OnePlus has launched its latest Nord-branded handset, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G, in India. With a Snapdragon 695 system-on-chip (SoC), the device succeeds the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G, which was released in 2021. Its key competitor is the Realme 10 Pro 5G, which also debuted last year. Both models have similar prices and impressive specifications, so let’s compare the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G and Realme 10 Pro 5G to see what’s different between them.
Price in India
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is available in two configurations: 8GB RAM 128GB and 8GB RAM 256GB. The base model costs Rs. 19,999, while the top-end variant with 256GB storage is priced at Rs. 21,999. It comes in Pastel Lime and Chromatic Gray colour options. In contrast, the Realme 10 Pro 5G’s base 6GB RAM 128GB storage model costs Rs. 18,999, while the 8GB RAM 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 19,999. It is available in Dark Matter, Hyperspace, and Nebula Blue colour options.
Both smartphones come with dual-SIM (Nano) support. The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G runs on Android 13 with OxygenOS 13.1, while the Realme 10 Pro 5G has Realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13. In terms of display, the OnePlus offering features a 6.72-inch full-HD (1,080×2,400 pixels) LCD display with a dynamic refresh rate of 120Hz. The Realme 10 Pro 5G also has a similar 6.72-inch curved AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate.
Under the hood, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G and Realme 10 Pro 5G have Snapdragon 695 SoCs, paired with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM. Inbuilt RAM in both models can be expanded up to 16GB using free storage to improve performance.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G and Realme 10 Pro 5G have different rear camera setups. The triple rear camera unit of OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G includes a 108-megapixel Samsung HM6 sensor, a 2-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the other hand, the Realme 10 Pro 5G sports a dual rear camera setup, also with a 108-megapixel Samsung HM6 primary sensor and a 2-megapixel portrait sensor. On the front, both models flaunt a 16-megapixel sensor and use a hole-punch display design.
In terms of storage, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G offers up to 256GB UFS 2.2 storage that can be expanded up to 1TB using a microSD card. Meanwhile, the Realme 10 Pro 5G comes with up to 128GB of UFS 2.2 onboard storage, which is expandable via microSD card up to 1TB. They also feature side-mounted fingerprint sensors for authentication.
In the battery compartment, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 67W SuperVOOC wired charging. The charging technology is claimed to charge the battery from zero to 80 percent in just 30 minutes. Meanwhile, the Realme 10 Pro 5G is also backed by a 5,000mAh battery, but comes with a slower 33W SuperVOOC fast charging that’s said to deliver up to 50 percent charge in as little as 20 minutes.
|OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G||Realme 10 Pro 5G|
|Display||6.72-inch LCD||6.72-inch AMOLED|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 695||Qualcomm Snapdragon 695|
|Rear Camera||108-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel||108-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel|
|RAM||8GB||6GB, 8GB, 12GB|
|OS||Android 13 with OxygenOS 13.1||Realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13|
As shown in the comparison table above, the major differences between the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G and the Realme 10 Pro 5G are the camera setup and the display technology. However, the Realme 10 Pro 5G offers more RAM options, while the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G has a larger inbuilt storage capacity and supports faster wired charging.
Overall, both smartphones have similar specifications and features, and the choice between them is likely to come down to individual preferences.