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Nokia Lumia 525 vs Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 rundown

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There are plenty of new smartphones on offer at the moment and in India two of the handsets that many people are considering are the Nokia Lumia 525 and the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2. These are similarly priced and have plenty to recommend them, so today we have a Nokia Lumia 525 vs. Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 rundown.

We’ll compare the key specs of each of these two devices so that you can see what they have to offer. One deciding factor for many people is that these phones run different operating systems, with the Lumia device running Windows Phone and the Samsung handset with Android.

Processor
The Lumia 525 has a 1GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor. On the other hand the Galaxy S Duos 2 has a 1.2GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor.

Display
You’ll find a 4-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 800 x 480 and 233 ppi on the Lumia 525. The Galaxy S Duos 2 has a TFT display with the size, resolution and ppi exactly matching the Lumia handset.

RAM and Storage
The Lumia 525 has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 64GB. The Galaxy S Duos 2 has 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 64GB.

Camera Set-up
There’s a 5-megapixel rear camera on the Lumia 525 with autofocus and 720p video capture, but no secondary camera. The Galaxy S Duos 2 also has a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and 720 video recording capability and it has LED flash as well. It also has a VGA front-facing camera.

lumia 525 vs galaxy s duos 2

Battery
The Lumia 525 has a 1430 mAh battery while the Galaxy S Duos 2 has a 1500 mAh battery.

Connectivity
The Lumia 525 and Galaxy S Duos 2 both have 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE and micro USB 2.0.

Operating System
The Nokia Lumia 525 runs Windows Phone 8 Black and the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 uses Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Dimensions and Weight
Measurements of the Lumia 525 are 119.9mm x 64mm x 9.9mm and it weighs 124g. The Galaxy S Duos 2 measures 121.5mm x 63.1mm x 10.6mm and weighs 118g.

Price
The Nokia Lumia 525 was launched at Rs. 10,399 while Samsung priced the Galaxy S Duos 2 at Rs. 10,999. However, prices of both vary by retailer and can be found cheaper.

Wee should also point out that the Galaxy S Duos 2 is a dual SIM device whereas the Lumia 525 is single SIM. As you can see there are pros and cons for each of these two smartphones, and in the end your choice may come down to personal preference of design and operating system experience. We hope that by highlighting the major aspects of both devices it will make it easier to decide which is the best phone for you.

Based on this rundown do you have a preference for the Nokia Lumia 525 or the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2? What was the main factor for you in your decision? We’d love to hear your opinions of these two phones.

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6 thoughts on “Nokia Lumia 525 vs Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 rundown”

  1. Reply
    Ram says:

    actually lumia has’t have front cam and its just a single i chose s duos but it having 725 ram the main thing is software its up to us

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    vamsi says:

    Lumia 525 doest have an fm radio and an front facing camera and windows os is a loss compared to android…

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    Tony Jacob says:

    For now I have to go with Samsung S Duos 2… Simply because of Android experience. Google Android is a perfect example of breaking the barrier or monopoly. Microsoft does not allow phone manufacture’s to customize UI accordingly. Each and every Windows phones looks the same. Nokia should also make Android based phones too. I have been using an android phone since 2012. I love the Android experience.

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