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Nokia Lumia 525

Key Specifications

  • Windows Phone 8 OS
  • 3G
  • Dual Core Processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4"
  • 5MP Rear Camera
  • 1430mAH Battery
  • 8GB Internal Memory

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Nokia Lumia 525 REVIEW:


Last year’s Nokia 520 was a huge hit in the budget segment. The 520 gave the Windows phone OS a proper push it badly needed and also brought Nokia back to its fame. Sure the phone had its own weakpoints, but Nokia, unlike most of the other manufacturers, exactly know how to correct these mistakes and give exactly what you wanted without any hesitation. If there is anything to think about the weakpoints of 520, the major one you would ever remember is 512MB RAM. Now surprisingly Nokia seems to understand this and gave us more or less the same 520 with 1GB RAM and few minor improvements and called it Lumia 525. So does this device too does the same as its predecessor in winning appreciation and market? Does the 1GB RAM help? Let us find out.

Design & Display:

The device looks exactly identical to the Lumia 520 and you cannot differentiate so easily once you look at them. Of course the only difference here is, the backpanel which is glossy this time. Not sure what made Nokia to go for glossy design, but still the matte design of the 520 feels more appropriate and premium as well. The build quality is sturdy and the device is not so thicker at 9.9mm and sits well in hand. The device sports the same display we have seen in 520, with a 4 inch IPS LCD display at 480x800 resolution and 233 ppi. Viewing angles are okay but the reflective glass spoils the fun and colors too don’t look so vibrant. The front is actually covered withScratch-resistant glass for screen protection. Brightness levels too aren’t so high and sunlight legibility is not pleasant.

User Interface:

The phone comes with Windows Phone 8 OS. Since it is not open source like Android so there won’t be any custom UI or launchers. Users can also upgrade to Windows phone 8.1 which brings a lot of features and it’s more improved and optimised to perform well. All the Nokia stuff that came with 520 like Nokia Drive, Cinemagraph, Photobeamer etc. also come for 525. Microsoft too provided Office app, which is very useful and functional. The UI looks very beautiful in its own way.  The UI feels very responsive and we didn’t face any lags during the normal operation and the UI feels buttery smooth.

Camera & Audio:

The phone comes with the same 5MP cam we have seen in case of 520. There is no front cam for this phone and no LED flash too. The camera UI is simpler and neat with few toggles for quick access and it has few options and modes for tweaking the image quality.  The camera managed to take some very good pictures with good amount of details and noise is kept a bit minimal, but colors don’t look so natural. The preloaded camera apps does a fine job in giving you more fun in photography for a device in this segment. Coming to audio playback, the loudspeaker has a very good amount of loudness levels and produces output but at higher volumes, there is a bit of distortion as well.

Connectivity & Additional Features:

The Lumia 525 comes in a single sim version like its predecessor. Nokia would have given this one in dual sim and that combination would have been so terrific. Anyway, network reception is very good and we didn’t face any call drop issues. Call quality is exceptional with impressive loudness levels, minimal distortions and clear audio. Even the loudspeaker produces ample output for calls. The phone also supports Wifi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, 3G and A-GPS. Internal memory is limited to 8GB which is mostly common in case of sub 10k phones but the phone also supports micro SD cards upto 64GB, so you won’t feel any issues with storage.

Performance & Battery:

The phone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset with 1GHz Dual core processor. The mere sadness in 520 is now resolved and the 525 is blessed with 1GB RAM. The Windows phone OS is well optimised and won’t need much RAM or CPU like Android for normal operation or for multitasking. Due to this, the device performs somewhat better than its predecessor and even while running some heavy games like Asphalt 8, we hardly faced any hiccups or lags. The same 1430mAh non removable battery comes for Lumia 525 too. Not only CPU or RAM, but Windows phone OS doesn’t eat that much of battery too when compared to Android or most of the other OS. The battery easily lasts more than a day under moderate usage. Even if you play games for a while and do some multitasking, still the device manages to stay till the end of day easily.


Beautiful design and solid build
UI is well optimised
Good call quality
Improved performance


No LED flash
No front cam
Display could have been better


So far, the Lumia 525 is almost the same Lumia 520 with the improvements we have been expecting but ofcourse, still you don’t get LED flash or front cam. Anyhow, if you have loved the Lumia 520, the experience on the 525 is would be the same, but the higher RAM is definitely a worthy upgrade which allows you to install some heavy games or apps which need this amount of RAM. If you’re okay with no LED flash and front cam thing, this is one of the best devices to buy in the sub10k segment and you will love it once you get used to it.

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Nokia Lumia 525 Price

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Nokia Lumia 525 Specifications

Announced 2013, November
Release Date 2013, December
Operating System Windows Phone 8
Upgradable to Windows Phone Windows Phone 8.1
Processor 1 GHz Dual Core Processor
GPU Adreno 305
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Sensors Accelerometer, Proxximity, Light
Internal Memory 8 GB
External Storage 64 GB
Size 4 inches
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Screen Type IPS LCD
Resolution 800 x 480 pixels
Pixel Density ~233 ppi
Multi-touch Yes
Stylus No
Screen Protection 2D hardened glass
Rear Camera 5 MP
Rear Camera Flash Yes, Array
Rear Camera Features 2592 x 1936 pixels, autofocus, LED Flash, 1/4'' sensor size, geo-tagging
Video Recording 720p@30fps
Image Stabilization No
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network WCDMA 900 / 2100
4G Network No
Dual SIM No
Dual standby No
Triple SIM No
Micro SIM Yes
Nano SIM No
Form Factor Bar
Dimensions 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm
Weight 124 g
Color Yellow, red, cyan, white ,black
Browser HTML5
GPRS Yes, Class 8
EDGE Yes, Up to 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
4G No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Music Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMA
Radio Yes, Stereo FM Radio
Video Player MP4, H.264, H.263
3.5mm Jack Yes
Loud Speaker Yes
Ringtones Vibration, MP3
SMS Yes, Threaded View
EMAIL Email, Push Email
IM Yes
Social Networking Yes
Battery Type Standard Li-ion 1430 mAh battery
Talktime Up to 17 h (2G) / Up to 10 h 40 min (3G)
Standy by Time Up to 336 h (2G) / Up to 336 h (3G)
Music Playback Time Up to 48 h
Built-in Apps Document viewer, Video/photo editor
Games Yes
Java No
+ Additional Features
SNS Integration, Predictive Text, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Voice memo/dial
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