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Nothing Phone 2 Review: A Thorough Assessment of Features and Performance

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Overview:

After much anticipation, Nothing Technology has finally launched its highly awaited second phone, the Nothing Phone 2, on 11th July 2023, catering to the global market. While the initial appearance might not reveal many distinctions between the two models, a closer examination through this “Nothing Phone 2 Review” will unveil several noteworthy improvements. The new phone is touted to be more powerful, smarter, and enhanced compared to its predecessor, the Phone 1. Let’s explore the specifications of Nothing Phone 2 and discover the advancements that set it apart from Phone 1. (Complete review of Nothing Phone 1 is available here)

Basic Features:

General Details:

Key ParticularsNothing Phone 2Nothing Phone 1
Launch Date11 Jul 202323 Mar 2022
ColorsGrey and WhiteGrey and White
Weight201.2gm193.5gm
Warranty1 Year1 Year
RAM8GB and 12GB8GB and 12GB
Internal Storage128GB, 256GB, and 512GB128GB and 256GB
Operating SystemAndroid 13, Nothing OS 2.0Android 12, Nothing OS 1.5.3
SIM SupportDual SIM (Nano + Nano)Dual SIM (Nano + Nano)
Price (HQ Price)£ 579£ 399
General Details

Measurement:

Key ParticularsNothing Phone 2Nothing Phone 1
Height (mm)162.1 mm159.2 mm
Width (mm)76.4 mm75.8 mm
Depth (mm)8.6 mm8.3 mm
Measurements

Front Look:

Key ParticularsNothing Phone 2Nothing Phone 1
Display6.7” flexible LTPO AMOLED display6.55” flexible OLED display
Screen GlassCorning Gorilla 5Corning Gorilla 5
Brightness1,000 – 1,600 nits500 – 1,200 nits
Front Look

Back Look:

Key ParticularsNothing Phone 2Nothing Phone 1
Back FaceCorning Gorilla 5Corning Gorilla 5
Glyph (Dancing Lights)Flip to GlyphFlip to Glyph
Glyph (Add Ons)Glyph Timer, Composer, Torch, Progress, Volume Indicator, Reverse Charging, Charging MeterGlyph Composer, Reverse Charging, Charging Meter
Back Look

Camera:

Key ParticularsNothing Phone 2Nothing Phone 1
Front32 MP16 MP
Front SensorSony IMX615 sensor, ƒ/2.45 aperture, 1/2.74” sensor sizeSony IMX471 sensor, ƒ/2.45 aperture, 1/3.1” sensor size  
Front FeatureAdvanced HDR, Motion Photo, Night Mode, Portrait mode, 1080p video recording at 60 fps, Live HDR at 1080p at 30fpsHD Portrait, Night Mode, 1080p video recording at 30 fps
Rear50 MP (Main Camera) + 50 MP (Ultrawide Camera)50 MP (Main Camera) + 50 MP (Ultrawide Camera)
Rear SensorSony IMX890 sensor + Samsung JN1 sensorSony IMX766 sensor + Samsung JN1 sensor
Rear FeatureAdvanced HDR, Motion Capture 2.0, Night Mode, Portrait mode, Super-res Zoom, AI scene detection, Expert modePortrait Mode, HDR, Google Filter, Scene Detection, Night Mode, Expert Mode
Video Recording4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 30/60 fps, Live HDR at 4K30 fps, Slow-motion at 480fps, Night Mode (1080p at 30 fps), Action mode, OIS and EIS image stabilization, Time Lapse at 4K4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 30/60 fps, Live HDR at 30 fps, Slow-motion at 120 fps, Night Mode (720p/1080p at 30 fps), OIS and EIS image stabilization  
Camera Specifications

Advance Features:

Tech Specifications:

Key ParticularsNothing Phone 2Nothing Phone 1
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
Processor SpeedOcta-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.5 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)Octa-core (1×2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55)
Water & Dust ResistantIP54IP53
Battery4,700 mAh4,500 mAh
Charging (Wired)45W PPS (3.3~20V/2.25A)33W PD3.0
Charging (Wireless)15W Qi Dual Charging Support15W Qi Dual Charging Support
Charging (Reverse)5W5W
Tech Specifications

Network & Connectivity:

Key ParticularsNothing Phone 2Nothing Phone 1
Network Support2G GSM, 3G UMTS (WCDMA), 4G LTE (TDD & FDD), 5G (Gigabit 5G dual Mode NSA & SA with 4×4 MIMO2G GSM, 3G UMTS (WCDMA), 4G LTE, 5G (Gigabit 5G dual Mode NSA & SA with 4×4 MIMO
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2.4G/5G dual-band, 2×2 MIMO and MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, HotspotWi-Fi 4/5/6 and 802.11 a/b/g/, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv5.35.2
GPSL1+L5 dual-band, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC,and SBASWith A-GPS. Up to dual band: GLONASS (1), BDS (2), GALILEO (1), QZSS (1)
Network & Connectivity

Software Support:

Key ParticularsNothing Phone 2Nothing Phone 1
Android Update3 Years3 Years
Security Patches4 Years (Every Two Months)4 Years (Every Two Months)
Software Support

Additional Details:

Accessories:

Key ParticularsNothing Phone 2Nothing Phone 1
Connecting CableNothing Cable C-CType-C
Screen ProtectorPre-appliedPre-applied
SIM Tray EjectorYesYes
Accessories

Variants:

Key ParticularsNothing Phone 2Nothing Phone 1
Variant – 18GB RAM + 128GB internal storage8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage
Variant – 212GB RAM + 256GB internal storage8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage
Variant – 312GB RAM + 512GB internal storage12GB RAM + 256GB internal storage
Variants

Price:

Key ParticularsNothing Phone 2Nothing Phone 1
Variant – 1INR 44,999INR 28,999
Variant – 2INR 49,999INR 29,999
Variant – 3INR 54,999INR 35,999
Price

While many features of both phones exhibit relative similarity, the notable upgrade in volatile memory and internal storage grants the Nothing Phone (2) increased agility compared to its predecessor. The Snapdragon 8 series chipset enhances its intelligence, enabling smoother performance in daily tasks such as photography, videography, and gaming. Moreover, the duplex network mechanism in the Nothing Phone (2) ensures robust connectivity for users relying on a 4G network.

The enhanced battery capacity in the Phone (2) model, along with the higher wired charging wattage of 45W, facilitates faster charging times compared to the previous version’s 33W charger. For average users, the rear camera quality might not display significant changes, but the front camera’s doubled capacity of 32MP offers improved HDR experiences with more accurate colors and shades. Additionally, the Nothing Phone (2) delivers an enhanced outdoor viewing experience with its super-bright screen.

Visible changes include a top-center positioned punch-hole camera, replacing the left corner position. The Glyph Interface boasts improved LED light divisions, with the central section split into six smaller segments, while the white LED lights remain consistent.

TTV Verdict:

Why You Should Go For It:

  • Improved notification system with more addressable zones, ringtones, and notification sounds
  • More dynamic Glyphs offering composer, torch, progress, brightness, and volume indicator
  • Improved front camera quality for enhanced video calls
  • Excellent network connectivity in both 4G and 5G coverage areas
  • Better operational performance through the upgraded processor
  • Comprehensive OS and security support

Could Have Been Better:

  • Faster charging options like 67W VOOC Charging could have been implemented for better performance.
  • Pocket-friendliness as exploring ways to offer more competitive pricing could have been beneficial.
  • The battery life, though decent, may have been improved to cater to the needs of rigorous mobile users.
  • Introducing more innovative design elements could have set the phone apart from its predecessor and other competitors in the market.

Check out it here:

Nothing Phone 1

Flipkart Store

Amazon Store

Nothing Phone 2

Flipkart Store

Amazon Store

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