In 2022, OnePlus’s latest phone lineup seems to be improvising all the time. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G is the latest in a long series of cheap phones that keep the low prices that OnePlus pioneered so many years ago. However, the Lite version of CE 2 lacks flagship-level features. The phone was officially released on 28th April 2022 in India and now available in Bangladesh. On the surface level, it seems to be a good phone with some outstanding features. Here's a more in-depth look at the phone.
Key Features of OnePlus Nord CE2 Lite 5G
When it comes to the appearance and general feel of the Nord CE 2 Lite, OnePlus has kept things rather basic. In fact, the Nord CE 2 Lite is on the verge of being pretty generic. The back of the phone is made of plastic, and despite its size, it measures just 8.5 millimeters in thickness.
The display is totally flat on the front, and it is joined to the rear of the phone by a curving metallic band that meets the back of the phone. The rear panel of this device is entirely made of plastic. The back panel has a matte finish in most areas, and contains the modest glossy OnePlus logo. Regrettably, the familiar notifications slider option on the OnePlus is not there in this iteration.
Alongside the typical-sized camera protrusion, the top of the phone has a minute accent design in the form of glossy stripes that provide the phone with some flair.
A hole-punch selfie on the front side completes everything. Users have to confess that they are quite unaffected by the phone's appearance, which is something that may cut both ways. If you aren't too concerned about fashion, it's not likely to stick out too much (at least in black), but some individuals may prefer it to have a little bit more genuine design going on.
However, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you do have some choices in this regard.
The phone's display is certainly sizable and colors and vibrancy are solid, although since it's an LCD, you simply won't get the true blacks and depth of an OLED or AMOLED display.
Users will particularly be amazed that OnePlus has managed to shoehorn in a 120Hz refresh rate. This means that scrolling may be very smooth, and high frame rates are more rewarding while playing your game - the only difficulty being whether the phone can sustain that performance, which users will get on to.
OnePlus has also kept things quite basic in terms of its rear camera array, which mostly depends on one primary lens having 64 megapixels for a good degree of quality across all captured images.
It is a really respectable experience for the cost, with photographs that can employ HDR for more vibrant colors and a wonderful wide-angle perspective for default shots, which gives you the confidence that you will be able to fit everything you see into the frame.
You may crop into a 2x digital zoom anytime in order to get a squarer and more classic format, and the difference between the first and second photographs is shown below for your reference.
From some photos captured by this phone, we have seen that images feature a good color palette, which is perhaps a touch more garish and vibrant than it is realistic. However, that is something that the majority of people are likely to love rather than despise. Some of our photos taken on purpose directly into the sun on a hot day, demonstrates that the camera can perform well in lighting conditions that are tough.
Moving on to the front of the phone, its selfie performance is absolutely good, but users will much like the results when they won’t utilize the now-required portrait mode. Moving on to the back of the phone, its performance while taking videos is also quite solid.
Obviously, a lot of the information presented here is about the phone's specifications on paper, and the experience of actually using the phone is not quite as straightforward. On the one hand, for instance, the display really does look fantastic the vast majority of the time, and the refresh rate is capable of producing an impression of real-world fluidity.
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 695 5G at the phone's core might not be up to the task of handling this resolution and 120Hz. Users can be experiencing fairly consistent scrolling lag in a variety of applications. This is not due to a problem with the refresh rate but rather is something that occurs while the phone loads in more content.
Even while gaming locally without the need to bring in data, there is still a tendency for latency, particularly if you crank up the graphics settings on the phone. Tests were conducted with the phone linked to super-fast 5G and dependable internet.
Battery and Charging
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite has a 5,000mAh capacity, which enables it to comfortably survive through a typical day's worth of usage and even sometimes comes close to lasting for two full days. Another advantage of a phone this cheap is that it supports 33W rapid charging, and the charging brick that comes with it lets you charge up pretty quickly.
There is no support for wireless charging on this device.
Price of OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite in Bangladesh
The Nord CE 2 Lite is officially available in Bangladesh right now. Users can buy the 8GB by 128GB versions at BDT 29,990. However, the price is subject to change.
The Nord CE 2 Lite is an inexpensive smartphone that offers a variety of appealing features despite its low price point. That being said, from the unit's LCD display to its mono speaker arrangement, the Nord CE 2 Lite will leave media enthusiasts wanting more in terms of sound quality and playback options.
The CE 2 Lite makes use of a powerful chipset that is ready for 5G, and, despite the fact that it is not the fastest. In addition to that, in contrast to its rivals, the device provides users with the option of a bloat-free custom skin, which is fantastic.
One of the major drawbacks of the CE 2 Lite is the lack of a more powerful processor for all the high-end features it has. When all is considered, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G is a respectable smartphone for OnePlus die-hards.