OnePlus Nord N10 5G: Aggressive US Pricing, But Lacking Key Features
OnePlus officially launched North American versions of its Nord N10 5G ($299) and Nord N100 ($179) today. The N10 5G is effectively the same affordable 5G phone we reviewed back in November, and the N100 is a low-priced budget 4G handset. We just spent a few days testing the US-bound N10 5G and wanted to give you an update. So what’s changed versus the European variant? Does the aggressive US pricing help better differentiate it in some way? Let’s find out...
OnePlus Nord N10 5G Hardware, Design, and Display
At least the US-bound Nord N10 5G inherits the European edition’s beautiful screen. It’s the exact same 6.49-inch FHD+ IPS display (2400 x 1080 pixels, 406ppi), with the same 20:9 aspect ratio and a 90Hz refresh rate. We have no complaints here.
|Processing and 5G Platform||Qualcomm
|Display||6.49" FHD+ IPS, 2400x1080 resolution, 90Hz|
|Storage||128GB UFS 2.1 + microSD
f/1.8 Main PDAF - 8MP f/2.3 119º Ultra-Wide - 2MP f/2.4
Macro - 2MP f/2.4 Monochrome
|Front-Facing Cameras||16MP f/2.1
|Video Recording||Up to 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, 1080p slow-mo|
10 With OxygenOS 10.5
|Dimensions||163 x 74.7 x 9mm|
|Connectivity||802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1+LE,
NFC, USB-C, LTE, 5G
|Pricing||Find the OnePlus Nord N10 5G @ Amazon, Starting at $299
OnePlus Nord N10 5G Camera
We took a few pictures with the NA version -- both in the daytime and in low light -- and quickly confirmed that OnePlus hasn’t improved or changed the cameras vs. the Euro variant. This handset continues to take decent photos in daylight, but still struggles in low light.
OnePlus Nord N10 5G Audio, Data, And Call Reception
OnePlus Nord N10 5G Performance, Benchmarks, And Battery Life
Slingshot Extreme Unlimited
As for battery life, the North American N10 5G comes with the same 4300mAh battery and 30W fast charging (Warp Charge 30T) as the European model, which achieved a whopping 16 hours and 28 minutes on our PC Mark test. While we didn’t repeat this test with the US-bound device, we expect similar results.
OnePlus Nord N10 5G Software And User Experience
OnePlus Nord N10 5G Pricing And Summary
As we said in our more in-depth, original review, the Nord N10 5G is a solid handset if you can look past the plastic build, frumpy chin, and middling cameras. It delivers a quality display, great audio performance, superb battery life, and -- most importantly -- an outstanding user experience. In Europe, €349 isn’t the best deal when the solid Realme 7 5G exists for just €279. But here in the US, the $299 N10 5G is priced right. This makes it a fantastic value -- if you’re on T-Mobile.