OnePlus’ main series phones used to launch at mid-range prices, but now the company actually has mid-range. The Nord series of phones occupies the the more budget-friendly sector of the mobile market. The OnePlus Nord N20 5G is available to purchase unlocked.
OnePlus has a pretty close friendship with T-Mobile. Thus, most of OnePlus’s phones are exclusive to T-Mobile. This is an issue to people who don’t want to be locked into a two or three-year contract.
But you can get the OnePlus Nord N20 5G unlocked
OnePlus (via Android Police) revealed that its budget-friendly phone will soon be available to buy free of a carrier contract, which is a breath of fresh air. You’ll soon be able to buy this phone straight from OnePlus’ website, Best Buy, or Amazon. When you buy it, you’ll be able to activate it with a carrier.
So what does this phone have to offer?
This is the kind of phone to get if you’re looking for more bang for your buck. The Nord N20 5G has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a 2400 x 1080 resolution.
It uses the Snapdragon 695G SoC with the Adreno 619 GPU. This is backed up by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. Keeping the lights on is a 4,500mAh battery.
In terms of the camera, you won’t get exceptional performance here. It has a 64MP primary shooter that’s accompanied by a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. Upfront, there’s a 16MP selfie camera.
As for the software, it comes with Android 11 out of the box which is disappointing to people who want the latest and greatest Android software. This means that there are going to be a lot of features that you won’t have until OnePlus updates this phone.
It’s obvious that you’re not going to get a flagship phone with the OnePlus Nord N20 5G, but you’ll still get a really good and capable device for under $300.