HMD Global launched two affordable handsets in India and in the global market: the Nokia 3.4 and the Nokia 5.4. It is kinda obvious that the 5.4 is a superior phone to the Nokia 3.4, you just need to read their names to understand it. But which are the differences between these two budget phones and which one is better for your actual need? These are harder things to understand, and that is why we decided to make a comparison between the two handsets. Check it if you want to know everything about them and which one is the best for you.
|Nokia 3.4||Nokia 5.4|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||161 x 76 x 8.7 mm, 180 g||161 x 76 x 8.7 mm, 181 g|
|DISPLAY||6.39 inches, 720 x 1560p (HD+), IPS LCD||6.39 inches, 720 x 1560p (HD+), IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, octa-core 1.8 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, octa-core 2.0 GHz|
|MEMORY||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 3 GB RAM, 64 GB – 3 GB RAM, 32 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 4 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10||Android 10|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 13 + 5 + 2 MP
8 MP front camera
|Quad 48 + 5 + 2 + 2 MP, f/1.8
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||4000 mAh||4000 mAh|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot|
The Nokia 3.4 and the Nokia 5.4 have the same design: a punch-hole display, narrow bezels around the screen, a circular camera module, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. They even come with the same dimensions and the same weight. There are just two differences: the camera elements and the color variants. The Nokia 5.4 has a LED flash placed outside of the camera module, while on the Nokia 3.4, it is inside the camera module. This makes the design of the Nokia 3.4 slightly more attractive, but the Polar Night color variants of the Nokia 5.4 is more beautiful, at least for me.
With the Nokia 3.4 and the Nokia 5.4, you get exactly the same display panel: it is a 6.39-inch display with an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels, a 400 nit typical brightness, and a 269 ppi pixel density. It is a below-average display in terms of image quality since you get a low level of detail and a not-so-exciting panel in terms of contrast and brightness. But it is still a sufficient display for most of the users out there.
Specs & Software
One of the biggest advantages of the Nokia 5.4 over the Nokia 3.4 is the hardware setup. First of all, it has a stronger Snapdragon 662 chipset. It remains a low-end SoC, but it is more powerful than the Snapdragon 460 found on the Nokia 3.4. Further, the Nokia 5.4 offers up to 128 GB of internal storage, while you can get just 64 GB of native storage on the Nokia 3.4. Both the phones run Android 10 out of the box, close to the stock version, which will get a lot of updates in the long-term thanks to the famous HMD Global software support.
Besides the hardware department, the most important advantage of getting a Nokia 5.4 is the camera, and we are specifically talking about the main camera found on the rear side. While the Nokia 3.4 has a disappointing 13 MP sensor, the Nokia 5.4 comes with a pretty nice 48 MP main camera boasting a bright f/1.8 focal aperture. You can shoot photos with a higher level of detail and better performance in low light conditions. Even the selfie camera is better on the Nokia 5.4: you get a pretty good 16 MP front snapper.
The Nokia 3.4 and the Nokia 5.4 pack the same battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh. Given that the display is the same as well, and the chipsets are built at 11 nm, the phones should offer a very similar battery life. So you should choose the best device for you after checking the other specs: do not mind about the battery. In each case, you get a great battery phone with a battery lasting all day long even with intensive usage.
The price of the Nokia 3.4 for the global market is €159/$193 (the European price, to be accurate), while the Nokia 5.4 is sold at €199/$241 in Europe. Should you spend those €40 more in order to get a better device? It depends on your actual needs: if you need better camera performance (for both normal photos and selfies), then go for the Nokia 5.4. Given the small gap between the processors of these two devices, we would not suggest spending €40 more just for the performance. Your final decision should be mainly based on the cameras.
- More affordable
- Same battery as the 5.4
- Same dimensions as the 5.4
- Inferior cameras
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