OnePlus Nord CE 5G vs OnePlus 9 Pro – Review, specifications and prices

The new OnePlus Nord CE 5G phone 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 OnePlus 9 Pro 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 OnePlus 9 Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.43 in (inches) 6.77 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Operating System OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) OxygenOS 11 (Android 11)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1440 x 3216 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2 MP 48/50/8/2 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 16 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 4500 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 9 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 3 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and OnePlus Cool Play. 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 OnePlus 9 Pro has the Qualcomm Adreno 660,840 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G battery capacity is 4500 mAh, which is the same as OnePlus 9 Pro. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and Warp Charge 30T+.
The OnePlus 9 Pro battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Dual-cell battery, Warp Charge 65T and Warp Charge Wireless 50.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the OnePlus 9 Pro is featuring a E4 AMOLED display with 1440 x 3216 pixels and a screen size of 6.77 in (inches).

As we can see here, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G is a 5.2% smaller than OnePlus 9 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

OnePlus Nord CE 5G OnePlus 9 Pro
90 Hz refresh rate 10-bit color
Capacitive 120Hz adaptive refresh rate
Multi-touch 1300 cd/m² peak brightness
Scratch resistant 3D curved glass screen
Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass
Display manufacturer – Samsung
Fluid Display 2.0
HDR10+
Hyper Touch
JNCD ≈0.30
LTPO technology
Motion Graphics Smoothing
Multi-touch
Night Mode
Reading Mode
Scratch resistant
Ultra-high Video Resolution
Vibrant Color Effect Pro

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 OnePlus 9 Pro is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 5550 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Quad channel.
In the basic edition, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than OnePlus 9 Pro.

At the more expensive edition, both handset present the same ram capacity:12 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, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

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

OnePlus 9 Pro gets you 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 OnePlus 9 Pro rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 48/50/8/2 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length:23 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX789 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

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OnePlus Nord CE 5G OnePlus 9 Pro
5-element lens (#2) 12-bit RAW
Angle of view – 119° (#2) 2×2 OCL
Aperture size – f/2.25 (#2) 2×2 OCL (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 3.3x optical zoom (#3)
Autofocus 3-element lens (#4)
Continuous autofocus 7-element lens (#2)
Continuous shooting Angle of view – 110.3° (#2)
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Digital image stabilization Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Digital zoom Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Exposure compensation Autofocus
Face detection Continuous shooting
Geotagging Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
HDR Digital image stabilization
ISO settings Digital Overlap HDR
Macro mode Digital zoom
Panorama Exposure compensation
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Face detection
Scene mode Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 14 mm (#2)
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 77 mm (#3)
Self-timer Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (mono)
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Freeform lens (#2)
Touch focus Geotagging
White balance settings Hasselblad Pro mode
Hasselblad technology
HDR
ISO settings
Laser autofocus (LAF)
Macro mode
OIS (#3)
Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 50 MP (ultra-wide)
Self-timer
Sensor version – Sony IMX766 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/1.56″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 8 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The OnePlus 9 Pro has a 16 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

OnePlus Nord CE 5G OnePlus 9 Pro
16 MP 16 MP
Aperture:f/2.5 Aperture:f/2.4
Digital image stabilization Digital image stabilization
Face unlock Face unlock
Pixel size:1 µm /0.001000 mm HDR
Sensor model:Sony IMX471 Exmor RS Pixel size:1 µm /0.001000 mm
Sensor model:Sony IMX471 Exmor RS
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

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 OnePlus 9 Pro
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
GPRS EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
HSPA+ GPRS
LTE HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
TD-SCDMA LTE Cat 20
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G price is $450 and the OnePlus 9 Pro price tag is $970 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $1070 (12 GB + 256 GB)

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