A Closer Look at the OnePlus Nord 2
The second latest smartphone, the OnePlus Nord 2, has just been released, and with that comes a new sense of recognition. OnePlus is once again providing a high-quality smartphone with features that compete with high-end smartphones at an affordable price point. And the company has once again offered a freebie to those who get a beta version of the phone. While I’m not sure if that is really worth the money, I’ll just say that it is a nice touch to give people who don’t normally test a phone a taste of what’s on the market. I’ve touched base with a few users to see if they are impressed with the functionality of the phone, its interface, and the overall design. OnePlus Nord 2
One thing you have to remember about the OnePlus Nord 2 is that it is still running on a Oxygen OS platform, so that means one thing: if you want to use some of the features of your phone, you’re going to have to use a USB cable. If you can’t connect the phone to a computer because your USB port doesn’t exist, you’re stuck with a couple of options: you can buy a adapter that has a port for USB 3.0, or you can buy a USB car charger. For many people, one of those is going to be sufficient enough, but for others, either of those is not going to cut it.
The good news is that the company has recognized that its prices are reasonable, despite being one of the higher priced phones on the market today. The phone is sold with a warranty in the European Union, so if something goes wrong with the product, you’re covered. If you want a phone with a lot of user-friendly features that will perform flawlessly, however, you might have to spend a bit more. The price point on this phone is right in the middle of the high-end and low-end categories, so it’s not too far off from the mid-range phone market.
One feature that might turn some people off of this phone is the fact that it does not have an ion processor, like many other smartphones on the market right now. This is the same chipset that powers the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc, which means it lacks an efficient and speedy mobile processing unit. However, the one plus to the lack of an Ionic processor on the Oneplus 2 is the ability to increase the refresh rate of the screen by up to 160%, which gives it a much better battery life than other smartphones can offer.
The Oneplus 2 review also gave me the chance to see if it offers any software or security features that would improve user experience, especially with regards to charging the devices. It does not include an application for charging, but instead provides users with the USB power cable that they need to connect the device to a computer. There are also no plans for any software improvement aside from the already available OxygenOS 3.2, which is still in beta testing. I will have to wait and see if any of these features ends up being added to the devices when they do finally get released.
Despite this short review, I was able to see how well this smartphone works. It has a slim body, similar to other modern smartphones that offers a high level of smartphone functionality. Users with delicate skin and who want a smartphone that is durable will find this OxygenOS android handset a perfect choice.