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Nord CE 5G Buyer Asks

  1. Gino Guillermo
    Gingerbread Oct 18, 2021

    Gino Guillermo , Oct 18, 2021 :
    Hi There. I'm interested with the CE 5G. But I have some important questions:

    1. How many years would it be supported for Oxygen OS?
    How often would security updates be pushed?
    2. Does It have Dolby Atmos? or Dirac Audio? or some form of stereo surround sound feature?
    And does it support Apt-X HD or Apt-X Lossless?
    3. Is it true the speakers on the bottom sounded tinny? or just weak?
    Would you say it is adequate on a near-crowded bus or train to hear the phone ringing?
    4. Does it have the same fast optical fingerprint scanner similar to the Nord 1 or One Plus 8T?
    5. I heard the latest update improved the camera(s) photo quality and performance.
    Is this true? And how are the improvements?
     

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  2. Shailender Sharma
    Nougat Oct 19, 2021

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    Shailender Sharma , Oct 19, 2021 :
    You will find your answers in the links below.

    https://www.oneplus.in/nord-ce-5g/specs?from=oneplus-nord-ce-5g

    https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/oneplus-software-maintenance-schedule.862347/

    https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/software-update-excitement-thread.993639/

    https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/...et-to-the-core-of-oneplus-innovation.1449526/

    https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/oxygenos-11-0-9-9-for-the-oneplus-nord-ce.1502150/

    https://m.gsmarena.com/oneplus_nord_ce_5g-review-2280.php
     

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  3. Gino Guillermo
    Gingerbread Oct 19, 2021

    Gino Guillermo , Oct 19, 2021 :
    Thanks. But....

    Specs may differ by region albeit incrementaly.

    The software maintenance schedule is an old link. And the Downloads & Updates page of the official UK website does not include the Nord 2 and Nord CE 5G in there. Can anyone explain this?

    I normally go to GSMArena primarily for news, reviews and comparisons.

    Some of my questions have not exactly been answered here:(
     

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  4. Shailender Sharma
    Nougat Oct 20, 2021

    Shailender Sharma , Oct 20, 2021 :
    https://www.oneplus.com/uk/nord-2-5g?from=head

    https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/...se-and-software-maintenance-schedule.1462181/

    This page is not up to date for any region. They are slow to update this section.

    For Nord 2 visit here
    https://forums.oneplus.com/forums/oneplus-nord-2/
    For Nord CE visit here
    https://forums.oneplus.com/forums/oneplus-nord-ce/
    For all Nord series
    https://forums.oneplus.com/forums/oneplus-nord/

    Go through these threads you will find the queries answered by the users.
     

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  5. Gino Guillermo
    Gingerbread Oct 20, 2021

    Gino Guillermo , Oct 20, 2021 :
    I'm sorry but i simply have no time to read all of the thread and replies on the links provided.

    My question is simple...Is the Nord CE 5G and very decent and "more than your average" phone for everyday? Are the cameras better than last year's models? Are the speakers loud enough when travelling on a bus or train so you can hear your phone ringing? Plus see my above questions.

    Would be helpful if I can get comments and thoughts here. Cheers.
     

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  6. Xcommunicad0
    Lollipop Oct 21, 2021

    Xcommunicad0 , via OnePlus 8T , Oct 21, 2021 :
    I think that qualifies as a product research which requires a bit of patience and time as well and unfortunately there's absolutely no alternative of reading.

    Creating multiple threads won't help.
     

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  7. Gino Guillermo
    Gingerbread Oct 21, 2021

    Gino Guillermo , Oct 21, 2021 :
    I had to create multiple thread because I need specific answers for specific threads. And my needs and my budget are and maybe different from yourselves. And because I did not get an answer to a device specific or comparison specific topic.
    As much as I appreciate the help here I just wish people can chill out a little bit and just concentrate on giving out the help & advice that we all need.
    I really love OnePlus phones. Not too superior with their cameras but in many ways above average with the audio and excellent with performance. Updates in an entirely new topic altogether. And the reason for my questions with the Nord CE is to see how much I can stretch my money.
    Yes I can easily afford the Nord 2 (smaller than the CE) and the 9 (no OIS and far expensive) but the Nord CE 5G for some reason remains in my top 2 choices of phones. Cheers.
     

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  8. Shailender Sharma
    Nougat Oct 22, 2021

    Shailender Sharma , Oct 22, 2021 :
    I don't agree with your camera comment. Check out the pictures posted by the fellow members in the threads below.
    https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/...ory-with-xpan-mode-winners-announced.1500846/

    https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/...9-9pro-special-shot-on-oneplus-event.1402354/

    For further reading (but you are allergic to it! :p)
    https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/introducing-the-camera-ota-update-and-new-xpan-mode.1491463/
     

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  9. Xcommunicad0
    Lollipop Oct 22, 2021

    Xcommunicad0 , via OnePlus 8T , Oct 22, 2021 :
    Got that but creating multiple threads will not answer your queries as this is a User forum and not a dedicated support for that and instead Users will construe that you are spamming here as it has happened.
     

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  10. Gino Guillermo
    Gingerbread Oct 22, 2021

    Gino Guillermo , Oct 22, 2021 :
    Removing OIS on the main camera boggles the mind. You ask anyone that and they'll tell you the same thing.

    The X-pan update will only be "useful" i suppose if that is the sort of thing you do most of the times. And if your device has OIS.

    Having EIS in the most commonly used camera modes would be more than sufficient for me. And besides I don't shoot much videos. Google Photos to stabilise your videos and your done.
     

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  11. Gino Guillermo
    Gingerbread Oct 24, 2021

    Gino Guillermo , Oct 24, 2021 :
    No, I have some real questions:
    1. Can I charge the Nord CE 5G using a much faster charger like Realme's SuperDart 65w charger?
    2. Is it safe to install those speaker booster apps even if to increase the volume to up to 30%?
    3. Will installing the Sound Amplifier app by Google "interfere" or "clash" with the Dirac audio tuner of the phone?

    Please help. Cheers.
     

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  12. Xcommunicad0
    Lollipop Oct 24, 2021

    Xcommunicad0 , via OnePlus 8T , Oct 24, 2021 :
    What you would need to understand and accept first is that the Tata Nano, Harrier & Land Rover are different segments!

    For everything else you can refer @Shailender Sharma responses above.
     

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  13. Gino Guillermo
    Gingerbread Oct 24, 2021

    Gino Guillermo , Oct 24, 2021 :
    Hello Nord CE 5G users, I need to ask...

    1. Can I charge the Nord CE 5G using a much faster charger like Realme's SuperDart 65w charger?

    2. Is it safe to install those speaker booster apps even if to increase the overall volume up to 10% or more?

    3. Will installing the Sound Amplifier app by Google "interfere" or "clash" with the Dirac audio tuner of the phone? The same goes for Dolby Atmos?

    4. Does the Nord CE 5G record video in stereo i.e. 192kbps bitrate or more?
     
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  14. camohan
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator Oct 24, 2021

    camohan , Oct 24, 2021 :
    Hi there, I recently closed few of your multiple threads with a request for continuing to ask questions in the existing thread. Please refer my closing remark for ready reference

    In lines with my explanation, I have merged the new thread you created with the existing thread. You can discuss as much as you want, the only request is to follow forum rules.

    Thanks in anticipation.

    Cheers again.
     

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  15. Gino Guillermo
    Gingerbread Oct 24, 2021

    Gino Guillermo , Oct 24, 2021 :
    So, whereabout I can find the merged thread that you are telling me?
     

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  16. camohan
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator Oct 24, 2021

    camohan , Oct 24, 2021 :
    The very same thread where you are typing.
     

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  17. Gino Guillermo
    Gingerbread Oct 24, 2021

    Gino Guillermo , Oct 24, 2021 :
    And what guarantee this thread will not get "missed"? Coz in my experience there will be a time comments will just dry up. And I really needed help & info on my queries.
     

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  18. Gino Guillermo
    Gingerbread Oct 25, 2021


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