OnePlus Nord N10 5G Review

Oneplus launched another Midrange smartphone named Oneplus Nord N10 which will be the Lighter Version to Oneplus Nord.  Oneplus Nord was released in India on 21 November 2020. Oneplus Nord N10 is priced at €350 for 6GB + 128GB Varinat.

Oneplus Nord N10 features the Snapdragon latest chip from Qualcomm named  Snapdragon 690 5G this chip is made of 8nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 2 x Kryo 560 Gold high powered cores which are clocked at 2.0GHz and Second Part features 6 x Kryo 475 Silver which are Clocked at 1.7GHz. it has Adreno 619L GPU to Run the Heavily Graphical Tasks. There is also Support for 5G Connectivity With Qualcomm X55 Modem.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Oneplus Nord N10 and Jump into the review.

Oneplus Nord N10 5G Specs

  • 6.49” FHD+ IPS LCD Display with 90Hz Refresh Rate, HDR Support
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
  • Adreno 619L GPU
  • 6 GB LPDDR4X Ram
  • 128 GB Internal Storage.
  • Quad Camera: 64MP, f/1.75, PDAF (main) + 8MP f/2.25, 105° (Ultrawide) + 5MP f/2.4 (Depth) + 2MP f/2.4 (Macro)
  • 16MP f/2.1 front camera
  • 4300 mAH battery with Wrap Charge 30T support
  • Oxygen OS Based on Android One 10.0
  • Rear fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual GPS
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / 5G
  • USB – C / NFC

Review:

6.49” Full HD+ IPS LCD Screen :

Here in the Display Department, Oneplus Nord N10 Features an Excellent Full HD+ IPS LCD panel with Punch hole On top Left for Front Camera. the colors are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also Excellent. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. there is also Support to View HDR 10+ Content.

It has 90 Hz Refresh rate Display Which is good For an Oneplus Smartphone. We Can Adjust The Display Refresh Rate From 90 Hz to 60 Hz. By Changing Refresh rate You Can Save the battery life also. You can change the Refresh Rate in Settings, Settings —> Display —> Screen Refresh Rate.

Single Speaker and Headphone Jack:

In Oneplus Nord N10, Oneplus Used the traditional Single Speaker System. The Sound Output from this Speaker is Good and Clear. There is 3.5mm Jack Which Sounds Good.

Build Quality : 

Oneplus Nord N10 is Build with a Plastic Frame on the side &bBack, On Front of the Device Is Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made up of Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality.

Side Mounted Fingerprint scanner: 

Oneplus Nord N10 side mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the Bottom Front of the phone. By performance, it is Slow and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.

Face unlocking:

Oneplus Nord N10 has a face unlock feature. It works Nice in Normal Conditions Very Quickly and And Securely but in Night Conditions it will work 40% Screen brightness to recognize the user.

Weight balance: 

Oneplus Nord N10 feels Pretty Light with 6.49″ Screen and 4300 mAh battery equipped. This Oneplus Nord N10 can be used by one hand because of Smaller Display Size. The weight balance is done well on the device though it is Made Up of Plastic and Glass On Front of the Device.

Battery life:

My Oneplus Nord N10 lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage 90Hz Refresh Rate and at the end of the day, I had 16% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4300 mAH Battery. We got a 5.3 to 5.5 Hours of Sot ( Screen on time) on using 5G Mobile data which is good. you will get above 5.5hr Battery life if you use Continuously on WiFi. The ideal drain of Oneplus Nord N10 is very low. the 30W Wrap charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 73 min which is a bit good.

Oxygen Os 10 Based On Android 10 :

Oxygen Os present on the Oneplus Nord N10 is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. It does Not have bloatware majorly games and other apps only Amazon apps included. It is a clean UI That gives Stock Android Like Experience. There are some extra features like Dual Apps, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display in this Oxygen Os making Oneplus 8 Perfect

We can get Several Updates On System Optimization, Security patches and New Android Version upgrades. there are Several modes likes Zen mode, In-Built Screen Recorder, Finatic mode.

Performance: 

My Oneplus Nord N10 managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Oneplus Nord Which was Released In July. there are no issues and problems with the UI. there are no heating issues with Oneplus Nord. It Feels a bit warm In Outdoor Conditions While Recording 4K Videos and Gaming.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at Medium graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. this Snapdragon 690 5G Processor is very suitable for heavy gaming.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Oneplus Nord N10 device. it features 6 / 8 / 12GB ram variants and I did not notice any lags with the 6GB Ram device and there is no reloading of apps on this Oneplus Nord N10. The multitasking experience is good.

Storage:

in Oneplus Nord N10, Out of 128GB Storage, we get 108GB With Google Account Included.

Call Quality :

The Call quality on Oneplus Nord N10 is outstanding and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day, and the other party doesn’t complain about call quality. The earpiece is present in Top Bezel Which Acts as a Stereo Speaker Too. In Oneplus Nord the Calls are very clear through the Loudspeaker.

Rear Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, Oneplus Nord N10 features a Quad Camera setup on the back of the device and a Single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Oneplus Nord N10. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

1. Primary Camera: the 64MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.8. the daylight pictures are Excellent and contain Excellent good details. Exposure is in control with Good Dynamic range to take Awesome photos in good lighting Conditions. in low light conditions, the pictures had a very low noise which is negligible to see.

2. Ultra Wide Angle Camera: the 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens on Oneplus Nord does a good job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. it captures a much wider picture in a 112˚ field of view with good details. exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the images from 8MP camera are average.

3. 2MP Macro camera:

Oneplus Nord N10 has A 2MP macro Camera of F/2.4 Which Allows You to Capture Macro Shots From a Distance of 4 Cm. The Quality Of the Image is Pretty Good.

4. Depth Camera: Oneplus Nord has A 5MP Depth Camera of F/2.4 Which Allows You to Capture Good Portrait Shots.

Video recording can be done up to [email protected] .the video footage has excellent Colours with Average sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is good in [email protected] And 1080p FHD recording Due to Optical Image Stabilization. The video quality in the low night conditions is very good with good Sharpness and Decent Dynamic range.

Slow Motion video Recording is Good in 1080P @ 240 FPS . [email protected] FPS is Not Way Good

Selfie camera :

Oneplus Nord N10 has a 16MP selfie camera with a large 1.22 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.1 the Picture quality is good and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures Equal low-light images compared to the rear camera. AI beautification mode is available. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range.

Oneplus Nord N10 Can take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artificial Intelligence.

Pros

  • Best In Class Single Speaker
  • Good Cameras In Day And Night Conditions
  • 5G Connectivity in Budget Price
  • Long Battery Life
  • Faster Charging

Cons

  • Display Is Not Bright and Not as Smooth as Nord
  • No Android Version Updates
  • No Altert Slider
  • Haptic Feedback is Not Impressive
  • In Low-lighting Conditions Ultrawide Camera Will Struggle
  • Fingerprint Scanner is Slow

Alternatives

  • OnePlus Nord
  • Samsung Galaxy A51
  • Pixel 4a
  • Moto G 5G Plus are the Best Choices for Oneplus Nord.

If you are using Oneplus Nord N10 then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this

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