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Nothing drops brightness rating for the Phone 1 by 40%

Nothing drops brightness rating for the Phone 1 by 40%

The cellphone cannot really hit the 1,200 nits initially marketed, although an replace may allow that in the future

Nothing has dropped the marketed brightness of its Phone (1) in some markets from 1,200 nits to just a little over half that at 700 nits. Ostensibly, the {hardware} really helps the former rating, however all testing since the launch signifies nearer to a real-world 700 nit most. In particulars offered to German tech website Laptop Base (by way of XDA), Nothing defined that it was contemplating unlocking that additional brightness vary in a future replace, although it might have an effect on each warmth and battery life.


We did not discover any overt points with the show brightness in our Nothing Phone (1) evaluate, with the display screen being “lots vibrant” in daylight, although there have been different points with uniformity at low mild ranges. Based on Laptop Base and testing from different venues like GSMArena, the cellphone solely reached round 700 nits of brightness, although at launch, it was marketed as able to as much as 1,200 nits. Additional testing to see if the higher vary was restricted to a separate high-brightness mode, when a sure portion of the show was white, or restricted to an HDR content material mode was nonetheless unable to achieve the rated numbers.

In regular use, Nothing has confirmed to Android Police that the cellphone really solely reaches 500 nits of brightness. The higher 500-700 nit vary kicks in robotically with ambient mild, very similar to the HBM (high-brightness mode) in Samsung’s OLED shows.

Nothing responded to Laptop Base’s inquiries by explaining that the preliminary 1200 rating was incorrect, and although the {hardware} technically helps 1,200 nits (therefore the preliminary rating), it was being restricted to 700 nits for battery and temperature causes. Laptop Base claims that Nothing has up to date its gadget specs in some markets to replicate the 700 nit rating, although each the German and US websites are nonetheless exhibiting the 1,200 nit rating for us at Android Police. Nonetheless, Nothing has confirmed to us that the particulars of the change are considerably right.

Screenshots from the German (left) and US (proper) Nothing Phone (1) listings with the previous brightness rating.

In follow-up protection, Nothing defined to Laptop Base that it may ship an replace in the future to unlock the higher vary of show brightness, particulars which have been confirmed to Android Police.

When requested, Nothing offered Android Police with the following assertion:

The {hardware} is able to reaching as much as 1,200 nits peak brightness, however that is at present capped by the software program to 700 nits. This resolution was made to make sure a balanced consumer expertise concerning warmth and battery consumption. We look ahead to listening to from our customers about this and can monitor suggestions intently to know if this needs to be addressed in future software program updates.”

It is unclear exactly how clients are inspired to supply their suggestions concerning the change, however these with a Nothing Phone (1) and an opinion on the topic ought to make their emotions identified.


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