Lumia 525
Nokia Lumia 525 smartphone was launched in November 2013. The phone comes with a 4.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 pixels by 800 pixels at a PPI of 235 pixels per inch.

The Nokia Lumia 525 is powered by 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor and it comes with 1GB of RAM. The phone packs 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia Lumia 525 packs a 5-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 0-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Nokia Lumia 525 runs Windows Phone 8 and is powered by a 1430mAh removable battery. It measures 119.90 x 64.00 x 9.90 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 124.00 grams.

The Nokia Lumia 525 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM and 3G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor and Accelerometer.
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Comfortable to hold and use
  • Takes good photos in daylight
  • Decent battery life
  • Distinctive style
  • Bad
  • Performance is lacking
  • Screen isn't all that good




1 GHz dual-core

Front Camera



480x800 pixels




Windows Phone 8



Rear Camera


Battery Capacity

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Nokia Lumia 525 detailed specifications
Release dateNovember 2013
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)119.90 x 64.00 x 9.90
Weight (g)124.00
Battery capacity (mAh)1430
Removable batteryYes
ColoursBlack, Red, White, Yellow
SAR valueNA
Screen size (inches)4.00
Resolution480x800 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)235
Processor1 GHz dual-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
Internal storage8GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)64
Rear camera5-megapixel
Front cameraNo
Operating SystemWindows Phone 8
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 b/g/n
Number of SIMs1
SIM TypeMicro-SIM
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No
Compass/ MagnetometerNo
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorNo
Temperature sensorNo
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User ratings and reviews for Nokia Lumia 525

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By Praful Yadav | 5 May 2014
Hello Friends, After a lot of research i finalized this device as my choice .I have been using the device from past 20 days.And my opinion is : The device performance is Buttery Smooth,Windows UI is Awesome.I suggest this phone for those who are bored with laggy android,those who cannot afford a high end android. Almost all important apps are now available on WP store except very few which we use hardly. Never think that WP store does'nt have apps or so ! Performance : yes performance is superb in this price range, I bet you,show me a single smartphone other than windows,in this price range that performs really good ! We cant find any ! Microsoft has given high priority for the Privacy of customers and this is the reason there are many limitations in the OS.Hopefully at least few will be addressed in next update. Camera is excellent during daytime but Nights its not ! Though there are no customizations as of now,Microsoft is working on WP 8.1 which adds many customizations. And never ever compare WP and Android ! Android took nearly 7 years to reach the position which it is enjoying now,but WP is just two years old.It takes time. Most Of the people have complaint regarding the Battery Life. --> This is because most of them put over charge before the first usage(6 hrs ++).Those days were gone. --> If you are getting a new phone,then just charge it to 100% and use the phone normally for a couple of days(lets say 4 to 6 days or a week).And never operate your phone when its charging(Only during these days),mainly do not play games. -->after a week or so play with your phone as you want, No restrictions. Note : This is not from any source or article, This is from my personal experience. -->My phone gives a back up of 1 day + 5 hours On "moderate--heavy" usage. And on light usage i get 2+ days back up. Moderate--heavy Usage : Wifi Always on,Whatsapp,hike,Browsing Via Internet Explorer,Subway surfers + 2 or 3 games,calls.Streaming(at times only). Light usage : Calls,messages,Few normal games.No wifi or data. ** Hope this review helps for those who decide to buy this phone**
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best phone under 10k
By Vivek Bharadwaj | 20 May 2014
i don't know why people are going crazy about android phone,this is the best phone i have seen in this sister have bought this phone in February from the local store. pros:- design and looks. 2.1gb ram = high performance(no lag). 3.can play all the high-end games like asphalt 8 airborne,temple run 2,subway surfer etc. 4.great camera with auto-focus and good for video. 5.have better interface than android phones(you will love it,if u will use it) 6.nice ips display and very smooth touch. cons:- 1.does not have camera flashlight so in night camera performance decreases but still gives nice photos. 2.because of windows OS some apps are available at nokia store after a week or a month as comparison to android store.
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Detail and true review of Lumia 525
By sudip patil | 14 May 2014
I am using this phone since 2 months. It has been great experience for me. I gave it 4 star rating out of 5 because of its seamless performance, good battery life, good experience of Microsoft apps like OFFICE and XBOX, good camera apps and Here Drive navigation. The things I liked in this phone are 1) It's design :- Its a 4" device which fits perfectly in hand. You can use this device by one hand without any troubles. The rubberized mat finish on the back gives a smooth and strong hold on the phone. The back panel doesn't attract fingerprints ans scratches easily. 2) Its Screen :- Though its not a HD screen but it gives a good performance. Lumia Touchscreen is always good. Its Super sensitive touch screen. You can use it with gloves also. 3)Software :- I am using WP 8.1 (Developers Preview) on my lumia. There are lot of new features added by Microsoft to this update like Transparent Tiles, VPN, Notification Center and Best feature is CORTANA (Digital Voice Assistance). This Os is truly developing day by day. There are very less bugs in this developers preview. 4)Gaming and Software performance:- I played lot of games on this device, Never found any kind of lag while playing games (Except Temple Run 2) because of 1 Ghz Dual core processor and 1GB RAM. I never found any kind of lag while multitasking. It gives a good performance The things I disliked are 1)Camera:- Its 5MP autofocus shooter. It captures decent photos in daylight but as there is no flash provided,its not useful in low light. 2)Overheating:- Some times it gets heated near the camera while using 3G or playing High graphics games. 3) App ecosystem :- As WP OS is a developing OS, we should give it some time to compare with Android App ecosystem. Lot of famous apps are already there and many more are coming on this platform. I will recommend this phone for the person who loves to play high graphic games, who is happy with decent camera performance, who is bored of Android, who wants good battery life ,user friendly OS and whose budget is around 10000 Rs. Its a good phone in this price segment.
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best gaming phone
By Midhun Kumar | 8 May 2014
nokia lumia 525 is great phone for under 10k .....gaming is smooth .but proccer is bit slow no front facing camera and no flash
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it's quite good!
By raaghav sai teja | 1 Sep 2014
those who are up with the samsung & interested in windows at low price it is best. it is best as it has the very good camera & good gaming compared to the samsung. it too has some backdrops though the user won't face much problem as mainly the phone doesn't struck or hang. we all know the hardware of nokia. of course strong body & good design.
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