New OnePlus Nord CE4 Lite sounds like a lot of phone for not a lot of cash

The new Android phone offers a really impressive feature set for such a cheap device

The OnePlus Nord CE4 Lite in blue on an orange background
(Image credit: OnePlus)
Quick Summary

OnePlus has just launched a brand new device which could be a great option for those looking to get top specs on a budget.

The OnePlus Nord CE4 Lite offers a top camera and a large battery among other features.

The market for the best Android phones has been growing rapidly in recent years. Advancing technology at the top end of the market has started to permeate further down, putting it within reach of just about anyone.

That's great news for users. The market for cheap phones offers a lot of the popular features from flagship devices, with a few concessions to keep costs down.

It's a thriving marketplace – and it has just gained a new player. The OnePlus Nord CE4 Lite has just been announced and it looks like it could be a major competitor in the space.

At the heart of the offering is a whopping 5,110mAh battery life. That's more than the industry standard 5,000mAh – it's actually the limit for sale in the European market – and should offer some impressive longevity when combined with the 80W SUPERVOOC fast charging.

Elsewhere, you'll find a 6.67-inch display. That's a 120Hz AMOLED panel, with peak brightness of 2,100 nits. That should make it easy to see even in direct sunlight. You'll also find the Aqua Touch feature, which allows users to continue using their handset, even in heavy rainfall.

Arguably the most important point on the spec sheet is the camera. That packs in a brilliant 50MP Sony LYTIA 600 sensor. That's the main camera, and will give users features like a 2x in-sensor zoom, allowing users to capture staggering images from a distance – even without a dedicated zoom lens. There's also optical image stabilisation built in, to help keep you shots blur-free.

You'll also find a 2MP depth-assist camera, which helps to offer realistic bokeh in the Portrait mode. There's also a 16MP front camera, for all of your TikToking and selfie duties.

Of course, the most impressive part is the price. At just £299, this offers an impressive spec sheet for very little cash. That camera alone is worth the cost of admission, before we even look at the other features on offer.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.