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

Deepak Gupta February 18, 2022
Updated 2022/02/18 at 4:46 AM

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.


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