I’ve to make this positively clear from the beginning. There may be simply one thing in regards to the simplicity of Nokia telephones which will get my consideration each single time, regardless that I do know there are all the time equally priced rivals who might win a battle or two by way of pure specs. By no means been one to fall purely for specs, expertise issues. That’s what the latest Nokia cellphone to reach, the Nokia 5.Four additionally replicates. Very similar to its elder siblings. The factor is, very similar to its predecessors, the Nokia 5.Four additionally lands within the thick of the battle. Not simply by way of the worth band, but in addition the very aggressive competitors it has to face. The Nokia 5.Four is priced at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage choice and Rs 15,499 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The pricing is similar to the Nokia 5.Three which was launched within the second half of final yr.
The competitors, at these worth factors is hard. The Poco M3 is priced upwards of Rs 10,999 and provides the identical Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor however with extra RAM and storage as effectively. So does the Xiaomi Redmi Observe 9 Professional which has the benefit of a barely extra reasonably priced price ticket whereas providing a extra highly effective processor and extra storage in addition to RAM choices. In the top, it could actually come all the way down to how a lot of a premium you placed on the clear Android One expertise. Or just model notion, one thing that’s being swayed (rightly or not is one other matter of debate) by quite a lot of chatter on social media.
Issues get off on a robust footing for the Nokia 5.4, at the very least so far as the design goes. There are two color choices—Polar Night time and Nightfall. No typical and infrequently boring black, or the now pretty widespread purple, as an illustration. What you see photographed right here is the Polar Night time color, which is likely one of the finest blue primarily based finishes I’ve seen on a smartphone. Very barely shiny, however nothing that’ll have the look ruined by fingerprints or smudges. The Nokia 5.Four is a really good cellphone to carry. The curves on the again are at simply the suitable locations and the marginally rounded spines make this a very helpful cellphone. That isn’t one thing we’d say typically a couple of cellphone with a 6.4-inch show.
Change this on, and what awaits you is a HD+ show, which mainly means 1560 x 720-pixel decision. This isn’t the strongest suite on the spec sheet, notably when the Poco M3 rocks in with a barely bigger 6.5-inch show with the 2340 x 1080 decision. This implies, as an illustration, a YouTube video that you just play will restrict itself to the 720p decision. To prime that off, the Nokia 5.Four additionally doesn’t trouble with any of the trendy day value-additions, such because the 90Hz refresh fee. It’s a reasonably vivid IPS show and does effectively on the color accuracy and visibility entrance. There’s the setting to regulate the white steadiness of this display between cool and heat, however I didn’t see a setting to spice up the color saturation of this display. The Nokia 5.4’s show is a type of clear instances the place all the pieces simply works, however that’s about. I’m not precisely certain how a lot futureproofing this enables, in case you need to maintain on to this cellphone for fairly a couple of years.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor is the beating coronary heart of the Nokia 5.Four and its paired with 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM, relying on which variant you decide. What we’re testing right here is the 4GB RAM variant, and there are two very distinct sides to this coin. Right here and now, this mixture merely works. There are not any points, so long as you keep in mind that you’ve purchased an Android cellphone on a funds and don’t find yourself anticipating an excessive amount of from it. Multi-tasking is acceptably quick and most apps don’t actually get slowed down. It merely delivers, so long as you already know the digital efficiency ceiling. That being mentioned, once more, futureproofing is a little bit of a doubt, contemplating apps will turn into inevitably heavier over time, Android will add extra options and your necessities from the cellphone will solely turn into that rather more. It can’t be mentioned with certainty if the 4GB RAM variant will actually maintain up within the take a look at of time. My advice is, spend that little additional and get the 6GB RAM choice. As for simply 64GB storage built-in, there’s the microSD card slot that’s accessible to you for including extra storage in case that’s what you want—and you’ll, for certain.
It’s a big 4000mAh battery and it delivers on the stamina bit. This lasts 2 days on one cost, with probably the most generally used apps being the same old suspects—social media, net looking, some little bit of digital camera and a little bit of YouTube binging. This helps 10-watt quick charging.
Android 10 on the Nokia 5.Four is, as you’ll count on, completely clear and litter free. As Google would have wished it with Android, at the very least exterior of their very own Pixel cellphone line-up. That actually has its benefits, notably the no preloaded bloatware state of affairs. I had made this remark with the Nokia 5.Three as effectively, that there is no such thing as a choice for routinely unlocking the cellphone whenever you punch within the PIN—you need to faucet enter additionally for the cellphone to unlock. An pointless extra step. Face ID isn’t the quickest in detecting, although it’s faster than the predecessor. The downer is that the Nokia 5.Four will start its journey as your cellphone, operating Android 10. The Android 11 replace is anticipated quickly, although precisely when, your guess is nearly as good as mine. However in the long run, one might count on the Nokia 5.Four to get Android updates in addition to safety patches for for much longer, even after most rival telephones would have been forgotten by their respective manufacturers.
Cameras is the place the Nokia 5.Four will get a major improve over the Nokia 5.3—the quad digital camera setup has a 48-megapixel huge digital camera main the best way with a 5-megapixel ultrawide digital camera, a 2-megapixel macro digital camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The photographs that this digital camera setup captures are fairly acceptable with the detailing and the crispness. Nevertheless, it is extremely clear to see that color richness isn’t the strongest suite and, in some cases, photographs look colder than how the scene was in actuality. Additionally, there may be the slight sluggishness that the digital camera app displays once in a while when clicking sure photographs—you don’t know which of them want you to attend a second longer with out shifting. If you find yourself shifting the cellphone prior to superb, the pictures return with appreciable blur. To be on the secure facet, make it a behavior to carry the pose, very similar to how a batsman admires a well-timed and superbly positioned cowl drive because it rolls to the boundary.
The Nokia 5.4’s low mild photographs return the absolute best outcomes with the evening mode enabled, because of that additional enhance with publicity and subsequently detailing in addition to the higher separation between the brighter and the darker photographs in a body. Edges look pretty effectively executed however zoom in and the aggressive noise discount turns into fairly obvious. You’ll additionally should issue within the slower picture processing for low mild photographs.
The Final Phrase: The Robust Nokia Components Are Simple
The Nokia 5.Four is as Nokia a cellphone because it might have been. The robust factors are stronger than ever. Constant efficiency, clear Android with no preloaded apps or bloatware, robust battery life and effectively, it’s Made in India as effectively. That being mentioned, the spec sheet wars aren’t the Nokia 5.4’s strongest suite, and that’s one thing fairly obvious with the decrease decision show in contrast with what most rivals handle. There are takers for a easy cellphone, and the Nokia 5.Four is an excellent choice for many who don’t want a sophisticated cellphone.