HMD World’s first set of smartphones for 2021 in India contains the brand new Nokia 5.4 and Nokia 3.4. In the present day, we’ll be wanting on the Nokia 5.4, which is the non secular successor to the Nokia 5.3 from final yr. For this new mannequin, HMD World is specializing in delivering a strong video taking pictures expertise for content material creators.
The Nokia 5.4 sits within the very aggressive sub-Rs. 15,000 value section. Nevertheless, HMD World believes that its digicam options and software program needs to be sufficient to set it aside from the gang. I’ve simply begun utilizing the Nokia 5.4, and listed here are my first impressions of it.
The Nokia 5.4 appears to be like nice on this Polar Evening colorway that I’ve, and it is also accessible in a purple color known as Nightfall. The complete physique is constructed from polycarbonate, which feels sturdy. The laminated again mimics the look of glass however can be an enormous fingerprint magnet, and to date, it is proving to be fairly tough to keep up a neat look. HMD World additionally claims that the physique is inflexible sufficient to face up to the load of a 10-year-old youngster, for what that is value.
The telephone is kind of slim at 8.7mm and would not really feel too heavy 181g. The buttons sit a bit too flush with the physique for my liking and haven’t got an excellent tactile really feel. There is a devoted Google Assistant button on the left facet. The Nokia 5.4 has a headphone jack on the highest and a USB Sort-C port on the backside. General, I am discovering it comfy to carry and carry round because of its good ergonomics.
The show of the Nokia 5.4 measures 6.39 inches diagonally, which is good and enormous, nevertheless it solely has an HD+ decision (720×1560), which is disappointing for this value section. On the plus facet, the brightness and colors appear to be alright within the brief time I have been utilizing this telephone, however do watch for the complete evaluation for my last verdict. The bezels are thicker than typical, particularly the chin on the backside. There is a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the again, just under the digicam module.
The Nokia 5.4 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC and there are two variants — 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM with 64GB storage. The inner storage may be expanded utilizing the devoted microSD card slot. For the worth section it is competing in, this is not essentially the most aggressive set of specs however HMD World is banking on it is software program and digicam experience to stability that out.
Talking of which, the Nokia 5.4 runs Android 10 out of the field, with an Android 11 replace anticipated to roll out very quickly. You do not get any bloatware, which is good, and HMD World will supply two years of Android upgrades and three years of month-to-month safety updates.
The cameras have gotten a little bit of an improve in comparison with last year’s model. There is a 48-megapixel main digicam this time, up kind 13-megapixel on the Nokia 5.3. There’s additionally a 5-megapixel ultra-wide digicam, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro digicam. On the entrance, you get a 16-megapixel selfie digicam within the hole-punch cutout.
The massive new addition within the digicam app is Cinema Mode, which shoots at 24fps in a 21:9 facet ratio. You possibly can choose totally different video bitrates, and even allow H-Log format, which captures a flat color profile so it may be graded in skilled modifying software program afterward. You get handbook controls for adjusting the ISO, focus, white stability, and so on too, and you’ll even add varied filters.
This can be a very fascinating function and never one thing we might count on in telephones at this value degree so I am curious to see how a lot of an affect it actually makes when creating content material. Be sure you verify again for the complete evaluation of the Nokia 5.4, coming quickly, by which I will be testing the telephone’s efficiency, battery life, and cameras in far more element.
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