Nokia Lumia 525 – A Budget Lumia Smartphone With 1GB RAM

After staying in the rumour zone with many leaked images proving Nokia Lumia 525 existence, Nokia finally went official. Lumia 525 is intended to be budget smartphone, though no words on the pricing have been made so far.

As of now, Nokia Lumia 525 would be hitting the shelves of Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle east as well.

Nokia Lumia 525 price specs and features

The KSP of Nokia Lumia 525 is its 1GB of RAM which is just double the one used earlier in Nokia’s budget Lumia smartphone like Lumia 620, Lumia 625 and Lumia 520. Saying this, Lumia 525 does not have anything extra to make a note of or brag about. With other specification of Lumia 525 being identical to Lumia 520, this phone would be providing you a better Lumia 520 experience but does not bring any additional function or hardware upgrade over its predecessor..

Nokia Lumia 525 Specifications

Nokia LUmia 525 launch

Nokia Lumia 525 is running on Windows Phone 8 OS along with Lumia Back Update. Featuing WVGA IPS LCD display of 4inch, it supports a resolution of 480x800pixels. The screen comes with a pixel density of 235ppi.

Lumia 525′s processing power comes from the dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with a clock speed of 1GHz. The new thing as already mentioned is the 1GB of RAM which makes the processing and apps functioning smooth with very minimal to no lagging. It comes with an 8GB of internal memory and can be further expanded upto 64GB via microSD card.

The bonus offer from Microsoft, just like the other Lumia, also comes with this, that is 7GB of free storage in SkyDrive.

Nokia Lumia 525 camera is a 5MP shooter with no flash. We didn’t notice any front camera as well. However, Lumia 525 does portray the other camera Apps like Nokia Smart Camera, Cinemagraph lens and other features which makes this camera out of the crowd. However the picture Quality may not be good in low lighting conditions but you always have these inbuilt apps and features to make the picture better.

With a 1,430mAh battery, Nokia claims a battery backup of up to 17 hours (talktime) & up to 336 hours (standby time) for Nokia Lumia.

Nokia Lumia 525 comes with all basic connectivity options as seen in other budget smartphones like

  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • A-GPS
  • A-GLONASS
  • 3G

It also features Nokia’s famous Maps and Navigation application like HERE Drive, HERE Transit, and HERE Maps.

Nokia Lumia 525 key specifications

  • 4-inch WVGA IPS LCD display
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • expandable up to 64GB
  • 5MP rear camera
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Windows Phone 8 along with Lumia Black Update
  • 1430mAh Battery

Our Take on Lumia 525

Lumia 525 is not a complete new smartphone in terms of what it has to offer but still it would be worth considering over other budget Lumia Smartphones due to the upgraded RAM for a better smartphone experience.

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