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Xiaomi Poco F3 GT vs OnePlus Nord 2 5G

Xiaomi recently came up with another amazing flagship killer for the global market and so did OnePlus. We are talking about POCO F3 GT and OnePlus Nord 2 5G: two amazing devices powered by the most powerful MediaTek mobile platform sold at an affordable price. If you are searching for a flagship killer suitable for your best gaming sessions, these two devices are probably among the best options for your needs. But which is the best and which you should go for? This specs comparison between POCO F3 GT and OnePlus Nord 2 5G will give you an idea.

POCO F3 GT vs OnePlus Nord 2 5G

Design

If you are a gamer and you prefer a gaming-centric design as well as gaming-centric features, there is no doubt about the fact that you should go for the POCO F3 GT. Alongside an aggressive design, it offers the physical maglev triggers which are able to guarantee a better gaming experience at least in the most advanced games which require a lot of commands. The POCO F3 GT also comes with a wider and more comfortable display. With the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, instead, you get a more elegant design and a more compact body that fits better in a pocket. So you should go for the OnePlus Nord 2 5G if you are a more casual user. Both the phone comes with a plastic frame and a glass back protected by Gorilla Glass 5, but the POCO F3 GT adds the IP53 certification which makes it dust resistant and splash resistant.

Display

Are you looking for a superior display? If so, choose the POCO F3 GT. Its OLED display is able to show up to one billion colors and it comes with a higher 120 Hz refresh rate, as well as the HDR10+ certification which improves the image quality on the streaming platforms. Last but not least, it has a wider diagonal of 6.67 inches. Given that OnePlus Nord 2 5G has a smaller display it is also more compact, the panel is still an AMOLED but it is inferior with its lower 90 Hz refresh rate and 16M colors. An advantage is the presence of an in-display fingerprint scanner, while it is side-mounted on its rival.

Specs & Software

POCO F3 GT and OnePlus Nord 2 5G are powered by the Dimensity 1200 mobile platform which is currently the best SoC by MediaTek, so it offers the same flagship-class level of performance. Note that OnePlus Nord 2 5G has a slightly more advanced variant of the Dimensity 1200 which is called Dimensity 1200-AI. This version offers higher performance with AI tasks. Further, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G has more RAM: up to 12 GB instead of the 8 gigs offered by the POCO F3 GT. Despite POCO F3 GT is a gaming-centric phone, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G wins the hardware comparison. Both the phones run Android 11 with a highly customized user interface on top.

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Camera

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is equipped with a better camera department and it can be considered as a good camera phone. It has a 50 MP main sensor (the Sony IMX766) with OIS, an 8 MP ultrawide camera, and a 2 MP monochromatic sensor, as well as a great 32 MP front camera. Unfortunately, the POCO F3 GT is not a high-end camera phone due to its midrange 64 MP main sensor paired with an 8 MP ultrawide camera and a 2 MP macro lens.

Battery

The POCO F3 GT sports a bigger battery with a capacity of 5065 mAh and the support of 67W fast charging. It has a longer battery life, but OnePlus Nord 2 5G is not disappointing with its 4500 mAh battery and 65W fast charging.

Price

OnePlus Nord 2 5G is priced at €399/$470 globally (EU), while POCO F3 GT starts from €310/$365 in India and is not sold in other markets (at least for now). There is not a definitive winner for this comparison: POCO F3 GT has a better display, the IP53 certification, physical trigger, and a bigger battery, so it is definitely a better phone for gaming. With the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, you can get a superior camera department, a more compact body, and slightly better hardware.

Xiaomi POCO F3 GT vs OnePlus Nord 2 5G: PROS and CONS

Xiaomi POCO F3 GT

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PROS

  • Physical triggers
  • IP53 certification
  • Bigger battery
  • IR blaster
  • Great display

CONS

  • Inferior cameras

 

OnePlus Nord 2 5G

PROS

  • Better rear camera
  • Superior front camera
  • More compact
  • More RAM

CONS

  • Smaller battery
Product Name

Xiaomi Poco F3 GT

OnePlus Nord 2 5G

Product Image Xiaomi Poco F3 GT OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Price $365.00 $470.00
Our Rating 9.3 9.3
Brand Xiaomi OnePlus
Category Mobiles Mobiles

Launch

Announced 2021, July 23 2021, July 22
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, July 26 Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, July 28

Network

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE bands LTE 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 SA/NSA/Sub6 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 161.9 x 76.9 x 8.3 mm (6.37 x 3.03 x 0.33 in) 158.9 x 73.2 x 8.3 mm (6.26 x 2.88 x 0.33 in)
Weight 205 g (7.23 oz) 189 g (6.67 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5) 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)
Protection IP53, dust and splash protection
Others Physical pop-up gaming triggers

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) OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ) Fluid AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+
Size 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~86.3% screen-to-body ratio) 6.43 inches, 99.8 cm2 (~85.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 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, MIUI 12.5 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. MediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200 5G (6 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 (1x3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3x2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) 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. Mali-G77 MC9 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. 6 GB, 8 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 3.1 128 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

64 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.7µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide)
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

16 MP
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], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected], HDR [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 (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum 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, NavIC 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. 5065 mAh 4500 mAh
Fast Charging 67W, 100% in 42 min (advertised)

Power Delivery 3.0
Quick Charge 3+
65W, 1-100% in 30 min (advertised)

USB Power Delivery
Placement Non-removable Non-removable

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Colors Predator Black, Gunmetal Silver Gray Sierra, Blue Haze, Green Wood
Price $365 $470

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