Table of Contents
- Design and Hardware
- USB-C No headphone Jack
- 4500 mAh 33W Battery
- 50 MP Cameras
- Software and Performance
- Mid-range price
- Buy or Not?
The Nothing Phone 1 comes in white and black colors and it is available in the U.K., parts of Europe, Japan, India, and a few other markets, but it can’t come to the United States for lack of FCC certification.
DesignThe Nothing Phone 1 features a transparent design, glass front and back, aluminum frame, which means that the user can see the internal components of the device. It has flat sides, similar to the iPhone 12 Back cover‘s.
- 6.5 inch 120 Hz Display
- 6.55-inch flexible OLED
- 60 to 120Hz adaptive refresh rate
- 1080 x 2400, 402 PPI
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
USB-C, No headphone Jack
4500 mAh 33W Battery
- 4500 mAh battery
- 33W PD3.0 wired charging
- 5W Qi wireless charging with dual charging support
- 5W reverse charging
It also features 15W wireless charging, 5W reverse-wireless charging, and supports Quick Charge 4.0 and Power Delivery 3.0 up to 33W.
The Nothing Phone 1 is not equipped with a quick charging head, but you can choose the QC 3.0 Type-C Fast Charging Adapter here.
50 MP Cameras
- Main: 50 MP Sony IMX766 sensor, ƒ/1.88 aperture, OIS and EIS image stabilisation
- UltraWide: 50 MP Samsung JN1 sensor, ƒ/2.2 aperture, EIS image stabilization
- Selfie: 16 MP Sony IMX471 sensor, ƒ/2.45 aperture
Software and Performance
- Android 12 “Nothing OS”
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 12GB RAM +128GB storage, or12GB RAM + 256GB storage
It can be configured with either 8+128, 8+256, or 12+256 RAM and storage configurations.
Mid-range priceThe Nothing Phone 1 costs £399 (A$749) with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, £449 (A$799) with 8GB and 256GB, or £499 (A$849) with 12GB and 256GB, and is available in black or white depending on the model.
For comparison, the Google Pixel 6a costs £399, the Samsung Galaxy A53 costs £399, the Fairphone 4 costs £499, and the Apple iPhone SE costs £419.
Should you buy the Nothing Phone 1?
|Here's What We Like||And What We Don't|
|Novel Snappy back design, glyph lights, 120HZ screen, decent performance, recycled aluminium, bloat-free Android 12, competitively priced.
The Glyph system is neat
|Unavailable in U.S. no optical zoom, only four years of security updates, only splash-resistant.
Battery life and Video perpormance are just so-so
The Nothing Phone 1 certainly isn't an iPhone 13 Pro or Galaxy S22 Ultra rival. But it's not trying to be.
All in all, it's a good phone, because both its hardware and software are stripped back, leaving you with a phone that's well suited for everyday needs at a price that'll still leave some cash in your bank.
If you're after a well-performing phone for a good price, it's definitely worth considering.
Nothing Phone 1 specs vs. Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, Google Pixel 6A, Apple iPhone SE (2022)
|Nothing Phone 1||Samsung Galaxy A53 5G||Google Pixel 6A||Apple iPhone SE (2022)|
|6.55-inch OLED display, 120Hz||6.5-inch AMOLED, 120Hz||6.1-inch OLED; 60Hz||4.7-inch LCD; 1,334x750 60Hz|
|193.5g||6.67 oz; 189g||6.3 oz; 178g||5.09 oz; 144g|
|Android 12||Android 12||Android 12||iOS 15|
|50-megapixel (main), 50-megapixel (ultrawide)||64-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide), 5-megapixel (macro), 5-megapixel (depth)||12.2-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel ultrawide)||12-megapixel (wide)|
|Snapdragon 778G Plus||Exynos 1280||Google Tensor||Apple A15 Bionic|
|128GB, 256 GB||128GB||128GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|None||Up to 1TB||None||None|
|4,500 mAh; 33W wired charging -- fast charger not included, 15-watt wireless charging, 5-watt reverse charging||5,000 mAh; 25W wired charging -- charger not included, does not support wireless charging||4,410 mAh; 18W fast charging -- adapter sold separately, does not support wireless charging||Batttery size not disclosed; 20-watt wired charging -- charger not included, 7.5W wireless charging|
|5G, IP53, 3 years of Android updates, dual SIM||5G; IP67 rating; Samsung Pay||5G, security updates for 5 years, Android OS updates for 3 years, dual SIM, IP67 water resistance||5G, water resistant (IP67), dual SIM|
|£399 (128GB + 8GB RAM); £449 (256GB + 8GB RAM); £499 (256GB + 12GB RAM)||£399||£399||£419 (64GB), £469 (128GB), £569 (256GB)|
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