HMD Global, Nokia’s parent company, unveiled yesterday the Nokia 5.4: A new mid-range smartphone “designed to follow the increasingly active and connected rhythms of life”. In short: a device that is simple to use, beautiful, efficient in photography and enduring.
AN ALMOST IDENTICAL DESIGN
In terms of design, the Nokia 5.4 sports a fairly classic look very similar to that of the Nokia 5.3. this successor is seen as an improved version, with some modifications to justify the change. It is already offering new colors with a colored and iridescent back in blue (Polar Night) or purple (Dusk).
This device comes with a 6.39-inch (720 x 1560 pixels) 60Hz HD+ LCD display compared to 6.55 inches for the Nokia 5.3. If the bottom bezel is still as big to display the name of the brand, the screen occupies more space with the front camera positioned in a punch this time (160.97 x 75.99 x 8.7 mm ) and no longer in a bubble. Also, luckily there is always a 3.5mm audio jack to connect your wired headphones.
Although its back is plastic, HDM Global promises enhanced impact resistance. The device announces a fairly classic weight, without being particularly light (181 grams).
A CAMERA THAT MISSES NOTHING
On the back, there are four photo sensors positioned in a circular design, just above the fingerprint reader rather well centered in the upper third of the surface.
For the cameras specs, count:
- 48 MP wide-angle main sensor;
- 5 MP Ultra wide-angle;
- 2 MP macro;
- 2 MP depth;
- 16 MP selfie shooter.
In addition to that, Nokia adds the promise of being able to take pictures quickly the moment you press, to make sure you don’t miss anything you want to capture thanks to its “Zero shutter lag” feature. But it is also in video recording that the Nokia 5.4 hopes to stand out. It comes with a “Cinema” function to capture at 24 frames per second and shoot 2:9 content. It can also record at 60 frames per second for more modern videos, with improved stabilization and reduction of exterior noise when you focus on a particular subject.
TWO DAYS OF AUTONOMY AND ANDROID 11 IN SIGHT
To boost it all, Nokia integrated a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, enough for moderate usage. Surprisingly, the latter is a downgrade compared to the Nokia 5.3 which offered the Snapdragon 665, a slightly more powerful and faster SoC. Like the previous generation, the Nokia 5.4 relies on 3rd generation artificial intelligence to support the processor when needed, especially in photos and to learn from your uses in order to improve performance.
On the software side, the Nokia 5.4 is powered by Android 10 and like the entire line of Nokia smartphones, it will quickly benefit from the migration to Android 11, three years of monthly security updates and at least two years of system updates.
This mid-range phone comes with 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 to 128 GB of storage. But it is possible to add up to 512 GB via the microSD card slot which is an addition to the Dual SIM slot. However, the Nokia 5.4 is not compatible with eSIM technology to embed a second line and it not 5G compatible either.
The smartphone has a 4000 mAh battery. Enough on paper to normally last nearly two days with the help of the adaptive battery technology and AI which learns from your uses for better efficiency. Lastly, this phone charges through the USC-C port and supports 10W fast charging.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Nokia 5.4 will be available starting mid-January 2021, and will be marketed in two versions: 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage at 219.90 euros, and 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for 249.90 euros.