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In November of 2020, OnePlus launched its Nord N10. The Nord, however, saw the light of day in August 2020.
With this article, you'll be able to compare every feature of the Nord and the Nord N10. Then, you can decide what model better suits your needs. Let's start.
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to check who their rivals are.
|Release Date||2020, August||2020, November||0y.|
|OS Updates||1 year||1 year||0y.|
|Security Updates||2 years||2 years||0y.|
*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
On the multicore portion of Geekbench 5, which measures overall performance, the Nord was, on average, 8% quicker while finishing its tests. Overall, you wouldn't feel that much of a difference between them.
It's safe to say that both of them can be tagged as upper mid-range.
|SoC||Snapdragon 765||Snapdragon 690|
|Graphics||Adreno 620||Adreno 619L|
|Geekbench 5 Score||1953
|OS||Android 10 and OxygenOS 10||Android 10 and OxygenOS 10|
*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.
The Nord is the winner here, and that's as clear as glass.
Very few rivals share this maximum brightness. Usually, they only do around 634 nits, but there's a 194 nits gap below that for the Nord N10.
If a device can't go over 500 nits, it isn't that good for HDR nor outdoor visibility. Now about the HDR feature:
About the Nord, just know that 80% of its rivals can play HDR content and have an Always-On display, and 93% have an AMOLED screen. On the other hand, only 23% of them feature Gorilla Glass 6 or Victus.
Regarding the Nord N10, please be aware that 85% of its rivals have an AMOLED screen. Then again, only 15% of them feature Gorilla Glass 6 or Victus.
|Display Density (DPIs)*||vs.|
|Dots per Inch||411.22
|Peak Brightness||756 nits
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.
The OnePlus Nord should have an overall better camera.
About the Nord: DXOMARK reviewed this camera and gave it 117 points. By including its digital zoom abilities, that will go up to 126. For a thorough review, click here.
Before moving on, all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more and have an ultra-wide-angle lens.
About the Nord N10: DXOMARK's experts should just step up and review this camera. Knowing them, it'll get about 81* points. Plus, combining with its wide-angle lens, this score goes up to 92** points.
Lastly, just so you know, 85% of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K, and all have an ultra-wide-angle lens. Additionally, only 19% of them come with a telephoto lens.
If you prefer, we can grade the Nord more as a lower high-end and the Nord N10 more as mid-range.
If you're a snapper addict, you'll miss a telephoto lens, so it might be time to consider smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.
*The guys over at DXOMARK know how to benchmark these shooters. Too bad they don't get a chance to test most of the cameras out there. That's why when I come across one of them, I consider every camera spec and give an approximated score. As of now, you can expect a topmost discrepancy of 2 points.
**You should give this score a margin of error of up to 6 points, at least for phones with no zoom and up to 35 to 40MP. They just revised their formula, and they don't have enough reviews, so I can refine the pre-update camera scores.
|Primary Camera||Nord||Nord N10|
*Reference: 100: Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.
|Extra Camera(s)||Nord||Nord N10||vs.|
|Selfie Camera||Nord||Nord N10||vs.|
I'd go for the Nord for its glass build and better looks. But I don't see any meaningful winner here.
The Nord N10 is a little bit heavier: About 6 g. (0.24 oz). If you're looking for a lightweight device, the "weight to display size" score of the Nord is 5.4, meaning it has an acceptable score for its display size. The Nord N10, in its turn, has 4.7, so nothing to state here.
Want your next phone to also be water-resistant? Then check out the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.
|Size||158 x 73 x 8 mm
(5.57 x 2.58 x 0.28 in)
|163 x 74 x 9 mm
(5.75 x 2.61 x 0.32 in)
|Weight||184 g. (6.49 oz)
||190 g. (6.70 oz)
|Build||Front and back glass||Front glass|
|Colors||Blue Marble and Gray Onyx||Midnight Ice|
|Screen To Body Ratio||85.74%
|Disp.Size To Weight Score||5.4||4.7||-0.7|
|Biometrics||Under Display Fingerprint||Fingerprint|
*100% = 4+ colors + front and back glass + S2BR: 86+%.
The Nord does have a battery capacity of 4115 mAh versus the 4300 mAh of the Nord N10. But as claimed by GSMArena, there's no real difference between them.
For your information, the Nord N10 can also easily defeat most devices. Actually, it may even be on our best-of listing.
And if you'd like to try out reverse wireless charging, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has it.
Fast charging on the Nord N10 does stand out. Other devices from this price range usually sit at nearly 22w.
|1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video||83% left
|1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video||68% left
|1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video||72% left
|Bat. To Phone Size Score||5.0||4.2||-0.8|
*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.
They share the same amount of storage.
*Internal Storage + 256GB Memory Card (Max: 512GB).
I'd go for the Nord N10 if you really value a headphone jack.
They both run on (LTE and) 5G networks.
Here's what we've found out:
OnePlus Nord N10
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How much of a "phone" can your money buy?
That's how much "score" you can get with $100 based on the global score that you'll see in the next section (higher is better).
Have you found better prices elsewhere? The formula is simple: score/price*100.
|Value for money||Nord||Nord N10||VS|
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Are you ready for that final score? We're almost there. For reference purposes, I'll tell you where most of its rivals average. They're at 6.3 (for the Nord) and 5.7 (for the Nord N10).
Clearly, the N10 is more of a mid-range device. Not that its sibling has much better performance, but in other departments, it does look much more premium.
If you don't value performance that much and want a flagship-like device, the Nord is the obvious choice. It will give you better outdoor brightness
on an AMOLED display with higher refresh rates. It will also offer you OIS, better cameras, a full glass body, and 2 extra Gigabytes of RAM.
But the Nord N10 is more affordable, and it also gives you external storage and a headphone jack.
|#4||Battery Life||3.5mm Jack|
|Global Score||Nord||Nord N10|
Scroll the sliders down below to get your own personalized score. Let's suppose you value performance and battery life, and you don't really care about anything else. Then, just set the "Performance" and the "Battery" sliders up to 5 (5+5=10), and then the other sliders down to 0. You'll know what's the best phone for you.
|Total||Should be 10 or as close as possible:||9.6|
*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
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