A few days ago, Nothing released the second iteration of their charming smartphone line, simply known as the Nothing Phone.
This year’s version is the Nothing Phone 2, and it was eagerly anticipated following the release of the unique smartphone line in July last year. Immediately, the first smartphone made headlines thanks to its visually striking design, which is highlighted by LED strips on the transparent rear panel.
The Noting Phone 2 has now been released, and it is a significant improvement over Phone 1. In this Nothing Phone 2 review, we’ll take a closer look at the smartphone. The review is based on our interview with tech and online casino expert, Benard Maumo.
The design is the major talking point when it comes to Nothing Phone 2. This is because, according to Maumo, “it’s unlike any other smartphone you can find on the market.” The most unique part of the design is the phone’s LED lights that are located on the back of the phone. These lights are capable of a few tricks. “The lights don’t just flash. They can let you know battery level, the notifications that you have, charging status, and even when your Uber is near,” say Maumo.
Besides the lights, the back of the phone is made of transparent glass, which allows you to see the phone’s internal components. The edges are also slightly curved. This adds a sleek and ergonomic feel to the phone, but it also means that it may not be as stable as other phones.
Display & Camera
On the front, the Nothing Phone 2 looks like most other high-end smartphones. It comes with a 6.7-inch OLED display which takes up most of the front side. The display has 1440 x 3120 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz. To make it more durable, it is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.
As for the camera, it is much similar to the one in Phone 1, which also came with two 50-MP cameras on the back and a 32MP selfie camera on the screen. However, there have been several improvements made to it. Maumo notes that “Unlike Phone 1, the images are much sharper and more detailed. However, it still needs some work in terms of photo processing. It still needs to catch up with the Google Pixel competitors in the same price range.”
Battery & Performance
The Nothing Phone 2 comes with a 4700 mAh battery. This is quite good, and it should typically last you a full day. Further, Nothing says that the battery maintains at least 80% of its original capacity for at least 1,000 full charge cycles. The phone also supports 45W fast charging, which means that you can quickly charge the battery up to 50% in just about 30 minutes.
In terms of performance, The Nothing Phone 2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. According to Maumo, “This is one of the fastest processors in the market, but it has already been replaced with the second generation. Other 2023 phones such as the OnePlus 11 are using the Gen 2 version of the processor, which makes them much faster.”
Besides the processor, Nothing Phone 2 comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which is more than enough for most users.
Nothing OS 2.0
Nothing about Phone 2’s fun is not restricted to the design. The OS, which is based on Android 13, also features the trademark Glyph design. For the most part, it is a clutter-free software that comes with some interesting additions and alterations. Maumo says that “when it comes to navigation, it is pretty much like any other Android phone.” However, “it has some interesting bits such as four folder designs, making folders of apps bigger, turning everything monochrome, etc.” This combines well with the design.
The Nothing Phone 2 starts at £579 ($599) with 8GB of RAM and 128GB in store on 17 July.
Maumo concludes that “The Nothing Phone 2 is a great phone if you want a smartphone that is stylish and unique. You’ll get to enjoy the design as it is really eye-catching, and the performance is also top-notch. The camera could be better, but it’s still capable of taking good photos. Overall, I’m really impressed with the smartphone.”
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