Nokia Lumia 525 starts selling in Vietnam

Following Singapore’s availability, the Nokia Lumia 525 goes on sale today in Vietnam. It’s the successor to the Lumia 520, Nokia’s most affordable and best-selling Windows Phone 8 device. The device costs 3,499,000 VND, which is approximately $164 USD. At that price, the Lumia 525 in Vietnam also comes with insurance worth 7,000,000 VND (approximately $329 USD).

The insurance includes repair or replacement for damage caused by falls or water. It’s valid within 12 months of purchase. The fine print states it won’t cover several things such as losses as a result of war, invasion, nuclear risks, or state of emergency. You can read more about it here.

The Nokia Lumia 525 features a 4-inch IPS LCD display (800 x 480), dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 5-megapixel camera, and expandable storage with microSD slot. More importantly, the Lumia 525 includes 1GB of RAM, which is twice more than its predecessor. This means more compatible games and apps.

The Nokia Lumia 525 runs Windows Phone 8 with the Lumia Black update. This includes new camera software algorithms that improve picture quality and other useful features such as screen rotation lock and the ability to close apps in the multitasking view. Driving mode is also included to politely reject messages and calls while driving.

At this low price, Lumia 525 owners can also take advantage of apps from Nokia such as Smart Camera, HERE Maps, HERE Drive, and HERE Transit. Want to listen to free music? Nokia’s MixRadio is also available. Of course, there are many other apps to discover at the Windows Phone Store.

The Nokia Lumia 525 comes in glossy orange, white, and yellow. The covers are exchangeable, so you can change them depending on your mood.

Are you buying a Nokia Lumia 525 today in Vietnam? Let us know in the comments!

Via WinPhoneViet, Thanks for the tip, tungha!

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