OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, recently unveiled its latest offering, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite mobile phone. This device boasts impressive specifications, including a Snapdragon 695 chip and a 108MP camera, making it a contender in the mid-range smartphone market.
The 108MP camera on the Nord CE 3 Lite utilizes a 1/1.67″ Samsung ISOCELL HM6 sensor with 0.64µm pixels that can be binned 9 to 1 for a 12MP output with an effective pixel size of 1.92µm. This is higher than the Nord CE 2’s 64MP/0.7µm camera found in the Lite version. Additionally, the phone supports 3x lossless zoom and 6x digital zoom. The device also includes 2MP macro and 2MP depth cameras to further enhance its photography capabilities.
The Snapdragon 695 chip used in the Nord CE 3 Lite employs a 6nm process and is a significant upgrade from its predecessor. However, the phone has one major limitation, as it can only support up to 1080p@30fps video recording. This limits the potential of the 108MP camera to some extent.
OnePlus has upgraded the basic memory to 8GB and pre-installed the OxygenOS 13.1 (based on Android 13) system, which further enhances the device’s performance. The phone comes with a choice of UFS 2.2 128GB or 256GB storage, with a hybrid microSD slot that can expand storage by up to 1TB or accommodate a second SIM card.
The Nord CE 3 Lite’s 6.72-inch LCD screen with FHD+ resolution (20:9, 8bit), 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate delivers an immersive viewing experience. It has a typical brightness of 550 nits and peak brightness of 680 nits. Moreover, the phone is slimmer, measuring 8.3mm thick (compared to 8.5mm in the previous generation) and weighing 195g. It comes in two colors, light lime, and colorful gray.
The phone has a built-in 5000mAh battery and supports 67W SuperVOOC fast charging. This means that in just 30 minutes of charging, you can achieve 80% battery life, compared to the previous model’s 50% with a 33W system. The Nord CE 3 Lite also has SuperVOOC Endurance Edition, which prevents overcharging and slows down battery aging. This technology allows for up to 4 years of daily use on a single charge.
Other notable features of the Nord CE 3 Lite include stereo speakers with a 200% super volume mode and a 3.5mm jack for wired headphones. The phone comes with a charger, USB-C cable (supports USB 2.0), and a pre-applied screen protector.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite will be available for purchase in Europe on April 25, with the 8GB+128GB version priced at 330 euros. In India, the 8GB+128GB model will cost 20,000 Indian rupees, and the 256GB version will cost 22,000 Indian rupees, with sales starting on April 11.
In conclusion, the Nord CE 3 Lite mobile phone is an excellent option for those seeking a mid-range smartphone with advanced features, particularly in the camera department. With its high-end specifications, impressive battery life, and fast charging capabilities, the Nord CE 3 Lite is worth considering for those in the market for a new device.