OnePlus Nord and iPhone SE which one is the king?

OnePlus Nord and iPhone SE which one is the king?

OnePlus Nord and iPhone SE which one is the king?

OnePlus Nord and iPhone SE which one is the king?

With the announcement of the OnePlus Nord, early fans of the brand rediscover the reason for OnePlus, namely to offer a smartphone with the best possible value for money, but without approaching prices worthy of premium smartphones. With a call price below 474.5USD, we can already tell you that it is a success. With such a price, the OnePlus Nord is positioned as one of the most accessible 5G smartphones to date.

 On the other hand, iPhone SE is back four years later. Although it came in a different form, it was presented with a design used by Apple as before. If you recall, the iPhone SE we saw in 2016 used the case and screen we had previously seen on iPhone 5 and 5s models. When we come to 2020, we see that Apple uses the design, screen, and materials it used in the iPhone 8 model, which it previously released in 2017. As before, the old design, screen, and material are combined with a new processor and camera components. As a result, a phone that we will consider to be up to date in terms of 2020 emerges. In this article, we will make a comparison between the OnePlus Nord and iPhone SE to see which one the king is.


OnePlus Nord and iPhone SE which one is the king?

 Design &Display.

    If OnePlus Nord inherits the rounded lines of the premium models and the same quality materials. The phone comes with a glass front. The frame is made of plastic. The back of the phone is made of glass. The back houses a quad vertical photo block. The volume keys are accessible on the right border, on the other hand, the power key keeps the company with the Alert Slider (button allowing to switch from silent mode to vibrate or ring mode). The USB-C, the loudspeaker, and the dual nano-SIM slot are placed on the lower edge. the Nord incorporating a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and not Gorilla 6. A more than acceptable detail in this price segment.

Its dimensions (158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm) and its weight (184 g) make the handling much more pleasant than on the latest high-end models, all brands combined. The Nord thus breaks with the new trend of giant formats and stands out brilliantly from the competition. The template chosen by OnePlus is, from our point of view, the best compromise between reading comfort and handling.

 On the flip side, Remember, when Apple released the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models in 2014, this was considered a big step forward. Until then, iPhones, with their 4-inch screen bodies, started to remain smaller than their competitors on the Android side. Later, the first version of the iPhone SE came with a 4-inch iPhone 5 body, and this phone was described as a model with both affordable and up-to-date hardware components for those who wanted a "compact" smartphone.

User habits have changed in the meantime. Even phones with a screen size of more than 6 inches do not look too big anymore. For this reason, the iPhone body with a 4.7-inch screen, which is once described as a big step forward, is described as "compact". Indeed, when we compare Apple's other phones currently on sale with the iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 and iPhone XR, the iPhone SE 2020 remains smaller, fits more comfortably in the palm, and is used.

The 2020 model iPhone SE comes with a design we are used to. The design and material selection is in line with the iPhone 8, but we saw this design on iPhones released between 2014 and 2017. The 4.7-inch screen has a 16: 9 aspect ratio. There are considerably large frame areas at the top and bottom of the screen. Below the screen is the Home button with the Touch ID fingerprint reader integrated. Do not look at what we call a key, it is actually a touch area and it gives the feeling of pressing a key with vibration. Apple used this system for the first time with the iPhone 7 series. At the top of the screen is the FaceTime camera and environmental light sensor.

On the bottom edge is the Lightning port, speaker, and microphone. There are volume keys and a mute switch on the left edge. On the right side is the power button. We also see the nano-SIM card slot here. A single-camera on the back is placed in the upper left corner. Next to it is a microphone and LED flash. Unlike the iPhone 8, the Apple logo on the back is slightly larger and centered. In addition, the word "iPhone" has been removed. Thus, it has a very simple appearance.

  As far as display is concerned, OnePlus Nord comes with a 6.44 Fluid AMOLED screen. It occupies 86.7% of the front of the device. OnePlus Nord has a 1080 x 2400 resolution with 408 PPi. The screen has curved edges.  It supports HDR10+. It also has support for the 90Hz refresh rate.  Keep in mind that the Nord interface allows you to switch back to a 60 Hz mode to save battery, force 90 Hz for all content, or automatically select the refresh rate depending on the compatibility of the application. It would be great if the display had a 120 refresh rate as on the Oppo Find X2 but still, it is way better than the 60Hz existed in the Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2. OnePlus Nord display and Realme X50 Pro are alike.

Contrastingly, iPhone SE comes with a 4.7 inch IPS LCD display. The screen resolution offers 750 x 1334 pixels and 326ppi pixel density. This is a sufficient resolution to meet Apple's "Retina" requirement. Wide viewing angles are offered thanks to the presence of IPS technology. The screen brightness is also high and offers comfortable use in the outdoor environment. Although it does not offer the same level of visual experience as Apple's higher-priced iPhones, we can easily say that we have found the iPhone SE's screen successful.

The screen supports a wide range of colors. This contributes to getting a lifelike visual while viewing photos or watching videos. Apple's True Tone technology is also available, which makes the screen more comfortable for your eyes, especially when reading.

In fact, the screen of the iPhone SE 2020 is essentially the same as the iPhone 11 screen. It only comes in a smaller size and with an aspect ratio like 16: 9 that we can now call classic. In fact, this ensures that the content fits on the screen while watching videos on YouTube or Netflix. In today's conditions, this screen is now small, but it did not give us much trouble in watching videos.

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OnePlus Nord and iPhone SE which one is the king?

   Operating System and Processor

 OnePlus Nord comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G. The processor is built using a 7nm process for extreme power efficiency, and it has a neural engine on board for AI-related tasks. This is not the high-end processor that we are used to seeing at OnePlus but let's be honest, it will suffice for 99% of our daily uses. We did not notice any particular problem with use and we did not feel any discomfort or slowdown. The smartphone does not heat up, regardless of the load. The user experience remains fluid on a daily basis, there is clearly nothing to complain about.

Meanwhile, iPhone  SE is powered by the brand-new A13 Bionic. One of the most important features of iPhone SE is that it presents an old design and structure with the hardware components of the current iPhone models of 2020.  Those who choose the iPhone SE can benefit from the power of one of Apple's best processors currently available at a much lower price. This gives the device sustainability. Since you know that there won't be a newer generation of this device released any time soon. This phone will a good investment for the next 4 years. This CPU will work amazingly well with the apps that will even be released in the upcoming two years.

    In Geekbench test, the Nord scored 607 for single-core and 1948 for multicores. This score is way better than the Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71 devices we had a close eye on, but slightly lower than OnePlus 8 Pro since it has the 865 Snapdragon.

 While the Nord smartphone scored 1333 for single-core and 3028 for multicores.

  According to the operating system, OnePlus Nord runs on Android 10 with OnePlus's famous UI, Oxygen OS 10.5. The Nord Android 10 and version 10.5 of Oxygen OS on board, bringing together all the features of the high-end models. We, therefore, find a light and fluid interface quite close to a pure version of Android. The OnePlus software shines with the multitude of customization options as well as its few practical features (quick launch from the screen saver, navigation gestures, Alert slider, etc.).

The Nord is also taking the American giant's Telephone and Messages applications onboard instead of its previously pre-installed in-house applications. The Google News section is also in the game. Finally, the manufacturer promises to follow up major updates for two years (three years for security updates).

By making some in-depth changes to its OS, OnePlus manages to offer an identical experience on all its models. Good news as Oxygen OS has managed to establish itself as one of the best (if not the best) versions of Android in just a few short years.

In order to best meet the different expectations, Oxygen OS integrates parameters allowing the display to be adjusted as desired. Three modes are available: Vivid (saturated vivid colors), Natural (neutral), and Advanced (allows you to choose between sRGB, Display P3, or Wide Range of AMOLED profiles and to adjust the temperature).

Finally, the panel of the OnePlus Nord is optimized to reduce the emission of blue lights and has a Night Mode and a Reading mode to take care of your peepers.

Instead,   the iPhone SE runs on iOS 13, installed on the iPhone SE. Currently installed iOS 13.5.1, the latest version of iOS 13. The iOS 14 update, which will be released in the fall, will also come to this phone. Considering that Apple will bring the iOS 14 update even to the first iPhone SE model released in 2016, we can say that the iPhone SE is a long way up to iOS 20. In other words, it seems that 2nd generation iPhone SE users are waiting for long-term support on the software updates side.

Elements such as the stability provided by iOS, the broad Apple application ecosystem and the power offered by the A13 Bionic will help iPhone SE users have a good software experience. Almost all of Apple's applications come preinstalled on the iPhone SE. It is up to you to remove the ones you do not use, such that you will be able to remove all applications from the home screen in iOS 14.

iPhone SE offers the level of fluidity and performance of a flagship phone. Navigation in the user interface is fast, applications and games open quickly. The fluency is also at a good level in opening web pages and scrolling.

OnePlus Nord and iPhone SE which one is the king?

 Storage, Price, and, Available Colors

  OnePlus Nord and iPhone SE 2020 price depends on the selected variant. The basic variant of OnePlus Nord with 6GB RAM and 64GB variant unfortunately we have no idea how much it might cost. The variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost 509.00USD on AliExpress. The same variant will cost 499.00USD on geekbuying while the 12GB RAM and 256GB variant will cost you around 451.99USD on AliExpress and 549.99USD on geekbuying. It does not have an SD card. While it goes with 2 SIM cards, one is physical and the other is eSIM. It is available Blue Marble, and Gray Onyx colors.

 Meanwhile, the basic variant of iPhone SE with 3GB RAM and 64GB variant, it will cost you around 399.00USD on Amazon or 449.99 on eBay. The variant with 3GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost 499.00USD on Amazon while the 3GB RAM and 256GB variant will cost you around 549.00USD on Amazon. It does not have an SD card. While it goes with 2 SIM cards, one is physical and the other is eSIM. It is available in Black, White, and Red colors.


OnePlus Nord and iPhone SE which one is the king?

  Security and Ports

   For security, the Nord smartphone is equipped with a fingerprint reader on the screen. It perfects really well. Although it takes a while to respond, the OnePlus Nord sensor does not cause any problem and frustration when using it. It doesn't support 3D face recognition for unlocking the device. The Nord also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

 On contrast, the iPhone SE, we have also returned to Touch ID, which we haven't used for a long time and forgot what it feels like. Especially in this pandemic period, it is very practical to use Touch ID while wearing a face mask. Apple had improved Touch ID a lot until they switched to Face ID on their iPhones. This fingerprint reader was able to bypass the lock screen very quickly. iPhone SE users take advantage of this. We've gotten used to seeing facial recognition on Android phones with a single front camera, but the iPhone SE doesn't. The SE also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

As for ports, the Nord supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It also supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. It comes with USB-C. Like most of 2020 smartphones no 3.5mm headphone jack available.

Or rather, the iPhone SE supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. The device comes with a USB-C port, which helps in quick charging. The device has no 3.5mm headphone jack, like many of today's flagships which choose to say goodbye to such technology.

OnePlus Nord and iPhone SE which one is the king?

Battery and Charging

 OnePlus Nord comprises a powerful Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 4150mAh. It has a similar capacity to the Realme X50 Pro and Huawei P40 Po, (4200).  While iPhone SE provides quite powerful Li-Polymer 2942mAh battery. Both phones also offer fast charging.

 The Nord phone battery can be charged with 30w, and it charges from 0% to %70 in 30 minutes. Disappointingly, this smartphone has neither wireless charging nor reverse charging.

On the other side of the coin, just for the record, the iPhone SE battery capacity is now well below the average. Apple states that the iPhone SE can watch up to 13 hours of video on a single charge. This value is given as 17 hours on iPhone 11. Despite the lower battery capacity, Apple takes advantage of the A13 Bionic's power consumption, allowing the iPhone SE to deliver reasonable battery performance. We used the iPhone SE 2020 from morning to night for a day without recharging. When you take it from a full charge in the morning and deal with tasks such as surfing the internet, playing games, taking photos, there will be around a 20 percent battery level in the evening. We will say that you will need to charge the iPhone SE every day, but if you take it from a full charge in the morning, you will hardly feel the need to recharge during the day.

The iPhone SE also comes with a 5W charging adapter that Apple has long been placed in the boxes of their iPhones. Since the battery capacity is low, charging with this charger is slightly faster than that of the iPhone 11. We saw that an occupancy level of 29-30 percent was reached in half an hour. If you want this phone's battery to reach around 50 percent in half an hour, you can get Apple's 18W or 30W charging adapters, of course, with a USB-C to Lightning cable. With this additional cost, you will complete the charging process in less time. After all, the iPhone SE has fast charging support like the iPhone 8 released in 2017. At the same time, Qi wireless charging support, which you saw on the iPhone 8 and phones that came with it for the first time, is also available on the 2020 model iPhone SE. This phone supports 7.5W wireless charging adapters.

OnePlus Nord and iPhone SE which one is the king?


   OnePlus Nord has a Quad-camera on the rear as clarified: 8Mp ( utrawide with f\2.3),48MP( wide with f\1.8 it has OIS, and Laser AF), 2MP( macro with f\2.5), and 5MP( depth with f\2.4). The Nord has a dual front-facing camera 32MP with f\2.0 with HDR and LED flash and 8MP ultra-wide.

 On the contrast,  iPhone SE go with the 12-megapixel single-camera on the rear as clarified: 12MP( wide with f\1.8). On the front, the iPhone SE has a 7MP front-facing camera with f\2.2.

  The main camera mode, unfortunately, on the OnePlus North, this mode leaves a bitter taste. The shots obtained make it possible to revive certain details, such as colored balls or lines of text, but this is at the cost of a very strong accentuation of the colors and highlights. The whole image also seems to be covered with a luminous veil.

 Whereas, In still, Apple didn't see fit to improve its 2016 sensor and it shows. Faced with the Google Pixel 3a, his opponent of the day, there is no real match. The snapshot taken by the iPhone SE shows digital noise and we notice a lack of sharpness. Despite the photo's good overall exposure, these are flaws that don't allow the device to outperform the Pixel 3a.

At night, it is without zooming that you will have to appreciate these 48-megapixel shots, since there again the electronic noise is present. The behavior is the same as with the 12-megapixel mode: a long exposure time (1/7 s), and a rise in high sensitivity (ISO 6400). In comparison with the 48-megapixel mode of the Find X2 Lite - which does not, however, bring any particular added value - the OnePlus Nord seems a little feverish.

In the ultra-wide-angle module, frankly struggles to provide convincing results. The level of detail is not there, even in the center. At the edges, the trend is accentuated, especially since the distortion correction is not optimal. This will be clearly seen in architectural photos, for example.

At night, we don't usually expect much from ultra-wide-angle modules and the OnePlus Nord fails to reverse the trend. The pictures are unusable.

The macro mode is supposed to allow you to take pictures of very close objects. This mode of shooting, like on many cameras, is unfortunately not very relevant. It's difficult to get a sharp image - especially since it's only 2 megapixels - and you get nicer results with the main sensor.

As for selfie photos, There is one constant in the pictures that come out of this camera: the presence of electronic noise is quite noticeable. The wide-angle otherwise provides images that are not lacking in detail and the ultra-wide-angle is quite effective.

 Contrastingly, The selfies of the iPhone SE are pretty good. Without being extremely detailed, they nevertheless remain faithful. The sensor does not seem to have a problem with properly exposing your face and manages the surrounding light well.

Portrait mode works from the back as well as from the front. We are rather satisfied with the division of the subjects - easily recognized - and the rather gentle treatment of the background blur.

Or rather, the iPhone SE portrait mode is far from being at the same level as an iPhone 11 or even an iPhone XR, the results obtained are still usable and successful overall.

 Regarding video, the OnePlus Nord offers 4K at 30 fps at the rear and 4K at 60 fps at the front. A choice that is difficult to explain… There is also a 4K Cine 30 fps mode with 16: 9 rendering. On the whole, the video capture also reveals some electronic noise. A Super Stable mode is in the game.

While the iPhone SE is able to shoot up to 4K at 60 frames per second, just like the iPhone 11.


OnePlus Nord and iPhone SE which one is the king?


The company OnePlus unveiled a long-awaited mainstream the Nord, which has received some features of the elder line, but in the USA will be priced at 474.5USD. The presentation of the smartphone could be viewed in augmented reality using a special application from Google Play. OnePlus Nord received a 6.44-inch AMOLED- display with a resolution of Full HD +, rangefinders refresh of 90 Hz, and an integrated fingerprint reader. In the upper left corner is the cutout for the dual front camera, which includes 32MP sensors and an 8MP wide-angle camera with a 105-degree viewing angle. All these lovely features make the Nord a flagship killer.

Conversely, iPhone SE can be described as an option for those who want an iPhone rather than a compact phone. Considering the prices of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max models, the iPhone SE stands out as the most convenient way to own an iPhone for many consumers, with a starting price of 450USD

Carrying a 4.7-inch screen that can be described as "small" today will be odd for those who have used a large screen iPhone before. For this reason, the iPhone SE 2020 stands out as a good update option for those who are already using a small-screen iPhone model for a long time, more like the iPhone 6s, 6, or first-generation iPhone SE. In this way, the already owned elements such as single-camera, small screen, compact size will be updated a little more.

For those who previously used an Android phone and want to switch to an up-to-date iPhone model, the iPhone SE will be a model that makes a difference in terms of performance. It would not be very accurate to compare the performance of iPhones and Android phones, but at the price point, the iPhone SE offers a performance we see in the higher-priced iPhone 11 and 11 Pro models. In this respect, it surpasses other smartphones in its class. On the camera performance side, it can easily compete with multi-camera Android phones with a single camera. But when it comes to screen and battery life, one has to stop and think. Do you want to forego a bigger screen and longer battery life for the sake of owning a high-performance iPhone? You have to answer this question and choose accordingly.

One more point should be noted that the iPhone SE is also an investment for the future. It will primarily receive software updates over the next few years. It will easily meet daily needs for a long time in terms of performance. The second-hand value does not seem to fall easily either. We know how much the first iPhone SE model released in 2016 has sold over a long period of time. A similar future seems to be waiting for the second-generation version of the iPhone SE.  What do you think? Do you recommend these phones? Share your knowledge with us.

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