4, a fresh budget friendly smartphone, launched early 2021 here in the uk, i’ve been pestering the pr’s for weeks. They haven’t had any review samples, but i went on the website and you know what it was in stock 159 quid free deliveries. I said sod it i’ll, just bloody, buy one so yeah tonight i could have been quaffin the finest single malt from a pint glass, but instead here’s a full nokia, 5.4 unboxing, with a full review to follow and new buggers, definitely or me. So please do put subscribe and ding that notifications bell, if you haven’t, already cheers all right let’s dive on in so what you’re getting here is, of course, a phone pokey pin device to get your sim in there a highly arousing type c, usb cable and a Three pin plug with pop up action, nice and that’s, your wax hadley, no condom case or anything bundled in there, so that’s a bit of a shame. Now from a design standpoint. The nokia 5.4 certainly closely resembles a lot of other budget friendly nokia smartphones that i’ve tested and reviewed over the past few years. What you get here is a glossy plastic back and it looks like it might be textured from the sort of mottled appearance, but it is actually perfectly smooth, and here in the uk you can pick up the nokia 5.4 in two different hues. This here is the dusk purple, which i really really like. Actually it’s kind of a dark mysterious hue got a lot going on, otherwise you can also grab it in polar night, which is basically just dark.
Blue. The nokia 5.3 is only a 6.’ incher, but it certainly feels bigger than that. It’S got quite thick bezels surrounding the display, especially on the sides as well as have you got quite a bit of girth to it, but despite being made of plastic, the nokia 5.4 feels reasonably sort of sturdy a little bit of flex in that back end, which Naturally sounds absolutely filthy. As you see there, you’ve got a rear mounted fingerprint sensor, quite a common feature for a budget smartphone and thankfully, that camera array doesn’t jut too far from the surface of the smartphone anyway that’s enough uh preliminary waffle let’s get the nokia 5.4. All set up and take a full on tool of the rest of the specs and the hardware still brings a tear to my eye and, while i’m slotting, my sim inside it’s worth pointing out as well there’s, actually room for two sims inside of the nokia 5.4 And also a separate slot from microsd memory cards to boost the 64 gigs of on board storage, lovely stuff, all right, so i’ve just spent an hour setting up the nokia 5.4 and getting to know it a little bit better as well. And what you got on here is android one, so it’s busy a stock version of android sim as every other nokia smartphone out there. Basically you’ve got your google discover feed if you flip up into the apps tree uh pretty much. Everything in here is either stock.
Android stuff or it’s what i’ve just installed very little, in fact, no crap, where whatsoever it’s a nice lean machine as the nokia 5.4. Distressingly, though it is the old android 10, rather than the fresh new android 11, which was launched at the end of last year. Um, so you don’t get any of those fresh new features, but apparently the nokia 5.4 is android, 11 ready, so oven ready. If you will, for a nice bit of fresh android, 11, hopefully won’t be too long waiting for that and one of the great things about buying a nokia. Besides the fact you get that stock android experience is the fact that you’re guaranteed at least two os updates. That means, after it gets the update to android 11. You can also expect an update to android 12. Come probably the end of 2021. Slash start 2022 and that’s, as well as three full years of monthly security updates as well. So at least you’ll know your nokia 5.4 will stay fresh for the foreseeable. Unfortunately, quite a lot of these budget friendly stock android smartphones from the likes of nokia and motorola. Now do come with a google assistant button here on the side. It’S a physical button just push that and it loads up. The google assistant, as you can see there i’ve, got to admit i’m, not entirely sure why that button even needs to exist, because you can easily access the google assistant by swiping up from a bottom corner or by tapping this little microphone button on the search bar.
You can disable that physical assistant button by going to system and then dive into gestures and then it’s down here at the bottom google assistant button. So you just give that little tappy tap tap and then it will be completely useless as opposed to something that’s. Absolutely and totally useless, but unfortunately you can’t actually remap that button to load up an app of your choosing or something which is a real shame. I don’t know why they do that. So far, no worries whatsoever with that rear mounted fingerprint sensor slapped on the back end of the nokia 5.4, either. Just a quick tap your digit to that, and you know not exactly the the most responsive, not the fastest of unlocking actions, but you get there in the end and one of the few additions to the stock android experience that you get here on the nokia 5.4 Is a bit of face recognition as well that’s what you don’t tend to get with, like the google, pixel phones and the rest? So basically, if you just tap that power button, it will then try and recognize your mug again. It seems a bit lethargic just like that fingerprint sensor, but does get there in the end and also very important for a budget smartphone as well. You’Ve got full nfc support on this bad boy as well, so you can use the nokia 5.4 for your contactless pyramids. Obviously, becoming increasingly handy in this core video world, but apparently that is a feature that varies by region.
So if you’re not in the uk, then definitely check the specs for your region to see if your nokia 5.4 will come with that on board. Now that screen is a 6.’ inch, hd plus ips panel, so fairly sort of standard for this sort of budget, although you can find full hd plus displays on the likes of the poco m3. If you hunt around a bit just a nice bit sharper detail, i did notice when watching you know, netflix or disney plus or whatever sometimes you’re watching a movie. The finer detail is definitely lacking. Some of the images look a bit grainy, especially when you pull out do a nice crowd, shot something like that. Color reproduction is fairly subdued as well. Definitely don’t expect poppy punchy, vibrant visuals or anything like that. Brightness levels on those uh top maximum settings are just about enough to uh to comfortably see outdoors, but on a really sunshiny day. You probably will be struggling a little bit to see what is going on if you’re, trying to read an email or something actually at viewing angles. As you can see, they start to dip once you tilt the phone away from your face. The image gets significantly darker, but nothing too horrendous. As for the audio well it’s a model speaker setup here on the nokia 5.4, again pretty standard for budget blow. So just a single uh output down here let’s boost up the speaker and see how good it that other is can’t.
So yeah, not too surprisingly, that speaker is rather tinny once you boost the volume all the way up and not particularly loud either, but never fear because you do get a headphone jack here on the side of the nokia 5.4 right on that top edge, and you Do have bluetooth support as well, though it is only bluetooth. 4.2 uh, which is quite an old standard bit surprising now, power in the nokia 5.4 is that qualcomm snapdragon, 662 chipset, backed here by four or six gigs around, depending on which model you go for. This is the four giga and, as you can see there, the geek bench scores basically what you would expect from that 662, the same chipset, incidentally banged into the recent moto g9 budget, smartphones and a few others. Now what i’d expect from the nokia 5.4 is for. It to handle everyday life, absolutely fine, no qualms or complaints probably see the odd little judder as you’re swapping from app to app or something like that, but nothing extreme certainly should be able to deal with pretty much anything you throw at it. Even some like gaming. Somebody likes a call of duty and stuff they’d find on those moto g9 handsets, so it should be fine here too. The only real question is how does the screen responsiveness and all that handle uh gaming as well, which i will answer in my full in depth? Nokia 5.4 banged inside of revie wee beauty.
You’Ve also got a 4 000 milliamp cell, which again is fairly small compared with a lot of the competition. The likes of the moto g9 power, for instance, has a 6 000 milliamp cell, as does the poco m3, but those nokia handsets tend to be very energy efficient, helps along by the stock, android vibes and all that good stuff, so it’s still likely to easily get A full day of use out of this, probably well into a day and a half, maybe even two at a stretch, and it is a mere 10 watt recharging speeds here on the nokia 5.4, but again, budget blowers, don’t tend to be the nippiest when it comes To powering back up so let’s finish up with the squint of the nokia 5.4 camera tech, and what you get here is a quad lens setup uh, because of course, a lot of budget smartphones have to pack at least three or four lenses in there. Don’T get too excited, though, because besides the 48 megapixel primary lens, you’ve got a basic 5 megapixel ultra wide angle, lens a depth sensor and, of course, the obligatory macro lens and i’m just so happy. Whenever i have to test out a macro lens that i do a crap, little jig it’s, actually a really busy camera ui here on the nokia 5.4 standard for a nokia smartphone. If you prefer something that’s, a bit more streamlined and simplified, maybe check out a motorola.
Instead, but once you sort of learn the lathe of the lan it’s, not too tricky, so, for instance, you can quickly swap between that 48 megapixel primary lens and the wide angle lens uh with quick tap down here like so. You can also swap to that macro lens as well. If you want to get a nice up, close shot of an insect or a flower or a little lego guy. Whatever you fancy, the shutter speed seems relatively nippy here on the nokia 5.4, not too much hanging around and the autofocus touchwood doesn’t seem too lethargic either and, as is now standard for a budget blow, you’ve got a wide range of different camera modes as well. So, for instance, but a portrait mode action, if you want to add a bokeh style background effect, you’ve got a variety of effects. You can actually choose from you’ve also got a night mode which sometimes isn’t found on these budget. Smartphones i’ll just take lots of different shots. Different aperture levels got ta hold really still, while it’s doing that and then it’ll meld them all together into. Hopefully, what is a brighter more natural? Looking result when it comes to video, you can once again shoot with that. Ultra wide angle lens, if you want or just stick to the primary sensor and as you can see there, there’s no four key option on the nokia 5.4, but you do have a bit of full hd at either 30 or 60 frames per second and nokia seems To be taking some inspiration from sony mobile as well, because what you got on the nokia 5.
4 is that cinema mode, which we’ve seen on a couple of other nokia phones. What this does is it allows you to shoot hormones in that cinematic 21×9 stretched format, uh, which is very funky indeed, and you’ve, got a variety of filters that you can play around with as well to get different kind of moods and, as you can see by The stats up here that actually shoots at 24 fps, but i will of course be fully testing the camera tech for my in depth. Nokia 5.4 review, including that 16 megapixel selfie snapper as well, because i adore taking selfies myself. I absolutely love it and now right. There is the reason why i’m just so goddamn photogenic sorry there is just an early look a bit of a tease of the nokia 5.4 ahead of my in depth. Review, of course, i’ll be fully tested out the gaming chops, the camera tech, all of that good stuff i’ll be using that’s, my full time, smartphone, basically for the next week or so so stay tuned for my in depth review towards the end of next week. But if you’ve got any burning questions any thoughts if you’ve actually been using the nokia 5.