OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ 5G vs Xiaomi 11i 5G: Price in India, Specifications Compared

Both OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G and Realme 9 Pro+ were launched this week.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ 5G vs Xiaomi 11i 5G: Price in India, Specifications Compared

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G and Realme 9 Pro+ were both launched in February

Highlights
  • OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G price in India starts at Rs. 23,999
  • Xiaomi 11i offers the fastest charging among the three phones at 67W
  • Realme 9 Pro+ runs on Android 12 unlike the OnePlus and Xiaomi handsets

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G was launched in India today as the latest midrange smartphone from the Chinese smartphone maker. The smartphone is equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC and a 6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is a successor to the OnePlus Nord CE 5G — it runs on Android 11 like its predecessor, with the company's OxygenOS 11 skin running on top. The smartphone also features a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card slot.

In this article, we have compared OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G price in India and specifications with two of its top competitors: Realme 9 Pro+ 5G and Xiaomi 11i 5G.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ 5G vs Xiaomi 11i 5G: Price in India

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G price in India starts at Rs 23,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model, while the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 24,999. The smartphone will be available in Bahama Blue and Grey Mirror colours according to OnePlus.

In comparison, the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G was launched on February 16 for Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model, while the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 28,999. The Realme 9 Pro+ is available in Aurora Green, Midnight Black, and Sunrise Blue colourways.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi 11i 5G was launched in India in January with a price tag of Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model, while the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model is priced at Rs. 26,999. Xiaomi 11i 5G is sold in Camo Green, Pacific Pearl, Purple Mist, and Stealth Black colour options.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ 5G vs Xiaomi 11i 5G: Specifications

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G, Realme 9 Pro+ 5G, and Xiaomi 11i 5G all come with dual-SIM connectivity. Both Xiaomi 11i 5G and OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G run on Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition and OxygenOS 11 skins on top, respectively. On the other hand, Realme 9 Pro+ runs on Android 12 out of the box with Realme UI 3.0 on top.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G sports a 6.43-inch (1,080x2,400) full-HD+ Fluid AMOLED display while the Realme 9 Pro+ features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1,080x2,400 pixels) Super AMOLED screen. Meanwhile, Xiaomi 11i 5G is equipped with a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1,080x2,400 pixels) Super AMOLED display. All three handsets come with a 90Hz refresh rate, while Realme 9 Pro+ and Xiaomi 11 offer a touch sampling rate of 180Hz and 360Hz, respectively.

Under the hood, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC, paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Meanwhile, both Realme 9 Pro+ 5G and Xiaomi 11i 5G are equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC, paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM.

On the camera front, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G sports a triple camera setup featuring a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.7 aperture lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera with a 119-degree field of view and an f/2.2 aperture lens, and a 2-megapixel macro camera with an f/2.4 aperture lens. It also features a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front.

On the other hand, Realme 9 Pro+ is equipped with a 50-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 lens, an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 ultra-wide lens. and a 2-megapixel macro shooter. Like the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is equipped with a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 11i 5G sports a triple camera setup with a 108-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.89 lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The smartphone comes with a 16-megapixel camera in the front, with an f/2.45 aperture lens.

Both the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G and Xiaomi 11i 5G come with 128GB of UFS 2.2 inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via a microSD (up to 1TB) via a dedicated card slot. Meanwhile, Realme 9 Pro+ 5G offers up to 256GB of UFS 2.2 inbuilt storage.

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G runs on a 4,500mAh battery, which supports 65W SuperVOOC fast charging, while the packs a 4,500mAh battery that supports up to 60W SuperDart fast charging. Meanwhile, Xiaomi 11i 5G is equipped with a 5,160mAh battery that offers fast charging at 67W, according to the company.


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Realme 9 Pro+ 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G vs Xiaomi Mi 11i comparison
  Realme 9 Pro+ 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Xiaomi Mi 11i
Ratings
Overall NDTV Rating-
Design Rating-
Display Rating-
Software Rating-
Performance Rating-
Battery Life Rating-
Camera Rating-
Value for Money Rating-
Key Specs
Display6.40-inch6.40-inch6.67-inch
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 920MediaTek Dimensity 900Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Front Camera16-megapixel 16-megapixel 20-megapixel
Rear Camera50-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel 64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel 108-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM6GB, 8GB6GB, 8GB8GB
Storage128GB, 256GB128GB128GB, 256GB
Battery Capacity4500mAh4500mAh4520mAh
OSAndroid 12Android 11Android 11
Resolution1080x2400 pixels1080x2400 pixels1080x2400 pixels
GENERAL
BrandRealmeOnePlusXiaomi
Model9 Pro+ 5GNord CE 2 5GMi 11i
Release dateFebruary 16, 2022February 17, 2022March 29, 2021
Launched in IndiaYesYesNo
Dimensions (mm)160.20 x 73.30 x 7.99160.60 x 73.20 x 7.80163.70 x 76.40 x 7.80
Weight (g)182.00173.00196.00
Battery capacity (mAh)450045004520
Fast chargingProprietarySuper VOOCProprietary
ColoursAurora Green, Midnight Black, Sunrise BlueBahama Blue, Grey MirrorCelestial Silver, Cosmic Black, Frosty White
Wireless charging-No-
DISPLAY
Refresh Rate90 Hz90 Hz-
Screen size (inches)6.406.406.67
Resolution1080x2400 pixels1080x2400 pixels1080x2400 pixels
Protection typeGorilla GlassGorilla Glass-
Aspect ratio20:920:920:9
Pixels per inch (PPI)409409-
HARDWARE
Processorocta-coreocta-coreocta-core
Processor makeMediaTek Dimensity 920MediaTek Dimensity 900Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM6GB, 8GB6GB, 8GB8GB
Internal storage128GB, 256GB128GB128GB, 256GB
Expandable storage-Yes-
Expandable storage type-microSD-
Expandable storage up to (GB)-1024-
Dedicated microSD slot-Yes-
CAMERA
Rear camera50-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)64-megapixel (f/1.7) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)108-megapixel (f/1.75) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)
No. of Rear Cameras333
Rear autofocusYesYesYes
Rear flashYesYesYes
Front camera16-megapixel (f/2.4)16-megapixel (f/2.4)20-megapixel (f/2.45)
No. of Front Cameras111
SOFTWARE
Operating systemAndroid 12Android 11Android 11
SkinRealme UI 3.0OxygenOS 11MIUI 12
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax802.11 ax802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
BluetoothYes, v 5.20Yes, v 5.20Yes, v 5.20
USB Type-CYesYesYes
Number of SIMs222
NFC-YesYes
Active 4G on both SIM cards-Yes-
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYes
5GYesYesYes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYes
5GYesYes-
SENSORS
In-Display Fingerprint SensorYesYes-
Compass/ MagnetometerYesYesYes
Proximity sensorYesYesYes
AccelerometerYesYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYesYes
GyroscopeYesYesYes
Face unlock--Yes
Fingerprint sensor--Yes
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good build quality
  • Very good battery life
  • Expandable storage
  • Wide 5G band coverage
  • Vivid display
  • Cameras are decent for stills
  • Bad
  • No alert slider
  • Average video recording performance
Display 6.40-inch
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 900
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 6GB, 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
OS Android 11
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Crisp AMOLED display
  • Loud stereo speakers
  • Slim and light design
  • Excellent battery life and fast charging
  • Impressive low-light camera performance
  • Runs Android 12
  • Bad
  • Too many preinstalled apps
Display 6.40-inch
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 920
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 50-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 6GB, 8GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
OS Android 12
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
Display 6.67-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Front Camera 20-megapixel
Rear Camera 108-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB
Battery Capacity 4520mAh
OS Android 11
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
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