Nokia G60 5G vs Nothing Phone (1): which phone to buy at Rs 30,000

The Nokia G60 5G price in India was revealed a few days ago and we take a look at how the phone fares in the segment with the Nothing Phone (1).

HDM Global recently launched the Nokia G60 mid-range smartphone in India at a price of Rs 29,999. At this price point, the phone offers a Snapdragon 695 chipset, a 120Hz LCD panel with a dewdrop notch, a 4,500mAh battery, a 50MP triple camera setup, and more. However, the Nokia G60 faces tough competition in this segment, especially from the well-known Nothing Phone (1). We take a closer look at how the new Nokia G60 5G fares against the Nothing Phone (1). In this comparison, we look at 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 5G6/128GBRs 29,999
Nothing Phone (1)8/128GBRs 32,999
8/256GBRs 34,999
12/256GBRs 37,999

The Nokia G60 5G was offered in only one version in the Indian market, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, priced at Rs 29,999.

On the other hand, the Nothing Phone (1) is available in three memory variants, with a choice of either 8GB or 12GB of RAM. The base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 32,999.

Nokia G60 5G vs. Nic Phone (1): design, display, hardware and camera


The appearance of the Nokia G60 5G resembles other more affordable options. It also has a sleek looking back with a larger screen and dewdrop notch. The demand for sustainable products is growing, so HMD Global used recycled plastic to make the G60 5G. On the back, the three-camera arrangement is vertically aligned, and the bottom bears a large Nokia logo. The back is made entirely of recycled plastic and has a shiny look that is particularly attractive on the black color variant. The phone is equipped with all the typical ports, a fingerprint sensor located on the side, Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and IP52 protection.

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As modest as the Nokia G60 is, the Nothing Phone (1) is just as loud. At first glance, it looks like an iPhone. It has flat glass on the front with flat aluminum sides, similar to the iPhone. The back is the real magic. The Nic Phone (1) has a transparent glass back with the insides of the phone on display. Nothing has improved the design further by including LED strips that cover all the key components, including the cameras, wireless charging coil and the bottom. Compared to the Nokia G60, it’s definitely a more unique looking phone.


Another area where the differences between the two phones are noticeable is the display. The Nokia G60 5G’s 6.58-inch Full HD+ LCD display features a dewdrop notch and 120Hz refresh rate with thick bezels on all sides. Considering the price of the phone, the display looks a bit dated.

In contrast, the Nothing Phone (1) ( review ) comes with a similarly sized 6.55-inch Full HD+ OLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate support. The panel features symmetrical bezels and is HDR10+ certified, so every effort has been made to avoid cutting corners.

Processor, RAM and storage

The mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC powers the Nokia G60 5G. The latest generation of budget 5G smartphones now on the market is known to be powered by the Snapdragon 695. The G60 is available in several configurations, but the models offered in India have 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The Nic Phone is powered by the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ SoC. Qualcomm modified the phone’s SD778G+ SoC (1) and added support for a wireless charging module. The phone is offered in three memory configurations which are: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB UFS3.1 storage, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage and the most expensive variant 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

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In terms of software, both phones run Android 12 out of the box. Nokia has stuck to the basics and is adding some additional apps as well. Nic Phone (1) also does the same, but in the process added or enhanced some apps/services above the stock Android UI.


The Nokia G60 5G sports a triple camera setup on the back with a 50MP main sensor assisted by a 5MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP depth sensor along with a dual LED flash. It also includes a front-facing 8MP selfie camera with customized AI features. The camera UI is stock and has several artificial intelligence features.

The Nothing Phone (1) has a dual camera setup on the back that includes a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor with f/1.8 aperture, dual OIS & EIS and a 50MP Samsung JN1 ultra-wide lens and LED flash. The selfie on the phone is handled by a 16MP sensor. The camera app features a neatly laid out user interface along with custom modes and filters.


Both phones pack a decent 4,500mAh battery. The Nothing Phone (1) relies on the USB PD3.0 protocol and has a 33W fast charging setting, while the Nokia G60 5G’s charging is limited to 20W.

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