OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ 5G vs Xiaomi 11i 5G: price in India, specs compared

Deepak Gupta February 21, 2022
Updated 2022/02/21 at 10:15 PM

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G was launched today in India as the latest mid-range smartphone from the Chinese smartphone maker. The smartphone is equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC and a 6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is a successor to the OnePlus Nord CE 5G – it runs on Android 11 like its predecessor, with the company’s OxygenOS 11 skin running on top. The smartphone also has a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card slot.

In this article, we compare the price and specifications of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G in India with two of its main competitors: Realme 9 Pro+ 5G and Xiaomi 11i 5G.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ 5G vs Xiaomi 11i 5G: Price in India

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G price in India starts at Rs 23,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model, while the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant costs Rs. 24,999 The smartphone will be available in Bahama Blue and Gray Mirror colors according to OnePlus.

In comparison, the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G launched on February 16 for Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model, while the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant costs Rs. 28,999. The Realme 9 Pro+ is available in Aurora Green, Midnight Black and Sunrise Blue colors.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi 11i 5G launched in India in January with a price tag of Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model while the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model costs Rs. 26,999. The Xiaomi 11i 5G is sold in Camo Green, Pacific Pearl, Purple Mist and Stealth Black color options.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ 5G vs Xiaomi 11i 5G: Specifications

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G, Realme 9 Pro+ 5G and Xiaomi 11i 5G come with dual-SIM connectivity. Both the Xiaomi 11i 5G and OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G run on Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition and OxygenOS 11 skins on top respectively. On the other hand, the Realme 9 Pro+ runs on Android 12 out of the box with Realme UI 3.0 on top.

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G has a 6.43-inch (1,080×2,400) full-HD+ fluid AMOLED display, while the Realme 9 Pro+ has a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) Super AMOLED display. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 11i 5G is equipped with a 6.4-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display (1080×2400 pixels). All three handsets come with a 90Hz refresh rate, while the Realme 9 Pro+ and Xiaomi 11 offer a touch sampling rate of 180Hz and 360Hz respectively.

Under the hood, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC, paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Meanwhile, the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G and Xiaomi 11i 5G are both equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC, paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM.

On the camera front, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G features a triple camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary camera with f/1.7 aperture lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a 119-degree field of view, and a f/2.2 aperture lens and a 2 megapixel macro camera with f/2.4 aperture lens. It also has a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front.

On the other hand, the Realme 9 Pro+ is equipped with a 50-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 lens, an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens. and a 2-megapixel macro shooter. As the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is equipped with a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 11i 5G has a triple camera setup with a 108-megapixel main camera with f/1.89 lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The smartphone comes with a 16-megapixel camera on the front, with an f/2.45 aperture lens.

Both the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G and Xiaomi 11i 5G come with 128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage, which can be expanded via microSD (up to 1TB) via a dedicated card slot. Meanwhile, the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G offers up to 256GB of onboard UFS 2.2 storage.

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G runs on a 4,500mAh battery, which supports 65W SuperVOOC fast charging, while the 4,500mAh battery supports 60W SuperDart fast charging. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 11i 5G is equipped with a 5,160mAh battery that offers fast charging at 67W, according to the company.


Realme 9 Pro+ 5G vs. OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G vs. Xiaomi Mi 11i comparison

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Xiaomi Mi 11i
main specifications
Screen 6.40 inches 6.40 inches 6.67 inches
Processor MediaTek Dimension 920 MediaTek Dimension 900 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Frontal camera 16 megapixels 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Back camera 50 megapixel + 8 megapixel + 2 megapixel 64 megapixel + 8 megapixel + 2 megapixel 108 megapixel + 8 megapixel + 5 megapixel
RAM 6 GB 8 GB 8 GB
Store 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB
battery capacity 4500mAh 4500mAh 4520mAh
ONLY android 12 Android 11 Android 11
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
Ratings
NDTV Overall Rating
project classification
display rating
Software classification
performance rating
Battery life assessment
camera rating
Cost-benefit assessment
GENERALLY
Brand I really OnePlus Xiaomi
Model 9 Pro+ 5G Nord CE 2 5G Mi 11i
Release date of February 16, 2022 February 17, 2022 March 29, 2021
released in india yea yea No
Dimensions (mm) 160.20 x 73.30 x 7.99 160.60 x 73.20 x 7.80 163.70 x 76.40 x 7.80
weight (g) 182.00 173.00 196.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4500 4500 4520
fast charging Owner Super VOOC Owner
Colors Aurora Green, Midnight Black, Sunrise Blue Bahama Blue, Mirror Gray Celestial Silver, Cosmic Black, Frosty White
wireless charging No
SCREEN
refresh rate 90Hz 90Hz
Screen size (inches) 6.40 6.40 6.67
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
type of protection Gorilla Glass Gorilla Glass
Screen ratio 20:9 20:9 20:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 409 409
HARDWARE
Processor octa-core octa-core octa-core
processor brand MediaTek Dimension 920 MediaTek Dimension 900 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM 6 GB 8 GB 8 GB
internal storage 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB
expandable storage yea
Expandable storage type micro SD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 1024
Dedicated microSD slot yea
CAMERA
Back camera 50 megapixels (f/1.8) + 8 megapixels (f/2.2) + 2 megapixels (f/2.4) 64 megapixels (f/1.7) + 8 megapixels (f/2.2) + 2 megapixels (f/2.4) 108 megapixels (f/1.75) + 8 megapixels (f/2.2) + 5 megapixels (f/2.4)
Number of rear cameras 3 3 3
rear auto focus yea yea yea
rear flash yea yea yea
Frontal camera 16 megapixels (f/2.4) 16 megapixels (f/2.4) 20 megapixel (f/2.45)
Number of front cameras 1 1 1
SOFTWARE
Operational system android 12 Android 11 Android 11
Skin Realme UI 3.0 Oxygen OS 11 MIUI 12
CONNECTIVITY
Supported Wi-Fi standards 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 802.11 ax 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.20 Yes, v 5.20 Yes, v 5.20
USB Type-C yea yea yea
Number of SIMs two two two
NFC yea yea
4G active on both SIM cards yea
YES 1
chip type Nano SIM Nano SIM Nano SIM
4G/LTE yea yea yea
5G yea yea yea
YES 2
chip type Nano SIM Nano SIM Nano SIM
4G/LTE yea yea yea
5G yea yea
SENSORS
On-screen fingerprint sensor yea yea
Compass / Magnetometer yea yea yea
Proximity sensor yea yea yea
accelerometer yea yea yea
ambient light sensor yea yea yea
Gyroscope yea yea yea
face unlock yea
fingerprint sensor yea

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