Nokia 5.4 was announced on December 15, 2020.
Nokia is taking on the titans of the budget smartphone market with the Nokia 5.4, a competitively priced smartphone offering a premium look and decent camera performance. However, it’s not as good a deal as it might seem, with the Nokia 5.4 offering a downgrade in several departments compared to its predecessor, and it’s slightly more expensive this time too.
With such a competitive market, does the Nokia 5.4 offer enough to tempt users away from popular budget options like the Realme 7? While there are undoubtedly more powerful budget options available, Nokia has something most can’t offer: a stock version of Android, with an OS upgrade or two in future.
- Tech Advisor: Nokia 5.4 full review - March 30, 2021.
The Nokia 5.4’s performance and stamina might be identical to the Nokia 5.3, but things have changed slightly on the camera side of things. The Zeiss-branded primary camera is now a 48MP number (an increase from 13MP), but it’s still backed by the same 5MP ultrawide as well as a pair of 2MP macro and depth sensors.
- Expertre Views: Nokia 5.4 Cameras - June 23, 2021.
I wouldn't. This phone is utterly not for someone who prefers compact, pocket-friendly devices, prioritizes media playback, and wants a really flexible camera package. Like a distressing number of other affordably-priced phones, it feels like the Nokia 5.4 was built around the idea of a physically large screen, all other considerations be damned.
If your interests in a phone are also sufficiently myopic, the Nokia 5.4 might be a good fit. The battery life is nice, SIM and expansion options are good to see, and the software won't make you angry. For $250, maybe that's not a bad package.
Personally, though, I'd be saving up $100 more and getting a Pixel 4a.
- Android Police: Should you buy it? - July 09, 2021.
The Nokia 5.4 does not go with a 90 Hz panel but a regular 60 Hz unit. The HD+ resolution may feel a bit low given the competition in its price range, but it showcased a decent level of sharpness for a 6.3-inch unit. The colours were not over-the-top in terms of saturation and the whites looked quite good. The IPS LCD display also held the colours well (when viewed at an angle) and was legible in broad daylight. It’s also a hole-punch display, so there’s no notch to deal with and the touch-sensitivity was good enough for day-to-day use. The phone comes with a Widewine L1 certification, so streaming movies was an enjoyable experience, provided you plugged in a pair of earphones. This is because the single bottom-firing speaker was loud but sounded distorted at high volumes. Nokia throws in a pair of earphones in the box, but they aren’t great. While I was satisfied with the HD display on the 5.4, an FHD unit would have been better. It would have made the streaming experience more enjoyable and sharper, given its large 6.3-inch expanse.
- First Post: A good display that could have been better. - July 31, 2021.
There are several ways to use Nokia 5.4 with Outlook and Office 365.
If your Outlook folder is an Exchange or Office 365 folder, click here for a detailed setup guide to sync with Nokia 5.4.
For IMAP and POP3 folders, you can sync Outlook Contacts and Calendar with Google. Then on the phone, use Android Contacts and Android Calendar. Click here for a detailed setup guide.
For any foldder type, CompanionLink can sync Outlook Contacts, Calendar, Tasks and Notes. This works with any version of Outlook.
Last modified: May 12, 2022 7:39 am