OnePlus Nord vs. Nord N10 5G vs. Nord N100: Spec comparison

OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord (Image credit: Apoorva Bhardwaj / Android Central)

The OnePlus Nord N10 5G and Nord 100 are now official, and they represent a monumental shift in OnePlus' strategy. The Nord N10 5G is debuting for the equivalent of $430 in the UK, with the Nord N100 launching at just $233. Both phones will make their way to the U.S. in the coming weeks and will be available for under $400 and $200 respectively.

With OnePlus limiting the Snapdragon 765G-powered Nord to select global markets, customers in the U.S. missed out on the device. But with the Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 set to make their way to North America in a few weeks, OnePlus has affordable options for customers looking to pick up a new budget phone.

The Nord N10 5G in particular looks like a standout offering as it comes with 5G connectivity, a 90Hz panel, and a 4300mAh battery with 30W charging. On the software front, both the Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 run OxygenOS 10.5 out of the box and not the newer OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11. Here's a detailed look at the hardware on offer with the Nord N10 5G and Nord N100, and how they hold up against the regular Nord:

OnePlus Nord vs. Nord N10 5G vs. Nord N100: Specs

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Header Cell - Column 0 OnePlus NordOnePlus Nord N10 5GOnePlus Nord N100
Operating systemAndroid 10
OxygenOS 10.5
Android 10
OxygenOS 10.5
Android 10
OxygenOS 10.5
Display6.44-inch 90Hz Fluid AMOLED
2400x1080 (20:9)
Gorilla Glass 5
6.49-inch 90Hz IPS LCD
2400x1080 (20:9)
Gorilla Glass 3
6.52-inch 90Hz IPS LCD
1600x720 (20:9)
Gorilla Glass 3
ChipsetSnapdragon 765G
1 x 2.4GHz Cortex A76
1 x 2.2GHz Cortex A76
6 x 1.8GHz Cortex A55
Snapdragon 690
2 x 2.2GHz Cortex A77
6 x 1.7GHz Cortex Cortex A55
Snapdragon 460
4 x 1.8GHz Cortex A73
4 x 1.6GHz Cortex A53
GPUAdreno 620Adreno 619LAdreno 610
Storage64GB/128GB/256GB UFS2.1128GB64GB
MicroSD slotYes (Up to 512GB)Yes (Up to 512GB)
Rear camera 148MP (IMX586), 0.8um
f/1.75, OIS
4K at 30fps
64MP f/1.813MP f/2.2
Rear camera 28MP wide-angle, f/2.25
119-degree field-of-view
8MP wide-angle, f/2.25
119-degree field-of-view
2MP macro, f/2.4
Rear camera 32MP macro, f/2.42MP macro, f/2.42MP portrait, f/2.4
Rear camera 45MP portrait lens, f/2.42MP portrait, f/2.4
Front camera 132MP, f/2.45 (IMX616)
0.8μm, EIS, fixed focus
Front camera 28MP wide-angle
f/2.45, 105-degree field-of-view
Connectivity5G Sub-6, SA and NSA
Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.1
5G Sub-6, SA and NSA
Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0
ChargingUSB-C 2.0
Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A)
USB-C 2.0
Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A)
USB-C 2.0
Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A)
Single speaker
Stereo speaker
Stereo speaker
SecurityIn-display fingerprint (optical)Rear fingerprintRear fingerprint
ColorsBlue Marble, Grey Onyx. Ash GrayMidnight IceMidnight Frost

The Nord N10 5G is going up for sale in the UK for £329 ($430), with the Nord N100 set to be available in the country for £179 ($233). We should hear more about pricing and availability in North America in the coming weeks, and at this point, neither phone is set to debut in India.

What are your thoughts on the additions to the Nord series? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • Glad to see OnePlus coming to the budget segment and both these phones sound great at those price points. Finally there will be another option other than Motorola. Awesome that the N100 has that huge battery.
  • Not sure why the N10 exists in UK when the standard Nord is available? Also anything with a 4 series processor and 720p screen has to be really cheap, like £100 cheap with phones from Nokia and Motorola and many Chinese handsets (take a look at the Poco X3 NFC specs for £199 I've got one and it's absolutely awesome) available with better processors for the price of the N100.
    Having said that the £50 difference in price from the Nord to the N10 looks about right for the tradeoffs and it does include memory expansion which the Nord doesn't.