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Nothing Phone (1)

Specifications

Nothing Phone (1)
Nothing Phone (1)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G 8 x 1.9 - 2.5 GHz, Kryo 670 (Cortex-A78/A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.55 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 402 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, OLED, 240Hz sampling rate, 1.07 billion colours, Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 240 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B6/​B8/​B19), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B32/​B34/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B66), 5G (n1/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n20/​n28/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n77/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 159.2 x 75.8 ( = 0.33 x 6.27 x 2.98 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.88, phase comparison AF, OIS, dual LED flash, videos @2160p/​30fps (camera 1); 50.0MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle lens (camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/​2.45, videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers (hybrid), USB-C cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.920W/​kg (head), 1.350W/​kg (body); notification LED (rear/​monochrome); IP53-certified, fanless
Weight
193.5 g ( = 6.83 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
499 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.97% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 79%, features: 71%, display: 92% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Nothing Phone (1)

85.6% Review: Nothing Phone (1) – transparent designer piece at mid-range price | Notebookcheck
The former director of OnePlus is once again making a smartphone. This is of course going to make people take notice. The Nothing Phone (1) sets out to do many things differently and already looks quite cool with the LEDs on its rear. But at 500 Euros (£449), is it able to impress us during our review?
70% Nothing Phone 1 Review: Gambling On The Glow
Source: Slashgear English
There are two ways you can look at the Nothing Phone 1. You can see it as a decent midrange phone with a few tricks that jack up the price but are of little practical value. Or you can see the Nothing Phone 1 as I do, which is to say, it's a decent midrange phone that has a lot of quirky, gimmicky, tricks that give an otherwise boring phone a little personality. That's something desperately lacking in the smartphone market at large. The Nothing Phone 1 is one that I will remember as a standout in 2022, which has been a year that gave us quite a few fun phones to play with. I regret that this phone won't see U.S. shores, but I'm happy that it made it to my doorstep. Quite frankly, it's neat, and if that's not enough for you to fork over your hard-earned dollars, I totally get that. But this phone's tricks are built on a solid base of features like a 120Hz screen, wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, and a lot of other things that you don't often see at this price point. Stir in some light-up glyphs on the back and a fun font throughout the phone, and there's a lot to like here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Nothing Phone 1 review: Get past the hype and the Phone 1 shines
Source: Digital Trends English
Quirky, individual, and enjoyable to use, the Nothing Phone 1 succeeds in being different from any other smartphone, at least on the outside. Inside, things are substantially more familiar, with the software sharing plenty of stylistic and interface similarities with the Google Pixel series. It’s reasonably priced, the specifications are good, the software is enjoyable to use, and it really does look and feel different from any other Android phone out there. However, it’s not perfect. The camera needs tuning, and the battery life is short. Confirmation an update to Android 13 won’t arrive until potentially mid-2023 is a concern, too, putting Nothing behind the competition in this respect. The company has been good at sending out software updates to improve the phone so far, though. The Nothing Phone 1 is a recommended buy and a very exciting start for the company.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Nothing Phone 1 vs Honor 70 Full Comparison - CAMERA Review | Which to Buy?
Source: TechDroider English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/02/2022
80% Nothing Phone (1) review: affordable adept all-rounder with an eye-catching design
Source: Irish Mirror English
There’s Nothing to fault here, when you take the phone’s price into consideration as it does everything reasonably well. This is a great opening salvo from Carl Pei’s new company.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

90% Hype? Dieses Smartphone ist ultrarelevant!
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
Nothing Phone 1 guck mal, wer da blinkt
Source: RP-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2022
80% Wird es dem Hype gerecht?
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
95% Die Rückseite im Vordergrun
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 95% features: 94% display: 94% mobility: 99%
80% So cool, so anders als ein iPhone
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Das Hype-Smartphone spielt seine Stärken gut aus, hat aber auch Schwächen
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2022
84% Nothing Phone 1
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2022
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 75% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% Trotz Mega-Hype kein Pixel-Killer
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
Smartphones sind nicht mehr langweilig
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2022
Günstig, unterhaltsam, gut
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2022
Erfrischend anders
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2022
85% Nothing Phone (1) Review - Niet te missen!
Source: XGN Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
50% Nothing Phone 1 test | Ikke noget særligt
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 50%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 642L: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 40% faster than the Adreno 620.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 778G+ 5G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 670 cores (four fast ARM Cortex-A78 core at up to 2.5 GHz and four small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.9 GHz) and an integrated X53 5G modem (up to 3300 Mbps download). The SoC is manufactured in the modern 6 nm process at TSMC. Compared to the older non-plus variant, the 778G+ offers 100 MHz higher clocked CPU cores.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.55":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.1935 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


79.97%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2022-08-21)