It’s not often that we introduce a brand new phone brand. This model can definitely impress, it is one of the most discussed phones of recent times. Of course we can mean nothing else than Nothing Phone (1).
You can see some phone components on the transparent back. But mainly the strips of LED diodes that form the pictograms here.
Its very design is already controversial. The shape, front side and flat sides are very similar to the iPhone, but the similarities probably end there. As is usual with the brand, the Nothing Phone has a transparent back, which allows you to see some of the phone’s features, such as the coil for wireless charging. But the specialty is a set of LEDs with which you won’t really get bored, but more on that later.
The phone will offer a 6.55″ OLED display with Full HD+ resolution, but mainly a 120Hz refresh rate. The interesting thing is that, although it is a flat display, Nothing used the so-called Flexible OLED to make it, which is normally used for phones with curved edges. The goal was only one, to align the frames so that they were the same around the entire perimeter of the display.
What makes the phone so unique are the already mentioned diodes, which are distributed around some elements and thus form pictograms. Of course, it’s not just like that, and the manufacturer has found a useful use for it. For example, the LEDs around the wireless charging coil light up when you place the headphones on top of the phone. After connecting the charger, for example, the lower strip of LED diodes will start to pulse.
Different signals for incoming calls can also be assigned to the diodes. All you have to do is select a contact in the settings and choose one of the ringtones that are synchronized with the back flashing style. It’s a bit disappointing that the phone doesn’t have flagship equipment. It got an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ processor with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory. But everything is smooth and if you’re not really looking for the best, you definitely won’t miss the performance.
Pictogram lighting styles can be matched to ringtones of different contacts. Their pulsation can also be used to signal notifications or Google Assistant feedback.
The battery here has a capacity of 4,500 mAh and also supports fast charging, but with a maximum power of 33 Watts, the highest it definitely cannot match the competition. It’s a shame that the manufacturer, like Apple, removed the power adapter from the package. Nothing Phone (1) surprisingly bets on only a pair of cameras – main and ultra-wide-angle, but both offer a high resolution of 50 Mpx. The primary one also adds optical stabilization here. Both traditional flash and LED pictograms on the back can be used to illuminate the camera.