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Nothing phone (1) / Nothing Phone 1 / Nothing Phone One

Nothing phone (1) / Nothing Phone 1 / Nothing Phone One
alaScore 94

73 reviews

Dec, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Nothing phone (1) / Nothing Phone 1 / Nothing Phone One. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the usability and camera are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. The sound and battery get negative reviews. Views about the size and durability are mixed.

design, performance, price, camera, usability

battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nothing phone (1) / Nothing Phone 1 / Nothing Phone One is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

Nothing Phone 1 review: Get past the hype and the Phone 1 shines

 

The Nothing Phone 1 is instantly recognizable due to those eye-catching flashing LEDs on the back, but what's the phone like to actually live with?

Quirky and unusual design Slick, easy-to-use software Glyph Interface is eye-catching Main camera takes good photos Wireless charging

Short battery life Inconsistent wide-angle camera Late Android 13 update schedule

“The Nothing Phone 1 is quirky, unusual, and eye-catching — all in a good way. From the LED lights to the simple software, there's a lot to like.”

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : GSMArena Team (gsmarena.com)

Nothing Phone (1) review

 

The Nothing phone has been in the rumor mill for months, but the wait is finally over. Carl Pei, the company's CEO, has introduced the world to the...

One-of-a-kind glass design with Glyph UI, IP53-rated.

Weak ingress protection.

So, we do recommend getting the Nothing Phone (1) for its uniqueness, speed, and camera as they come at a competitive price. Yes, it's not a top-tier phone, but it does feel and behave like one, and while it's not a flagship killer, it sure isn't a...

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Andrew Lanxon (cnet.com)

Nothing Phone 1 Review: Flashy Extras Highlight This Affordable Phone

 

A striking design adorned with lights, good performance and affordable price.

Affordable price ; Unique, flashy design ; Solid processor and camera performance

Battery life could be better ; For some, the back lights might be a gimmick

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Allison Johnson (theverge.com)

Nothing Phone 1 review: something else

 

Business in the front, party in the back.

Snappy performance ; Smooth-scrolling, pleasant-to-use OLED screen ; Some unique use cases for glyph notification system ; Four years of security updates promised

Battery life is just okay ; No charger included ; No track record of success yet

The Nothing Phone 1’s unique design includes lights on the back panel that illuminate in combinations called glyphs. Otherwise, it’s a perfectly good, perfectly normal midrange Android phone with a 6.5-inch screen, 50-megapixel camera with OIS, and...

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Jason England (laptopmag.com)

Nothing phone (1) review: Something different

 

Over-hyped, but not as bad as you feared

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Adam Doud (slashgear.com)

Nothing Phone 1 Review: Gambling On The Glow

 

Nothing Phone 1 presents an interesting conundrum for consumers: Buy now for the thrill, or wait for a device that has more than a unique set of lights?

Great 120Hz screen ; Nice Software ; Snappy hardware ; Unique product design

Small design miscues ; Camera issues ; Limited release

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : Preslav Kateliev (phonearena.com)

Nothing Phone (1) review: insert “nothing” pun here

 

The Nothing Phone (1) is... OK. Cool phone, solid all-rounder, though nothing bombastic. Would we recommend it? Sure. Is it the second round of the Smartphone revolution? Not so much.

Unique design elements ; Feels great in the hand ; Pretty good camera ; Good performance ; Dependable battery life ; Pretty-looking, 120 Hz screen - very good at the price point

Speaker sound is OK, but a bit tinny ; Glyph notification may not be as practical ; No sign of what that wide Nothing ecosystem might be

Jul, 2023

Expert review by : June Wan (zdnet.com)

Nothing Phone 1 review: You ain't seen Nothing yet

 

The company's first smartphone shines in a sea of "boring" handsets. For £399, the Phone 1 has its compromises, but you probably won't notice them.

Transparent design is edgy but practical ; Well-rounded smartphone with tactical compromises ; Competitively priced at 399 GBP ; Up to four years of software updates

Battery life is underwhelming ; Ultra-wide camera is not the most reliable ; Not available in the US

There's a lot to like about Nothing's first-ever smartphone. By prioritizing commonly used facets such as the display, software, and design, the device gives off an aura that's well above its pay grade. For £399, you'll have to settle on some aspects...

Aug, 2022

Expert review by : Robin John (mysmartprice)

Nothing Phone (1) Long-Term Review: A Dramatic Beginning With A Sweet End - MySmartPrice

 

The Nothing Phone (1) has seen a massive price drop. So, we go back to using it and see how well it still holds. Here's our long term review. The Nothing Phone (1) has seen a massive price drop. So, we go back to using it and see how well it still...

Feb, 2023

Expert review by : Ian Evenden (creativebloq.com)

Nothing Phone 1 review: Finally, an Android phone that looks good

 

The Nothing Phone 1 is a midrange option that breaks the mould.

Looks fantastic ; Good specs ; Plenty of storage

Average battery life ; No telephoto camera ; Fingerprints love it

The slate form factor is so embedded in the smartphone market that just about every phone looks the same. The Nothing Phone 1 does its best to mix things up in the looks department, and largely succeeds - there's nothing else quite like it, even if it...

Sep, 2022

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