OnePlus Nord 3 Vs Realme 11 Pro Plus 5G: Which one is better?

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Realme launched its Realme 11 Pro Series in India last month wherein the brand announced two new smartphones- Realme 11 Pro and Realme 11 Pro+ 5G. The brand confirmed that going forward all its Number Pro Series will come with top-of-the-line specs and a master design. Now, today OnePlus has launched the next in the Nord lineup- the OnePlus Nord 3 5G smartphone which takes the Nord lineup a step ahead and expands the mid-range catalogue of OnePlus smartphones.

Both these smartphones come with almost similar specs and are powered by Dimensity chipsets. Let us have a look at the comparison to see which one is a better smartphone.

OnePlus Nord 3 Vs Realme 11 Pro+ 5G: Design

Realme 11 Pro+ 5G comes with a premium vegan leather design and has a flagship curved display. The design has been made in collaboration with former GUCCI designer Matteo Menotto and the Sunrise Beige variant has been inspired by the sunrise in Milan. There is also an oasis green and an astral black variant which look and feel premium. It is 8.2mm thick and there are almost no bezels on the sides. It weighs 183 grams which is lighter than OnePlus Nord 3 (weighing 191.5 grams).

The OnePlus Nord 3 has an understated design with a seamless flat display minus the plastic screen. It will come in 2 unique colors- Tempest Grey and Misty Green out of which the Grey variant has a matte finish while the green variant has a glossier look for the back. It is sleek with a thickness of 8.2mm and weighs over 190 grams.

Result- Design is more about the consumer’s personal preference. Realme 11 Pro has a totally unique master design while OnePlus Nord 3 does share some design elements with the previous Nord smartphones.

OnePlus Nord 3 Vs Realme 11 Pro+ 5G: Display

OnePlus Nord 3 as well as Realme 11 Pro+ have a similar 6.7-inch AMOLED display and a 120Hz refresh rate. The displays support 1B colors and a 20:9 aspect ratio, 90% screen-to-body ratio, and punch hole notch for selfie cameras.

On the Left is OnePlus Nord 3 and on the right, there is the realme 11 Pro+ 5G.

While most of the display specs are the same, Nord 3 supports 1450 nits peak brightness while Realme 11 Pro+ supports 950 nits peak brightness. However, the Realme smartphone comes with 2160Hz PWM dimming for a curved display panel while Nord 3 comes with 1440Hz PWM dimming.

Result- The display is almost the same, but in terms of peak brightness, the OnePlus Nord 3 is slightly better.

OnePlus Nord 3 Vs Realme 11 Pro+ 5G: Storage & RAM

The Realme 11 Pro+ comes in 2 storage models- 8GB RAM+256GB storage and 12GB RAM+256GB storage.

The OnePlus Nord 3 also comes in 2 storage configurations- 8GB RAM+128GB storage and 16GB RAM+256GB storage.

Result- OnePlus Nord 3 has more RAM, so it is slightly better.

OnePlus Nord 3 Vs Realme 11 Pro+ 5G: Performance

Both smartphones are powered by Dimensity chipsets. While Realme 11 Pro+ is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chipset, the OnePlus Nord 3 comes with the latest MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC. Although on paper, both are 8-core chipsets, Dimensity 9000 is the top-of-the-line SoC that MediaTek claims is more powerful and efficient. It has a higher CPU clock speed, higher GPU clock speed, higher memory frequency, and better AnTuTu score than Dimensity 7050.

The smartphones run Android 13 with Realme UI 4.0 on top for Realme 11 Pro+ and OxygenOS 13 on top for OnePlus Nord 3. Both devices will get 2 major Android updates and 3 years of security patches.

Result- OnePlus Nord 3 is better as it has a faster Chipset.

OnePlus Nord 3 Vs Realme 11 Pro+ 5G: Camera

OnePlus Nord 3 as well as Realme 11 Pro+ have a triple camera setup at the back. OnePlus Nord 3 has a 50MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro lens at the back. On the other hand, Realme 11 Pro+ has a 200MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro lens as a part of the rear camera setup.

In terms of a selfie camera, the Nord 3 has a 16MP lens while Realme 11 Pro+ has a 32MP selfie camera. 4K recording at 30fps is supported by both smartphones.

Result- Clearly Realme 11 Pro+ has a much better camera setup than OnePlus Nord 3.

OnePlus Nord 3 Vs Realme 11 Pro+ 5G: Battery

OnePlus Nord 3 as well as Realme 11 Pro Plus 5G pack 5000mAh batteries under the hood. The difference lies in fast charging capability as OnePlus Nord 3 supports 80W wired fast charging while Realme 11 Pro+ supports 100W wired fast charging.

Result- Realme 11 Pro+ has an edge due to faster charging speed.

OnePlus Nord 3 Vs Realme 11 Pro+ 5G: Connectivity

Both smartphones are 5G capable and come with a multitude of connectivity options.

OnePlus Nord 3 supports 5G, 4G LTE, GPRS, WiFi 6, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.3, USB Type-C 2.0, IR blaster, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, and NFC.

Realme 11 Pro+ 5G supports 5G, 4G LTE, GPRS, WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.2, USB Type-C 2.0, GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou. This one doesn’t have an IR blaster and doesn’t support dual-band WiFi.

The headphone jack is missing in both of these smartphones.

Result- OnePlus Nord 3 has a slight edge over Realme 11 Pro+.

OnePlus Nord 3 Vs Realme 11 Pro+ 5G: Price

The Realme 11 Pro+ 5G starts at Rs. 27,999 for the 8GB/256GB variant and Rs. 29,999 for the 12GB/256GB variant. OnePlus Nord 3 starts at Rs. 32,999 for the 8GB/128GB model and Rs. 36,999 for the 16GB/256GB model. OnePlus Nord is more expensive as it comes with higher RAM.

Result- If budget is a factor, Realme 11 Pro+ is better, if more RAM is needed, OnePlus Nord 3 is favorable.

OnePlus Nord 3 Vs Realme 11 Pro+ 5G: Conclusion

Both OnePlus Nord 3 and Realme 11 Pro+ 5G are good smartphones in the mid-range category. While Realme 11 Pro+ is better in terms of camera and charging speed, OnePlus Nord 3 has a faster chipset, more RAM, and better peak brightness. Realme 11 Pro+ is more affordable and comes with a master design, whereas Nord 3 has better connectivity options.

Overall, it depends on one’s personal preference and which one suits your needs better. Both Realme 11 Pro+ and OnePlus Nord 3 are well-rounded smartphones and will give a great performance in day-to-day life.

Comparison summary

  • Design-subject to consumer’s choice
  • Display– OnePlus Nord 3 is the winner
  • Storage & RAM– OnePlus Nord 3 is the winner
  • Performance- It is a tie
  • Camera- Realme 11 Pro+ 5G is the winner
  • Battery– Realme 11 Pro+ 5G is the winner
  • Connectivity- OnePlus Nord is the winner
  • Price- Realme 11 Pro+ is more affordable

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Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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