OnePlus Nord 2 vs POCO F3 GT price and specs comparison via Revu Philippines

OnePlus Nord 2 vs POCO F3 GT: How they compare on paper

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Yesterday, now-OPPO sub-brand OnePlus took the wraps off the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, which features the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G platform and a 90Hz AMOLED screen, among other highlights.

The Nord 2 is already available in some countries, including the Philippines, where the handset is priced as low as P21,990 (around $438 converted) for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage and P25,990 ($518) for the 12GB/256GB model. In India, the 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 12GB/256GB versions go on sale for ₹27,999 (P18,883 or $376), ₹29,999 (P20,232 or $403), and ₹34,999 (P23,604 or $470), respectively.

Earlier today, Xiaomi answered right back with the announcement of the POCO F3 GT, which, as expected, is a rebadged Redmi K40 Gaming Edition. Interestingly, the F3 GT pairs a Dimensity 1200 with an OLED display as well, although the latter is larger and faster than what the Nord 2 has, coming in at 6.67 inches across and operating at 120Hz. Here’s how much the POCO F3 GT costs in India:

  • 6GB + 128GB: ₹26,999 (around P18,231 or $363)
  • 8GB + 128GB: ₹28,999 (P19,560 or $390)
  • 8GB + 256GB: ₹30,999 (P20,909 or $416)

Understandably, given POCO’s global reputation as a disruptive force in the smartphone space, those prices are a little more aggressive than what the competition is asking for. But both devices — at least on paper — do seem to make an argument for skipping high-priced flagships from traditional players like Apple and Samsung. And if you’re wondering how the POCO F3 GT and OnePlus Nord 2 stack up against each other, check out the specs chart below.

OnePlus Nord 2POCO F3 GT
6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED, FHD+, 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, Corning Gorilla Glass 56.67-inch OLED screen, FHD+, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
6nm octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor with 5G6nm octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor with 5G
128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage (non-expandable)128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage (non-expandable)
Triple rear cameras: 50-megapixel main, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and 2-megapixel macroTriple rear cameras: 64-megapixel main, 8-megapixel ultra-wide/macro, and 2-megapixel macro
32-megapixel front camera16-megapixel front camera
Under-display fingerprint sensorSide-mounted fingerprint sensor
4,500mAh battery with 65-watt USB-C fast charging5,065mAh battery with 67-watt USB-C fast charging
Based on Android 11Based on Android 11

OnePlus Nord 2 vs POCO F3 GT: A specs comparison

On paper, the F3 GT has the clear advantage in terms of features and price, especially when you consider some of its gaming-focused features, such as the pop-up shoulder buttons on the side and the higher refresh rate. The POCO also has more megapixels at the back, but the front-facing camera of the Nord 2 is sharper with twice the megapixels.

In terms of battery life, the 5,065mAh cell of the POCO F3 GT may seem like a winner, but take note that the OnePlus Nord 2’s smaller and slower panel should prove to be less taxing on its 4,500mAh battery. Both the F3 GT and Nord 2 support fast charging at up to 67 and 65 watts, respectively. Considering the OnePlus’ smaller battery, though, it will probably top up faster under the same conditions as the F3 GT.

So, which phone are you getting? Or are you saving up for some other “flagship killer”? Let us know in the comments.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G


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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.