Nokia Lumia 525
SpecificationsNotebook: Nokia Lumia 525 (Lumia Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.0 inch, 4:3, 800x480 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 200 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Nokia Lumia 525
Source: NDTV Gadgets
The Lumia 525 is a small, affordable phone with a surprisingly decent camera and plenty of attitude, but not much else going for it. When held up to similarly priced Android phones, it's hard to make a case in favour of Windows Phone, which is why Nokia has capitalised on looks and ease of use. If you're looking for the most powerful phone available for around Rs. 10,000, this is not it. You'd be better off with Lenovo's A706, for example. However there is one very clear market for the Lumia 525: first-time smartphone users. If you're graduating from feature phone (Nokia or otherwise) and are looking for a phone that will let you browse the Web, take good photos and use Facebook or WhatsApp easily and in style, this phone is a pretty decent option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 50% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
At these price points the Lumia 525 simply isn’t worth it. The entry-level smartphone has a decent design that has aged well, but nevertheless packs year-old hardware that’s starting to compare unfavorably againt other budget minded competitors. The Snapdragon S4 MSM8227 SoC isn’t cut out for web browsing, and it was superseded by the Snapdragon 400 six months ago. The camera is mediocre at best, while battery life and display quality are just passable. If you’re thinking about buying the Lumia 525, there are two much better options to take than forking out $160 for this entry-level handset. The Motorola Moto G will set you back $179, just $20 more, and packs a much more impressive set of hardware; or you can pick up the Lumia 520 for as low as $69, which is essentially the same as the Lumia 525 and still a fantastic buy at that price point.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Lumia 525 is available for Rs 10,200. If you’re not bothered about a front-facing camera and LED flash, the 525 is the best sub-10k phone in the market. There’s no Android phone in this price segment that can offer such fluid user-experience, camera interface, maps and navigation. The phone costs Rs 1700 more than the 520. This obviously leads to a question as to which phone is a better buy? The answer is that if you enjoy gaming, you should go ahead with the 525 as it not only comes with upgraded RAM, but also Rs 2000 worth free games. Otherwise, it makes sense to get the Lumia 520 and save a few hundred rupees.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
S4 Plus MSM8227: Mid-range, 28nm Dual Core SoC clocked at 1.0 Ghz for Smartphones.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is one of the smallest diagonal for smartphones.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
Nokia: The Finnish enterprise is one of the most important telecommunication companies and well-known for mobile technologies. The company started with netbooks in 2009.
67.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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