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Nokia Lumia 525 vs Nokia XL

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Nokia Lumia 525 Remove phone

Posted: 05 Nov 2013
Market Status: Released
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Nokia XL Remove phone

Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSWindows Phone 8Android Nokia X 1.0 UI 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches (119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm)5.57 x 3.06 x 0.43 inches (141.4 x 77.7 x 10.9 mm) 
Weight4.37 oz (124 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
6.70 oz (190 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Side KeysRight: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock keyRight: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key 
ColorsBlack, Yellow, Red, WhiteBlack, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red, White 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches5.0 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

235 ppi187 ppi 
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.

IPS LCDIPS LCD 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.4F2.8 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28 mm32 mm 
Camera sensor size 1/4" 
FeaturesAutofocus, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, PanoramaAutofocus, Face detection, ISO control, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Panorama 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)Other, 864 x 480 pixels 30 fps 
Recording formatMPEG4, H.264H.263 
Features Video sharing 
Front-facing camera 2 megapixels 
Video capture 1280x720 (720p HD) 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8227Qualcomm Snpadragon S4 MSM8225 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1000 MHz, KraitDual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 
Graphics processorAdreno 305Adreno 203 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM768 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB4 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time16.90 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
 
Stand-by time14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
30.0 days (720 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Talk time (3G)10.60 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
13.00 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
 
Music playback48.00 hours37.00 hours 
Video playback5.90 hours4.80 hours 
Capacity1430 mAh2000 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, 3GPMP3, AAC, FLAC, MP4, AMR, MIDI 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GPP 
Radio FM, Stereo 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer 10  
supportsHTML, HTML5, XHTML, CSS 3, XMLHTML, HTML5, CSS 
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYesYes 
Multiple SIM cards 2 slots 
Global RoamingYesYes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationYes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingWindows Live / MSN, SkypeYahoo!, Skype, Hangouts / Google Talk 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.03.0 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN) 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/sfor Noise cancellation  
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced27 Nov 201324 Feb 2014 
Shopping information
Accessories High Efficiency Charger AC-20, Nokia Battery BN-02 2000 mAh, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Quick guide 

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