Nothing Phone (1) drop test: the front is tougher than the back

01 August 2022
The phone has Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back and an aluminum frame in the middle.

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TheWanderer, 01 Aug 2022android 12 is already outNot for 7pro yet

    Captain Spaulding, 01 Aug 2022I'm now retired now and have read phone tech for years... moreandroid 12 is already out

      Just use a clear gel phone case with your shiny new phone and don't repeatedly drop it directly on concrete. Ultimately something has to give. Nice close-ups of the Nothing Phone (1). A really beautifully designed phone!

        Captain Spaulding, 01 Aug 2022I've got a Supcase on my Oneplus 7pro that's 3+ye... moreThat's because it's not made of TPU and it's just transparent polycarbonate "window". Plastics don't get yellow, it's just TPU, the soft "condom" case as Tech Spurt like's to call them.

          Grey Wolf, 01 Aug 2022Give it couple of years and some not so good sold numbers a... moreI'm now retired now and have read phone tech for years, daily. I'm rocking my Oneplus 7pro. Best phone I've had, that said I'm on the lookout for my next phone. Watching what Nothing comes up with next. The Nothing 1 isn't going to cut it for me. Looking for something comprable to my 7pro. Oneplus is not what it was anymore, but I'm on the lookout for the 10T. I'm happy to wait another year as I'm not all in on today's selection. I'm NOT an apple guy or Sammy either. I have time, android 12 is coming which will give me another year or more to see what's out there. Cheers

            I've got a Supcase on my Oneplus 7pro that's 3+years old and it's not yellow at all!!! I certainly didn't want to cover up my beautiful Nubia Blue back:)

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              • Anonymous
              • rKt
              • 01 Aug 2022

              Such a disappointment. Nothing phone 🗑️ hard pass because, glass is glass

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                • Anonymous
                • rKt
                • 01 Aug 2022

                Grey Wolf, 01 Aug 2022Give it couple of years and some not so good sold numbers a... moreGlass is glass and glass will break. After all it's just a thin piece of sheet (no pun intended)

                  you have to suffer, 01 Aug 2022imagine if phone cases covers everything. yes i know clear ... moreI just buy transparent cases in bulk and swap them when they get yellow tint. TPU material always becomes yellow over time from skin moisture and oils as you're holding the phone. It's expected outcome. I like transparent ones the most because the phone looks the same on the outside, it's just tiny bit thicker and that's it. Some have really tight fit which is a plus, compared to plastic ones which have annoying edges and don't have tight fit.

                    you have to suffer, 01 Aug 2022imagine if phone cases covers everything. yes i know clear ... moreI use spigen. Black cover matters.

                      That's kinda expected. Front is laminated glass, rear is a single sheet of tempered glass that has gaps between glass and the phone's internals.

                        There is some serious obsession with this phone and gsma. Either you're obsessed or they're paying you.

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                          • Marky T.
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                          • 01 Aug 2022

                          Glass is glass, but also glass is premium. For every non glass back, hordes of premium lovers and tech reviewers will rant and say how cheap that phone is and how they should have gone with glass.

                          Thank you Sony for the plastic back on my Xperia 10 IV.

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                            • Grey Wolf
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                            • 01 Aug 2022

                            you have to suffer, 01 Aug 2022if bbk buys nothing company, it would just have the same fa... moreGive it couple of years and some not so good sold numbers and this could definitely happen.
                            Just look at OnePlus now. I actually feel sorry for the old time fans of this brand. I know a guy who is really sad about their latest approach. He bought only OnePlus phones, starting from the first model. Now he is planning to switch for the first time (I think in 6-7 years).
                            But, this is what happens when you trust too much a company. Which in the end is just a business, nothing more (no pun intended).

                              I think it held up well. I'm disappointed - I was looking forward to seeing it obliterated.

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                                • aXg
                                • 01 Aug 2022

                                The front is more durable than the galaxy s22 ultra

                                  DMX, 01 Aug 2022I've been looking to see how many units it already has... moreif bbk buys nothing company, it would just have the same fate as oneplus..

                                    Grey Wolf, 01 Aug 2022Omg, it breaks. And I thought it would be indestructible. L... moreimagine if phone cases covers everything. yes i know clear cases exist but they turn yellow every 1-2 months

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                                      • 01 Aug 2022

                                      I've been looking to see how many units it already has, come on this thing but no data comes out anywhere... apart from us phone nerds and youtubers nobody else knows that there is a phone called NADA* for next year BBK will take the reins of the rest of the company

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                                        FatShady, 01 Aug 2022glass is glass, no matter what bullshit they keep telling us...Word