The history of the Nokia platform phones from WP and before the release of the review smartphone was quite monotonous. Quality, but expensive devices were not affordable to a wide audience. A controversial reputation of the Windows-phones also made its contribution. The entry of the 525 models marked a new milestone in the development of the Lumia budget line. The public has finally had the opportunity to try out the phone, which can then push a large number of people to buy the more expensive versions. Nokia Lumia 525 was designed based on the image of its predecessor – the 520-th model. Let’s learn about all the pros and cons from the below review.
Design and Ergonomics
Appearance was completely borrowed from its older brother. All the same colored polycarbonate. All couched in Lumia inherent minimalism, with some hint of boldness and freshness (evidenced by a palette). Changes were in the back part of the body: it transformed from matte to glossy. On sale will not find the black version of the body due to one simple reason: it’s a part of the standard option of each smartphone. By the way, it is created from soft-plastic that is pleasant and soft to the touch, unlike the rest of the color body.
On the front part we see the display and 3 standard touch keys (their lightings is missing). In addition, there are several proximity and lighting sensors, speaker for talks and the microphone hole.
On the back side there is the camera lens and reproducing speaker. On the bottom edge there is a micro-USB-port, on the top – a standard (3.5 mm) the mini-jack connector. The left side is completely empty, but on the right there are located the volume rocker, power button and 2-position button of the camera. Memory card slots (microSD) and SIM cards are covered by the back panel. A removable battery is available.
Given the dimensions and weight characteristics of the phone (12×6.4×1 cm, weight – 134 g), it is convenient using it even with fingers of a holding hand.
Smartphone is equipped with IPS-matrix with a 4 inches diagonal with the resolution of 800×480 pix. The image density is 233 ppi. All this is covered with a protective glass. The display is similar to that used in the previous model. Low grain is almost negligible. Images are bright, contrast and saturated; viewing angles are wide, and the dark colors (typical for Lumia menu) look deeper through the use of Lumia Black brand technology. Like most members of the Lumia family, this gadget is equipped with a capacitive hypersensitive sensor that is able to respond even to touch of extraneous subjects and gloved fingers. The simplest needs will be met.
The Nokia Lumia 525 runs on 2-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (MSM8227) processor; each core clock speed is 1.7 GHz. As the video card, there is uses Adreno 305. 2 GB RAM is used for operation. The internal “storage” of 8 GB can be expanded thanks to the memory card. The performance pleases: the smartphone is fast and transitions between applications are not visible.
The model is equipped with a 5 megapixel matrix camera, which gives good performance even in average lighting conditions. A flash and a front camera are missing.
The “brain” of the smartphone, as it has been often noted in the review, is the Window Phone 8 OS (update of the Lumia Black). All favorite navigation applications have not disappeared (Transit, Maps, Drive). Microsoft provided the gadget with free MS Office service.
Battery has a capacity of 1430 mAh. The battery is able to work in active use mode for about a day. If we limit the use of the apparatus to only calls, then you can charge the battery only once in 3-4 days
The Nokia Lumia 525 is a kind of the Windows Phone “tester”. Inexpensive, but showing all the strengths of WP8, this gadget changes the audience conception about the aforementioned “OS”