Nothing Phone (1) camera – why I love what it stands for

Renders of the Nothing Phone (1)
(Image credit: Nothing)

As we’ve learnt from megapixel numbers, more isn’t always more, and for someone who tests a lot of phone cameras, nothing makes that point more beautifully for me than the Nothing Phone (1). This dual-camera debut from new smartphone maker, Nothing, is a breath of fresh air in a sea of triple-camera, quad-camera and penta-camera smartphones.

A dual-camera phone in 2022? Apple hasn’t had a dual-camera flagship phone since 2018 (the iPhone Xs), and even cheap and cheerful phones today are shipping with more than two cameras. Why am I lauding Nothing’s decision to turn back the clock? Because the Nothing Phone (1) isn’t a top-end flagship. It’s a mid-priced phone that doesn’t need to compete on zoom or camera tricks – it just has to get the basics right. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.