Nokia 5.4

What is it?

It’s a budget Nokia smartphone that runs off the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor with 4GB of Ram.

You get 64GB of internal storage, of which 47GB is free to use after the pre-installed software. If this isn’t enough, you can extend it via the micro-SD card slot.

It has a 6.4-inch LCD screen and a 4,000mAh battery.

It has four rear cameras: a 48Mp wide, 5Mp ultra-wide, 2Mp macro and 2Mp depth lens, plus a 16Mp wide lens for selfies.

Other features include near-field communication for making contactless payments, a headphone jack, and both a fingerprint and face scanner for unlocking the phone.

What’s it like to use?

You won’t find it too tricky to use. It’s quick to set up, the menu flows logically and the touchscreen responds well. It doesn’t have the most powerful processor, but it has enough to let you scroll smoothly.

The display isn’t the highest quality we’ve seen, with a low resolution, bluish tint and restricted readability from the sides. Colours contrast well, though, and it has a high enough brightness to counteract the sun’s glare.

The fingerprint sensor is your best bet for unlocking the phone, as the face scanner is a little slow and doesn’t always work well if you wear glasses.

You’ll hear well on a phone call, but your voice and your caller’s can be muffled if there’s a lot of background noise.

How long does the battery last?

The battery lasts for a decent 27 hours on full brightness or 34 and a half hours if you turn it down slightly.

It takes a fair while to charge, though (two and a half hours). Battery life from a quick 15 minute charge isn’t amazing, although the five to six-hour runtime should do at a pinch.

How good are the cameras?

The four rear lenses do a decent job of snapping photos and videos, although it’s far from perfect. You get natural colours and detailed images when you shoot in daylight, and portraits turn out well, too. But it’s let down by unbalanced contrast in low light and a very blurry zoom.

Videos end up stable and fluid, although there are issues with the colour saturation, random brightness changes and the sound cutting out.

Selfies aren’t great. The camera picks up detail well in bright light, however the colours are unnatural. In low light, photos end up very dark even with the flash on and the blurring of the background to define your face makes pictures look artificial.

Front camera clips end up overexposed, with poor contrast and fluctuating colours, but effective image stabilisation means they’re not too jerky.

Is there anything I should watch out for?

We really don’t rate the built-in speaker. It’s a mono, sharp sound that doesn’t do music justice.

Is there anything else I should know?

The glass screen doesn’t scratch easily and though it’s not waterproof, it can survive being caught in a sudden burst of rain.

Should I buy it?

Probably not. It’s not a bad phone, but nothing special, either.