Nothing Phone (2a) vs iQOO Z9: Which Is a Better Mid-range Phone?

Two amazing smartphone manufacturers have just introduced their latest mid-range devices; one is from iQOO, the iQOO Z9, while the other is from Nothing, the Nothing Phone (2a), respectively. Both iQOO and Nothing have significantly focused on offering the best possible features and functionalities in an amazing price range while also promising better and smoother performance to the customers.

Although perhaps the last option will depend on the user’s preferences, requirements, and pricing, in order to choose among the two, which one is a better mid-range phone, the iQOO Z9 or the Nothing Phone (2a),.

With the inclusion of some of the best yet amazing key features and specs, including an astonishing design, a stunning yet colorful AMOLED display panel, a powerful and energy-efficient MediaTek chipset that’s bound up with bigger storage capacity and incredible performance, reliable yet long-lasting battery power with the best charging capability, and proficient camera functionalities, In contrast, without a doubt, customers have been eagerly waiting for a new device to arrive on the market, while here’s a list of the two most amazing mid-range devices. Simultaneously, the biggest question is: which one to buy—the iQOO Z9 or the Nothing Phone (2a)? The detailed comparison listed below will provide you with the answer to the question.

FeatureNothing Phone (2a)iQOO Z9
Network TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE / 5GGSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
LaunchAnnounced: 2024, March 05Announced: 2024, March 12
StatusAvailable. Released: 2024, March 12Available. Released: 2024, March 13
Body Dimensions161.7 x 76.3 x 8.6 mm (6.37 x 3.00 x 0.34 in)163.2 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm (6.43 x 2.98 x 0.31 in)
Weight190 g (6.70 oz)188 g (6.63 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
IP RatingIP54 – splash, water and dust resistantIP54, dust and splash resistant
Display TypeAMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR, 1800 nits (peak)
Display Size6.7 inches6.67 inches
Display Resolution1080 x 2412 pixels, 20:9 ratio1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Dragontrail Star 2 Plus
OSAndroid 14, Nothing OS 2.5.3Android 14, Funtouch 14
ChipsetMediatek Dimensity 7200 Pro (4 nm)Mediatek Dimensity 7200 (4 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 6x 2.0 Cortex-A510)Octa-core (2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 6x Cortex-A510)
GPUMali-G610 MC4Mali-G610 MC4
MemoryVarious configurations128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
Card SlotNomicroSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Main Camera (MP)50 MP, f/1.9 (wide), 50 MP, f/2.2 (ultrawide)50 MP, f/1.8 (wide), 2 MP, f/2.4 (depth)
Selfie Camera (MP)32 MP, f/2.2 (wide)16 MP, f/2.0 (wide)
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakersYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm JackNoNo
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi DirectWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth5.3, A2DP, LE5.3, A2DP, LE
NFCYes, 360˚No
USBUSB Type-C 2.0, OTGUSB Type-C 2.0, OTG
SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compassFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery Type5000 mAh, non-removableLi-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable
Charging45W wired, 50% in 23 min, 100% in 1 hour44W wired, 50% in 30 min
ColorsBlack, White, MilkBrushed Green, Graphene Blue
Price₹ 23,999 / £ 319.00 / € 329.00₹ 19,999

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Shazia Irani

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