OnePlus recently launched their latest Nord 2 PacMan Edition phone in India and this launch marks the first time that they are launching a game themed phone. The OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man Edition is only available in one option: 12GB RAM and 256GB storage for a price of Rs. 37,999, which is Rs. 3,000 more than the OnePlus Nord 2 of the same variant. And with the consumers finding value for money an important factor to choose between products they buy these days, in this video we will tell you what’s different between the 2 phones and which should you buy?
When it comes to design, the first thing you will notice when it comes to the phone is a noticeable difference. The rear panel of the Nord 2 Pac-Man Edition is carved with the Pac-Man gamified concept. And it’s not only the back that has a gamified concept, everything from the box to the cover exudes this theme. The box contains a concealed chamber at the bottom that reveals the phone’s special cover which also has the Pac-Man theme carved on it.
The phone’s rear panel has been updated with radium and glows in the dark with a green neon Pac-Man maze that looks incredibly cool. In addition, the phone now features a new blue colour alert slider on the right, which OnePlus has been famous for a long time.
The User Interface
When it comes to the user interface, this is what we liked the most about the phone since it is both inventive and appealing. The entire UI of the phone is built on a Pac-Man gamified concept, and once you get your hands on it, it’s impossible to go back to any other phone. This phone is incredibly alive and colourful, from the start of the phone through the theme, wallpaper, fingerprint animation and hidden easter eggs as well.
Looking at the amount of work that has gone into the OS in terms of UI design for this edition has really surprised us. The company has made significant improvements to the UI, including icons, animation and a style that gives the phone a vintage vibe. Also, when charging, the phone displays a fun animation of Pac-Man running behind the pellets, which are very cool touches.
The phone also comes with PAC-MAN 256 pre-installed, and as you play more and reach new levels and highscores, the phone will unlock hidden features such as new wallpapers, themes, and so on. The game is extremely addictive, transporting you back to a time when the game was a popular pastime.
The OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man Edition has the same camera and specifications as the OnePlus Nord 2. Though it has a new filter called Paconomaly that adds a lot of fun to shooting photographs with little Pac-Man and Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde (4 Ghost of Pac-Man) in the filter. Also, instead of the yellow colour theme from the Nord 2, the camera now has a blue colour Pac-Man theme. Aside from the filter and colour, the camera area has no surprises.
The specifications, like the camera, are empty of surprises. Everything about the OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man Edition is identical to that of the OnePlus Nord 2. The phone has a Dimensity 1200 CPU from MediaTek, a 90 Hz AMOLED display panel, and a 4500 mAh battery with 65W rapid charging. In terms of performance, the phone performs admirably for a phone in this price range. And it is not expected to be premium in terms of performance, as no smartphone in this price bracket is.
Finally, let’s talk about the most crucial aspect: the pricing. The OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man Edition is only available in one option: 12GB RAM and 256GB storage for Rs. 37,999, which is Rs. 3,000 more than the OnePlus Nord 2 of the same variant.
The most important question is whether you should get the OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man Edition or the OnePlus Nord 2. We think that you should take that extra dip into your wallet for Rs. 3000 and get Pac-Man Edition since that extra money is definitely worth it and will also offer you a really nice UI, design, a Pac-Man vibe that you will understand once you have it in your hands.
It also feels entirely distinct from the Oxygen OS, which is an icing on the cake. In terms of design, it feels more luxurious than the standard OnePlus Nord 2. So don’t think about it too much and spend that additional money on the phone so you can have your Pac-Man as soon as possible.