When the first Nothing Phone showed up on retail stores last year, I didn’t care about it at all. I was like “ho-hum, another iPhone lookalike with Android OS inside.” My eyes were also fixed at then newly-launched Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 that time, so in my head it was the best flagship phone to have than anything else. After a year of getting trying to bring a whale of a phone on a daily basis, I began searching for alternatives. Digital Walker made an announcement recently about the pre-order for the Nothing Phone 2. They sent me a loaner unit and we immediately unboxed it. Here’s our Unboxing and First Impressions of the Nothing Phone 2:
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Nothing Phone 2 Specs:
|OS:||Nothing OS 2 – Android 13|
|Processor:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1|
|Display:||6.7-inch 120Hz LTPO OLED|
|Wireless Connections:||5G, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC|
|Connectors:||USB Type-C, OTG|
Main – 50MP f/1.9
Ultrawide – 50MP f/2.2
|SIM Card Slots:||Dual SIM (Nano-Sim)|
45W Wired Charging
15W Wireless Charging
|SRP:||12GB+256GB – Php 38,990
12GB+512GB – Php 44,990
The packaging of the Nothing Phone 2 dared to be different from its contemporaries. Instead of the usual rectangle box, it appears in a slim, wide box without any hint of the phone’s branding. However, if you look closely, you will see the Nothing brand on the upper left corner of the box with the name of the Phone 2 at the center.
I hate ruining the packaging whenever I unbox, but the only way to open the Nothing Phone 2 is by peeling its cover around before removing its contents inside. Oh, before I continue, let me commend Nothing for not using plastic in its packaging.
And here we are! The Nothing Phone 2 on the left, USB Type-C cable and SIM Card ejector PIN. They followed the route of Apple and Samsung for not including other accessories like a USB charger head and earphones as part of their sustainability efforts.
I’ve only seen the first version of the Nothing Phone at Digital Walker, and I couldn’t figure out any physical improvements on the 2nd generation. While I’ve mentioned that it looks like an iPhone, at least Nothing has made an effort to make it different by having a transparent design with a few schematics.
Nothing made the Phone 2 even cooler by adding Glyph lights at the back panel. Using it with the Glyph lights on is like being in a “TRON” movie. We will discuss more on this feature in our full review.
The Nothing Phone 2 was previously offered by Digital Walker last weekend and was immediately sold out. Stay tuned to their social media pages for the availability of the Nothing Phone 2.
Our full review of the Nothing Phone 2 will be published later this week.