OnePlus Nord N10 5G has been named the best budget phone for 2021 by Consumer Reports. The OnePlus Nord N100 has also been named the best phone for all-day battery life by a US non-profit organization known for conducting in-depth consumer-oriented research. Although they prefer both the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and the OnePlus Nord N100 in their latest list of the best smartphones of 2021, Consumer Reports does not emphasize the fact that both phones do not qualify for two-year updates. of the operating system and three years of security updates, this is the case with most other Android smartphones on the market.
User reports said in his report that OnePlus Nord N10 5G received an “Excellent Rating” for its performance and was noted to have a “very impressive” battery life, which lasted 41.5 hours of testing. The report includes the lack of a waterproof design as a major drawback of the OnePlus phone. In addition, the Nord N10 5G’s cameras are said to be “far behind the package” and do not include the hardware needed for faster mmWave connectivity.
The case is similar with OnePlus Nord N100 , which was called for the “epic amount of battery life” – achieved 48.5 hours in the test conducted by Consumer Reports. The report says that the OnePlus Nord N100 has some of the lowest rated cameras.
However, for both the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and the OnePlus Nord N100, both reported for the first time from 9to5Google, Consumer Reports doesn’t mention anything about limited software support, which is just as important as captivating performance and longer battery life. The phones were released with Android 10 last year and are eligible to receive only one operating system update. This is unlike many other smartphones – even budget phones – which receive two years of operating system updates and three years of security updates.
OnePlus in 2018 announced that it will follow the traditional software maintenance and upgrade cycle, offering “two years of regular software updates from the launch date of the phone (T release dates will be taken into account), including new features, Android versions, Android bug fixes and bug fixes and additional year Android patch patches updates every 2 months. However, this cycle does not seem to be applicable to the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and OnePlus Nord N100.
It is also unclear how long OnePlus phones will receive security patches. OnePlus Nord N10 5G and OnePlus Nord N100 did it receive a security update from February 2021 last month, although they will still receive the security adjustment for this month.
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