Nothing Phone 1 First Impressions: Lighting Up the Competition

The Nothing Phone 1 has a distinctive design and a good range of features. And unlike most modern smartphones, this one isn’t simply about a long list of impressive specs. Nothing’s device is focused mainly on getting the fundamentals perfect and providing an enjoyable experience.

Nothing Phone 1

The Nothing Phone 1 is packaged in a compact box that features a printed cutout of the phone’s rear. The phone’s white and black models are packaged in complementary color boxes. A safety instruction, a USB Type-C to Type-C connection, and one of the most exquisite SIM eject tools I’ve ever seen are all included within Phone 1. Yes, as anticipated, the phone does not arrive with a charger. A second transparent cover for Phone 1 was also supplied to me by Nothing.

Nothing Phone 1 Display and Camera

The 6.5-inch OLED display on the Nothing Phone 1 smartphone has a punch-hole notch. It includes a 240Hz touch sampling rate, haptic touch motors, and a 120Hz refresh rate for advanced usability. The display boasts an FHD+ resolution of 1080x2400px with 402ppi and a maximum brightness of up to 1200 nits. Additionally, HDR10+ and sRGB provide an enjoyable viewing experience.

Nothing has two cameras: a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor with an aperture of f/1.88 and a second 50MP Samsung JN1 ultrawide camera with a field of view of 114°. The phone’s 16MP Sony IMX 471 front camera has an aperture of f/2.45. According to the manufacturer, you may utilize the Glyph interface at maximum brightness to take close-up shots in better lighting. Additionally, camera capabilities include Slo-mo, HDR, time-lapse, live photo, Bokeh mode, and night mode.

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Performance and Battery for Nothing Phone 1

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ custom processor, 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and Adreno 642L GPU that the Nothing Phone 1 is equipped with improve daily chores and the gaming experience on the device. The phone’s native Nothing OS skin, based on the Android-12 operating system, is available as software. Additionally, it boasts a facial recognition function and an in-display fingerprint scanner for identification.

Under its casing, the smartphone conceals a 4,500mAh powerhouse. In addition, the phone enables 15W Qi wireless charging, which takes about 120 minutes to charge the battery completely. It supports 5W reverse charging and comes with a quick 33W charger that guarantees 0-100 percent of the energy in just 70 minutes of charging time.

Nothing Phone 1 Connectivity & Storage

Nothing Phone 1 smartphone’s have a 128GB storage model. Additionally, it includes UFS 3.1 storage, which speeds up data transmission and the time it takes for programs and games to open. The phone’s internal storage is enough to meet most users’ storage demands. However, the lack of an SD card port makes it challenging to save additional data.

The smartphone has 4G, 5G (in specific markets), VoLTE with dual-standby, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2 with aptX & LDAC, NFC, and a USB Type-C connector as connection options. Additionally, there are internet constellations for position monitoring, such as GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, NavIC, and Beidou.