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OnePlus Nord 2 - Battery Performance Score

Updated: Oct 12, 2022

Impressive Fast Charging!



Battery Capacity mAh: 4500

Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score: 48/100

Overall Battery Performance Score: Ranking #75

Mid Tier Ranking:

Ranking #7


We have listed what you need to know about the OnePlus Nord 2


The OnePlus Nord 2 was first reviewed in our testing labs in October 2021, so we welcomed the opportunity to test the battery performance of this smartphone once again.

We found that the OnePlus Nord 2 performed well and with a battery performance score of 48 out of 100, there was a slight improvement seen from 46 the score obtained previously.

This may be a result of the MediaTek chipset being used by OnePlus for the first time.

There are no ground-breaking features, but the OnePlus delivers a reasonable user experience offers some high specifications, and is value for money, especially when compared to other smartphones in the ViserMark High Tier and Flagship Tiers.

Here’s a quick summary of the OnePlus Nord 2 for you:

Product - Good Points

· Good camera features - Nightscape Ultra mode

· 65W super fast charging

· Charger included

· Stylish design with Gorilla Glass protection

· 1080 x 2400 display

Product - Be Aware of Points

· Limited range of colours available - Gray Sierra, Blue Haze and Green Wood

· 90Hz screen only

· Not IP rated

· Limited availability - purchases mainly in Europe and India

· No wireless charging

Smartphone Battery Performance Score

and Battery Results

We have designed and developed the ViserMark Battery Performance Labels

to help Smartphone users.

Our battery test results for the OnePlus Nord 2 have been translated

into the ViserMark Labels displayed below.


Let’s have a look at the review by ViserMark based on the results during testing.

You can find the full results of our battery performance testing below:

Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score:

The Battery Performance Label shows a score between 0 and 100. It reflects the performance based on independent, repeatable, and rigorous testing.

Using various testing criteria, measured using real-life scenarios and live networks, results are collated with calculations from Battery Life, Power Efficiency and Charging results that amount to the total score.

The Mid Tier is a competitive marketplace, with many smartphones competing to stand out from the crowd. Both the Realme GT2 and the Oppo A54 5G match the battery performance score of 48 out of 100, so the OnePlus Nord 2 is an exciting contender, achieving the same score with a 50MP main camera and fast-charging features.

We found that during our testing the overall battery score was 48 out of 100 and this is lower than the Xiaomi Poco F3's 49 out of 100, which still delivers better performance. It is still debatable if the MediaTek chipset will be better, although OnePlus has said that it has opened up the 5G AI platform (5G Open Resource Architecture/DORA) and they have worked on the DORA platform to improve the camera and display performance and add more features to the phone.

When compared to other smartphones within the Mid Tier, Samsung dominates the top half of this Tier, achieving a score of 62 out of 100 for the Samsung A52 5G and Samsung M51. Notably, both smartphones have a battery capacity of 700mAh and offer a first-class user experience. The Xiaomi Poco F3 remains marginally ahead of the OnePlus Nord 2 with a battery performance score of 49, with a higher quality screen and a more attractive lower price. The Xiaomi Poco F3 even has decent stereo speakers, this is not the case for the OnePlus Nord 2, quality is very much lacking in this area.

More Battery Performance Scores can be viewed in the Flagship/Pro Tier Ranking table.


Battery Life

Battery Life - How long will this Smartphone battery last?

This is expressed in “Days-of-Use” and reflects the time in days that a smartphone can be used from a full charge.

The battery capacity of the OnePlus Nord is 4500mAh and this provides enough charge for 1.5 days of use. It matches its nearest rivals, Xiaomi and Oppo on battery performance and gains a slight advantage over the Realme GT2 as the chart demonstrates below.

More Days of Usage Scores can be viewed in the Days of Usage table


Charging Times

Battery Charging Time - How long will this Smartphone take to charge?

Time varies to charge different types and sizes of Smartphone batteries. This is expressed in Hours and Minutes.

We test the charging times of every device as part of our testing protocol. The performance of the OnePlus Nord 2 is exceptional - fully charged in only 28 minutes! This is where the OnePlus Nord 2 emerges as a true winner and definitely beats the Xiaomi Poco F3 with a charging time of 1 hour and 3 minutes. See the charging times presented here.

One important feature that OnePlus has introduced is fast charging. From 30W on the OnePlus Nord to 65W on the OnePlus 2. Actually, a charger is packed in the box, so if required you are able to use it straight away. Unfortunately, there is no wireless charging available on the OnePlus Nord 2.

The OnePlus Nord 2 is capable of fast charging times and in our testing, we compared these charging time results to the rest of the Mid Tier smartphones. The chart below shows our findings and you will see that the OnePlus Nord 2 is faster than the OnePlus Nord CE by over 20 minutes.

Coming to our labs soon is the OnePlus Nord CE, it will be interesting to see if our testing shows any significant improvements with charging times and overall battery performance.

More Charging Times can be viewed in the Charging Times table


Power Efficiency

Power Efficiency - How power-efficient is this Smartphone?

Maximising the smartphone performance while reducing the amount of energy it consumes, minimal impact on battery life.

It is calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity. This is expressed in “Leaves" and reflects a rating between 1 being the least and 5 being the most power-efficient.

It is calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity. This is expressed in “Leaves" and reflects a rating between 1 being the least and 5 being the most power-efficient.

The results from our recent testing of Power Efficiency showed a rating of 1 out of 5 for the OnePlus Nord 2. This rating matches that of the Realme GT2, however, the Xiaomi Poco F3 and Oppo A54 5G both achieve a higher rating of 1.5 out of 5.

It is worth mentioning that the OnePlus Nord 2 design does offer extra protection against drops with its Gorilla Glass 5, even though it has no IP rating.

More Power Efficiency Scores can be viewed in the Power Efficiency table


Should I buy it?

The OnePlus Nord 2 offers many features like the new Nightscape Ultra camera mode and fast charging. But it lacks a better display, and wireless charging and there is no microSD slot. It is able to competitively compete with its closest rivals the Realme GT2, Oppo A54 5G and the Xiaomi Poco F3.

The OnePlus Nord 2 will cope with daily activities well and it comes 5G ready. Needless to say, it is also unlikely to run as fast as other better-performing smartphones. So if you are happy to wait for a few extra seconds, it's sensible to choose the 256GB version.


Extra Insights

Q: Does the OnePlus Nord 2 support 5G?

A: Yes it does

Q: Does the OnePlus Nord 2 have a headphone jack?

Q: Does the OnePlus Nord 2 support wireless charging?

Q: Does the OnePlus Nord 2 have dual-SIM capabilities?

Q: Does the OnePlus Nord 2 have stereo speakers?

Q: Does the OnePlus Nord 2s have a microSD card slot?

Q: Is the OnePlus Nord 2 VoLTE enabled?


Product Features and Specification

Release Date Match 2022


6.3 inch AMOLED 1080 x 2400


MediaTek Dimensity 1200 Android 11, OxygenOS 11.3

Memory & Storage

8GB 128GB and 256GB


Gorilla Glass 5

Main Camera

​50MP & 8MP &2MP

Front Camera




65W fast charging


Loud Speaker No headphone jack

Dimensions and Weight

159.1 x 73.3 x 8.3mm and 189g

Colours Available

Gray Sierra, Blue Haze, Green Wood


ViserMark tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered and automated by SmartViser’s test automation solution viSer. The automation test includes a variety of user actions from calls to social media and periods of standby times.


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OnePlus Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., commonly referred to as OnePlus, is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It was founded by Pete Lau and Carl Pei in December 2013. The company officially serves 34 countries and regions around the world as of July 2018.


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