Nothing phone (1) in for review

19 July 2022
Let's look past all the hype and answer the important question - is this a good phone?

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  • 25 Jul 2022

Carol, 20 Jul 2022The truth of the matter is, why do you need a charger? If/w... moreThe point is when you get a new charger, it's likely that you get a faster charger. There may even be a transition of the port type like micro USB to USB-C. It may even help one to have flexibilities (and, peace of mind); for one, one in home and one in office. So, for me (YMMV), offer of a new charger is what I like.

    Ordered mine. Can't wait to get it ✨

      naniii, 22 Jul 2022s22 ultra for 400 usd??? hahahahahahaha. then why are you d... moreYes man S22 Ultra for 421 euros used. Here in Slovakia new one i can have for 720.
      And stainless steel ismore premium than breakable glass.

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        • 22 Jul 2022

        CptPower, 22 Jul 2022a52s vs nothing 1. a52s will get 4 os update and 5 yrs secu... mores22 ultra for 400 usd??? hahahahahahaha. then why are you defending nothing?

          naniii, 21 Jul 2022a52s vs nothing 1. a52s will get 4 os update and 5 yrs secu... morea52s vs nothing 1. a52s will get 4 os update and 5 yrs security patch. 4 minus 1 since its updated to a12 still matching the nothing 1 and you know what? it's still cheaper hahaha without any screen defects. you want much better deal? s21 fe since its price @500 usd right now. I am not a samsung fan but this nothing phone is too far too be price at this current state.

          Man A52s is 4 security updates and 3OS now only 3 and 2 which is less than Nothing.
          This phone after year will cost less or equal to A52s.
          Brand new A52s costed from 450 to 700 depends on hardware configuration and vendor.
          Please stop compaining old vs new makes no sense.
          Even S22 ultra 5G 12/512GB is a lot better and it cost 421 euros at mine store price for which i can have it and thus is way cheaer than Nothing phone.
          Or Iphone 13 Pro max 1TB for 527 euros and One Plus 10 Pro for 260.

            Carol, 21 Jul 2022Hmm, not that i want to, but i need to. Wireless audio is n... moreBut yeah, i understand how annoying and ignorant trolls in gsmarena can be... and how that can make you say anything just to annoy them too.🤘 Man finaly you speak from deepest reaches of your ow heart and personality glad to hear that. Nice music to my ears.

            Hmm, not that i want to, but i need to. Wireless audio is no where near wired one. Not for the quality, not for enviroment. Man dont buy from Alliexpress problem Solved .Sony, Senheiser, Bose, Marshall, JBL, Yamaha etc make great sound devices far more superior to wired ones if we use your comparison and starts comparing S21 FE or S21 Samsung which now can be bought for price equal to Nothing phone and S21 will represent above sound brands compared to Nothing which will represent wired earbuds from wish site, alliexpress, amazon, ebay etc.

            Only the batteries that need to be produced are 10 times more harmful then any wired audio thingy. Man when comes to this one of the largest landfills in the world is Sudokwon which lies next to main Samsung factory in South Korea. and belongs to Samsung.
            Anyway less and less E-Waste is produced compared to 100 yeas ago due to a lot new technology which is much more eco friendly.
            And about the baterries most earbuds last 2-3 years so will the cablled ones.
            See no pint arguing here. As most people every 2-3 years swaps their phone they will do same with earbuds. What was brand new costly for example 300 will cost maybe 100 or 150 in 3-5 years and people will rather buy this cheaper than brand new which aint as much better.
            Everything have its cons and pros. COmpanies will force you to buy regardless of what you want or think they will not care as always.

              Carol, 21 Jul 2022Hmm, not that i want to, but i need to. Wireless audio is n... moreMan since Motorola invented first ever cell phone Dynatac all other brands just coy and paste what do you want???
              To me i would be happy if motorola will be only one cell brand ever.
              No need for other worse and much worsie copies which cost way more.

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                • 21 Jul 2022

                CptPower, 21 Jul 2022Finally you admitted that even phones from 2021 are better ... morea52s vs nothing 1. a52s will get 4 os update and 5 yrs security patch. 4 minus 1 since its updated to a12 still matching the nothing 1 and you know what? it's still cheaper hahaha without any screen defects. you want much better deal? s21 fe since its price @500 usd right now. I am not a samsung fan but this nothing phone is too far too be price at this current state.

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                  • 21 Jul 2022

                  CptPower, 21 Jul 2022Finally you admitted that even phones from 2021 are better ... moreHmm, not that i want to, but i need to. Wireless audio is no where near wired one. Not for the quality, not for enviroment. Only the batteries that need to be produced are 10 times more harmful then any wired audio thingy. They also go "kaput" and some, quite fast and well, garbage can is their future. So nope, do not protect this Ad of a phone with blind eyes.... don't derive from the truth just because you like it... and it is fine if you like it, but it should have Jack and it should have not be exactly the same as the iphone (design wise), it just shows the nothing new they actually produced. And the wannabe next iphone they are actually trying to achive, which is quite lame. Fairphone is more expensive, but it's existance makes way more sense. This one is just another device in the pile of copy paste no name brands, when actually they just want that peace of cake. But yeah, i understand how annoying and ignorant trolls in gsmarena can be... and how that can make you say anything just to annoy them too.🤘

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                    • 21 Jul 2022

                    Funny, 20 Jul 2022Finally you admitted that even phones from 2021 are better ... moreEven funnier


                    I bet you 200.000€ that if this disco phone would have been 200$ you would be here screaming at those pesky people that talk about better quality, better software, recognizable brands and brand with experience... how they know nothing, are biased and how this cheap thing, is the best thing that ever happend. Pretty much how you most probably screamed about xiacroni, oppro, pomco and whatever other no name, copy paste brands that came outta nowhere.

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                      • 21 Jul 2022

                      Anonymous, 20 Jul 2022pretending that nothing ain't a chinese brand? seriously?Where did i said that? I was talking about specs and specs mor...ns that do not understad what hardware is. As i have already said to the previous one: People are so started to hate on something, they can't read properly anymore... as for this Devie, i could no care less abogt it, so why are you so started to go against it? Specs? That is why my message bothers you? Yeah, truth hurts.

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                        • 21 Jul 2022

                        Anonymous, 20 Jul 2022are you saying nothing/google does not do that? carol, by j... moreWell, i am not going to give you one, cause i do not find it better. Read the cmment till you understand it. Apparently people this days are so started on hating they can't even proper read anymore...

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                          • 21 Jul 2022

                          Idkxx, 20 Jul 2022Sells your data? Paranoid much? They both use the same OS a... moreI usualy do not respond to ignorance, but wel... google also sells your data, that is why nobody needs another company to do the same on top of it, especially chinese companies. Paranoia? Boy you have no idea...

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                            • 21 Jul 2022

                            pulled enough interest for a brand with almost no market share.look at tecno or oppo adds.all they do is hire a celebrity with no connection with the brand. waste of money and effort. at least, nothing has a good start.it is too early to compare it with giants like samsung or xiaomi. however,it has some unique touches like transparency (no only the products but,also the company staff),clean user experience,less phones per year,eco friendliness etc. back in a few years ago,essential phone tried and failed. let's see what nothing does in the upcoming months and if it can survive the next years. I don't buy the very first product of a new brand or the first generation of a new product line. they always have too many things to be ironed out. so,I'll just watch if they can pull off stability issues and bugs. no need to be a fanatic to a brand. open to new competitiors. good competition is good for consumer.

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                              • 21 Jul 2022

                              Joe, 20 Jul 2022Well you can always buy new on ebay ive done it for awhile ... moreThat's grey market stuff and not really an ideal choice.

                              You're better off buying a second hand iphone with warranty since you'll probably sell it for something after you are done with it.

                                Funny, 20 Jul 2022Finally you admitted that even phones from 2021 are better ... moreFinally you admitted that even phones from 2021 are better than this mediocre disco phone, we are not even talk about phones from 2022.

                                Let alone other phones with IP 67/68 rating /better quality display (no dead screen no green tint)/ longer software support/ more recognizable brand/ better camera/ better ecosystem/ worldwide official store, etc.

                                Man i did not of course some old phone ae better than some new.
                                Even Samsung S9 or S8 is better than newest Redmi 10C and that a lot years of difference. What you are trying to achieve??? Your logic makes no sese.

                                Nothing is 2022 phone and comparing it with 2021 phones which are already one less OS update away is stupid.
                                And you cant compare flagship grade devices witha midranger.
                                In that case Poco F1 woud be best flagship grade phone of 2018 juust because of a 330 eur pricing.

                                And useless gimmicks cant be taken seriously such as Jack, IP resistance and many else.
                                Samsung in Australia got 14 milion fine for misleading water resistant ads, wireless audio is way better and way superior for environment compared to wired breakable cables like audio. And many else.
                                Dont try to repeat me again. Midrangers cant be compared to proper flagships but there are always some exceptions such as was Poco F1 of his time and era.

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                                  • 21 Jul 2022

                                  RFI, 20 Jul 2022Wow poeple here are so damn agressive... Every argument i ... moreNah, you're the only one who has the lowest IQ here.
                                  Are you seriously defending this phone? If you're willing to throw your 500€ to this, go ahead and enjoy. Obviously we're gonna compare to Xiaomi & Samsung because they sell the same thing (if not better) for much less money.
                                  If some features are useless to you, that doesn't mean it's useless for everyone. Be open minded for once.

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                                    • 21 Jul 2022

                                    Idkxx, 20 Jul 2022How is it chinese?end of the day it is still carl pei, he was first to deny that oneplus is oppo, plus I am not sure how you start a company to make phones in couple of million dollars (22 mill including series A) that they had in funding. They hired 500 contractors to work on software, that ain't cheap, neither is making phones nor the kind of marketing they did (literally everyone covered the phone, that campaign costs a bucketload of money). I am pretty sure there is a bigger party behind this, and that party is not from US or UK

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                                      • 21 Jul 2022

                                      Idkxx, 20 Jul 2022120hz referesh rate vs 60hz but I would still take pixel 6 ... morepixel 6 is 90 hz (it's one with 50 mp cam, not 13!) 6a is 60 hz. 90 is better than 60, although it ain't 120, but it's still plenty smooth considering 778 is not enough to drive 120 hz in most intensive purposes anyways

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                                        • 21 Jul 2022

                                        CptPower, 20 Jul 2022Man some of them are 2021 and some of them can cost as low ... morestill in denial about the s21 fe? it is still much better choice but you still praising the nothing phone hahahah