Review,Windows Phone

Lumia 525 Review – Best seller 520 has been future proofed

30 Mar , 2014  

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Nokia announced the Lumia 520 at MWC 2013. This entry level budget smartphone, with an attractively  affordable price tag , broke all the previous records of Lumia with record sales numbers in popular markets. Lumia 520 was a great value for money product, but a small thing that was highly criticized, which applies to all the X20 series phones below 820, the 512MB RAM it ships with. Some apps/games  in Windows Phone store require 1GB of minimum RAM. So despite of having a capable GPU, Lumia 520 cannot run those games.  To overcome this problem, Nokia released a small revision and hence the name Lumia 525.  And in the process it has just future proofed the best selling Windows Phone ever.

Nokia launched Lumia 525 in India in second week of January , 2014 with great price tag of Rs. 10,399.  The main improvement was 1 GB RAM so that it can support all the games and app available in Store. Lumia 525 was targeted to be a budget smartphone for gaming, and for the users moving from a feature phone to a smartphone for the first time. It was launched with free Gameloft games worth Rs. 2025/- .

Summary

Pro

  • Good build quality and Design
  • Pretty Decent Camera
  • Offline HERE maps & navigation
  • Super-sensitive touch
  • Good performance for the price ratio

Cons

  • No front camera
  • No camera flash
  • Outdoor display visibility
  • 8GB inbuilt memory

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