Nothing Phone (1) Review: Gets the exciting phone game


For all the tech-savvy people out there, this London based company brings you its latest Android innovation, which has some exciting designs and specifications. Tony Fadell, principal of Future Shape and creator of the iPod, Casey Neistat, YouTube personality and co-founder of Beme, and Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin are among private investors in Nothing, a privately held firm backed by Is. GV (formerly Google Ventures), EQT Ventures, C Ventures and other investors. After much discussion, Nothing has finally launched its much awaited phone (1) so let’s check out some of the features it has to offer to stand out as one of the best Android phones in the market.

nothing phone 1 design

The aluminum frame and symmetrical bezels give the phone elegance, lightness and longevity. It has a very unique design with LED lights on the back of the phone. The back of the Phone 1 is undoubtedly its most attractive feature, with a semi-transparent appearance that lines the interior of the phone. Much of what we see is a design element that hides the internal components of the phone. The phone has a double-sided Gorilla Glass coating for rigidity and less chance of breakage due to fall damage. The Nothing Phone (1) will be launched in monochromatic colours, which gives it quite a rich and classy feel with an attractive design that makes it look like it comes from the future. The overall design of the Nothing Phone 1, which has relatively flat edges and rounded corners, looks somewhat inspired by the iPhone 12 and 13 series.

nothing phone 1 display

The phone comes with a 6.55-inch OLED screen. With over 1 billion colors, you can experience vibrant output in your images, videos and streaming quality. HDR10+, strong contrast and rich colors to suit every situation. Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate that’s reassuringly power-efficient and delivers incredibly responsive interactions. Such features make this phone an excellent device for casual gaming due to its high refresh rate and color schemes.

nothing phone 1 interface

The Nothing Phone (1) comes with impressive innovations, including LED-infused lighting that provides notifications, alerts, and answers to phone calls. The company calls it the Glyph interface, which makes everyday conversations fun and more enjoyable than your regular pinging alerts. Light strips are spread throughout the rear panel flash, known as glyphs, that serve both practical and decorative purposes. The phone has different glyph patterns to set up to your liking for different contacts and app notifications, so you can quickly know who’s texting and calling. Each glyph has a distinctive sound, a collection of pings and chirps with retro-technical titles like “squiggly” and “isolator”. Nothing Phone (1) allows you to flip your phone over to trigger silent mode for convenient use.

Nothing OS is an open system that allows you to connect your phone to almost any device. You can use your phone to check your AirPods battery, turn lights on and off, and even unlock your car with just one click from your phone, Although I wish I had time to try my hand at it. But it acts like a mini and portable Alexa, which gives this phone an impressive selling point. Nothing OS is faster, more reliable, and minimizes lag allowing you to run your apps faster than normal Android. The phone adapts to your app preferences that loads your most used apps faster than unused apps that are frozen to save power and reduce wastage. One of the major things that you will notice in this phone is that it comes with some pre-loaded apps and starts in a dark mode, while most are with white background.

nothing phone 1 display

The Qualcomm┬« Snapdragon 778G+ chipset gives the phone (1) its speed. This chipset makes the phone a good gaming device with decent performance, good graphics and great visuals. Nothing (1) Comes with 18 hours long battery life and fast charging with 4500mAh battery which gives you 50% charge battery within 30 minutes. You can experience the best of gaming sessions with the phone’s Game Mode, which always matches sound to graphics for fluid, continuously immersive gameplay. Notifications and unintentional taps are minimized to lock in concentration.

nothing phone 1 camera

Another feature of Nothing (1) is its 50MP sensor dual camera. The wide primary camera sensor and 1.8 aperture deliver exceptional detail in any lighting setting. Dual picture stabilization ensures consistently sharp images. The 114┬░ field of vision wide-angle photography can achieve, and clever technologies like scene detection optimize to ideal settings. 60 fps delivers 4K videography and liquid motion with crystal clear output for an immersive experience. Live HDR also produces real highlights and shadows. Really bright with Night Mode. With the LED backlight, you can adjust their illumination to get a portable ring light for any set-up and use, even in the darkest of nights. The front camera has a 16MP lens which allows you to take the best selfies on your social media. For an average photography lover, this phone is quite well fed. Still not the biggest compared to all the other Androids on the market, though. Let’s say you want a pretty pleasing phone and can’t compromise on camera quality for some excellent interface and easy-to-use. In that case, nothing (1) stands a chance to fit in your pocket.

sustainable build

Nothing (1) is made of recyclable aluminum with over 50% degradable plastic components, leading the industry as one of the most eco-friendly smartphones. The phone comes in three storage variants which include 8GB RAM + 128GB memory, 8GB RAM + 256GB memory and 12GB RAM + 256GB memory.

Additional Features:

Fingerprint sensor.
IP53 splash, water and dust resistance.
dual SIM.
5G+ network connectivity.
Hexagon 770 AI Processor.
USB Type-C port slot.
Dual stereo speakers with three audio mics.

final call

For a budget-friendly phone, Nothing (1) is an astonishing upcoming launch with decent specifications that could boost the digital advancement of smartphones. Although it might fall a bit short in terms of battery life and processing, the latest LED feature-packed phones with a user-friendly OS and interface are making headlines. It weighs less than 200 grams with a pocket-friendly build and makes it an excellent choice as a gaming smartphone packed in this design.

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