The latest Android One smartphone from HMD Global, Nokia 5.4, shows how not to do product maintenance
The Nokia 5.4 is another addition to HMD Global’s mid-range Android One series. In our review, the Nokia smartphone scored some major points thanks to its beautiful design, decent number of supported LTE bands and its solid IPS panel.
The distinguishing feature of the mid-range smartphone from HMD Global is that it runs a streamlined version of Android known as Android One. When compared to its direct predecessor, the Nokia 5.4 looks very similar. However, we find the way HMD Global went about updating its mid-range smartphone quite puzzling.
For one thing, the successor of the 6.55-inch Nokia 5.3 has a 6.39-inch screen—the main trend in the smartphone world is in the other direction. Most smartphones come with bigger and bigger screens. And for another thing, the Nokia 5.4 has weaknesses that the Nokia 5.3 did not have. The latest model has a worse Wi-Fi module, which only supports IEEE 802.11 standards b, g and n. Moreover, it also comes with a slower SoC than the predecessor model.
Are you looking for a mid-range smartphone that comes with great software support? Then you should definitely take a look at our review of the Nokia 5.4 to learn more about it.
Review of the Nokia 5.4