OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G in Kenya

The OnePlus Nord CE 3 price in Kenya starts at Ksh 58,500. It features a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 1080 x 2412 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by an Octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G (6 nm) chipset with Adreno 642L  GPU and supports 5G network connectivity. The Nord CE 3 5G 5G packs a 16 MP selfie camera and a triple main camera setup consisting of 50MP + 8MP + 2MP and 16 MP lenses. The phone is available in Aqua Surge and Gray Shimmer colors. Buy the Nord CE 3 at Titanium.

OnePlus Nord CE 3 specs and price in Kenya

Price in Kenya Ksh. 58,500
Display 6.7 inches, AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G (6 nm)
Sim Card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Connectivity GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
OS Android 13, OxygenOS 13.1
ROM 128GB, 256GB
Card Slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Camera 50 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
Selfie 16 MP
3.5mm jack Yes
USB Port USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Fingerprint under the display, optical
Battery Li-Po 5,000 mAh
Charging Fast charging, 80W wired, 1-61% in 15 min
Colors Aqua Surge, Gray Shimmer

Design and Build

The phone is as elegant and sleek as they come. It measures 162.7 x 75.5 x 8.2 mm and weighs 184g, making it exceptionally comfortable for portability and handling when playing a game, texting, chatting on social media, or making lengthy phone calls.

A centered punch hole dominates the front, while the back is plastic, with unmistakable OnePlus-branded aesthetics. An under-display optical fingerprint scanner is vital in enhancing the phone’s security from unauthorized access.


A massive and impressive 6.7-inch IPS LCD dominates the handset’s front end. At 120Hz, it is one of the best displays available on mid-tier phones, boasting a 120 Hz refresh rate and 1080 x 2412 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~394 ppi density) resolution. With such a great display, the user is assured of a great time playing games, consuming, and engaging in constructive work.


Take awesome selfies on the front-facing 16 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide), 1.0µm camera, capable of recording 1080p@30/60fps videos (gyro-EIS supported).

The main camera packs an impressive:

  • 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS primary camera
  • 8 MP, f/2.2, 112˚ (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm supporting camera
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) sensor.

Takes your best shots of places, people and moments on the faultless OnePlus Nord CE 3. The handset records 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps videos, with the support of gyro-EIS.


Processing capacity

As a 5G phone, many users have high expectations regarding the ability of the device to perform. One key area many look at is the specs regarding performance. Installed on the OnePlus Nord CE 3 is:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G (6 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.7 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Adreno 642L

The processing unit is a powerful force to be reckoned with, especially for high-performance tasks that involve multi-tasking. You will have a great, lag-less time playing games online or streaming videos.


OnePlus Nord CE 3 relies on a high caliber, inbuilt memory space to run operations smoothly. The ROM and RAM consist of 128GB internal memory, 8GB RAM, 256GB, and 12GB RAM, besides a microSDXC (shared slot) slot for additional memory. You will not quickly run out of space with such options, as the massive RAM capacity means fast phone processing and robust handling of whatever tasks you throw at it.


Enjoy fast uploading and downloading of videos, files, seamless video calls, and chats on the 5G-enabled OnePlus Nord CE 3. With up to HSPA, LTE-A (CA), 5G network speeds, and supporting 2G, 3G, 4G up to 5G networks, the handset is a true gem regarding connectivity.


OnePlus Nord CE 3 is powered by a 5,000mAh non-removable battery, charged by an 80W fast charger. The wired fast charging unit refuels the battery by 1-61% in 15 minutes, which is excellent for a smartphone meant for high performance all the time. Running low on power is not an option.

Pros and Cons of OnePlus CE 3


  • 5G network enabled
  • Huge 5,000mAh battery
  • Fast-charging 80W unit
  • NFC enabled
  • Decent camera set-up
  • Records 4k videos
  • Has Gyro-EIS for image stabilization
  • Takes decent daylight snapshots and videos
  • Runs on the latest Android 13 OS, compatible with OxygenOS 13.1 UI.
  • Powerful Octa-core, Snapdragon 782G (6 nm) processor
  • Super storage at 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM


  • No Gorilla Glass protector for the display
  • No water resistance rating
  • Shared MicroSD slot
  • No wireless charging support
  • No reverse charging support
  • Selfie camera records only 1080p videos, not 4K Videos.
  • Np 3.5mm jack port
  • No FM radio
  • No optical zoom camera
  • Pricey for a mid-range phone


For an otherwise super 5G phone, the lack of display glass protection, water resistance rating and wireless charging lowers the OnePlus Nord CE 3 bar. It is real value for the retail price it fetches on the market, but OnePlus could do better with the technical specifications.

Rating: 7/10

Alternative Devices

  • Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
  • Oppo Reno 10 5G
  • Huawei Nova 10 SE


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