Nokia has formally announced the availability of Lumia 525 in India for Rs 10,399. It is thus now the second cheapest Windows Phone 8 operating system based phone after Lumia 520 which is available for less than Rs 9,000. The Lumia 620 is available for around Rs 12,000 and is based on Windows Phone 8 too.
So what is the difference between the three and which one should you prefer if you want one? Here thus we have compared the three handsets on the basis of their features which will give you a decent idea as which one is better.
Design and Display:
The new Nokia Lumia 525 comes with a 4 inch touchscreen. This display has 480×800 pixels resolution which means this IPS LCD display has 215 ppi pixel density. The Lumia 520 too has a 4 inch display and that too with the same 480×800 pixels resolution. The Lumia 620 though has a bit smaller display, 3.81 inch, but with the same 480×800 pixels resolution but this means it has better pixel density than the other two.
There is absolutely no difference when it comes to dimension between Lumia 525 and Lumia 520. Both the handsets weigh 124 grams and measure 119.9 in height, 64 mm in width and 9.9 mm in thickness. The Lumia 620, despite having a smaller display, weighs 127 grams and measures 115.4×61.1×11 mm (height, width, thickness).
The Lumia 525 has been made available in gloss orange, white, yellow, and matte black with changeable shells. The Lumia 520 is available in yellow, red, black, white and even blue colours as the Lumia 620.
Processor and OS:
Both the Lumia 620 and 520 comes with Windows Phone 8 operating system. But Nokia has recently announced the Windows Phone 8 Lumia Black update for both the phones. The same operating system version is also present in Lumia 525.
Also, all the three comes with the same dual core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.
Both Lumia 620 and Lumia 520 have 512 MB RAM and 8 GB of internal storage and 64 GB of expandable storage slot. The Nokia Lumia 525 too has 8 GB of internal storage and 64 GB of expandable storage slot but it has 1 GB RAM which definitely gives it an edge over the two.
All of three handsets come with 5 megapixel rear camera only. All of them also come with 4x digital zoom, Â¼ inch sensor, and f/2.4 aperture. The Lumia 525 and Lumia 520 have no flash or front camera but the Lumia 620 comes with an LED flash as well as a front camera.
Both the Lumia 520 and 525 have 1430 mAh battery but curiously the older Lumia 520 is said to have better battery back up. As per Nokia’s website, the Lumia 520’s 1430 mAh battery provides 16 days of standby against 14 days of Lumia 525. Also, the Lumia 520 said to provide 17.4 hours of 2G talktime, 9.7 hours of 3G talktime, 52 hours of music playback, 5.9 hours of video playback, and 7.3 hours of WiFi browsing. On the contrary, the Lumia 525 is said to provide 16.9 hours of 2G talktime, 10.6 hours of 3G talktime, 48 hours of music playback, 5.9 hours of video playback, and 7.5 hours of WiFi browsing.
The Nokia Lumia 620 has a smaller 1300 mAh battery and as obvious provides lesser back up – 13 days of standby, 14.6 hours of 2G talktime, 9.9 hours of 3G talktime, 61 hours of music playback, and 6 hours of video playback.
All the three handsets come with single SIM slot only. All of them have also 3G capability and has WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB 2.0, GPS and 3.5 mm jack.
As cited above, Nokia Lumia 525 is exactly like the older Lumia 520 except its higher RAM memory. Also, in order to keep its Lumia 620 relevant, Nokia has not armed the Lumia 525 with a front camera. So if you do not want a front camera in your device, Lumia 525 is a much better choice than the Lumia 620 as it is cheaper as well as come with better battery, screen, and RAM. Lumia 525 has much better looks (thanks to its changeable shells and glossy back panel) than the other two handsets.