At first glance, the OnePlus Nord 2 5g really offers some impressive improvements over last year’s models. We’ve been given a preview of the product for a few weeks now, and one thing is abundantly clear: last year’s model was a beast. With a QWERTY keyboard, it was easy to get lost in large letters all the time. The trackball on the phone was also problematic, especially when you’re trying to scroll text. The battery life lasted just long enough, leaving you longing for more.
But let’s be clear: last year’s model was limited in many ways. It lacked on-screen buttons and even had a single home button – something that’s not available on the entirety of the OnePlus Nord 2 5g. As a result, it became frustrating to use the smartphone. The moment you’re out of luck with the screen, you have to resort to dialing on the virtual keyboard. It’s just so much easier to hit the home button on most smartphones. In fact, this might be the primary reason why so many people give up on smartphone apps altogether: the need to hit those keys every single time you open a new app.
Luckily, this year’s model has taken things one step further. While the OnePlus Nord 2 5g features the same physical keyboard as the old one, it also comes equipped with one of the best smartphone features of all time: its Smart Cover. This nifty accessory connects to the phone via its magnetic clasp, allowing you to easily showcase your favorite applications or widgets right on your smartphone’s home screen. It works just like an actual cover on a physical smart phone. Just flip it over and your computer-style keyboard will be on display!
Another one of the unique aspects of the OnePlus Nord 2 5g is its ability to update its software program. Users can now buy their own OMA license to update their device to the latest version of OxygenOS, Google’s mobile operating system. This means that they can install third-party applications and games on their phones, giving them more freedom and functionality than they’re used to having. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to buy OMA license software from its official website – it only ships from China, and is difficult to obtain in other parts of the world. Fortunately, you can buy OxygenOS updates online and transfer the license code via email to your device.
As you can see, the smartphone ecosystem on the Nordic area has exploded with exciting new products. Even though companies like OnePlus and OMA have released powerful smartphones, they’re still behind the curve when it comes to software and OS. They haven’t yet tapped into the profit potential of high-end devices with solid, feature-rich smartphones. They’re making a name for themselves in the smartphone market by providing cutting edge devices with cutting edge software that are priced competitively.
The One Phone from OnePlus is currently only available for a limited number of carriers, but that’ll change in a few months when the handset goes on sale. For now, you can grab the device from any major US carrier like AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile, or any of the many international retailers that specialize in low-budget smartphones. You can also head over to the Mediatek website and download the mediatek dimensity app to give your device a super screen that’s sure to make you stand out. Themed apps are coming out all the time, so if you want a truly unique Android experience, it’s probably best to stick with a device with one of the standard default themes. The OnePlus Nord 2 5g will give you that in a big way.