For its new mid-range smartphone Nord 2, OnePlus has made generous use of the ingredients in its upper-range models. The recipe is convincing: the Nord 2 combines fast charging and long runtimes with a new MediaTek chipset, the performance of which comes close to the well-known chips from the smartphone luxury league.
Despite its 6.4-inch display, the Nord 2 remains reasonably compact, and the workmanship with the glass back is rock solid. The Nord 2 is one of the first smartphones available in Germany with the Dimensity 1200. MediaTek builds the chip in 1-3-4 architecture with four energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores, three Cortex-A78 cores with up to 2.6 GHz and another A78 core for a maximum of 3.0 GHz.
The benchmark tests attest the Dimensity 1200’s performance comparable to that of the Snapdragon 870; it does not quite reach the values of the Snapdragon 888. However, the MediaTek chip throttled more strongly than the Snapdragon 870 under continuous load. The smartphone remains minimally behind in graphics benchmarks – measurable, but not noticeable in practice. The OnePlus Nord 2 can also handle demanding applications and several apps that are open at the same time.
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