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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Goodness, has Nothing become the new Sony here?

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    • Anonymous
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    • 20 Jul 2022

    What this mediocre disco phone (aka nothing phone) don't have:

    - no IP 67/68 rating
    - no good quality display
    - no small bezel
    - no minimum of 5 years software support
    - lack of official store and service center worldwide
    - not so popular brand, unlike Samsung or Apple
    - lack of good camera image AI-processing
    - lack of integrated ecosystem, unlike samsung apple google

    Thats why nothing phone are called overhyped mediocre phone by most people.

    Still need 15-20 years to catch Samsung/Apple achievements and 5-7 years to catch other chinese brands. This is just nothing.

      Nothing brand is like another version of The Island Boy laughing stock for Tech-Biz

        Nothing from nothing, is still nothing.
        Who keeps their phone, sitting on IT'S FACE? Having it sitting on it's back, negates those stupid lights on the back. "oh" but I keep it on a stand"....yeah right.
        Sorry Carl...you might get the suckers to buy it, but anyone that's had "the invite" from the OnePlus probably isn't going to buy this. At least THIS time, you "fixed" the yellow tint that plagued the first batches of OnePlus One phones. THIS time, it's a green tint display. Last time, you said it was because they were "set to a warmer color" (which turned out to be false). What's the excuse for the green tint? You wanted to make it "green" in case you live in the woods??

          Anonymous, 20 Jul 2022Screen from visionox. Great. Just like xiaomi using tiamn... moreMan first series of Pocophone had simmilar issues and were solved by update.
          Grats to you..
          Even Iphone Xs Max had a charging issues when released and was solved by update week later. What did you smoking???

            naniii, 19 Jul 2022are you carl pei? you keep defending on this phone hahaMan no i am not i am casual hater like everybody else but when a good product arise i am not blind like others.

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              • naniii
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              • 20 Jul 2022

              Anonymous, 20 Jul 2022It is hardware thing. Update for what? Turn it off? he is carl pei defender hahaha

                I hope GSMArena give Nothing a fair review.

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                  • Anonymous
                  • 8N3
                  • 20 Jul 2022

                  CptPower, 19 Jul 2022First generation of Pocophone had something simmilar and th... moreIt is hardware thing.
                  Update for what? Turn it off?

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                    • Anonymous
                    • 8N3
                    • 20 Jul 2022

                    CptPower, 19 Jul 2022You clearly have no clue. No phone for 500 brand new have... moreScreen from visionox. Great.
                    Just like xiaomi using tiamna oled on €450 note 11 pro +

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                      • TECH--BEAST
                      • XG4
                      • 20 Jul 2022

                      I hope they make RGB LEDs on nothing phone 2

                        Let's hope it sells, being cool to younger market while significantly pocket friendly than it's target market rivals such as Google pixel 6 and iPhone 13, but priced at Samsung a70 or pocophone f3 level, more competition in mobile market is good for consumers after all

                          I'm NOT rooting for this company to fail like most haters here. I believe they'll do much better in future products.

                          You know what would make it cooler? A news and sports ticker on the back instead. Or even an actual second display. A tiny one like the backs of Xiaomis. Can show notifications and watch videos from it.

                          You can only do so much in a slab design. They all look pretty much the same. The YotaPhone was much more innovative with the rear.

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                            • Anonymous
                            • Tui
                            • 19 Jul 2022

                            nothing interesting about this phone, not even the price

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                              • stoon
                              • fqR
                              • 19 Jul 2022

                              Smithravi, 19 Jul 2022Who the heck puts their phone downside. Unless they want t... morepeople who use hard tools and don't want breaking the screen by accident, so yeah it's still useful for me !

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                                • naniii
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                                • 19 Jul 2022

                                CptPower, 19 Jul 2022Man you funny case especialy book case protets phone and sc... moreare you carl pei? you keep defending on this phone haha

                                  Is it confirmed it has USB 2.0?

                                    Anonymous, 19 Jul 2022No site has called this excess of LEDs "gimmick".... moreFirst generation of Pocophone had something simmilar and they fixed it by update this will end same way.

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                                      • Anonymous
                                      • Ybx
                                      • 19 Jul 2022

                                      You should have your editor go over this posting and re-word or improve the write up in this post...

                                        GAMIR3DH, 19 Jul 2022No charger in the box? How can i take Nothing seriously?Man apple also gives no charger in the box. Even samsungs with pricetag of 120 have no charger in the box. For less polution and E-Waste is a good move.
                                        Many people have at homes 2-3 chargers anyway.