OnePlus Nord N30 SE

Key Features of Unique OnePlus N30 SE 5G

  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, 33W
  • Main camera: 50MP + 2 MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Display: 6.72 inches, IPS LCD
  • Processor: Mediatek Dimensity 6020 (7 nm)
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 5G, Wi-Fi
  • Colors: Black Satin, Cyan
  • OS: Android 13, OxygenOS 13.1

KSh 28,500 KSh 32,800

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OnePlus Nord N30 SE

OnePlus Nord N30 SE 5G price in Kenya is Kes 28,500. The device features a 6.72 inches, IPS LCD that offers adaptive refresh rate support 60Hz and has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. It is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 6020 (7 nm) chipset with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU and 4GB RAM 128GB internal storage onboard. The OnePlus Nord N30 SE has a 50 MP wide camera, 2 MP depth, and an 8 MP front-facing camera. It runs Android 13-based OxygenOS 13.1 out of the box, which is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery with 33W SuperVOOC support. The phone is available at Phoneplace Kenya in Black Satin, and Cyan colors.

Unique Selling Features of OnePlus Nord N30 SE 5G

  • Lightweight, elegant premium design
  • Generously sized 6.72-inch FHD+ Sunlight Display. The high brightness and vivid colors remain visible even in direct sunlight, making it perfect for streaming or gaming.
  • Large 5000 mAh battery that allows you to call, watch, or game for hours without frequent recharging. Additionally, 33W SUPERVOOC charging ensures speedy replenishment. You can charge up to 51% in just 30 minutes.
  • An AI-powered camera system with a 50MP primary lens
  • The Nord N30 SE runs on OxygenOS 13.1, inspired by nature. It offers better performance, faster app loading, and reduced power consumption.
  • With 36-Month Fluency Protection, your phone will stay smooth for up to three years.
  • Ultra-Volume Mode boosts the speaker output by 300%.

OnePlus Nord N30 SE 5G Price and Full Specifications

Brand  OnePlus
Model Nord N30 SE 5G
  • ·       Announced: January 29, 2024.
  • ·       Market Availability: January 31, 2024.
Retail Price Kes 28,500
Network Supports up to 5G Network
Physical Attributes
  • ·       Weight: 193g
  • ·       Dimensions: 165.6 x 76 x 8 mm (6.52 x 2.99 x 0.31 in)
  • ·       SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • ·       Build: Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back
  • ·       Colours: Black Satin, Cyan
Camera set up Main camera:

  • ·       50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.76″, 0.64µm, PDAF
  • ·       2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video Capture Capabilities: 1080p@30fps

Selfie Camera:

  • ·       8 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
  • Video      1080p@30fps
  • ·       Size: 6.72 inches
  • ·       Type: IPS LCD
  • ·       Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~392 ppi density)
  • ·       Refresh rate: 120Hz
  • ·       Screen protector: –
Processing Unit
  • ·       OS: Android 13, OxygenOS 13.1
  • ·       CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • ·       GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
  • ·       Chipset: Mediatek Dimensity 6020 (7 nm)
Memory Specifications Inbuilt Memory:

  • ·       128GB 4GB RAM
  • ·       UFS 2.2 Technology
  • ·       MicroSD: not supported.
  • ·       Accelerometer
  • ·       Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • ·       Compass
  • ·       Proximity sensor
  • ·       Gyro
  • 5G Network connectivity
  • HSPA, LTE-A (CA), 5G
  • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band
  • Bluetooth: 5.3, A2DP, LE
  • USB Type-C
  • Stereo speakers installed
  • 3.5mm jack port
Charging System
  • Li-Po 5,000 mAh, non-removable battery
  • 33W wired fast charger. 51% in 30 min.

Detailed Product Description

Physical Attributes of OnePlus Nord N30 SE 5G

While many phones have flat edges and a smooth in-hand feel, the OnePlus Nord N30 SE 5G stands out with an understated, streamlined design and minimalist camera bump brought to life by its slick Black Satin and Cyan colorway.

The handset measures 165.6 x 76 x 8 mm (6.52 x 2.99 x 0.31 in) and weighs 193g.  It may not be one of the lightest or slimmest phones, but its ergonomic design and size make it quite comfortable to handle and carry around.

Nord N30 CE 5G is made of a glass front, plastic frame, and plastic back. OnePlus cut on material costs and opted for cheap plastic to lower the cost of production and the price of the handset, considering it is all plastic with a glass front.

The phone supports up to 2 SIMs, with one slot shared with MicroSD. It features a Face+ID unlock front camera and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security enhancement to limit unauthorized access.

OnePlus Nord N30 SE Display and Entertainment

Lose yourself in your favorite movies and shows with a massive 6.72-inch IPS LCD and 60 Hz adaptive refresh rate that saves on the battery to binge-watch longer. And for the whole cinematic experience, put your headphones away and tune in to the booming dual stereo speakers.

With 1080 x 2400 pixels and a 20:9 ratio (~392 ppi density) resolution, rest assured of an immersive cinematic experience as you watch your favorite shows on YouTube or get busy with gaming.


Flex your digits and dive into an immersive, overpowered gaming experience by OxygenOS 13. It has gamer-friendly features, including Quick Start and Gaming Tools, with Game Focus Mode and our improved GPA Frame Stabilizer for lag-free domination.

Need Quality, Max Volume?

Hear all your alerts and leave your portable speakers at home with 200% Ultra Volume Mode. No distortion, no buzzing, just your favorite audio as live and loud as you want it to be.

Performance on the OnePlus Handset


If you multitask, then the OnePlus Nord N30 SE is your ideal phone. With up to 4GB of expandable virtual RAM and a decent Mediatek Dimensity 6020 (7 nm) chipset, you will seamlessly swipe and switch between apps at blistering speed. The MediaTek Dimensity 6020 is an 8-core chipset that was announced on March 13, 2023, and is manufactured using a 7-nanometer process technology. It features 2 cores of Cortex-A76 at 2200 MHz and 6 cores of Cortex-A55 at 2000 MHz.

It is a mid-range processor suitable for devices that aim to provide a balance between performance and power efficiency. The chipset and its processing unit are well equipped for 5G rigors of connectivity, 2K video capture, fast processing, and overall good performance when put to task. Performance-wise, the Dimensity 6020 has a NanoReview score of 39, with specific scores for CPU performance at 33, gaming performance at 21, and battery life at 85.


The device runs on the latest Android 13 OS, alongside OxygenOS 13.1 User Interface, for customization. OnePlus Nord N30 CE 5G gets one major Android update and three years of security updates. Your OnePlus Nord Core Edition experience lasts as long as you need it.

OxygenOS 13.1 allows you to play games and listen to music simultaneously without interrupting the game by simply calling out the Game Assistant. It lives up to the minimalistic UI tag, with well-loved features OxygenOS is known for.

There is no bloatware. It has features such as hidden space, Zen mode, and Smart sidebar, which work well. OxygenOS 13.1 has a great battery life, display and processor, haptics, and charging speeds, making it feel snappy and premium. As the user, you will have no dull moment as you maximize an optimal experience with the Android 13 OS and OxygenOS 13.1

Decent Camera set-up

The main camera is the stand-out feature of the OnePlus device. It features a dual camera set-up consisting of the following:

  • 50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.76″, 0.64µm, PDAF primary camera;
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) lens
  • 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm selfie lens.
Main Camera
  • 50 MP Wide Lens (f/1.8): Captures detailed shots with good low-light performance.
  • 2 MP Depth Sensor: Helps create portrait mode shots with bokeh effects.
Camera Modes and Features
  • Night Mode: Enhances low-light photography by reducing noise and improving clarity.
  • 3x Zoom: Allows you to get closer to your subjects without compromising image quality.
  • Macro Mode: Ideal for capturing close-up shots of small objects.
Other key features of the camera setup
  • Dual View Video: Simultaneously records from both front and rear cameras.
  • Text Scanner: Extracts text from images for easy copying or translation.
  • Customization Options: Adjust settings like watermark, grid, and shooting methods.
  • Additional Tips and Tricks: Quickly access the camera by double-pressing the volume or power buttons.
  • Explore the Google Lens, retouch, and filter options within the camera app.
  • Customize your camera experience based on your preferences.

The OnePlus Nord N30 SE aims to provide a balance between performance and affordability, making it a great choice for photography enthusiasts. It is affordable and versatile with a decent camera package installed to get things done.

Network and Connectivity

Enjoy fast uploading and downloading speed on the network with the 5G-enabled handsets. The smartphone is a beast regarding connectivity, saving you time as you get to do what matters most to you.

For internet connectivity, use Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band for fast connection and maximization of the internet to browse the internet, download files and apps, update applications, and communicate with others online using available WIFI connections.

Pair with other devices, such as your Smart TV or BT headset, using the latest 5.3, A2DP, LE version installed on the OnePlus Nord N30 SE.

For fast downloading and uploading of data, use the Type C Port, which also serves as a charging unit for the wired fast charger.


OnePlus Nord N30 SE 5G boasts impressive battery features and efficient power management. It is equipped with a 5000mAh battery, providing ample power for extended usage. The typical battery capacity is 5000mAh, while the rated value is 4880mAh.

Charging Speed

The phone supports 33W SUPERVOOC fast charging technology, allowing you to charge your device quickly. Boost your battery up to 51% in just half an hour.

Battery Life

With its large battery capacity, you can call, watch, or game for hours without worrying about frequent recharging. The non-removable battery ensures consistent performance throughout the day.

Efficient Power Management

The OxygenOS 13.1 operating system optimizes power consumption, resulting in better performance and reduced energy usage. OnePlus Nord N30 SE offers a smooth experience with faster app loading and improved efficiency, giving less strain that drains the battery.

Overall, the OnePlus Nord N30 SE strikes a balance between performance, affordability, and battery life.

OnePlus Nord N30 SE 5G Pros and Cons

  • 5G enabled
  • Decent overall photo quality with the camera set-up
  • Great battery life
  • Fast recharging support
  • Solid stereo speakers support
  • Headphone 3.5mm jack port supported
  • Relatively thin and attractive display
  • Decent gaming experience.
  • IPS LCD has poor color calibration and relatively low brightness.
  • No ultra-wide camera
  • Lacks 4K video recording
  • The phone suffers from occasional lags and stutters when subjected to intensive use
  • Poor build quality, especially with the plastic
  • Display lacks Gorilla screen protector
  • LCD with poor color calibration and relatively low brightness.
  • No MicroSD supported
  • OnePlus Nord N30 SE has no wireless or reverse charging support.

 Our Verdict

Overall, we like the OnePlus Nord N30 SE 5G. It is an outstanding device that ticks most boxes for a user in 2024 keen on technological advancement, the latest OS, 5G connectivity, long-lasting battery, robust performance based on a superior Chipset, decent memory space, and lasting battery to minimize disruption and recharging frequencies. It offers a cheaper alternative to OnePlus Nord N30 5G if you are on a tight budget, but love sticking with the Nord N30 series.

However, OnePlus could have done better with a better screen type, such as AMOLED, for a better user experience. The display has a 60Hz refresh rate (not great for gaming), and an average camera setup with no 4K video recording capabilities. The plastic build makes it look and feel cheap. The lack of an IP rating and no screen protector raise concerns about the versatility and durability of the phone.

Alternative Handsets

  • Samsung Galaxy A55
  • Infinix Note 30 5G
  • Tecno Camon 30 Premier 30
  • OnePlus Nord N30 5G

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