• Daniel Chaparro

OnePlus Nord CE - Battery Performance Score

Updated: Nov 4


Battery Capacity mAh: 4500

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Positioned halfway for Battery Performance within the

Mid Tier Ranking Table

Battery Performance Testing and Review - October 2021


The OnePlus Nord CE smartphone arrives on the market to complete the Nord family, it is the evolution of the OnePlus Nord and has taken the top position within the Nord family. It is an economic option from OnePlus, costing around ''300 EURO” when considering the features offered by the smartphone, including 5G connectivity, Snapdragon chipset & 256 GB of memory.

Release Date June 2021

Product Features and Specification

· Design: Same than its predecessor given its success.

· Rear Camera: 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (Wide), 0.7µm, PDFA

8 MP, f/2.3, 119 ˚ (ultrawide)

2 MP, f/2.4 (depth)

· Video: 4K@30fps, 1080@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

· Selfie Camera: 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1.0µm

· Video: 1080@30/60fps

· Battery: 4500 mAh (30W fast charge, 70% in 30 mins advertised)

· Display: 6.43" Fluid AMOLED, 90 Hz

· Size: 159.2 mm x 73.5 mm x 7.9 mm

· Weight: 170g

· Memory: 128GB ROM 6/8GB RAM, 256GB ROM 12GB RAM

· Chipset: Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G (8 nm)

· Android: Android 11, OxygenOS

· Software Version: EB2103_16_210610

Battery Performance


In the ViserMark ranking table, the OnePlus Nord CE is classed as a Mid-Tier smartphone (priced between 200 and 500 EURO), with a price of just over 300 EURO, the smartphone offers 5G connectivity and a display working with a 90 Hz refreshing rate. Being powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750 5G, it also has a 4500 mAh battery capacity.

The overall Battery Performance Score is now a global score taking calculations from Battery Life, Power Efficiency and Charging Times.

Based on our test results, we have given the OnePlus Nord CE Smartphone a ViserMark score of 50/100. This score places the OnePlus Nord CE smartphone in the middle of ViserMark overall ranking, 18 points below the leader that has a (68/100) score. Compared with other Mid-Tier smartphones, the OnePlus Nord CE performs better than direct competitors like the Xiaomi Poco F3, the Oppo A54 5G and the Samsung A52 5G.

Testing Results

BATTERY LIFE - Days of Use

The OnePlus Nord CE autonomy was close to 48 hours with both 90 and 60 Hz refreshing rates as shown in Figure 1. Based on the ViserMark test protocol, the OnePlus Nord CE obtained a Battery Life score of 2 Days of Use.

The average Day of Use ViserMark score of Mid-Tier smartphones is “2.0” Days. The OnePlus Nord CE autonomy stands very close to the average autonomy for Mid-Tier smartphones.

Test Graphics

Our testing is based on real smartphone usage from 100% battery level down to Power Off.

When testing Smartphones, the testing protocol includes common daily life activities, for instance: Calls, Web, Video and Music streaming, Gaming, Social networks, Picture & Video capture and standby.

All testing is performed under strictly controlled test conditions with all activities being executed in a defined order and timeline.

Figure 1. ViserMark Battery Life Test at 60 and 90 Hz refresh rate

There are a number of power-efficient processors, within today's Smartphones, that are able to cope with the growing number of new applications and can support high-resolution displays without compromising battery life.

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

The OnePlus Nord CE obtained an overall Power Efficiency Score of 1.5. The average score for Mid-Tier smartphones is 1.6, power efficiency for the OnePlus Nord CE Smartphone performs similarly to other Mid-Tier smartphones.

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The OnePlus Nord CE is a truly competitive Smartphone, offering 5G connectivity and a 90 Hz display at an affordable price.

In conclusion, the OnePlus Nord CE battery performance is average compared with other Mid-Tier smartphones. In terms of autonomy, the OnePlus Nord CE is very close to competitors like the Xiaomi Poco F3 and superior to others such as the Samsung A52 5G and the Samsung A51. To climb to the Top of the ViserMark ranking there are improvements in terms of power efficiency to be made.

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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