I was using Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 almost nearly 2 years. I got bored with the Android UI. So wanted a change so I went for a Lumia. But my friend who owns a Lumia 520 said there are less apps compared to android but essential apps are available. So after a big research I bought Lumia 525 ( White Color ). Since I bought it from the Nokia Authorize dealer in Sri Lanka it cost me Rs.25000.
Its far more better than Android. Never lags. Colors are better than Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100. Very smooth OS. My Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 took 3 hrs to fully charge ( I don't know whether it was only a problem in my phone ). But my new Lumia 525 only takes 1hr to fully charge. And there is a battery app. It shows the time remaining to full charge. It has USB charge as well. So its very easy. And the battery backup is very good. And the Lumia phones doesn't heat too much like Samsung.
It plays MP4 ( YouTube videos ) but not FLV. You can download MoliPlayer Pro / VLC Player from the Windows Phone Apps+Games Store ( but you have to pay for those apps ).
Overall I think its really a great phone. In every phone there are pros and cons. In this phone the cons are
1. There is no equalizer.
2. The original hands free which comes with phone sucks. You can here the background noises. Specially when you going in a bus. It really sucks. Because it doesn't really fit your ears.
3. When you adjust the music/video player volume, it adjust the phone ringing tone volume as well. There is no separate volume control for music/video player and phone ringing tone volume.
4. No flash. Photos taken at low light/night doesn't come very good compared to Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100.
Apart from those above cons, overall the phone is really good. I recommend this phone for android users. Since I was once an Android user. You wont get bored with UI. Trust me.
And the majority who comments on Lumia phones are not real owners/users of Lumia phones. They are either Apple or Samsung fans.
1 Gb Ram give High Performance in multitask, switching apps etc. 8 Gb internal memory is much sufficient, 6 Gb is for use. 2 Gb for OS.
windows 8 has best features than 7.8 OS.
Only lack of Apps. & Equalizer in Music.
manreal, 09 Apr 2014hello sir, i was planning to buy a lumia 525.so i started checking out many reviews.many times... morelumia 525 heats only at top of the phone at backside, but all samsung mobile gets heat.
to get a better battery backup set the screen brightness to lower lever, close all the app running at background
turn off vibrate, change the network settings to 2g turnoff wifi and bluetooth
A.J.., 12 Apr 2014I would rather wait for Nokia Lumia 630 and 635 wid new OS windows 8.1 which is jst awesome.......nokia 630 comes with 512MB RAM, quad core processor and 3G compatible whereas 635 comes with same specification but with 4G compatible
Excellent phone!!Have bought the phone working PERFECTLY. This is the best phone in this range. Spend a few bucks more and buy 525 not 520. No battery problem at all! Download the app 'nokia camera' It makes the camera work at its limit.
Verdict:Best phone at this price range
s, 12 Apr 2014Which is best for gaming nokia 525 or samsung galaxy s duos 2Of course Lumia 525
s, 12 Apr 2014Which is best for gaming nokia 525 or samsung galaxy s duos 2samsung is best for playing games
s, 12 Apr 2014Which is better for gaming nokia 525 or samsung galaxy s duos 2 pls tel meLumai 525' is the best way to expiriance games apps and all i self expirianced
Raj15112003, 10 Apr 2014i am planning to purchase a 525/630 soon, all i want to know that is that can i transfer any m... morehi.. what makes you think you cannot download songs n videos from you pc to the lumia 525?? of course you can.. i'm currently using lumia 625.. i download songs from nokia mix radio(free/but not transferable via bluetooth) and also copy my favs from my pc...
I would rather wait for Nokia Lumia 630 and 635 wid new OS windows 8.1 which is jst awesome.......
plz suggest lumia 525 or nokia X .. or I wait for XL??? I am totally confused.
sanddyy, 11 Apr 2014How i gate win 8.1 on my lumia 525?it will notify u when new update reaches
Which is better for gaming nokia 525 or samsung galaxy s duos 2
pls tel me
Anonymous, 11 Apr 2014U need at least window 7 in ur pc to transfer files or music or video to ur phone. No need of windows 7..it also works on windows xp too