So the Nokia 5.4 has been officially announced, and while we could have expected more devices to arrive before the end of the year as a fan, it looks like this is how the year will close for the Nokia mobile brand. So what has the Nokia mobile got on the Nokia 5.4? And what did they do wrong? You can find my thoughts in the video below:
Here are the basic specifications of the Nokia 5.4:
- Name: Nokia 5.4 (TA-1333, TA-1340)
- Dimensions: 160.97 x 75.99 x 8.7mm
- Mass: 181 g
- Display: 6.39 “HD LCD + perforation, 720 x 1560, 400 nits, 269 ppi
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
- Memory: RAM / ROM: 4/64 GB, 4/128 GB, 6/64 GB, MicroSD up to 512 GB
- Cameras: Dual 48MP (f1.8) + 2MP depth + 5MP UW + 2MP macro; LED flash; 16MP front (f2.0)
- Sensors: ambient light sensor; Proximity sensor; Accelerometer (G sensor); Gyroscope
- Connectivity: nano SIM, GSM / LTE, 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth® 4.2, GPS / AGPS, GLONASS, BDS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC
- Battery: 4000mAh, 10W charger
- Operating system: Android ™ 10, ready for Android 11
- Extras: biometric face unlock, rear fingerprint sensor, aptX Adaptive, FM radio, AI camera imaging
with Cinema mode, OZO audio
- Color: polar night, twilight
- Price: 189 €
- Design and color options once again. This is to be expected and it is not applauded enough, especially on budget smartphones. It’s hard to decide which color I like best which is a good problem to have. Now they can’t send black review units to people 🙂
- Focus on imaging and experience. They have listened when it comes to improving imaging capabilities and experience over the Nokia 5.3. The new 5.4 has a more capable 48mp main camera with “zero shutter lag”. Can’t wait to try it against its 13mp predecessor.
- Video-centric features ala 8.3 lite. They introduced video-centric features into a device that usually misses these things. Cinema mode, Ozo audio, 1080p 60fps video all make a nice appearance here
- Price at least in some markets. While the pricing isn’t mind blowing from this world, it’s pretty competitive for the package you get, especially when you consider some markets like MENA where the phone will come out for around $ 189, an introductory price very similar to its predecessor.
- Updates. At this price, very few manufacturers commit to receiving timely updates, let alone any updates. This makes the 5.4 stand out a bit.
- Having an ultra-wide camera is nice, but the one found on the 5.3 was mediocre at best. Sadly the 5.4 retains the same 5MP camera here.
- Processor. Snapdragon 662 is not noticeably better or worse than snapdragon 665. It’s more of a parallel move with some good and some bad. The beauty is that the 662 is newer, slightly more energy efficient, performs slightly better in benchmarks, and comes with next-generation AI technology. The bad is that it has slower download / upload speeds across the board.
- The screen. Yes, I know, it’s not FHD that will automatically put it in the negative category for many people, but I’m more interested in the experience. To my eyes, the HD + panel on the 5.3 wasn’t a bright spot, but it wasn’t a spot that spoiled the experience either. That’s why an update would have been very cool for me, but since it stays the same, it goes here. I hope it has good viewing angles, good color calibration and brightness for outdoor visibility.
- Wi-Fi frequency: The phone doesn’t support Wi-Fi 5 for some reason. Because?
- Android 10 ready to use. Android 11 has been out for a few months now, and this is an Android One device, so why does it come with Android 10?
- The 2 megapixel macro camera reappears again. Someone please get rid of this silly trend already.
So this is what I think regarding the Nokia 5.4. If you agree with my initial assessment, let me know in the comments. If you disagree, be as gentle as possible so as not to hurt my feelings: p