5 phones as good or better than Nothing Phone 1

Last week the long- awaited Nothing Phone (1) landed in Spain. A smartphone that has generated a lot of expectation due to its groundbreaking design, but whose arrival has been quite cumbersome and has been full of problems. So if you were thinking of buying the new mobile from the creator of OnePlus, maybe you should start looking for an alternative.

Although it is true that it comes loaded with interesting features, such as LED lights for notifications, 120 Hz AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 778G+ processor and a large 4,500 mAh battery, among others. However, its price is approximately 500 euros and for what it costs there are many options within your reach with even better features.

5 phones as good or better than Nothing Phone 1

Nothing by Nothing Phone (1)

You should not be guided by appearances and this is a clear example. There is no doubt that the Nothing Phone (1) has a unique aesthetic, but in terms of telephony, this aspect is not the only thing that matters, and despite its good specifications, its customization layer, together with the problems it is experiencing, leave much to be desired. That said, here are 5 ideal mobiles to make up for your absence:


The independent division of Xiaomi has carried out several interesting launches during the current year 2022 and one of them is the POCO F4. A lower priced smartphone than the Nothing Phone (1) and that has better properties, such as a Snapdragon 870 processor that will have no problem running the most demanding applications and video games at high graphic quality.

POCO F4 negro

Its screen is also AMOLED with 120 Hz, although with the main difference that it is compatible with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos technology to enjoy immersive content playback. It also boasts a 4,520 mAh battery with 67W fast charge. This coupled with above-average photographic results for the 349 euros it costs.

OnePlus Nord 2T

The Asian company that was initially dedicated to high-end devices opened its horizons to the mid-range with high-end smartphones. Proof of this is the OnePlus Nord 2T with its 80W SuperVOOC fast charge that charges the 4,500 mAh battery to 100% in about 20 minutes, which lasts practically a day, like the Nothing Phone (1).

OnePlus Nord 2T

As the brain of operations, it is equipped with a Dimensity 1300 chip with which you will have plenty of power for everything. The screen meets expectations with 90 Hz and AMOLED panel, although the strong point of this terminal is its 50 MP main camera that achieves above-average results for 409 euros.

iPhone SE 2022

If you want to experience a high-end experience without spending too much and forget about the Nothing Phone (1), you can bet on the iPhone SE of 2022 and its approximate price of 580 euros. The best thing is its light weight of 144 grams that will make you not even feel it in your pocket. Despite this, it does not refuse power, since it integrates the same processor as the iPhone 13 family.

iPhone SE 2022 con fondo

On this occasion we also came across one of the best cameras in this price range , a characteristic Apple house brand. The drawback is that its battery is somewhat poor considering that we are talking about a compact mobile, but it makes up for it with an abysmal performance.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

For about 500 euros you also have the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE to participate in the generous update policy of the South Korean brand with which you can get to have Android 16 on your smartphone. So it is a safe bet in every way, because it more than meets the bill in any aspect.

samsung galaxy s21 fe negro blanco

Everything is remarkable in this terminal, but above all the Snapdragon 888 that it integrates inside and that is capable of opening all kinds of applications forgetting about the loading screens. We cannot forget to mention the Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE that not only occupies an abysmal range of colors to appreciate the content, but also technology to reduce visual fatigue. Finally, it is necessary to mention the great autonomy of 4,500 mAh accompanied by its good camera at the height of Samsung’s high-end. Without a doubt, the best option within your reach if you are looking to replace the Nothing Phone (1).