OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G was launched in India on 4th April 2023, quoted for approximately ₹20,000 on Amazon and other e-commerce websites and one plus retail showrooms. The new mainstream 5G smartphone is one of Nord’s most affordable phones and is the successor to the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G. The budget section advertised is one of the foremost competitors within the Indian smartphone showcase. It will be curious to see how the modern Nord CE 3 addition Lite 5G stacks up against its rivals. Here are the top 10 features to know about this new launch:
1. Price In India
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G launched in India with two storage options. This phone comes standard with 8 GB of RAM. The base model with 128 GB of storage costs Rs 19,999, but the 256GB variant we have for review costs Rs 21,999. In comparison, the base OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite came with 6GB of RAM, so buyers are getting more RAM in the latest Nord smartphones for the same price.
There are many reasons to like the design of the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G. It offers excellent grip, the frame is flat but the back panel is slightly curved towards the edges. Compared to the weight of 195 grams on paper, it is not that heavy. The new OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G holds similarities to Realme 10, particularly the placement of the camera sensor. The cameras are placed inside the same double circular component. A larger opening and a more central location for the flash have also been added. This phone does not have the famous alarm slider found in OnePlus phones.
The display is very smooth and supports an adaptive refresh rate. The display switches between 30 Hz and 120 Hz depending on the content on the screen. OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G has features like a 6.72-inch IPS LCD panel with an aspect ratio of 20:9, a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels with density of 392ppi. The device offers a 120Hz refresh rate which makes it a smooth scrolling experience for its users.
The phone’s maximum brightness of 680 nits is sufficient for outdoor use, but the competition offers brighter displays with more profound contrast, colors, and black levels. As a cheap mobile phone, the color reproduction is excellent, and bright and vivid colors can be achieved. The Nord CE 3 Lite is WideVine L1 certified, so you can watch Full HD content on Netflix.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G has a triple camera on the back. The phone has a 108MP Samsung HM6 primary camera with f/1.75 aperture. Both the macro camera and the depth sensor are 2 megapixels. For selfies, the phone has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera also has a 3x lossless zoom, which can be very effective in preserving detail if used carefully.
The phone does not support an ultra-wide lens. Another limitation is that the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G’s front and rear cameras can only shoot at 1080p and 30fps.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset. The chipset also features an octa-core processor with 6GB of RAM and a dual-core Kryo 660 design. And for beautiful images, OnePlus has configured the device with Adreno 619 GPU.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G has a 5,000mAh internal battery and the phone is also compatible with a 67W Super VOOC charging mechanism. As for battery life, it should last a full day if you don’t use it much. The high charging speed of the smartphone is also an important point.
The phone ran an above-average 17 hours and 19 minutes in our HD video loop test. It takes about 50 minutes to charge the phone from 0% to 100%.
7. Storage And Connectivity
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G has 128GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 1TB. For connectivity features, the smartphone supports Wi-Fi, A-GPS by Glonass, 5G, Mobile Hotspot, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v5.3, and USB Type-C.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G uses the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC and 5,000 mAh battery found in its predecessor. What has improved is the battery charging speed. The phone supports 67W fast charging, which OnePlus claims can charge the battery from 1% to 80% in 30 minutes.
The phone also has Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 5, GPS, 8 GB of virtual RAM and more. It has a hybrid SIM card slot and supports expanding the storage space with microSD cards up to 1 TB.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G has a dual speaker setup, with the headphone jack as a secondary output. That’s a good thing because the previous model didn’t have stereo speakers. On the bottom edge is the 3.5mm headphone jack; next to it is a USB Type-C port and the speaker grille. The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G will still benefit from the pre-existing OxygenOS features such as OnePlus Lock, Zen Mode, and more. These features are also available in the more expensive OnePlus 11R and the flagship OnePlus 11. It also comes with some Oppo. OnePlus native apps like O Relax, theme store, and popular free games.
As for software, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G runs Android 13-based Oxygen OS 13.1. New Android apps mostly stick to the claim of providing a smooth and fluid user experience. RAM management is also excellent. OnePlus has also announced Nord CE 3 Lite 5G with two major Android updates and three years of warranty.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chip in the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G isn’t all that new, but it’s still a very capable chipset. The phone handles everyday tasks like a breeze. The time to change and load the program is not too long and most of the games run with decent graphics.
For 8GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage with micro SD expansion capability. A virtual memory expansion option allows you to create a 4/6/8GB page file in your storage to replace if the system runs out of memory.