Nokia has been in the smartphone game long before most of the other, current mobile companies. The Finnish megacorporation made its big jump into a minuscule mobile market all the way back in 1990 with the Nokia 9000 Communicator. This device was a game changer for its time as it sold like hotcakes and earned Nokia a solid top spot in its niche. With its evident early success, Nokia kept on producing wondrous pieces of tech for decades, only to slow down and take a break after 2010.
However, now, after resuming mobile phone manufacturing in 2016, Nokia has spewed out yet another mammoth with the potential to leave the competition eating its dust; the Nokia G400 5G! Sporting a clean UI and solid battery timing, the beauty of this phone is that it doesn’t aim to topple flagship smartphones from other companies but rather aims for the midrange market, providing specs that are perfect for people looking to get a budget-friendly smart device.
It seems that Nokia is upping its game and the G400, its newest entry in the G series is a spearhead aimed at piercing through the mid-class of the usual big three; Samsung, Apple, and Xiaomi. To entice you with its features and to provide justification for why we’re all for Nokia’s apparent refresh, we’re going to go ahead and review the G400 5g.
So buckle up and come along as we slice into Finland’s exemplary tech!
The body of the G400 may not be as flashy as some people may have wanted it to be but it makes up for this shortcoming with a gorgeous 6.58-inch LCD display. With 401 PPI density Nokia’s screen itself is sharp, colorful, has a wide color gamut and Nokia even threw in a 120 Hz refresh rate for good measure. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ processor is nestled neatly inside that provides enough juice for the phone to power through all the regular processes demanded of it on a day-to-day basis.
The phone may look good but can it run the entire day without needing life support? The answer is yes. A 5000 mAh battery cell has been fitted into this bad boy to allow it to power through the day with regular usage. Nokia claims that the G400 can give users about a day and a half before needing to be plugged up to a power source. On top of that, games that aren’t too demanding of the phone; such as Alto’s Odyssey can be optimized to play without having a strain on the battery life. Plus, with the store being regularly supplied with indie games, users can have fun trying out different titles every now and then and not have to keep an eye on the phone’s bars.
People often purchase a phone, enticed by its looks, but find out that it has dismal storage. You can skip over those woes with the G400 because it offers decent internal storage of 65GB and even has an SD card slot, allowing for expandable storage of up to a whopping 256GB. With this, Nokia sets a precedent that users don’t have to trouble themselves with thinking about how they’ll be managing their media or heavy applications.
Heavy games such as Asphalt, Call of Duty, and Apex Legends also run comfortably on the G400 thanks to the processor and high refresh rate, allowing competitive games to be played smoothly as long as you have a robust internet connection. AT&T fiber internet is the best option to side with in this case as it gives you connectivity worth the investment. You wouldn’t want to purchase an amazing phone and invest in a competitive game, only to be let down by an internet that won’t let you rake in top-tier achievements. Make a smart choice and let your Nokia G400 shine in all aspects, as it was made to.
No point in purchasing a 250$ device if it can’t spew out pictures & videos worth the money. The 48-megapixel main sensor is a juggernaut when it comes to capturing media, especially low-light photography. To offer more juice to an already beefed up component, there’s a 2 MP depth cam and a 5 MP ultra-wide cam flanking its sides.
Unfortunately we don’t get a macro camera, which is a bit of a disadvantage considering most phones in this price range do have one, but at least we do have an ultra wide camera, which in my opinion is more useful than a macro camera anyway, so I can’t really complain much about that. However, keep in mind that if you are interested in a macro camera and you are looking for close-up detailed images, this phone unfortunately does not have one. When it comes to photo quality i have attached Some photos sample to show you the details of photos that this phone’s camera can capture:
The Night mode may prove to be a bit wonky as the slightest camera wobble can result in blurred pictures when the sun is down. Other than that, food photography is absolutely wonderful as pictures taken of edibles are presented with enough contrast and warmth to make them look like something out of a 5-star restaurant’s kitchen.
On the one hand, video quality is pretty much the same as photo quality. The Nokia G400 5G has a max recording quality of 1080p at 60 frames per second in both the rear and front cameras. Unfortunately no 4K but with this phone we’re not quite in the price range where phones usually have that feature. Overall I don’t think it’s quite good enough for YouTube, but if you’re recording videos for social media or something like that or maybe Snapchat, the Nokia G400 5G definitely will do the job.
Overall, the Nokia G400 5g is a solid addition to the Nokia family. If anything, it’s a highlight of Nokia’s efforts to revive its smartphone game and head into a future where Nokia is once again a force to be reckoned with. Find the G400 on sale on sites like Amazon or Best Buy and get yourself acquainted with an age-old promise by one of Finland’s stalwart tech giants.