Is Nothing Phone 2 worth buying?

The Nothing Phone 2 inherits the same clear glass design and LED lighting array from the Nothing Phone 1. However the stronger internals, subtle engineering changes, and other minor technical changes have increased its price. The result is a familiar Android smartphone that exceeds the mid-range features of the previous generation and rivals the biggest brands in the industry, albeit at a slightly higher price.

Putting the Phone 2 side by side with the Phone 1 reveals a change in design, although the Nothing Phone’s overall futuristic design, remains. Obviously, it is still heavily influenced by the iPhone. The lighter two-tone hue of the dark gray model works with more varied and defined textures and lines to make the internal components and carefully placed cover stand out from the Phone 1. The white version too at first glance looks just as sleek. The feel is more refined, with Nothing’s uniquely precise, crisp feel and Nothing’s particular vibration-style sound still tantalizing the taste buds.

The Phone 2’s overall footprint has increased, and while it’s slightly heavier, it’s actually thinner than before. The biggest difference in hand is the back glass. The back glass curves slightly and tapers into a square recycled aluminum frame, removing some of the Phone 1’s jagged edges.

Unfortunately, the actual glass on the front and back is still Corning’s old Gorilla Glass 5, not the newer variety like Victus. It’s an odd concession given the rising price and the fact that nothing wants you to put the phone down and the glass first to see all of his funky Glyph lights. You however may need a good Nothing Phone 2 case preferably one that doesn’t cover the back. 

Nothing Phone 2 Specs

Display6.7-inch LTPO OLED
Flat Gorilla Glass 5 cover
2,412 x 1,080 resolution
120Hz variable refresh rate (as low as 1Hz)
240Hz touch sampling rate
1,600 nits peak pixel brightness
HDR10+ support
10-bit color depth
RAM8 or 12GB LPDDR5
Storage128, 256, or 512GB
UFS 3.1
No microSD card slot
CamerasRear:
– 50MP wide (Sony IMX890, ƒ/1.88, 1/1.56-inch sensor, 1µm pixel size, 24mm focal length, OIS, EIS, HDR)
– 50MP ultrawide (Samsung JN1, ƒ/2.2, 1/2.76-inch sensor, 114-degree FoV, EIS, HDR)Front:
– 32MP wide (Sony IMX615, ƒ/2.45, 1/2.74-inch sensor, HDR)