OnePlus' wallet-friendly Nord smartphones arrive in the US on January 15

Polycount

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Something to look forward to: OnePlus is known for making high-quality phones with reasonable price tags -- often with some luxury feature trade-offs -- but its latest "Nord" devices kick the value proposition into high gear. The phones seek to offer reasonable specs and some premium features at a much, much lower cost than the competition.

For half the price of many other "budget" devices (even others from OnePlus itself), you can get the Nord N10 5G: a device equipped with fast charging, a 64MP Quad Camera array, a 90Hz display, a Snapdragon 690 SoC, and 128GB of storage.

The N10 also features a 6.5" screen, a 1080x2400p IPS display, and 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM.

If you don't have $300 to spare, the N10 has a cheaper, non-5G cousin that comes in at $180: the Nord N100. It has a few spec downgrades (half the storage and a slower Snapdragon 460 processor), but for $120 less, that's to be expected.

The screen is about the same size, and it retains the N10's 90Hz refresh rate. However, it downgrades the resolution to 720x1600p, and the RAM count drops to 4GB.

We've known about these phones for quite some time, so we won't delve into their full spec sheets here. The important thing to note is that, as of today, we finally know when they're arriving in the US.

Both of the devices launch this month on January 15, at the prices mentioned above. You can't pre-order them just yet, but both phones will be available through either OnePlus itself (for your unlocked device needs) or T-Mobile.

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yRaz

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Of course it has to run their "OxygenOS." Stock Andoird is so much better than whatever these manufacturers keep pumping out as their own. I'm so sick and tired of everyone phone running a custom version of Android. If I want stock Android I'm stuck with buying pixel phones
 

Uncle Al

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Say whatever you may, finding a smart phone for $180 and $300 respectfully is one heck of a great deal, especially for those on a fixed budget and running 5G ...... remarkable!
 

Danny101

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Of course it has to run their "OxygenOS." Stock Andoird is so much better than whatever these manufacturers keep pumping out as their own. I'm so sick and tired of everyone phone running a custom version of Android. If I want stock Android I'm stuck with buying pixel phones
Wouldn't LineagOS solve that problem? If someone's of the mind to attempt it.
 

Burty117

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Of course it has to run their "OxygenOS." Stock Andoird is so much better than whatever these manufacturers keep pumping out as their own. I'm so sick and tired of everyone phone running a custom version of Android. If I want stock Android I'm stuck with buying pixel phones
Have you read any reviews? Used Oxygen OS? It's basically stock android but tweaked with OnePlus additions so things like the camera array works and the silence slider, that's about it.

It's by far the cleanest android fork out there.
 

SirDigby

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Of course it has to run their "OxygenOS." Stock Andoird is so much better than whatever these manufacturers keep pumping out as their own. I'm so sick and tired of everyone phone running a custom version of Android. If I want stock Android I'm stuck with buying pixel phones
Oxygen OS is very close to Stock Android, but with some improvements. Personally, I don't think Stock Android is all that - as long as there isn't any or much bloatware, these custom Android skins are actually pretty decent, OnePlus, LG and Samsung have decent ones at any rate.
 
Have you read any reviews? Used Oxygen OS? It's basically stock android but tweaked with OnePlus additions so things like the camera array works and the silence slider, that's about it.

It's by far the cleanest android fork out there.
Being a One+ 6 user I think the Oxygen OS is the main reason to choose their phones.

It's fast, very close to stock Android and has some great additions that don't feel out of place or gimmicky. Nothing like the last Samsung I owned...
 

lipe123

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Of course it has to run their "OxygenOS." Stock Andoird is so much better than whatever these manufacturers keep pumping out as their own. I'm so sick and tired of everyone phone running a custom version of Android. If I want stock Android I'm stuck with buying pixel phones

Nothing wrong with oxygenOS, I had a 1+3 for 4 years and its 99% stock android. There is zero bloatware and 1+ kept updating my phone until I stopped using it (bad battery life)

I'm more concerned with the snapdragon 690, sounds like its a much slower phone than even the 1+7.
 

yRaz

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Nothing wrong with oxygenOS, I had a 1+3 for 4 years and its 99% stock android. There is zero bloatware and 1+ kept updating my phone until I stopped using it (bad battery life)

I'm more concerned with the snapdragon 690, sounds like its a much slower phone than even the 1+7.
All I do on my phone is sh*tpost memes on facebook, stream pandora in my car, check the weather and use the GPS. I've been able to do that for close to a decade on every phone I've had so I'm sure it'll be. I guess it's worth checking out at the store. I don't care about 5g so $180 for a phone with a nice display seems like a sweet deal.
 

Burty117

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All I do on my phone is sh*tpost memes on facebook, stream pandora in my car, check the weather and use the GPS. I've been able to do that for close to a decade on every phone I've had so I'm sure it'll be. I guess it's worth checking out at the store. I don't care about 5g so $180 for a phone with a nice display seems like a sweet deal.
I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by OxygenOS, I definitely was when I got my 7 Pro and I'm still using this phone heavily to this day.