Seems Oneplus Didn't Mention The Nord Has a Plastic Frame..

  1. dinamoski
    Gingerbread Jul 23, 2020

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  2. malidan
    Nougat Jul 23, 2020

    malidan , Jul 23, 2020 :
    I bought my old man a Poco F1 £260.
    Seen as certain people started talking up the 765G because OP decided use it the is an abundance of information out there.

    The 765G falls between the 820 and 835 when it comes to performance.

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    Plastic is not better at dispersing heat, this is why several plastic Realme's have been reported as running hot.

    Aluminum and Magnesium (metals that are most commonly used in smartphones) are malleable which allows manufacturers to be adventurous in their design. ... A metal smartphone is a good heat conductor, and so can disperse more heat into the air than its plastic counterparts.


    Price is always relative to what is available

    120hz metal framed K30 5G £177 765G zoom lens
    120hz metal framed X50 5G £190 765G zoom lens
    I have a K30 5G on route( 30 days to dispatch:rolleyes:) and i may also grab the X50 5G for a comparison seen as the CN version is way better than the global ( easy turn around)
    So because i am not a fan I can say with good conscience it costs too much for plastic phone, I'd rather pickup a 7T for £9 more.;)
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2020

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  3. dinamoski
    Gingerbread Jul 23, 2020

    dinamoski , via OnePlus Community App , Jul 23, 2020 :
    Phones disperse heat mainly on the back and screen not around the frame. Being a glass back should help disperse the heat.
    Will wait till I have the actual phone to see how the phone feels.

  4. Baymax
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Jul 23, 2020

    Baymax , Jul 23, 2020 :
    I can agree on the 7T comment. For £9 more a OnePlus 7T would be a better deal. That would be without 5G, but that is okay.

  5. malidan
    Nougat Jul 23, 2020

    malidan , Jul 23, 2020 :
    By the time the 7T is done 5G might actually be a thing.

  6. JelleZon
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Jul 23, 2020

    JelleZon , Jul 23, 2020 :
    When nobody noticed it, it has to be made very well ;)

  7. malidan
    Nougat Jul 23, 2020

    malidan , Jul 23, 2020 :
    You mean ignored, there is a distinct difference between the two.
    How can you do plastic very well?
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  8. JelleZon
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Jul 24, 2020

    JelleZon , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Jul 24, 2020 :
    I have watched several videos who mentioned that it's plastic.

  9. MentalDraco
    Marshmallow Jul 24, 2020

    MentalDraco , Jul 24, 2020 :
    Plastic huu? Well that is a bit of a big omission from their presentation.

    I was actually thinking how the hell is the nord 400 €, for me (8gm ram 128 storage) and the oneplus 8 (same storage and ram) 700 €.

    Since most of the specs are similar I was thinking what other corners were cut compared to the 8 except for the processor. Cause if that was it that would have been crazy.

  10. _Masa_
    Froyo Jul 24, 2020

    _Masa_ , Jul 24, 2020 :
    I think this exposes how lazy most of these Youtube "experts" actually are.

  11. malidan
    Nougat Jul 24, 2020

    malidan , Jul 24, 2020 :

  12. malidan
    Nougat Jul 24, 2020

    malidan , Jul 24, 2020 :
    I wonder who they got the screen, ram and ufs from?

  13. SJBoss
    Lollipop Jul 24, 2020

    SJBoss , Jul 24, 2020 :
    They are no experts. Specially when it comes to mid range devices. They get latest and greatest $999 devices in their mailboxes every other week. Anyone can justify a product they haven't paid for.

    I think gsmarena does a good job with their detailed written reviews.

  14. mike_r1971
    Gingerbread Jul 24, 2020

    mike_r1971 , Jul 24, 2020 :
    I’m not too worried about the plastic edges and preordered my Nord thru Amazon but I will feel better once Jerry subjects it to his normal tests, hoping it will survive the dreaded bend test! 🤞🙈

  15. iamelton
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 24, 2020

    iamelton , Jul 24, 2020 :
    this thread might help a little..

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  16. dinamoski
    Gingerbread Jul 24, 2020

    dinamoski , via OnePlus Community App , Jul 24, 2020 :

    You can't expect all the same features from oneplus 8. Depends what type of user you are. If you're into gaming then you should get the better processor.
    I'm a casual user. I don't game. As long as the screen is good, the os is fast and smooth. The camera takes half decent pictures and has good battery life then I'm fine.
    Otherwise you are paying more for features you're not going to make the most out of.
    I would have got the 8, but it only had the fhd+ res screen and I'm not really a fan of the curved screen.
    A metal frame would have been nice and stereo speakers.

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  17. JelleZon
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Jul 24, 2020

    JelleZon , Jul 24, 2020 :
    Nearly every german (it's my native language) tech youtube channel mentioned the plastic frame. And of course a lot of them are also sponsored

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  18. malidan
    Nougat Jul 24, 2020

    malidan , Jul 24, 2020 :
    It must be a US and UK thing then.:rolleyes:
    Mrwho keeps say $400 but it hasn't been released in the US, it €399 or £379 in this part of the world, even more misdirection.

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  20. Moin2200
    KitKat Jul 24, 2020

    Moin2200 , Jul 24, 2020 :
    Yeah that is a huge factor that people fail to understand, that the fact is there is literally no point of 5G capable phones at the moment as 5G is very restricted to a few places. And yes i guess the argument is that it'll be ready for 5G but to get a stable 5G connection throughout the country like 4G will take at least 2-4 years before we are even there and at that point these phones are pretty much obsolete or replaced.

    Of course people will think otherwise but i dont even see the point of faster 5G other than the potential it can bring.

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