Nokia 5.4 Review: Nokia’s Latest Cut-Price Handset with Excellence

Nokia 5.4 is the company’s recent flagship with quite noticeable specs in a cut-rate value. The 5.4 is its latest strategy to recover a bit of the sheen that Nokia obsessed, in the cheap arena. While choosing up the Nokia 5.4, the plastic edges and back do not inspire the users. As many other top-ends that offer glass build which looks premium and eye-catching. On top of this, on the front, you’ll get a 19.5:9 feature ratio display, a blow-hole front snapper. Plus, a ‘Nokia’ logo is also on the show, making it a much universal 2021 handset at heart.

This Nokia handset offers some good specs at a low price tag that inspires us as it comes with a large 6.39-inches display, 48MP hefty rear camera, and inspiring battery that last for two days. It also offers you a 3.5 mm earphone jack and loud and clear sound-producing speakers. The back is a bit more daring, with a pretty blue ascent in the ‘Polar Night’ model we reviewed.  When the light strikes the rear, it produces decent colours. However, it’s not phones that stick out on-road but a handset that sticks up to the gravity of daily life.

Nokia’s 5.4 Specifications

The Nokia 5.4 comes with many decent specs also at a reasonable price tag. Just below, you will get all the specifications about Nokia 5.4 in detail. Let’s see!

SpecificationNokia 5.4
DesignDimensions: 161 x 76 x 8.7 mm
Weight:181g
DisplaySize: 6.39inches
LDC screen resolution: 720 x 1560 pixels
RAM4GB/6GB
Storage64GB/128GB
CameraFour Rear: 48MP main, 5MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, 2MP depth
Front Selfie: 16MP
Video recording at4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
ChipsetQualcomm 662 Snapdragon Chipset
BatteryLi-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable
Charging: 10W

Specs and Performance

  • 662 Snapdragon chipset
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • Usually suitable performance
Nokia 5.4
Credit: Nokia corporation

The Nokia 5.4 uses a 662 Snapdragon chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The storage here may not be enough for many users if they already used 128GB or 256GB storage phones. The 662 Snapdragon chipset offers a connubial of efficiency and performance. This chipset can run almost all heavy apps. Though coming with 4GB RAM, it can also ensure fast internet downloading speed with smooth scrolling and browsing. While it is not a top-end, the performance is decent to play games and watch movies at this price.

Nokia 5.4 Availability and Cost

  • Available now in Australia, the US, and the UK
  • Prices at AU$329 / $249.99 / £159.99
  • Prices for 4GB/64GB specs

The Nokia 5.4 is available now in Australia, the US, and the UK. It Available at a significantly lower price than other leading handsets on the marketplace. Its price begins at just AU$329/$249.99 / £159.99. It offers two colour variants: Blue and Purple named Polar Night or Dusk. This model comes in just one spec variant that gives you 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Though the storage capacity and RAM are limited here, it will be okay for that price tag.

Nokia 5.4 rear view
Source: Nokia corporation

Nokia 5.4 Design

  • Strong plastic casing
  • Untrustworthy fingerprint sensor
  • Seems cheap handset

The standard Nokia was well known for build factor. However, it didn’t even make the most elegant or classy phones. This brand had a status for creating phones that could bear every crack, shock, and smash without any wincing. On the other hand, the Nokia 5.4 has made with strength, if not utter sharpness, as an objective. The Nokia 5.4 comes with 181g weight; it is the moderate weight that most of the handsets offer. It can easily handle by one hand, and inclusive mass inspires buoyancy. It is well-proportioned too, which makes it easy to use with one hand. The display here is 6.39-inches which is a large screen.

Nokia 5.4 appraisal
Source Image: Nokia

On display, you will get punch-hole snapper and below this is a quiet Nokia emblem. On the right side, you will find a lock button and a volume rocker. While on the left, there is a google assisted button. On the top edge, you will get a 3.5 mm earphone jack, and on the bottom, you get a USB-C port. The USB port is here to charge the phone or data transfer. Unfortunately, the Google Assistant key on the left side can’t remap to an extra valuable purpose. Despite the plastic rear and frame, the Nokia 5.4 looks well-build, though not exceptional. This phone is available in two colour variants, purple and blue, called Polar Dusk and Polar Night.

Display of Nokia 5.4

  • Display size: 6.39-inches
  • Resolution: 720 x 1560p
  • Sensible quality but can’t vie with rivals

The Nokia 5.4 comes with a 6.39-inches LCD screen which is proficient. The LCD screen offers a bright and lively view of the phone. Thus, it vies well with full sunshine, and it signifies hues well if a bit cool for our taste. Everything is well and good then, excluding when the query of the rivalry rises. Though, if not all, but most of the rivals of the Nokia 5.4, particularly from Xiaomi, give 1080p display.

Nokia 5.4 review
Picture credit: Nokia corporation

Though that display of Xiaomi comes at a somewhat lower or the same selling point, while the Nokia 5.4 display is decent but at 720 x 1560p resolution, it falls behind the competitors on the marketplace. This display offers a 19.5:9 feature ratio that makes the device comparatively slender in hand, if a bit tall typically. Of course, this additional height offers an extra reading room. Although, the relatively low resolution makes the text often strikingly sharp. But overall the display is good for the money.

The Camera of Nokia 5.4

  • Quad-lens snapper
  • lenses aren’t prodigious
  • In-built camera app
  • Dull colours in shots

The Nokia 5.4 offers four rear snappers and a single on the front. It comprises a 48MP primary, 5MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro lens with a 16MP front snapper for selfies. The Nokia camera app looks as clearly inspired by the Google Pixel camera app. Camera modes are designed and simple; it will not ever be a fence to rapid photo capturing. A peculiarity is the existence of a ‘cinema’ option, which means to permit more control over video recording.

Camera nokia5.4
Picture source: Nokia corporation

Overall enactment is a mixed packet. The picture is typically rapid to take but appears over sharp and sometimes dull with highlighted edges. Dynamic range is absent here with the dark appearance of colours in photos. Though the hue tends to be pale and icy, the app will usually take time to focus on an annoyance. The 2MP macro is nearly inoperable here. At the same time, the 5MP ultra-wide take pictures without any dynamic range and detail. The night mode is suitable here to take low-light photos but not a big contender. Video enactment is notably missing, capped by the less bit-rates obtainable. A selfie camera of 16MP is good here to take decent selfies.

Battery Life of Nokia 5.4

  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Standby a day

Though, its battery life is the section that inspired us. The Nokia 5.4 comes with an average 4000mAh battery that is normal in this price tag. But its performance is not so usual. Despite having a 4000mAh battery, it easily standby by for one entire day with heavy use. It may go for another day with light use. On a heavy use like continuous movie watching, internet browsing, and playing games for many hours, it will get you through an entire day. It would be best if you plugged it in before going to bed with heavy use.

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