HMD International’s first set of smartphones for 2021 in India consists of the brand new Nokia 5.4 and Nokia 3.4. As we speak, we’ll be trying on the Nokia 5.4, which is the non secular successor to the Nokia 5.Three from final 12 months. For this new mannequin, HMD International is specializing in delivering a stable video capturing expertise for content material creators.
The Nokia 5.4 sits within the very aggressive sub-Rs. 15,000 value section. Nevertheless, HMD International believes that its digital camera options and software program must 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 seems to be nice on this Polar Night time colorway that I’ve, and it is also out there in a purple color referred to as Nightfall. The whole physique is constructed from polycarbonate, which feels sturdy. The laminated again mimics the look of glass however can also be an enormous fingerprint magnet, and up to now, it is proving to be fairly tough to take care of a neat look. HMD International additionally claims that the physique is inflexible sufficient to resist the burden of a 10-year-old baby, for what that is value.
The telephone is sort 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 aspect. The Nokia 5.4 has a headphone jack on the highest and a USB Sort-C port on the backside. Total, I am discovering it snug 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 huge, nevertheless it solely has an HD+ decision (720×1560), which is disappointing for this value section. On the plus aspect, the brightness and colors appear to be alright within the brief time I have been utilizing this telephone, however do await the total assessment for my closing verdict. The bezels are thicker than common, particularly the chin on the backside. There is a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the again, just under the digital camera 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 interior storage may be expanded utilizing the devoted microSD card slot. For the value section it is competing in, this is not probably the most aggressive set of specs however HMD International is banking on it is software program and digital camera 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 International will provide 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 final 12 months’s mannequin. There is a 48-megapixel major digital camera this time, up type 13-megapixel on the Nokia 5.3. There’s additionally a 5-megapixel ultra-wide digital camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro digital camera. On the entrance, you get a 16-megapixel selfie digital camera within the hole-punch cutout.
The large new addition within the digital camera 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 many others too, and you may even add numerous filters.
This can be a very fascinating characteristic and never one thing we might anticipate in telephones at this value stage so I am curious to see how a lot of an influence it actually makes when creating content material. Remember to test again for the total assessment of the Nokia 5.4, coming quickly, by which I will be testing the telephone’s efficiency, battery life, and cameras in way more element.
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