OnePlus Nord N10 5G review: Retro surprises and an affordable price


OnePlus Nord N10 5G brings affordable 5G to the United States, with only a few compromises.

Nord N10 5G and . with N100OnePlus expands its more affordable Nord family after launching its first phone oneplus north Available in Europe and North America in 2020 N10 5G Currently costs $300. It’s cheaper than UK only oneplus north (what you can find currently $428 on Amazon) with the company’s 2020 flagship oneplus 8 ($449) and the 2021 flagship oneplus 9 ($729).

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The Nord N10 5G cuts some corners. For example, it has an LCD display instead of OLED, lacks an in-screen fingerprint sensor, is powered by a slower processor than any 2020 OnePlus phone, isn’t IP rated for water resistance, and runs on older Android 10 Runs on OS. But it still has some premium features such as 5G, a 90Hz display and a sturdy 4,300-mAh battery, as well as some retro surprises that other OnePlus phones don’t have, such as expandable memory and a headphone jack.

8.3

OnePlus Nord N10 5G

like

  • 90Hz Display
  • headphone jack
  • 5G-enabled
  • affordable price

do not like it

  • Macro and low-light photography is ineffective

OnePlus’ pricing makes the Nord N10 5G one of the more affordable 5G phones, especially now. for comparison, Samsung Galaxy A32 5G was first launched in 2021 with a $280 price tag, and Motorola One 5G is currently $350. Although I think Pixel 4a 5g And a 5G is worth the extra money — for example, the $500 Pixel will get the latest software support from Google, has an excellent camera and a long-lasting battery life) — the N10 5G is a top choice for you OnePlus are fans of and want 5G at an affordable price.

The familiar design touches of the N10 5G

The N10 5G sports a dark blue, glossy design that looks polished and sleek. From afar it doesn’t sound like a “budget” phone. But when I first picked it up, I could tell it wasn’t that high end. It’s heavy and thick, and its bezels, especially the lower chin bezel, are wider than all of OnePlus’ phones released last year. It also lacks the convenient silence/vibrate toggle switch that OnePlus phones are known for. Nonetheless, it’s still a relatively attractive device, and its rounded edges are comfortable to hold.

The N10 5G also has an LCD display, whereas OnePlus phones usually have AMOLED screens. When viewed side-by-side with the Nord, the AMOLED screen is a bit brighter and vibrant, with more contrast. I also noticed that when viewing the N10 5G from different angles, the color change was more noticeable. But these details can only be seen next to the other phone. By itself, there’s no real issue with the N10 5G’s screen, and viewing videos and photos looks sharp and clear. Its 90Hz refresh rate makes scrolling through feeds and apps feel zippy and smooth.

Lastly, unlike many new phones from OnePlus, the N10 5G has two things that are familiar but missing from many premium devices: a headphone jack and a visible fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone that works up quickly.

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The N10 5G has a fingerprint reader at the back.

The N10 5G has four rear cameras, but only needs two

Similar to many OnePlus phones, the N10 5G has four rear cameras, and similar to those phones, it really only needs two. The standard and ultra-wide cameras are great and are the ones I’ve used the most, but the monochrome camera is only useful if you want to take black and white photos, which I rarely do. And for closeup shots the 2-megapixel macro camera takes pictures that look, well, they were taken with a 2-megapixel camera. Although it allowed me to focus on an object and get very close to it, photos eventually looked washed out and muddy.

But again, the standard and ultrawide cameras are pretty excellent. Photos were sharp with rich contrast, and the camera’s HDR effect comes alive. The standard camera defaults to 16-megapixels, but you can shoot at the full 64-megapixel resolution. The camera’s 10x digital zoom is also good, and was able to capture details of distant objects, albeit a bit blurry.

The N10 5G’s low-light mode, Nightscape, wasn’t very impressive. When photographing a black bookshelf in near darkness, I could see some more details and book titles, but the picture remained relatively dark. When I compared the same view on OnePlus Nord, One Plus 8T And the Pixel 5’s Night Mode, all three phones made the scene more vivid.

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This image taken with a standard camera is bright and clear.

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This house was captured with a standard camera without zoom.

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10x zooming in on the same house window.

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This lake has been captured with the N10 5G’s 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera.

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This closeup shot was taken with the phone’s macro camera.

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The N10 5G’s Nightscape mode brightened up this still life of bookshelf a bit.

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But compared to the Pixel 5’s camera (which is the same as the Pixel 4A 5G), Google’s Night Sight illuminated the shelf better.

N10 5G battery and performance

The phone is equipped with Snapdragon 690 processor. Although on paper it’s not as fast or powerful as the Snapdragon 765 chipset of the OnePlus Nord, Motorola One 5G and Pixel 4A 5G, the N10 5G closely follows the phone when it comes to benchmarks. I also didn’t notice any speed issues or sluggish behavior during my time with the phone.

3DMark Catapult Unlimited

OnePlus Nord N10 5G

3,343

google pixel 4a 5g

3,818

Motorola One 5G

4,378

oneplus north

4,656

pay attention:

Longer bars indicate better performance

Geekbench v.5.0 Single-core

OnePlus Nord N10 5G

604

google pixel 4a 5g

573

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