OnePlus Nord’s fascinating alternatives you need to know

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We had received an overwhelming response from our previous blog on OnePlus Nord. We are sure by now many of you still have questions for alternative options. Here we have tried to find the most #trending picks for you.

Why do we think you must consider other options before you make a decision?

The smartphone industry has been flooded with many kinds of specifications. Mainly, we need to buy a device that is suitable for our daily tasks. There are not just one or two things you need to look at while buying a phone. It’s a complete package, we believe in telling you all the tick points around which you may have forgotten to check and regret later.

Some sort of survey was conducted, it was known that in India most people replace their smartphone after every 1.5 to 2 years. Brands always do a case study before they come up with a product. They always look for other offerings available in that particular segment and they mold the device according to likes and dislikes of the consumers.

Just as an example, your friend is a photographer he suggests you to get a Phone A that is priced for X amount. You agree with his opinion and buy the same phone. After some time you feel that the phone is not as good as he told you. This is because his basic need was a good quality camera and your need can be anything else than a camera. So you can’t keep faith in anyone rather it is you who has to decide. But we here speak for the truth, this post is not at all sponsored by any kind of brand. We ensure transparency between the customer and brand so you can take a right or appropriate decision.

There can be many tempting offers that brands offer or advertise in order to attract customers. But by the end of the day, you are paying them your hard-earned money.

Moving back to the main headline, following are the main picks we found for you :

1. Realme X2 Pro – Starts at 28,999

Realme X2 Pro

X2 Pro is available with a much better flagship processor than OnePlus Nord. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 plus out of the box. The same AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate can be found on both the devices. Better graphics as it offers Adreno 640 than the Adreno 620 on the OnePlus Nord. It does support a 50W charger while on the other hand Nord only supports 30W Warp charge. Charging speeds will make a lot of difference while making a choice. If you are a gamer then definitely, Realme’s X2 Pro will satisfy all kinds of needs.

Pros :
Better Charging Speed
Better Processor + Graphics
Dual firing speakers with Dolby Atmos
Better storage speeds (UFS 3.0)
3.5mm Headphone jack
50W charging

Cons :
Feels slightly bulkier
No 5G support
RealmeOS can be optimized

2. Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro – Starts at Rs. 24,999

Redmi K20 Pro

K20 Pro was launched in India around Q1 2019. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 which is a predecessor of 855+ available on Realme’s X2 Pro. Over to the display, it has a Horizon Amoled display with approx. 92% screen to body ratio that is absolutely a great work done by Xiaomi. Yet again, the same Adreno 640 GPU still better than Nord. We personally feel the device has some unique design than other phones available in the market. Interestingly, this also has a Sony IMX586 48MP camera sensor just like on the OnePlus Nord. It supports up to 27W fast charging but you only get an 18W charger in-box.

Pros :
Unique design
Popup camera
Great Screen to body ratio
3.5mm Headphone jack

Cons :
No 27W charger in-box
No 5G
No OIS
Ads on MIUI

3. Realme X3 – Starts at 24,999

Realme X3

This smartphone also includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor. Decent 4,200mAh battery with 30W fast charging. Offers a 120Hz refresh rate which no other competitors have. On X3 you find great storage speeds as it bundles with UFS 3.0. This similar design is present on many Realme devices, now it feels like they have registered this design as a trademark :P. Anyway, this makes the brand save some money to place the product in that price bracket.

Pros
Dolby Atmos Support
120Hz refresh rate
Liquid Cooling system

Cons
No 5G support
No AMOLED display
No headphone jack

 

What was the need of writing this?

 

Many people around us still don’t know much about processors, GPUs, and other key details. We conducted a poll on twitter and asked some random guy why he had chosen this option. He said, that brand is more premium and offers some good quality features. He told us it is even better than the company’s top-end model which is much costlier. We thought now it is the right time for us to speak to the audience. We feel “honesty is the best policy.”

The above-mentioned devices are the top choices we think you can consider other than OnePlus Nord. We neither tend to any brand nor force any customer to get any particular phone. We simply want to let you know all the choices one should keep in mind before making a purchase.

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