The OnePlus Nord N100 comes in as the most affordable OnePlus Smartphone ever released. It ushers Oneplus into a new price category suitable for enthusiasts who for some reason couldn’t afford their releases from the past.
However, you must take into cognizance that having a more affordable price tag facilitates shortcomings in comparison with the other top Oneplus smartphones.
OnePlus Nord N100 Key Specs & Features
6.52-inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 90Hz Refresh Rate (269 PPI)
Android 10.0; OxygenOS 10.0
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (11nm) Processor
64GB Inbuilt Storage, with SD-Card Support up to 256GB
13MP + 2MP + 2MP Triple Rear Camera
8MP Front Camera
Fingerprint Sensor (Rear Mounted)
5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Fast Charge (18W Capacity)
Design and Display
The OnePlus Nord N100’s design can be described as a subtle version of what we have on the Oneplus 8T. It bears the same architecture. However the build materials, as well as some of the placements bear some difference that set them apart.
As a way more affordable smartphone, we have got some less premium build materials. Oneplus opted for plastic on the rear and on the frame, as opposed to the Glass and aluminum setup we have on the likes of the OnePlus 8T. However we have go glass upfront on the display.
The OnePlus Nord N100 display is 6.52-inch in size and its based on an IPS LCD panel, Which is a deviation from the fluid AMOLED display we had on the OnePlus Nord, which pioneered the Nord series.
It also happens to bear a conspicuous, which is bigger than what we have seen on OnePlus smartphones in recent times. The display isn’t an entire clean slab as we have a punch hole camera sitting in the top left position.
Enthusiats who intend to purchase the OnePlus Nord N100 will have only one color option, as it only comes in Midnight Frost, which is a sort of a let down in my opinion.
The Cameras on the OnePlus Nord N100 are no where near the most robust in the bunch. OnePlus toned their camera inventory here. Packing the kind of camera hardware you probably would expect from a smartphone of this caliber.
The cameras comprise of a triple camera setup on the rear, which is home to a 13MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.2, 2MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 2MP bokeh camera with an aperture of f/2.4.
The video record mode available on the rear camera setup include 1080p video at 30fps, 720p video at 30fps and Time-Lapse 1080p 30fps.
The Camera setup upfront comprise of a single 8MP camera instilled in the hole punch on the display. This camera has an aperture of f/2.0. It can record 1080p video at 30fps, 720p video at 30fps and Time lapse.
Hardware and Software
As mentioned in the introductory paragraph, the fact that the OnePlus Nord N100 is more affordable smartphone, in comparison with the other OnePlus releases indicates that we are in for some shortcomings.
Onboard is the most subtle smartphone hardware on OnePlus smartphones released this year. Standing in place as the key performance facilitator, is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 procesor.
For performance, we also have the Adreno 610 GPU, 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM, 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage, a non-removable 5000mAh battery. It also offers an 18W fast charge mechanism.
On the software side, the OnePlus Nord N100 runs the Oxygen 10.5 user interface ontop of the Android 10 operating system.
The Oneplus Nord N100 features a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0.
Internet connectivity here is capped at 4G. This means enthusiats won’t get access to 5G internet.
OnePlus Nord N100 Pricing and Availability
The price of the OnePlus Nord N100 is around $233, which translates to 88,657 Naira in Nigeria, 1,361 GHC in Ghana and 25,323 KSH in Kenya
The OnePlus Nord N100 was announced on October 26th and expected to be available for purchase in November 2020.
Oneplus Nord N100 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Oneplus Nord N100:
Platform: Android 10, OxygenOS 10.5
Processor: Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 240)
GPU: Adreno 610
Memory: 4GB LPDDR4x RAM
Colours: Midnight Frost
Dimension: 164.9 x 75.1 x 8.5 mm
Weight: 188 g
SIM Type: Nano-SIM
SIM Count: Dual-SIM
Display: 6.52 IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 720 x 1600 Pixels, 90Hz Refresh Rate, 20:9 Aspect Ratio, 16M Colors, 269 PPI
Screen Protection: 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Foldable Display: No
Rear Camera: 13MP (Primary) f/2.2 + 2MP (Macro) f/2.4 + 2MP (Bokeh) f/2.4
Rear Camera Features: 1080p video at 30fps, 720p video at 30fps, Time-Lapse 1080p 30fps, portrait, Pro Mode, HDR, Panorama, AI Scene Detection, Dehaze Color, Filter
Front Camera: 8MP, f/2.0, 1080p video at 30fps, 720p video at 30fps, Time-Lapse, Face Unlock, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching
Built-in Storage: 64GB UFS2.1
Memory Card Support: Yes up to 256GB
Bundled Cloud Storage: –
2G GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
2G CDMA 1X: –
3G WCDMA: B1,2,4,5,8
3G CDMA EVDO: –
4G LTE: B1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,17,20,28,38,40,41
Internet & Connectivity
CDMA EVDO: –
4G LTE: Yes
WLAN: Support WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes, Support 2.4G/5G
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
Infrared Blaster: No
USB Port: USB Type-C
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push Emails: –
Email Protocol: –
Music Player: Yes
Video Player: Yes
FM Radio: –
3.5mm Jack: Yes
Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Sensors & Control
Digital Compass: Yes
Proximity Sensor: Yes
Light Sensor: Yes
Heart Rate Monitor: No
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear Mounted)
Iris Scanner: –
Face Unlock: –
Stylus Pen: No
Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
Voice Control: Yes
Video Streaming: Yes
Active Noise Cancellation: –
Wireless Charging: No
Built-in Mobile Payment: –
Water Resistant: No
Dust Resistant: No
Image Editor: –
Video Editor: Yes
Document Viewer: –
Document Editor: –
Battery: Non-Removable 5000mAh Li-Po Battery
Standby Time: –
Fast Charging: 18W