HDM Global recently launched the Nokia G60 mid-range smartphone in India for a price tag of Rs 29,999. At this price point, the phone offers a Snapdragon 695 chipset, a 120Hz LCD display with a dewdrop notch, a 4,500mAh battery, a 50MP triple camera setup, and more. That said, the Nokia G60 faces fierce competition in this segment, especially from the well-known Nothing Phone (1). We take a look at how the new Nokia G60 5G compares to the Nothing Phone (1). In this comparison, we take a look at how the two phones differ from each other in terms of price, design and specifications.
Nokia G60 5G vs Nothing Phone (1): Price in India
|Nokia G60 5G||6/128GB||€29,999|
|Nothing Phone (1)||8/128GB||€32,999|
The Nokia G60 5G has only been offered in one version in the Indian market, with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, which costs Rs 29,999.
On the other hand, the Nothing Phone (1) comes in three memory options, with a choice of 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM. The price for the base variant with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage is Rs 32,999.
Nokia G60 5G vs Nothing Phone (1): Design, Display, Hardware and Camera
The Nokia G60 5G is similar in appearance to other more affordable options. With a larger screen and a dewdrop notch, it also has a stylish back. Demand for sustainable products is on the rise, so HMD Global used recycled plastic to make the G60 5G. On the back, a triple camera setup is aligned vertically and the lower part bears a large Nokia logo. The back is made entirely from recycled plastic and has a sparkly look that is especially attractive on the black color variant. The phone has all the typical ports, a fingerprint sensor on the side, Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and an IP52-rated shell.
As modest as the Nokia G60 is, the Nothing Phone (1) is just as loud. It looks like an iPhone at first glance. It has flat glass on the front with flat aluminum sides, just like an iPhone. The back is where the real magic is. The Nothing Phone (1) has a transparent glass back with the inside of the phone on the display. Nothing further improved the design by including LED strips that cover all the crucial components, including the cameras, wireless charging coil and bottom. It is definitely a more unique looking phone compared to the Nokia G60.
Another area where there are noticeable differences between the two phones is the display. The Nokia G60 5G’s 6.58-inch Full HD+ LCD display has a dewdrop notch and a 120Hz refresh rate, with thick bezels on all sides. Given the price of the phone, the display seems a bit dated.
The Nothing Phone (1) (review), on the other hand, comes with a 6.55-inch Full HD+ OLED panel of similar size with support for a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The panel features symmetrical bezels and is HDR10+ certified, so every effort has been made to avoid sharp corners.
Processor, RAM and Storage
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC, which is in the mid-range, powers the Nokia G60 5G. The latest generation of low-cost 5G smartphones on the market now is known to be powered by the Snapdragon 695. The G60 comes in a variety of configurations, but the models offered in India have 6GB of RAM and 128GB. internal storage.
The Nothing Phone is powered by a newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ SoC. Qualcomm has modified the SD778G+ SoC for the phone (1) and added support for a wireless charging module. The phone is offered in three storage configurations, namely: 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB UFS3.1 storage, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage, and the most expensive 12 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage option.
As for the software, both handsets run the stock Android 12 operating system out of the box. Nokia has stayed with the basics and delivers on top of that some extra apps. The Nothing Phone (1) also does the same but added or modified some apps/services in the process on top of the standard Android UI.
The Nokia G60 5G has a triple camera setup on the back with a 50MP main sensor assisted by a 5MP ultra wide angle sensor and a 2MP depth sensor along with a dual LED flash. A front-facing 8MP selfie camera with custom AI features is also included. The user interface of the camera is standard and has various AI features scattered throughout.
The Nothing Phone (1) has a dual camera setup on the back, with a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor with f/1.8 aperture, Dual OIS & EIS, and a 50MP Samsung JN1 ultra-wide angle lens and LED flash. The selfies on the phone are handled by a 16MP sensor. The camera app has a clean user interface along with custom modes and filters.
Both phones have a decent 4,500 mAh battery. The Nothing Phone (1) relies on the USB PD3.0 protocol and gets a fast charging configuration of 33 W, while the charging of the Nokia G60 5G is limited to 20 W.