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OnePlus Nord Buds CE review – an affordable TWS with good battery life

OnePlus Nord Buds CE review – an affordable TWS with good battery life
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  • OnePlus recently launched the Nord Buds CE in India with a price tag of ₹2,299.
  • It is the most affordable true wireless earbuds from the company.
  • Here’s my review of the OnePlus Nord Buds CE that will help you decide whether you should buy the TWS earbuds or not.
OnePlus Nord Buds CE, the company’s latest true wireless earbuds (TWS) under the Nord series has been placed in the budget segment and is aimed at first-time TWS buyers.

The Nord Buds CE features an identical design to the original OnePlus Buds, the company’s first TWS launched around two years ago.

I have been using the OnePlus Nord Buds CE for a while now, and here’s my detailed review that will help you decide whether you should buy the TWS earbuds or not.
OnePlus Nord Buds CE price and availability
The OnePlus Nord Buds CE has been priced at ₹2,299 and comes in Moonlight White and Mist Grey colour options. It is available from Flipkart, the OnePlus online store and the company’s offline stores across the country.
OnePlus Nord Buds CE pros and cons

Pros
  • Price
  • Battery life
Cons
  • Earbud design
OnePlus Nord Buds CE design and comfort


The OnePlus Nord Buds CE reminds us about the original OnePlus Buds. The device comes with a glossy case with a smooth finish. It features an oval design with rounded edges.


The case weighs 33 grams, which makes it easy to carry around throughout the day. The earbuds weigh just 3.5 grams each, so you don’t have to worry about ear pain even if you use them for an extended duration.


The case comes with OnePlus branding on the front and features a LED, which lights up when you charge the case, start the pairing process or open the case to remove the earbuds.


Coming to the earbuds, they feature a glossy finish as well. They come with a long stem and an opening at the end of the earcup. Each earbud comes with a microphone and features a magnet at the end that allows you to place the earbud back in the case easily.

The earbuds come with an in-ear design, and unlike other earbuds that feature a silicone tip, you will not be able to change the tips to adjust to your ear’s shape. The earbuds were a good fit for my ear, and I could use them comfortably. However, this may not be the case for everyone.
OnePlus Nord Buds CE audio and sound quality
The OnePlus Nord Buds CE offers decent sound quality for the price. Due to the design, the earbuds do not offer noise cancellation. The earbuds come with 13.4mm titanium dynamic drivers that ensure rich audio and powerful bass.


I listened to a lot of songs using the Nord Buds CE, and I found the sound quality to be good. I listened to a variety of songs, including rap songs, pop songs and classical music. The earbuds offered powerful bass and in rap songs and captured the tones of pop music quite well.

You can choose from four modes – bass, balanced, serenade and gentle. I used the balanced mode, which, as the name suggests, offers a good balance.

You also get a game mode that ensures low latency, allowing you to use it for gaming. I used the earbuds while playing Call of Duty: Mobile and found the earbuds to offer good performance. However, there is a slight lag.
OnePlus Nord Buds CE connectivity and call quality
The OnePlus Nord Buds CE connects to the device in no time. You can download the company’s HeyMelody app on your Android or iOS phone to connect the earbuds. It takes just a few seconds to connect the earbuds to your phone.

Coming to the call quality, the earbuds offer a decent experience but there was some disturbance as the earbuds do not come with noise cancellation. However, at this price point, the earbuds offer a decent experience and can be used without any issues indoors.
OnePlus Nord Buds CE battery life and charging
The OnePlus Nord Buds CE offers a decent battery life. While the company has claimed 4.5 hours of battery life for the earbuds, during my usage, I found the battery life to be around 4 hours.

In addition to this, the case comes with a 300mAh battery that offers an additional 20 hours of battery life. The device comes with fast charge support, allowing you to get around 80 minutes of usage with just 10 minutes of charging.
Verdict
The OnePlus Nord Buds CE are a good option if you are looking for an affordable truly wireless earbuds. They offer good sound quality, battery life and a comfortable fit. The lack of silicone ear-tips may be an issue for users who have a large ear. If you have small or normal ears, you can pick the Nord Buds CE without any issue.

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