The mid-range smartphone market is a highly competitive space, with excellent choices from both the Google Pixel 4a and the Nokia XLperia S. However, the newly released OnePlus Nord 2 models feature specs which allow it to stand its ground in that market, too. Available from the official Google Play store for a very reasonable price, this is a phone that will satisfy most consumers with its many appealing features – but just what exactly are these?
One of the most striking features of the OnePlus Nord 2 is its dual-core Adreno processor. This is the same processor used in the flagship Plus models from Google – and in fact it’s almost a direct competitor of the Plus’s power-packed, multi-core experience. In many ways, the power-packed chipset is behind the scenes of many apps we use every day. And many of these, including Google apps, wouldn’t run at all on anything other than an iPhone with the Android operating system. Yet the Adreno 12GB 2.5-inch handset has everything that you’d expect out of a smartphone, as well as many more features that set it apart from its competition.
For one, the pixel 4a’s image processing abilities are far superior to that of the competition. The low-light mode allows you to take photos in complete darkness, something which you won’t be able to get with many smartphones. And when you’re using the phone outdoors, you’ll appreciate the superior quality of the image sensors, in both the main camera and on the proximity camera. When taking indoor images, the low-light setting automatically optimizes the exposure settings, so you can still get a clear picture even in low light.
The problem many people run into, though, is that most smartphones have a low-light mode that only comes on when the battery is full. Because the OnePlus Nord 2 has a night mode, you can now take advantage of this feature when you need it. With a simple touch of a button, the power toggling low-light mode will kick in, giving you access to your preferred settings – including luminance and ISO speeds. You also have the ability to select the color spectrum and tone of the image you want to capture, and these features are especially useful when you’re taking outdoor images in low light conditions. OnePlus Nord 2
One of the biggest advantages of the OnePlus 2 is that it has dual image sensors. In order to take advantage of the low-light mode, you’ll need to have a secondary camera, which is the one that takes care of the details in low-light conditions. The reason why dual image sensors are a huge advantage is because they enable you to take better pictures regardless of the lighting condition – and this goes double for video recording. If you have the chance to record video with one camera in low light and another in full bright mode, this can give you a huge advantage because you won’t miss anything if something happens during filming.
One of the biggest complaints about smartphones is that they aren’t as versatile as you’d like. The OnePlus 2, for instance, has two camera sensors – one for general purposes and one for facial recognition. You can take great photos with the main camera and there are some advanced photo functions on the secondary one, but you still need to make sure that you’re not zooming in or out unnecessarily with the secondary lens. This problem is fixed with the front-mounted fingerprint sensor, which means that you can go anywhere with the smartphone, no matter what kind of conditions you might find yourself in.