Hardware and Specifications
Nokia Lumia 525 is an upgraded version of the existing Lumia 520 Windows Phone OS based smartphone. The device will be the successor to the bestselling Lumia 520. The device is powered with a 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset and Adreno 305 GPU. The device also has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage which could be further expanded up to 64 GB using microSD card.
Screen and Design
The device sports a 4" IPS LCD with capacitive touch screen with qHD (480x800 pixels) resolutions that gives an effective pixel density of about 233 PPI. In terms of design, it has the same uni-body & polycarbonate build as seen on its predecessor - The Nokia Lumia 520.
Camera and Multimedia
The smartphone features a 5 MP primary camera on the rear of the device. The camera on the device has the basic snapping capabilities and doesn't includes the common camera features like panorama, HDR, etc though it has Geo-tagging feature. Being an entry level smartphone, the device doesn't even has a secondary front facing camera that's generally found in entry-level and high-end smartphones.
In terms of multimedia capabilities of the device, it has FM radio and supports playback of common multimedia formats including MP3, WAV, WMA, MP4, WMV, etc.
Software and Features
The Lumia 525 will come with the latest version of Microsoft Windows Phone 8 operating system, which has lots of feature additions compared to earlier versions, including driving mode and screen rotation lock.
Connectivity and Battery
The Lumia 525 has a 1,430 mAh battery on board and will be good enough to keep the device powered for about a day and a half with moderate usage.
The device also comes with connectivity options including GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA-21.1 Mbps, HSUPA - 5.76 Mbps; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, USB v2.0.