- Powerful Processor
- No Lags
- Decent Camera
- No Flash
- No gorilla glass protection
- No front secondary camera
Nokia Lumia 525 is a performance enhanced version of Lumia 520 without any changes to the Design and the styling with respect to Lumia 525.Lumia 520 is the highest selling handset based on the windows platform worldwide. Lumia 525 comes bundled with Windows 8.1 and is launched with an intention to grab a larger chunk of the entry level Windows Phone space. Nokia has doubled up Lumia 525‘s RAM from 512mb to 1GB .
Design and Build:
There is no difference in the design or the build of the Lumia 525 from its younger sibling Lumia520.It carries the same signature Nokia Lumia styling with a Candy Bar shape. The power key, volume rocker and the dedicated camera key are neatly lined up on the right spline. The phone has a bulged rear which looks slightly off beat considering the otherwise flattened body panels of the Lumia 525.The phone comes with removable and swappable back covers in different colors (Additional Rear covers have to be bought as an accessory).
Nokia has continued using the same camera sensor unit from the Lumia 520.The 5 Megapixel camera captures daylight images with absolute ease and renders high quality image. The missing LED flash plays spoilsport by making the camera almost useless in low light and night condition. Videos are captured at the rate of 720p and 30fps.
The 4 inch WVGA IPS LCD display in the Lumia 525 has a pixel density of 235 PPI.The screen has a good clarity in spite of the low PPI. Nokia has incorporated the super sensitive technology which lets people use the phone with gloves on. The screen has a thick border unlike its elder siblings (Lumia720) which makes it seem smaller and somehow hinders the user experience. Overall the Lumia 525 screen although small is adequate and fluidic enough for a regular user.
The processor is the same 1GHz Snapdragon S4 Dual Core processor which powers majority of Lumia range. The processor is agile and ensures that people will rejoice the Windows 8 experience. Nokia has doubled up the RAM to 1GB.This is a decent move from Nokia but is not much useful considering the fact that most of the Games on the Windows Store have been recently optimized for the 512Mb RAM. The Adreno 305 GPU unit enables the users to play high end HD games without a lag.
Power On It:
Lumia 525 has a 1430 mAh battery which delivers a standby of 336hrs and a maximum talk time of 7.5hrs. Lumia 525 suffices through a single day of battery life with average usage of 3G, calling, Music, Games and Email .The battery is removable and can be replaced easily compared to the other Lumia unibody siblings.
Wrapping it up Nokia has made a clever move expanding its entry level phones for Windows Platform. Lumia 525 is a good buy for people who want an entry level phone Windows phone. However It doesn’t make much sense for people to upgrade from Lumia 520 to Lumia 525 considering the mere RAM update. Lumia 525 has retained the appealing ‘Eye Candy’ aesthetics of the Lumia brotherhood but it’s not worth shelling out 4 k more just for the RAM update instead people can go in for Lumia 520 which is priced at Rs 7,549 and buy themselves some nice set of accessories with the difference amount which will set them apart.