Extra: Biometric face unlock, Rear fingerprint sensor, aptX Adaptive, FM radio, AI camera imaging
with Cinema mode, OZO audio
Color: Polar Night, Dusk
Price as tested: $189 (In the U.A.E)
My Impressions so far:
The 5.4 undeniably looks good. The glossy back finish in Dusk looks stunning. But it gathers fingerprints like crazy unlike the 5.3
The body feels well built but not as tank-like as the 5.3. This phone feels a lot closer to the 3.4 in build quality.
The screen is good. Colors are punchy, saturation and contrast are great. The resolution remains relatively low at HD+though but from a standard viewing distance it’s okay.
The phone feels responsive and quick. Have not noticed any notable lag or slow downs.
The main rear camera looks like a huge improvement on paper, and in my testing so far it does seem a lot more capable. The autofocus is a lot more reliable compared to the 5.3, but I still haven’t tested night mode. The rest of the cameras are identical but further testing is required.
Cinema mode and OZO audio at this price point are really nice. There is also video stabilization at 1080p finally.
Android One is back, with Android 10 out of the box. Meh.
The haptic engine (vibration motor) is a notable step back compared to the 5.3.
Anyway, these are my impressions so far. I have already moved my main SIM cards into the 5.4 and downloaded my 200+ apps for the full review. If you have any questions or want me to test something specific, let me know!