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[Pre Order] OnePlus Nord 5G Smartphone Global Version US$449.99 (~A$653.43) + Free Shipping @ GeekBuying

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Seems like a good price for Australia considering the specs. Shipping starts in 18 days.

Pre-sale Price: AU$ 653.43
Regular price:AU$726.04
AU$ 651.98 if using the app
There is also 2% off coupon available as per the website (I haven't verified this)

Highlights

Screen: 6.44-inch Fluid AMOLED,Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 1080*2400 Pixels 408PPI

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G mobile platform, GPU: Adreno 620

System: Oxygen OS based on Android 10, 8GB RAM +128GB ROM

SIM Card: Dual Nano SIM Card Dual Standby

Support:

5G/4G/3G/Wifi/GPS/Bluetooth/multi-language/In-display Fingerprint Sensor/NFC

Networking:

GSM: GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900

WCDMA: B1, B2, B4, B5, B8, B9, B19

LTE-FDD: B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66

LTE-TDD: B34, 38, 39, 40, 41

5G: N1, N3, N7, N28, N78

MIMO: LTE: B1, 3, 4, 7, 38, 41 NR: N1, N3, N7, N78

(*Network connectivity may vary depending on carrier’s network and related service deployment.)
Specification
General Brand: Oneplus
Model: Nord
Color: Blue Marble
System

Operating System: OxygenOS based on Android 10
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G mobile platform, GPU: Adreno 620
RAM: 8GB
ROM: 128GB
Expandable Storage: N/A
Display Screen Type: Fluid AMOLED
Screen Size: 6.44 inches
Screen Resolution: 1080*2400 Pixels 402PPI
Network Wireless Connectivity: GSM, 3G, 4G, 5G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth
Frequency:
GSM: B2, B3, B5, B8
WCDMA: B1, B2, B4, B5, B8, B9, B19
LTE-FDD: B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66
LTE-TDD: B34, 38, 39, 40, 41
5G: N1, N3, N7, N28, N78
MIMO: LTE: B1, 3, 4, 7, 38, 41 NR: N1, N3, N7, N78
(Network connectivity may vary depending on carrier,s network and related service deployment.)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, support aptX & aptX HD & LDAC & AAC
WiFi: 2x2 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G
GPS: GPS (L1 L5 Dual Band), GLONASS, Galileo (E1 E5a Dual Band), Beidou, A-GPS, NavIC
Camera Camera Type: Dual front four back
Rear camera - Main
Sensor: Sony IMX586
Megapixels: 48
Pixel Size: 0.8 µm/48M; 1.6 µm (4 in 1)/12M
Lens Quantity: 6P
OIS: Yes
EIS: Yes
Aperture: f/1.75

Ultra wide angle lens - Rear
Megapixels: 8
Aperture: f/2.25
Field of View: 119°

Depth lens
Megapixels: 5
Aperture: f/2.4

Macro lens
Megapixels: 2
Aperture: f/2.4

Flash
Dual LED Flash

Zoom
No (Support in sensor zoom 2x)

Autofocus
Multi Autofocus (PDAF CAF)

Video
1080P video at 30/60 fps, 4k 30 fps
Super slow motion: 1080P video at 240 fps
Time-Lapse: 1080P 30 fps, 4k 30 fps
Video editor

Features

CINE aspect ratio video recording, UltraShot HDR, Nightscape, Super macro, Portrait, Pro mode, Panorama, AI scene detection, RAW image, Filters, Quick share
Front Camera:
Sensor: Sony IMX616
Megapixels: 32
Pixel Size: 0.8 µm/32M; 1.6 µm (4 in 1)/8M
EIS: Yes
Autofocus: Fixed Focus
Aperture: f/2.45

Ultra Wide Angle Lens - Front
Megapixels: 8
Aperture: f/2.45
Field of View: 105°
Connectivity SIM Card Slot: Dual Nano SIM Card Dual standby(2 Nano Sim Card)
TF Card Slot: N/A
USB Slot: Type-C USB
Audio Output: Yes, Type-C Earphone
Microphone: Supported
Speaker: Supported
Media Video Format: 3GP, MP4, RMVB
Audio Format: WAV, AMR, MP3
Image Format: GIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG
FM Radio: N/A

Language

Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Estonian, English, Spanish, Filipino, French, Croatian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Nederlands, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Slovenian, Slovak, Finnish, Swedish, Vietnamese, Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Armenian, Hebrew, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Bengali, Thai, Burmese, Cambodian, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese

Sensor In-display fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Electronic compass
Gyroscope
Ambient light sensor
Proximity sensor
Sensor Core
Additional Features 5G, WIFI, GPS, Bluetooth, Ebook, Email, Messaging, wallpapers, calendar, calculator, clock, camera, Google Play Store, tethering & portable hotspot, In-display Fingerprint Sensor, NFC, fast charge, Type-C, etc
Battery Battery Type: Lithium
Capacity: 4115mAh Built-in
Standby Time: About 2~3 days
Charger: USB, travel charger
Dimension & Weight (Main Product) Dimension: 158.3 × 73.3 × 8.2mm
Weight: 184g

Package Contents

1 x OnePlus Nord
1 x Screen protector (pre-applied)
1 x Warp Charge 30 power adapter
1 x Warp Type-C cable (Support USB 2.0)
1 x Quick start guide
1 x Welcome letter
1 x Safety information and warranty card
1 x Brand sticker
1 x Phone case
1 x SIM tray ejector
1 x Highest SAR value card

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Comments

  • I reckon wait a bit until Kogan start selling and have a sale.

  • No headphone jack no deal.

    Nah just kidding - what a beast!

    • it's going to happen eventually to most devices so might as well

      • Balls!

        Rather whinge about it, since it is a major feature downgrade and don't want to support companies leaving the consumers letdown.

        Also some weird wordplay: geek buying plus one nerd, Hehehe

    • Does anyone know if it comes with a 3.5mm bluetooth adapter in the box?

  • For those considering this phone, decent review here —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzh8BdaaAvs

    TLDR: Decent phone, not top tier but good for the price.

  • Just to confirm based on the bands available; 5G will only work on Telstra right?
    https://www.kimovil.com/en/frequency-checker/AU/oneplus-z

    • It doesn't have mmWave support, so it's a very basic 5G phone and not particularly a selling point.

      You'll basically see peak 4G speeds more often.

      • can you elaborate?
        which other phones do have mmWave support?

        • can you elaborate?

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5G#Speed

          which other phones do have mmWave support?

          This really varies from phone manufacturer to phone manufacturer, because it requires more antennas. Just check for the following listing every so often and compare it against providers and your intended purchase:

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5G_NR_frequency_bands#Frequenc...

          As mentioned in the original comment, Kimovil has a good search for this as well.

          • @jasswolf: The answer to "what phones do support mmWave?" is precisely none in Australia.

            We have not even auctioned off the spectrum yet, and the earliest services will come up is probably late 2022. No phones listed at GSMarena support n258 anyway.

            Pointless to worry about mmWave on a mid-range phone today. It does have n78 which is the correct 5G band for all 3 carriers. I believe that Vodafone will also get some 700mhz freq and run 5G on that too (n28) which the Nord has in the EU/International version.

            • @Monsta-AU: I mean I am assuming a use case of 3-4 years on a phone, so there is some consideration.

              Given the form factor plateau for phones, and the increasing impact of Project Treble, it's not unreasonable that if people are prepared to pay for a battery replacement, phone lifespans can easily stretch out to 4-6 years, particularly starting next year due to Cortex-X1 being introduced by ARM.

              With chip makers currently opting to create new product classes in lieu of cheaper prices (though silicon wafer costs are a factor here), I don't think that's going to remain a niche option.

              • @jasswolf: I disagree that 3-4 years on a mid-range phone is likely. I would say 2 years especially with lower build quality and plastic chassis.

                I have gone to about 40 months now on an LG G6 and looking to replace now. It was 'almost' a flagship, they kept the previous Snapdragon because there was a lack of supply. Even so, it's starting to struggle now.

                Once your mid-range phone hits 2 years, you will be looking for the upgrade and mmWave will be happening then. It's not going to be all that great, coverage will be very patchy as pretty much anything between you and the tower antennas is going to kill the signal.

                Some people say 'forget 5G now' however I think now is the perfect time to get a 5G phone and take advantage of less people using it.

  • 'Flagship camera' that can't do 4k60 video…. ok

  • It's funny how mid-range phone price went up. This used to be flagship price :) Having said that Kudos to 1+ for at least trying to remain relevant in midrange market.

    • 1+ are the same group as Oppo aren't they?

      • yep, belong in the same group. different r&d though.
        but having said that, there aren't much that can be different physically,
        the differentiation or point of difference is the software and it's GUI / touch response.
        ultimately, it comes down to the users' opinions.

    • True.. But flagships are now more like $1500 - So I guess it makes sense

  • so this means GST is on top of this price ?

    • +5 votes

      There is no GST being charged by GeekBuying.

      • Do you know why not? It seems like they would be required to given that they phone costs less than $1000.

        •  

          Very hard to enforce that legislation on overseas companies.

          • @Clear: Just means customs will stop the phone at the depot and request tax paid before they release it to you.

            If it doesn't get stopped at customs well… I couldn't live with that but hey that's up to the buyers.

            • +4 votes

              @nicholsonr: No it won't. The value is under $1000 AU so there will be no customs tax.

              Every few months someone has to come in and spread the false information that we have customs checking for tax with products under $1000 AU. It's simply not true. There was nothing in the legislation changes saying that would happen. Rather the stores were to collect on the consumers behalf and pay directly to the ATO. Nothing to do with customs.

              I've had hundreds of orders come through since the changes and never had the issue. Neither has the hundreds of overseas deals from GeekBuying and others had that issue.

              • @Clear: I think you'll find you are wrong.
                Law changed in 2018.

                https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-and-manufacturing...

                • +2 votes

                  @nicholsonr: Your source backs me up.

                  that meet GST registration requirements are required to charge and collect GST at the point of sale on eligible goods with a customs value of AUD 1000 or less.

                  The store must collect the tax. Customs won't and can't.

                  Besides how would they even identify if tax had been paid? Is there some kind of special mark on the package? Nope. Infact they're not even good at checking orders over $1000 AU. Just look at how many Buybuybox orders get through without a charge of 10% GST + 5% Customs tax.

  • Dont forget cash rewards!

  • I'd personally wait for the Pixel 4a but that's just me.

  • This or Poco F2 pro?

  • OnePlus is good. But Nord is still overpriced. I paid AU$630 for 6T last January with eBay voucher. 5G is not yet convenient in my opinion.

  • $716 + postage gets you an 8/256Gb Poco F2 Pro with GST and 1 year warranty from Australian store.

    https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=10289&idPhone...

    F2 - SD865, 4k/60 video, 4G VoLTE/VoWiFi (see WP thread) full screen, Wifi 6, headphone jack - and potential ROMs coming
    Nord - OIS, lotsa ROMs, $80 odd cheaper

  • Not worth it for the price! one+8 can be had for an extra $150.
    Look at Mkbhd review, 2/4 rear camera's are so bad that they are just there for the count.

    • Problem with op8 is that it doesn't support band28, which is important in Australia.
      If you want the version with band 28, it will cost around 950 au$

      • The band 28 is extremely overblown in terms of importance. I have an Op8 (from the previous deal). Much better value than this deal at $150 more. I am in Melbourne and have had no issues both rural and within the city. Cheers.

        • Well based on personal experience. In the CBD and close by suburbs, there is no difference.
          Problems start showing up when you go further out.
          I do alot of camping trips, and band28 is important when you get out of town.

          • @ElieShami: Go to belong website for coverage map with band type of Telstra wholesale network they have only 2 bands of 4G band 3 and band 28..band 3 is awesome in metropolitan but once you move out of the cities as a mentioned camping trip or something..you won't get 4 G. this will hep you understand band 28 coverage vs band 3…if you are on Vodafone then you don't need to worry https://www.belong.com.au/mobile/coverage-map (700MHZ band 28 , 1800MHz Band 3)
            I have been using mi 8 for last 18 months i get amazing speeds always about 90-100Mbps without band 28(on Telstra, Optus, Voda) but I am always in that band 3, band 7 coverage that covers the metropolitan areas.

  • Oneplus 7t 128gbs can be purchased for roughly 680 au$
    I think that's a much better phone.
    Better specs, better camera, better build quality, better hardware (stero speakers, better vibration motor, etc etc)
    The only thing you loose is 5g, but I don't think 5g is worth it down under yet.

  • Meh…….. $600 for a semi premium phone with an average camera. Just get a flagship from last year already.

  • Is this a good upgrade/sidegrade from a mix 2s? Currently running lineage but would prefer a better camera and lighter phone.

  • Expensive ! That too when India has 18% GST v/s 10% here!

  • About the same money will get you the poco F2 pro with a better CPU but only 6GB RAM and possibly a better main camera.

  • Bit pricey innit bruv

  • In don't see much value in this phone at this price point. At ~$400 sure, at ~$600 meh overpriced.

    • Can you show me at $650 phone that matches the specs?
      I'm not saying one doesn't exist, but I'd be curious to know if there is one.

      • OnePlus 7

        Nord was suppose to be a cheaper phone.

        • Mm, the OnePlus 7 has a better processor, but it has a smaller battery and doesn't support 5G (only the Pro version does).
          I wouldn't say one is better than the other, they both have trade-offs.

          • +3 votes

            @dalcoud: 5G drain battery so the trade-off of having smaller battery on the OP7 might not be such a big trade-off.

      • Would be plenty out there but I can't be bothered looking to back up my statement. Got a Mi 9 for $387 Brand new Aliexpress plus shopback and sent to a friend overseas and picked it up. Much prefer that to this. Battery is fine for my use.

  • I think this is still more expensive then what I paid for my OnePlus 6 and significantly more than my OnePlus One but I suppose that is to be expected.

  • I guess Realme X3 Superzoom with SD855+ 12GB RAM 256GB Storage, 120Hz display, NFC, Super Dart 30Watt fast charging and local warranty is a better value. Realme OS has been improved a lot and is pretty close to Stock Android experience with some useful overlay. Using it for 4 weeks now, and haven't found any negatives.

    • how much did you pay for? and if you don't mind to share the purchase link. thanks

      • I purchased it from JBHifi and paid $299 upfront on $60/month Telstra 12M plan. It came with free redemption voucher for Realme Airbuds, which I redeemed and received from Realme via courier. Outright price is $799 for 12GB RAM version, but better get it on Telstra plan, and if you don't want the plan, you can cancel it by paying$390 ETC and it will still be $100 cheaper than the outright price. And just to add, its Dual SIM.

    • Yep the local warranty and ability to take it to Oppo service centres puts the Realme ahead for me.
      Plus we should see a few custom ROMs come out once the kernel source is released.

  • -1 vote

    On Amazon India OnePlus Nord 5G (Gray Onyx, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) is 27999 INR which is $522 AUD (fulfilled by Amazon)

  • Does it match the Optus bands?

  • I would hold off ordering as the prices seems to be inflated for the pre-order.

    As stated by @ANN OnePlus Nord
    => 8GB RAM & 128 GB Rom is INR 27,999 AUD $522 and
    => 12GB RAM & 256GB Rom is INR 29,999 AUD $560

    In a few weeks gray market exporters will start shipping to AU leading to a price drop closer to the above price point

  • I bought my 256GB 7T for $687 after cashback. It's the Chinese model but once it's flashed to EU (Global) it impossible to distinguish between the Global version.

    I wouldn't pay this price for the Nord.

    • Where did you buy your 7T Chinese model maybe they might start selling the Nord for $550 soon

      • Long time ago (Nov 2019) on Ebay for $781. Shopback had a eBay flashback promotion thing that gave me a $93.75 cashback.

        I believe the store had to qualify and it was eBay Plus or something.

        My eBay app isn't telling me the store. I'll update the post once I find out.

        Ok I figured out how to stop my browser from invoking the bloody app.

        It's from this mob

  • No SDCard receptacle so its a no from me…

  • the only let down is the build quality, check Jerry Rigged bend test, the frame was made from plastic https://youtu.be/0SqEY8j91tk

    • Well Nord was designed to a value range (budget) 5G phone sold around the AUD$ $450 price point.

      So if purchased at the right price Nord is definitely good value for money and certainly beats out the competitors in the $500 category

      • Only problem is that only a few phones have failed said test.There are plenty of phones under that price which don't have those issues. Also, they were aiming for the 399 euro/$400 usd price not $450 aud and they don't sell them here anyway. It's average hardware for the price backed up very good software.

  • hmmm not sure about this i think its worse than a SD855 and 128GB storage is not enough with no SD card slot

  • This phone is only A$400 in China
    No deal

    • +2 votes

      Make senses perfectly because even India it is only A$520 AFTER including a 18% GST (VAT / tariff)

      • Those markets are price sensitive and thus they are priced differently than they are in more developed countries.Same thing happened with the Oneplus 8/pro. You won't be getting those prices here. For example in India, the galaxy a71 is around $620 aud whilst including the 18% gst and being slightly higher specced than the Australian $749 model.

  • X3 superzoom or nord??? Both around same price…

    • Based off specs, the realme is going to be faster, but the nord will have better software (cleaner OS, much faster updates and will be updated for longer).

      Haven't read reviews for the realme though so there could be issues I'm missing.

    • Realme can be purchased with Aussie warranty though its $150 more. Better specced but balanced out by Oxygen Os being pretty well regarded.

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