OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite: Waterproof, IR Blaster – A Super Guide

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OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite is the latest model in the Core Edition range of smartphones. It features a 6.72-inch 120Hz LCD screen with Gorilla Glass protection, a 108-megapixel main camera, a 5000mAh battery, and 67W SuperVOOC fast charging. In the US, it is sold as OnePlus Nord 30.

Welcome to our complete guide to the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite, the most affordable 2023 OnePlus smartphone. On this page, we cover everything you need to know about this mobile device, including its specifications, price, release date, and more.

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite: brief information

  • OS: Android 13
  • Release Date: 2023
  • Network Type: 2G/3G/4G/5G
  • Display: 6.72-inch, 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
  • Processor: Snapdragon 695
  • Selfie Camera: 16 MP
  • Rear camera: 108 MP
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • ROM: 256 GB
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite is sold in the US as OnePlus Nord 30.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite is sold in the US as OnePlus Nord 30.

Detailed specifications

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE.
  • 5G mobile network bands: NSA/SA
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
  • Software / OS: OxygenOS 13.1 based on Android 13

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 165.5 x 76 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 195g
  • Display: 6.72 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 120 Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD screen, Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • Colours: Chromatic Gray. Pastel Lime.
  • Physical Build: Plastic frame; plastic back panel.

Internal Hardware Specs

  • CPU/Processor: 64-bit, 2.2 GHz Octa-core
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
  • GPU/Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 619.
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Extended/Virtual RAM: 8 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB / 256 GB UFS 2.2
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 1 TB (shared slot)

Photography, Video Recording

  • Main Camera: 108 MP main sensor + 2MP macro lens + 2 MP depth sensor, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front Camera: 16 MP, fixed focus, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo speakers speaker
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Mo.

Phone Sensors

  • Digital Compass: Yes.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; side+mounted in Power key.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Blaster: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth Version: 5.1, aptX HD
  • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
  • USB: microUSB v2.0. Type-C. USB-OTG.
  • NFC: Yes.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Polymer 5000 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 67W SuperVOOC fast charging
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Version/Number: CPH2467, CPH2465.

Launch/Release Dates and Information

  • Announced: April 4, 2023
  • Release Date: April 16, 2023

Prices in the USA, UK, and EU

  • USA: from $240 (OnePlus Nord 30)
  • United Kingdom (UK): from £330
  • European Union (EU): from €300

The above prices may change with time from country to country, as market forces and economic policies influence product price movements.

Does OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite have Google Play Store?

It supports Google Services and software applications, including Play Store and Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and others.

Will OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite work in the USA?

In the United States, it is sold as OnePlus Nord 30 and is supported on US GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile and other networks riding on their networks. It does not support CDMA networks. Do make inquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on their service.

Is OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite waterproof?

The Nord CE 3 Lite is not waterproof. It has no ingress protection. Keep it away from splashes of water. Do not dunk it in water.

Does OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite have an IR blaster?

Not at all. The Nord CE 3 Lite does not have an IR Blaster.

Is OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite dual SIM?

The Nord CE 3 Lite is a dual Nano-SIM smartphone. One of the SIM slots is a hybrid slot, though, meaning you can either put a SIM card or a microSD card in it.

What does the CE stand for in OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite?

OnePlus says the CE stands for “Core Edition”.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

Not available.

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