The Nothing Phone (1) is not your average mid-range smartphone – that much is certain. One look at the semi-transparent back of the smartphone and a flash of the LED strips is enough to make you question everything you know about smartphone design. Fortunately, despite its unique appearance, the Nothing Phone (1) conforms to a well-known form factor and can easily be compared side-by-side with other smartphones in terms of size. So how does the Nothing Phone (1) measure up?
Nothing Phone (1) vs other mid-range Android smartphones, size comparison
In this section, we will compare the Nothing Phone (1) to two of its most popular direct competitors in the mid-range smartphone market. This means handsets like the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G and the OnePlus Nord 2T.
As you can see, all three of these mid-range smartphones not only look nearly identical, but they also have incredibly similar dimensions. Up front, you’d be forgiven for not seeing a difference between them. Of course, once you flip the smartphones, this changes drastically – only one looks like a gadget from an old sci-fi movie.
Nothing Phone (1) vs Popular Android Alternatives Size Comparison
In this section, we compare the Nothing Phone (1) to some popular Android smartphones of similar size. It should be noted that two of the devices mentioned (the OnePlus 10 Pro and Google Pixel 6) have a (much) higher price tag, while the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra costs more than double the Nothing Phone (1 ).
This is a more heterogeneous selection than the previous one, but the two cheaper alternatives are close in size to the Nothing Phone (1). The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra offers more in almost every way, but that only makes sense given its flagship status.
Nothing Phone (1) vs iPhone Alternatives
Of course, the smartphone world doesn’t end with Android and who can forget Apple. The closest size to the Nothing Phone (1) is the iPhone 13 Pro Max, but we’ve ruled it out given its garish price tag. We opted instead for Apple’s two more budget-friendly (as far as you can think of any iPhone as affordable) – the iPhone SE (2022) and the iPhone 13.
Both iPhones have smaller screens than the Nothing Phone (1). They also have very different screen layouts, with the iPhone SE (2022) having a rather dated design with its massive bezels, while the iPhone 13 has the (infamous) notch. This is to be expected though – Apple, as we all know, has its own way of doing things.