By India Today Tech: The OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G was announced last month at OnePlus Nord Summer Launch Event, alongside the OnePlus Nord 3 5G and OnePlus Buds 2r. While the Nord 3 and Nord Buds 2r have already been on sale in the Indian market, it is now time for the OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G to go on sale. The first sale for the phone is scheduled for August 4. In other words, for folks who have long been waiting to get a OnePlus smartphone for under Rs 30,000 now is the time.
With the vast array of features, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G could be the perfect smartphone for anyone who wants to experience top-tier performance without spending the flagship bucks. Here’s everything that you need to know about the OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G: Price, availability and offers
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G will go on sale in India on 4th August. The smartphone will be available for purchase in two variants — 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, priced at Rs 26,999 and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage, priced at Rs 28,999. The smartphone comes in two colours — Aqua Surge and Gray Shimmer.
The Nord CE 3 5G will be going on sale across various online and offline platforms, including Amazon.in, OnePlus.in, OnePlus Experience stores, offline partners and the OnePlus app.
Additionally, there are a bunch of sale offers for customers on the OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G. Early buyers can bag an instant Rs 2,000 discount for purchases made on OnePlus.in via ICICI Bank credit card, debit card and credit card EMI transaction & OneCard. While buyers who decide to make their purchase via Amazon.in will also get an instant Rs 2,000 discount for purchases made via SBI credit cards, debit cards & credit card EMI.
Speaking of EMI, ICICI Bank and OneCard cardholders can avail of No Cost EMI transactions for up to 6 months. There’s also an exchange bonus on existing devices of up to Rs 2,000 for all Android and iOS users.
Apart from this, under the OnePlus campaign, users can avail extra savings of up to Rs 899 on purchase of the OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G. There’s a 1-year warranty plan for just Rs 99. There’s a chance to earn 2X Redcoins on the purchase, and for those who don’t know, the Redcoins can further be redeemed at OnePlus’ Red Cable Club. There’s a 30 per cent bundle offer with the OnePlus Nord Buds 2, and customers can also avail of a special Redcoin discount of up to Rs 1,000.
Other benefits that come with the purchase of the OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G include:
— JioPlus Postpaid users opting for the Rs 399 plan will get 75GB monthly data.
— JioPlus Postpaid users will also get special benefits of up to Rs 4500, which includes additional 100 GB data (additional 10 GB data per month for 10 months) worth Rs 1,000.
— Additional coupons worth Rs 3,500 are also available from Swiggy, Ajio, Ferns and Petals, Ixigo, Abhibus and ET Prime.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G: Specifications and features
Powerful performance: With good hardware, the Nord 3 CE 5G looks to be a powerhouse at its price point. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G processor, a chipset that offers balanced performance and efficient power management. So, whether you’re streaming videos, playing graphics-intensive games, or multitasking with various apps, the Snapdragon 782G is likely to ensure a seamless experience without any lags or slowdowns.
Multitasking made easy: With up to 12GB of RAM on offer, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G should help users who juggle a lot of apps while using their phone. To put a number — OnePlus says that users can switch between apps effortlessly and run up to 24 applications simultaneously without experiencing any performance issues. Plus, the abundance of RAM ensures a smooth and lag-free experience, even when handling resource-demanding tasks.
Battery life and charging: The OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G is equipped with a relatively large 5,000mAh battery, which sees a significant bump of 500mAh from the Nord CE 2. In other words, the battery is L-A-R-G-E! And when it discharges, then the 80W SUPERVOOC charging will come into play. And if our past experience with this charging system is any hint, the 80W SUPERVOOC should charge the Nord 3 CE super quickly.
Elegant design: OnePlus has always been known for its elegant and premium designs, and the OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G is no exception. The phone boasts a stunning 93.4 per cent screen-to-body ratio, offering an immersive visual experience. So, whether you’re watching movies, playing games, or browsing the internet, the near-borderless display enhances every aspect of smartphone usage.
Enhanced Camera Capabilities: Finally, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G sports a flagship 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 sensor, equipped with stainless steel camera surrounds for added protection. Mind you, this is the same primary camera sensor which is also present on the OnePlus 11. Together with OnePlus’ camera tuning and the IMX890 sensor at the helm, and also given there’s favourable lighting, users should be able to capture stunning-looking photos effortlessly. Of course, we’ll be reserving our final judgement about the phone’s complete camera performance for our full review.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G is a commendable addition to the OnePlus lineup, offering a combination of performance, style, and top-tier features. With its powerful Snapdragon 782G SoC, up to 12GB RAM, large 5,000mAh battery, and lightning-fast 80W charging, the smartphone caters to the needs of enthusiasts and general consumers alike. Moreover, its premium design and vibrant colour options make it an attractive choice for fashion-conscious individuals. So, if you are seeking a reliable smartphone at a budget of under Rs 30,000, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G is definitely worth considering.