Decoded OnePlus range of smartphones: from the OnePlus 9 Pro to the OnePlus Nord CE, which phone is right for you?
Selecting a OnePlus phone was much easier when the brand launched the OnePlus One in 2014. Although getting your hands on a phone was difficult due to the invite-only system, you could just put your money on the last one. OnePlus device and rest assured that you are making the best purchase possible.
However, the brand now has several parallel series. These include the classic OnePlus (number) series, as well as a OnePlus (number) Pro, OnePlus (number) T, and even a rumored OnePlus 9RT. That’s outside of the entirely separate Nord series of mid-range devices. If that sounds too confusing, take a look at our in-depth review of the brand’s smartphone lineup to understand which OnePlus phone is the best choice for you.
OnePlus series (number)
The OnePlus series (number) is the oldest series of the brand, from the OnePlus One to the current OnePlus 9. The flagship phone strikes a good balance between a sleek design, all the latest features, clean software, and a performance-driven, experience, though it’s not the best the company can offer in terms of quality. display and camera performance.
The current iteration of the OnePlus series (number) is the OnePlus 9. It features a 120Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 888, up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. There is a 48MP + 50MP + 2MP triple camera and a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging.
OnePlus Series (number) Pro
The Pro series started with the OnePlus 7 Pro and today it is the most powerful subcategory of the brand. The OnePlus 7 Pro, 7T Pro, 8 Pro, and 9 Pro delivered the best flagship experience the company can offer year after year, including camera performance, overall performance, display quality, and design. . They are also the brand’s most expensive phones.
The current phone in the series is the OnePlus 9 Pro, which comes with a 6.7 inch AMOLED panel with 120Hz, QHD resolution, Snapdragon 888 chip, up to 12GB RAM, 256GB UFS storage 3.1 and a 48MP + 8MP + 50MP + Configuration of a 2MP quad camera. It also has 4500mAh fast charging with 65W wired and 50W wireless.
OnePlus (number) T series
The OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 8T are essentially smaller updates to the number series that arrive around six months after the original phone launched. For example, the 7T launched about six months after the OnePlus 7 and was between the OnePlus 7 and 8. Likewise, the OnePlus 8T was between the OnePlus 8 and 9.
The brand has confirmed that there will be no OnePlus 9T this year, and the future of the OnePlus (number) T series is currently unclear.
OnePlus (number) R series
OnePlus has also launched a new “R” series with the OnePlus 9R. The R-series currently only has one device and is a budget-friendly flagship alternative to the brand’s true flagships, the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, which have now become very expensive.
The R-series is also made possible from this year thanks to Qualcomm dividing its flagship Snapdragon 800 series chips into two distinct categories – the mid-grade flagship Snapdragon 870 (which is a small upgrade from the 865 Plus) and the more powerful Snapdragon. 888.
The (number) R series will likely feature Qualcomm’s mid-level flagship chips, while the main OnePlus number and Pro series will feature the more powerful Snapdragon 888 chip and its successors.
OnePlus Nord series
The OnePlus Nord series is the brand’s upper midrange line that started with the OnePlus Nord last year. These are high-end, mid-range phones that will offer great value for money, including good overall performance, camera quality, design, and maybe better battery life than the brand’s flagship phones.
This is the most suitable series that the brand has to offer for most people who are not exactly looking for top performance, but a fairly good and reliable experience.
The current phone in the series is the OnePlus Nord 2, which comes with a 6.43-inch 90Hz AMOLED display and MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chip. It also has a 50MP + 8MP + 2MP triple camera setup and ” 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging.
OnePlus Nord CE, OnePlus Nord N series
The brand’s most affordable phone series to date are the OnePlus Nord CE series and OnePlus Nord N series. These are available in select markets each, so in India you will find the Nord CE series while in United States, you have the North N series.
These are the most affordable OnePlus devices to date and offer slightly watered-down specs compared to the Nord series. Lower midrange phones aren’t the most powerful, but are great if you want a OnePlus phone but are on a tight budget.
In India, the OnePlus Nord CE is available with a 6.43-inch 90Hz AMOLED panel, 750G Snapdragon chip, 64MP + 8MP + 2MP camera setup, 4,500mAh battery, and 30W fast charging.