A review of the OnePlus Nord 2T: an efficient smartphone

The Nord 2T being an evolution of the Nord 2, it’s no surprise that it took the dorsal photo unit. So the smartphone has one main module consisting of a 50 megapixel sensor with wide-angle optics (f / 1.9), another with 8 megapixel sensor and ultra wide-angle optics (f / 2,2) , and finally a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

Main module: 50 megapixels, f/1.9, eq. 24mm

As is now almost always the case, the pixel binding worked in North 2T. So it allows you to take 12.5 megapixel shots. They are usually of good quality, thanks especially to a specific sharpness in the image periphery, which is less the case with shots on the Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G. In the image center, on the other hand, we noticed that, as usual, the OnePlus offers fairly aggressive image processing. The details stand out, especially on the book cover, and the small elements are very clear, but we noticed that the differences are a bit marked to be natural. Digital noise, on the other hand, is lower than the Xiaomi model.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (12 Mpx, eq. 26 mm, f/1.9, ISO 189, 1/100 s)

OnePlus Nord 2T (12.5MP, 24mm eq., F/1.9, ISO 149, 1/100s)

If we compare the Nord 2T to the Nord 2, the difference is obvious in the context of the night photos. The level of detail is higher; the better sharpness and smoother seen in last year’s model is gone. The terminal is also better than Xiaomi’s smartphone, whose difference is too small to actually use the information. This does not mean, however, that the Nord 2T delivers a flawless image: the colors are desaturated, some contours lack accuracy and slightly blurred areas are visible.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (12 Mpx, f/1.9, eq. 26 mm, ISO 13,400, 1/14 s)

OnePlus Nord 2T (12.5 Mpx, f/1.9, eq. 24 mm, ISO 5887, 1/20 s)

50 megapixel mode

The processing, less important at 50 megapixels, makes it possible to get a rendering that is less (over) contrasted, and therefore looks more natural. But the refinement of the day’s photos is still visible. At night, the result is pretty much the same at 50 and 12.5 megapixels: there’s really no need to add definition to the photos.

OnePlus Nord 2T (wide night angle, 50 Mpx)

OnePlus Nord 2T (wide angle sun, 50 Mpx)

Ultra wide angle module: 8 megapixels, f/2.2

Compared to the Nord 2, the processing improvement provided by the OnePlus will also be noticeable in the Nord 2T. Its ultra wide-angle module makes it possible to capture shots with less accentuated contours and, as a result, more pleasing to the eye. Facing the Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G, we see more clearly, despite the failures of a few minor elements. Examining all the images shows that the smartphone is able to correct the distortion that remains visible on the periphery of Xiaomi’s shots.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (8MP, f/2.2, ISO 67, 1/100s)

The OnePlus Nord 2T

Without a doubt, the Nord 2T is better than Xiaomi’s terminal after dark. But the treatment, while trying to restore some contours, stumbles and “invents” elements, such as the character’s eye on a blue background. And at least we enjoy the shots with controlled distortion …

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (8 MP, f/2.2, ISO 10,000, 1/14 sec)

OnePlus Nord 2T (8MP, f/2.2, ISO 5020, 1/14 sec)

Front module, portrait and video modes

The Nord 2T retains the Nord 2’s 32-megapixel front photo module, whose sensor is linked to an f/2.4 wide-angle lens. There is a tendency for smoothing, but the quality is all the more satisfying as the portrait mode ensures a mostly natural clipping. It can also be personalized as needed – and comes, for those who like it, with facial beautification options. For others, this module on the front allows you to shoot 1080p at 30 fps, while on the back, it is possible to shoot videos up to 4K at 30 fps, with electronic stabilization.

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