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Huawei Nova 7 5G vs OnePlus Nord specs comparison

We’re now seeing more and more 5G-capable smartphones in the market, and the most popular right now are those that carry competitive specs and price tags. For this comparison, we have two of them — the Huawei Nova 7 5G and the OnePlus Nord. Which one has the better specs? Let’s find out.

Huawei Nova 7 5GOnePlus Nord
6.53-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) OLED display, 403ppi6.44-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) 90Hz Fluid AMOLED display, 408ppi, HDR10+
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Huawei Kirin 985 2.58GHz octa-core CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 765G 2.4GHz octa-core CPU
Mali-G77 GPUAdreno 620 GPU
128GB, 256GB UFS 3.064GB, 128GB, 256GB UFS 2.1
Quad-rear cameras:
• 64MP F1.8 main
• 8MP F2.4 ultra-wide
• 8MP F2.4 telephoto
• 2MP F2.4 macro
Quad-rear cameras:
• 48MP F1.8, OIS main
• 8MP F2.3 ultrawide
• 5MP F2.4 depth
• 2MP F2.4 macro
32MP F2.0 front cameraDual-front cameras:
• 32MP F2.4 main
• 8MP F2.5 ultrawide
5G, 4G LTE5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.1Bluetooth 5.1
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
Fingerprint scanner (in-display)Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
EMUI 10.1 (Android 10)Oxygen OS 10.5 (Android 10)
4,000mAh battery w/ 40W SuperCharge4,115mAh battery w/ 30W Warp Charge 30T
160.64 x 74.33 x 7.96 mm158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm
180 g184 g

Summary of advantages

Huawei Nova 7 5G:
• Better performing CPU
• Better performing storage
• Higher main camera resolution
• Telephoto camera
• Faster charging tech

OnePlus Nord:
• 90Hz refresh rate
• HDR10+ support
• Corning Gorilla Glass 5
• Depth sensing camera
• 8MP ultra-wide selfie camera
• Larger battery capacity
• Google Mobile Services

The two devices have almost identical screen sizes, with just a 0.09-inch difference. The Nova 7 5G has an OLED panel while the Nord has an AMOLED. Both will provide good viewing experiences and punchy colors. However, the Nord takes it up a notch with its smooth 90Hz panel, support for HDR10+, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

For the cameras, both have quad-rear cameras, making them versatile shooters. However, the Nova 7 5G has a higher main camera resolution and a dedicated telephoto lens. The Nord, on the other hand, has a dedicated depth-sensing camera for better portrait shots with blurred backgrounds.

Selfie-wise, both have a 32MP shooter, but the Nord has an 8MP ultrawide, which is handy for those who want to take group selfie or against a scenic background.

For their memory capacities, the Nova 7 5G is only available at 8GB, while the Nord is available in 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB.


For storage, the Nord offers 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB UFS 2.1, however, the Nova 7 5G only has two models but with a faster 128GB and 256GB UFS 3.1.

When it comes to their chipsets, the Nova 7 5G has a more powerful Kirin 985 with Mali-G77 GPU, which is almost flagship level but below the Kirin 990. In comparison, the Nord uses a premium mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with Adreno 620 GPU.

We’re yet to benchmark both devices, but based on Kimovil’s tests, the Nova 7 5G scored 411,593 in AnTuTu, while the Nord got 312,455.

For their operating systems, both run custom UIs based on Android 10. The Nord uses Google Mobile Services, while the Nova 7 5G uses Huawei Mobile Services. Those who need Google services out of the box will like the Nord better.

As for the battery, the Nord has a larger 4,115mAh capacity compared to the Nova 7 5G’s 4,000mAh. However, the latter has a faster 40W SuperCharge, compared to the former’s 30W Warp Charge 30T.

For the price, the Nova 7 5G is priced at PHP 23,990 for the 8GB + 256GB model. The Nord, on the other hand, is yet to launch in the country officially, but reports point to a PHP 22K price tag for the 8GB + 128GB model, and PHP 26K for the 12GB + 256GB.

Which one to get?

If you want better performance, a higher resolution primary rear camera, and faster-charging tech, without spending above PHP 24K, the Nova 7 5G is for you.

But if you want a better viewing experience from the display, ultrawide selfies, GMS out of the box, and if you have a lower budget, there’s Nord device for you. If you need a much bigger RAM and more storage, and a bigger budget, the Nord is here for you as well.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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2 Responses

  1. joberta says:

    Nova 7 5G wins. The nord is just oppo reno 4 tweaked.

  2. Asma Harshi says:

    If you’ve long coveted a OnePlus phone but bemoaned the rising price of the company’s flagships, this is the one you’ve been waiting for OnePlus Nord 5G -with 256GB,12GB RAM.

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