OnePlus Nord CE 5G is the latest addition to the company’s smartphone portfolio. CE stands for Core Edition and the company says it retains all the core elements of the popular OnePlus Nord. It is a budget friendly offering and also the cheapest phone offered by the company in India. The OnePlus 9R, on the other hand, is the most affordable offering from the OnePlus 9 series, but still comes with nearly as many key specifications. So, let’s compare the OnePlus Nord CE, OnePlus Nord, and OnePlus 9R to see what’s different.
OnePlus Nord CE vs. OnePlus Nord vs. OnePlus 9R: Price in India
The price of OnePlus Nord CE 5G is Rs. 22,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model and Rs. 24,999 for the 8GB + 128GB model. There is also a 12GB + 256GB variant that costs Rs. 27,999. It has been introduced in Blue Void, Charcoal Black and Silver Ray colors. The phone is currently available for pre-order and will start shipping within six days. The base 6GB + 128GB model is listed as unavailable on the OnePlus website and is also not present on Amazon.
OnePlus Nord is priced at Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB + 128GB model. 27,999 for the 8GB + 128GB mode, and Rs. 29,999 for the 12GB + 256GB model. The phone comes in Blue Marble, Gray Ash and Gray Onyx colours. It was launched in India in July last year.
OnePlus 9R is priced at Rs. 39,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant and Rs. 43,999 for the 12GB + 256GB variant. It is offered in Carbon Black and Lake Blue colours. The phone was launched in India in March this year.
OnePlus Nord CE vs. OnePlus Nord vs. OnePlus 9R: Specifications
All three phones come with dual-SIM (Nano) support and run Android 11 with OxygenOS on top. OnePlus Nord CE 5G sports a 6.43-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) AMOLED display with 20:9 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate. OnePlus Nord sports a 6.44-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) Fluid AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate. In comparison, the OnePlus 9R sports a 6.5-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. All three phones have hole-punch cutout designs. Under the hood, the OnePlus Nord CE is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC, along with Adreno 619 GPU, up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. The original Nord comes with the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, paired with Adreno 620 GPU, up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256GB of storage. The OnePlus 9R is powered by the Snapdragon 870 SoC paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
In terms of optics, the latest budget from OnePlus features a triple rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.25 ultra-wide lens, and an f/2.4 lens. With 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. On the front, it houses a 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.45 lens and EIS support. On the other hand, OnePlus Nord packs a quad rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.75 lens, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.25 ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel macro shooter , and a 5-megapixel depth shooter – both with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, there is a dual selfie camera setup with a 32-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.45 lens and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.45 ultra-wide-angle lens. The OnePlus 9R packs a quad rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 lens, a 16-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel sensor. Monochrome shooter. For selfies and video chats, the OnePlus 9R sports a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 lens.
Connectivity options across all three phones are largely similar. They come with 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The Nord CE 5G brings back the 3.5mm headphone jack while the more premium OnePlus 9R has Wi-Fi 6 support. Onboard sensors are the same, including ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and in-display fingerprint scanner.
OnePlus packs a 4,500mAh battery with support for Warp Charge 30T Plus fast charging in the Nord CE 5G. OnePlus Nord packs a 4,115mAh battery that also supports 30W fast charging. The OnePlus 9R packs a 4,500mAh battery that supports Warp Charge 65. In terms of dimensions, the Nord CE 5G measures 159.2×73.5×7.9mm and weighs 170 grams, the Nord measures 158.3×73.3×8.2mm and weighs 184 grams. And the dimension of OnePlus 9R is 160.7×74.1×8.4mm and weighs 189 grams.