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Compare the OnePlus 8 to the OnePlus Nord

While OnePlus normally only focuses on flagship smartphones, the brand launched a mid-range device on 21 July 2020: the OnePlus Nord. In the past, OnePlus proved that they make good smartphones for a competitive price. Reason enough to compare the OnePlus Nord to the flagship device, the OnePlus 8. In this article, we'll tell you what the similarities and differences between these smartphones are.

OnePlus 8

128GB storage capacity | 6.55-inch Full HD screen | Android 10
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  • This device is powerful and fast enough for the most demanding games and apps.
  • Take beautiful photos with the advanced cameras.
  • You can charge the OnePlus 8 very quickly with the included Warp Charge charger.
  • You can operate the large 6.55-inch Full HD screen with one hand.

OnePlus Nord

128GB storage capacity | 6.44-inch Full HD screen | Android 10
Retail price 399,- 299,-
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  • With a standard, wide-angle, and macro lens, you have a suitable camera for multiple situations.
  • Create sharp videos in 4K quality.
  • You can charge the OnePlus Nord in no time with the included Warp Charge charger.
  • This device isn't powerful enough for the most demanding apps and games.
  • You can take less sharp photos than with the OnePlus 8.

Comparison OnePlus 8 and OnePlus Nord

OnePlus 8 OnePlus Nord
Speed class Excellent (suitable for the most demanding tasks) Good (suitable for daily use)
Camera quality Very good Very good
Screen 6.55 inches Full HD 6.44 inches Full HD
Battery capacity 4300mAh 4115mAh
Storage memory 128GB 128GB (6GB RAM) or 256GB (12GB RAM)

Speed and storage

OnePlus 8 power

OnePlus 8: powerful enough for the most demanding tasks

The OnePlus 8 has a powerful Snapdragon 865 processor. This allows you to use the smartphone for the most demanding tasks. For example, photo editing programs or graphic games such as Call of Duty. Thanks to the 8GB RAM, you can also switch quickly between different apps. Even if you open many apps at the same time, the device will continue to work smoothly. The 128GB storage capacity has enough space for your apps, photos, and other files. The storage capacity isn't expandable with a memory card.

Processor OnePlus Nord

OnePlus Nord: suitable for everyday use

The mid-range Snapdragon 765G processor of the OnePlus Nord is powerful enough for everyday use. You can use social media, Netflix, or YouTube without problems, but demanding apps and games don't run as smoothly on this device. This smartphone is available in versions with 128GB storage capacity and 8GB RAM as well as 256GB storage capacity with 12GB RAM. You can easily store your entire music and movie collection on the 256GB storage memory. The Nord's memory isn't expandable with a memory card either.


Camera OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8: sharper photos

The OnePlus 8 takes sharp photos. For example, you don't have to take your camera with you on holiday, because your holiday photos are beautiful enough with the OnePlus 8. The 48-megapixel standard camera has a large image sensor. This captures a lot of light, making your photos sharp and detailed. With the 16-megapixel wide-angle lens, large buildings and expansive landscapes also fit completely into the picture. Thanks to the depth sensor, you can create a depth of field effect in portrait photos, for example. You can also record videos in Full HD quality.

Camera OnePlus Nord or OnePlus 8

OnePlus Nord: more cameras, film in 4K

In terms of quality, the cameras of the OnePlus Nord aren't as good as those of the OnePlus 8, but the camera setup is more versatile. In addition to a 48-megapixel standard camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, and a depth sensor, the OnePlus Nord also has a macro lens. This also allows you to take sharp photos up close. That's useful, for example, if you want to take a photo of a flower. In addition to a regular lens, there is also a wide-angle lens on the front of the device. This way, your entire group of friends will fit on your selfie. You can also record videos in 4K quality.


Size OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus Nord

OnePlus 8: 6.55-inch Full HD screen

The OnePlus 8 has a clear 6.55-inch Full HD screen. The colors on this AMOLED screen are deep and bright, so you can watch your games and series in high quality. The screen refreshes 90 times per second, which is one and a half times faster than most other smartphones. As a result, animations in the menu or in your game look smoother. Due to the 6.55-inch screen, the smartphone is reasonably large. If you have small hands, it's difficult to operate the device with one hand.

Screen OnePlus Nord vs OnePlus 8

OnePlus Nord: 6.44-inch Full HD screen

The most striking difference between the screens of the OnePlus 8 and Nord is the size. Because it's 6.44 inches, the OnePlus Nord is slightly easier to handle. In terms of quality, this Full HD screen is hardly inferior to that of the OnePlus 8. The refresh rate is also 90 times per second, making animations look smooth. This is unique for a smartphone in this price range. Just like the top device, the OnePlus Nord has an AMOLED screen. The colors jump off your screen when you watch a movie or series.


Battery OnePlus 8 or OnePlus Nord

OnePlus 8: 4300mAh battery with fast charging

The OnePlus 8 has a 4300mAh battery. If the battery is fully charged, you can usually reach the end of the day. Do you have to charge the smartphone during the day? You can do that very quickly. The OnePlus 8 supports the fast charging protocol OnePlus Warp Charge 30T. This will charge the battery halfway within 20 minutes.

Battery OnePlus Nord or OnePlus 8

OnePlus Nord: 4115mAh battery with fast charging

The 4115mAh battery of the OnePlus Nord is slightly smaller. When you fully charge the device in the morning, it has enough energy to last the enitre work or school day. Just like the OnePlus 8, this smartphone supports OnePlus Warp Charge 30T. You can charge your battery up to 70% within half an hour.

Different versions

OnePlus 8 versions

OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro

The OnePlus 8 is part of the OnePlus 8 series. In addition to this device, you can also choose the more advanced OnePlus 8 Pro. The Pro version has a better screen and can be charged wirelessly. In addition, this device has a telephoto lens, which allows you to zoom in further when taking a photo. In our advice article, you can read more about the differences between these devices.

OnePlus Nord versions

OnePlus Nord: different storage options

As you read earlier in this article, the OnePlus Nord is available in 2 storage versions. Keep that in mind, because the storage capacity can't be expanded with a memory card. Usually, you'd need around 128GB. Do you download a lot of apps and is your complete movie and music collection on your smartphone? The version with 256GB is more suitable.

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