App Opening Speed Test: OnePlus Nord 3 vs. Nothing Phone 2

Welcome back to the ultimate speed test, where we pit the latest OnePlus Nord 3 against the highly anticipated Nothing Phone 2. In this comprehensive article, we’ll delve into various aspects of both devices, examining app opening speeds, heavy gaming performance, boot times, unlocking speeds, video editing capabilities, and benchmark results. By the end of this head-to-head comparison, we aim to help you determine whether the pricing of the Nothing Phone 2 justifies its performance when competing against the OnePlus Nord 3.

Device Specifications:

The OnePlus Nord 3 boasts a powerful Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor with 8GB of RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. Meanwhile, the Nothing Phone 2 comes equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset, also paired with 8GB of RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. Both devices run on the latest builds of their respective operating systems: Nothing Phone with Nothing OS 2.0.1 and OnePlus Nord 3 with Oxygen OS 13.1. The MRP of the Nothing Phone 2 is set at 45,000 INR, while the OnePlus Nord 3 is priced at 34,000 INR (excluding bank discounts).

App Opening Speed Test:

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In the first challenge, we examine the app opening speeds of both devices. We’ll start with basic applications and progress to browsing, social media, and more. After opening multiple apps, we’ll assess the RAM management and multitasking capabilities of each phone.

Boot Time and Unlocking Speed:

Next, we’ll test the boot times of both devices, initiating them simultaneously. Furthermore, we’ll compare the face unlock and fingerprint unlocking speeds to determine which phone is faster in these aspects.

Video Editing Performance:

For video enthusiasts, we’ll analyze the video editing capabilities of both phones. Using the same video editor, we’ll evaluate their performance when importing and exporting a 4K 60 FPS video. Additionally, we’ll gauge their efficiency in applying filters and performing other editing tasks.

Gaming Performance:

Gaming lovers, this section is for you! We’ll check the loading times of popular games such as Subway Surfer, Temple Run, Battlegrounds Mobile India, and Genshin Impact. Along with that, we’ll evaluate frame rates and overall gaming experiences on both devices.

Benchmark Results:

To add a quantitative dimension to our comparison, we’ll run various benchmarks on both devices. These benchmarks will assess CPU, GPU, and storage performance, providing overall performance scores for each phone.

Throttling Test:

In this crucial test, we’ll analyze how each device handles prolonged heavy usage. Both phones will undergo a 100-thread test for 30 minutes, and we’ll monitor for any signs of throttling.

RAM Management:

Finally, we’ll evaluate the RAM management of both phones by opening several applications and then revisiting them to see how many are retained in memory and how many need to be reloaded.


After conducting an in-depth speed test between the OnePlus Nord 3 and the Nothing Phone 2, we have observed remarkable performance from both devices. While the Nothing Phone 2 commands a higher price, the OnePlus Nord 3 delivers comparable performance and even surpasses its rival in specific tasks. Ultimately, choosing between these devices depends on individual preferences, budget constraints, and user requirements.

We hope this comprehensive comparison has provided valuable insights into the capabilities of the OnePlus Nord 3 and the Nothing Phone 2. In the end, the best device for you will be the one that aligns perfectly with your needs and preferences.

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Akash Ramsakha is a Computer Engineer, he worked for some companies before coming to Techibee and now he has an good experience with technology which will help the visitor. Akash also loves playing PC games, Mobile games.

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