In Short

The Nokia Lumia 525 is low-cost, entry level Windows Phone introduced in late December 2013. It is an upgraded version of the Nokia Lumia 520. The Lumia 520 was a runaway away hit for Microsoft and Nokia, but was limited by only having 512MB of RAM. The Nokia Lumia 525 is identical in specifications with the Lumia 520, except it was upgraded to 1GB of RAM.

The Lumia 525 features a modest 4-inch IPS display (800 x 480), 8GB of internal storage, microSD card support, 1GB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera and a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. Due to being an entry-level device, the Lumia 525 lacks a front facing camera and NFC technology.

In our hands-on with the Lumia 525, we noted a few other differences the Lumia 525 has over the Lumia 520. The interchangeable back covers are glossy, instead of matte. Double-tap to wake is also available on the Lumia 525 and the display seemed slicker to the touch.

By upping the RAM to 1GB in the Lumia 525, Nokia ensured that all games and applications would be able to run on the device.

The Nokia Lumia 525 was officially revealed by Nokia in a blog post in late November. The price of the Lumia 525 starts at $200 USD for most markets where it’s available.