OnePlus Nord N20 SE

OnePlus Nord N20 SE is a rebranded OPPO phone with meddling specs.

The Nord series is known for its mid-range and budget segment offering.

The affordable midrange phone comes with a stunning design, large display, dual-camera setup with no ultrawide sensor, entry-level processor fuelled by a 5000mAh battery.

OnePlus Nord N20 SE Key Specifications

  • 6.56 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1612 pixels, ~84.2% screen-to-body ratio
  • Android 12, OxygenOS 12.1
  • Mediatek Helio G35 Octa Core CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 50MP (wide) + 2MP (depth) Dual Rear Sensor
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • Side Mounted Fingerprint Sensor
  • 64GB, 128GB Built-in Storage
  • 4G LTE
  • 33W Fast Charging Capacity
  • 5000 mAh Non removable Li-Po Battery

 

Design

Design-wise, the OnePlus Nord N20 SE is an exact replica of the OPPO A77 4G with sneakily premium design.

The design looks stunning and eye-catching with a modern blend, solid build and boxy form factor.

The body is made of sturdy polycarbonate covered with matte finish that glitters in bright light.

The rear aesthetics is complemented a rectangular camera module at the top left and the OnePlus branding at the centre.

With thin border of 8mm thickness, smooth and slim profile measuring just 163.7 x 5.03mm for easier one-handed use perfected with a lightweight of 187 grams.

Around the rim, the volume key sits on the left and a power key that accommodates the fingerprint scanner on the right.

The earphone jack, microphone jack, USB port, and speaker holes stays around the top and bottom edge.

The smartphone is available in three glistening, fashion-forward colorways – Jade Wave, Blue Oasis and Celestial Black.

Overall the design looks sleek, consolidated with the camera aesthetics, slim profile and a shiny matte finish that feels smooth to touch and easy to handle comfortable with one hand.

Display

The display is simply basic with a 6.56-inch Incell screen that offers an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1612 pixels and a pixel density of 269 pixel per inch which indeed is a meddling spec paraded by budget phone from 2018.

The refresh rate is basically standard with 60Hz instead of a 90Hz frame rate with no AMOLED and no Gorilla Glass protection.

Furthermore the outdated waterdrop notch is seen here flanked around by thick bezel which offers a screen to body ratio of 84.2%. The display boast of 480 nits (typ) and peak brightness of 600 nits should fairly be enough for use even in bright sunlight.

Camera

The OnePlus Nord N20 SE comes AI Dual rear camera setup that includes a 50MP primary camera capped with a 2MP depth camera.

The rear camera is equipped with auto-focus, 5x digital zoom, LED Flash and versatile photography features such as Night filters and Portrait retouching.

The camera setup and Helio G35’s middling picture processor has without a doubt added to delivering average outcomes.

The waterdrop cutout gets an 8MP OV08D10 sensor for selfies, video recording and face unlock for fast biometric authentication.

The front and rear camera setup can record 1080 video quality at 30 frames per second.

Hardware and Software

Under the hood, is an entry-level Mediatek MT6765G Helio G35 chipset, that offers decent performance for basic smartphone tasks.

This is the same chipset paraded on Oppo A17k.

The octa-core CPU has a maximum clock rate of 2.3 GHz and it’s accompanied with a PowerVR GE8320 graphics processor which handles basic gaming and multimedia tasks.

The performance is enhanced by a combo of 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM with up to 128GB of built-in storage, and expandable storage option of up to 256GB using microSD card.

On the software, the OnePlus Nord N20 SE breathes on OxygenOS 12.1 based on Android™ 12.

Connectivity

The affordable android phone is equipped with dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.3 for wireless transfer and connectivity, dual stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack for infotainment.

There’s also a built-in GPS for navigation and a dual SIM with 4G LTE capabilities.

Battery

The smartphone is fuelled by a 5000mAh battery supported with 33W fast charging brick.

OnePlus Nord N20 SE Price and Availability

The price of OnePlus Nord N20 SE begins at $129.00. In Nigeria the Nord N20 SE is sold at ₦120,000.

The smartphone was announced on August 5, 2022 and was made available for purchase on August 8, 2022.

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