Nothing Phone (2) Revisited: How Does It Hold Up After Six Months?

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I’m revisiting the Nothing Phone (2) after four months of regular use. My goal is to provide a straightforward, practical assessment of how this device has held up over time, focusing on its performance, camera capabilities, and overall user experience.

Design and Display

The Nothing Phone (2) still impresses with its design. It’s sleek, although I’ve found the glass back to be quite slippery. The IP54 rating provides decent protection against dust and splashes, but it’s not fully waterproof.

The 6.7-inch 10-bit AMOLED display remains a strong point. It’s vibrant, sharp, and supports a 120Hz refresh rate. The integrated fingerprint scanner adds convenience.


Performance is where the Nothing Phone (2) continues to shine. Powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPU, it delivers snappy performance, handling demanding apps and multitasking with ease. With up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, it’s well-configured for various tasks.

Gaming performance is commendable, with the device smoothly handling demanding titles like BGMI and Asphalt 9: Legends. It’s worth noting that while some games may require adjusting detail settings, the Phone (2) can run Genshin Impact at 60fps.

Glyph Interface and Software Updates

The Glyph interface, while not something I use extensively, has a standout feature – the charging indicator. It’s proved very handy.

I’ve noticed a series of software updates during my time with the phone. The most significant one was the Nothing OS 2.0, which introduced the Nothing icon pack and various customization options. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it shows Nothing’s dedication to a personalized user experience.


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The Nothing Phone (2) boasts an upgraded camera system, featuring a 50MP Sony IMX890 main sensor with an f/1.88 aperture, OIS, and EIS. Additionally, there’s a 50MP Samsung JN1 ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 32MP front camera. The camera system performs well in various scenarios, especially in well-lit conditions, producing vibrant colors and pleasing results. Night mode improves low-light photography, though there’s room for enhancement in scenes with mixed lighting. However, don’t get me wrong in majority of Night situations the phone was able to capture beautiful images. Portrait shots and selfies look great, particularly in well-lit conditions. Overall the smartphone provides a satisfactory camera experience.

Battery and Charging

Charging speed was a minor concern for me, but recently, CMF, a sub-brand of Nothing, launched a 65W adapter that’s compatible with the Nothing Phone (2). It significantly improves charging times, delivering a full charge in about an hour and a half. This solves the previous charging speed issue.


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In conclusion, the Nothing Phone (2) is still a strong choice in its price range. It offers near-flagship performance, good camera capabilities, and a unique design. While the slippery glass back and limited water resistance remain minor issues, recent software updates and the new CMF 65W adapter make it even more appealing. This device continues to be an excellent option for those seeking a practical and high-performing smartphone.

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PB Rating: 9/10


  • Sleek and stylish design.
  • High-quality 10-bit AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
  • Strong performance, powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPU.
  • Impressive gaming capabilities, smoothly handling demanding titles.
  • Capable camera system with vibrant colour reproduction.


  • Slippery glass back, which may require a protective case.
  • Limited IP54 water resistance, offering only basic protection against dust and splashes.
  • The device retains a design similar to its predecessor, with few significant external changes.

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