OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite vs iQOO Z7: Ultimate 5G Phones – Who Wins?

Today (11 April 23), OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G making a grand entry into the Indian market, launching via Amazon at 12 PM. It is priced at Rs 18,999 with free complimentary OnePlus Nord wireless Buds CE worth Rs 2,299. In this mid-range segment, Nord CE 3 Lite competes with vivo iQOO Z7, which is also priced at Rs 18,999. Let’s jump into a full detail comparison OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite vs iQOO Z7.

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite vs iQOO Z7

Comparison OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G vs vivo iQOO Z7 5G

Display:

Nord CE 3 Lite 5G comes with a 6.72 inches 120Hz IPS LCD with a resolution of 1080 x 2412 pixels and 360Hz touch sampling rate. On the other, iQOO Z7 has 6.38 inches 90Hz AMOLED with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a 360Hz touch sampling rate. 

Winner: OnePlus Nord CE has a larger and faster display than the iqoo Z7.

Processor: 

Nord CE 3 Lite 5G powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm) processor with Adreno 619 GPU. On the other, iQOO Z7 has Mediatek Dimensity 920 (6 nm) processor with Mali-G68 MC4. 

Winner: iQOO Z7 has a more powerful processor than the OnePlus Nord CE.

Performance: 

Both phones come with almost similar specs RAM (6GB/8GB) and internal memory with UFS 2.2 storage and a dedicated memory microSDXC slot.

Winner: OnePlus Nord CE has an extended (8GB*) RAM feature that can boost its performance by using additional virtual RAM.

Camera:

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G has a triple rear camera of a 108 MP primary lens with an aperture of f/1.7, a 2 MP microscope lens, and a 2 MP depth lens. The microscope lens has an aperture of f/3.3 and can magnify small objects up to 30x without any noise. The depth lens has an aperture of f/2.4 and can create a bokeh effect for portraits.

The front camera comes with 16 MP which can record videos at 1080p@30fps. The primary rear camera can record videos at 1080p@30fps- No 4K video recording.

Features: AI Scene Enhancement, Dual-view Video, Bokeh Flare Portrait and Motion Control

The iqoo z7 5G has a dual rear camera of a 64 MP primary lens with an aperture of f/1.79 and a 2 MP depth lens. The primary camera features optical image stabilization (OIS) that can reduce blur and shake in photos and videos. The depth camera has an aperture of f/2.4 and can also create a bokeh effect for portraits.

The front camera comes with 16 MP which can record videos at 1080p@30fps. The primary rear camera can record videos at 4K@30fps or 1080p@30fps.

Features: Hybrid Image Stabilization, Vlog Movie, Dual-View Video and Bokeh Flare Portrait.

Winner: Nord CE 3 Lite has a higher resolution main camera than the Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable; charging: wired – 67W but doesn’t have the optical image stabilization feature and cant record 4K videos

Battery:

Both phones have a huge battery, Nord CE 3 Lite has 5000 mAh with 67W fast charge and iQOO Z7 to a500 mAh with 44W fast charge.

Winner: OnePlus Nord CE has a larger battery capacity and faster charging speed than the iQOO Z7.

Other feature:

The OnePlus Nord CE has a motion control feature that allows you to use gestures to control games and apps.

Full Specifications
FeatureOnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5GiQOO Z7 5G
Display6.72 inches IPS LCD, 1080 x 2412 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate6.38 inches AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm), octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver)MediaTek Dimensity 920 (6 nm), octa-core (2×2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
RAM8GB LPDDR4X6GB or 8GB
Storage128GB UFS 2.2, microSDXC slot128GB UFS 2.2, microSDXC slot
Rear CameraTriple: 108 MP (wide), f/1.7, AF + 2 MP (microscope), f/3.3 + 2 MP (depth), f/2.4; LED flash, HDR, panorama; video: 1080p@30fpsDual: 64 MP (wide), f/1.79, PDAF, OIS + 2 MP (depth), f/2.4; LED flash, HDR, panorama; video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Front CameraSingle: 16 MP (wide), f/2.0; HDR, panorama; video: 1080p@30fpsSingle: 16 MP (wide), f/2.0; video: 1080p@30fps
BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable; charging: wired – 67WLi-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable; charging: wired -44W
OSAndroid 13, OxygenOS 13.1Android 13, Funtouch OS
Other FeaturesFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass; dual SIM (Nano-SIM); Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC; USB Type-C; IP54 rating; dual stereo speakers; motion control; extended RAM up to additional +8GB virtual RAMFingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass; hybrid dual SIM (Nano-SIM); Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS; USB Type-C; IP54 rating; dual stereo speakers
Buy NowAmazonAmazon

Both these phones are excellent and value for money, pick your phone with your preferences and needs like OS, Camera, Battery and Performance.

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