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Nothing Phone (2a) Review - The first affordable Nothing smartphone

A shining example. Up until now, Nothing's smartphones have been far from cheap. The Nothing Phone (2a) sets the record straight. The 6.7-inch device has a starting price of £320 and gets to hold on to a lot of the more expensive Nothing Phone (2)'s hardware, including the iconic Glyph interface. So is this essentially a lot of great tech for little money? Let's find out.
Nothing Phone (2a)

The Nothing Phone (1) and Nothing Phone (2) are not followed by the Nothing Phone (3) – at least not yet. Instead, the manufacturer has  presented the Nothing Phone (2a), a more affordable model of the Nothing Phone (2). The 6.7-inch device is now available for a starting price of £ 320, making it the most affordable Nothing smartphone yet.

Equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 7200, the Nothing Phone (2a) is a mid-range device that features a 120-Hz OLED panel, a 50-MP dual camera, Wi-Fi 6 and a 5000-mAh battery that can be recharged at 45 W alongside the typical characteristics of a Nothing Phone such as the Glyph interface with its LED stripe along the back and Nothing OS (based on Android 14).  

All in all, the Nothing Phone (2a) has much to offer. We will explore whether this will suffice to make an impression on the mid-range smartphone market in this review. It will certainly score some points for being the most visually striking phones in the segment.  

Nothing Phone (2a) (Phone Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 7200 8 x 2 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-A715 / A510
Graphics adapter
Memory
12 GB 
, LPDDR5
Display
6.70 inch 20:9, 2412 x 1084 pixel 394 PPI, capacitive, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, adaptive refresh rate 30-120 Hz, 240 Hz touch sampling rate, 2160 Hz PWM frequency, 1300 Nits max. brightness, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 235 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, digital compass, OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.3, 2G (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19), 4G (Band 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 66), 5G (Band n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n77, n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.55 x 161.74 x 76.32 ( = 0.34 x 6.37 x 3 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.88, 1/1.56", OIS & EIS, AF) + 50 MP ultrawide (f/2.2, 1/2.76", 114° FOV)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix (f/2.2, 1/2.74")
Additional features
Speakers: dual, Keyboard: virtual, USB-C cable, SIM tool, safety information, warranty card, Nothing OS 2.5, 24 Months Warranty, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Level 3, IP54 rating, Wi-Fi Direct, WiFi 2x2 MIMO and MU-MIMO, Head SAR 0.99 W/kg, Body SAR 1.29 W/kg, GNSS: GPS (L1), Glonass (L1), Galileo (L1) , Beidou (B1), QZSS (L1), fanless
Weight
190 g ( = 6.7 oz / 0.42 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
329 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.9 %
04/2024
Nothing Phone (2a)
Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4
190 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2412x1084
87.1 %
06/2023
Google Pixel 7a
Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7
193.5 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.10"2400x1080
87.4 %
07/2023
Nothing Phone (2)
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
201.2 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2412x1080
84.6 %
10/2023
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Dimensity 7030, Mali-G610 MP3
170 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.55"2400x1080
87.4 %
05/2024
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530
213 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.60"2340x1080
87.4 %
03/2024
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4
204.5 g512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2712x1220

Case - Inspired by the New York subway

At 190 grams and with almost identical dimensions, the Nothing Phone (2a), available in black, white, and milky white, weighs about 11 grams less than the Nothing Phone (2). This is largely due to the different choice of materials for this phone. While both devices feature a display protected by Gorilla Glass 5, the Nothing Phone (2a) has a back cover made of plastic, not glass. This transparent back cover gives users a glimpse of the Glyph interphase below but is also very susceptible to fingerprints.

Nothing has reduced the scope of the Glyph interface - without impacting its functionality. The central dual camera, modeled after a pair of eyes, is encircled by the NFC copper coil and now only three LED stripes that display notifications.

The lower two thirds of the back cover resemble a conductor board and are inspired by the look of the New York subway map. There are no lights in this area. Even the small red square in the top third remains dark and is for design purposes only.

The front and back of the Nothing Phone (2a) are connected via an aluminum frame that - according to Nothing - is made entirely of recycled aluminum. The frame has a plastic coating that ensures a good grip with its slightly roughened surface.

With its rounded corners and smooth surfaces (except for the camera), the Nothing Phone (2a) somewhat resembles the Apple iPhone 15 or the Samsung Galaxy S23/S23+'s design language. The phone also equals its more expensive competition in terms of workmanship, with clean transitions, even gap dimensions and great stability.

The IP54 certification confirms that the Nothing Phone (2a), much like the Nothing Phone (2), is protected against contamination from dust and water sprays. 

Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)

Size Comparison

162.1 mm / 6.38 in 76.4 mm / 3.01 in 8.6 mm / 0.3386 in 201.2 g0.4436 lbs161.4 mm / 6.35 in 74.2 mm / 2.92 in 8.9 mm / 0.3504 in 204.5 g0.4508 lbs161.74 mm / 6.37 in 76.32 mm / 3 in 8.55 mm / 0.3366 in 190 g0.4189 lbs161.1 mm / 6.34 in 77.4 mm / 3.05 in 8.2 mm / 0.3228 in 213 g0.4696 lbs159.6 mm / 6.28 in 72 mm / 2.83 in 7.8 mm / 0.3071 in 170 g0.3748 lbs152 mm / 5.98 in 72.9 mm / 2.87 in 9 mm / 0.3543 in 193.5 g0.4266 lbs148 mm / 5.83 in 105 mm / 4.13 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Connectivity - Up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage for the Nothing phone

The Nothing Phone (2a) is available in two storage configurations, which buyers can choose from when purchasing the device in black or milky white. The white Nothing Phone (2a) is only available with the lower storage capacity.

  • 8 + 128 GB:  £ 319 
  • 12 + 256 GB: £ 349 

The smartphone is equipped with two SIM card slots but does not support eSIMs nor does it feature a microSD reader. The USB-C port only supports USB 2.0 speeds, which essentially disqualifies it for image output. When copying content using the external Samsung 980 Pro SSD, we measured a standard USB 2.0 transfer rate of 33.34 MB/s.

Left: volume buttons
Left: volume buttons
Right: power button
Right: power button
Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Bottom: speaker, USB-C 2.0, microphone, dual SIM
Bottom: speaker, USB-C 2.0, microphone, dual SIM

Software - Nothing OS 2.5 based on Android 14

The Nothing Phone (2a) uses Nothing's own user interface, Nothing OS 2.5, which is based on Android 14. This may take getting used to with its black-and-white design and pixel-inspired look, though users can also select a more classic Android look when setting up the phone and can  easily switch between the two UI designs in the settings.

Apart from its special look, Nothing OS 2.5 is, essentially, a pure Android system. Except for the Nothing X app, which serves to set up Nothing earbuds such as the Nothing Ear (2), the OS has no pre-installed third-party apps.

Nothing has promised to keep the Nothing Phone (2a) updated with new OS versions for three years (until 2027). Android security updates will be provided for even longer, running until 2028.

Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)

Communication and GNSS - WiFi 6 with hidden talents

The Nothing Phone (2a) uses WiFi 6 according to its technical specifications, which would mean it only connects to 2.4- and 5-GHz Wi-Fi routers. We had no difficulty connecting to the 6-GHz band during our test using the reference router Asus ROG Rapture AXE1100, however, though this would in theory require Wi-Fi 6E. Perhaps Nothing's specifications aren't entirely correct.

Using the 6-GHz Wi-Fi band, the Nothing Phone (2a) achieved higher maximum transfer rates (up to 917 MBit/s) than using the 5-GHz network, where it only achieves a maximum of 782 MBit/s.

The Nothing Phone (2a) should have no trouble receiving a signal within Europe, provided you're not in a dead spot. The phone supports 17 4G frequencies and 13 5G frequencies, which doesn't make it the ideal choice for globe trotters. In the US, the Nothing Phone (2a) is currently only available as part of the US Developer Program. We had no issues with signal quality while testing.

Networking
Nothing Phone (2a)
iperf3 receive AXE11000
782 (min: 633) MBit/s ∼82%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
680 (min: 417) MBit/s ∼77%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
872 (min: 464) MBit/s ∼57%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
914 (min: 902) MBit/s ∼67%
Google Pixel 7a
iperf3 receive AXE11000
957 (min: 475) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
819 (min: 499) MBit/s ∼93%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
930 (min: 471) MBit/s ∼61%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
934 (min: 915) MBit/s ∼68%
Nothing Phone (2)
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1513 (min: 1097) MBit/s ∼99%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
799 (min: 577) MBit/s ∼59%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
878 (min: 686) MBit/s ∼57%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
668 (min: 436) MBit/s ∼49%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
iperf3 receive AXE11000
823 (min: 704) MBit/s ∼86%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
735 (min: 671) MBit/s ∼83%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
iperf3 receive AXE11000
848 (min: 445) MBit/s ∼89%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
881 (min: 669) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
iperf3 receive AXE11000
668 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼70%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
699 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼79%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1529 (min: 229) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1364 (min: 598) MBit/s ∼100%
0801602403204004805606407208008809601040112012001280136014401520Tooltip
Nothing Phone (2a) MediaTek Dimensity 7200, ARM Mali-G610 MP4; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø857 (464-957)
Nothing Phone (2) Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1513 (1097-1582)
Nothing Phone (2a) MediaTek Dimensity 7200, ARM Mali-G610 MP4; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø913 (902-925)
Nothing Phone (2) Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø799 (577-890)
Nothing Phone (2a) MediaTek Dimensity 7200, ARM Mali-G610 MP4; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø781 (633-873)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Samsung Exynos 1480, Samsung Xclipse 530; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø822 (704-841)
Nothing Phone (2a) MediaTek Dimensity 7200, ARM Mali-G610 MP4; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø680 (417-860)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Samsung Exynos 1480, Samsung Xclipse 530; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø735 (671-791)
GPS reception within the building
GPS reception within the building
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

The Nothing Phone (2a) supports all major satellite navigation services and locates us precisely within one meter outdoors.

We took the phone on a 10-km bike tour to put it through its paces and compare it to the smartwatch Garmin Venu 2. The Nothing Phone (2a) records the route traveled just as well as the smartwatch, though the accuracy of both devices admittedly leaves something to be desired in certain areas. Overall, the Phone (2a) is perfectly suitable for general navigation.

GPS test: overview
GPS test: overview
GPS test: circumnavigation of the lake
GPS test: circumnavigation of the lake
GPS test: turning point
GPS test: turning point

Telephony and voice quality

The Nothing Phone (2a) has a dual SIM slot for two NanoSIM cards and supports both VoLTE and Wi-Fi calls. eSIMs cannot be activated.

The Nothing smartphone scored well in terms of voice quality. It transmits voices clearly even on speakerphone, though at times it has difficulty capturing quiet voices. Noise canceling, on the other hand, is reliable even in loud surroundings.

Cameras - Dual camera with 50 MP

Photo taken with front camera
Photo taken with front camera

Unlike many mid-range smartphones, the Nothing Phone (2a) doesn't use a three- or even quadruple lens, of which one is usually nothing more than a decorative accessory (yes, we're talking about the macro camera). Instead, like on the Nothing Phone (2), our phone uses just two cameras. One main camera (Samsung GN9) and an ultra-wide camera (Samsung JN1), each with a resolution of 50 MP. 

In normal daylight, the main camera takes good pictures with great brightness distribution, good dynamics, and high image sharpness. In some cases, however, the camera software overdoes the colors, making the photos look very saturated. Then again, the photos are bright even under low-light conditions and still show a lot of detail.

The ultra-wide angle camera is the same as was used in the Nothing Phone (2). In the (2a), however, it produces lower-quality images due to the MediaTek Dimensity 7200's weaker signal processor and cannot compete with the main camera. Still, these photos are also of decent quality and have relatively little noise around the edges.

The main camera can record optically stabilized videos at up to 4K and 30 FPS. Autofocus and brightness adjustment work well and videos look good espeically in bright lighing conditions.

The 32-MP front camera takes vivid photos with many details, creates a decent Bokeh effect in portrait mode and can record videos at 1080p and upt to 60 FPS.

Photo taken with main camera
Photo taken with main camera
Photo taken with main camera
Photo taken with main camera
Photo taken with ultra wide-angle camera
Photo taken with ultra wide-angle camera
Photo taken with main camera
Photo taken with main camera
Photo taken with main camera (2x zoom)
Photo taken with main camera (2x zoom)
Photo taken with main camera
Photo taken with main camera

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Tageslicht-Aufnahme 1Tageslicht-Aufnahme 2Ultraweitwinkel5-facher ZoomLowlight-Aufnahme

Our lab tests show that the main camera can capture colors very accurately in optimal lighting conditions. It still captures the test chart completely even at 1 lux residual light, though it is somewhat blurred.

ColorChecker
8.7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
4 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
4 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Nothing Phone (2a): 6.71 ∆E min: 2.74 - max: 11.24 ∆E
ColorChecker
24.7 ∆E
35 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
32.3 ∆E
45 ∆E
34.1 ∆E
23.7 ∆E
23 ∆E
25.6 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
44.2 ∆E
26.1 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
33.2 ∆E
37 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
39.4 ∆E
31 ∆E
21.6 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Nothing Phone (2a): 31.16 ∆E min: 12.77 - max: 45.02 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - The charger costs extra

The flat packaging of the Nothing Phone (2a) makes it immediately clear that the box cannot include a charger. Instead, the device comes with a USB-C cable, a SIM tool, and a booklet with safety and warranty information. The Nothing webshop sells a protective case (£25), a 45-W charger (£35) and earbuds (from £99).

Nothing provides a 24-month warranty within the EU.

Input devices & operation - Nothing Phone (2a) with optical fingerprint reader

The Nothing Phone (2a) offers smooth operation. When using it, you wouldn't notice you're using a smartphone with mid-range hardware as navigating the menu and using apps feels as smooth as on a top-range device. Only very rarely will you notice a short lag, which does not impact the overall impression. The vibration motor gives precise feedback.

The smartphone supports biometric authentication through the optical fingerprint scanner, which is both quick and reliable. The same goes for face recognition via the front camera, though this only uses 2D images and can easily be tricked. 

Keypad in portrait mode
Keypad in portrait mode
Keypad in landscape mode
Keypad in landscape mode

Display - 120-Hz AMOLED with four-figure brightness

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Nothing Phone (2a)'s AMOLED panel uses a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz and has a resolution of 2412 x 1084p (20:9 screen ratio). The refresh rate is automatically adjusted within a range of 30 to 120 Hz according to the standard settings. Users can also change these settings to stick to a standard 60 or 120 Hz if preferred. The display supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. 

The AMOLED panel has a maximum brightness of 1,300 nits according to Nothing. The brightness levels we measured weren't quite that high, but the display still is very bright. We measured an average brightness of 1042 nits and a maximum of 1070 nits on a pure white background. The APL18 measurement (evenly distributed light and dark areas) and HDR result in similar maximum brightness levels of 1023 nits and 1041 nits, respectively. The lowest brightness level had a brightness of 2.48 nits. 

The AMOLED panel flickers very evenly across the entire brightness spectrum at a low 90 Hz. The screen also uses a dimming frequency of 2160 Hz to balance out the PWM flickering. This should make it less of an issue or come close to being unnoticeable even for sensitive users.

1044
cd/m²
1051
cd/m²
1070
cd/m²
1036
cd/m²
1033
cd/m²
1051
cd/m²
1031
cd/m²
1023
cd/m²
1040
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 1070 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 1042.1 cd/m² Minimum: 2.48 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 96 %
Center on Battery: 1033 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.6 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.99
ΔE Greyscale 1.2 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
99.3% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.07
Nothing Phone (2a)
AMOLED, 2412x1084, 6.70
Google Pixel 7a
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.10
Nothing Phone (2)
OLED, 2412x1080, 6.70
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
pOLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.60
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
AMOLED, 2712x1220, 6.67
Screen
-0%
0%
-35%
-7%
11%
Brightness middle
1033
1006
-3%
951
-8%
966
-6%
962
-7%
1240
20%
Brightness
1042
1010
-3%
948
-9%
957
-8%
967
-7%
1233
18%
Brightness Distribution
96
95
-1%
98
2%
97
1%
99
3%
98
2%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.6
1.1
31%
1
37%
1.87
-17%
1.6
-0%
1.1
31%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.5
2.5
-0%
2.2
12%
4.34
-74%
2.6
-4%
2.2
12%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.2
1.5
-25%
1.6
-33%
2.5
-108%
1.5
-25%
1.4
-17%
Gamma
2.07 106%
2.25 98%
2.203 100%
2.272 97%
2.13 103%
2.21 100%
CCT
6482 100%
6531 100%
6516 100%
6582 99%
6382 102%
6669 97%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 90 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 90 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 90 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17682 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimum display brightness
minimum display brightness
25% display brightness
25% display brightness
50% display brightness
50% display brightness
75% display brightness
75% display brightness
maximum manual display brightness
maximum manual display brightness

Measurements with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

Our measurements using the spectrophotometer and the Calman analysis software show that the screen can reproduce colors and grayscales very accurately. The AMOLED panel achieves the best image quality when the color profile in the display settings is set to Standard instead of the preset Vivid

Color accuracy (color mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Color accuracy (color mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (color mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (color mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscales (color mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscales (color mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (color mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (color mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.645 ms rise
↘ 0.7525 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
0.79 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.3385 ms rise
↘ 0.455 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.5 ms).

The display has stable viewing angles and quickly adjusts to changing lighting conditions when used outdoors. We had no issues reading the screen even in very bright sunshine. We would not recommend deactivating the brightness sensor as we were only able to increase brightness to 687 nits manually.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Nothing Phone (2a) with MediaTek Dimensity 7200

The Nothing Phone (2a) is equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 7200, a 4-nm SoC that runs on 2 ARM Cortex A715 performance cores that clock at up to 2.8 GHz. The second cluster consists of 6 ARM Cortex A510 energy-efficient cores which reach a maximum clock rate of 2 GHz. 

The octa-core SoC enables the Nothing Phone (2a) to provide a solid mid-range performance. Still, its competitors such as the Google Pixel 7a, the Samsung Galaxy A55, and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G are a little faster.

Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Nothing Phone (2)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1719 Points +52%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
1428 Points +27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=120, last 2 years)
1363 Points +21%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
1157 Points +3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
1147 Points +2%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200
  (1128 - 1147, n=2)
1138 Points +1%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
1128 Points
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
MediaTek Dimensity 7030, Mali-G610 MP3, 12288
893 Points -21%
Multi-Core
Nothing Phone (2)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
4584 Points +77%
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=120, last 2 years)
3789 Points +46%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
3456 Points +33%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
3383 Points +31%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
2715 Points +5%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200
  (2592 - 2715, n=2)
2654 Points +2%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
2592 Points
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
MediaTek Dimensity 7030, Mali-G610 MP3, 12288
2214 Points -15%
Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Nothing Phone (2)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1255 Points +41%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
1036 Points +16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=202, last 2 years)
922 Points +4%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
891 Points 0%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
890 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200
  (887 - 890, n=2)
889 Points 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
887 Points 0%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
MediaTek Dimensity 7030, Mali-G610 MP3, 12288
789 Points -11%
Multi-Core
Nothing Phone (2)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
4045 Points +86%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
3349 Points +54%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
3093 Points +42%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=202, last 2 years)
3054 Points +40%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
2521 Points +16%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200
  (2177 - 2521, n=2)
2349 Points +8%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
MediaTek Dimensity 7030, Mali-G610 MP3, 12288
2197 Points +1%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
2177 Points
Antutu v10 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (281399 - 2162423, n=59, last 2 years)
1226140 Points +77%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
767738 Points +11%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
740935 Points +7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200
  (693939 - 767738, n=2)
730839 Points +5%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
693939 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Nothing Phone (2)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
16612 Points +52%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
MediaTek Dimensity 7030, Mali-G610 MP3, 12288
15195 Points +39%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
13393 Points +23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
12313 Points +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4609 - 21385, n=201, last 2 years)
11979 Points +10%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
11736 Points +7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200
  (10924 - 12313, n=2)
11619 Points +6%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
10924 Points
CrossMark - Overall
Nothing Phone (2)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1116 Points +61%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
934 Points +34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1474, n=159, last 2 years)
854 Points +23%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
784 Points +13%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
MediaTek Dimensity 7030, Mali-G610 MP3, 12288
713 Points +3%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
695 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200
  (686 - 695, n=2)
691 Points -1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
686 Points -1%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Nothing Phone (2)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
7839 Points +90%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=156, last 2 years)
5984 Points +45%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
5751 Points +40%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
5192 Points +26%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
4964 Points +21%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200
  (4115 - 5192, n=2)
4654 Points +13%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
MediaTek Dimensity 7030, Mali-G610 MP3, 12288
4152 Points +1%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
4115 Points
System
Nothing Phone (2)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
12171 Points +81%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
11778 Points +75%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=156, last 2 years)
9896 Points +47%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
9366 Points +39%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200
  (6734 - 9366, n=2)
8050 Points +20%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
7803 Points +16%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
MediaTek Dimensity 7030, Mali-G610 MP3, 12288
7550 Points +12%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
6734 Points
Memory
Nothing Phone (2)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
8458 Points +85%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=156, last 2 years)
6496 Points +42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
5847 Points +28%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
MediaTek Dimensity 7030, Mali-G610 MP3, 12288
5742 Points +26%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200
  (4567 - 5847, n=2)
5207 Points +14%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
5126 Points +12%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
4567 Points
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
4109 Points -10%
Graphics
Nothing Phone (2)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
19110 Points +80%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
15766 Points +48%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=156, last 2 years)
15193 Points +43%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
10646 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200
  (10386 - 10646, n=2)
10516 Points -1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
10386 Points -2%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
8511 Points -20%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
MediaTek Dimensity 7030, Mali-G610 MP3, 12288
5178 Points -51%
Web
Nothing Phone (2)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1919 Points +119%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
1734 Points +98%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=156, last 2 years)
1531 Points +75%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
1474 Points +68%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
MediaTek Dimensity 7030, Mali-G610 MP3, 12288
1324 Points +51%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
1278 Points +46%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200
  (876 - 1278, n=2)
1077 Points +23%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
876 Points
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
43053 Points +64%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
28870 Points +10%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200
  (26315 - 28870, n=2)
27593 Points +5%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
26315 Points
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
MediaTek Dimensity 7030, Mali-G610 MP3, 12288
22528 Points -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=145, last 2 years)
21288 Points -19%
Nothing Phone (2)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13807 Points -48%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
5205 Points -80%
AImark - Score v3.x
Nothing Phone (2)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
128240 Points +1024%
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 245629, n=112, last 2 years)
17146 Points +50%
Nothing Phone (2a)
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
11407 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200
  ()
11407 Points 0%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
MediaTek Dimensity 7030, Mali-G610 MP3, 12288
8006 Points -30%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
805 Points -93%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Samsung Exynos 1480, Xclipse 530, 8192
585 Points -95%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 7200, Mali-G610 MP4, 12288
Points -100%

The GFXBench Car Chase onscreen test illustrates that the Nothing Phone (2a) is also capable of displaying graphically demanding games smoothly thanks to its ARM Mali-G610 MP4 GPU. More than 60 frames per second would be possible in many graphics benchmarks if the smartphone didn't set an FPS limit.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2538 Points +120%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1832 Points +58%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1202 Points +4%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1156 Points
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
915 Points -21%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
693 Points -40%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2754 Points +139%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1860 Points +61%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1191 Points +3%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1153 Points
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
926 Points -20%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
698 Points -39%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6855 Points +61%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4483 Points +5%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4259 Points
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3992 Points -6%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2583 Points -39%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6557 Points +58%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4336 Points +5%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4140 Points
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3897 Points -6%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2593 Points -37%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5850 Points +46%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4267 Points +7%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4053 Points +1%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4006 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3833 Points -4%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10121 Points +46%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7275 Points +5%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7170 Points +3%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6935 Points
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4258 Points -39%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7756 Points +30%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6828 Points +14%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6065 Points +2%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5966 Points
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4211 Points -29%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
114 fps +90%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
111 fps +85%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
96 fps +60%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps +50%
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps 0%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
349 fps +119%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
248 fps +56%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
191 fps +20%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
159 fps
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
134 fps -16%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
117 fps -26%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps +50%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
81 fps +35%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
81 fps +35%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
65 fps +8%
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps 0%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
211 fps +115%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
134 fps +37%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
111 fps +13%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
98 fps
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95 fps -3%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
71 fps -28%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps +5%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps 0%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps -2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52 fps -9%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42 fps -26%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
134 fps +100%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
97 fps +45%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
73 fps +9%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps 0%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps -27%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps +74%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps +59%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
34 fps
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
32 fps -6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps -9%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps -35%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
76 fps +90%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64 fps +60%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps +10%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps -10%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
26 fps -35%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps +79%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps +33%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
27 fps -18%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
26 fps -21%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
18 fps -45%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42 fps +100%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
27 fps +29%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps +5%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
21 fps
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
19 fps -10%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
12 fps -43%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps +25%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
51 fps +6%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
48 fps
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42 fps -12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
38 fps -21%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps -42%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
113 fps +113%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps +6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps +2%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps -8%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
32 fps -40%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
20 fps +113%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13 fps +38%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9.5 fps +1%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9.4 fps
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7.9 fps -16%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5.3 fps -44%

Browsing the web with the Nothing Phone (2a) feels just as fast and smooth as performing other operations. The browser benchmarks don't confirm this impression, though, positioning the smartphone in the lower mid-range of our field of comparison devices.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Nothing Phone (2) (Chrome 114)
178.548 Points +133%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
131.393 Points +71%
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=163, last 2 years)
111.1 Points +45%
Google Pixel 7a (Chrome 114)
104.662 Points +37%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo (Chrome 118)
102.38 Points +34%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.90)
83.784 Points +9%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200 (76.6 - 83.8, n=2)
80.2 Points +5%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Firefox 124.2.0)
76.624 Points
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Nothing Phone (2) (Chrome 114)
162 runs/min +56%
Google Pixel 7a (Chrome 114)
125 runs/min +20%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
116 runs/min +12%
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=147, last 2 years)
115.9 runs/min +11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.90)
112 runs/min +8%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200 (104 - 112, n=2)
108 runs/min +4%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Chrome 123.0.6312.99)
104 runs/min
Motorola Edge 40 Neo (Chrome 118)
91.6 runs/min -12%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Nothing Phone (2) (Chrome 114)
147 Points +18%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
126 Points +1%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Firefox 124.2.0)
125 Points
Google Pixel 7a (Chrome 114)
111 Points -11%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo (Chrome 118)
106 Points -15%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200 (86 - 125, n=2)
105.5 Points -16%
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 212, n=155, last 2 years)
103.1 Points -18%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.90)
86 Points -31%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Nothing Phone (2) (Chrome 114)
204 Points +10%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Firefox 124.2.0)
185 Points
Average of class Smartphone (39 - 304, n=107, last 2 years)
140.1 Points -24%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200 (92 - 185, n=2)
138.5 Points -25%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
135 Points -27%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo (Chrome 118)
121 Points -35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.90)
92 Points -50%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Nothing Phone (2) (Chrome 114)
52931 Points +185%
Google Pixel 7a (Chrome 114)
44948 Points +142%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
41576 Points +124%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.90)
39060 Points +110%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo (Chrome 118)
34140 Points +84%
Average of class Smartphone (2228 - 89112, n=208, last 2 years)
33933 Points +83%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200 (18562 - 39060, n=2)
28811 Points +55%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Firefox 124.2.0)
18562 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Nothing Phone (2a) (Firefox 124.2.0)
1569.6 ms *
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=163, last 2 years)
1515 ms * +3%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200 (1296 - 1570, n=2)
1433 ms * +9%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo (Chrome 118)
1299.1 ms * +17%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G (Chrome 122.0.6261.90)
1296.2 ms * +17%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G (Chrome 123)
1012.6 ms * +35%
Google Pixel 7a (Chrome 114)
919.6 ms * +41%
Nothing Phone (2) (Chrome 114)
755.5 ms * +52%

* ... smaller is better

The UFS 3.1 storage device in the Nothing Phone (2a) offers very standard performance. Apps run smoothly and data transfers don't take long.

Nothing Phone (2a)Google Pixel 7aNothing Phone (2)Motorola Edge 40 NeoSamsung Galaxy A55 5GXiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5GAverage 256 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
8%
46%
-3%
6%
36%
23%
14%
Sequential Read 256KB
1028.37
1624.39
58%
1949.5
90%
1004.4
-2%
1688.53
64%
1921.64
87%
Sequential Write 256KB
952
996.44
5%
1517.6
59%
930.9
-2%
831.44
-13%
1702.4
79%
Random Read 4KB
273.19
229.44
-16%
287.5
5%
279.5
2%
351.47
29%
248.21
-9%
Random Write 4KB
311.8
263.81
-15%
403.8
30%
284.1
-9%
132.11
-58%
265.29
-15%

Games - Smooth performance almost guaranteed

The Gamebench app helps us evaluate the Nothing Phone (2a)'s performance when gaming. The phone does a good job when playing Genshin Impact and manages an average frame rate of 34.6 FPS when playing this graphically very demanding title at maximum settings. The frame rate does drop occasionally during our test but recovers again soon enough. The same goes for Asphalt 9: Legends, which produces an even smoother experience with 59 FPS. 

The tactical shooter game PUBG Mobile poses no issues for our smartphone. It may not achieve more than 40 FPS at HD settings, but this is only because PUBG Mobile won't allow higher frame rates at this setting. 

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact
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Nothing Phone (2a); Asphalt 9: Legends; 4.5.1b: Ø59 (37-61)
Nothing Phone (2a); Genshin Impact; lowest 120 fps; 4.6.0_22174900_22378599: Ø48.7 (30-58)
Nothing Phone (2a); Genshin Impact; highest 120 fps; 4.5.0_21307647_21321795: Ø34.6 (19-50)
Nothing Phone (2a); PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 3.1.0: Ø59.3 (55-61)
Nothing Phone (2a); PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 3.1.0: Ø39.7 (24-41)
Nothing Phone (2a); PUBG Mobile; HD; 3.1.0: Ø39.6 (35-40)

Emissions - Maximum performance at the push of a button

Temperature

The Nothing Phone (2a) does heat up noticeably under full load, but it doesn't become uncomfortable to hold. After running a stress test (Burnout benchmark) for one hour, we measured a maximum surface temperature of 42.8 °C.

The Nothing Phone (2a) has a good grip on internal heat removal too. Our Wild Life stress tests by 3DMark show that it can almost always deliver its full performance even under continuous load.

Max. Load
 42.8 °C
109 F
39.2 °C
103 F
36.3 °C
97 F
 
 41.8 °C
107 F
41.5 °C
107 F
38.7 °C
102 F
 
 41 °C
106 F
40.6 °C
105 F
38.2 °C
101 F
 
Maximum: 42.8 °C = 109 F
Average: 40 °C = 104 F
37.6 °C
100 F
38.9 °C
102 F
41.6 °C
107 F
37.3 °C
99 F
38.7 °C
102 F
41.6 °C
107 F
36 °C
97 F
39 °C
102 F
39.6 °C
103 F
Maximum: 41.6 °C = 107 F
Average: 38.9 °C = 102 F
Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 42.8 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.6 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.2 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life stress test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.7 % +1%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.3 % 0%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.2 %
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99 % 0%
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60.2 % -39%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54.3 % -45%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.6 %
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.5 % 0%
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.4 % 0%
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
98.9 % -1%
Nothing Phone (2)
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
87.3 % -12%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60.6 % -39%
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Nothing Phone (2a) Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø6.89 (6.88-6.91)
Google Pixel 7a Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø8.32 (6.73-11.1)
Nothing Phone (2) Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø10.3 (10.2-11.6)
Motorola Edge 40 Neo Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø4.17 (4.16-4.18)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø5.59 (5.56-5.63)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø7.07 (7.05-7.08)
Nothing Phone (2a) Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø24.7 (24.6-24.8)
Google Pixel 7a Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø27.2 (21.4-39.5)
Nothing Phone (2) Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø48.1 (38.2-63.4)
Motorola Edge 40 Neo Mali-G610 MP3, Dimensity 7030, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø15.4 (15.4-15.5)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø23.1 (23.1-23.1)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø25.6 (25.4-25.7)
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G Xclipse 530, Exynos 1480, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø23.7 (23.6-23.7)
Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing Phone (2a)

Speakers

Nothing has equipped the Nothing Phone (2a) with stereo speakers that offer fairly balanced sound characteristics in the mid and high range and are particularly suitable for transmitting voices. Bass tones, however, are in short supply, as expected. 

Users can connect external audio devices via USB-C or Bluetooth 5.3. The Nothing Phone (2a) supports a wide range of current Bluetooth codecs, including SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, Opus and LHDC V3/V4.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2027.332.72526.236.43125.932.54029.228.25035.639.76325.926.38022.121.910017.824.512517.134.516018.147.520014.248.925014.157.131510.758.54001161.850012.871.963011.170.58001271.7100011.776.112501277.5160012.875.5200012.478.2250012.379.5315013.382.340001378.1500013.573.1630013.270800013.870.81000013.770.11250013.464.71600013.358.9SPL24.988.9N0.673.7median 13.2median 70.8Delta18.527.333.426.235.525.938.429.240.335.642.325.935.822.14117.840.517.146.518.157.414.255.214.15610.758.61159.312.863.711.164.61271.111.774.71279.312.877.412.479.512.379.713.3821384.213.581.613.278.913.878.213.776.113.469.313.360.624.991.40.685.1median 13.2median 74.719.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseNothing Phone (2a)Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Nothing Phone (2a) audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 11% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 82% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 33% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy A55 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (91.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.4% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.5% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 9% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 30% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery Life - Above-average

Energy consumption

The Nothing Phone (2a) has very inconspicuous consumption rates and is energy-efficient especially under load. 

The Nothing phone can be recharged at up to 45 W via USB PD 3.0. Buyers will have to organize a suitable charger on their own as this is not included with the phone.

It took phone exactly 1 hour to fully recharge using a 65-watt charger from Ugreen. The battery reaches a charge level of 50 percent within 24 minutes and 90 percent after 45 minutes. The smartphone does not support wireless charging.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.15 / 0.22 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.81 / 2.01 / 2.07 Watt
Load midlight 4.16 / 7.91 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Nothing Phone (2a)
5000 mAh
Google Pixel 7a
4385 mAh
Nothing Phone (2)
4700 mAh
Motorola Edge 40 Neo
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
5000 mAh
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7200
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
8%
3%
3%
-6%
-23%
-11%
-1%
Idle Minimum *
0.81
0.62
23%
0.9
-11%
1
-23%
0.85
-5%
1.22
-51%
1.015 ?(0.81 - 1.22, n=2)
-25%
Idle Average *
2.01
0.87
57%
1.1
45%
1.2
40%
1.51
25%
1.47
27%
Idle Maximum *
2.07
0.95
54%
1.4
32%
1.3
37%
1.71
17%
1.58
24%
1.825 ?(1.58 - 2.07, n=2)
12%
Load Average *
4.16
6.11
-47%
5
-20%
5.2
-25%
4.87
-17%
8.09
-94%
6.13 ?(4.16 - 8.09, n=2)
-47%
Load Maximum *
7.91
11.81
-49%
10.4
-31%
9.2
-16%
11.73
-48%
9.49
-20%

* ... smaller is better

Energy consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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