I bought this phone 2 weeks back.I choosed this phone after doing months of researches, listening to opinions etc. I used to use a phone for a long time about 2 to 3 years.So, i need a phone which is reliable,having good performance and value for money. During my study i found that ,obviously android is far better than windows phone 8. But there is a fact that you cannot find a good android phone under a price tag of Rs.15K (I'm not including micromax,karbon,xolo ,lenevo etc. Since I don't have any trust in these manufactures)and that is true. U can take any OEMs starting from Samsung to HTC you will find many android phones but none is having good performance( phone gets hang or we will feel to throw the phone on the floor). This is because low end phones have low configs like 512mb ram or out dated Cpu,gpu etc to reduce the production cost. Android needs at least 1gb of ram and a decent processor,gpu etc to run almost lagless. But surprisingly windows phone is here for the rescue. You will get surprised how a a phone at Rs8K having just 512mb ram just runs like fluid (Lumia 520). So, you can just imagine how Lumia 525 and its elder brothers will do.
Lets come to see what I found good and bad with this phone. This phone has no lagging issue at all. I simultaneously run more than 5 apps and games and runs very smooth. Camera is perfect at day (since there is no flash we don't want to talk about night capture).Many Nokia apps are there to convert your phone to a photo studio. I can install almost 90% of games and apps in WP store. The bitter thing I felt is to manage my files on SD card. Since,there is no in built file manager nor good file manager in WP store for free ,it would be a tough job to manage files. I also feels very restricted in managing my files in SD card in WP8. (but there are talks that these issues are fixed in WP8.1 update). Another thing I felt bad is missing of audio equalizer but the audio playback quality is acceptable. One thing that I also found is lack of good free apps (anroid has plenty of free apps but I will not say that all are good) but you can find a handful of good apps in WP store. Next issue is battery backup(this is an issue common in any smart phones of any company and this entirely depends on phone usage). Rest are all good and acceptable. So, I give this phone a 4/5 for the performance at this price range. Nokia just concentrated on the phone's performance rather than facilities(flash,front camera etc) by skipping those. I am satisfied with this phone and I also recommend this phone to others. For those who are in search of a budget phone with unmatched performance don't think any more your's is here.
HI i buy lumia 525 last week this moblie was awsme . camera is very good and smooth touch screen . And games are very super
ANJANEYULU, 25 Apr 2014Why Should i am not getting the opera mini for lumia 525 anybody can u help me on this .I could be wrong here, but from what I heard, WP only has UC Browser and Internet Explorer (from the list of the big shot browsers) as of right now.
It is not certain whether they'll bring Firefox, Opera, Chrome, etc (the big players) to WP, but I am kinda hoping they would.
I really wish they had Firefox for WP :(
hii. guys when wp 8.1 is available. in india. n. it. will run on lumia. 525 or not.
This Is the best phone that i have ever bought in my family this phone has a good price of Rs 10,000 and has all the features that a mid range phone should have camera quality is amazing Nokia Smart Cam helps me to shoot Action Shot Xbox Games like Shuffle Party are excellent
Is it have any music , video player ?
Is it support all vedio types?
ted, 25 Apr 2014Well, to be honest, I have no idea. But I'm fairly certain that it will get here before June.... moreK frnd... If i update wp8.1 preview can i get all the features that are coming with original wp8.1 update???
Why Should i am not getting the opera mini for lumia 525 anybody can u help me on this .
Chinni, 24 Apr 2014Hi frnds.... When vl b the 8.1 update(Not devoloper Preview)???? Is lumia 525 is upgradable to... moreWell, to be honest, I have no idea.
But I'm fairly certain that it will get here before June.
I'm expecting a mid-May release. Let's wait.
Hi frnds.... When vl b the 8.1 update(Not devoloper Preview)???? Is lumia 525 is upgradable to WP8.1????
siva, 23 Apr 2014Friend is 8.1 update available in India nowYes, it is available in india as well