OnePlus Nord 2 vs POCO F3 GT: Confused? Here’s What You Should Pick
Poco has repeatedly thrown banters at OnePlus and their upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 phone stating Poco F3 GT will be a better device. So, can the Poco F3 GT beat the OnePlus Nord 2, which itself is a great device at this price, and people are calling for the OnePlus to be again going back to its flagship killer zone. POCO and OnePlus will clash horns with each other with their new warriors, the POCO F3 GT and OnePlus Nord 2 respectively.
Both the devices pack in a set of super specifications, and all ready to set the entry premium category on fire.
POCO F3 GT is essentially a rebranded gaming phone by Redmi, the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition. On the other hand, the OnePlus Nord 2 is a flagship killer by OnePlus, which will be brinding up the gap between the newly launched OnePlus Nord CE 5G and the OnePlus 9R in India.
Let’s checkout which is the new winner here, OnePlus Nord 2 or Poco F3 GT.
POCO F3 GT vs OnePlus Nord 2: Quick Comparison
We will directly be jumping onto the features and specifications.
Build, Design: Matt vs Gloss
The new POCO phone features a glass sandwich design using a series 7000 aluminium for the chassis. In India, POCO F3 GT will be available in Gunmetal Silver and Predator Black colour variants with slipstream design for an anti-fingerprint matte finish. On the other hand, the OnePlus Nord 2 comes with a similar design as the OnePlus 9 series with a few changes. Upfront, the OnePlus Nord 2 has a punch-hole selfie camera at the top left.
The camera setup on the Nord 2 is slightly different, displacing the LED flash to the bottom, while the rest of the design language is the same as the OnePlus 9.
Both the devices have stereo speakers, Corning Gorilla Glass protection and in-display fingerprint scanners.
Display, Video Streaming: 120Hz vs 90Hz
On the display front, Poco F3 GT will come with a 120Hz Super Smooth AMOLED display with support for HDR 10+. POCO F3 GT has a 6.67-inch AMOLED Full-HD+ display offering 120Hz refresh rate and 480Hz touch-sensing rate, the highest available. The screen offers 500 nits of brightness and 1300 nits peak brightness. It lacks a centre-mounted punch-hole for the front camera.
OnePlus Nord 2 sports a 6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED display featuring a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels offering 90Hz refresh rate at a 20:9 aspect ratio. The OnePlus Nord 2 display is backed by AI features like AI-Super resolution offering multiple video enhancements.
Hardware, Software: Dimensity 1200 & 5G Connectivity
Both OnePlus Nord 2 and POCO F3 GT runs on the latest MediaTek Dimensity 1200 AI chipset. Both the smartphones come with the same three storage configurations to choose from: 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, 8GB RAM with 128GB storage and 12GB RAM with 256GB storage. OnePlus Nord 2 will run on Android 11 based OxygenOS out of the box with guaranteed two years of Android version upgrades.
For OnePlus Nord 2, you will get to see the new OxygenOS amalgamed with ColorOS with some minor UI changes.
The new POCO device runs with Android 11 and MIUI 12.5 out of the box with the Poco UI skin installed on top. Expect the MIUI 13 upgrade as well based on Android 12 by the end of Q3.
Cameras, Video Recording: 64MP vs 50MP
Both the OnePlus and POCO smartphones have a triple camera setup with different primary sensors. Coming to POCO F3 GT cameras, it has a 64MP primary sensor along with an 8MP ultrawide lens and a 2MP macro unit. It can record 4K videos at 30 frames per second. Upfront, the Poco device has a 16MP camera which can record Full-HD videos at 30 frames per second.
The OnePlus Nord 2 camera will basically be a triple-lens setup at the back.
The three camera system will include a 50-megapixel primary lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 2-megapixel mono lens along with a dual-LED flash.
It comes with features such as multi-auto focus, 4k video recording at 30 fps, up to 10x zoom and AI enhancements. Upfront, OnePlus Nord 2 has a 32-megapixel Sony IMX615 selfie shooter.
Battery, Fast Charging: 65W vs 67W Charging
Coming to the POCO F3 GT battery, it has a larger 5,065mAh unit with 67W fast charging support. In comparison, the OnePlus Nord 2 battery section has a 4,500mAh unit supporting 65W fast charging technology by OnePlus, the Warp Charge 65. In terms of real usage, both the smartphones can easily run for a whole day on heavy usage.
OnePlus Nord 2 vs POCO F3 GT: CONCLUSION, Price Comparison
Coming to which one to choose between OnePlus Nord 2 and POCO F3 GT, it’s a subjective choice. Both the smartphones offer some really good features at a very competitive price point. Now if you are someone who loves to play games, the POCO F3 GT is a natural choice given the gaming-centric features, higher refresh rate and bigger battery. But if you want to have a clearer UI with a sleek design on the out, OnePlus Nord 2 should be your pick.
Both the phones are very similar, each has 5G support, AMOLED displays, good chips, big batteries, higher fast charging support, great cameras and technically everything you could ask for.
POCO F3 GT price in India starts at Rs 26,999 for the base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The mid-end POCO F3 GT price in India is set at Rs 28,999 offering 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The top-end model comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage priced at Rs 30,999.
The company is running a special offer where POCO F3 GT will be available starting at Rs 25,999 for Week 1 followed by Rs 27,999 and Rs 29,999 respectively till August 2. In Week 2, POCO F3 GT price will increase to Rs 26,499, Rs 28,499, and Rs 30,499 respectively till August 9.
POCO F3 GT sale starts on July 24. POCO F3 GT pre-orders begin on July 24 at 12PM and the Poco F3 GT first sale starts on July 26 at 12PM.
Coming to the new Nord, the OnePlus Nord 2 sale starts on July 28 on all the online and offline channels. OnePlus Nord 2 availability on online channels include Amazon India, OnePlus India store and offline sales via Vijay Sales. Early access sale for Red Cable Club members starts on July 26. The device will come in 6GB, 8GB and 12GB RAM options.
OnePlus Nord 2 will be available with 128GB storage and 256GB storage options in three different models.
OnePlus Nord 2 price in India starts at Rs 27,999 for the 6GB RAM model with 128GB storage. The mid-end model is priced at Rs 29,999 for the 8GB RAM variant with 128GB storage option and Rs 34,999 for 12GB RAM and 256GB model. OnePlus Nord 2 colour options include Blue Haze, Gray Sierra and Green Wood (only for top-end model).