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Nokia Lumia 525 already priced near $100 in China, cheaper than the Nokia Lumia 520

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Nokia Lumia 525 already priced near $100 in China, cheaper than the Nokia Lumia 520
The entry-level Nokia Lumia 520 has been replaced in certain markets by the new Nokia Lumia 525. The difference? The latter model has 1GB of RAM, twice the 512MB of RAM inside the Lumia 520. With over 30% of the Windows Phone models in use globally either a Nokia Lumia 520 or the T-Mobile branded Nokia Lumia 521, it is expected that the Lumia 525 will also start picking up market share. After all, with 1GB of RAM, the phone can handle the latest apps available in the Windows Phone Store.

In China, the price of the Nokia Lumia 525 has been dropping precipitously. From a launch price of ¥ 999 ($165 USD), which was ¥ 300 lower than the ¥ 1299 ($214 USD) launch price for the Nokia Lumia 520, the new Nokia Lumia 525 is now only ¥ 629 ($103 USD) from TMall. At Amazon, the price has declined to ¥ 688 ($113 USD).

So already, the Nokia Lumia 525 has become, at least in China, an amazing value. It is this perceived value, with all of the pre-loaded apps that buyers of the entry-level Lumia models receive, that make these phones as popular as they are. While the Lumia 525 has yet to be announced for the U.S., a low price in the $100 area would surely make a device a hot ticket in the states.

Meanwhile, the 6 inch Nokia Lumia 1320 is now available from TMall for ¥ 2199 ($362 USD) after being officially priced at ¥ 2499 ($412 USD). For those interested in the phablet, keep in mind that it is far from offering the high-end specs seen with the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet.


source: TMall (1), (2), Amazon via NokiaPowerUser, WMPoweruser

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posted on 29 Dec 2013, 21:38 10

1. Gaurav008 (Posts: 280; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


That right there is awesome value for money. Sweet!

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 01:04 1

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2814; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


WTH! That price is amazing. Bring same price to India and other countries.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 02:32 1

9. aditya.k (Posts: 474; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


In India? I guess we'll see a $50 higher price! :D

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 07:38

11. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


WP rocks even with low end hardware. No wonder cheap Lumias sell so well.

"I guess nobody learns from AMD. You can't beat Intel at it's own game. You have to concentrate on your competitor's weaknesses.

When WP launched in 2010, dual core Android phones were just around the corner and were creating lots of hype. Android and iOS had the lion share of the high end market. But they absolutely sucked at low and mid range devices. At the high end, people want the best hardware and lot of apps. At the low and mid end, reasonable compromises are easily accepted. But iOS didn't have a mid end device while Android phones made too much compromises in this range. Microsoft could have grown at an extremely fast pace, had it concentrated on these markets since it's easier to win people over. By 2013, their market share would have grown considerably and it would have given them a solid foundation to target the high end and have an easier time at succeeding.

But they choose otherwise. And they are still far behind Android and iOS."

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 21:42 5

2. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I knew this would happen.. Best smartphone for the money❕

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 22:14 4

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


That little champ right there is the bang for the buck. Awesome!

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 00:31 1

7. ihavenoname (Posts: 1506; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


And best thing is that it's not that much worse than other Lumias. I've tried Galaxy Fame , Trend or something like that. It's not good even compared to S3 Mini. I've tried both 1020 and 520, and 520 is worse (of course), but it's still good phone and enjoyable to use. Great job Nokia.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 22:12

13. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Smoked crack❔

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 22:18 3

4. hafini_27 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Definitely worth it

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 22:51 2

5. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)


"For those interested in the 1320 phablet, keep in mind that it is far from offering the high-end specs seen with the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet."

Lumia 1320 costs less than half of Lumia 1520. It may not have the cutting edge specs but its still a great phablet.

Display is fantastic and has SD 400 processor with Adreno 305, 1GB RAM which is plenty for WP to run smooth and run all apps/games.

Some bloggers who had hands on with 1320 said who need 1080p display when you have gorgeous display like this?

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 23:29 1

6. quyenqchau0813 (Posts: 85; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)


The only reason why I bought Nexus 5 is because I couldn't wait any longer for Lumia 1320. Beside, it'll never be officially provided in the states
It's too late :'(.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:03

10. mikelemon (Posts: 93; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


No American 3G bands :(

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 07:57

12. sudhiir.reddy (Posts: 30; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


moto g vs nokia 525??????

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 22:13

14. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


525,, of course.. No-brainer.

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