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Realme GT Master Explorer vs OnePlus Nord 2 5G

Both the additional brands from the OPPO group launched a flagship killer this month. OnePlus came out with the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, while Realme launched the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition, a pretty unusual name for a device with an amazing specs sheet under every aspect. While OnePlus Nord 2 5G already launched in the global market, we are currently waiting for the global launch of the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition. While waiting, we think it is worth discovering the difference between the two flagship killers in order to understand which one will offer the highest value for money.

Realme GT Master Explorer vs OnePlus Nord 2

Design

The design is the key point of the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition and it is naturally a lot more attractive than the OnePlus Nord 2 5G. The handset comes with a leather back designed by the known Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa which reminds of a suitcase. Realme GT Master Explorer Edition also comes with a curved display at the edges making it even more elegant and futuristic. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G has a more traditional design with a glass back and a flat display, but it also offers a slightly more compact body. The Realme GT Master Exploration Edition naturally wins the design comparison.

Display

Realme GT Master Explorer Edition and OnePlus Nord 2 5G pack great AMOLED displays with the HDR10+ certification, a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, and an in-display fingerprint reader. Both the panels sport a good color accuracy and provide a similar level of quality, but the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition has a higher refresh rate: 120 Hz vs 90 Hz. This is the only reason why I would go for this handset if I had to choose the most advanced display. Note that there is another important difference between these displays: as mentioned in the previous paragraph, the Realme flagship has a curved screen, while the Nord 2 5G has a flat panel.

Specs & Software

Realme GT Master Explorer Edition and OnePlus Nord 2 5G are powered by two different chipsets: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 and MediaTek Dimensity 1200. Despite these two SoCs are different, they are both flagship-class with similar performance. Even though the Dimensity 1200 is built with a more advanced production process (6 nm vs 7 nm), the Snapdragon 870 is actually more powerful in terms of CPU and GPU performance. So, while the former should provide a better performance, the latter should provide a lower energy consumption. The memory configurations are the same: either 8 or 12 GB of RAM and 128 of 256 GB of internal storage. The phones run Android 11 customized by Realme UI and OxygenOS, respectively.

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Camera

Even when it comes to the camera departments, these devices have a lot in common. Despite hitting the shelves with the same camera app, these devices have the same main camera sensor: a Sony IMX766 with a 50 MP resolution and OIS. Even the front camera is the same 32 Megapixel sensor. What makes the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition a better camera phone than the OnePlus Nord 2 5G is the ultrawide sensor, with a 16 MP resolution instead of just 8 MP.

Battery

The two internal rivals come with exactly the same battery capacity and the same fast charging technology with a power of 65W. So which one will provide the longest battery life? We still did not test the battery life of these handsets, but after reading the specs on the paper, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G should last more. The OnePlus flagship killer has a processor with a more efficient production process and a lower refresh rate which should result in longer battery life, as long as the software does its job in the best way.

Price

OnePlus Nord 2 5G is priced at €399/$470 in the global market, while Realme GT Master Explorer Edition launched in the Chinese market with a starting price of €380/$450. Given its amazing design, higher refresh rate, and better ultrawide sensor, Realme GT Master Explorer Edition wins this comparison, but we are not considering the prices for obvious reasons.

Realme GT Master Explorer Edition vs OnePlus Nord 2 5G: PROS and CONS

Realme GT Master Explorer Edition

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PROS

  • Better ultrawide camera
  • Powerful chipset
  • Better design
  • Higher refresh rate

CONS

  • Limited availability (for now)

 

OnePlus Nord 2 5G

PROS

  • More compact
  • Glass back
  • Worldwide availability
  • Great price

CONS

  • Nothing particular
Product Name

Realme GT Master Explorer

OnePlus Nord 2 5G

Product Image Realme GT Master Explorer OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Price $448.00 $470.00
Our Rating 9.1 9.3
Brand Realme OnePlus
Category Mobiles Mobiles

Launch

Announced 2021, July 21 2021, July 22
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, July 30 Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, July 28

Network

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 - EU
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41 - IN
5G NR bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 66, 78 SA/NSA - EU
1, 3, 28, 40, 41, 78, 79 SA/NSA - IN
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps, 5G
GPRS <strong>GPRS</strong> (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE <strong>EDGE</strong> (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.

Body

Dimensions 159.9 mm x 72.5 mm x 8.0/8.8 mm (depending on color) 158.9 x 73.2 x 8.3 mm (6.26 x 2.88 x 0.33 in)
Weight 183.5/185 g (depending on color) (6.49 oz) 189 g (6.67 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Super AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1100 nits (peak) Fluid AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+
Size 6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~89.3% screen-to-body ratio) 6.43 inches, 99.8 cm2 (~85.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density) 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
Multitouch Multi-touch refers to the capability of a touchscreen (or a touchpad) to recognize two or more points of contact on the surface concurrently.
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Platform

OS <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 11, Realme UI 2.0 Android 11, OxygenOS 11.3
Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm) MediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200 5G (6 nm)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (1x3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585) Octa-core (1x3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3x2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 650 Mali-G77 MC9

Memory

RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 8 GB, 12 GB 8 GB, 12 GB
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 128 GB, 256 GB UFS 128 GB, 256 GB UFS 3.1
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No No

Camera

Main Camera <strong>Camera</strong> is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. Triple

50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56", 1.0µm, omnidirectional PDAF, OIS
16 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.09", 1.0µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Triple

50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.3, 119˚ (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (monochrome)
Selfie Camera Single

32 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/2.74", 0.8µm
Single

32 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm
Camera Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Image 2160p 2160p
Video [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS [email protected], [email protected]/60/240fps, gyro-EIS

Media

Audio Playback Yes Yes
Video Playback Yes Yes
Video Out Yes Yes
Ring Tones Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
Handsfree Yes Yes

Features

Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

WLAN <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.2, A2DP, LE 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, SBAS, NavIC
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Radio No No
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Infrared Port <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Headphone Jack No No

Battery

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer) Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4500 mAh 4500 mAh
Fast Charging 65W, 50% in 13 min, 100% in 33 min (advertised) 65W, 1-100% in 30 min (advertised)

USB Power Delivery
Placement Non-removable Non-removable

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Colors Gray, White, Aurora, Apricot Gray Sierra, Blue Haze, Green Wood
Price $448 $470

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