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OnePlus Nord N10 5G Smartphone

MSRP 300 USDExt score 60%

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OnePlus Nord N10 5G is an affordable smartphone powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 690 5G platform. Rare for this year, the Nord N10 5G comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack as well as microSD expandability.
Unlike the OnePlus Nord, which features high-end components at a similar price point, the Nord N10 comes with a less compelling feature set: It is equipped with 6GB of LPDDR4x memory and 128GB of UFS2.1 storage, and it only uses an IPS display in replace of an OLED unit.
Nonetheless, the Nord N10 5G still offers 5G connectivity and a four-camera setup, including a 64MP main unit.
Alongside the Nord N10, OnePlus also introduced a bare-bones smartphone, the Nord N100.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • On-par performance for the money
  • Good battery life
  • Decent cameras
Cons
  • Not available in Europe or the U.K

What external reviewers found***

Ext 60% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Decent all-around performance
  • Solid performance
  • Good cameras
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Poor battery life
  • Poor low-light camera performance
  • No 5G support
  • No IP certification
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
USB-C 2.0 + Headphone + microSD
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC

Construction

Battery | Capacity
4300 mAh
Camera | Front
16MP, EIS, f/2.05
Camera | Rear | Macro
2MP, f/2.4
Camera | Rear | Monochrome
2MP, f/2.4
Camera | Rear | Ultra-Wide
8MP, f/2.25
Camera | Rear | Wide
64MP, EIS, f/1.79
Colors
Midnight Ice
Material
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Speakers
Dual stereo speakers

Dimensions

Size | Depth
8.95 mm
Size | Height
163 mm
Size | Width
74.7 mm
Weight
190 g

Display

Aspect Ratio
20:9
Display Diagonal
6.49 inches
Display Type
IPS
Pixel Density
405 ppi
Refresh Rate
90 Hz
Resolution
2400x1080

Function

Bluetooth Codecs
AptX, aptX HD, LDAC, AAC
Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
Fast Charging
30 W
GPS
GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band), GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, A-GPS
Graphics
Adreno 619L
Operating System
OxygenOS based on Android 10
Sensor
Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Sensor Core
SIM
Single nano 5G
Video Recording
4K 30fps / FHD 120fps

Performance

Memory | Capacity
6 GB
Memory | Type
LPDDR4X
Storage
128 GB UFS2.1 + microSD up to 512 GB

Production

Debut
2020-10
Made In
China

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score 56%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The Nord 10 5G offers Sub-6 5G connectivity, but not the superfast mmWave that carriers like Verizon have been touting. It has a 64-megapixel main sensor, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 5MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. I really wish OnePlus would do away with the macro lens — it's useless. If you're willing to give up 5G support, then it's worth getting the Google Pixel 4a instead.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Solid performance for the money
  • Solid build quality
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No telephoto lens
  • No 5G support

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following***:
The Nord N10 5G has been a trusty companion over my week or so of testing. The display, while short of OLED quality, is great at this price. Oxygen OS 10.5.3 is one of the best Android 10 skins around. It adds useful tools without bogging down Google's streamlined OS with extraneous features.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Premium design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Fast charging
  • Solid performance
Cons
  • Mediocre cameras
  • No wireless charging

nextpit[3]

Sentiment Score 52%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following***:
The OnePlus Nord N10 5G does not come with any IP certification. It's a shame that this back will probably soon be ruined by scratches and covered with fingerprints. As for the 16-megapixel selfie cam, I would say that its performance is par for the course where mid-range smartphones are concerned.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • 90 Hertz display
  • Good battery life
  • Decent camera performance
Cons
  • No IP certification
  • No wireless charging

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score 56%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The N10 5G features the new 5G-capable Snapdragon 690. With 6 GB of RAM, the mid-range CPU offers a solid level of system performance. The smartphone feels smooth most of the time, but under high load, the system can become unresponsive. Users can also connect wired headphones to the smartphone via the 3-5mm jack.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • 90-Hz display
  • Good battery life
  • Good cameras
Cons
  • Mediocre camera performance
  • No IP certification

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score 71%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
On the back of the N10 you'll find a quad camera stack. The primary and ultra-wide lenses perform well in good light. The N10's cameras are not on par with the more expensive Pixel 4a 5G or even the iPhone SE. If you're looking to take the best photos possible, you'll need to pay more for the privilege.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Beautiful 90Hz display
  • Good battery life
  • 90Hz refresh rate
Cons
  • No wireless charging
  • No headphone jack

phonearena[6]

Sentiment Score 56%
Reviewers from phonearena have found the following***:
The is meant to offer the OnePlus experience at a lower price since the company's flagships have slowly moved out of reach for many fans of the brand. In the States, the N10 comes with a killer price tag: $299. The quality of the display is quite good, the images are sharp, the colors are vivid and it gets plenty bright if you need it to.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • 90Hz display
  • Good battery life
  • 90Hz refresh rate
Cons
  • Mediocre cameras
  • No notification slider

techradar[7]

Sentiment Score 60%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Nord N10 5G is a 5G phone, with connectivity to sub-6 5G networks. It's one of the first 5G-capable phones we've tested running the Snapdragon 690 chipset. The camera can shoot 4K video at 30fps and super-slow motion in 240fps at up to 720p. It takes decent but rarely impressive portrait photos.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Solid performance
  • Good battery life
  • Decent cameras
Cons
  • No telephoto lens
  • No wireless charging

theverge[8]

Sentiment Score 58%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following***:
The N10 5G is a very cheap 5G phone with a big screen and decent all-around performance. The main camera is just fine in decent lighting — good, even, considering this is a $300 phone. Dual speakers provide stereo sound for videos, but audio quality isn't great. For an above average camera, look at the Google Pixel 4a.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Good battery life
  • Decent all-around performance
  • Good cameras
Cons
  • No telephoto camera
  • Mediocre low-light camera

tomsguide[9]

Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
The latest Nord features a 4,300 mAh battery, which helped power it one of the best results on our battery test that we've seen from a 5G phone. Only the LG V60 ThinQ 5G, Motorola Edge, and Galaxy S20 Plus lasted longer. The Nord N10 5G uses the company's OxygenOS software which is built on top of Android.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fast 5G performance
  • Compact design
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No in-display fingerprint sensor
  • No headphone jack

trustedreviews[10]

Sentiment Score 50%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The Nord N10 5G doesn’t feature anything close to the behemoth 6000mAh battery seen in the Moto G9 Power. Instead, it’s powered by a 4300mAh cell. During testing, I found it offered solid battery life and would generally last between one to two day's use from a single charge. The main 64-megapixel sensor works better, and is capable of taking usable photos in regular light. However, the lack of any stabilisation means you’ll need a steady hand while shooting.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Bright 90Hz display
  • Solid battery life
  • Decent cameras
Cons
  • Poor low-light camera performance
  • Poor battery life

User Reviews

References

1. ^ OnePlus Nord N10 5G review: Bringing 5G to the masses. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/cell-phone-reviews/oneplus-nord-10-5g-review/. 2020-11-09. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
2. ^ OnePlus Nord N10 5G review. [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/oneplus-nord-n10-5g. 2020-11-09. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
3. ^ OnePlus Nord N10 review: Cheap, but is it any good?. [nextpit]. https://www.nextpit.com/oneplus-nord-n10-review. 2021-02-04. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
4. ^ OnePlus Nord N10 5G Smartphone Review - Cheap 5G smartphone with a 90-Hz screen and stereo speakers. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/OnePlus-Nord-N10-5G-Smartphone-Review-Cheap-5G-smartphone-with-a-90-Hz-screen-and-stereo-speakers.508216.0.html. 2020-12-07. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
5. ^ OnePlus Nord N10 5G Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/oneplus-nord-n10-5g. 2021-02-19. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
6. ^ OnePlus Nord N10 5G review. [phonearena]. https://www.phonearena.com/reviews/oneplus-nord-n10-5g-review_id4927. 2020-12-09. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
7. ^ OnePlus Nord N10 5G review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/oneplus-nord-n10-5g. 2020-11-11. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
8. ^ OnePlus Nord N10 5G review: tall phone, small price. [theverge]. https://www.theverge.com/22214280/oneplus-nord-n10-5g-review. 2021-01-05. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
9. ^ OnePlus Nord N10 5G review: The budget 5G phone to get. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/oneplus-nord-n10-5g-review. 2021-02-04. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
10. ^ OnePlus Nord N10 5G Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/oneplus-nord-n10-5g. Retrieved 2021-03-27.

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