HDM Global recently launched the Nokia G60 mid-range smartphone in India at Rs. 29,999 has been released. At this price point, the phone offers a Snapdragon 695 chipset, a 120Hz LCD panel with a dew-drop notch, a 4,500mAh battery, a 50MP triple camera setup and more. The Nokia G60 faces stiff competition in this segment, especially from the well-known Nothing Phone (1). We take a closer look at what the new one looks like Nokia G60 5G Nothing compares to the phone (1). In this comparison, let’s see 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||Rs. 29,999|
|Nothing Phone (1)||8/128GB||Rs. 32,999|
The Nokia G60 5G is offered in only one version in the Indian market, priced at Rs 29,999 with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
On the other hand, the Nothing Phone (1) It comes in three memory options with a choice of 8GB or 12GB RAM. The base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 32,999.
Nokia G60 5G vs Nothing Phone (1): Design, Display, Hardware and Camera
The Nokia G60 5G is similar to other affordable options in terms of performance. With a large screen and a dewdrop notch, it also has a classy-looking back. The demand for sustainable products is increasing, so HMD Global used recycled plastic to make the G60 5G. At the back, the triple camera arrangement is vertically aligned and the bottom part houses a large Nokia logo. The back is made entirely of recycled plastic and has an attractive shiny look especially in the black color variant. The phone has all the usual ports, a fingerprint sensor placed 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 the iPhone. The real magic lies in the back. The Nothing Phone (1) has a transparent glass back with the phone’s internals on display. Nothing betters the design than the inclusion of LED strips that cover all the key components including the cameras, wireless charging coil and the 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 features a 6.58-inch full HD+ LCD screen with thick bezels on all sides, a dewdrop notch and a 120Hz refresh rate. Considering the price of the phone, the display looks a bit dated.
In contrast, Nothing Phone (1) (Review) comes with the same size 6.55-inch Full HD+ OLED panel with support for 120Hz refresh rate. The panel has symmetrical bezels and is certified for HDR10+, so every effort has been made to prevent cutting corners.
Processor, RAM and Storage
A mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC powers the Nokia G60 5G. The latest generation of low-cost 5G smartphones in the market now is powered by the Snapdragon 695. The G60 is available in several configurations, but the models being offered in India have 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The Nothing phone is powered by the new 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 memory configurations, namely: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB UFS3.1 storage, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, and the most expensive 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage option.
As for the software, both the handsets run the stock Android 12 operating system out of the box. Nokia sticks to the basics and supplies a few extra apps on top. Nothing Phone (1) does the same but in the process added or tweaked some apps/services on top of the stock Android UI.
The Nokia G60 5G packs a triple camera setup at the rear with a 50MP main sensor that is assisted by a 5MP ultra-wide angle sensor and a 2MP depth sensor along with a dual-LED flash. There is also a front-facing 8MP selfie camera with customized AI features. The camera UI is stock and has many AI features.
The Nothing Phone (1) has a dual-camera setup at the back, which includes a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor with f/1.8 aperture, dual OIS & EIS and a 50MP Samsung JN1 ultrawide angle lens and LED flash. Selfies on the phone are handled by a 16MP sensor. The camera app has a well-arranged UI with custom modes and filters.
Both the phones pack a decent 4,500mAh battery. The Nothing Phone (1) relies on the USB PD3.0 protocol and gets a 33W fast charging setup, while the Nokia G60 5G’s charging is limited to 20W.