HMD International’s first set of smartphones for 2021 in India consists of the brand new Nokia 5.4 and Nokia 3.4. Immediately, we’ll be wanting 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.Four sits within the very aggressive sub-Rs. 15,000 worth phase. Nonetheless, HMD International believes that its digicam options and software program needs to be sufficient to set it other than the group. I’ve simply begun utilizing the Nokia 5.4, and listed here 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 out there in a purple color referred to as Nightfall. All the 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 keep up 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 price.
The telephone is kind of slim at 8.7mm and does 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 Sort-C port on the backside. General, I am 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, nevertheless it solely has an HD+ decision (720×1560), which is disappointing for this worth phase. On the plus aspect, the brightness and colors appear to be alright within the quick time I have been utilizing this telephone, however do await the total evaluation for my remaining verdict. The bezels are thicker than standard, particularly the chin on the backside. There is a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the again, just under the digicam 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 may be expanded utilizing the devoted microSD card slot. For the value phase 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 digicam experience to steadiness 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 final 12 months’s mannequin. There is a 48-megapixel major digicam this time, up kind 13-megapixel on the Nokia 5.3. There’s additionally a 5-megapixel ultra-wide digicam, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro digicam. On the entrance, you get a 16-megapixel selfie digicam within the hole-punch cutout.
The massive new addition within the digicam app is Cinema Mode, which shoots at 24fps in a 21:9 side ratio. You’ll be able to choose completely 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 in a while. You get guide controls for adjusting the ISO, focus, white steadiness, and so on too, and you may even add numerous filters.
It is a very attention-grabbing function and never one thing we might anticipate in telephones at this worth degree so I am curious to see how a lot of an impression it actually makes when creating content material. Be sure you examine again for the total evaluation of the Nokia 5.4, coming quickly, wherein I will be testing the telephone’s efficiency, battery life, and cameras in way more element.
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