Nokia Lumia 525 vs Lumia 520: Which One Should You Buy

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The Nokia Lumia 520 has long remained as a budget Windows Phone, but then Nokia announced Lumia 525 at the end of November last year, which is aimed to be the successor of the much popular Lumia 520. Now there’s one question that pops up to buyers – Should you buy Lumia 520 or spend more and get the newly launched Lumia 525? In this post, we’re going to answer exactly this question.

The Nokia Lumia 525 being newly launched, it is still not available in many parts of the world. For example, Lumia 525 is launched just today (Jan 7th) in India carrying a price tag of Rs. 10,399, while Lumia 520 is available at Rs. 7,900. So is the price difference justified? Well, let’s take a look at the comparison table first.

Nokia Lumia 525 vs Lumia 520

[table] Specs, Nokia Lumia 525, Nokia Lumia 520
OS, Windows Phone 8 Black, Windows Phone 8
Dimensions, 4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches, 4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches
Display, 4-inch IPS LCD, 4-inch IPS LCD
Resolution, 480 x 800 pixels, 480 x 800 pixels
PPI, 235 PPI, 235 PPI
Camera, 5 megapixels with autofocus, 5 megapixels with autofocus
Flash, No, No
Front facing camera, No, No
Video recording, 1280×720 (30 fps), 1280×720 (30 fps)
CPU, 1 GHz Dual Core, 1 GHz Dual Core
GPU, Adreno 305, Adreno 305
RAM, 1GB, 512MB
Storage, 8GB built-in, 8GB built-in
Expandable memory, Up to 64GB, Up to 64GB
Battery, 1430mAh, 1430mAh
WiFi, Yes, Yes
NFC, No, No
4G LTE, Yes, Yes
Bluetooth, v4.0, v4.0
Weight, 124gm, 124gm
Colors, “Black, White, Yellow, Red”, “Black, White, Yellow, Cyan, Red”

As you can see from this comparison table, both the devices share the same specs, except that the Lumia 525 comes with double RAM, i.e. 1GB of RAM compared to 512MB RAM of Lumia 520. Apart from that, you won’t find anything enticing in the newly announced Lumia 525. So if Lumia 525 is not available in your country, or priced higher than the Lumia 520 (like in India), then simply grab a Lumia 520, as you won’t be missing much.

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