Left us with mixed bag of feelings

Nokia 5.4 smartphone, that was launched a number of weeks again by HMD World at a beginning worth of Rs 13,999, comes with a a lot talked about H-Log video characteristic. Aside from that, the gadget additionally comes with a 4,000mAh battery, 4 rear cameras and a 6.39-inch show. Is the smartphone nearly as good because it sounds? Discover out in our Nokia 5.4 overview:

Nokia 5.4 design and show

The design of Nokia 5.4 smartphone is certainly amongst its professionals. Though the physique of the handset is manufactured from plastic, it didn’t seem to be a draw back to us as a result of the constructed was sturdy. The again panel of the smartphone has the digital camera module within the centre with an LED flash on its left, and there’s additionally a fingerprint scanner proper under it. The again additionally has Nokia branding proper within the centre. The gadget has a curved physique that makes one-handed utilization quite simple. The Energy and the Quantity Rocker keys are positioned on the suitable edge whereas the SIM tray and the Google Assistant button are on the left. The highest has the three.5mm headphone jack and the secondary microphone and the underside edge has the Sort-C port, the speaker grill, and the microphone.

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Flip over and you will notice the 6.39-inch show of the smartphone. Though the show decision is HD+ and there are different smartphones in the identical vary that provide a greater decision on the similar worth, the display of the gadget provided an honest expertise. Watching movies on the smartphone was an excellent expertise as the photographs showcased have been sharp and clear and the colors have been correct. The viewing angles have been first rate too however the daylight readability may very well be higher. The show additionally homes the selfie digital camera of the gadget and there’s Nokia branding on the chin that outlines it.

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In a nutshell, we will say that the appear and feel of Nokia 5.4 is certainly amongst its robust factors. The again panel catches fingerprints and smudges relatively simply, so we suggest you to hold a microfibre fabric with your self. In addition to this, the show might have had a greater decision and daylight readability might have been higher. However apart from this, the design and show of the handset have been good.

Nokia 5.4 efficiency and cameras

Earlier than talking in regards to the efficiency, we’ll take a minute to debate the remainder of the specs of Nokia 5.4. The smartphone runs Android 10 out of the field and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor. The handset comes with as much as 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage and may maintain microSD playing cards of as much as 512GB. For imaging duties, there’s a 48MP major sensor, a 5MP extremely broad angle lens, a 2MP macro digital camera and a 2MP depth sensor. There’s additionally a 16MP selfie digital camera and the smartphone packs a 4,000mAh battery.

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Nokia 5.4 has inventory Android, which mainly implies that there are not any customizations. The gadget solely comes with the standard suite of apps from Google and a assist app from HMD World. The corporate has mentioned that Nokia 5.4 will obtain Android updates and safety patches for as much as two and three years respectively.

Coming to the efficiency of the smartphone, it was solely common. The gadget is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 662 processor, and provided an inconsistent efficiency. To be extra particular, the handset was first rate at some duties and may very well be higher at others. After we opened and switched between a number of apps on Nokia 5.4, the end result wasn’t the swiftest that we now have seen. Even utilizing biometric locks wasn’t a really easy expertise.

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We tried enjoying a number of video games on the gadget too. Whereas gentle video games like Alto’s Odyssey ran easily, graphic-hungry ones like Asphalt 9: Legends precipitated the handset to warmth up.

The 4,000mAh battery of the smartphone lasted a day and a half with reasonable utilization involving searching social media apps, listening to music and watching movies. When our utilization was heavier and concerned lengthy cellphone calls and gaming apart from the duties we talked about earlier, the battery nonetheless lasted us a complete day and night time, which we expect is basically good. Nokia 5.4 takes about two hours to be charged fully with the charger that comes within the field.

Now, let’s speak in regards to the cameras of the smartphone. As we talked about earlier, Nokia 5.4 comes with 4 sensors. Nevertheless, that’s not the one notable characteristic of the handset’s cameras. HMD World has touted the presence of the H-Log video characteristic on the cellphone. With the characteristic, you may shoot movies in a really uniform tone and hue, however you get an array of enhancing choices within the Cinema Editor. Earlier than you utilize the mode, be sure you allow the H-Log format in Settings. We fairly just like the movies that we took with this mode enabled as we bought various color profiles to select from whereas enhancing.

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The first digital camera of the smartphone did an honest job in well-lit situations, significantly outside. However then, there have been occasions when it struggled to get the colors proper and it additionally took a while to focus. In lowly lit situations, the standard of photos fall and even utilizing the Night time Mode doesn’t assist a lot with the noise. The standard of photos deteriorates significantly whereas utilizing the ultra-wide digital camera, even in well-lit situations. The macro lens labored in a similar way. We managed to click on some first rate selfies with the 16MP entrance digital camera throughout the day, whereas the outcomes at night time have been common.

Verdict

The professionals of the smartphone embrace its sturdy constructed and design, the battery life and the clear UI. The H-Log video characteristic labored nicely too, and the truth that the smartphone will get common and well timed Android updates and safety patches is actually a plus. Nevertheless, we can’t ignore the laggy efficiency and the typical cameras of the handset. If you wish to purchase Nokia 5.4 for the H-Log video characteristic or its battery life, then you may go for it.

Professionals

  • Sturdy constructed
  • No bloatware
  • H-Log video characteristic

Cons

  • Efficiency was sluggish at occasions
  • Common cameras

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