HMD Global’s first set of smartphones for 2021 in India consists of the brand new Nokia 5.4 and Nokia 3.4. Today, we’ll be wanting on the Nokia 5.4, which is the non secular successor to the Nokia 5.Three from final yr. For this new mannequin, HMD Global is specializing in delivering a stable video taking pictures expertise for content material creators.
The Nokia 5.Four sits within the very aggressive sub-Rs. 15,000 worth section. However, HMD Global believes that its digital camera options and software program ought to be sufficient to set it other than the group. I’ve simply begun utilizing the Nokia 5.4, and listed below are my first impressions of it.
The Nokia 5.Four seems nice on this Polar Night colorway that I’ve, and it is also out there in a purple color referred to as Dusk. The total 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 to this point, it is proving to be fairly troublesome to keep up a neat look. HMD Global additionally claims that the physique is inflexible sufficient to resist the load of a 10-year-old youngster, for what that is value.
The cellphone 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 do not have an excellent tactile really feel. There’s a devoted Google Assistant button on the left facet. The Nokia 5.Four has a headphone jack on the highest and a USB Type-C port on the backside. Overall, I’m discovering it snug to carry and carry round due to its good ergonomics.
The show of the Nokia 5.Four measures 6.39 inches diagonally, which is good and huge, but it surely solely has an HD+ decision (720×1560), which is disappointing for this worth section. On the plus facet, the brightness and colors appear to be alright within the quick time I’ve been utilizing this cellphone, however do await the complete evaluate for my ultimate verdict. The bezels are thicker than regular, particularly the chin on the backside. There’s a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the again, just under the digital camera module.
The Nokia 5.Four 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 will be expanded utilizing the devoted microSD card slot. For the value section it is competing in, this is not essentially the most aggressive set of specs however HMD Global is banking on it is software program and digital camera experience to stability that out.
Speaking of which, the Nokia 5.Four 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 Global 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 last year’s model. There’s a 48-megapixel major digital camera this time, up kind 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 huge new addition within the digital camera app is Cinema Mode, which shoots at 24fps in a 21:9 side ratio. You 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 enhancing software program in a while. You get guide controls for adjusting the ISO, focus, white stability, and so forth too, and you’ll even add numerous filters.
This is a really fascinating characteristic and never one thing we might count on in telephones at this worth degree so I’m curious to see how a lot of an influence it actually makes when creating content material. Be positive to verify again for the complete evaluate of the Nokia 5.4, coming quickly, wherein I’ll be testing the cellphone’s efficiency, battery life, and cameras in far more element.
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