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Nokia Lumia 525 launched in India for INR 10,399; available in stores right away

Nokia Lumia 525

Following up the launch of Nokia Lumia 1320 at a press conference in New Delhi today, Nokia India also announced the launch of the Nokia Lumia 525. The phone is priced at INR 10,399 and available in four colors – glossy orange, white, yellow and matte black. The phones are available in stores immediately.

The accessibly priced Nokia Lumia 525 is a variant of the successful Lumia 520 that went on to become the highest selling Nokia Lumia smartphone in India. The Lumia 525 offers a 4-inch super sensitive IPS LCD (800 x 480) and 1GB RAM with dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor for a great Windows Phone experience. More RAM in the Nokia Lumia 525 means more compatible games and apps compared to its predecessor with only 512MB. The microSD slot is a great addition.

In an exclusive offer for Indian consumers, the Lumia 525 will come with a special package of premium games worth INR 2025 from Gameloft absolutely free of cost. This includes popular titles such as Modern Combat 4, Asphalt 8, Assassin’s Creed, Shark Dash, and Nova 3 among others. The Gameloft offer will be valid for consumers on Airtel, Vodafone, Aircel, Reliance, and Idea networks untill March 31, 2014.

“The Lumia 525 follows on the heels of its hugely successful predecessor, the Lumia 520, which has been a great success story for our Windows Phone 8 portfolio since its launch earlier this year. The Nokia Lumia 525 will expand our reach, bringing high end Lumia experiences to many more consumers at an affordable price. With the ability to run the latest apps like Instagram and Spartan Assault, this beautifully designed smartphone is a clear signal that Nokia delivers a better smartphone experience at every price point.’

- Viral Oza, Director-Marketing, Nokia India

At INR 10,399, Nokia Lumia 525 is a great buy and as the most affordable Windows Phone device in the market, looks like a terrific package. I’d highly recommend it to smartphone buyers on a budget or the first time smartphone buyers. What are your thoughts?

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Nokia Lumia 525 launched in India for INR 10,399; available in stores right away

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I am just excited that this will mean more marketshare for WP in one of the world's biggest markets - translates to more and more developers bringing their work to WP!

Keep using it. You people are going too crazy over the extra RAM. At least wait until 512MB phones stop being updated.

It will be in flipkart within a month, with exchange offer just like the previous models. But i wonder what's the use of 1GB ram with so little internal memory that gets filled up with just two huge games or three?

Thanks for the info! In that case an upgrade to L525 is a must... 1GB ram would be like adding cherry to the cake. And I guess this awaited feature may boost the sales of low end devices even more.

Where's 8GB? and so i told "so little" internal memory. You actually get 7.28GB (out of 8GB, 0.72GB is reserved for virtual access), next the OS alone takes about 2.5GB. Other files... Say 0.25GB. So now you are left with around 4.5GB only. Calling it "so little " should not be wrong for games that requires 1GB ram and space you can assume...

WP 8.1 will bring functionality to store apps on SD card,so storage issue on 8GB phones will be eliminated in upcoming months,hence 525 is a great buy at 10k.

No flash is my biggest issue with the Lumia 525 but I get that it can only have so many features for that price. It's still the best valued phone out there.

I would say no for that! you will miss out Flash,Front Cam,NFC,Clearblack Display,a better display with more ppi,Compass(Essential for here drive and city lens).
Its better to wait for 630/635
 

Few days back it was up on Amazon for as low as 6,900. Now it costs betwseen 7.5k to 8.5k depending on the seller

Actually nokia has been going this all the time ever since the launch of L520. Only the consumers are more tempted by the cheap plastics of Samsung running Analdroid all down the streets...

I would have loved it if they made the 625 just a bit larger than the 620 (maybe 4.3in to 4.5in) with 1GB RAM, rather than the 625 we have now. It's like the 62X line is a play of not-so-normal sizes.

Waiting for the Lumia 725 or 730. Nothing comes close to lumia 720(spec's and features) in mid range category !!

No prob . I'm depending on the proxy trick so far for my L520 . But can't install subway and temple run 2 with that . Sooo confuced . Can anyone help me ?

download Xap and deploy, Subway Surfer works fine on my 620 but TR2 is way too buggy,so its better to wait for optimized version,if you want to play TR2

Looking to exchange my 710 with this. But I badly want glance screen (not able to confirm it for 525), dolby enhancement, and flash (cannot live without it!)... I'm so confused :/