The Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 5.4 have simply been launched by HMD World to cater to the sub-Rs. 15,000 market. Whereas the Nokia 5.4 caters to the upper finish of that section, the Nokia 3.4 slots in beneath that, priced at Rs. 11,999. The Nokia 3.4 is the successor of the Nokia 3.2, which the corporate launched in India again in 2019. With the Nokia 3.4, you get the promise of assured Android updates and a clear inventory software program expertise. Does this cellphone provide the perfect worth? I received my fingers on the Nokia 3.4 and listed here are my first impressions.
The Nokia 3.4 is a well-built smartphone and feels sturdy within the hand. I’ve the Nightfall color possibility, which has a purple end. HMD World additionally affords this cellphone in Fjord and Charcoal color choices. The Nokia 3.4 has a polycarbonate physique with a textured end on the again. This helps grip the cellphone higher and likewise reduces probabilities of the again panel choosing up fingerprints.
The Nokia 3.4 sports activities a 6.39-inch HD+ show with an 8-megapixel hole-punch selfie digicam within the higher left nook. The bezels across the show are acceptable for the value however the backside chin that has the Nokia brand is noticeably greater. The Nokia 3.4 has rounded corners, and the again can be very barely curved on the edges, making it snug to carry.
Decide the smartphone up and you’ll discover that it’s comparatively mild at 180g and has a thickness of 8.7mm. HMD World has positioned the facility and the amount buttons on the appropriate facet of the Nokia 3.4. These buttons are straightforward to succeed in however are slightly shallow. On the left, the Nokia 3.4 has its SIM tray and a devoted button for the Google Assistant.
You get a USB Sort-C port on the backside and a 3.5mm audio jack on the highest. The Nokia 3.4 packs in a 4,000mAh battery however you solely get a 5W charger within the field. Given the battery measurement, it’s best to be capable of recover from a day with it, however the low-spec charger will take some time to cost it totally. I’ll reserve my feedback on battery life for my full evaluation.
Similar to the Nokia 5.4 (Assessment), the three.4 additionally has a round digicam module. This homes a 13-megapixel main digicam, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digicam. Proper beneath the digicam module is the fingerprint scanner. I discovered this to be well-positioned as my finger rests naturally on it.
HMD World has picked the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC to energy the Nokia 3.4. It’s a respectable processor however I’m curious to see the way it stacks up towards the Snapdragon 662, which is sort of widespread on this value vary. There is just one configuration, with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage, priced at Rs. 11,999 in India. Nevertheless, you do have the choice to broaden storage utilizing the devoted microSD card slot.
Software program is among the strengths of the Nokia 3.4. This cellphone runs inventory Android 10 out of the field, and has no bloatware preinstalled, which is a giant plus in my books. You additionally get the newest February Android safety patch. The Nokia 3.4 is Android 11 prepared and will get an replace for it quickly. HMD World ensures two years of software program updates for the Nokia 3.4, so you may anticipate it to get Android 12 in its lifetime. It’s going to additionally get three years of Android Safety updates. Lengthy-term software program assist isn’t quite common on smartphones at this value level, so the Nokia 3.4 stands out in that facet.
The Nokia 3.4 affords a premium really feel and respectable specs for its asking value, and I’m curious to see the way it will fare in our benchmark and digicam assessments. If you wish to know whether or not this cellphone is price shopping for, keep tuned to Devices 360.