Luxury design but performance… The Nothing Phone (1) disappoints in tests

El Nothing Phone 1 usa un chip de gama media decepciona en los test

Along with the iPhone 14 and Google Pixel 7, the first mobile of the new brand of Carl Pei (co-founder and former CEO of OnePlus) is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated terminals of the year. The Nothing Phone (1) has generated a lot of buzz since it was announced.

Recently, its launch date and design were officially revealed, which stood out for its transparent back cover and LED strips that, in addition to being attractive, are also quite functional. And, as far as hardware is concerned, this mobile was expected to arrive with the most powerful chipset to date , since until now it has been promoted as a flagship.

However, everything seems to indicate that the Nothing Phone (1) will not be as powerful as we thought . Geekbench has revealed the rating that this smartphone has received in its benchmark tests and the processor that it has under its transparent hood. Do you want to know what it is? Well, we’ll reveal it to you right away.

The Nothing Phone (1) is seen Geekbench 5: Snapdragon 778G+ and mid-range performance

El Nothing Phone 1 se deja ver hasta las entranas literalmente

For a few months it had been leaked that the Nothing Phone (1) would have a Qualcomm SoC , so there was a question as to whether it would be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or its improved version, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. But no, no It will arrive with a high-end processor from this year, nor from last year (Snapdragon 888+).

Nothing’s first phone brings a 2021 mid-range chipset under the hood , the Snapdragon 778G+ accompanied by the Adreno 642L graphics. The manufacturer’s decision is surprising, since they did not even opt for the mid-range processor that Qualcomm has launched for this year, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.

In the well-known Geekbench 5 benchmark performance tests, the Nothing Phone (1) scored 797 points when using its main core, and 2803 points when testing all of its Cortexes. To put it in context, this performance is comparable to that of the Galaxy A52s, Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G and Motorola Edge 30, mid-range phones that are far from being the most powerful of their manufacturers.

A mobile with a mid-range processor at a high-end price: Nothing’s risky bet

Although the official price of the Nothing Phone (1) has not yet been revealed, everything seems to indicate that this mobile is aimed at the flagship market. In fact, the first 100 limited edition units were recently auctioned, reaching figures of up to €2,000 . We will have to wait to find out how Carl Pei’s new brand fares in its bid to sell a mobile with mid-range power at a flagship price.