@Anonymous - Pixel 4a is different league as far as photographs are concerned & yes pure google software , but 730G , single camera , but much much better photographs then Nord ( Google camera software at work :-) , it proves image processing is important then Sensor size despite 1/2.55" vs 1/2.25" IMX 586 , & it proves why Google is adamant on one cam. ) , a close call , overall I would say go with Nord as screen is much bigger , you get UWSelfie & UW Rear Cam. Processor bit better .
MobileMan, 19 Sep 2020I am wondering that thanks to fluid software & similar screentech. there is virtually no ... moreIs Nord better than Pixel 4a other than the 5G capability of Nord ? If it is, How ?
I am wondering that thanks to fluid software & similar screentech. there is virtually no difference between this & 8 , 8 pro or earlier 7T except the "Cameras" , will 9 & 9Pro be all about "Camera" as difference , because that's the only difference between this & the Big Brothers.
@mwamwamwa as i said -
Nord is for someone who wants Oxygen OS , Nice 90 Hz OLED Screen , Good Software OnePlus Lagfree OS , a Capable & Good Camera 48MP OIS , this main cam. is close to OnePlus 8 .
I have checked the Updated Nord Camera & I can say the Selfie has improved , selfie camera ( Its Good not Very Good ) thanks to Updates by OP Team , 48MP now takes better contrast , colours (natural) , better dynamic range photos that takes it close to Realme 6 Pro Daylight shots specially HDR Mode ( Thanks to multiple updates again ) , NIghtscape has improved , still the GW1 sam. sensor & IMX 686 has better details & sharpness as before , colours will be saturated ( As realme X50 or Redmi K30 is tuned ).
Dont shoot in 48MP as Images are soft & no increase in details only 12 MP Shots are good.
Nothing special apart from 5g. Over hyped and publicised phone. Awkward front camera dual hole on display. Display not better than IPS LCD. Over priced. Camera front and rear just O.K. type. 90 hz refresh rate hardly noticeable. Bought yesterday.
PaulMihai, 18 Sep 2020And this really wouldn't be a flagship killer would it now? The definition of a flagsh... moreI might be wrong and you are right. Once I prayed God to save the world from Social Networks like Facebook, Instagram and the like. Though I feel that I am right to my belief and knowledge, there would be many who might stone me to death for my belief. Somehow the world will move on and has to.
MobileMan, 17 Sep 2020Having used & Checked other Devices in Hand & also Photos , I can say OnePlus Nord has... moreIn other words...the camera is ok....
Glad that i choosed the Motorola EDGE over this one...
MobileMan, 18 Sep 2020@paulmithai - Ah, yes snapdragon 690 is bad (compared to 765), then samsung A71 is definitely ... morei was saying not necessarily to the software. A71 will be better compared to the American Nord
mehami, 18 Sep 2020I'm going to buy. This phone or Samsung a71 5g ?A71
@PIevkva - Your Mater 10 Pro is 2016 phone , back then 1/2.8" was considered a very good camera (Oneplus 5) , times change for good now we have cameras till 1/1.33" ( Mi Note 10 - Till Samsung has reduced this model to 1/1.5" now ) , so your OnePlus Nord camera is way better then Mate 10 at (1/2.25" IMX 586 (Sony)) which is again quality sensor.
The Problem is in current smartphone we easily get 1/1.72" Sensor phones ( Thanks to Mi ) , it falls back in front of these bigger sensors naturally , but in other factors Software , Screen Et.etc. it takes the Cake.
@paulmithai - Ah, yes snapdragon 690 is bad (compared to 765), then samsung A71 is definitely better.
In camera department I would suggest realme 6 Pro, x2 Pro at nord price range (as I am not sure of 5g support) and both have telephoto (same telephoto sensor as oneplus 7t Pro) apart from Samsung gw1 so it's a flexible package, nord or M51 does not have telephoto but only superior primary cam. Imx682, 686 (poco x2 - redmi k30). Yes , software fluidity any day oneplus and then Sammy.
In higher range I would give oneplus 7t Pro and oneplus 8 Pro a go.
MobileMan, 18 Sep 2020@Mehami - If you are in US I suggest to wait for OP Nord N10 as it is better package with bett... moreNot necessarily, I mean the experience might not be as fluid Because samsung has a lot more smartphones to maintain than OnePlus. But I hear the A71( I'm not 100% sure ) is included in the new promise of samsung that they will give major software updates for 3 years whether they keep it or not but that sounds promising
Subramanian CN, 17 Sep 2020Nord could have made the mark, if it had the following specifications.
1. FHD IPS LCD NO No... moreAnd this really wouldn't be a flagship killer would it now?
The definition of a flagship killer is to offer the same experience as a flagship (higher refresh, Oled, camera, fast charging, and other quirks a flagship includes for example the indisplay fingerprint) but cutting the right corners to lower the price.
What you are describing is a good entry range phone I my opinion that I would pay no more than 300 for.
Xiaomi and Realme usually make those kind of phones but the software is bad.
You could also look at the m51 I think it has most things that you asked for
Subramanian CN, 17 Sep 2020Nord could have made the mark, if it had the following specifications. 1. FHD IPS LCD NO No... moreThere is a new version of the nord coming to america with a 690 snapdragon and a better main camera( at least it has more pixels) Don't know about the other features thought.
@Mehami - If you are in US I suggest to wait for OP Nord N10 as it is better package with better OPtimisation / no Exynos.
If not then Samsung A71 is slightly better deal because of Bigger Display , Better Cameras , but Software will be a compromise
As a positive note - OnePlus Nord N10 5G coming to US , where they are going to employ 64 Mp camera , it mostly should be IMX 682 or IMX 686 , image quality will improve considerably.
I bought this phone a few weeks ago and I am happy about the ultrawide and the regular cameras, it's much better then it was on the MATE 10 PRO. Also, I like the build quality, it not feel cheap at all. The display is good too. The most disappointing about this phone is the software and battery... I have already got notifications about several bug reports, sometimes can't unlock the screen with a fingerprint scanner, as when I wake up the phone it stays inactive. The next step about the software is that the android auto not working on Nord devices... It's installed, but always crash while starting there are lots of threads created about this issue. And about battery life... I am not a heavy user and still have to charge the phone once in a day... for example, the old MATE 10 PRO after 2 and half years still could keep the battery for 2 days.
Just to be more Precise i find OnePlus Nord camera better then Realme 6 ( In most Scenarios ) , but lacking behind Realme 6 Pro , Realme 7 Pro & Realme 7 both are better as they employ the superior IMX 682 (1/1.72" vs 1/2.25")
I'm going to buy.
This phone or Samsung a71 5g ?
Great high quality midrenge smart phone .