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OnePlus Nord Vs iPhone SE – Which Budget Flagship Is Right For You?


iPhone SE is available for $399 lags behind OnePlus Nord ($500) in many ways.

By Lakshay Jain - 
23rd Jul 2020
iPhone SE Vs OnePlus Nord

Highlights of the Story

  • OnePlus Nord gives more bang for your buck compared to the iPhone SE.
  • iPhone SE has a similar appeal, but OnePlus and Apple, both have applied different strategies to their cheapest offerings.
  • Though iPhone SE has a faster A13 Bionic processor, looking at other dynamics like screen size, camera, 5G compatibility, OnePlus Nords starts to pull away all of the traction from iPhone SE.

Recently launched OnePlus Nord is the first-ever mid-range smartphone offering by the Chinese mobile manufacturer- OnePlus starting at INR 24,999/- only. In many ways, OnePlus is giving a tough competition to iPhone SE

OnePlus Nord vs iPhone SE Specifications

  • The bigger and better display

iPhone has been a priority of many loyal iPhone users who overshadows looking at its specification from a comparison point-of-view. Comparing the screen sizes, iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch LCD whereas OnePlus Nord features a glazing 6.7-inch OLED panel.

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OnePlus offers a refresh rate of 90Hz whereas iPhone SE sports a refresh rate of 60Hz. Saying of the screen resolution, OnePlus Nord possesses 2400×1080 pixels compared to iPhone SE which provides 1334×750 pixels. Hence, Oneplus Nord users will get a smoother uninterrupted scrolling, video playback, and gaming experience.

  • Revolutionary Design

The iPhone SE demonstrated a phenomenal physical strength including water resistance, and premium looking glass back. However, Oneplus Nord sports minimal bezels around its display as compared to former. 

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Although, Nord acquires an edge ahead of iPhone SE when it comes to amazing color options. Nord is available in Blue Marble and Gray Onyx which is more exciting than white, black, and red shades of iPhone SE. 

  • Versatile Camera

Standing by its top-standards, Apple proved that excellent photos could be delivered by a single-rear camera via iPhone SE. Apple’s A13 Bionic SoC allows the phone to pull off portrait mode and smart HDR without any need for a second lens.

However, the quad-rear camera setup in OnePlus Nord (48MP + 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens + 5MP depth sensor + 2MP macro lens) gives a user a lot more shooting options as compared to iPhone SE.

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  • 5G Vs 4G

If you are planning to buy a new phone one would look for the smartphone that is future proof and sports recent technology. That’s the major advantage hold by Oneplus Nord which is powered by 765G SoC and supports 5G connectivity. Whereas, iPhone SE is still stuck at 4G LTE.

  • Battery Capacity and fast charging

iPhone SE reportedly is packed with a 1,821 mAh battery known not to deliver great results. The handset would last around 9-10 hours when charged fully. On contrary to that, OnePlus Nord sports 4,115mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support. Apple forces an individual to pay extra for an 18W charger. 

Bottom Line

The iPhone SE is definitely one of the best cheap phones as it delivers a good-performance and very-good camera quality. But OnePlus Nord derives more value because a user will get bigger and smoother screen experience, 5G connectivity, and more versatile camera incorporated. 

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