the most upgraded features with premium range smartphones and camera is not your main choice than the OnePlus 8 Pro is your option.
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