The follow-up to the best-selling Windows Phone device is now available for pre-order in Russia. We’re talking about the Nokia Lumia 525. We’ve actually just unboxed one and we should have our full review shortly. What’s the Lumia 525’s major improvement over the Lumia 520? The amount of RAM! The Nokia Lumia 525 features 1 GB of RAM compared to 512 MB on the Lumia 520.
Nokia’s official Russian online store, N-store.ru, lists the Nokia Lumia 525 for pre-order with the price tag of 7490 RUB (approximately $223 USD).
Lumia 525 Specifications
- Windows Phone 8 with Update 3 (10517) and Lumia Black
- 4-inch IPS LCD display, Sunlight readability, Lumia Color Profile, double-tap to wake
- 8 GB of internal storage (4.5 GB available), micro SD expansion
- 1 GB of RAM
- 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU
- 5 MP rear camera, no flash (no front facing camera)
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- 1430 mAh battery
The Nokia Lumia 525 is nearly identical to the Lumia 520. In addition to double the RAM, another notable difference is the color. The Lumia 525 comes in glossy colors instead of matte. N-store.ru lists the pre-order for yellow, white, and orange.
The increase in RAM for the Lumia 525 means less restrictions on what apps or games can be installed. That’s a problem that Lumia 520 users sometimes face. Many apps and games initially come out supporting only devices with 1 GB RAM and higher, but eventually add support for 512 MB devices. With the Lumia 525, you don’t need to worry about that.
N-store.ru has not mentioned any specific dates, so we’re not sure when the pre-orders will actually start shipping. The Lumia 525 is also currently available (or coming to) China, India, Vietnam and Singapore. If there’s enough demand, we may see it pop up in more markets. Are you pre-ordering a Lumia 525 in Russia? Let us know in the comments!
Thanks for the tip, Dmitry!