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OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB) vs OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)

Side by side comparison between OnePlus 9 vs OnePlus Nord CE 5G phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare OnePlus Nord CE 5G XOnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)18Points
OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)
6.55"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

16mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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06PointsOnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)Compare OnePlus 9 X
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
6.43"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

16mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)

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9 (LE2115 128GB)18 Advantages OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)vsNord CE 5G (256GB)6 Advantages OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
+2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Core25%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR5Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs8GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+120Hz33%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs90Hz
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+6.55"2%
Larger screen
vs6.43"
+(triple camera) 48MP + 50MP + 2MP35%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 11
+65W117%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs30W
+WPC/Qi Wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+Stereo sound with dual speakersAdvantage
Better sound quality for listening to music or clearer hands-free calls
vsMono sound (not stereo)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.1 + A2DP/LE
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
128GB (101GB available)vs+256GB (223GB available)121%
More internal storage for applications and files
192 grams (6.72 ounces)vs+170 grams (5.95 ounces)13%
Lighter
8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)10%
Thinner
402 PPIvs+409 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores

32 Common items in both devices
Plastic body, glass front/back / Plastic body, glass front
Fluid AMOLED
1080x2400 pixels
Dual-LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+25 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
Model9 (LE2115 128GB)Nord CE 5G (256GB)
Other model namesOnePlus 9 5G LE2115 (Unlocked), BBK LemonadeOnePlus Nord Core Edition 5G (256GB+8GB RAM), EB2101, EB2103
Country or region availableCanadaUSA
Canada, USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandOnePlusOnePlus
Release date3/26/2021, Announced: 3/23/20216/11/2021, Announced: 6/10/2021
Depth8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)74.2 x 160 millimeters (2.92 x 6.3 in)73.5 x 159.2 millimeters (2.89 x 6.27 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)170 grams (5.95 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
System versionAndroid 11Android 11
Firmware updateAndroid 12feature not registered
User InterfaceOxygenOS 12OxygenOS 11

⚙️ Processor

OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (SM8350) (5nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G (SM7225) (8nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 680
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 680
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2GHz Dual-Core Kryo 570
1.8GHz Hexa-Core Kryo 570
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 660 (840MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 619 (800MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 318672 (v8)
Geekbench: 1812 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 17fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR58GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (101GB available)
UFS 3.1
256GB (223GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
Display typeFluid AMOLEDFluid AMOLED
Screen size6.55" inches6.43" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~87.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI409 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Refresh rate120Hz90Hz
Display features1100nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
Not supported

📶 Mobile networks

OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
LTE Cat18
VoLTE
Europe version:
LTE (1, 2, 3.4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (39, 40, 41)
India version:
LTE (1, 2, 3.4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 66)
TD-LTE (39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78)Europe version:
SA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78)
India version:
SA/NSA (78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat18
VoLTE
Europe version:
LTE (1, 2, 3.4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (39, 40, 41)
India version:
LTE (1, 2, 3.4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 66)
TD-LTE (39, 40, 41)
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A

📷 Camera

OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
50MP ultrawidef/2.214mm1/1.56"1.0µmAF
2MP monochromef/2.4
(triple camera)
64 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.3119°
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.43" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixel0.7µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extras4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
Hasselblad Color Calibration
Sony IMX689, IMX766. IMX471 sensor
1080p@120fps

📸 Front camera

OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.5 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.06" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound with dual speakers
24-bit/192kHz
Dolby Atmos
Mono sound (not stereo)
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE5.1 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, SBASA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, NavIC
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts65W (10V/6.5A) Fast battery charging
15W WPC/Qi Wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 1.0
30W (5V/6A) Fast battery charging
Warp Charge
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Astral Black, Arctic Sky, Winter Mist- Colors: Charkoal Ink, Blue Void, Silver Ray

☢️ Radiation rate

OnePlus 9 (LE2115 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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