OnePlus has been breaking limits this year with the sheer number of phones that they have been pumping out in the first quarter of 2022. We’ve had the likes of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 and the flagship OnePlus 10 Pro already and now OnePlus has released a trio of mid-range affordable devices in the EU: the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite, the OnePlus Nord Buds true and the main talking point today; the OnePlus Nord 2t. Now, the OnePlus Nord 2t has been launched as the successor to the OnePlus Nord 2, which was launched in July of 2021. The OnePlus Nord 2t has brought about some welcome upgrades to the performance and the battery tech however these alone aren’t quite enough of an upgrade to warrant a full jump to the OnePlus Nord 3 title, thus giving us the interim device that is the OnePlus Nord 2t.
So, what’s new with the OnePlus Nord 2t? Well not too much in fact, while the changes made with the OnePlus Nord 2t are fairly minor upgrades, they still do offer an improved user experience over its predecessor which is the ultimate factor at the end of the day. Firstly, let’s talk about the processor, the brain of the handset that gives it all its speed. The OnePlus Nord 2t comes with the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 which is an improvement over last year’s OnePlus Nord 2’s MediaTek 1200. The speed performance difference between the two is minimal and most users won’t see too much of a difference unless they are a hardcore apex mobile gamer like myself where every frame counts! In tandem with the MediaTek 1300 the base model OnePlus Nord 2t now comes with 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, with the option to upgrade to 12GB RAM and 256GB if you wish. Comparatively, the OnePlus Nord‘s base model launched with only 6GB RAM. The last point to touch on with the OnePlus Nord 2t, and arguably what’s caused the biggest stir, is its 80W fast charging; the fastest charging of any Nord phone… ever. This new technology makes use of the Supervooc charging that we saw with the OnePlus 10 Pro and rockets the OnePlus Nord 2t’s 4500mAh battery to a day’s charge in just 15 minutes, which is the same performance we’ve seen in OnePlus’ flagship devices but for half the price.
Needless to say, the OnePlus Nord 2t is certainly a strong competitor in the mid-range smartphone market so far. And while some aspects do succeed in the Samsung Galaxy A53, it's still a toss-up between Samsung and OnePlus in their mid-range offerings. Both offer a solid feature set, but the real question is can anything else top the OnePlus Nord 2t in 2022? Let us know what you think in the discussion box below, and if you want to see our review of the OnePlus Nord2t, head over to our YouTube channel to be notified on when that drops.