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    News - Nokia unveils new budget contender, the Lumia 525

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    Re: News - Nokia unveils new budget contender, the Lumia 525

    Nokia seem to unveil a new Lumia on a weekly basis. I've heard good things about the Lumia devices and choice is good, but too much choice is confusing - be careful, Nokia.

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    Re: News - Nokia unveils new budget contender, the Lumia 525

    Like how it's hurt perhaps Samsung?
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    Re: News - Nokia unveils new budget contender, the Lumia 525

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Like how it's hurt perhaps Samsung?
    To be fair, Samsung have had a lot of time to confuse consumers, and who's to say that Samsung couldn't be doing even better with a reduced set of products? Nokia have only been at it for 2 years with the Lumia and have already offered the Lumia 800, 710, 900, 610, 510, 820, 822, 810, 920, 505, 620, 520, 720, 928, 925, 1020, 1320, 1520, 2520, and 625 (edit: and now 525). I can't honestly recall what Nokia's "top level" offering actually is these days - I know it was the 1020 in Summer, but I doubt it still is.

    I don't like to pile praise on Apple, but I think their simple range is probably key to a lot of their success.

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    Re: News - Nokia unveils new budget contender, the Lumia 525

    No - Apple's success comes from a large field of iSheep.

    Apple's lack of variety is causing them to bleed market share quite rapidly over the last year. Probably why they are planning on adding yet another model to their range next year to make 3 phones (at least) with the newer one having the bigger screen.

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    Re: News - Nokia unveils new budget contender, the Lumia 525

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    To be fair, Samsung have had a lot of time to confuse consumers, and who's to say that Samsung couldn't be doing even better with a reduced set of products? Nokia have only been at it for 2 years with the Lumia and have already offered the Lumia 800, 710, 900, 610, 510, 820, 822, 810, 920, 505, 620, 520, 720, 928, 925, 1020, 1320, 1520, 2520, and 625 (edit: and now 525). I can't honestly recall what Nokia's "top level" offering actually is these days - I know it was the 1020 in Summer, but I doubt it still is.

    I don't like to pile praise on Apple, but I think their simple range is probably key to a lot of their success.
    Like I said - it can be construed both ways. Apple's small product range I believe IS hurting them these days, plus the constant willingness for people who really want to be seen with a 5 model and not an old 4S means people soon want the latest...again could be positive and negative!
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    Re: News - Nokia unveils new budget contender, the Lumia 525

    Nokia managed to be the most successful mobile phone manufacturer with a huge array of devices for a decade before smartphones existed. I doubt confusing customers harms sales. Having lots of options to choose from means you are more likely to be happy with what you get than if you have less to choose from because the feature variation is higher with more options. Choosing from a limited amount of feature combinations is likely to result in you getting features you are uninterested in and could mean the options available might not offer a feature you desire like a SD card slot.

    As for the phone, I prefer the Moto G myself. Having the removable battery does allow you to expand its battery life though which is a plus.

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    Re: News - Nokia unveils new budget contender, the Lumia 525

    Useful having the extra memory, shame they haven't stuck a front camera in for Skype use though.

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    Re: News - Nokia unveils new budget contender, the Lumia 525

    Well as an owner of the 520 I can say nokia have got it spot on.

    We can argue about the top end phones but to those like me who aren't interested in carrying a £400-£500 muggers dream in my pocket the budget phones are were it all happens.

    Now compare the 520/525 to any android phone for the same price and the difference is massive.

    The thing I like is my 520 runs just the same as the top end models in everyday use, yeah ok the camera maybe lessor and it might not be an all out games phone, but its is a bloody good phone which you know... phones people.

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    Re: News - Nokia unveils new budget contender, the Lumia 525

    Everywhere else I'm reading about the 525 says it isn't coming to the UK, we're stuck with the 520 for some strange reason.

    Having said that, with the new moto g sim free being under £150 and the likely sim free price of this being similar I do have to question if it's worth it, I'm kind of expecting 720p now on a 4inch screen (it's not just motorola doing this), even if it's a budget phone.

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