If you are looking for the next big phone of 2013 then the Nokia Lumia 525 would be the last phone to be released and without a doubt one of the better middle of the road phones in the Nokia Lumia range of mobile phones. Not a bad phone looking at the specs and one worthy of purchasing considering its selling price estimate from Nokia.
Like other mobile phones in the Lumia range it comes with the standard 2G network and 3G network connectivity. Also as standard in most mobile phones is the Micro-SIM facility and its small size and low weight. At 124 grams it is a far cry from the mobile phones released even 5 years ago considering its battery life. The screen is large and being a touchscreen IPS LCD with scratch resistant glass coming in at 119 X 64 mm which makes viewing your photos and video a pleasure.
The Lumia 525 comes with standard WAV ringtones, vibration ringing and also has the ability to play your MP3 as a ringtone. There is nothing high-end about that as it has become very common but is also comes with a loudspeaker and a Micro SDcard slot for a 64GB Micro SDcard.
The internal memory is 1GB and this comes with 8GB of internal storage. More memory does mean you can run more complicated apps however it also runs down the battery life much faster.
With GPRS Class B connectivity and EDGE for up to 236.8kbps added the HSDPA as 21.1 Mbps and HSUPA as 5.76Mbps the phone boasts what today is standard in most modern mobile phones. There is also WiFi, Bluetooth and microUSB connectivity. Nothing fancy about these but they are good to have if you are looking at a mid-range telephone as your next buy.
The Lumia 525 comes with a standard camera and not the usual Carl Zeiss one might expect from Nokia. Then again this is a mid-range mobile phone so it should not be a major issue as even the standard camera is rather good. This is a 5 MegaPixel camera coming in as 2592X1936 so in full player mode your video this will run on a standard computer monitor with good picture quality.
The camera is like most others and comes with the standard autofocus. The camera uses a standard 1/4″ sensor and also comes with geo-tagging if you are into Facebook. The recording ability of the Lumia 525 is a decent 30fps while recording at 720 pixels. There is no secondary camera on this mobile phone and considering the target price it will not have a forward facing camera. Note also this this camera does not come with a flash.
The is also software for the camera such as Cinemagraph which does animation, PhotoBeamer and Panorama. The Nokia Smart Camera software also allows you to take many pictures in sequence.
The Lumia 525 uses the Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset and this is powered by a very decent SnapDragon S4 Dual-core 1Ghz processor. The GPU is the Adreno 305 which is a basic GPU for this type of mobile phone. The phone is rounded off with an accelerometer and proximity sensors. The phone uses the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Black operating system.
The phone comes with a FM radio and the ability to send multimedia messages. These include MMS and email and also Internet Messengers. There is also support for GPS and GLONASS. Note that this phone has no Java and only comes in Black, Whites, Yellow and Red.
The microphone is a noise cancelling microphone. There is an MP3 and WMA multimedia player, 7GB of free Skydrive storage facility, document viewer, Video and photo editor if you like making short home movies. Voice memo and dialing and predictive text input to round off a well balanced mid-range mobile phone. The phone also comes with DRM support.
The power specs is not half bad either but consider it is only using a Dual-core 1Ghz processor it comes as no surprise that it has a long battery life.
The Lumia 252 has a Lithium Ion battery with 1430mAh storage and this allows the mobile phone when not being used to last at least 2 weeks without the need to charge. It can play MP3’s for about 48 hours and has 17 hours of talk time. What comes with this phone. Well the Nokia Lumia 525 with a high efficiency charger AC-20, Nokia Battery BL-5J, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-189CD, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108 and a Quick guide booklet.
If you are looking at buying a mobile phone that you can grow into then the Lumia 525 would be the mobile phone for you. Its specs are good with a long battery life and best of all it has a sleek modern high tech look.