Nokia's new entry level model, the Nokia Lumia 525, launches in Singapore

Nokia's new entry level model, the Nokia Lumia 525, launches in Singapore
Nokia has announced in Singapore that the OEM's new entry level model, the Nokia Lumia 525, has launched in the country. The device replaces the wildly successful Nokia Lumia 520 and is priced at $249 Singapore Dollars ($198 USD). The specs of the Nokia Lumia 525 match those of the Lumia 520 except for a doubling of the amount of RAM on the new model to 1GB from 512MB. The Nokia Lumia 520 is the top selling Windows Phone 8 handset in the world.

The Nokia Lumia 525 is being offered in glossy orange, yellow and white. A matte black is also being offered. The shells are exchangeable and add a level of customization not offered with the Nokia Lumia 520 and its twin, the T-Mobile branded Nokia Lumia 521.

After Singapore, the phone will continue its launch in Africa, the Middle East and in other Asia Pacific countries.


source: NokiaSingapore via NokiaPowerUser, WMPoweruser

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Lumia 525
  • Display 4.0 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 1430 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8

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34 Comments

34. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I agree with the above comment that this would be dynamite low end smart phone with a front facing camera. it also needs a rear camera Flash to go with these things might add 50 dollars to the cost of the 525 250$ American dollars is still a cheap affordable smartphone

33. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The Nokia Lumia 525 has the amount of Ram needed to run all of the Windows Phone store apps. The nokia Lumia 520 to 521 could not run all of the Windows phone 8 apps because it did not have enough ram to do so. If you own a Nokia Lumia nokia Lumia 520 to 521 and you can afford an upgrade do so as soon as you can for 2 reasons 1= you will finally be able to run ALL the windows phone 8 store Apps. 2=the nokia lumia 520 will be better able to be Upgraded to the coming Windows phone 8.1 OS which will have some nice new features.

12. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

If they only added front cam :( i would instantly buy it

10. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Same price as the Moto G but equipped with a smaller low resolution screen and with an OS that chokes when interacting with Google services? PASS! Moto G please.

11. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

i prefer android to wp. but since i hate motorola i would buy this over moto g if i wanted. which i dont!

15. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Moto G beats this in every level, but it's sold basicly in only in US and UK. Also, Nokia has better brand image than Motorola. And strangely, eventhough I hate WP on expensive devices, in my opinion it makes sense on lower end devices and I would take 525 over G, because it's more "nicer".

18. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Do you hate WP because you've used it, and it didn't work for you❔.. Because if you say that you hate WP just because you speculate that it's bad, which it is in no way, then that's pretty stupid.. I'm thinking your experience using it on a daily basis was horrible, and drove you crazy, but if it was then you're a rare case because WP has if not the highest user satisfaction rating amongst smartphone platforms... And, I'm not here to debate any of that with you, so don't waist my time, rather my point is to figure out what about your personal experience using WP daily made you hate it..

21. T.F.O.A

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Easy bro. All he was trying to say is, entry level WP Lumia is Nicer than Moto G.

22. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I know what he is saying, but he always makes comments about how WP is crap.. Just let him answer the questions.. He's a big boy. He can stand up for himself.

27. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I just think that WP is no good for higher end devices. But it's so light that even low end devices can run it smoothly, so that's why I would take it over Moto G or Galaxy Fame. Why I hate it? I just feel that I lose many features and functionality while using WP and styling of UI, I just think it looks bad on over 4.3 inch screen, it's too simple. Also iOS has higher satisfaction rates than any other platform.

28. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Why not Moto G? I don't like Motorola and also if I wanted one I had to get one from other country. Also I'm not sure how specs can handle HD screen

29. sgodsell

Posts: 7679; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You comment about the moto g without using it. When the moto g comes to Singapore in January. People will be buying the moto g instead of the 525. You claim the moto g beats the 52X in every level. Also the moto g offers things that are not on any Lumia. Like a water resistant coating, slow motion video capture, and USB otg. You state you would take the 525 because its nicer. So is the 800x480 with no gorilla glass on the 525 nicer then the 1280x720 with gorilla glass 3 on the moto g. Most people would say the moto g screen is nicer. So is the dual core 1ghz S4 CPU nicer then the quad core 1.2ghz Snapdragon 400 CPU. Nope. The GPU on the 52X is slower and older then the moto g's GPU. You can get way more apps and games on the moto g then you can on WP. Hands down the moto g will kill the WP sales when it arrives.

30. sgodsell

Posts: 7679; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Also you get no front facing camera or rear camera flash on the 52X. All of which you get on the moto g.

20. T.F.O.A

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Android again. No thanks. I'm just not interested yet. People needs something different.

26. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Agree❕❕❕❕❕❕

23. mikelemon

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

DUDE 525 isn't for the US. In the US Moto G is cheap. But outside US the moto G is higher price level. 525 is made for Asia and Europe!! People just don't think now.

31. sgodsell

Posts: 7679; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Bull. The US version currently is the world version (gsm only). In January the CDMA version of the moto g will be released.

32. mikelemon

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Just like the Nexus 4 and 5 huh?

8. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

So Nokia, can we take this as admission that your Lumia 520, 620, 720 and 625 devices are indeed COMPROMISED with the low memory? Thanks for marketing product that you have just acknowledged are not as good as they COULD BE - way to go NOKIA!

16. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

That's Microsoft evilness, bro. Damn Elop, you ruined one of the best phone companies in the world.

6. T.F.O.A

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

For entry level, yes it will mostly outsold. Missing my NL920 stolen by thief

4. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

they also launche 525 in Vietnam on 15.DEC with a surprisingly low price, 3,500,000VND ~ 170USD with many serviced included :D

2. mikelemon

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

This phone is not really made for USA. It is made for asia and Europe. Usa has nokia 520 and 521 already. Just a FYI before the haters come in an bash it

5. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

why not? since the 520 and 521 is strong, the 512mb ram has limited it. 525 has 1gb of ram and now 525 can be on par with 820, 920, and 925 in running all apps. Although it SOC is only a little bit slower

17. mikelemon

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

In the US the 520 and 521 sell at a very low price point. Not many would pay $100 to have 1GB instead of 512MB since that is really the only difference. But in other countries the 520 is still selling at a relatively high price $150-$250. The 525 is maybe slightly more expensive and is worth the extra money in other countries.

19. T.F.O.A

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

No way. 525 is entry level, and handset you mentioned above is High end Lumia with PureView tech. 525 won't get any of apps made exclusive for PureView powered Lumia.

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1777; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I don't see a reason for it to come to the US either. The 520 and 521 are getting so cheap at around $80. Having the 525 with double the ram and... more than double the price is not good.

1. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Doubt it will sell well. I barely see anyone with a Lumia 520 here in Singapore (although strangely I've seen a lot of Lumia 920's around)

3. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

are u from Singapore?

9. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Yes, and the problem is almost everyone has a 2-year contract that allows them to purchase (supposedly) better phones at $0, so this phone doesn't stand a chance

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