Nothing Phone 1 Mobile Price in Bangladesh 2022
Released Date: 2022, July 16
OS: Android 12, Nothing OS
Camera: 50MP 2160p
Display: 6.55" 1440x3216 pixels
Storage: 128/256 GB UFS 3.1
Battery: 4500mAh Li-Po
Processor: Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
Specifications and Price in Bangladesh
Price in Bangladesh
(8+128 GB)=60,990 Tk
(8+256 GB)=64,990 Tk
(12+256 GB)=66,990 Tk
|Unofficial Price||(8GB+128GB)=53,000 Tk (8GB+256GB)=56,000 Tk|
|Announced||2022, July 12|
|Released Date||2022, July 16|
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66
1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G|
|Dimensions||159.2 x 75.8 x 8.3 mm (6.27 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||193.5 g (6.84 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Others||Multiple LED lights on the back (notifications, charging progress, camera fill light) Blinking red light on the back (video recording indicator) IP53 - splash, water and dust resistant|
|Type||OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1B colors|
|Size||6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~85.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
120Hz, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
|Bluetooth||5.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS. Up to dual-band: GLONASS (1), BDS (2), GALILEO (1), QZSS (1)|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Internal||128/256 GB UFS 3.1|
|OS||Android 12, Nothing OS|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM7325-AE Snapdragon 778G+ 5G (6 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1x2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3x2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)|
50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56&amp;amp;amp;quot;, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
50 MP, f/2.2, 114˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.76&amp;amp;amp;quot;, 0.64µm
|Secondary camera||16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm|
LED flash, panorama, HDR
[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS, live HDR
|Alert types||Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|Battery type||Non-removable Li-Po|
|Battery capacity||4500 mAh|
Fast charging 33W, 50% in 30 min, 100% in 70 min (advertised)
Wireless charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging 5W
Power Delivery 3.0
Quick Charge 4.0
Nothing Phone 1 Full Specification and Review
Is the Nothing Phone 1 nothing but marketing? Or did OnePlus founder Carl Pei unveil one of the best mid-range smartphones out of thin air? We ordered the Nothing Phone 1 right at the launch and have now been using it for almost 2 weeks!
The highlight is the back with the LED pattern, the so-called “Glyph”. Other than that, the components are pretty average. There is a Snapdragon 778G+, a 120 Hertz AMOLED, and a 50MP dual camera. Nothing offers one or the other extra, though…
Nothing Phone 1’s Design and Processing
The Nothing Ear 1 has already announced the look that you get with the Nothing Phone 1: The smartphone brings a breath of fresh air to the smartphone world and offers a distinctive look with the partially transparent back and the LED pattern “Glyph”. And if it looks too much like an “iPhone”, fortunately, there is no huge notch.
The Nothing Phone 1 measures 159.2 x 75.8 x 8.3 millimeters and weighs 193.5 grams. The device is certified according to IP53 but would do even better according to the manufacturer (cost reasons for the certification). The white version with a silver frame is the flagship model and best showcases the see-through design with lots of small details.
The variant is only available in 8/256GB. We deliberately opted for the black variant with a dark gray frame, which is already cheaper with 8/128GB. The Nothing Phone 1 is much more inconspicuous, but the LED lighting looks even better when it lights up.
The back is clearly the eye-catcher and party trick of the Nothing Phone 1: If you turn the smartphone over to the display, the glyph flashes twice to signal that it is “ready”. At this point, at the latest, the attention of your table colleagues is guaranteed.
The glass on the back shows only a few parts of the inner workings; more is not possible with the construction: The charging coil for wireless charging, screws, and the loudspeaker grille stand out, and the passive cooling or cable ducts can be guessed at.
Hopefully not unimportant for many, nothing has been paid attention to sustainability. The packaging is made from “recycled paper”. Over 50% of the inner workings are made from recycled plastic, and the aluminum frame is also made from recycled material. The USB-C port (2.0), speakers, and SIM slot are located below.
The power button on the right and the two volume buttons on the left are also made of metal and are pleasantly large to press. The ear speaker is embedded between the display and the frame, and the display protection film leaves some space for the sensors.
Fortunately, only high-quality materials are used on the outside: a solid frame and front and back made of Corning Gorilla Glass. The workmanship is basically excellent, but the Nothing Phone 1 is characterized by its angular form factor. The device is lighter than the competition at 193.5g, but it looks very bulky.
With large hands, the smartphone feels great in the hand: I can easily “claw” it with my thumb and ring finger and navigate comfortably. My wife, on the other hand, find it difficult to use and, without the optional protective cover, it would probably be too slippery for one-handed texting.
Features of the Glyph: What’s the point of 900 LEDs?
Friends of the notification LED- This is a decent version! Let’s focus on the obvious highlight in one full feature section rather than spread it throughout the review. Nothing spreads over 5 elements with 900 LEDs and builds numerous functions around it.
Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go! Even if the system thrives on its simplicity, you want to use the brand feature as often as possible or at least be able to individualize it. But you can’t even present the glyph to your circle of friends without calling up the video mode (e.g., via the quick settings, because only the conventional flashlight, the camera flash, can be switched on here).
These are all the functions of the LED glyph, which also has an entire menu item dedicated to it in the settings – my experience in italics if necessary:
- General: The brightness of the can be continuously adjusted
- The glyph can be turned on and off completely in the quick settings (swipe down on the home screen).
- It can also be controlled via the bedtime schedule, which can be scheduled according to the time and day of the week. ”
- Turn to Glyph” = Put on the table with the display: The phone is muted and notifications/calls are only signaled visually.
- Charging indicator: When charging, the light bar at the bottom shows the charging progress. A tiny nudge is enough to make them flash
- In practice, double-tapping is more likely to be used to wake up and take a quick look at the display.
- The LEDs at the very bottom also provide feedback (levels) when communicating with Google Assistant (“OK Google”).
- Especially when nothing is already upside down on the table, you get direct feedback when using the Personal Assistant.
- When filming in the dark, you can switch on the Glyph instead of the LED flash for a nicer diffuse illumination. With the new update, this also works in normal photo and portrait mode.
- Why you can only use the LED flash in the quick settings with the simple “flashlight” function remains a mystery or a case for the next software update
- Ringtones and notification sounds – a symphony of sound and visual signal:
- Nothing has created numerous compositions that match the sound to the glowing and blinking of the glyph. In the case of individual high notes, for example, only the LED dot below flashes. However, the ring tones all sound technical instead of melodic-dynamic.
- Alternatively, you can also define your own sounds without the blinking that is coordinated with them.
Of course, a ringtone can be set separately for each contact or for important people. And WhatsApp has long integrated the function of selecting different tones for individual and group chats.
But this does not apply to other app notifications and that has to come via an update @Nothing! If necessary, I would like a separate sound or flash for each app – because I still look at the smartphone when there is a new notification, precisely because I don’t know what new thing came in.
When filming in the dark, you can switch on the Glyph instead of the LED flash for a nicer diffuse illumination. With the new update, this also works in normal photo and portrait mode.
Why you can only use the LED flash in the quick settings with the simple “flashlight” function remains a mystery or a case for the next software update.
Ringtones and notification sounds—a symphony of sound and visual signals:
Nothing has created numerous compositions that match the sound to the glowing and blinking of the glyph. In the case of individual high notes, for example, only the LED dot below flashes. However, the ring tones all sound technical instead of melodic-dynamic.
Alternatively, you can also define your own sounds without the blinking that is coordinated with them.
Of course, a ringtone can be set separately for each contact or for important people. And WhatsApp has long integrated the function of selecting different tones for individual and group chats.
But this does not apply to other app notifications, and that has to come via an update via @Nothing! If necessary, I would like a separate sound or flash for each app because I still look at the smartphone when there is a new notification, precisely because I don’t know what new thing came in.
Scope of delivery of the Nothing Phone 1
The Nothing Phone 1 comes with a pre-applied display foil, slips of paper, and operating instructions. There is also a SIM needle with a transparent handle and a USB-C to USB-C cable. A trend is (unfortunately) also followed, and no power supply is used.
The Phone 1 understands power delivery and charges at a maximum of 33 watts. “Nothing” itself offers a charger with 45 watts for 3,500 Tk, which please do not use for cost reasons. Anker or UGreen, for example, have power supplies that offer a higher charging capacity and more connections for the price.
Unfortunately, a protective cover is also not included. We ordered the official case from Nothing for 2,500 Tk. It is more of a completely transparent case made of a firmer material, which is not particularly thick.
However, there is a border above the display, which is definitely a good thing: the Nothing phone 1 is supposed to be upside down to present the glyph.
Nothing Phone 1 Display
An AMOLED panel is used in the Nothing Phone 1, which fits perfectly into the upper middle class. Apart from LTPO and an absurdly high brightness or resolution, you don’t have to do without anything.
It measures 6.55 inches diagonally in 20:9 format. With a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, the Nothing smartphone achieves a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch and thus offers a sharp image.
As you know it from the iPhone, for example, the display is completely symmetrical. This can only be achieved with a flexible OLED panel. The display edges are not super narrow at 2mm, but the overall look is consistent. The punch hole notch on the top left measures 3mm in diameter.
The display panel offers a beautifully smooth refresh rate of 120 Hertz. You can only activate this as “automatic” or limit it completely to 60Hz. When the automatic setting is enabled, the smartphone determines when and in which app 120Hz is used.
So far, this works well, but 90Hz in Chrome is not a hit. Most games and YouTube are down-regulated to 60Hz. The touch panel works at a sampling rate of 240 Hertz.
Nothing specifies a maximum of 1200 lux for the display brightness, which the Phone 1 also almost achieves with 1150 lux (Sunlight Boost with a completely white display). In manual mode, the brightness can be increased by up to 800 lux.
In the blazing sun, it should shine a little brighter in practice, but you can also cope with it in the sunny season without any problems. The “extra dark” mode, which can be activated in quick settings, is nice: the AMOLED is even less dazzling in bed in the evening.
Software: In the settings you have the choice between a lively color display “Alive” and something natural “Standard”. The color temperature can be continuously fine-tuned between warm and cold. Nothing calibrates the OLED panel less gaudy than some other manufacturers.
Four font and display sizes are available for resizing. The well-known “Roboto” font is used in the system, and many headlines or in-house home screen widgets are kept in pixel optics.
As usual, a terminable and adjustable blue light filter and a dark mode are available for the AMOLED. An always-on display is also implemented. Only the time, date, weather, and notification icons are displayed on the “lock screen”.
It cannot be further adjusted. HDR10/HDR10+ is supported for video streaming and the device is Widevine L1 certified. The Nothing Phone 1 is operated either via gestures, the sensitivity of which can even be adjusted, or via the three Android buttons. Unfortunately, the back button cannot be moved from left to right here.
Nothing Phone 1’s hardware and computing power
The Snapdragon 778G+ processor is used: a modern octa-core from TSMC, which is manufactured using the 6nm process. The chip is a compromise between price, enough power, and efficiency. The Nothing Phone 1 cannot compete with other smartphones in this price range in terms of computing power.
But limitations are not always clearly noticeable in practice. The SoC consists of a fast prime core, a performance and energy-saving cluster (1 x A78 @ 2.5GHz + 3 x A78 @ 2.4GHz + 4 x A55 @ 1.8GHz) and the Adreno 642L GPU. As the name suggests, the chip is a performance-enhanced variant of the SD778G.
The Nothing Phone 1 has up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a maximum of 256 GB of UFS 3.1 system memory available. The latter achieves values of 1581 MB/s when reading and 1046 MB/s when writing. The Nothing smartphone Officially costs 60,990 Tk in Bangladesh, 64,990 Tk with 8/256GB, and the largest version with 12/256GB will appear later for 66,990 Tk.
The Nothing Phone 1 achieves 577,000 points in the AnTuTu benchmark v9, but the Adreno GPU pulls the score down. This can also be seen in modern 3D games. The smartphone plays them without any problems, but occasionally the frame rate drops below 40 fps.
The CPU, on the other hand, guarantees flawless system operation. In demanding scenarios, the difference in performance compared to more powerful smartphones becomes apparent, where nothing needs a second to commemorate.
Thermal throttling: The mid-range from Qualcomm is not known for overheating, and the performance does not have to be throttled under continuous load. The Nothing Phone 1’s GPU proves to be absolutely stable in the 3D Mark stress test. The comparatively stronger CPU has to throttle the performance to around 90% after 10 minutes, but this is not relevant for 3D games.
Android 12 (Stock) Operating System
The Nothing Phone 1 ships with its own Nothing OS, which is based on Android 12. The security patch was also updated to July 2022 during the test period. The manufacturer itself promises three years of Android updates and four years of security patches every two months. Of course, this is only possible if the company is still active in the smartphone business. There is no bloatware. Nothing’s only pre-installed app is the Sound Recording Recorder.
Currently, Nothing OS is mostly stock Android, which has been slightly adjusted visually and only offers a few additional features. In a separate article, we take a close look at the Nothing OS in comparison to the “Pixel Experience” of the Google Pixel 6a.
The Nothing OS runs buttery smooth on the manufacturer’s first smartphone with the Snapdragon 778G+ and the 120 Hertz display, is self-explanatory and can be used wonderfully in practice. According to Carl Pei, the focus is on pure Android without being overloaded. Google apps are used for typical smartphone functions.
The visual customization is well done, and there is particular praise for the many background images that are on board. The pull-down menu (notifications, quick settings) is great, and connections to other devices, in particular, can be set up much faster with it (WLAN, mobile data, and hotspot & Bluetooth manager).
We definitely have to deduct points for the small range of functions. For example, once you have set up your Realme smartphone with the Realme UI, Samsung’s One UI, or Xiaomi’s MIUI and figured it out, you benefit from the many additional functions. Nothing currently offers these.
Many functions that have actually established themselves are missing-to name a few: the game mode is there but offers no settings, there is only the app drawer as an option, the optical customization is only possible to a limited extent, and functions like one-touch input are completely absent. There is no sidebar or quick launch. The position of the on-screen buttons cannot be adjusted either, and the back command is always placed on the left.
A recent update only added a widget for your own NFTs (as a gallery) or Tesla integration. It’s a pity that the Nothing Ear 1 headphones have not yet been properly integrated (a separate app from the Play Store is required).
At this point, a little dig: The founders of Nothing want to set the smartphone apart from the competition with a “seamless integration” of the ecosystem. To date, the company has presented a single headphone, and it is not seamlessly integrated into the Nothing OS. The reader is now free to judge for himself what kind of light this sheds on the “seamless integration” project.
The system’s conclusion Nothing on OS is tidy and clean. Hopefully, there will be a few more optional options or features in the future, but otherwise, you just have Android and have to do without many functions.
Nothing Phone 1 camera
Fortunately, there is no overloaded camera unit, and the dual cam uses two 50-megapixel camera sensors. The camera software offers the typical recording modes, but cannot yet keep up with the big manufacturers. The LED glyph only serves the camera as a diffuse video light or portrait lighting. The autofocus is set via a PDAF, and the fast release time is to be commended. The following sensors are built into the Nothing Phone 1 in detail:
Main camera: Sony IMX766, 50MP resolution, 12.5MP pixel binning, f/1.88 aperture, 1/1.56″ sensor size, 1 µm pixel size, 2 µm with pixel binning, 24mm focal length Video: OIS + EIS, up to 4K/30fps, 1080p/60fps
Ultra wide-angle camera: Samsung JN1, 50MP resolution – 12.5MP pixel binning, f/2.2 aperture, 1/2.76″ sensor size, 0.64 µm pixel size / 1.28 µm with pixel binning, 114° field of view (FoV), macro mode up to 4cm focus
Front camera: Sony IMX471, 16MP resolution, f/2.45 aperture, 1/3.1″ sensor size
Video: 1080p / 30fps
The Sony IMX766 is a powerful main camera sensor that is also found in the OnePlus Nord 2 and the Oppo Find X5/5 Pro, for example. The OnePlus 10 Pro or Realme GT 2 Pro, for example, also uses the Samsung JN1 as an ultra-wide-angle sensor.
But with an impressive field of view of 150 degrees, Does Nothing have the software under control right from the market launch and does it offer optimization that is just as good as that of the established manufacturers?
Nothing Phone’s 1 Daylight Camera
Powered by the well-known Sony IMX766, the Nothing Phone 1 delivers slick daylight footage at 12.5MP resolution. Alternatively, you can also switch to 50MP (for the main and the UWW sensors): this way you get a few more details from the subject when you zoom in, but you do without the high dynamic range. The smartphone reproduces colors and contrasts vividly and uses strong colors.
With the modern Quad Bayer sensors, you can also switch to the double digital zoom with a clear conscience, without the image simply being cropped. Depending on the subject, the quality is sufficient for most shots. However, the level of detail and the magnification factor cannot keep up with real telephoto sensors.
Close-ups/macro with the UWW sensor
With the 24mm focal length, the Sony IMX766 delivers a strong, natural bokeh effect in close-ups, which puts objects well in focus. With the large sensor, the main camera requires a certain distance to the object (about 10 cm), and the focus area is not particularly large. With the ultra wide-angle camera, on the other hand, you can get up to 4 cm close to objects and also get clear pictures.
Night Shots of Nothing Phone 1
Important: With the new software OS 1.1.0, the ISO noise has been greatly reduced in night shots. The Sony IMX766 has already distinguished itself several times at night, and the Nothing Phone 1 does not have to stay in your pocket at night either.
Exposure remains fairly natural and the noise reduction allows for some ISO noise without ironing out too much detail. Overall, it is noticeable that, for example, OnePlus with the Nord 2 / Nord 2T gets even more out of the IMX766 at night.
In low light, the main and ultra-wide-angle cameras automatically switch to a “soft” night mode. If you switch to “Night mode” separately, the light output increases significantly, but the Nothing Phone 1 then needs a good 5 seconds for a photo.
However, you can only switch to the special night mode when the symbol appears – this is not yet the case at sunset, for example. The night mode offers increased brightness and colors are more effective. If you have the time, you should use it.
Portrait Camera of “Nothing Phone 1”
There is great praise for the portrait shots, which show people to their best advantage. The focus is usually set via face recognition—the Nothing Phone 1 needs a little more time to recognize a bokeh with objects. The portrait shots show pleasant exposure and great color dynamics.
The blur effect can be adjusted during recording (via the aperture symbol, as known from the SLR camera). You can also edit the portrait shots with Google Photo Editor after you have taken them and benefit from the filters provided (e.g., color pop effect).
Nothing Phone 1’s ultra-wide-angle camera
The Nothing Phone 1 does not offer an enormously wide recording area with 114°, but shows the higher quality of the UWW recordings. The typically blurred edge area is not present here, and the automatic distortion correction works great.
In daylight, the Samsung JN1 is definitely an alternative to the main camera with the right scenery. The UWW images show an equally high dynamic range and only slightly lower detail density.
This changes immediately at night with the smaller sensor. The Samsung JN1 is still of little use here and is not an alternative to the main camera. The pictures are simply too dark.
The front camera with the Sony IMX471 has delivered good results so far. The recorded colors are natural, and there is also a vivid dynamic. However, the detail density cannot quite keep up with the high-resolution selfie camera when zooming in, and the selfies do not look particularly sharp. The Nothing Phone 1 is quite confused by backlighting / direct sunlight.
The front camera’s portrait mode works with face recognition and delivers good selfie bokeh. At night, the front camera can only really be used in well-artificially lit areas. The night mode provides little here.
videos of Nothing Phone 1
The video quality is okay so far, although the range of functions is limited. The main and ultra-wide angle cameras are limited to 4K/30fps or 1080p/60fps, and you cannot switch between sensors during video recording. A 2x digital zoom is only available with the Sony IMX766.
Unfortunately, the front camera remains at 1080p/30fps and lacks EIS stabilization. The main camera delivers stable video recordings thanks to the combination of good EIS and storage in the OIS. The EIS does not work correctly with the UWW sensor.
Connectivity and Communication of This Smartphone
The connectivity standards are up to date with the modern Snapdragon chip. The SIM slot accepts two nano SIM cards at the same time and also transmits to the 5G network with both.
An E-SIM cannot be set up. The Nothing Phone 1 supports numerous frequency bands, and the reception quality is great. VoLTE and VoWiFi are also supported for telephoning. SAR values are 0.99 W/kg head and 1.476 W/kg body.
Speakers: Nothing relies on stereo speakers. However, the ear speaker in the small slot at the top is audibly weaker. This is not a problem when telephoning in quiet surroundings, even if it could be louder. In the high volume range, trebles stand out as shrill.
In terms of media operations, there are many better-sounding smartphones in this price range. The highs are reproduced cleanly, but the device weakens in the mids and (typical) basses. The voice is recorded via a microphone below, while the upper microphone filters out background noise solidly. A third is in the back by the camera for filming.
Connectivity: The Nothing Phone 1 also shows strong reception with the other connections. It connects to local networks via WiFi 6, but can only use the full speed to 70%. You connect to other devices via Bluetooth 5.2 and can also use AptX HD with headphones. NFC is on board, and we were able to set up Google Pay and Google Wallet as usual.
Navigation is via dual-band with GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS satellites. The Nothing Phone 1 determines the location in less than 10 seconds with an accuracy of 3 meters, and navigation in the car was easy. There are three types of sensors (acceleration, proximity, and brightness sensors), an e-compass, and a gyroscope.
Biometric unlocking: The fingerprint sensor is located under the display and is always active. Simply put your finger on it, even in standby, and the Nothing Phone 1 will be unlocked in less than half a second at best.
In practice, the accuracy is around 95%, but sometimes the unlocking process takes just under 1 second. Alternatively, the front camera can be set up for face recognition. The smartphone has to be woken up with the power button or double-tap, but it is then unlocked and the whole thing even works with a mask.
The Battery Life of The Nothing Phone 1
The Nothing Phone 1 has an average battery life of 4500mAh but benefits from the particularly efficient Snapdragon 778G+. The system shows that there is still some room for improvement because a OnePlus Nord 2T with similar hardware (also 4500mAh) lasts noticeably longer.
With the Nothing Phone 1, I got through the day without any problems, and even after a day of travel (9-hour drive) with navigation, music streaming, and entertainment, there was at least 10% left after 6 hours of display-on-time in the evening. You can only use it for two days if you use it very sparingly.
In the PC-Mark benchmark (display at 200 lux), the Nothing Phone 1 still achieves 12 hours and 44 minutes in 120 Hertz mode. In video streaming via YouTube (200 lux), the Nothing Phone 1 uses 9% of the battery per hour. Unfortunately, that’s not a good value either.
Fast Charging: The young brand does not have its own fast charging standard. A maximum of 33 watts can be reached via Power Delivery 3.0 or Quick Charge 4.0. Realme, OnePlus, or Xiaomi laugh about the total loading time of 80 minutes – a Google Pixel 6a or Samsung, on the other hand, doesn’t load faster either. In between, you reload the Nothing by 25% in 15 minutes. As usual, the first and last 10% are loaded more carefully and take a total of 20 minutes.
In return, the Nothing Phone 1 offers wireless charging via the QI standard, which many other competitors, unfortunately, do without and present as an absolute high-end feature.
The smartphone charges wirelessly with up to 15 watts and takes a good two hours to fully charge. The Phone 1 provides other devices, such as the Nothing Ear 1 True Wireless Earphones, with up to 5 watts of energy via reverse wireless charging.
Our Verdict on The Nothing Phone 1
The Nothing Phone 1 enriches the smartphone market with a stylish and solid device that differs from the big brands. Apart from the overall packaging and the LED features, the Nothing Phone 1 is a perfectly normal mid-range smartphone-and that’s not even meant in a negative way.
The devices in this price range simply work excellently, offer enough computing power, more than usable camera quality, and sometimes a bit of premium. But the Nothing Phone 1 is special, and the established brands definitely have better overall packages, albeit without wireless charging! You should be looking for something special and, ideally, be able to cope with the limited functionality of pure Android.
The better price-performance ratio is definitely available from the big manufacturers, and the device has nothing to do with a flagship killer and OnePlus DNA from the very beginning. To name a few alternatives that are cheaper and perform significantly better in the test: the Poco F4 or OnePlus Nord 2/Nord 2T.
In roughly the same price range, a Samsung S21 FE, Google Pixel 6, Realme GT 2, or even the older flagship generation, such as the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, definitely offer more.