OnePlus’s Flagship-Killer Phone In Mid 2023 Review: OnePlus Nord 3 5G

It’s finally time for the OnePlus Nord 3 5G, since Nord 2 5G first entered the market more over two years ago, it appears that the wait was worthwhile. The Nord 3 5G has a premium Fluid AMOLED display, the top-tier Dimensity 9000 5G processor, and an enhanced main camera with a top-of-the-line Sony IMX890 sensor with dual circle camera setup of Nord 3 5G. The design is neater without the protruding rectangular camera housing, and the phone is now officially IP54 certified for dust and splash protection. A 6.74-inch display with a dynamic 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit color depth, up to 1000Hz touch sensitivity, and HDR10+ compatibility with Netflix and Prime support out of the box make up the Fluid AMOLED, which is now larger, faster, and more colorful.

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Next, let’s talk about the chipset. It is the flagship-grade Dimensity 9000 5G, a significant upgrade over the Dimensity 1200/1300 in the previous generation with a powerful processor and graphics capable of taking down flagships. Yes, we had to mention those famous words. A 50MP OIS primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro camera make up the triple camera on the back, which at first glance is identical to the one on the Nord 2 5G. However, the primary camera now uses a premium Sony IMX890 sensor which also found on the OnePlus 11 and Oppo Find X6 Pro, so it should result in better photos and videos. Additionally, 4K at 60fps video recording was possible because to the new hardware platform. Additionally, the OnePlus Nord 3 5G has dual speakers that can support Dolby Atmos, a huge 5,000mAh battery with 80W SuperVOOC charging, and Android 13 with the most recent OxygenOS 13.1 UI. Black packaging with blue Nord logos is how the Nord 3 5G is shipped. The phone itself, which has a protective film already on it, an 80W power adapter, and one of the recognizable red USB cables are all found within. The big paper section has no protective casing within, despite its size, you will also discover some documentation, a thank-you note from OnePlus.

In-Depth Technical Details Of OnePlus Nord 3 5G

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Body162.0×75.1×8.15mm, 194g; Glass front (Dragontrail glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame, IP54 certified.
Network2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G.
Display6.74″ Fluid AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1240x2772px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 390ppi.
ChipsetMediatek Dimensity 9000 (4nm).
Memory128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 16GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
OSAndroid 13, OxygenOS 13.1 (1st Release).
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6.
Rear cameraWide (main): 50MP; Ultra-wide: 8MP; Macro: 2MP.
Front camera16MP.
Battery5000mAh; 80W wired.
OthersFingerprint reader (under display); NFC; stereo speakers.


It’s simple to adore the OnePlus Nord 3 5G because of its amazing high-resolution display and astoundingly tiny bezels and cutouts. In this price bracket, the premium hardware is a genuine pleasure, as are the flagship battery life and charging. Additionally, we cannot help but enjoy the IP54 certified body, a considerate choice that adds an extra measure of security. There is no denying that the camera has improved since the Nord 2 5G. Both the primary camera and the ultra-wide shooter capture stunning images and movies, day and night. Sure, it was a little over-processed, but it was still superior than what Nord 2 5G had to offer. The macro camera performed really poorly, and the selfie camera is a little disappointing. However, it is a true travesty to not have electronic stabilization for the 4K footage. The Quad-Bayer selfie sensor is also included. The OnePlus Nord 3 5G does not support high frame rate gaming. The Nord 3 5G nevertheless manages to surprise us with its screen, performance, speakers, charging speed and battery life, overall camera quality, and seamless OxygenOS despite these flaws. Additionally, it launches at a reasonable price, so we definitely advise include the Nord 3 5G on your shortlist.

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