Nothing Phone’s durability test (1) proves the phone won’t break easily

Popular YouTuber, JerryRigEverything, who is known for his durability and teardown videos, conducted a durability test of the Nothing Phone (1) and the results show that it’s built like a tank.

Nothing Phone Durability Test (1)

Nothing Phone (1) has a design inspired by the iPhone 12/13 with square edges and symmetrical bezels at all corners. The phone is available in two colors: black and white. The side frame is entirely made of recycled aluminum, including the knobs. It can be scratched by sharp objects. This is what makes the phone rugged and premium. There are 5G antenna lines on the sides, with a white color accent. The volume rocker is on the left, while the power button is placed on the right edge.

The front and back of the phone are made of glass. The durability test shows that the front glass is scratched at level 6 and with deeper scratches at level 7. This is highly expected from the glass. With the fire test, the screen was able to withstand without burn marks for up to 40 seconds and after that it was also able to recover those pixels.

The real test of the phone is its durability. This is where we see some interesting results. Thanks to the aluminum body, the phone does not easily bend or break in half, but there is a twist. The phone has an odd flex as it bends from the front around the antenna band line. We hear a creak, hinting that it might snap in half, but that doesn’t happen in the video.

This squeak does not occur when you try to lean back. It seems that there is a solid internal mechanism that prevents the phone from breaking. Luckily, although the phone flexes, it doesn’t fully fold. The Nothing Phone (1) passes the durability test.

It’s probably a good thing to know that the Nothing Phone (1) doesn’t break easily because a separate video shows the phone being hard to fix.

Phone specifications (1)

Phone specifications (1)

  • 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chipset
  • Up to 12 GB RAM, 256 GB storage
  • 50MP + 50MP (UW) main rear cameras
  • 16MP selfie shooter
  • 4,500mAh battery, 33W charging

Nothing Phone (1) sports a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 10-bit HDR, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 2400×1080 pixel resolution, 402PPI, and 1200 nits peak brightness. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chipset and comes in three models: 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB and 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The phone runs on a custom Nothing OS skin based on Android 12 out of the box.

Moving on to the optics, the Nothing Phone (1) features a dual rear camera setup on the back, with a 50MP Sony IMX766 main sensor with OIS and EIS image stabilization and a Samsung JN1 ultra-wide lens of 50MP. There’s a 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor on the front for selfies and video calling.

The Nothing Phone (1) packs a 4,500mAh battery with 33W fast charging, 15W Qi wireless charging, and 5W reverse wireless charging. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor for safety, two stereo speakers and an IP53 protection rating. Connectivity options include 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.

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