Nothing Phone 1 – Worth the Hype?

Nothing launched their first phone on 12th July 2022. According to them, they have designed this phone in such a manner that all of its features such as camera, operating system, design, and sound is being a kind of out-of-the-box type of thing. The phone’s series of LED light strips on the rear is its most noticeable feature. These may flash in different patterns of white (but just white) and are known as the Glyph Interface. Even before its launch, Nothing has created hype and interest all around the world about this phone. But the main question is, does Nothing Phone 1 – Worth the Hype? Does it meet the expected level?

Let’s try to find it out…

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Nothing Phone 1 Specifications

Display6.55 inches, 1080×2400 px
RAM & Storage8 GB/128 GB , 8GB/256GB, 12GB/256GB
Rear CameraDual rear camera – 50 MP, 50 MP
Front Camera16 MP
ProcessorSnapdragon 778G Plus
Battery4500 mAh with 33 W Fast Charging
Operating SystemAndroid v12
Weight194 g

Screen

This phone comes with a display size of 6.55 inches flexible OLED Display/120 Hz Display with Punch Hole. Further, in terms of Display and screen following are the features it supports –

  1. Display quality – HDR10+
  2. Color Depth – 10-bit
  3. Contrast Ratio – 1000000:1
  4. 500 nits Brightness
  5. 1200 nits Peak Brightness
  6. Average Refresh Rate – 60 – 120 Hz
  7. Corning Gorilla Glass

Camera

According to Nothing, the better quality of a camera cannot be indicated by the number of cameras a phone has. This phone has two extraordinary cameras with 50 MP sensors. Further, it has a front camera of 16 MP. It can shoot exceptionally stable videos. Nothing Phone 1 has in-built studio lighting. In addition to it, the image quality at night mode is at an exceptional level.

The big primary camera sensor and /1.8 aperture provide exceptional detail in any lighting. Dual picture stabilization ensures consistently crisp images. The wide-angle photographs is possible using the 114° field of vision. The ideal settings are tailored by clever technologies like Scene Detection.

Nothing Phone 1 has Brilliant 4K video support. Liquid motion at 60 frames per second. Live HDR also creates highlights and shadows that are realistic. Genuinely bright throughout with Night Mode. An all-purpose video camera.

From the Rear camera it can really capture some awesome photos but front camera disappoints.

Processor

If talking about the processor, it is not much up to the mark. As it comes with a processor of Snapdragon 778G Plus. And Snapdragon 778G+ is a old processor and getting snapdragon’s 700 series processor on a phone priced above 30k is not what was expected, in fact Mobile phones with Snapdragon 778G processor are already in the market with the price point of 20K to 28K. and now a days with Poco F4 5G and IQOO neo 6 you get Snapdragon 870 processor which is the most stable processor and generates less heat and it also supports 5G under 30K price.
In terms of processor and price point at which you get the phone it is not the best processor.

Design

Honestly, this phone is only design-centric and if you want only design and don’t care about the performance of the phone then you can definitely check out this phone. But at the other hand design is a subjective thing and varies from person to person.

Anyone who has seen the Ear (1) headphones will immediately recognize the design language, which uses a combination of opaque and translucent plastic to allude to the phone’s internals without being overtly obvious about them. It comes in either black or white.

But in this phone, the so-called innovation is only the Design of the phone but also the back design of the phone.

It has a glyph interface that has lots of led and it will glow when you receive notifications and will show different lighting while charging and recording.

Glyph interface lights can also be used as a soft light while recording or taking photos.

But at the other hand, to power these LED’s phone requires more juice than the regular phone.

Battery

The battery in nothing phone 1 simply disappoints, this phone has a 4500 mAH battery which is indeed a good battery capacity that can last for a day on normal usage but without the need to power the LEDs.

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Charging

Charging could have been better at least at this price point, Nothing phone 1 supports 33W fast charging. This disappoints and it says it will charge 50 percent In 30 minutes whereas other competitors of nothing phone 1 fully charges from 0 to 100 in approx. 30 minutes.
Considering the price it could have at least 65 watts of fast charging.

The charger not included in the box is quite uninteresting. This can cost you around Rs 1500 to buy it separately.

Updates and Security

Nothing has confirmed that they will give 3 years of Major android updates and 4 years of security patch (every 2 month) with nothing phone 1, which is really appreciable for Android phones, in past very few Android device have confirmed such type of updates.

Pros-

  1. Wireless charging support
  2. Unique semi-transparent design
  3. Good enough camera
  4. Near Stock Android

Cons –

  1. No Charger in the box
  2. No headphone jacks
  3. Quite expensive
  4. Less battery capacity
  5. Processor not as per the price point

Who should buy nothing phone (1)?

  • Those Who want unique design
  • Those Who want good camera
  • Casual users who don’t expect much performance
  • People who want Near Stock Android OS

Conclusion

A final conclusion can be made that this overhyped phone does not meet the level of expectation. Though it also has some of the positive points which can be attractive to some of the users who are more concerned with the design and looks of the mobile. And if talking about the question that was mentioned – Nothing Phone 1 – Worth the Hype? The simple answer is No. I think it is not worth the hype as well as not worth the price.

But definitely if this phone would have priced under 28k then it would have been a better deal.

if you want to buy this phone, you can buy it easily from Flipkart. Nothing Phone 1 will be available on these platforms from around July 21st.

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