After teasing for many months and releasing its technical specifications gradually, Nothing has finally officially released its first Nothing Phone 1. Now we already know the latest information, and also the official price tag of this smartphone. But can this be arguably the most anticipated phone of the year as compared against the iPhone 13? Well, let us check all the differences and comparisons between the Nothing Phone 1 vs iPhone 13 Pro Max below.
Nothing Phone 1 vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max
The Nothing Phone 1 received the label of the most anticipated smartphone because its manufacturer promised a revolution in the field of mobile phones. It’s up to you how you look at the lighting effects, but it’s true that the device simply looks like an iPhone, only it has more trimmed equipment, adds a few interesting features, and is significantly cheaper. But it could be a sales hit, even if not globally. It will not be available in the market for iPhones for the time being, i.e. in the USA.
In any case, let us now check all the comparison points between the two phones: Nothing Phone 1 vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max.
First of all, the iPhone 13 display has a cut-out for the front 12MPx sf/1.8 camera assembly. Nothing put only a better version in its phone, in which a 16MPx sf/2.5 camera is present. For biometric authentication of the user, there is an optical fingerprint reader on the display, while the iPhone naturally relies on Face ID.
iPhone 13 Camera Specifications:
- Primary: 12 MP sensor, 1.9µm pixels, 26 mm equivalent f/1.5-aperture lens, sensor-shift OIS, Dual Pixel AF
- Ultra-wide: 12MP sensor, 13mm equivalent f/1.8-aperture lens, PDAF, 2cm macro
Nothing Phone 1 Camera Specifications:
- Primary: 50MP, f/1.9, 24mm, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
- Ultrawide: 50MP, f/2.2, 114˚
The A15 Bionic is the current leader for Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max, and Nothing hasn’t even used a top Android hardware in its phone. So it is more of a mid-range phone. So there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chip, which is manufactured using 6nm technology and consists of eight cores (1 x 2.5 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 x 2.4 GHz Cortex-A78, and 4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A55). GPU is Adreno 642L. The operating system used is Android 12 with the Nothing OS user interface, where the manufacturer promises three years of software updates and 4 years of security patches. Apple is thus still unattainable in this regard.
The physical dimensions are of course based on the size of the display itself. The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.7″ OLED display with a maximum brightness of 1200 nits and a resolution of 1284 x 2778 pixels (the density is therefore 458 ppi). The Nothing Phone 1 has a 6.55″ OLED display that also manages 1200 nits, its resolution is 1080 x 2400 pixels (402 ppi density), and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The iPhone 13 Pro Max measures 169.7 x 78.1 x 7.65 mm and weighs 240 g, while Nothing’s phone measures 159.2 x 75.8 x 8.3mm and weighs 193.5g.
Batteries and others
The iPhone 13 has a 4352mAh battery with fast charging capability (unofficial reports say 27W). There is USB Power Delivery 2.0, 15W MagSafe charging, and 7.5W Qi charging. Nothing Phone has a 4500mAh battery with fast 33W charging, while it charges to 100% battery capacity in 70 minutes (as stated by the manufacturer). Wireless charging is 15W, there is also 5W reverse charging, Power Delivery 3.0, and Quick Charge 4.0.
Wi-Fi in both cases is Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Nothing has Bluetooth 5.2, iPhone also supports 5.2 BT technology. The novelty is of course equipped with a USB-C connector, its resistance specification is IP53, while the iPhone has IP68 resistance.
The price tag will surely decide success or failure. If we look at the iPhone 13 Pro Max, it starts at $1,099 for the 128GB version. You will have to pay $1,199 for 256 GB, and $1,399 for 512 GB. In any case, 4GB of RAM is present. In contrast, the Nothing Phone 1 is clearly cheaper. The 128GB version with 8GB of RAM will cost you 469 EUR ($399), 256 + 8 GB for 499 EUR ($420) and 256 + 12 GB for 549 EUR ($459). Taxes and fees must be added to the prices. The pre-sale is already underway, and the sales start on July 21.
That is everything you need to know about the key differences of Nothing Phone 1 vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max. While you are here, do not forget to check out our other articles – Nothing Phone (1) Price, Specs and More, and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro Max.