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NEC 525

Jul 30, 2003
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T Wireless


No pros


  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (1.10 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




NEC 525 is quad-band global roaming GSM phone, featuring color camera, JAVA, web capability, MMS and EMS messaging.

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  • Dimensions:
    • 4.10 x 1.90 x 1.10 inches (104 x 48 x 28 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.03 oz (114 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)


  • Resolution:
    • 162 x 216 pixels
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • Yes
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

      • 108 x 80 pixels
    • Colors:

      Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

      • 4096


  • Camera:
      • 0.1 megapixels CIF (288x352)
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Self-timer


  • Talk time:
    • 5.40 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 6.2 days (150 hours)
      the average is 17 days (412 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
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  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording

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