Let us introduce you to the budget smartphone Nokia 5.4. The device worthily inherits last year's Nokia 5.3, which won the trust of fans of the brand the moment it appeared on the market. Now the new generation has everything it needs to continue to enjoy. Nokia 5.4 offers good value for money, quality and functionality.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Nokia 5.4 specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2020, December 15
- Colors: Polar Night, Dusk
- Dimensions: 161 x 76 x 8.7 mm.
- Weight: 181 g.
- Screen: 6.39" inc, 720 x 1560, IPS LCD
- Camera : Quad, 48MP
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
- Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
- Battery: 4000, Li-Po, non-removable
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 10
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
Look at the front of the smartphone. It is attractive and executed in the style of the devices from the series. Recognition is a good thing when you are used to certain features and do not want to change your habits.
Nokia 5.4 features a round block of cameras, the layout of the back panel is nice - darkened edges, motifs in the form of diagonal lines that blend nicely.
The dimensions of the smartphone are decent - 160.97 x 75.99 x 8.7 mm. It weighs only 180 grams. In other words, in front of you is a compact device that will not weigh you down and can be comfortably carried in a trouser pocket. Nokia 5.4 is easy to operate with one hand. The buttons are cleverly arranged. The fingerprint scanner is at a normal height, which contributes to the comfort of using the smartphone. In general, the design is well thought out.
The Nokia 5.4 screen has a diagonal of 6.39 inches and has an IPS LCD type matrix. Its resolution is HD+. The aspect ratio of the screen is 19.5:9 at a pixel density of 269 inches per inch. The screen refresh rate is standard - 60 Hz.
As for the color rendering, it is on a level. The images are saturated and contrasting. You may have some reservations about the viewing angles.
Under the beautiful body of Nokia 5.4 lies Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 - 8-core chipset with 4 cores Kryo 260 Gold, running at a maximum clock speed of 2.0 GHz, and 4 cores Kryo 260 Silver with a clock speed of up to 1.8 GHz. The graphics are assigned to Adreno 610. The RAM is 4 or 6 GB type LPDDR4x. Given the budget of Nokia 5.4, this RAM is completely satisfactory. You can run several applications at the same time.
The smartphone has internal storage or 64 or 128 GB. It can be expanded with a microSD memory card up to 512 GB.
There are four sensors in the main camera unit of the Nokia 5.4. The main wide-angle module is 48 MP with f/1.8 brightness and PDAF phase autofocus. The other three sensors are: a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle module (f/2.2, 13 mm), a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel sensor for measuring the depth of the background.
With Nokia 5.4 you will really take good pictures. The camera has no exposure problem. The shots are detailed and with good color rendering. In low light conditions you will notice slight interference, but with more practice you will achieve good results with the camera. Nokia 5.4 has a night shooting mode that works well and makes photos a little brighter.
The front camera is 16-megapixel with an aperture of f/2.0. With it you will take photos worthy of a budget camera. As for the video capabilities of Nokia 5.4, you get videos in Full HD quality at 30 or 60 frames per second. The application of the camera itself has not changed compared to previous models of the brand. There are several modes available, including portrait, night, panorama, manual, slow or fast shooting, as well as a built-in Google Lens feature and "live" photos.
The Nokia 5.4 battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh. Given the low screen resolution and other technical characteristics, you get a device with satisfactory battery life. It will be difficult to spend the charge in one day. Ie you can count on at least a day and a half, which is a good indicator for this class of phones.
The good news is that the smartphone supports fast charging with a power of 18 watts.
After all that has been said so far, we can say that Nokia 5.4 is a worthy successor to Nokia 5.3. It offers novelties and is generally of better quality. The device has a good workmanship, lacks some simple functions - such as an LED to notify you of new messages, but its performance is satisfactory. Battery life is also good. In practice, you ensure two days of independence at medium load.
With this compact device, which does not require a serious investment, you will work easily and conveniently. Its screen is large enough for you to enjoy videos, photos and text documents. It is suitable for unpretentious users who are not excited about the latest trends in smartphones.
Nokia 5.4 video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Nokia 5.4 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Nokia.