7 Reasons to Buy Nothing Phone (1) and 3 Reasons to Not?

Nothing Phone (1)

There is no doubt that Nothing Phone (1) is a good smartphone but it’s not a great smartphone. So let’s see some of the reasons to buy and reasons to Not buy but before that let me share with you the India price of Nothing Phone (1).

Nothing Phone (1) Price in India

Nothing Phone (1) Price in India starts from Rs 32,999 for 8GB of Ram and 128GB storage while 8GB Ram and 256GB storage variant is priced at Rs 35,999, another 12GB Ram and 256GB Storage variant is available at Rs 38,999.

The device is available in the Black and White Color option and it will go for sale on 21st July 2022 at noon via Flipkart.

Those who have pre-booked the phone can buy it right away from Flipkart.

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Reasons to buy Nothing Phone (1)

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The phone is made for different kinds of users, the phone has a beautiful design, solid build quality, great display quality, and reliable cameras. Other than that, there are tons of reasons to buy Nothing Phone 1, so let’s talk about some of those reasons…

1. Cameras

We have seen smartphones with three and even five cameras but out of all those sensors, only two sensors are useable, the other sensors are added for the showcase.

In the case of Nothing Phone (1),

It has a 50MP primary sensor + 50MP ultra-wide lens while there is a 16MP selfie shooter. So as you can tell, all these sensors are useable in real life…

The images also come out good but still, I noticed that the sensor is trying to boost the colors a little bit, just like all the other smartphones but the good thing is, the image doesn’t come out that saturated like Xiaomi, RealMe, or Vivo Smartphones.

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The details are there even under the low lights and Nothing has worked hard on the night mode, the night images also come out good.

The front camera also justifies the price tag, no issue with the dynamic range, it captures clear images.

Overall, yes, Under Rs 40000, the Nothing Phone (1) has a good camera setup and you won’t be disappointed with its performance.

2. Display

The phone comes with a 6.55-inches flexible 120hz OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. Nothing has used a good quality panel, so whether you want to play games or watch movies, you will have the best experience.

It also has Widevine L1 support too and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The display is bright too, it has 1300 nits pick the brightness which means, there won’t be any issues while using the smartphone outdoors.

By the way, the phone doesn’t have to have a big bezel which makes this smartphone unique because most Android smartphone under Rs 50000 comes with a huge bottom chin.

3. Design

You already knew this will come,

Now, design is subjective but you can’t deny that the Nothing Phone (1) looks and feels unique compared to any other smartphone.

Lighting on the back can be called gimmicky or useless but it won’t be the same for everyone.

If you ask me, I love those lights. By the way, I don’t know how long I will use the Glyph lights but it looks different…

4. Build

I know, Nothing Phone (1) looks more like iPhone 13 Series which is not a bad thing, it’s a good thing. It would have been a bad thing if Nothing had gone with plastic frames but they didn’t which is another plus point.

The front and back are protected with corning gorilla glass 5 while the frame is made out of Aluminum.

The device also feels premium in the hands.

5. Audio

The stereo speakers are loud too, whether you’re in a crowded place or at home, you will be able to hear everything clearly. There is also 4×4 MIMO Carrier aggregation support, so there won’t be any issue with calling too.

6. Battery Life

We all know that Snapdragon 778+ is battery efficient processor, so the device will last for a long time. Also, Nothing has used the near Stock Android which will help a lot in battery life.

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By the way, Nothing didn’t include a charger in the box, you will have to use Quick Charge 4.0 certified charger otherwise you won’t be able to take the advantage of 33W charging.

There is also support for 15W wireless charging and 5W reverse charging support.

7. Software

This will be the selling point of Nothing Phone (1), the device doesn’t come with single third-party applications and there are no ads in the UI either.

The UI also feels smooth, with no frame drop whatsoever while the 120Hz refresh rate will make everything perfect. By the way, Nothing has promised the 3 years of OS updates and 4 years of security updates.

Reasons to Not Buy Nothing Phone (1)

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Just like everything else, nothing is perfect in this world. So let’s see some of the reasons to Not Buy Nothing Phone 1.

1. Performance

It’s the best option if you’re looking for a balanced smartphone but if you wanted a proper gaming smartphone then you should stay away from it because the Snapdragon 778G is not that powerful to handle heavy games like Genshin Impact or even Fortnite…

Now, we have seen Snapdragon 778G on many smartphones and the new Snapdragon 778G+ will give the same performance, Qualcomm has just changed the name but inside, everything is the same.

By the way, just for Nothing, Qualcomm has added wireless charging support in Snapdragon 778G+ but other than that, it’s a decent processor for balance use.

In short, if you’re a gamer then it’s a straight answer, just stay away from the Nothing Phone 1 and consider the IQOO Neo 6 5G which is available at Rs 28,999 on Amazon.

In direct words the Nothing Phone 1 is a balanced smartphone, so don’t buy it for heavy gaming.

2. No Charger in the Box

I get it, Nothing wanted to go after iPhones but they should have provided the charger in the box because this is their first smartphone.

The phone supports a Quick Charge 4.0 charger, so if you have that one at home then it’s good otherwise you will have to buy a new one.

Again, this won’t be the reason to not buy but if you’re tight budget then paying extra Rs 2500 will hurt a bit. Also, if you can pay that extra amount then this reason doesn’t apply.

3. No 3.5mm Audio Jack

Nothing also sells the Nothing Ear (1), so you can’t expect them to add a 3.5mm Audio jack but for gaming, it’s a necessary feature.

Also, I have already said that don’t buy this device for gaming but still, if you don’t play games all the time then buy Type-C to 3.5mm dongle.


Now, you can’t find the perfect device, you will have to sacrifice one or two features but in the end, you will have to ask yourself, which two or three features I want the most and if you can find those features in Nothing Phone (1) then just order the phone otherwise, this is not the only smartphone available under Rs 40000 in India.

Related – Nothing Phone (1) Review with Pros and Cons

Nothing Phone 1 Specifications

Launch Date12th July 2022
First Sale21st July 2022 via Flipkart at noon
India Price8GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 32,999
8GB Ram + 256GB Storage: Rs 35,999
12GB Ram + 256GB Storage: Rs 38,999
ColorsBlack and White
Launch Offer
(Limited Time Offer)
2000 Instant Discount on HDFC Bank Debit, Credit Cards
In the BoxNothing Phone (1)
Type-C cable
Safety information and warranty card
Screen protector (pre-applied)
SIM tray ejector
Display6.55-inches FHD+ flexible OLED display
1200 nits pick the brightness
10-bit color depth
HDR10+ Support
Gorilla Glass 5 (front)
120Hz refresh rate
240Hz touch sampling rate
401 PPI density
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
Dimensions159.2 x 75.8 x 8.3 mm
BuildGorilla Glass 5 Front
Aluminum Frame
Gorilla Glass 5 Back
Rear Camera50 MP Primary (Sony IMX766 sensor) – OIS & EIS
50 MP Ultra-Wide (Samsung JN1 sensor) – EIS

Video: 4K recording at 30 fps
1080p recording at 30 or 60 fps
Front Camera16MPFront (Sony IMX471 sensor)

Video: 1080p video recording at 30 fps
ProcessorQualcomm SM7325-AE Snapdragon 778G+ 5G (6 nm)
GPU: Adreno 642L
CPU: Octa-core (1×2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 &
3×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
OSNothing OS – Android 12
3 OS update & 4 Year Security Update
5G SupportYes, 12 5G Bands
N1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, and n78
With Google Pay Enabled
AudioStereo Speakers
No 3.5mm audio jack
Battery4500mAh battery
33W PD3.0 wired Charging
15W Qi wireless charging
5W reverse charging
USB Type-C 2.0

Charging Speed:  50% in 30 min,
100% in 70 min 

–No Charging Adopter in the Box
Other FeaturesUFS 3.1 Storage
IP53 Splash, water, and dust resistance
Haptic touch motors
Glyph Lights on the Back
Bluetooth 5.2
4×4 MIMO Carrier aggregation
Card SlotNo
Weight193 Gram
(6.84 oz)
Modal NumberA063
Nothing Phone (1)
Nothing Power 45W Charger: Rs 2,499
Nothing Phone (1) Case: 1,499
Nothing Phone (1) Tempered Glass: Rs 999
Available atFlipkart IN

Image: Techno Ruhez

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  1. waiting for this mobile, I am design oriented person and that matters to me a lot, and I really appreciate the way you review and the way you include pros and cons, which help me selecting the right mobile for my self. keep writing..!!!