The Nothing Telephone (2) has lastly been introduced and it’s caused quite a lot of modifications in comparison with the unique.
The discharge of the primary Nothing Telephone (1) took the web by storm due to its quirky branding and clear design. Now, Nothing has lastly graced us with the second version Nothing Telephone, which can be that can be purchased within the UK from the thirteenth of July onwards.
However what has modified from the unique? We’re going to be taking a deeper look into each the Nothing Telephone (1) and Nothing Telephone (2) to determine if the second version is absolutely definitely worth the improve, and if Nothing has actually modified.
Nothing Telephone (2) options an improved Glyph Interface
One characteristic that differentiates each Nothing Telephones from most different smartphones available on the market is the Glyph Interface – basically a spread of LEDs embedded throughout the clear rear of the telephones that can be utilized for quite a lot of features.
That features flashing when getting calls and notifications (which will be customised on a per-app or per-person foundation), performing as a fill mild for the digicam in low-light environments and, new to the Telephone (2), the flexibility to show countdown timers in addition to app standing updates from apps like Uber and Deliveroo.
In comparison with the Telephone (1), the Glyph interface can each go brighter and dimmer, and it has a built-in mild sensor to robotically modify the brightness based mostly on ambient mild. There’s additionally the Glyph composer to create your personal visible ringtones, although this may come to the Nothing Telephone (1) later down the road within the type of a software program replace.
New digicam sensor on the Nothing Telephone (2)
Regardless of being a mid-range handset, Nothing opted to incorporate two 50-megapixel sensors on its first gadget, with the second being an ultrawide digicam. The primary 50MP lens is a Sony IMX766 sensor, which touts OIS (optical picture stabilisation).
We discovered the digicam to be greater than serviceable in most circumstances, with well-lit conditions wanting particularly vibrant, vibrant and detailed.
Nothing stored the same setup for the Telephone (2) with the identical twin 50MP digicam array, however upgraded the primary sensor to characteristic the Sony IMX890. It comes geared up with a complicated 18-but ISP (picture sign processor) that enables the Nothing Telephone (2) to course of digicam knowledge as much as 4,000 occasions greater than its predecessor.
It additionally comes with a brand new Superior HDR algorithm that takes eight frames with various publicity ranges, permitting for extra element to be preserved in each snap.
Upgraded Snapdragon chip on the Telephone (2)
The Nothing Telephone (1) got here kitted out with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chipset. This chipset is unquestionably not an influence juggernaut, which did lead to some combined outcomes when it comes to efficiency, though this is also because of the software program optimisation.
For the Nothing Telephone (2), Nothing determined to make use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, which was launched in 2022. Qualcomm claims that this chip gives as much as a ten% increase in CPU efficiency and as much as 30% improved CPU energy effectivity over its predecessor, which places it head and shoulders above the Snapdragon 778G+ when it comes to energy.
This means that the Nothing Telephone (2) will be capable to deal with gaming and day-to-day use higher than its predecessor, and we’d hope that any lingering software program points have additionally been ironed out, resulting in an general smoother expertise.
The Nothing Telephone (1) is extra inexpensive
The primary Nothing Telephone (1) got here out as a strong mid-range contender with a really affordable asking worth. The bottom 8GB RAM 128GB storage mannequin prices £399/$390/€469 and got here in two colourways, Black or White.
The newest mannequin has seen a hefty worth hike compared, seemingly because of the upgraded inner specs and new options. The identical base mannequin comes out at £579/$599/€679, and is obtainable in both White or Gray. Whereas this nonetheless retains it within the mid-range cellphone worth vary, it’s lots much less inexpensive than its predecessor.