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– From design to performance, the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G has 'budget' written all over, but struggles to stand out from its competitors and is a bit oddly priced.

An IPS LCD screen in a sub Rs 20K phone seems outdated, but the phone does a decent job and has a pretty bright display.

One of the biggest let-downs of this device is the single speaker grill, though the audio is perfectly loud and clear.

OnePlus launched the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G smartphone in India in April, as the most affordable smartphone in its entire line-up, starting at Rs 19,999 for the base 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage.

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G is the company's most unostentatious offering to date, both in terms of looks and features.

We received a Black Dusk colour variant for review, and the box also contained a 33W SUPERVOOC charger with USB Type-C Cable, a SIM ejector, a transparent case, Red Cable Club card and warranty information.

Looks-wise, there's nothing revolutionary about the Nord CE 2 Lite. It comes with a simple polycarbonate back and two colour options: Black Dusk and Blue Tide.

The back panel is split into two parts, a matte finish in the lower half and a glassy texture on top that also houses the camera island.