Nokia Lumia 525

Announced:
Nov 27, 2013
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

7.8
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Nokia Lumia 525

Announced: Nov 27, 2013
Market status: Released

PhoneArena Rating:

7.8
Read Full Review
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1430 mAh(10.6h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

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Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

235 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

58.46 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 28 mm

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches (119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm)

Weight:

4.37 oz (124 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Colors:

Black, Yellow, Red, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 305

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

8 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 64 GB

OS:

Windows Phone, 8

Battery

Capacity:

1430 mAh

Talk time:

16.90 hours
the average is 22 h (1297 min)

Stand-by time:

14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)

Talk time (3G):

10.60 hours
the average is 23 h (1389 min)

Music playback:

48.00 hours

Video playback:

5.90 hours

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

Data:

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

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Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (235 ppi)

Description

Nokia 525 is an affordable music-centric Windows Phone 8 smartphone with 4" IPS WVGA display, 5MP camera and powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor.

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