The Lumia 525 is the successor of the 520 model and comes with some minor improvements. The phones are some of the cheapest handsets, but they lack many important features, such as a secondary camera, but for those of you who are looking for an affordable device, you’ll make a great deal!
Displays, Designs and Sizes
Both of these Nokia models have a 4inches IPS LCD display with the resolution of 480x800pixels and 233ppi. Don’t have high expectations from these smartphones if you’re a pretentious user. On these phones, the images are displayed decently because their screens feature 16M colors. The sound quality isn’t excellent either, but here we’re talking about two cheap phones.
The Lumia 525 and 520 models look almost identical, having a rectangular design and colorful back shells. Also, they both measure 119.9x64x9.9mm and weight 124grams.
Hardware and OS
Both of the Nokia handsets are powered by the same 1GHz dual core processor, which is baked up by the Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset and Adreno 305 GPU and have an internal memory of 8GB – expandable up to 64GB. The difference is that the Lumia 525 hosts 1GB of RAM, whereas the Lumia 520 has only 512MB of RAM and it runs on the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 – upgradeable to WP8 Black OS, while the 525 model already comes loaded with WP Black OS.
Again, the phones have something else in common: a single 5MP camera (2592x1936pixels, autofocus and 720p@30fps video recording).
Both of the models have a 1430mAh Li-Ion BL-5J battery, but LUmia 525’s battery lasts longer because it doesn’t have the CMOS image sensor. So, on the 525 model you can talk over 10 hours and a half on 3G, and it lasts 336 hours in stand by mode. The 520’s battery allows you to talk 9hours and a half on 3G and it lasts 360hours in stand by mode.
The Lumia 525 model can be found on amazon.com at the price of 156 dollars. The 520 model is only 105 dollars.