Nokia has unveiled the new spearhead of its mid-range. The Nokia 5.4 comes in at 220 euros with a quadruple photo sensor at the shutter speed reduced to zero and the promise not to make you miss the moment you wanted to photograph.
It becomes complicated to stand out in a particularly congested mid-range market, whether in terms of design or promises of autonomy or even photography. So we have to praise ease of use. And this, Nokia understood it well.
HMD Global, its parent company, unveiled the Nokia 5.4 on Tuesday. 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. The magic triptych …
Almost identical design
In terms of design, the Nokia 5.4 has a fairly classic look from the Scandinavian manufacturer very close to that of the Nokia 5.3 and we see the successor as an improved version, with some modifications to justify the change. It already offers new colors with a colorful and iridescent back in blue (Polar Night) or purple (Dusk) to remind the “tones of the northern sky at nightfall“. It’s warmer than the sable, gray and cyan of the previous model, but with the same slightly streaked print coating.
The device sports a 6.39-inch (720 x 1560 pixels) 60 Hz HD + LCD screen compared to 6.55 inches for the Nokia 5.3. If we still see the border more marked at the bottom 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. It has the merit of appearing more immersive with a screen that focuses all the attention. There is always a 3.5mm audio jack to connect your 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).
Instant photo so you don’t miss a thing
On the back, there are four photo sensors positioned in a circle, just above the fingerprint reader rather well centered in the upper third of the surface.
For the camera:
- 48 MP main wide-angle;
- Ultra wide-angle of 5 Mpx;
- Macro de 2 Mpx ;
- 2 Mpx depth;
- At the front, 16 Mpx front sensor.
At the back, the flash positioned in the center of the circle on the Nokia 5.3 is now placed on the side.
To that, Nokia adds the promise of being able to quickly snap photos the moment you tap, to make sure you don’t miss anything of what you want to capture.(Zero shutter lag).But it is also in video that the Nokia 5.4 hopes to be noticed. It has a “Cinema” function to capture at 24 frames per second and shoot 21: 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 the subject of your movie.
Two days of autonomy and Android 11 in sight
To boost it all, Nokia has integrated a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, sufficient to allow you to indulge in mobile games, manage video, photos and all kinds of apps. A downgrade compared to the Nokia 5.3 which offered the Snapdragon 665 slightly more powerful and faster to download. His heir, like him, relies on 3rd generation artificial intelligence to support the processor, especially in photos and to learn from your uses in order to improve performance.
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, monthly security updates for three years and at least two years of system updates.
It has 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 port which is in addition to the Dual SIM slot. On the other hand, the Nokia 5.4 is not compatible with eSIM technology to embed a second line and do not count on it for 5G either.
The smartphone has a 4000 mAh battery. Enough on paper to normally last nearly two days with, moreover, adaptive battery technology according to your uses and with the help of the AI which learns from your uses. It charges through the USC-C port and supports 10W fast charging.
Price and availability
The price is also rising for this Nokia 5.4. It arrives in blue or purple from January 2021. It will arrive in two types of configuration: 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage at 219.90 euros, or 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage for 249.90 euros .