The Nokia 5.3 was introduced in March and rapidly grew to become an reasonably priced favourite with reviewers because of its low £150 price ticket. Few different telephones in that bracket can supply the identical degree of efficiency together with a satisfactory digicam. HMD World has now seen match to launch an iterative replace within the type of the Nokia 5.4, and it seems set to be one other standard lower-mid-range possibility.

You would be forgiven for considering little or no has modified, however there are a couple of key variations compared with its predecessor. The Nokia 5.4 has a punch-hole cutout within the show that homes a 16MP selfie digicam instead of the waterdrop notch/8MP combo final time round. On the rear, the principle digicam has been upgraded to a 48MP sensor and the flash has moved, though the final aesthetic stays largely unchanged.

A Snapdragon 662 runs the present, pitting this cellphone towards the Poco M3 and Moto G9 Energy in the case of efficiency. It is a barely modified model of the SD665 within the earlier era, so we should always anticipate it to do a good job once more. It might be a bit extra power-efficient, too. The identical 4,000 mAh battery is on board, nevertheless it will not cost particularly quick (10W).

For some cause, it is being marketed as a superb cellphone for facet hustlers. HMD World has some amusing stats to indicate off the attributes of the Nokia 5.4. Apparently, its battery can final for 42 commutes and its polycarbonate physique can stand up to the burden of a 10-year-old little one. Cinema mode video recording can be talked up — 21:9 and 24fps for that “Hollywood-like really feel” — however actually what you are taking a look at is a fairly priced reasonably priced cellphone with few bells and whistles of any notice. And there is nothing flawed with that.

HMD World has lengthy been the Android One program’s champion, and despite the fact that that branding has taken a again seat over the past yr or so, the Nokia 5.4 nonetheless comes with the promise of three years of safety updates and two years of OS updates. This nearly makes up for the truth that it ships with Android 10 — let’s hope its Android 11 improve is correct across the nook.

Within the UK, the Nokia 5.4 will probably be accessible from December 18 within the Polar Evening (blue) coloration, with Nightfall (purple) coming in January. You can get one from Nokia’s web site first, with Amazon and Argos getting inventory subsequent month.