Conclusion: Unpretentious, effective. Two words that are at the very core of the Nokia Lumia 525 's DNA. With a price tag of about $180, and the possibility of another sales frenzy à la Lumia 520, this is Nokia's new device to watch. But success is hardly ever built on just past laurels, and Nokia likely knows that better than most. The Lumia 520 is now in the past, and it's a different world out there, with devices like the Motorola Moto G launching a serious offensive.
Pros: Appealing and sturdy design, Offline turn-by-turn navigation is a considerable advantage, The camera produces enviable stills for its class, Call quality is stellar
Cons: Pixel density is on the low side, Outdoor display visibility is poor, Lacks an LED flash, No front camera
Conclusion: The Lumia 525’s removable lithium-ion battery packs 5.3 watt-hours (1,430 mAh), which is fairly small compared to other handsets. However, the four inch display, lack of LTE radios and low-power Snapdragon S4 SoC shouldn’t need a massive battery behind it to keep the device going throughout the day. The Lumia 520’s battery life powered by the same battery wasn’t excellent, however my experiences with the Lumia 525 were a little better.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 525 is priced at Rs 10,399, which is roughly Rs 2,300 more than the Lumia 520. Considering nothing much has changed apart from the higher capacity RAM, it feels slightly expensive. However, the free Gameloft bundle worth Rs 2,000 somewhat makes up for this premium. We sincerely hope that Nokia drops the price once this offer expires as it doesn’t make sense paying this premium without the free games.
Summary: Subtle is the word that could describe the new Lumia 525. The phone is perfectly sized to fit in any palm easily. A rectangle device with pointed corners and cuboid back, Lumia 525 seems decent when it comes to the design part. However it does not appear very different from its predecessor.
Summary: The Nokia 525 is blessed with an identical look and almost the same innards as its predecessor, the Lumia 520. But doubling the memory has opened some gaming frontiers on the device. • Snappier performance • Aptly priced • No build upgrade • No front camera Earlier this year when Nokia was poised to release the Lumia 525, we did a head to head comparison with its predecessor, the Lumia 520 to find out whether it’s worth the update or is it just a marketing gimmick.
Summary: The company has upgraded its high-selling Lumia 520 smartphone with better memory and renamed it as Lumia 525. Other than that, you get the same 4 inch display, rear camera sans flash and same battery. Design and Performance The Lumia 525 comes with glossy polycarbonate casing replacing the dull matte look on the 520.
Conclusion: Lumia 525 is a better version of Lumia 520. If your usage is not much, i.e. if it is restricted to phone calls, surfing, social networks etc. then the Lumia 520 is good enough. The 520 is currently priced at under Rs. 8100. Price difference is approx Rs. 2000.
Summary: It has been almost 1 good year of the bestselling Nokia Lumia phones in the series- the Nokia Lumia 520. We all know where Nokia’s future is headed. Just as they pack their bags, Nokia is showing us the cards that were left in their sleeve. They recently came out with the successor to this bestseller, the Nokia Lumia 525. It has been off the shelves straight away. Let’s have a closer look at this phone.