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Nothing Phone (1) vs POCO F4 GT: Specs Comparison

The Nothing Phone (1) will soon be available in the Philippines. There’s a lot of hype surrounding this phone, but given its features and price, will it be able to outshine its competitors, like the POCO F4 GT? For a PHP 30K budget, which one would you pick? Let’s find out in this specs comparison.

Nothing Phone (1)POCO F4 GT
6.55-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) OLED display, 402ppi6.67-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED display, 395ppi
120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate120Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC
Adreno 642L GPUAdreno 730 GPU
8GB, 12GB RAM8GB, 12GB RAM
128GB, 256GB UFS 3.1128GB, 256GB UFS 3.1
Dual-rear cameras:
• 50MP F1.9 main
• 50MP F2.2 ultrawide
Triple-rear cameras:
• 64MP F1.9 main
• 8MP F2.2 ultrawide
• 2MP F2.4 macro
16MP F2.5 front camera20MP F2.4 front camera
Dual-SIMDual-SIM
5G, 4G LTE5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 6WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 5.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, NavIC
NFCNFC
IR Blaster
USB-CUSB-C
Stereo speakersQuad speakers tuned by JBL
Fingerprint scanner (in-display)Fingerpint scanner (side)
Nothing OS (Android 12)MIUI 13 (Android 12)
IP53 splash and dust resistance
Glyph interface (LEDs at the back)Pop-up gaming triggers
4,500mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging, 15W wireless charging, 5W reverse wireless charging4,700mAh battery w/ 120W fast charging
159.2 x 75.8 x 8.3 mm162.5 x 76.7 x 8.5 mm
193.5 g210 g

Summary of advantages

Nothing Phone (1):
• Slightly more pixels per inch
• Higher ultra-wide camera resolution
• IP53 certified
• Glyph interface
• Wireless charging and reverse wireless charging

POCO F4 GT:
• Larger screen
• Higher touch sampling rate
• Gorilla Glass Victus
• More powerful processor
• Higher main camera resolution
• Macro camera
• Higher front camera resolution
• IR Blaster
• Quad speakers
• Larger battery
• Faster charging rate

Display

If you’re looking for a device that can provide you with the biggest screen possible, the POCO F4 GT has it. However, that’s just 0.12-inch bigger. Both have Full HD+ resolutions, and since the Nothing Phone (1) has a smaller screen, it also packs more pixels per square inch, but only by 7ppi. That said, you won’t notice the difference in screen size and pixel density.

The Nothing Phone (1) uses an OLED panel, while the POCO F4 GT uses AMOLED. Both panels can produce punchy colors with deep blacks. The two devices also have 120Hz refresh rates.

From here, the POCO F4 GT takes the lead as it has a higher touch sampling rate and uses Gorilla Glass Victus for protection.

Chipset and Memory

Obviously the POCO F4 GT, as a gaming smartphone, wins this round as it has a flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. This means it has a more powerful CPU and GPU. But this is not to say that the Nothing Phone (1)’s Snapdragon 778+ 5G is bad. It’s actually a premium mid-range chipset that can handle heavy mobile titles as well.

When it comes to RAM and storage, both have 8GB and 12GB RAM, and 128GB and 256GB UFS 3.1. No microSD card support from either device.

Cameras

The Nothing Phone (1) has dual rear cameras, while the POCO F4 GT has three. The former wins for having a higher-resolution ultrawide camera, while the latter wins with a higher-resolution main and a dedicated macro camera. Selfie-wise, the POCO F4 GT also has a higher resolution front camera.

Take note that these are numbers of pixels in a sensor. We’ll know which does better once we have reviewed the Nothing Phone (1).

Connectivity and Features

The two devices have dual-SIM, 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, USB-C, NFC, and support for a number of satellite navigation systems. The POCO F4 GT, however, has the advantage of having an IR blaster, quad speakers, and pop-up gaming triggers. The Nothing Phone (1), on the other hand, has IP53 splash and dust resistance, and fancy lights at the back called the Glyph Interface.

Battery

The POCO F4 GT wins again for having a larger battery (200mAh more), and a more powerful fast charging rate. The Nothing Phone (1)’s battery is not bad though and still has fast charging, wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.

Price

The Nothing Phone (1) 8GB + 256GB is expected to launch with a price tag of PHP 29,990. The POCO F4 GT, on the other hand, is now listed online at PHP 27,590 for the 8GB + 128GB. It’s more affordable than the competition and a good option if you don’t mind the smaller storage.

But let’s say you have the budget for the Nothing Phone (1), your other option is to add an extra PHP 1K, and get the POCO F4 GT 12GB + 256GB for PHP 30,990.

Which one to get?

If you’re into the design of the Nothing Phone (1), especially the Glyph Interface, and have the budget, this is a nice phone to have. It’s interesting, unique, and can certainly perform.

However, if you’re after flagship performance and more features for gaming, the POCO F4 GT can provide more value for your money.

How about you guys? Is it the Nothing Phone (1) or the POCO F4 GT? Let us know in the comments below.

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