POCO F3 GT vs OnePlus Nord 2 5G

The OnePlus Nord 2 and the Poco F3 GT were launched back-to-back last week. These smartphones are aimed at different audiences but are priced in the same segment. You get high-refresh-rate AMOLED displays, stereo speakers, big batteries, and bundled fast chargers with both. They also have the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC in common, although OnePlus touts a custom AI-optimised version of it that it’s calling the Dimensity 1200-AI. There are quite a few similarities between both the phones but there are also quite a few differences between both the phones.

The Nord 2 has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a camera hole in the top left corner. OnePlus offers an in-display fingerprint scanner on the Nord 2. The frame of the device is made of plastic but it doesn’t feel cheap. OnePlus has also used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection at the front and the back which helps the device look and feel premium. You get a triple-camera setup on the OnePlus Nord 2 and the camera module does remind me of the OnePlus 9R. The phone weighs 189g and packs in a 4,500mAh battery. OnePlus also ships a Warp Charge 65W charger in the box along with a transparent case.

The Poco F3 GT on the other hand has a metal frame that feels a lot more premium. You get a bigger display on the Poco F3 GT, measuring 6.67 inches. It has full-HD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and support for HDR 10+. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and so does the back of the smartphone, giving it a premium look and feel. The metal frame has the power button in the center on the right side and there are “maglev” triggers on either side of it.

There are latches, which when slid inwards, raise the trigger buttons so they can stay flush with the body when not needed for gaming. The Poco F3 GT also has dual speakers and these are Hi-Res certified. There’s an IR emitter at the top along with a microphone and a speaker. At the bottom, you’ll find the primary microphone, bottom-firing speaker, and USB Type-C port.

Both these smartphones are powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. OnePlus says it has worked with MediaTek to enhance the AI processing capabilities of the Dimensity 1200, and so it’s calling it the Dimensity 1200-AI. OnePlus claims that as a result, the Nord 2 5G has better AI performance for its cameras and display.

With the OnePlus Nord 2, you get 6GB, 8GB and 12GB RAM options along with 128GB and 256GB choices for storage. The Poco F3 GT, on the either hand, only has 6GB and 8GB RAM variants paired with 128GB or 256GB of storage. Both these devices use LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. Neither smartphone offers expandable storage, but with up to 256GB on board, I don’t see a reason to complain.

The above mentioned are the basic similarities as well as the differences between both the phones. Which one would you choose?

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