I don't think there's a correct answer other than test validation. I'd suggest you run a multivariate test and get your own conclusions. However, I think you can start with ergonomics considering the physical dimension of devices and how users interact with such devices. In that scenario, you may find different results even on same brands. Take a look below:
There are other "reach area maps" depending on device. But you'll notice that in most cases, bottom-right is a bit harder to reach, so you should place the element of less interest there, right?
Well... yes as long as all users are right handed (most are, yet not all). So the solution that works for both left and right handed is as follows:
You can see now how bottom middle area is best at the time of considering all users, while bottom left was perfect for right handed users. Here you'll need to define: should you improve usability for 90% of users or make things a bit harder for 90% of users but provide same ease of element reaching to all? It's a numbers game. If you're going after CTR and sales, you'll probably choose to "ignore" 10% of population. On a more neutral app, maybe you could consider all users.
Back to testing
Finally, if you don't have any specific target you wish users to click, then I think the best approach is to still consider ergonomics, but place navigation elements according to what users click most. For example, if you see that search and favorites are the most commonly clicked elements, then I'd place those in the middle, and leave the other elements at the side, with home on the left since it's a very common placement.
Also, consider that around 50% of apps don't have a Home link on bottom, so maybe that could clean up things for you. For example, if you check the article 5 must-know mobile UI navigation patterns to consider in your next interactive prototype , which is kind of specific to your problem, you'll find that out of 4 examples, only one of those has a home link. Even Material Bottom Navigation guidelines kind of ignore Home on the bottom
In short: it will depend on your needs, but consider ergonomics and make sure you really need those elements in that place, and the weight of such elements to get to a decision