the surprise mobile of 2022 is also the one that finally offers something different

The bone mobiles The current ones seduce by their design, their power, their value for money… However, if you think about it, trends and competition between manufacturers mean that common features abound in the specification. Basically, more of the same and monotony prevail. This is why they are appreciated the bone smart phones that, within the framework of the fact that there cannot be a total rupture, they introduce real news. This is what transmits Phone with nothing (1).

The The first phone from the British brand largely meets the expectations generated. Your bet on the differentiation is symbolized in the transparent design of the back, which exposes some of its components (those placed in its innermost outer part, not those in the heart of the device). The expression, anticipated in the ear Nothing (1), the helmet with which the company entered the sceneis also accompanied by play with light patterns to go further in terms of notifications with LEDs.

The transparent design of the Nothing phone (1)
The transparent design of the Nothing phone (1)
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Sold in white or black, it costs 469, 499 or 549 euros depending on configuration (8 GB + 128 GB; 8 GB + 256 GB, the one that 20Bits tested; and 12 GB + 256 GB), price range for which it is attributed to the mid-range with travel.

Of course, its unique design gives off a suggestive character and a particular identity, an aspect that makes us stop at the technological goldsmithery that hides behind it. Undoubtedly, the most striking thing about its “nudism” is the possibility of seeing, in the center, the wireless charging coil. A small downside to transparency is how easily the rear glass gets dirty.

The 'iPhone' frames of the Nothing phone (1)
The ‘iPhone’ frames of the Nothing phone (1)
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Of the expression, it is worth emphasizing how its the recycled aluminum frames refer to the iPhone, an obvious inspiration. These motivate it to a thick look and feel (8.3 mm thick), which does not harm comfort (and it is 193 grams in weight), in this case covered with a good grip .

The glyph interface in action
The glyph interface in action
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As indicated, the great incentive derived from the transparency factor lies in the interface for notifications created from the 900 leds distributed in four points on the back (in the camera module, to the right of this room, around the reel and below). Glyph interface lets you customize ringtones (each with a different type of sound and light pattern) to associate them with specific contacts and choose between different options to receive light and sound notifications from the phone Nothing (1). He is considering a silent mode (flip to see the glyphs).

The spirit linked to its design is also pleasing. It is manifested by a personalization of Software aiming to offer and android clean and pure. The Nothing OS 1.0 Layer it gets rid of unnecessary elements that often seem basic and promising, although we will have to see how it evolves as the manufacturer refines it.

The essence sought by the brand, which promises three years of system and four security updatesis also reflected in the intention to build an open ecosystem in which third-party devices can be used without problems or complications.

The Nothing phone (1) exudes pleasure from its specifications, it should be remembered that it is in the middle level. It is based on a processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ (connectivity 5Gsupport for NSA and SA networks), with premium echoes without being a chipset star, which holds a fluid performance more than satisfactory.

The screen does not disappoint in terms of experience. The user finds an OLED of 6.55 inches with FHD+ resolution, refresh rate up to 120Hz (dynamic depending on content type), 240Hz touch response, up to 1,200 nits of brightness (minimum of 500), 10-bit color depth and HDR10+ support. It is complemented by the sound provided by its interesting dual stereo speakers.

Nothing applies the minimalist side of Google and Apple (confessed references) in terms of number of cameras and only includes two on the back. As with megapixels, we already know that more doesn’t mean better, and in fact there are plenty of phones with secondary cameras that ultimately contribute little. shine one 50 MP main camera (Sony IMX766 sensor) with OIS and EIS image stabilization and a 50 MP ultra wide angle camera (Samsung JN1 sensor) with a 114 degree field of view.

Photographic quality and minimalism

The ace photos and videos (the 4K is not lacking) resulting are generally of a quality with its point of happy surprise, an aspect that can be extended to selfies taken with its 16 MP front camera (Sony IMX471). However, at first you can see that there aren’t too many extra options and the More section is somewhat soulless, but then that “no fuss” photos feature appeals. The app works quite quickly.

The luminous patterns logically decrease the energy of the smartphone but fortunately, at least in the first uses, they do not melt the drums4500mAh. supports a 33W fast charging, average speed more convincing than expected. In this regard, it should be noted that nothing, due to the issue of durability, does not include charger in the box (cable only). 20Bits tested this load with a 45W load supplied separately by the brand. Likewise, it allows wireless charging (there is the coil) of 15W and the reverse of 5W.

Technical specifications of the Nothing telephone (1):

  • Display: 6.55-inch OLED (FHD+, 120Hz)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
  • Configuration: 8 + 128 / 8 + 256 / 12 + 256
  • Rear cameras: 50 MP + 50 MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh with 33W fast charging
  • Connectivity: 5G / 4G
  • ​Operating system: Android 12 according to Nothing OS 1.0
  • Other things: dual SIM, in-display fingerprint sensor, dual stereo speakers, NFC, 4K, HDR10+, wireless charging, reverse charging
  • Price: from 469 euros

20-bit rating: 9/10

  • The plus: its different character and the spirit it reveals

    The worst: the shock that can produce the wait for a premium mobile

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