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Nothing Phone 1 vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max: Which One Wins?


The Nothing Phone 1 is all set to launch in the global market this summer of 2022. It will take over Apple and Samsung’s smartphone market or not, that remains to be seen. However, if you are planning to buy a new smartphone and are confused between Nothing Phone 1 & Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max, here is everything you need to know about it.

- Updated: 13th Jul 2022, 11:27 IST
  • 1
    Specs Comparison
    • Design (Body & Build)
    • Display
    • Power Performance
    • Battery
    • Camera
    • Features & Connectivity
  • 2
    Final Takeaway

Nothing Phone 1 is the first-ever Smartphone of a UK-based tech-start-up brand, owned by ex-co-founder & CEO of OnePlus, that could soon launch globally. In this article, we will compare Nothing Phone 1 vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max to determine which Smartphone is perfect for which kind of user.

Whether the Phone 1 will serve as promised or not remains to be seen when it does arrive next month, but there are already a few details about the phone’s software, specifications, feature set, and the hardware it will sport.

First, we will take a detailed review of Nothing Phone 1, and after that, we will compare it with iPhone 13 Pro Max to get a crystal-clear picture of Nothing Phone 1 vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max.   

Also read: Nothing Phone 1: Everything We Know So Far

Specs Comparison

Design (Body & Build)

Nothing Phone 1
Nothing Phone 1
 Nothing Phone 1iPhone 13 Pro Max
Front SideGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass
Back SideGorilla GlassGorilla Glass
Body FrameAluminiumStainless steel
Water ResistanceIP 68IP 68
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 13 Pro Max

When it comes to design comparison of Nothing Phone 1 vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max, in terms of front & back side design material, weight, and water resistance, Nothing Phone 1 is a clear winner. It is because its front side is made of Gorilla Glass Victus, which marginally enhances drop resistance, offers thinner designs, and is a germ-fighting glass. On the flip side, iPhone 13 Pro Max’s front & back side is made of Gorilla Glass, offering less drop resistance than Gorilla Glass Victus.

Nothing Phone 1’s body frame consists of Aluminum, while iPhone 13 Pro Max’s made up of Stainless steel. The iPhone 13 Pro Max features 7.7mm thickness, whereas Nothing Phone 1 features 8.1mm thickness. In short, when it comes to body frame and thickness, iPhone 13 Pro Max is a clear winner as its body frame is highly durable. Both phones offer IP 68 water resistance, so you don’t need to worry if you sweat a lot or accidentally drop your phone in water.  

Also read: You’ll Be Surprised To Know The Price Of Nothing Phone 1!


 Nothing Phone 1iPhone 13 Pro Max
Display Size6.55-inches6.7-inches
Types Of DisplayFHD+OLED
Resolution1080 * 2400-pixels1284 * 2778-pixels
PPI Density402 PPI458 PPI
Screen To Body Ratio89%87.4%
Refresh Rate120Hz120Hz
Peak Brightness1500nits1200nits
Display Ratio20:919.5.9

Now, it is time to compare Nothing Phone 1 and iPhone 13 Pro Max’s display. When it comes to display resolution, PPI density, peak brightness, display ratio, and screen-to-body ratio, Nothing Phone 1 secures the first position. Whereas in terms of display size, iPhone 13 Pro Max is better as compared to Nothing Phone 1. The Super AMOLED display technology used in Nothing Phone 1 offers much better display quality than iPhone 13 Pro Max’s OLED display.

The reason behind it is pretty simple. The AMOLED display contains an extra layer of TFTs, and it uses backplane technology. So, they offer improved display quality and are much more flexible than the OLED display.

Power Performance

 Nothing Phone 1iPhone 13 Pro Max
ChipsetSnapdragon 778G+Apple A15 Bionic
GPUAdreno 730Apple GPU
Storage (ROM)128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Card Slot microSDNoNo
Operating SystemAndroid 12 Nothing OSiOS15

iPhone 13 Pro Max is far better than Nothing Phone 1 when it comes to the chipset, GPU, and storage capacity. The Apple A15 Bionic chipset is faster compared to Snapdragon 778G+. It offers better CPU performance and battery life as well. Also, the Apple A15 Bionic chip offers higher GPU frequency and CPU clock speed. So, if your focus is on power consumption, the Apple A15 Bionic chipset’s battery management is better than the Snapdragon 778G.

Also read: Nothing Phone 1 Exclusive YouTube Launch, Just Around The Corner!


 Nothing Phone 1iPhone 13 Pro Max
Battery mAhLi-po 4500mAhLi-Ion 4352mAh
Fast Charging45W27W
Wireless Charging50W15W
Reverse Wireless ChargingYesYes

As per the latest leaks, the Nothing Phone 1 will support 45W fast charging and is expected to have a 4500mAh battery. It could offer improved battery life as compared to iPhone 13 Pro Max. Therefore, you can play games, listen to songs, watch movies or videos and carry out other stuff without worrying about battery drainage.


 Nothing Phone 1iPhone 13 Pro Max
Rear Camera50MP, f/1.6 (wide), 16MP, f/2.2 (ultrawide)12MP, f/1.8 (wide) 12MP, f/2.8 (periscope telephoto) 12MP, f/1.8 (ultrawide)
Video Record4K @ 30fps4K @ 60fps
Camera FeaturesGyro-EIS OISGyro-EIS OIS Dolby
Front Camera16MP (wide)12MP (wide)

The camera specification of Nothing Phone 1 is quite impressive. It will let you click some mesmerising pictures. On the front side, the phone is expected to have a 32MP camera for clicking selfies and making video calls. The video recording will be better in Nothing Phone 1 as compared to iPhone 13 Pro Max. However, when it comes to camera features, iPhone 13 Pro Max will feature Gyro-EIS OIS Dolby, while Nothing Phone 1 is expected to have Gyro-EIS OIS.

Features & Connectivity

 Nothing Phone 1iPhone 13 Pro Max
FingerprintUnder DisplayFace ID
SpeakersStereo SpeakersStereo Speakers
3.5mm jackNoNo
USBType-C 3.1Type-C 3.2
WLANWi-Fi 802.11Wi-Fi 802.11
ColoursBlack, Gray, BlueGraphite, Gold, Silver, Sierra, Blue, Alpine, Green
SIMNano-SIM and/or eSIMNano-SIM and/or eSIM

Both the phone features various connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 802.11, mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0, 5G, etc., The Nothing Phone 1 will not have Face ID recognition, but it will feature Under Display Ultrasonic fingerprint, which is better compared to iPhone 13 Pro Max. Nothing Phone 1 will be available in three colour options – Black, Gray, and Blue, whereas iPhone 13 Pro Max is available in more than five colour options such as Graphite, Gold, Silver, Sierra, Blue, Alpine, and Green.

Also read: iPhone 13 Pro Max Review in India – Closest To Being Perfect

Final Takeaway

In summary, if you are looking for a mid-range smartphone that lets you see inside the internal working of the smartphone with its transparent back panel, you should opt for this phone. Of course, Nothing Phone 1 scores better than iPhone 13 Pro Max in terms of power performance, battery, and weight.

However, regarding GPU, Chipset, storage capacity, display size, and body frame, iPhone 13 Pro Max is far better than Nothing Phone 1. Suppose you are a gamer or creative professional. In that case, you should certainly buy iPhone 13 Pro Max as it has a large ProMotion display for gaming, macro photography, ProRes video support, a 3x zoom camera, and nearly endless battery life.

Hopefully, this Nothing Phone 1 vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max comparison will help you determine which phone is better for you.

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Highlights of the Story

  • The brand-new and very first smartphone from the Nothing brand is about to launch very soon with the aim of shaking up the Android and iOS world.
  • We’ll take a look at how the phone will look like, what it will be featured, and how it will differ from iPhone 13 Max Pro.
  • This comparison should help you make a better decision for your next smartphone purchase.

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