OnePlus Nord N200 5G Review: The Best 5G Phone Under Rs. 20,000 in Nepal

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The OnePlus Nord N200 5G has finally made its debut in Nepal after two years since its global release. It overcomes its closest competitor, the Poco M3 Pro, with a price of NPR 17,499 for the 4/64GB variant, making it the most affordable 5G phone in the entire country. 5G, priced at NPR 23,999 (4/64GB). Powered by the Snapdragon 480 5G chipset, the Nord N200 promises to offer excellent value for money. In this comprehensive review, we’ll look at the device’s look, screen, functionality, camera, battery life, and software environment.

OnePlus Nord N200 5G Design and Display

The OnePlus Nord N200 5G boasts a beautiful design with an all-plastic body and a glass front. Despite its budget-friendly nature, the glossy rear panel and frame do not feel cheap at all. The phone features a 6.49-inch IPS LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate, offering smooth scrolling and improved responsiveness. The FHD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels ensures a sharp and clear display, making it a great multimedia device with its single speaker providing decent audio quality.

OnePlus Nord N200 5G Performance

The device is powered by the Snapdragon 480 5G chipset, a rare inclusion in the budget segment, and delivers capable performance. The Geek bench benchmark test reveals a single-core score of 700 and a multi-core score of 1632, surpassing the Helio G88 found in other phones within this price range. Everyday tasks feel smooth, including app switching and social media browsing. While light gaming on titles like Subway Surfers and Clash Royale performs exceptionally well, heavy gamers may experience some FPS drops in more demanding games like PUBG and CODM.

OnePlus Nord N200 5G Software Experience

Running on Android 11 with the Oxygen OS, the Nord N200 5G offers an ad-free and bloatware-free experience. Although the phone is upgradable to Android 12, the fact that it will not receive the Android 13 update should be noted. Nevertheless, Oxygen OS maintains its signature vibe, ensuring a pleasant and smooth user experience.

OnePlus Nord N200 5G Camera

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The rear triple camera configuration of the Nord N200 5G has a 13MP primary lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP monochrome lens. While daylight shots deliver average results with issues in maintaining exposure, portrait mode offers decent outcomes with satisfactory edge detection. Selfies turn out reasonably well, allowing for adjustments in background blur levels. Night photography produces average results, requiring steady hands to achieve better images.

OnePlus Nord N200 Battery Life

A 5000mAh battery fuels the Nord N200 5G, delivering more than a day’s worth of battery life under medium usage. The package includes an 18W charger, taking approximately 2 hours for a full charge. Light users can expect the battery to last up to two days.

OnePlus Nord N200 Specifications in Detail:

Dimension: 163.1 x 74.9 x 8.3mm

Weight: 189 grams

Display: 6.49-inches IPS LCD panel, 90Hz refresh rate, 2.5D cover glass

Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G (8nm) – CPU: Octa-core (2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.0GHz, 6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz)

GPU: Adreno 619

Memory: 4GB RAM LPDDR4X

Storage: 64GB UFS 2.1 (expandable)

Operating System: Android 11 with Oxygen OS (upgradable to Android 12)

Rear Camera: Triple-camera setup

  • 13MP main sensor
  • 2MP macro sensor
  • 2MP monochrome sensor

Front Camera: 16MP with punch hole cutout

Security: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner

Connectivity:

  • 5G, Dual Nano-SIM
  • dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
  • USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack

Battery: 5000mAh with 18W fast charging

Conclusion

The OnePlus Nord N200 5G emerges as a worthy contender in the sub NPR 20,000 price bracket. Offering a capable 5G chipset, an ad-free OxygenOS experience, and satisfactory camera performance for casual users, it provides excellent value for money. While it may lack the latest Android update and comes with 64GB storage on the base variant, the Nord N200 5G remains a top choice for budget-conscious consumers seeking a reliable 5G phone.

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Pros and Cons

Pros:
1. Elegant Design
2. Decent Performance from Snapdragon 480
3. Ad and Bloatware Free Oxygen OS

Cons:
1. Stuck at Android 12
2. Limited 64GB storage on the base variant
3. Single Speaker

In conclusion, the OnePlus Nord N200 5G is an affordable 5G smartphone that offers impressive features and functionality, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious users in Nepal.

Source: Gadget Byte Nepal

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