Nothing Phone 1 was announced worldwide on 23 March 2022 in London, UK. Within a month, Nothing Phone 1 got 1,00,000 pre-orders. The reason for the hype of Nothing Phone 1 is Nothing OS and the well-known owners of the company.
Nothing The company’s current owners are OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, YouTuber Casey Neistat, Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, iPod inventor Tony Fadell and Reddit CEO Steve Huffman. Nothing has launched two products so far, the first Nothing Ear 1 and the second Nothing Phone 1. Nothing Phone 1 released on 16 July 2022. The essentials about the Nothing Phone 1 are detailed below.
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Nothing Phone 1 Features
The phone has a 6.55-inch Full HD+ OLED display, 60hz to 120hz adaptive refresh rate, 700nits peak brightness, gorilla glass 5, HDR10+ and updated Nothing OS based on Android 12. The Nothing Phone 1 has a similar design to the iPhone 14 and has a good in-hand feel. Unique white LED light has been given in the transparent back which looks beautiful.
The Nothing OS experience is better than the stock Android (Google Pixel phones) in some respects. There is very less bezel as compared to other Android phones which makes the display beautiful. Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi 6, NFC, GPS and under display fingerprint scanner are other features. Nothing Phone 1 weighs 193.5 grams. There is 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB/256GB USF 3.1 storage option, dual sim 5G support, IP53 water & dust resistance and necessary sensors.
Nothing Phone 1 Performance
This phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 6nm TSMC processor, 2.5GHz Max Boost, Adreno 642L GPU and other Hexagon 770 AI processor.
Nothing Phone 1 Design
Having Metallic Rounded Corner, the design of the phone is like iPhone 14 which makes it feel good when held in hand. The back has a unique white LED that looks attractive with the transparent back, this white LED is adaptive sync for notifications, alarms and calls. There is very little bezel on the front which is attractive compared to other Android phones. The Nothing Phone 1 comes with a transparent glass back in two color options, Black and White.
Nothing Phone 1 Display
This phone has 6.55inch Full HD+ OLED, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, 10Bit panel, 500nits brightness, 700nits peak brightness, 240hz touch sampling rate, haptic feedback sensor, bezel less and Corning Gorilla Gorilla 5 protected display.
Nothing Phone 1 UI
Nothing OS is the world’s best optimized UI based on Android 12. The better software experience is available in Nothing OS than the stock Android of Google Pixel phones. Being optimized, Nothing OS has low battery consumption and good RAM management. Nothing Phone 1 is currently running on Nothing OS version 1.1.3 Stable. Being new, its UI has a lot of flaws which the Nothing company claims to fix through customer feedback.
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Nothing Phone 1 Camera
The rear has 50MP (f1.9)+50MP (f2.2) (Ultrawide) dual cameras with LED flash. OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) and EIS (Electric Image Stabilizer) are available. Sony IMX766 sensor is present. In photography, this camera competes with other flagship phones, photos come naturally. The Night Mode of the main camera captures very bright photos. The back camera can record 4K/30FPS video. Lag in 4K video recording which can be fixed by software update.
On the front is a 16MP (f2.5) camera with inbuilt wide photo option. It can record video in 1080p/30fps. The selfie camera does a great job, the images come out very sharp and beautiful.
Nothing Phone 1 Speakers
This phone has 3 average calling microphones. But the quality, sound and base of dual stereo speakers are good.
Nothing Phone 1 Battery
The Nothing Phone 1 gets a Li-Po 4500mAh non removable battery that lasts longer due to the optimized Nothing OS. 33watt fast wire charging, 15watt wireless charging and 5watt reverse wireless charging option is available.
Nothing Phone 1 Review In Long Term Usage
Based on social media feedback, the Nothing Phone 1 is a highly optimized phone with some minor flaws. According to Nothing Company, they are paying attention to the feedback of the people and are fixing the flaws in the phone through software updates. Being a new company, it is the discretion of the customer to trust it or not. At present, Nothing Company is giving security updates keeping in mind the customer reviews, has claimed to provide Android 13 update in future.
Nothing Phone 1 Software Update
According to Nothing Company, this phone will get Android 13, Android 14 and Android 15 updates. After Android 15, you will get monthly security updates for 1 year. It is a big deal for midrange phones to get updates for 4 years.
Nothing Phone 1 Price & Variants (Europe)
8GB RAM with 128GB storage – € 469
8GB RAM with 256GB storage – € 499
12GB RAM with 256GB storage – € 549
Nothing Phone 1 Pros
Optimized smooth Nothing OS
Good 50MP camera
Unique transparent white backlight design
Long term security & OS updates
Nothing Phone 1 Cons
NOTE: Listed bug fixed in Android 13
Charger not included in box
Face lock not stable in low light
Wifi not stable
Mic quality is bad
Sometimes backlight distracting & irritating
Backlight not customisable
10% battery drain with always on display
Yellow tint display
Bugs in camera modes
Picture in picture mode not stable
Keyboard not stable
Heating problem in gaming & long duration usages
Ultrawide not good as 50MP sensor
Night Mode takes 5 seconds to capture photos
Bugs in 4k video recording
4k night mode only with ultrawide camera
Nothing Phone 1 F&Q
What is Nothing Phone 1?
Nothing Phone 1 is midrange flagship phone with unique design & UI provided by Nothing brand in London, UK. Nothing brand announced by Carl Pei (OnePlus co-founder) in 2021. Nothing products are available worldwide.
Who is Nothing Brand Ceo?
Carl Pei – OnePlus co-founder
Casey Neistat – YouTuber
Kevin Lin – Twitch co-founder
Tony Fadell – iPod inventor
Steve Huffman – Reddit CEO
Is Nothing Phone 1 trustable?
Yes, because there is a lot of legend behind this company.
Should i buy Nothing Phone 1?
Sure, bug fixed in Android 13 update
Should i ignore Nothing Phone 1?
Not much is a new company.
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