Since the inaugural sale, millions of OnePlus’ reasonably priced Nord series smartphones have been purchased by customers in the US. The successor to the N200 5G, the OnePlus Nord N300 5G, is the company’s most recent product, and OnePlus anticipates comparable sales. The phone includes a 90Hz display, 5G connections, and all the important modern features for around $250. It even comes with a charger.
With the Nord N300 5G, OnePlus is bringing its well-known quick charging function to a more affordable price range. It has 33W wired charging, comes with a charger, and will be sold for $228, which is a tempting offer given that most flagship smartphones don’t even have fast charging capabilities. To achieve its cheap price point, it makes a few compromises, and we’re interested to see how they turn out.
Offering Midrange Nord N300 Features for Less Money
The display is one of the main factors that influence smartphone buying. Consumers will pick a phone with a normal display over one without if it is available. The Nord N300 5G, from OnePlus, has a 6.56-inch screen with HD+ quality and a wider color gamut. The phone’s 90Hz refresh rate display is an important feature. In this price range, the majority of devices still come with 60Hz displays. Customers who purchase the Nord N300 will get the benefit of a fluid user interface thanks to the sharp screen of the N300.
The N300 has the same 5,000 mAh battery as the N200 and, thanks to the company’s SuperVOOC technology, offers 33W fast charging. Unfortunately, OnePlus didn’t provide any information on the specific charging speed of the phone. The iPhone 14 Pro can charge from zero to fifty percent with a 30-watt charger in roughly 30 minutes, which gives you an indication of the potential speed. But OnePlus will offer a 33W charging block with the N300, unlike Apple.
The N300’s other features come in a package that is a little bit of a rollercoaster. For instance, the rear camera system now only has two lenses (the N200 had three). At least the primary lens was improved. For better photographs, it now has a 48MP lens instead of the N200’s 13MP lens (the other rear lens and the front-facing camera are still 2MP and 16MP, respectively).
The quality of the resolution, however, declined. Instead of the Full HD Plus resolution of the N200, it is now HD Plus (1600×900 pixels) (2400 x 1080). Although it may be upgraded to 1 TB, storage is still 64 GB. As a result, the processing is completed more quickly, batteries are used more effectively, and games run more smoothly. Fast connectivity is another thing you can anticipate thanks to 5G capability.
The MediaTek Dimensty 810 processor was chosen by OnePlus in order to keep the cost reasonably low. The device was created using a 6nm manufacturing process and has a mix of Arm Cortex A55 efficiency cores to balance high-and low-power workloads, as well as an Arm Cortex A76 performance core with speeds up to 2.4GHz. It has 64GB of internal storage, which is standard for phones in this price category, and 4GB of RAM. The phone also supports microSD cards with a maximum capacity of 1 TB.
|Chipset||Mediatek Dimensity 810|
|Storage||64GB (expandable to 1TB)|
|Display||6.56″ FHD+ 90Hz|
|Cameras||48MP primary, 2MP depth; 16MP selfie cam|
|Software||Android 12 (Oxygen OS 12)|
|Price||Starting at $228|
|Availability||T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile|
Nord N300 Cost and connectivity
The OnePlus Nord N300 5G will cost $228 from T-Mobile and Metro T-Mobile. You’re looking at less than $10 per month, though the carriers haven’t disclosed the exact pricing. Ordering for the phone begins on November 3.
Nord N300 Prohibited connectivity
The N300’s availability is another problem for us; it is pretty constrained. Starting November 3, the phone will be available for $228 in the US (either Midnight Black or Jade Green). At launch, there will only be one variant with 4GB of RAM. A launch date for the N300 in Canada has not yet been announced. Additionally, Metro, T-prepaid Mobile’s plan, is the only provider of it.
The fact remains, though, that this phone is really cheap and charges extremely quickly. In my tests, the Nord N20 5G’s 33W charging feature added roughly 30% charge in just 20 minutes. Although speeds might not be as fantastic as they could be due to the N300’s larger 5,000mAh battery than the N20’s 4,500mAh cell, they are still better than almost every other phone in this class.
On November 3, the N300 will be available for purchase at T-Mobile and Metro T-Mobile in the colors midnight or greenish.