One of the best things that can give you peace of mind and fulfillment is knowing that your smartphone is water-resistant and waterproof. Even if you get beaten by the rain or get trapped in riverine areas or water bodies (like swimming pool), you will rest assured that your smartphone will be in good operating condition.
Without much ado, OnePlus Nord just dropped in India and some regions in Europe and is already dubbed one of the best smartphones in 2020. Its long-lasting battery life span, high-quality camera, durability, and affordability are notable features that stand it out.
The manufacturers of OnePlus have other amazing brands in the OnePlus series, like OnePlus 7, 7T, and OnePlus 8 Lite. But the OnePlus Nord is the first and latest device in the Nord brand and is not meant to replace the other flagship product line.
The first thing to note about the OnePlus Nord is the affordable price, which undercuts other smartphones of the same category and specifications from Samsung, Google, and Apple.
OnePlus Nord Quick Specifications
OnePlus Nord comes with all the specs that fit into the category of one of the best smartphones in 2020. The OnePlus Nord has a beautiful design and display that blends with its affordable price. It has the same finish, and premium builds like that of OnePlus 8 series flagship. The Nord is a device with a metal frame crammed with gorilla glass on the front and rear.
The OnePlus Nord weights 184g and measures 158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2mm, meaning it is heavier, thicker, and wider than the highly esteemed OnePlus 8. It is a 6.44-inch device with AMOLED screen display, Full HD+ (2400 x 1080) resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and a 90Hz refresh rate for optimum performance and efficiency.
OnePlus Nord Camera Setup
The standout feature of the OnePlus Nord is its top-notch camera setup. The Nord has a total of 6 cameras, the highest in the OnePlus series. There are two cameras on the front and four cameras on the rear, the highest ever seen in any OnePlus device.
The main rear camera is a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with an f/1.57 lens, which takes 48MP images. This is followed by trio cameras consisting of a 5MP depth sensor, 2MP macro camera, and an 8MP, 119-degree ultra-wide-angle snapper landscape shots.
In terms of performance and software, the OnePlus Nord comes with Google’s Android 10 OS shrouded with OnePlus’ custom Oxygen OS 10.5. This unique User interface has over 300 software optimizations and provides a wider range of advanced customization options than other devices of the same category and spec.
The device is available in 8GB RAM/128GB internal memory and 12GB RAM/256GB internal memory. It also supports the 5G network, meaning you can leverage on the next generation network speed when available in your area.
Is the OnePlus Nord Waterproof?
The answer to this question is No. for a device to be waterproof or water-resistant; it needs to have an IP rating of either 67 or 68. More so, including waterproof certification in a device, means it will be very expensive. Considering the OnePlus Nord’s price range, it is very affordable, which invariably means waterproof certification is not included.
Carl Pei, one of the co-founders of OnePlus, revealed that OnePlus Nord does not come with waterproof certification and does not meet the minimum water-resistance standards.
However, just like other OnePlus devices, the OnePlus Nord can withstand accidental water drench and survive when it falls in water areas like swimming pools, etc.
Even though the OnePlus Nord does not have an official IP rating that guarantees its dust and water resistance, it has all the features and abilities to survive even if it is soaked by rain.
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