There isn’t a big difference between the Lumia 525 and its successor. They both have the same processor, graphic processor, camera, display size and pixel resolution. Although there were made a few improvements, the new model couldn’t make a better impression and fans still prefer the previous phone. As for the Sony Xperia M, this is another cheap phone, with decent features. But will it impress you more than the Lumia 525?
Displays and sizes
These phones have the same screen size: 4 inches, but the Lumia 525 has an IPS LCD which renders a resolution of 480x800pixels, while the Xperia M has a TFT display which supports a slightly higher resolution – 480x854pixels.
Being mid-sized phones, the Lumia 525 and the Xperia M aren’t very heavy: the first one is weighting 124grams and it measures 119.9x64x9.9mm, while the other one is 9grams lighter and it measures124x62x9.3mm.
Hardware and OS
Like its predecessor, the Lumia 525 is powered by a dual core processor (clocked at 1GHz) and has a Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset. The internal memory is of 8GB, but with a MicroSD card, you can expand it up to 64GB.
The Xperia M has a dual core krait processor (clocked at 1GHz), a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 chipset and only 4GB of internal storage – expandable only up to 32GB.
The Lumia 525, like the majority of the Nokia smartphones, runs on the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Black OS and has 1GB of RAM. The Sony Xperia M is an Android that runs on the Jelly Bean version and it also has 1GB of RAM.
The Lumia 525 doesn’t excel at this category, having only a camera of 5MP with autofocus. The Xperia M has two cameras: one on the back of 5MP with LED and flash and a front VGA camera.
You can talk more than 10 hours and a half on 3G, or you can listen to music for 48hours, on the Nokia Lumia 525, which has a 1430mAh battery. The Xperia M’s battery has a higher capacity – 1750mAh, but it allows you to talk one hour less on 3G. You can listen to music for over 39 hours.
The Lumia 525 costs only 155 dollars on amazon.com. The Sony Xperia M C1905 is 35 dollars more expensive.
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