The Nothing Phone 1 is probably one of the most-hyped smartphones of all time. The mid-range phone features a unique design and an interface based on LED lights called Glyph. It is priced at under ₹40,000 in India.
The handset has very few direct competitors as it is a lifestyle smartphone offering a unique set of features. But still, we tried to list some of its alternatives.
Before delving into the list, let’s go through the primary features of the Nothing Phone 1. The handset comes with a 6.55-inch FHD+ 120Hz OLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus chipset, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, and Android 12.
Further, it arrives with a 50MP (wide) + 50MP (ultra-wide, macro) dual-camera system, 16MP front-facing camera, dual stereo speakers, in-screen fingerprint sensor, IP53 rating, 4,500mAh battery, 33W fast wired charging, 15W fast wireless charging, and 5W reverse wireless charging.
Last but not least, the device does not ship with a charger and a case. In India, it retails at ₹31,999, ₹34,999, and ₹37,999 for 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 256GB memory variants, respectively.
The Best Nothing Phone 1 Alternatives in India
1. Vivo V23 Pro
The Vivo V23 Pro is a lifestyle smartphone like the Nothing Phone 1. The main highlights of this device include its selfie cameras and design.
The handset sports a 50MP (wide) + 8MP (ultra-wide) dual front-facing camera accompanied by dual LED flashlights. One of the variants of the phone changes its color when exposed to ultraviolet light.
The Mediatek Dimensity 1200-powered device is priced at ₹38,990 for the 8GB + 128GB memory configuration. Whereas, the 12GB + 256GB variant is costlier at ₹43,990.
2. Realme GT Neo 3
The Realme GT Neo 3 is a flagship killer smartphone. Housing a Mediatek Dimensity 8100 chipset, it is one of the most powerful phones in this price segment. It also comes in a 150W fast charging variant.
The device sports a flashy bold paint job. If you despise its look, you can go with the OnePlus 10R, which is basically the same phone with a different CMF (Color, Material, Finish).
The Reame GT Neo 3 starts at ₹36,999 and goes all the way up to ₹42,999 for the maxed-out model with 150W fast wired charging support. This version also comes in a Thor Love and Thunder Limited Edition for the same price.
3. Xiaomi 11T Pro
The Xiaomi 11T Pro is a multimedia-focussed smartphone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. It flaunts a Dolby Vision-supported 10-bit 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display and Harman Kardon-tuned dual stereo speakers with support for Dolby Atmos.
There’s a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and an aluminum frame with thick paint. It carries support for 120W wired fast charging and an IP53 rating for splash resistance.
The Xiaomi 11T Pro starts at ₹37,999 for the base variant, while the top-end model maxes at ₹41,999.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G will be 2 years old in a couple of months, although not in India as it only launched in the country a little over a year ago. Despite that, it is still a good smartphone to buy in this price segment.
The flagship killer smartphone offers almost all the features of a true flagship. It comes with three focal length cameras (wide, ultrawide, telephoto), wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, IP68 dust/water resistance, and Samsung DeX.
The price of the device fluctuates between ₹30,000 and ₹40,000 across retailers. It will still receive one more Android update and 2 years of security updates.