OnePlus Nord 3 5G: Mid-Range Phone w/ Heart of a Flagship


OnePlus recently unveiled the OnePlus Nord 3 5G, a midrange phone packed with top of the range technology giving its users the flagship feels.

OnePlus Nord 3 5G is the most powerful OnePlus Nord phone ever, combining blazing fast performance with dazzling photography and a beautiful and timeless OnePlus design.

OnePlus Nord products are all about combining industry-leading features with industry-challenging prices, so I’m excited people will be able to experience OnePlus Nord 3 5G very soon,” said Kinder Liu, OnePlus President and COO. “With its combination of powerful performance, beautiful design, fast and smooth software and attractive price, [it] truly embodies our commitment to give our users the best possible experience.

OnePlus Nord 3 5G
OnePlus Nord 3 5G: Mid-Range Phone w/ Heart of a Flagship

Elegant and Understated Work of Art

OnePlus Nord 3 5G has been designed to help you stand out in any situation and features a pure, eye-catching design complete with an IP54 rating.

At the front of the phone is a beautifully flat 6.74 inch 120Hz Super Fluid AMOLED display with 450 pixels per inch and up to 1450 nits of brightness, meaning whatever you’re looking at will look amazing, wherever you are.

The screen is surrounded by some of the smallest bezels on any smartphone, measuring just 1.46mm on each side of the screen and 2.31mm below it, and without the black plastic surround often seen on mid-range smartphones. This gives a seamless feel and a screen to body ratio of 93.5%.

The sides of the phone, measuring just 8.15mm, contain the legendary OnePlus Alert Slider as well as dual stereo speakers that feature Dirac drivers and are Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos certified equipped, giving ground-pounding sound to go with the ground-breaking visuals.

At the rear of the phone is its flagship-level camera, encased in a timeless design which looks spectacular in 1 available colourway. Misty Green feels flawlessly smooth in the hand and comes with a glossy glass texture.

Flagship Level Hardware

OnePlus Nord 3 5G’s powerful performance makes itself known as soon as you turn it on. At the heart of the OnePlus Nord 3 5G is the 4 nanometre octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset, chosen for its combination of superior speed and brilliant battery life management.

Compared to OnePlus Nord 2T 5G, Dimensity 9000 gives the new Nord 42.9% better CPU performance and a massive 58.6% GPU performance increase, making it a gaming titan, running graphically intensive games like a dream. Plus, thanks to MediaTek’s power and energy efficiency technology and OnePlus’s own GPA Frame Rate Stabiliser and HyperTouch engine, OnePlus Nord 3 5G gives a smooth gaming experience while responding instantly to your commands.

It has also given OnePlus Nord 3 5G 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM which, combined with OnePlus’s RAM-Vita software, means the phone can keep up to 44 apps alive at the same time.

It can also keep itself alive for an extended period thanks to its battery management and SUPERVOOC charging system. After listening to its community, OnePlus has equipped the phone with a 5000 mAh battery – more than 10% bigger than that found in the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G.

It also comes with Battery Health Engine to give an expected lifecycle of up to 1600 charging cycles, the equivalent of fully charging – and fully discharging – the phone’s battery every single day for more than four years. It also features 80W SUPERVOOC charging, taking the battery from 1-100% in half an hour, and has a bespoke charging management chip to ensure that your phone charges super fast while remaining super safe and super cool.

Also helping keep the phone cool is the flagship-level cooling system, measuring 4129.88mm2, featuring high performance graphite technology and a large vapor chamber.

Heightened Imaging

OnePlus Nord 3 5G is a photography powerhouse and features some of the same imaging hardware and software seen in the smash hit OnePlus 11 5G flagship device launched earlier this year.

The main camera sensor is the OnePlus 11 5G’s 50-megapixel Sony IMX890, complete with optical image stabilization, tuned to give great imaging results every time. And when the light level gets low, OnePlus Nord 3 5G also comes complete with TurboRAW Night, a OnePlus-developed algorithm which makes for stunning night time photography by taking multiple photos in an instant and using AI to reduce noise, increase brightness and combine them into one amazing shot.

It doesn’t just steal its photography smarts from the OnePlus 11 5G. It also uses its MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset to work its own wonders, including having a fast camera start up and reducing the time from turning on to taking your first shot. The Dimensity 9000 chipset combined with OnePlus’s OxygenOS software also results in a reduced delay in previewing photos and even allows it to support 4K 60 frames per second videography, a first for the OnePlus Nord range.

Fast and Smooth User Experience

OnePlus Nord 3 5G also benefits from OnePlus’s extreme focus on giving users a fast and smooth experience when they use their phones. The phone launches with OxygenOS 13.1, the latest version of OnePlus’s operating system, which gives a 40% reduction in application power consumption and 15% faster app installation than OxygenOS 12.

OnePlus has also listened to its community and will ensure Nord 3 5G will also receive three major Android software updates and a full four years of security updates which, when combined with the TÜV SÜD 48-Month Fluency A rating, means that it will be just as good to use in four years as it is today.

Philippine Pricing and Availability

OnePlus Nord 3 5G will be available in the Philippines starting July 14 in a 16GB+256GB Misty Green variant. Stay tuned for its Philippine pricing and availability soon!

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Jonel Uy

Jonel is one of the contributors of Good News Manila (GNM), led by new EIC and sister Jamie Uy. He is a Social Media Consultant at DigitalCircles influencer marketing agency, Jonel also teaches IT at a local college in the Philippines and is the founder of and, among others.


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