Video: Nokia 3.4 4/64, Should you buy it or not?

Nokia 3.4

Happy new year everyone!

In this video review of the 4/64 GB Nokia 3.4 version I wanted to talk about the reasons you might want to pick it up and the reasons you might not want to. You can watch the review below.


  • Name: Nokia 3.4 (#Nokia3dot4)
  • Dimensions: 160.97 x 75.99 x 8.7 mm
  • Mass: 180 g
  • Display: 6.39 inches, HD+ 720×1560 (269 ppi)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (11 nm), Octa-core (8 × up to 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 and A73),
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • Memory: 4/64 GB, MicroSD
  • Connectivity: BT 4.2, WiFi b/g/n, USB-OTG, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS), NFC (some markets)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity
  • Extras: FM Radio, 5W charger (supports 10W), nano SIM, USB Type C port
  • Color: Dusk
  • Price: approx. $149

My review unit has 4 gigs of RAM with 64 gigs of internal storage as opposed to the other review which was for the 3/32 variant. There is a notable difference in performance thanks to the extra gig of RAM but many of the same issues still remain. You can check the other review here.

Why buy?

  • For people who value design and built quality. The color options are also great.
  • The display is a good one for its value. More contrast and saturation than the 5.3 but gets slightly less bright.
  • Daylight camera performance is decent, despite the camera app experience being supbar.
  • Android one has its fans. The clean stock like experience on a device in this price range is appreciated, and so are the expected updates which are almost nonexistant on competing devices.
  • Day to day speed is quite good on this version for its price.
  • Battery life is superb. Based on my usage it ranks higher than the 5.3 and 8.3.

Why avoid?

  • Bugs. The software needs polish. Sometimes the phone stops responding for a few seconds which can be very frustrating if you are trying to do something quickly. I’m hoping for a software update that fixes this.
  • Ultrawide angle camera is mediocre at best. The lowlight performance is a hit and miss on both main cameras.
  • Camera experience is subpar. Taking pictures is randomly slow. Autofocus is finicky so you end up taking multiple pictures to get the right one.
  • Video doesn’t have any stabilization. Audio recorded is also mediocre.


Overall from an experience point of view, I can see myself using it as a daily driver. If the price is right for you and you appreciate the things it does well, mainly the ergonomics, design, and display, then you might like the 3.4. If you want the best performance for the money and or a better imaging experience, you might want to consider something else.

By the way, Nokia Mobile should work a bit on getting this phone (and the 3/32GB version too) updated because it is still on October 2020 security patch.