HMD International’s first set of smartphones for 2021 in India contains the brand new Nokia 5.4 and Nokia 3.4. As we speak, we’ll be wanting on the Nokia 5.4, which is the religious successor to the Nokia 5.Three from final 12 months. For this new mannequin, HMD International 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 value section. Nonetheless, HMD International believes that its digital camera options and software program needs to be sufficient to set it aside from the group. I’ve simply begun utilizing the Nokia 5.4, and listed below are my first impressions of it.
The Nokia 5.Four appears to be like nice on this Polar Evening colorway that I’ve, and it is also obtainable in a purple color known as Nightfall. The whole physique is constructed from polycarbonate, which feels sturdy. The laminated again mimics the look of glass however can be an enormous fingerprint magnet, and to date, it is proving to be fairly tough to keep up a neat look. HMD International additionally claims that the physique is inflexible sufficient to resist the load of a 10-year-old youngster, for what that is value.
The telephone is kind 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 is a devoted Google Assistant button on the left aspect. The Nokia 5.Four has a headphone jack on the highest and a USB Kind-C port on the backside. General, I am discovering it comfy 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 enormous, but it surely 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 quick time I have been utilizing this telephone, however do look ahead to the complete evaluate for my last verdict. The bezels are thicker than traditional, particularly the chin on the backside. There is 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 interior storage may be expanded utilizing the devoted microSD card slot. For the worth section it is competing in, this is not essentially 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.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 International will supply 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 is a 48-megapixel main 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 large new addition within the digital camera app is Cinema Mode, which shoots at 24fps in a 21:9 side ratio. You’ll be able to 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 guide controls for adjusting the ISO, focus, white stability, and so forth too, and you may even add numerous filters.
This can be a very fascinating function and never one thing we would count on 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. You’ll want to test again for the complete evaluate of the Nokia 5.4, coming quickly, through which I will be testing the telephone’s efficiency, battery life, and cameras in rather more element.
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