2 New Phones: Zenfone 10 and Nothing Phone (2)

ASUS Zenfone 10

Similar in size to the Samsung Galaxy S23 or the iPhone 14, the Zenfone 10 is a small smartphone. But the Zenfone 10 stands out as being significantly thicker than both of those phones. The battery is far bigger than those in comparable-sized phones, thus the extra thickness.

The ASUS Zenfone 10 sports a dual-lens camera system on the back, just as the Zenfone 9 from 2022. The main camera has a Sony IMX766 sensor with a 50MP resolution. It is coupled with a 13MP ultrawide camera. No telephoto lens is present. You get a great overall package when you combine its photography capabilities with its other advantages (compact body, headphone jack, huge battery, quick CPU, etc.).

Up until this point, every Zenfone has debuted with Qualcomm's most recent flagship CPU, and 2023 is no exception. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC is located within the Zenfone 10. As a result, the Zenfone 10 is extraordinarily strong and capable of competing with other top-tier flagships of the year. A 5.9-inch AMOLED screen with a 144Hz refresh rate is included on the Zenfone 10. It boasts a peak brightness of 1,100 nits and a pixel density of 445 ppi.

Nothing Phone (2)

Nothing Phone is finally coming to US with its second iteration called Phone (2). At an affordable pricing option of $599 and unusual flashing lights on the back, it certainly makes a unique and enticing offering for the customers. But the main familial similarity in this case is the flashing lights, or glyph as Nothing puts it. Those LEDs illuminate the phone's back and may be used to notify you of incoming alerts, to sound alarms, to display the battery's level, or even just as a straightforward fill light when you're taking video.

This time around, the Phone 2 offers a little bit more versatility than the original, letting you design unique light patterns for particular contacts or applications. There is also a glyph timer that progressively counts down until it reaches zero. It may also serve as a handy visual indicator for other time-related events, such as when your Uber will come, allowing you to set it aside and concentrate on organising your hair while monitoring its progress. Nothing indicates that this capability will be included in collaboration with other app developers.

The fingerprint scanner is covertly tucked behind the display and it has an IP54 rating to help keep it safe when you have to answer calls in the rain. The 6.7-inch display is large and bright enough to do justice to vivid games or for viewing YouTube videos while on the go. Its adjustable refresh rate allows it to ramp up to 120Hz for faster gameplay or decrease to only 1Hz to help save battery life.

A Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 CPU and either 8GB or 12GB of RAM power the Nothing Phone 2. Even though the CPU is from an earlier generation, it is still a powerful chip that can easily handle the majority of tasks you may ever want to give it, including video streaming, photo editing, and gaming.

A 50-megapixel primary camera and a 50-megapixel ultra wide camera are located on the back of the phone. Nothing promises greater colours, exposure, and better HDR methods to help you shoot better-looking pictures because to the upgraded Snapdragon processor, which enables far better software processing.

A 4,700-mAh battery powers everything, and with moderate use, it should be able to last you all day. Nothing claims that it can be charged quickly at 45 watts, going from empty to full in just 55 minutes.