OnePlus Nord vs Poco X2: Same Features And Design At More Price? [Must Read]

Can Poco X2 beat OnePlus Nord? Poco X2 and OnePlus Nord are same? Poco X2 have better features than OnePlus Nord? Poco X2 is a value-for-money purchase than going for OnePlus Nord? All your queries answered here. OnePlus Nord is a toned-down version of the premium OnePlus devices packing in all you need starting at Rs 24,999.

OnePlus Nord vs Poco X2: Same Features And Design At More Price? [Must Read]

The new affordable OnePlus Nord smartphones will help it get back to where it started and have more hold in the mid-range and entry premium segment with OnePlus Nord. 

Poco X2 on the other hand comes with a 120Hz display, Snapdragon 730G, 64MP powered quad camera and 4,500mAh battery with 27W fast charging support. So, should you go for OnePlus Nord for the sake of being it a OnePlus device or choose the more reasonable Poco X2 at cheaper price?

Let’s find out.


OnePlus Nord vs Poco X2: Specs Comparison

Comparing Poco X2 with the all-new OnePlus Nord decoding each feature and function.

So, can Poco X2 beat OnePlus Nord?

Design, Display

OnePlus Nord features a mix of glass and metal with curved sides. OnePlus Nord feels sturdy and premium, and it’s glossy on the out with a vertical camera strip on the top right corner. It features a 6.44-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display offering a 90Hz refresh rate with dual punch-hole on the top right corner.

The OnePlus Nord display offers a touch sampling rate of 180Hz for gaming with an in-display fingerprint sensor beneath.

In comparison, Poco X2 features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display offering 120Hz refresh rate in an 20:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone comes with dual hole-punch cameras upfront as OnePlus Nord with curved edges protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

It’s not an AMOLED panel on the Poco X2, and operates at 1080 × 2400 pixels.

While Poco X2 has a 120Hz display, the Realme X2 cuts it out with an AMOLED panel offering a touch sampling rate of 180Hz. The Full HD+ display on Poco X2 is extra smooth, but the AMOLED on OnePlus Nord brings out the best of colours and blacks letting it have edge here.

Hardware, Storage

Poco X2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G. Poco X2 is available in three different storage models: the base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, a mid-end model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, and finally the top model will come with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.

OnePlus Nord is powered by mid-range Qualcomm 5G chip, the Snapdragon 765G. The chip pairs with 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, 8GB with 128GB storage and 12GB RAM with 256GB storage.

The OnePlus Nord with Snapdragon 765G have a few better CPU configurations, enhanced GPU and 5G connectivity. But in terms of daily use you won’t find any noticeable difference between the two smartphones.

Software, UI

Poco X2 runs on the latest Android 10 with MIUI 11 out-of-the-box with a special Poco launcher on top. The UI comes loaded with features and bloatware, and delivers a clean performance as any other non-stock device. MIUI 12 update on Poco X2 is expected to be rolled out soon.

In comparison, OnePlus Nord runs on Android 10 out of the box with OxygenOS. The latest OxygenOS comes with multiple upgrades and optimisations.

It offers improved animations, visuals, unlocking speeds, app switches, enhanced control in landscape mode and more. 


Both Poco X2 and OnePlus Nord feature a rear quad camera setup. The four cameras at the back on Poco X2 include the latest 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor. It is further supported by a 2-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel sensor, and an 8-megapixel wide angle camera.

Upfront, Poco X2 flaunts a dual selfie camera setup inside the capsule shaped punch-hole sporting a 20-megapixel front-facing primary sensor coupled with a 2-megapixel depth sensor

OnePlus Nord has a similar quad-camera set-up featuring a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 main sensor with an f/1.75 lens with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) + Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) support.

The setup further includes a 8-megapixel ultrawide lens with 119 field-of-view (FOV), a 5-megapixel macro lens with an f/2.4 aperture, and 2-megapixel depth sensor unit. Upfront, the OnePlus Nord features a 32-megapixel primary sensor coupled with an 8-megapixel depth sensor.

Both the smartphones can capture some great shots in spite of difficult lighting conditions. The colours are quite accurate with proper white balance playing the role. Poco X2 has a better main sensor on paper and at times it will excel OnePlus Nord in difficult conditions.

Battery, Fast Charging

Finally, coming to the battery, the Poco X2 houses a sizable 4,500mAh battery. It’s good enough to run for more than a day. Poco X2 also supports 27W fast charging tech, and will ship with the 27W fast charger with the box.

Poco X2 with 27W fast charging can be charged from 0 to 40 percent in 25 minutes.

In comparison, OnePlus Nord houses a slightly smaller 4,115mAh battery with 30W fast charging support (Warp 30T).

The Warp Charge 30T technology is 23 percent faster than the previous OnePlus 7 Pro’s Warp 30 charging technology. OnePlus Nord with Warp 30T charger can juice up the device from 5 to 100 percent in one hour and 25 minutes.

Pricing, Availability: Poco X2 vs OnePlus Nord

Poco X2 price in India starts at Rs 17,499 now after GST hike for the base model comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The mid-end 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model is priced at Rs 18,499 while the top-end variant of Poco X2 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage now costs at Rs 21,499.

Poco X2 is available exclusively in India via Flipkart and Mi online store.

OnePlus Nord price for the 64GB model is set at Rs 24,999, Rs 27,999 for the 128GB model and 256GB model for Rs 29,999.

OnePlus pre-orders are now live on Amazon India and the OnePlus India online store.

OnePlus Nord sale starts on August 4. OnePlus Nord base model will be available from September. OnePlus Nord launch offer include benefits worth Rs 6,000 for Jio users and Rs 2,000 off with American Express Card and no-cost EMI.

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