OnePlus Nord N100 vs OnePlus 5T

Here we compared two smartphones: the 6.52-inch OnePlus Nord N100 (with Qualcomm Snapdragon 460) that was released on October 26, 2020, against the OnePlus 5T, which is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and came out 36 months before. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the OnePlus Nord N100
  • Comes with 1700 mAh larger battery capacity: 5000 vs 3300 mAh
  • Has a 0.51 inch larger screen size
  • Higher display refresh rate – 90 Hz
  • Expandable storage via MicroSD card up to 256GB
  • The phone is 3-years newer
  • Stereo speakers
  • Slow-motion recording at 240FPS
  • Supports Dolby Atmos sound technology
Reasons to consider the OnePlus 5T
  • 94% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (321K versus 165K)
  • 49% higher pixel density (402 vs 269 PPI)
  • Ability to record video in 4K resolution
  • Super AMOLED display (versus competitor's IPS LCD)
  • 54% faster in single-core GeekBench 5 test: 391 and 254 points
  • Weighs 26 grams less

Review

Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Performance
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Price

Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests
Phone:
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Display

Type IPS LCD Super AMOLED
Size 6.52 inches 6.01 inches
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels 1080 x 2160 pixels
Aspect ratio 20:9 18:9
PPI 269 ppi 402 ppi
Refresh rate 90 Hz 60 Hz
HDR support No No
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Screen-to-body ratio 82.9% 79.88%
Display tests
RGB color space 94.6% -
PWM - 242 Hz
Response time 35 ms 4.8 ms
Contrast 1354:1 ∞ Infinity
Max. Brightness
Nord N100 +4%
456 nits
439 nits
Sources: NotebookCheck [1], [2]

Design and build

Height 164.9 mm (6.49 inches) 156.1 mm (6.15 inches)
Width 75.1 mm (2.96 inches) 75 mm (2.95 inches)
Thickness 8.5 mm (0.33 inches) 7.3 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 188 gramm (6.63 oz) 162 gramm (5.71 oz)
Waterproof No No
Rear material Plastic Metal
Frame material Plastic Metal
Colors Gray White, Black, Gold, Gray, Red
Fingerprint scanner Yes, rear Yes, rear
Screen-to-body ratio
Nord N100 +4%
82.9%
79.88%

Performance

Tests of OnePlus Nord N100 and OnePlus 5T in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Max. clock 1800 MHz 2450 MHz
CPU cores 8 (4 + 4) 8 (4 + 4)
Architecture - 4 cores at 1.8 GHz: Kryo 240 Silver
- 4 cores at 1.8 GHz: Kryo 240 Gold
- 4 cores at 1.9 GHz: Kryo 280 (Cortex-A53)
- 4 cores at 2.45 GHz: Kryo 280 (Cortex-A73)
Lithography process 11 nanometers 10 nanometers
Graphics Adreno 610 Adreno 540
GPU clock 600 MHz 710 MHz
FLOPS ~273 GFLOPS ~558 GFLOPS
Memory
RAM size 4 GB 6, 8 GB
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory clock 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Channels 2 2
Storage
Storage size 64 GB 64, 128 GB
Storage type UFS 2.1 UFS 2.1
Memory card MicroSD No
Memory card max. size Up to 256 GB -

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
254
OnePlus 5T +54%
391
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
1258
OnePlus 5T +34%
1688
AnTuTu Benchmark 9
165492
OnePlus 5T +94%
321868

Software

Operating system Android 10 Android 7.1.1 (Can be upgraded to Android 10)
ROM OxygenOS 10.5 OxygenOS 9.0.4
OS size 16 GB 17 GB

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 5000 mAh 3300 mAh
Charge power 18 W 20 W
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging No No
Reverse charging No No
Fast charging Yes (50% in 55 min) Yes, Dash Charge (60% in 30 min)
Full charging time 2:14 hr 1:13 hr

Battery life tests

Web browsing (Wi-Fi)
n/a
10:09 hr
Watching videos (Player)
n/a
16:49 hr
Talk (3G)
n/a
22:28 hr

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 13 megapixels 16 megapixels
Image resolution 4128 x 3096 4616 x 3464
Zoom Digital Digital
Flash LED Dual LED
Stabilization Digital Digital
8K video recording No No
4K video recording No Up to 30FPS
1080p video recording Up to 30FPS Up to 60FPS
Slow motion 240 FPS (720p) 120 FPS (720p)
Lenses 3 (13 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP) 2 (16 MP + 20 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 13 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Pixel size: 0.8 micron
- Phase autofocus
- 16 MP
- Aperture: f/1.7
- Focal length: 27 mm
- Pixel size: 1.12 micron
- Sensor: 1/2.8", Sony IMX398 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
Macro lens - 2 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
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Depth lens - 2 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
-
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
Selfie camera
Megapixels 8 megapixels 16 megapixels
Image resolution 3264 x 2448 4608 x 3456
Aperture f/2.0 f/2.0
Focal length - 20 mm
Pixel size - 1 microns
Sensor type CMOS BSI CMOS
Sensor size - 1/3.1"
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
- Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth version 5 5
Bluetooth features LE, HID, A2DP LE, A2DP
USB type USB Type-C USB Type-C
USB version 2 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
NFC* No Yes
Infrared port No No
Network
Number of SIM* 2 2
Type of SIM card Nano Nano
Multi SIM mode Standby Standby
eSIM support* No No
Hybrid slot Yes No
LTE Cat* 13 12
5G support No No

Sound

Speakers Stereo Mono
Headphone audio jack Yes Yes
FM radio Yes No
Dolby Atmos Yes No
Speakers test
Max. loudness
Nord N100 +4%
90.1 dB
86.3 dB

Other

Category Mid-range Flagship
Announced October 2020 November 2017
Release date November 2020 November 2017
Launch price ~ 250 USD ~ 525 USD
SAR (head) 0.89 W/kg 1.68 W/kg
SAR (body) 1.04 W/kg 1.71 W/kg
Sensors - Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
- Hall-effect sensor
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Compass
- Fingerprint
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

If the display, battery life, camera, and sound are more important to you, then choose the OnePlus Nord N100. But if the performance is more of a priority – go for the OnePlus 5T.

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