Finally, after months of speculation, the rumor mill has come to an end.
The CEO of the firm, Carl Pei, presented the world to the Nothing Phone (1) in a straightforward presentation that was surprising for such a touted device yet seemed perfect. So, this is the Nothing Phone, meet it.
doubt any other business could build as much buzz as Nothing for its debut smartphone, yet hype may be a double-edged sword.
However, has it put too much pressure on a product that, in the end, is simply a phone? The constant stream of teases may have piqued interest, and the more than 100,000 people who signed up for the phone's waitlist show that it did.
Perhaps, but the phone element has been nailed by Nothing(1) may not be the game-changer founder Carl Pei wants you to believe it is, but it is a well-specified phone with a cheap price tag that provides outstanding value for money.
Design that stands out from the rest.
Dual rear-facing cameras and wireless charging
Performance that falls within the normal range
a battery's performance that is below par
Semi-transparent 'Glyph Interface' lights with a distinctive design IP53 rating
Let's continue with the unique features of the Nothing Phone (1).
From the front, it appears to be a conventional phone, save for the perfectly symmetrical bezel, but turn it over and you'll discover something quite different.
Starting price is £399 / €469 / AU$749
The US release date has yet to be determined, but it is expected to go on sale on July 21.
On July 12, 2022, the Phone 1 was announced, and the device went on sale in the UK, Europe, India, Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia on July 21.
The business had already said that the Phone 1 will be released in the US at a later date, but they couldn't say when (it's suspected that upgrades are needed for the Phone 1 to take use of the region's 5G infrastructure).
In terms of cost, the Nothing Phone 1 comes in three RAM/storage configurations: 8GB / 128GB (£399/€469/AU$749), 8GB / 256GB (£449/€499/AU$799), and 12GB / 256GB (£499/€549/AU$899).
Those UK pricing translate to $475, $530, and $590 in the United States.
Phone 1 does not have an OLED display with a 120Hz high refresh rate, HDR10+ compatibility, or support for 10-bit colour.
Nothing's choice to utilise a flexible OLED instead of a less costly rigid panel makes it feasible to maintain a uniform thickness all the way around the screen, which is something that isn't usually the case and is difficult to do from an engineering viewpoint.
An optical fingerprint sensor lies at the bottom edge of the phone's display, while the phone's front-facing camera is located in the top-left corner.
Nothing Phone (1) on the table with the front top slanted down.
One of the most contentious parts of the Phone 1 was Nothing's choice of chipset: the Snapdragon 778G+.
The top-tier variant has 12GB RAM and wireless (up to 15W) and reverse wireless (up to 5W) charging.
Real-world use indicates Nothing's risk pays off, at least somewhat.
The 778G+ won't win accolades based on its benchmarks numbers, but for most users, it should be more than adequate for split-screen multitasking and semi-casual gaming — handling a few games of Call of Duty Mobile with 'Very High' graphics and 'Max' frame rate without trouble or appreciable heat build-up.The true test will be how the Phone 1 performs after a year of bug fixes, security patches, and feature updates.
Why should I buy Nothing Phone(1):
You want an affordable all-rounder.
The Phone 1's battery life isn't spectacular, but it charges rapidly and has a nice feel at a reasonable price.
You believe Nothing and Phone 1's tale
Nothing beats a tiny firm striving to innovate in a crowded market.
The Phone 1 embodies this approach; it's meant to initiate a conversation and please consumers.
Your phone is always quiet
The Glyph Interface's numerous functionalities make it a great tool for keeping track of calls and phone activities without continual dinging and on-screen alerts.
Don’t Buy Nothing Phone(1)
Phone 1 lacks raw performance, battery life, and a class-leading camera.
It's entertaining to use, inexpensive, and well-designed.
If not, seek elsewhere.
You need a long-lasting phone battery.
The Nothing Phone 1's battery life is mediocre despite a balanced experience.
It charges fast.
Want a great phone camera?
The Nothing Phone 1 has functioning cameras, but they're too basic to compete with Google's Pixel 6.