Nokia Lumia 525

Nokia 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 1GHz 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.

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. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, 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





Front Camera



 480x800 pixels




 Windows Phone 8



Rear Camera


Battery capacity

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Nokia Lumia 525 detailed specifications
Release date November 2013
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 119.90 x 64.00 x 9.90
Weight (g) 124.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 1430
Removable battery Yes
Colours Black, Red, White, Yellow
SAR value NA
Screen size (inches) 4.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 480x800 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 235
Processor 1GHz  dual-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
Rear camera 5-megapixel
Flash No
Front camera No
Operating System Windows Phone 8
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/ g/ n
Bluetooth Yes
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

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    5/5 stars

    By Praful Yadav

    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 20 May 2014

    5/5 stars

    By Vivek Bharadwaj

    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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    2 out of 2 user(s) found this review helpful

  •  Detail and true review of Lumia 525 14 May 2014

    4/5 stars

    By sudip patil

    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 08 May 2014

    5/5 stars

    By Midhun Kumar

    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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  •  Nokia Lumia 525 08 May 2014

    4/5 stars

    By Abdul Moiz

    If you were to put all of Nokia’s smartphones in a line-up, it’d be very difficult to pick apart the Lumia 520 and Lumia 525. In fact, it would be impossible, because the design of both phones is identical right down to the size and weight. The front of the 525 is very rectangular, which suits the design language of Windows Phone 8 well. Display coverage of roughly 59% is mediocre, as can be appreciated by the large bezels around the four inch panel, but the display is positioned in the perfect position to make the phone easy to use. Below the display you’ll find the standard Windows Phone capacitive hardware buttons, and above is the in-call speaker and a few cleverly hidden sensors. You’ll note here there’s no front-facing camera. The Nokia Lumia 525 packs the exact same display as the Lumia 520, meaning that we’re getting year-old budget-centric technology in what’s being marketed as a new device: a 4.0-inch IPS TFT LCD panel with a resolution of 800 x 480. Other affordable devices are now packing 720p displays, which makes the 525 seem a little substandard. The display’s low resolution (233 pixels per inch) is noticeable from the moment you turn the device on. That’s not to say the panel itself is bad – text is more than readable – but it’s no challenge to spot individual pixels. The edges of text and graphics are noticeably jagged, and it lacks the clarity you’d get from a higher resolution. Inside the Nokia Lumia 525 we’re getting the exact same SoC Nokia used for the Lumia 520, which isn’t an ideal situation. The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8227 was first seen in devices at the end of 2012, and has already been superseded twice, first by the Snapdragon 400 used throughout 2013’s mid-to-low-range handsets, and then again by the recently-announced Snapdragon 410. While the Snapdragon 410 is still in the sampling stage, it seems odd that Nokia would continue to use the year-old MSM8227 over a Snapdragon 400. The choice makes the Lumia 525’s hardware immediately outdated at launch, and comparatively weak up against competitors’ offerings. The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8227 SoC is built on a 28nm LP process and features a 1.0 GHz dual-core Krait CPU, 1 MB of L2 cache, an Adreno 305 GPU, a Hexagon QDSP6 DSP at 500 MHz, a single-channel LPDDR2 memory controller, plus Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS and HSPA+ radios. The MSM8227 is paired with 1 GB of RAM in the Lumia 525, which is one of the only upgrades that has been made over the Lumia 520, which included just 512 MB.

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