iQOO 3 vs Nothing Phone 1 specs comparison: Which one to buy?

By Mustafa Khan | Published 08 Jan 2023 15:38 IST
iQOO 3 vs Nothing Phone 1 specs comparison: Which one to buy?
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Nothing Phone 1 has a Glyph LED strip on the back which is unlike anything on the market.

  • iQOO 3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 while Nothing Phone 1 has Snapdragon 778G Plus processor.

  • Here is the complete comparison of iQOO 3 and Nothing Phone 1 specification.

We have two decently specced smartphones on the radar today. The first is iQOO 3 which ships with Snapdragon 865 chipset and the second one is Nothing phone 1 which is powered by Snapdragon 778G Plus chipset. Both phones were launched in 2022 in India. Let’s compare them and let you decide which one is better for you.

iQOO 3 vs Nothing phone 1: Design

Nothing Phone 1

The rear and front panel of iQOO 3 is made up of glass and is protected by Gorilla Glass 6. It has an aluminium frame in which there are four buttons, all on the right side; the volume buttons, the power button and the Monster Touch buttons. The Monster Touch buttons are the limelight of design, on the right side, on top and bottom there are two buttons ‘L’ and ‘R’ made for gaming specifically. iQOO 3 comes in three colour options Quantum Silver, Tornado Black, and Volcano Orange.

The Nothing Phone 1, which is known for its unique design, also has a glass body but under the glass, there are Glyph LED strips that blink for notification alerts and charging indications. You can even use the LEDs as a flash light to click pictures in dark. The LED strip on the back consists of over 900 LEDs. The Phone 1 comes in White and Black colour options.

iQOO 3 vs Nothing Phone 1: Performance

iQOO 3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, which was once a flagship-grade chip. It has UFS 3.1 storage. The company also claims that it has a 'Carbon Fiber Vapour Cooling System'. The iQOO 3 comes in three storage variants; 8GB RAM 128GB storage, 8GB RAM 256GB storage, 12GB RAM 256GB storage.

Nothing Phone 1 is powered by Qualcomm’s middle-order Snapdragon 778G+ which is not a flagship-level chipset but it serves quite well. The Phone 1 runs on Nothing OS and it also comes in three storage options: 8GB RAM 128GB storage, 8GB RAM 256GB storage and 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. 

iQOO 3 vs Nothing Phone 1: Camera

iQOO 3

iQOO 3 has five cameras in total, four on the back and one is the selfie camera. On the rear side, it has a 48-megapixel primary camera along with a 13-megapixel telephoto lens, a 13-megapixel ultrawide camera and a 2-megapixel bokeh camera. Last but not least, it has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter.

Nothing Phone 1 has three cameras in total, a double camera setup on the back and a selfie shooter. The primary camera is a 50-megapixel and the secondary is a 50-megapixel ultrawide shooter. Phone 1 has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera as well.

iQOO 3 vs Nothing Phone 1: Display

The iQOO 3 has a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED 1080x2400px resolution display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 409ppi. The display has a 60Hz refresh rate support and the company claims that it can get up to 180Hz Super Touch Response rate.

On the other hand, Nothing Phone 1 has a 6.55-inch FHD+ OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate support. Nothing had claimed that it can give 1200 nits at peak brightness but some results showed that it is only giving 700 nits of luminance.

iQOO 3 vs Nothing Phone 1: Battery

iQOO 3 comes with a 4400 mAh battery with 55W fast charging support and Vivo claims that it can charge up to 50% in just 15 minutes. Meanwhile, Nothing Phone 1 has a battery of 4500mAh with 33W fast charging and it claims to top up to 100% in about 60 minutes. 

iQOO 3 vs Nothing Phone 1: Price and availability

Interested buyers can easily buy iQOO 3 from Flipkart but the top variant is not available on Flipkart or on the iQOO website. The base variant of iQOO 3 on Flipkart starts from Rs 37,990.

On the other hand, Phone 1 on Flipkart starts from Rs 27,999 and three variants are available on Flipkart. It is also available on Amazon, starting from Rs 29,936 and the same three variants are available but at slightly higher prices.

iQOO 3:

  • Quantum Silver (8GB RAM + 128GB storage) on Flipkart at Rs 37,990.
  • Tornado Black (8GB RAM + 128GB storage) on Flipkart at Rs 37,990.
  • Quantum Silver (8GB RAM + 256GB storage) on Flipkart at Rs 40,990.
  • Tornado Black (8GB RAM + 256GB storage) on Flipkart at Rs 40,990.

Nothing Phone 1:

  • Black (8GB RAM + 128GB storage) on Amazon at Rs 29,936.
  • White (8GB RAM + 256GB storage) on Amazon at Rs 32,979.
  • Black (8GB RAM + 256GB storage) on Amazon at Rs 32,938.
  • White (12GB RAM + 256GB storage) on Amazon at Rs 36,829.
  • Black (8GB RAM + 128GB storage) on Flipkart at Rs 27,999.
  • White (8GB RAM + 256GB storage) on Flipkart at Rs 30,999.
  • Black (8GB RAM + 256GB storage) on Flipkart at Rs 29,999.
  • White (12GB RAM + 256GB storage) on Flipkart at Rs 33,999.
  • Black (12GB RAM + 256GB storage) on Flipkart at Rs 33,999.
Mustafa Khan
Mustafa Khan

Email Email Mustafa Khan

Follow Us Facebook Logo

About Me: Mustafa is a tech geek who is currently working with Digit as an Intern. He tests the new gadgets that come on board and writes for the news desk. He has found his way with words and takes his research very seriously. Read More

Trending Articles

Advertisements

Latest Articles View All

VISUAL STORY View All