Full Nokia Lumia 525 specs leak out: 1GB of RAM and Guru Bluetooth headset in the box
0. phoneArena 05 Nov 2013, 02:56 posted on
The elusive Nokia Lumia 525 music-centric sibling of the most popular Lumia was expected to be announced at Nokia World, but it has apparently been left for a later date. Now the full specs list of the upcoming Lumia 525 has leaked from China (where else), and the handset seems to essentially be the 520, but with 1 GB of RAM upgrade, instead of the 512 MB stick in the predecessor...
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1. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 640; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
A brother for 520???? Here i come.....
2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 640; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Also i really hope it have a flash and a front facing camera.
3. sri_tech (Posts: 187; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Then it will cost much more.
You can buy Lumia 620 because its now cheap after price reductions.
14. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
There are android phones with flash and a front facing camera for half the price of the lumnia 520. Cost is no excuse, they're $0.50 parts.
18. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
But the performance of even Low end lumia easily trumps them for being smooth and nimble.
23. blattlaus (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Dec 2010)
Can you please link to an $50 android phone with a front facing camera and a flash? I'd love to buy one.
40. sgodsell (Posts: 904; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
May as well buy the Moto G that offers way more then this phone has to offer, plus you get 65gb of Google drive storage. Not to mention you get a front facing camera and a rear camera flash. Something that the lumia 52x never had.
4. Mittal (Posts: 427; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
i would actually forego the extra RAM to get a flash on this thing! that would make it COMPLETE!
5. ianbbaa (Posts: 196; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)
this is not android, WP8 runs fluid even with 1GB ram...yes, more will be better, but for that price - it is definitelly more worth than any other android in that price level.
39. Mittal (Posts: 427; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
mm yea.. but how is that a response to my comment ?
7. tadaa (Posts: 227; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
we need an led flash! and that snapdragon 400 looks reaaally sweet. gonna upgrade to this from my 520 when it goes official
6. muhsen (Posts: 241; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
1 gb ram with such an affordable device???!...since this is wp, this means this device will have access to every single app and game in windows phone store. this device is 10 more dangerous to the competition than the 520 was as this device will have literally the same accessibility to apps and games as highend flagship phones.
it seems that microsoft and Nokia r alot smarter and two steps ahead of google. while google is still in the process of optimizing android for 512 mb ram devices with kitkat (ironically old 1 gb ram phones won't get kitkat including google's own galaxy nexus), Microsoft and Nokia already done that a year ago with WP8 and devices like 620,520 and now Microsoft and Nokia is so near to make low end devices just as similarly good as flagships in terms of apps and games(and with games , i mean heavy graphic consuming games) with the only differentiation between devices in general is hardware and features like camera, screen size, screen resolution , material of built,glance screen, techs like pureview and clearblack...etc but not user interface or apps/games accessibility . Well Done Microsoft and Nokia!!!!
19. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
Exactly! To all those who complained about how Microsoft was ditching the WinPho 7.5 early adopters by making WinPho8, at least they adjusted and released WinPho7.8.
No word yet from the great 'Open to all' Android on doing the same to its own Google Devices from just a couple years ago.
24. tadaa (Posts: 227; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
phones that got 7.8 were less than a year old. gnex is more than 2 years old. i'm pissed at google for not updating it but no comparison can be made here. just saying.
27. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Think about what you said. If it has access to every app, then that mean that every app is at least sub par. You make it sound like 1gb is a lot. My $79 android tabled has 1gb of ram and runs jellybean. Android is not focusing on devices that are "too"old. With Kitkat, it really is going to push toward the new low end phones. Its looking forward. Not backwards.
30. muhsen (Posts: 241; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
apparently , u don't have much background about wp.
On android , apps , games and even user experience depend on lots of factors other than ram...for example a galaxy s3 with 1 gb ram is light years ahead of galaxy core with also 1 gb ram , the difference is because android devices needs better hardware overall(screen resolution as some games r HD-and-above exclusive, processor, GPU and ofc RAM) to run better overall (expnyos 4 on the s3 vs the very weak snapdragon 200) . now imagine a heavy graphics consuming game running on both devices, the galaxy core won't be able to run the game while the galaxy s3 will be on full throttle.
On WP, things r different ....everything software wise is kinda identical on all device from low to high (apps , games and user experience...that's why 520 is currently the best low end smartphone) regardless of hardware with some exceptions of heavy apps and games that r left to 1 gb ram and above devices (regardless of other factors ). now with low end phones like 525 having a 1 gb ram, every single app will on WP store will run on device ranging from the super lumia 1520 and 929 to the end of spectrum ; lumia 525.... this makes Microsoft and Nokia the first to bridge and unify software user experience across all smartphones from high to low. Impressive
34. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Well yeah. 1gb of ram on that crappy little 4" low resolution screen. Although, the reason why windows could run every app is because all of the apps focusing on the low end stuff instead of any their high end stuff. That's good for the people that have their low end phones, but people that are going to buy the 929 are going to be left with games that are made to run on the 520.
28. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Oh, and it seems the only thing they updated from the 520, is the processor itself and maybe the form. Threw in a free bluetooth because of it. It's still sporting the same screen... and if its like the 520, it will be $150-$180 at launch.
Idk. To me, it seems like they are going to be making more profit on this one.
8. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 881; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
wouldn't the bluetooth guru increase the price for no reason ?
22. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1301; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
im guessing $40 -$50 for the Guru , (or ipod shuffle prices)
29. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
It will probaby be the same price as the previous 520. The only thing they updated was the processor and threw in the bluetooth.
It only costs a couple dollars or maybe less to make the thing.
It doesnt have any memory or anything in it. Bluetooth accesories are cheap now.
You can find the 520 on sale for $80 now. They are going to be making good profits off of these, but I think theyre interested in the users.
33. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
The lumia 520/521 is $80 at Radioshack.com and free shipping.
9. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
they release goood looking phones but there is no different between them when it comes to software. I think they should add new software features like android phones. and ofcourse microsoft have to be quick bcuz wp is way behind from android and ios.Most of the customers and me doesnt buy lumia bcuz of software.hope 2014 brings more success to nokia
16. lalalaman (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
U r right....I saw some leaks of wp 8.1 and it looked promising...lets just hope...fingers crossed
10. Gemmol (Posts: 491; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
I bought the 520 for my mom and good lord, I love the device, and how it felt, I have not tried it out but it seem smooth, the navigation features top of the line....only thing that was missing on this phone was flash other then that, I would not mind buying a 520 for a back up for when I get a 1520, I usually like to have a back up phone just in case something happen to my phone, I understand unexpected things can happen...
13. shadez10 (Posts: 395; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
nokia just add a LED flash and that small champ will be perfect :)
15. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
Hahahah I like the fact that for the most part the Android & Apple trolls are mostly tight lipped on this one. Microsoft & Nokia are slowly bring the heat. They are making steady gains.
Also is it me or did anyone miss the fact that Microsoft mobile office app is now the most downloaded app for both Android & Apple.
Makes you wonder if they hate so much why use any of Microsofts products or services. Trolls are such hypocrites. HAHAhahahahaha
35. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Aren't you trolling right now? Anyhow, let's see how Microsoft handles kitkat after Google releases some new low end phones with it.
25. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
You should try that 1430mAh before getting sad. It's a "low-end" WP8 - C'mon.
38. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 106; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)
It is WP8 not Android so it will not be a power hungry phone.
20. jameshoe (unregistered)
I just need a front-facing camera and a LED flash
26. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Instead of adding a bluetooth, they should have at least put in a front facing camera. Its not that expensive.
36. taikucing (unregistered)
Meh, the battery is still 1430 mAh. It would not be enough for a heavy use. At least make it 2000 mAh and I don't mind to pay $30 more. And I don't care if it's bulkier
37. Landmarkcm (Posts: 413; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
Nokia's prob imho is that they dont seem to get a good hardware design OVERALL right. One of the few exceptions to me was the 720. All these other ones coming out they give you a giant screen and still keep the camera specs low 5mp is fine for me but I don't like how still the nokia devices most are to bulky or to wide etc. then They come out with the 520 good design and now the 525 but it's still lacking a camera flash!! It's just always something off with them it seems. Meanwhile ill stick with my android that I have made it look like a wp . That's the beauty of Android so customizeable.