The Morning After: First impressions of Nothing’s see-through smartphone

With its transparent back, luminous details and silent ringtones, the Nothing Phone 1 is framed as a playful reimagining of the smartphone, a category that (apart from foldables) is well established.



It’s an anticipated addition to the world of smartphones, and Nothing would do well to carve out a spot against not only the dominant Apple and Samsung, but also a number of Chinese manufacturers with plenty of industrial might – and funding.

I wanted to hate Nothing’s first phone, which dealt harshly with detail drip-feeding, glamor shots and a ton of exaggeration. But my first impressions (I’m in the process of reviewing the Phone 1 right now) are that behind all the noise hides a surprisingly decent smartphone.

And it’s not prohibitively expensive either. Not competing with flagship cameras, screens and processors has resulted in prices starting at £399 (about $476). Unfortunately, there’s no plan for US availability, but the challenge for Nothing proves that a new smartphone company can exist even in 2022.

— Mat Smith

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Far more detail than Hubble.



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