As OnePlus flagships keep creeping up the price ladder, the Nord series has been propped up as the value alternative for the Oppo sub-brand. While the Nord brand itself has been diluted to include smartphones at an assortment of price tags, the original Nord‘s formula — solid performance, ad-free, clean — has since been copied and, in some cases, improved upon by many rivals.
In lieu of a OnePlus Nord 3, the Nord 2T is the 2022 affordable flagship from OnePlus, but it is entering a space that has a litany of excellent competitors. Clearly, just throwing specs in a nice-looking package won’t cut it anymore, and the company has long shed much of the goodwill it had fostered through prior excellence in software. In the Android Authority OnePlus Nord 2T review, we try to see if there’s still room for a phone that doesn’t aspire for much but tries to be exactly what it needs to be — a competent mid-range daily driver.