The Phone 1 is Nothing’s very first smartphone. It is available from 469 €. This price may increase depending on the configuration or features of the phone. As for Google’s Pixel 6a, it is the direct successor of the Pixel 5a and it costs €459. These two phones released during July 2022 could have similarities or differences. At the end of the duel between the two, you will finally know which one is better for you.

Nothing Phone 1 vs Pixel 6a: Design and layout

The Nothing Phone 1 adopts a transparent glass appearance with an LED system on the back. It is available in two colors namely white and black. It measures 159.2 x 75.8 x 8.3 mm and weighs 193.5 g. It also supports fingerprint and facial recognition unlocking. The Phone 1 has an IP53 certification. It is therefore poorly protected against water and dust.

The Pixel 6a measures 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.9 mm and weighs 178 g. It is available in sage (green), pebble (white) and charcoal (black) colors. It offers IP67 certified water and dust resistance and has a fingerprint reader under the screen.


The Phone 1 is therefore longer, wider and heavier than the Pixel 6a. On the other hand, the Pixel 6a is more resistant to water and dust and it offers three colors to choose from unlike the Phone 1 that only offers two.

Display Nothing Phone 1 vs Pixel 6a

The Nothing Phone 1 has a 6.55-inch OLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It is an HDR10+ compatible display with a resolution of 2400 x1080 pixels at 402 dpi. The Phone 1’s display has a maximum brightness of 700 nits at an adaptive refresh rate of 60 Hz to 120 Hz.

The Pixel 6a has a 6.1-inch HDR OLED display offering a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels at 429 dpi. This display offers a refresh rate of only 60 Hz. The Pixel 6a is protected on the front by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The screen of the Pixel 6a has an anti-tracking coating that makes your fingerprints invisible and thus helps keep your screen clean.

The screens of both smartphones have almost the same features. However, the Nothing Phone 1 screen has the larger size and better refresh rate.

Camera Nothing Phone 1 vs Pixel 6a

The Nothing phone 1 wins the versus of the camera. On the back, it has two 50 MP cameras against two 12 MP cameras for the Pixel 6a. For selfies, The Phone 1 has a 16MP front camera against only 8MP for the front camera of the Pixel 6a. Both phones do not have a front flash and allow for 4K and 1080p video recording.

Nothing Phone 1 vs Pixel 6a: Which one performs best?


The Nothing Phone 1 has a Snapdragon 778G+ processor and an Adreno 642L graphics card. It comes with 8GB of RAM (for 128GB or 256GB of storage space) or 12GB (for 256GB of storage space). It is equipped with an Android Operating System coupled with the Nothing OS interface. Nothing claims that the Phone 1 will receive Android updates for 3 years and security patches every two months for 4 years.

The Pixel 6a features 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, an 8-core Google Tensor processor and a Mali G78 MP20 graphics card. The Pixel 6a comes with an Android system. According to Google, the Pixel 6a will receive security updates for at least five years.

Following the various comparison tests conducted on these processors, it is indeed the Pixel 6a that has the most powerful CPU. However, it is the Phone 1 that offers the largest RAM and storage space.

Nothing Phone 1 vs Pixel 6a: Who has the best battery life?


The Nothing Phone 1 is powered by a Snapdragon 778G+ processor and an Adreno 642L graphics card. It is equipped with 8GB of RAM (for 128GB or 256GB storage) or 12GB (for 256GB storage). It is equipped with an Android operating system coupled with the Nothing OS interface. Nothing claims that the Phone 1 will receive Android updates for 3 years and security patches every two months for 4 years.

The Pixel 6a features 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, an 8-core Google Tensor processor and a Mali G78 MP20 graphics card. The Pixel 6a comes with an Android system. According to Google, the Pixel 6a will receive security updates for at least five years.

Following the various comparative tests carried out on these processors, it is indeed the Pixel 6a that has the most powerful CPU. However, it is the Phone 1 that offers the most RAM and storage space.

Nothing Phone 1 vs Pixel 6a: Who has the best battery life?

Nothing Phone 1 vs Pixel 6a : Verdict

The LED system on the back of the Phone 1 makes its design a bit more elegant. Of the two, the Pixel 6a is cheaper and has the most powerful processor. However, it is the Phone 1 that offers the best display, the greatest autonomy, the largest RAM, the largest storage capacity and the best camera.


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