OnePlus Nord 2T review

GSMArena Team, 09 August 2022.

A Fluid 90Hz AMOLED

The OnePlus Nord 2T features a 6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED screen, which on paper looks identical to the one on the Nord 2. It's a panel with an extended 1080p resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ support. There is a flat Gorilla Glass 5 on top of the screen.

OnePlus Nord 2T review

The screen has a standard resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels, which makes for 409ppi density and 20:9 aspect ratio.

Our display measurements confirm the Nord 2T indeed packs the same OLED panel as the Nord 2. The screen has a maximum manual brightness of 449 nits. When using the Auto Brightness and the faced the screen a bright light - we captured a maximum brightness of 636 nits.

The minimum brightness we measured at point white was 2 nits.

Display test 100% brightness
Black,cd/m2 White,cd/m2 Contrast ratio
OnePlus Nord 2T 0 449
OnePlus Nord 2T (Max Auto) 0 636
OnePlus Nord 2 5G 0 438
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Max Auto) 0 633
OnePlus Nord N20 5G 0 461
OnePlus Nord N20 5G (Max Auto) 0 647
Realme GT Neo 3T 0 516
Realme GT Neo 3T (Max Auto) 0 803
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G 0 383
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Max Auto) 0 800
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G 0 427
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G (Max Auto) 0 830
Xiaomi 12 Lite 0 507
Xiaomi 12 Lite (Max Auto) 0 824
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G 0 479
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (Max Auto) 0 760
Poco X4 GT 0.395 470 1190:1
Poco X4 GT (Max Auto) 0.496 600 1210:1
Poco F4 GT 0 468
Poco F4 GT (Max Auto) 0 761
Nothing phone (1) 0 466
Nothing phone (1) (Max Auto) 0 663

Color accuracy

The screen settings offer two color modes - Vivid mode (corresponding to DCI-P3 color space) and Natural (sRGB color space). The accuracy is very good for both - the profiles are not too saturated, but the white and gray hues are a bit bluish. You can get a superb accuracy for both modes (average deltaE of 2.2) by using the Warmest setting of the Color Temperature bar.

Refresh rate

You can choose between Standard (60Hz) and High (90Hz) refresh rate options. There is Auto mode, but the High setting acts like Auto anyway - it runs all compatible apps in 90Hz and reverts back to 60Hz for static images and video playback/streaming.

OnePlus Nord 2T review

We saw games using 90Hz refresh rate, but we are not sure if they are indeed drawn at 90fps or not. HFR gaming has been a forbidden fruit for BBK phones for years unless a deal has been struck with a specific game developer. Nothing has been announced for the OnePlus Nord 2T so far, though.

HDR and streaming

The OnePlus Nord 2T display has been officially certified for HDR10 and HDR10+ compliance. The phone also comes with Widevine L1 DRM support, so it should be able to stream 1080p HDR10 content. It can do it on YouTube, but Netflix and Prime Video are yet to enable HDR10 streaming.

Display enhancements

OnePlus offers one video enhancement on the Nord 2T - Video Color boost - it does exactly what the name suggests - it tries to boost the colors of your videos in select video apps.

Battery life

The OnePlus Nord 2T battery capacity is the same as on the Nord 2 - 4,500mAh. It has the same display and almost identical chipset, it just runs on a newer Android version, so we expected similar battery performance.

The OnePlus Nord 2T scored a 100h endurance rating (vs. 102h for the Nord 2) with strong performance across all three main tests - calling, web browsing, and looped video playback.

OnePlus Nord 2T review

Our battery tests were automated thanks to SmartViser, using its viSerDevice app. The endurance rating denotes how long the battery charge will last you if you use the device for an hour of telephony, web browsing, and video playback daily. More details can be found here.

The standby performance is average, a tad worse than the Nord 2, and that's the reason for the slightly lower total endurance rating.

Video test carried out in 60Hz refresh rate mode. Web browsing test is done at the display's highest refresh rate whenever possible. Refer to the respective reviews for specifics. To adjust the endurance rating formula to match your own usage patterns, check out our all-time battery test results chart where you can also find all phones we've tested.

Charging speed

One of the most notable Nord 2T brings is the faster 80W SuperVOOC charging, up from 65W on the Nord 2. There are numerous sensors monitoring the temperature, so don't you worry about overheating.

OnePlus Nord 2T review

The Nord 2T ships with the 80W brick and a 10A-rated charging cable, so you don't need to buy anything extra to achieve the top charging speed.

15 minutes on the 80W charger refilled the battery from 0% to 60%. Then, 30 minutes gave us 99% charge.

30min charging test (from 0%)

Higher is better

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G
  • Poco F4 GT
  • OnePlus Nord 2T
  • OnePlus Nord 2
  • Realme GT Neo3T
  • Poco F4
  • Xiaomi 12 Lite
  • Poco X4 GT
  • Nothing phone (1)

Two minutes later and the OnePlus Nord 2T was charged to 100%.

Time to full charge (from 0%)

Lower is better

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G
  • Poco F4 GT
  • OnePlus Nord 2
  • OnePlus Nord 2T
  • Poco F4
  • Realme GT Neo3T
  • Xiaomi 12 Lite
  • Poco X4 GT
  • Nothing phone (1)

Note that after reaching 100%, it usually takes between 3mins and 6mins for the Nord 2T to show Charged on the screen, which marks the actual full charge of the battery.

So even with a faster charger, the Nord 2T appears to have no advantage in actual top-up times over the Nord 2. The Nord 2T gets an advantage within the first 10-15 minutes - the Nord 2T will get an extra 8-10%, but then it will slow down considerably more to keep temperatures in check and match the Nord 2 charging speed over the entire. So, unless you charge your phone for 10 minutes or less each day, you won't notice any difference.


The OnePlus Nord 2T features two speakers in a hybrid setup - the earpiece acting as one, while the other one is next to the charging port at the bottom of the phone.

OnePlus Nord 2T review

Naturally with this hybrid setup, the bottom speaker is slightly louder and has more bass. But when playing music or videos, we experienced good sound balance.

The OnePlus Nord 2T speakers scored a Very Good mark in our loudness test and we can confirm music sounds pretty loud on this phone. The bass is barely there, the mids are so-so, but the speakers are excellent in the high frequencies. Even the audio seems shallow at times, we are happy with the overall speaker quality of the Nord 2T speakers.

Use the Playback controls to listen to the phone sample recordings (best use headphones). We measure the average loudness of the speakers in LUFS. A lower absolute value means a louder sound. A look at the frequency response chart will tell you how far off the ideal "0db" flat line is the reproduction of the bass, treble, and mid frequencies. You can add more phones to compare how they differ. The scores and ratings are not comparable with our older loudspeaker test. Learn more about how we test here.

Reader comments

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  • 27 Sep 2023
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