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OnePlus Nord N30 Vs. OnePlus Nord N20: So What’s New?

OnePlus Nord N30 is here; let us look at what has changed in a year with the Nord N series upgrade!

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OnePlus Nord N30

OnePlus has launched its latest budget smartphone in the US, OnePlus Nord N30. It offers one of the fastest charging in its price segment and decent specs and features. 

Pros

  • Good performance
  • Super fast charging
  • Headphone jack & micro SD card slot support

Cons

  • No ultrawide camera
  • No Alert slider
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OnePlus Nord N20

It’s been a year since OnePlus Nord N20 was launched in the US market. It offers decent specs and features for the price. 

Pros

  • Good performance
  • Fast charging
  • AMOLED display

Cons

  • No ultrawide camera
  • No Alert slider

OnePlus Nord N30 Vs. OnePlus Nord N20: KEY TAKEAWAYS 

  • OnePlus Nord N30 and OnePlus Nord N20 look like they’re from different brands; they don’t follow the same design language. 
  • OnePlus Nord N20 is smaller with a 6.43-inch display, while the Nord N30 is notably bigger at 6.72 inches. 
  • OnePlus Nord N30 has an IPS LCD panel with a refresh rate 120Hz, while Nord N20 has an AMOLED panel with 60Hz. Both displays have a resolution of Full HD+. 
  • OnePlus Nord N30 and Nord N20 are powered by Snapdragon 695 SoC; OnePlus didn’t upgrade the chipset.
  • OnePlus Nord N30 and Nord N20 have a triple camera setup, but they can be considered a single camera as the secondary cameras are just 2MP for depth and macro
  • OnePlus Nord N30 comes with 108MP primary camera, while Nord N20 comes with a 64MP primary. 
  • To the front, both phones feature 16MP selfie shooters.
  • OnePlus Nord N30 has a 5000mAh battery and much faster 50W fast charging. Nord N20 has a smaller 4500mAh battery with slower 33W charging.

Design 

OnePlus Nord N30 adopts a new design language for OnePlus phones. The dual camera circle camera island looks fresh and doesn’t look like any other OnePlus phone. It does look like Asus Zenfone 9, though! 

We could also say the same about OnePlus Nord N20; it doesn’t look like any other OnePlus phone. It has a flat frame like the iPhones, unlike Nord N30. 

Display 

OnePlus Nord N30 has a 6.72-inch Full HD+ LCD panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz. OnePlus Nord N20 has a smaller display of 6.43 inches, but it is an AMOLED panel, better than the one in Nord N30. It has a resolution of Full HD+, but it has a refresh rate of just 60Hz.

Performance

The OnePlus Nord N30 and the Nord N20 are powered by the Snapdragon 695 SoC. It is a good mid-range chipset, which offers decent performance for both phones. 

Camera 

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OnePlus Nord N30 Camera

Both phones have a triple camera setup, but they can be essentially considered a single camera because they don’t come with an ultrawide or telephoto secondary camera. Instead, both phones come with a set of two 2MP sensors for macro and depth. 

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OnePlus Nord N20 Camera

OnePlus Nord N30 has a 108MP primary camera, while the Nord N20 has a 64MP one. The front camera is the same in both phones, like most OnePlus phones, coming in at 16MP. 

Take a look at the official camera samples from OnePlus Nord N30: