Nothing phone 1 price in Nigeria and review (2022): Nothing is certainly ready to take over the smartphone industry while keeping the price low. The Nothing Phone 1 will be priced at ₦304,000 ($475) for the 8GB /128GB variant, while the 8GB /256GB goes for ₦339,000 ($530), and the 12GB /256GB model will be sold at ₦378,000 ($590).
Nothing unveiled Phone 1 on July 12, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, the UK, and other European countries. The Nothing Phone 1 was officially released on July 21 and is available for purchase for interested fans to get their hands on the device.
The Nothing Phone 1 is the first smartphone from the British technology startup Nothing, led by the OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, who set up on his own with the aim of bringing back a bit of interest and excitement to the increasingly samey world of consumer electronics.
Different light patterns show who is calling, which app is notifying you, or even different types of notifications from the same app without having to see the screen. You can set one pattern for a work email or one for a personal email in Gmail, for instance, but, unfortunately, you can’t differentiate between messages from different contacts, only calls.
The glyphs and transparent back add a bit of interest to an otherwise reasonably understated design. The recycled aluminum sides and flat OLED screen look remarkably similar to an Apple phone, leading more than one person to ask if I was holding an iPhone 13. Still, the build quality is excellent, and the full HD 6.55in screen is excellent for the money: big, bright, crisp, and super-smooth, thanks to a 120Hz refresh rate.
Quick specifications of Nothing Phone 1:
- Body: 159.2×75.8×8.3mm, 194g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame; Multiple LED lights on the back (notifications, charging progress, camera fill light), Blinking red light on the back (video recording indicator), IP53 – splash, water, and dust resistant.
- Display: 6.55″ OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 402ppi.
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM7325-AE Snapdragon 778G+ 5G (6 nm): Octa-core (1×2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55); Adreno 642L.
- Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
- OS/Software: Android 12, Nothing OS.
- Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 50 MP, f/2.2, 114˚, 1/2.76″, 0.64µm, PDAF.
- Front camera: 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm.
- Video capture: Rear camera: [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS, live HDR; Front camera: [email protected]
- Battery: 4500mAh; Fast charging 33W, 50% in 30 min, 100% in 70 min (advertised), Wireless charging 15W, Reverse wireless charging 5W, Power Delivery 3.0, Quick Charge 4.0.
- Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC; stereo speakers.
Nothing Phone 1 price and availability In Nigeria
- Starts at ₦304,000 / £399 / €469 / AU$749
- Officially on sale from July 21
- The US release to be confirmed
Nothing unveiled the Phone 1 on July 12, 2022, and the handset formally went on sale on July 21, across the UK, Europe, India, Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia.
Ahead of the launch, the company had already confirmed a US release will follow at a later date, but couldn’t specify when (it’s speculated that modifications are needed for the Phone 1 to properly leverage the region’s 5G infrastructure).
Nothing is certainly ready to take over the smartphone industry while keeping the price low. The Nothing Phone 1 will be priced at ₦304,000 ($475) for the 8GB /128GB variant, while the 8GB /256GB goes for ₦339,000 ($530), and the 12GB /256GB model will be sold at ₦378,000 ($590). Those UK prices convert to roughly $475, $530, and $590 in the US.
Nothing Phone 1 display review
- 6.55in Full HD+ flexible OLED display
- Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate
- The evenly-sized bezel on all sides
- Low optical in-display fingerprint sensor
The Nothing has graced the Phone 1 with a 6.55-inch Full HD+ OLED panel, boasting a 120Hz high refresh rate, along with HDR10+ compatibility and 10-bit color support.
Nothing Phone 1 performance and specs
- Older (but tuned) Snapdragon 778G+ chipset
- Up to 12GB RAM
- Responsive everyday performance
- Can handle demanding mobile games
- Near-stock Android user experience
- Nothing OS adds useful, characterful features
- Three years of OS updates, and four years of security updates guaranteed
- Needs resource optimization for performance and power
One of the most controversial aspects of the Phone 1 ahead of launch was the reveal of Nothing’s choice of chipset; with the company employing a tuned version of an older seventh-generation Qualcomm SoC: the Snapdragon 778G+.
This comes paired with a base 8GB RAM, but the top-tier model can be had with 12GB, while the ” denotes the inclusion of wireless (up to 15W) and reverse wireless (up to 5W) charging support.
Despite running on more modest silicon than conventional flagship phones, real-world use shows that Nothing’s gamble pays off, at least in part.
The Nothing Phone 1 competes in a space that’s filled with phones sporting Qualcomm’s 800-series SoCs. The Snapdragon 778G+ SoC in the Phone 1 doesn’t have the same brute power, but it’s by no means a weak chip. It delivers a decent level of grunt and is fairly power efficient too thanks to its 6nm fabrication. Its performance falls somewhere in between the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 and Dimensity 8100 SoCs.
Other noteworthy hardware features of the Nothing Phone 1 include its IP53 rating for dust and water resistance, stereo speakers, in-display fingerprint sensor, and wireless charging. The latter feature really helps the Phone 1 stand out as this is the only current-gen smartphone in this segment to have it. The Phone 1 has a 4,500mAh battery and supports up to 33W wired charging, 15W Qi wireless charging, and 5W reverse wireless charging. The Phone 1 has support for up to 12 5G bands, dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and the usual array of sensors.
Nothing OS on the Phone 1 is based on Android 12. The company has promised a healthy three years of Android updates and four years of security updates. The software is free of any and all bloatware as you only get Google’s suite of apps. The Recorder app has been given a retro skin and the design of the camera app has clearly been inspired by iOS, but everything else is pretty much untouched. Nothing OS has some cool animations for locking and unlocking the display, and for when the phone is charging. I quite like the dot-matrix font that’s used throughout for menu labels and the always-on display.
Nothing has also created a widget to display your NFT collection and has partnered with Flipkart to offer ‘Nothing Community Dots’ NFTs for all those who pre-ordered the phone. These redeemable tokens are said to unlock special benefits such as early access to new products and offline events. There’s an ‘Experimental features’ section in the Settings app which currently only has a ‘Connect to Tesla’ feature. This is supposed to let you control various functions of a Tesla car without actually needing to install the Tesla app.
Nothing Phone 1 battery life
- 4,500mAh battery
- Support for 33W fast charging
- Underwhelming longevity
- Fully recharges quickly
Where the 778G+ (and an Android user experience in need of further refinement) does fall down, is with battery longevity and while there’s an argument to be had for the phone’s ability to learn and optimize power management based on usage patterns, baseline longevity underwhelms.
Behind the glass and the visible components, the Phone 1 packs in a 4,500mAh battery, which Nothing claims delivers up to 18 hours of use per charge.
Nothing Phone 1 cameras
- Dual 50MP rear cameras + 16MP front camera
- Punchy colors from the main Sony sensor
- Glyph Interface can function as a fill light when shooting video
- Grain and lack of detail readily creep in under low light
While the front-facing snapper clocks in at an unassuming 16MP, both rear cameras pack in the pixels at 50MP a piece.
The main Sony IMX766 sensor – supported by OIS (optical image stabilization) – is ubiquitous amongst phone makers (found on current offerings like the flagship Xiaomi 12 and mid-range OnePlus Nord 2), while the secondary 50MP Samsung JN1 ultrawide delivers a reasonable degree of consistency when switching between the two focal lengths.