Nothing Phone (1) – first impressions and reviews

We test one of the most anticipated phones of the year: here is our opinion on the new Nothing Phone (1)

Nothing Phone (1), first impressions and contact with the transparent smartphone that lights up

The arrival of a new player Mobile phone league is always a special time for tech fans. Especially, if this new player comes from the hand of one of the most recognizable personalities of the stage: Carl Pei.

after selling more than half a million units of its first product, Nothing Ear (1)the brand now intends to reiterate the success with which, today, it is one of the the most anticipated smartphones of 2022.

But the wait is coming to an end. The Nothing Telephone (1) is already a reality, and we have already been able to test the new features that the smartphone primer of this young woman start Londoner

Nothing phone design in gray

The back of the Nothing Phone (1) is covered with a Gorilla Glass panel / Image: Christian Collado

Phone spec sheet (1)

Nothing Telephone (1)
Dimensions 159.2 x 75.8 x 8.3mm
193.5 grams
Filter 6.55 inch flexible OLED display
Corning Crystal Gorilla Glass 5
10-bit color depth
2400×1080 pixel resolution at 402pp
pContrast ratio 1,000,000:1
500 night brightness; 1200 nights maximum brightness
Adaptive refresh rate from 60Hz to 120Hz
240Hz touch response rate
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
TSMC 6nm processor
1xA78 2.5GHz + 3xA78 2.4GHz + 4xA55 1.8GHz
Adreno 642L GPU
Hexagon 770AI processor
Operating system NothingOS 1.0 based on Android 12
Three years of Android updates
Four years of security updates (every two months)
Storage 128/256 GB UFS 3.1
cameras back:
– 50 megapixels, Sony IMX766 sensor, ƒ/1.88 aperture, 1/1.56″ sensor size, 1μm pixel size, 24mm focal length, OIS and EIS image stabilization
– Samsung JN1 50 megapixel Ultra Wide Angle, ƒ/2.2 aperture, 1/2.76″ sensor size, EIS image stabilization, 114º field of view
– 16 megapixel Sony IMX471, ƒ/2.45 aperture, 1/3.1″ sensor size
Drums 4500mAh
33W fast charge (charger sold separately)
15W wireless charging
5W reverse wireless charging
Others – Optical fingerprint reader on the screen
– USB Type-C
-Stereo speakers
– Three microphones
– IP53 certification (dust and splash resistance)
connectivity -5G SA and NSA
-Gigabit LTE with 4×4 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.2
Wi-Fi 4/5/6 and 802.11 a/b/

Transparencies, lights and straight edges

The the design is undoubtedly the great asset Nothing Telephone (1). A simple view, look at a great resemblance with the latest iPhone models: the aluminum edges –100% recycled– are straightand the rows for the antennae, buttons, and ports are positioned in nearly identical areas to those on the iPhone.

In addition, the screen, AMOLED of 6.55 inches, is surrounded by symmetrical bevels from all angles.

This is a large devicewhich due to the marked angles of its aluminum edges, can be somewhat uncomfortable to use for long periods of timeespecially if held and operated with one hand.

Nothing Phone (1) in hand

The dual 50-megapixel camera protrudes slightly from the rear of the Nothing Phone (1) / Image: Christian Collado

What is really striking is at the rear: following the line of its first product, the Nothing Phone (1) features a clear Gorilla Glass 5 back panel, which reveals the “inside” of the device. Interior which is actually covered with a trim composed of different elements –more than 400, depending on the brand–.

Also on the back is the “Glyph Interface”, a series of LED strips that They light up in certain situations, such as when receiving a notification or a call, when charging the mobile or using the reverse wireless charging system.

The Glyph interface can be install disable it completely.

Since the great asset of the device at the aesthetic level is in its back, putting a protective cover on it is a bit of an offense for telephone designers (1). For this reason, Nothing sells next to the device. a protective TPU case which allows viewing the back of the device, while its glass and aluminum body is fully protected.

Nothing Telephone, trasera gray

The “Glyph” interface can be used to softly illuminate scenes when taking photos / Image: Christian Collado

The Nothing Phone (1) can be purchased in two colors: black and white. In our case, we received the black color versionwhich is actually more of a kind of “Space Grey”.

NothingOS stands out for its great resemblance to “stock” Android

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ processor integrated into the Nothing Phone (1) takes care of giving life to Android 12personalized by NothingOS 1.0.

When it came to developing its own personalization layer, Nothing seems to have not wanted to complicate its life: the look of the software is identical to what one would find on a Google Pixelwith the Material You interface as the main protagonist, including the possibility of generate custom themes based on wallpaper colors.

In the absence of more exhaustive evidence, the truth is that NothingOS promises to be one of the layers closest to android Stock whom we are going to meet today. Yet another draw, aside from the design, that might appeal to those looking for a simple Android experience.

Nothing Phone (1), first impressions and contact with the transparent smartphone that lights upNothing Phone (1), first impressions and contact with the transparent smartphone that lights up
Nothing Phone (1), first impressions and contact with the transparent smartphone that lights upNothing Phone (1), first impressions and contact with the transparent smartphone that lights up

In this sense, it is worth mentioning that Nothing promises three years of operating system updates, and four years of security updates. However, the latter will be released every month.

Reverse charging with the Nothing Phone 1

Reverse wireless charging can charge other accessories, such as the Nothing Ear (1) / Image: Christian Collado

When will the Nothing Phone (1) be available for purchase?

It will be possible to buy the Phone (1) in two colors: black and whiteto be able to choose between three different combinations of RAM and storage. Each of them will be available at a different price:

  • Nothing Phone (1) 8GB/128GB (only available in black): 469 euros
  • Nothing Phone (1) 8GB/256GB: 499 euros
  • Nothing Phone (1) 12GB/256GB: 549 euros

Sales start at 08:00 a.m. on the day July 21, 2022and it will be possible to acquire it in more than 40 countries and regions, including Spain.

In our country, the Nothing Phone (1) will be available through various distributors:

  • Fnac (online and in store)
  • Másmóvil (online and in-store)
  • PC components
  • Stunning concept

Nothing Telephone (1), first conclusions

After several months of doing what he does best–creating hype–, Nothing He finally dared to announce his first bet targeting the field of telephony. He did it with a smartphone intended for the premium mid-rangewhose design and software are the main virtues with which the brand aspires to conquer part of the public.

Now well, What about performance, camera or battery life? Our assessment of these aspects – and many others – will take time, I fear, until the moment of in-depth analysis. Stay tuned to Andro4all if you want to know all about the Nothing Phone (1).

Nothing Phone 1 in gray color

Will the Nothing Phone (1) make a dent in the difficult mid-range segment? / Image: Christian Collado

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