OnePlus Nord 2 review

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G could be the best midrange smartphone money can buy

OnePlus Nord 2
(Image: © Basil Kronfli)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The OnePlus Nord 2 features a great primary camera for its price. A lot of this comes down to photo processing, with the phone able to capture with more natural colors than its main rival, the Poco F3 5G; but there’s also OIS working its magic. While it isn’t the most powerful phone for the price, so may not appeal to gamers, between its impressive feature-set, design, battery life, and camera, it’s still a brilliant option and a worthy successor to last year’s OnePlus Nord.


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    Great design for the price

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    Fast charging and impressive battery

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    Competitive camera system


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    No wireless charging

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    No telephoto camera

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    Not as powerful as some competition

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The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is in for review, and with the phone sitting right below the OnePlus 9, and above the Nord CE, the brand is making a tidy portfolio for itself. Available to order on 22 July, and to buy on 29 July in the UK and across Europe, the Nord 2’s pricing is squarely midrange, starting at £399 (roughly $550). 

Featuring a 50MP main camera sensor as well as an 8MP ultrawide, as with most midrangers, it isn’t the imaging arsenal its flagship counterparts are, with all the focus placed on the primary camera. That said, the phone still captures 4K video, and there’s a 32MP selfie camera on the front too, so it’s here to compete.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.