OnePlus Nord CE 5G vs Apple iPhone SE (2020) – Review, specifications and prices

The new OnePlus Nord CE 5G handset has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor chipset and a battery of 4500 mAh. On other side, the Apple iPhone SE (2020) also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature OnePlus Nord CE 5G Apple iPhone SE (2020)
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.43 in (inches) 4.7 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85
Operating System OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) OxygenOS 11 (Android 11)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 750 x 1334 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) 3 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2 MP 12 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 7 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 1821 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A77 and 6 cores of 1.85 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2200 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G is a less powerful chipset processor than the Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85, the second processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Lightning and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Thunder. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2650 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 619 gpu in the interior and the Apple iPhone SE (2020) has the Apple GPU,4 cores,Antutu gpu – 186079 graphics processor.

Battery

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 147.1% (percent) more powerful than the 1821 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone SE (2020). Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and Warp Charge 30T+.
The Apple iPhone SE (2020) battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and USB Power delivery 2.0.

Screen

The device is using a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.43 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone SE (2020) is featuring a IPS display with 750 x 1334 pixels and a screen size of 4.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G is a 36.8% bigger than Apple iPhone SE (2020) screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

OnePlus Nord CE 5G Apple iPhone SE (2020)
90 Hz refresh rate 1400:1 contrast ratio
Capacitive 625 cd/m²
Multi-touch Capacitive
Scratch resistant Haptic Touch
Ion-strengthtened glass
LED-backlit
Multi-touch
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Retina HD display
Scratch resistant
Wide Color display (P3)

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 1866 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.

The Apple iPhone SE (2020) is coming with a 3 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR4.
In the basic edition, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G gives a 100% more ram memory capacity than Apple iPhone SE (2020).

The maximum capacity offered by the OnePlus Nord CE 5G is 12 gigabytes ,which is a 300% bigger than the Apple iPhone SE (2020) with 3 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Apple iPhone SE (2020).

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:256 gigabytes.

Apple iPhone SE (2020) gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 64/8/2 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length and 35 mm:26 mm , carrying a sensor like Sony IMX471 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 0.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.3 f/2.4 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Apple iPhone SE (2020) rear camera comes with 1 lenses of 12 MP , the flash type is Quad LED , a focal length(35 mm) of 28 mm , carrying sensor like Sony Exmor RS , a pixel size of 1.22 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 respectively.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G Apple iPhone SE (2020)
5-element lens (#2) 1080p @ 240 fps
Angle of view – 119° (#2) Autofocus
Aperture size – f/2.25 (#2) Continuous shooting
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Digital zoom
Autofocus Exposure compensation
Continuous autofocus Face detection
Continuous shooting Flash type – Quad LED
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Geotagging
Digital image stabilization HDR
Digital zoom Hybrid IR filter
Exposure compensation ISO settings
Face detection Macro mode
Geotagging Noise reduction
HDR Optical image stabilization
ISO settings Panorama
Macro mode RAW
Panorama Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Scene mode
Scene mode Self-timer
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Touch focus
Self-timer White balance settings
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes with a 16 MP in the front.

The Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a 7 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

OnePlus Nord CE 5G Apple iPhone SE (2020)
16 MP 7 MP
Aperture:f/2.5 720p @ 240 fps
Digital image stabilization Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock Face detection
Pixel size:1 µm /0.001000 mm HDR
Sensor model:Sony IMX471 Exmor RS Panorama
Pixel size:1 µm /0.001000 mm
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G Apple iPhone SE (2020)
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
Built-in 5G modem GPRS
EDGE HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
GPRS LTE Cat 16(150/1 Gbit/s)
HSPA+ LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
LTE TD-
TD-SCDMA TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G price is $450 and the Apple iPhone SE (2020) price tag is $550

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