Nothing Phone Review: Nothing More Than A Midranger

The launch of the Nothing Phone (1) was held in a event on Tuesday, being the 12th of July and the device is on sale already but it is extremely limited.

The Nothing Phone had quite built up a hype since Carl Pei announced the coming of the device, and also when the glyph interface was shown to the world, but looking into the areas of the device such as the performance and photography, this is really “Nothing” special.

without wasting much of your time lets get into the review of the Nothing Phone (1).

Inside-The- Nothing Phone (1)’s Box

Nothing Phone's box

The Unboxing of the Nothing Phone 1 is nothing to write home about. The device comes in a flat box which is like a larger and slightly thicker version of the box in which your medicine tablets come in.

The box holds the phone,a clear TPU case, a user manual, a sim ejector pin that has a transparent handle and a charging cable. No chargers, no earphones, but at least, you get a clear case which is probably because Nothing does not want you to hide the phone’s design.

Design & Display

Nothing Phone in black

I think this is where Carl and his startup focused on. When he said smartphones were becoming boring, he probably meant in design.

The Nothing Phone has this unique transparent back design which is filled with LED lights that form a pattern which is the company’s logo. It comes in Stand Black and White colors, but the white is more preferable.The device has an IP53 dust, water, and splash resistance and the back of the device is protected by a Gorilla glass 5.

The display is a 6.55-inches, 120Hz OLED display which has a hole punch situated at the top left corner of the screen. The fingerprint sensor is  an optical, in-display one, and the display is also protected by a Gorilla Glass 5.

Performance of the Nothing Phone (1)

The Snapdragon 778G is the 6nm chip which sits at the center of Nothing Phone, backed up by either 8GB or 12GB of Ram, and 128GB or 256GB of storage space, not quite the iPhone killer it wanted to be.

The chip in this device is a midrange one by snapdragon, and it’s going to perform well both as a daily driver and as a gaming device, But as for the price (which will later be mentioned in this article) you could get a device with the same specs for less.

The software is the Android 12 with the Nothing OS which is a clean Android software that is quick, has no bloatware, and has some cool widgets.


Nothing Phone's dual cameras

Photography is nothing we haven’t seen. It sports a dual camera setup which has 50MP wide, main camera, and a 50MP ultrawide camera.

It takes good quality pictures, and shoots videos in 4K at 30fps, but doesn’t have those advance or pro modes that is peculiar to Android devices.

The selfie camera is a 16MP wide camera which is just there.


The Nothing Phone features a 4,500 mAh battery which can be charged at a speed of 33W. It also supports 15W wireless charging, and 5W reverse wireless charging.

Conclusion : should you buy the Nothing Phone (1)

You can get the Nothing Phone 1 at a price of $375 if you care about the cool lights at the back of this device, and if you have that extra cash to splash.

But if not, you should probably get a Samsung or Xiaomi phone that has the same specs for lesser price.

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