Nothing Phone 2a Review: Something Else

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The last time I reviewed a true midrange smartphone was nearly two years ago, with the Google Pixel 6a. So when London-based design, tech, clothing (and phone) company Nothing announced a more affordable version of its flashy Phone (2) … I spent a few days with it between New York and San Francisco to see what $349 gets ya in 2024.

Spoiler alert: quite a bit!


This video was produced following eight days with a Nothing Phone 2a review sample provided by Nothing. The device was tested on T-Mobile US between New York City and San Francisco.

MrMobile does not offer manufacturers the opportunity to preview, edit or approve content before publication. Neither Nothing nor any other manufacturer provided compensation in exchange for this coverage. The lone sponsor of this video is Surfshark.


00:00 It’s a good year to spend $349
00:39 Depth of Design
01:52 Let there be (3) lights
03:34 Android … but not!
04:46 Not much “mid” in this midrange
06:00 Surfshark
06:57 Even the cameras ain’t bad
09:01 (Almost) Nothing to complain about
10:24 Disclosures



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