What’s going on with this charging company? More and more handset manufacturers are trying to differentiate their new offerings based on fast charging capabilities. The consumer, especially the younger generation who are always in a rush, couldn’t be happier: there’s less downtime and better overall portability. We take a look at two new devices that try to steal the thunder when it comes to fast charging capabilities.
OnePlus North 2T 5G
My first impression: Nord 2T is one of the best mid-range phones out there, with smooth and fast performance, decent cameras and a nice mix of hardware and software in one affordable package. First, the fast charge bit; Nord 2T has the same flagship 80W SUPERVOOC fast charging that debuted on the OnePlus 10 Pro. This powers the device’s massive 4,500mAh dual-cell battery from 1-100% in 27 minutes. It only takes 15 minutes to provide power for a day – that’s 120% faster than the original OnePlus Nord.
The Nord 2T comes in two color options – Gray Shadow and Jade Fog – and two configurations – 8 GB + 128 GB priced at Rs 28,999 and 12 GB + 256 GB for Rs 33,999. With a thickness of only 8.2 mm and a weight of 190 g, the device fits comfortably in the hand. There’s a large 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, ensuring a fast and smooth scrolling experience. With HDR10+ support, users can watch videos from Netflix or Amazon Prime Video with richer colors. It is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chipset which offers an octa-core CPU with speeds up to 3GHz. For a user, this means better gaming performance, more efficient power consumption, and better temperature control with HyperEngine 5.0.
The Nord 2T stacks a powerful camera unit on the back, consisting of the same flagship 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS) as the OnePlus 10R, a 120-degree ultra-wide camera and a 2MP mono lens. At the front, we’re looking at a 32 MP front-facing sensor. Overall, the Nord 2T is a great device with everything you need, and at the right price.
Display: 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 90Hz refresh rate
Processor: MediaTek Dimension 1300
Operating System: OxygenOS12.1 (Android 12)
Memory and storage: 8/12 GB RAM, 128/256 GB storage
Camera: 50MP+8MP+2MP (rear), 32MP front camera
Battery: 4500mAh, 80W SUPERVOOC fast charging
Estimated street price: Rs 28,999 (8GB+128GB), Rs 33,999 (12GB+256GB)
iQOO Neo 6 5G
IQOO devices have a strong focus on delivering great gaming experiences. They are heavy on the specs, have bright and vibrant screens with blazing fast refresh rates, long battery life and of course fast charging. iQOO Neo 6 ticks all the boxes when it comes to a worthy phone for multimedia and gaming. It comes with 80W FlashCharge technology for the 4700mAh battery that helps to charge 50% battery in just 12 minutes. The phone is powered with Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform, 120Hz E4 AMOLED display and HDR 10+ certification to provide an amazing user experience.
The phone is equipped with 36907mm2 cascade cooling system, 1200Hz Instant Touch Sampling Rate and 4D Game Vibration with X-Axis Linear Motor to provide a superior gaming experience. Trust me, you’ll feel the difference as you scroll through menus and blast through game worlds. I didn’t experience any lag and the playback performance was great too. Full marks when it comes to performance, fast charging, display, camera and overall user experience. Highly recommended for this price range.
Screen: 6.62-inch E4 AMOLED display, 120 Hz refresh rate
Processor: Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform
Operating System: Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 12
Cameras: 64MP + 8MP + 2MP (rear), 16MP front camera
Battery: 80W FlashCharge technology with 4700mAh battery
Estimated street price: Rs 29,999 (8GB+128GB), Rs 33,999 (12GB+256GB)