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Nokia Lumia 525 vs. Samsung Z1 – Clash of Affordable Smartphones

Yes, having an iPhone 11 or Samsung S20 is cool, but how about trying to survive in 2020 with an old phone like Nokia Lumia 525 or Samsung Z1? While most people nowadays would laugh loudly at the idea of still using a Lumia 525, such smartphones were perceived as majestic pieces of technology back in their release times.

Furthermore, some people just don’t need ultimate smartphone features like an insane amount of megapixels and RAM, four lenses on the rear camera, waterproof, and so on. A Nokia Lumia 525 or Samsung Z1 can pretty much do everything they need. Today we will be comparing the two smartphones and see which one deserves to be purchased.

The operating systems are… different

Yes, pretty much everybody wants to handle an Android or iOS phone these days, but there are also other mobile operating systems out there. The Samsung Z1 model is based on Tizen, an operating system backed by the Linux Foundation and developed and used for the first time by the Samsung company itself. The Z1 model sure is a bad little individual, isn’t he?

On the other hand, Nokia Lumia 525 is powered by Windows Phone, an operating system created by the company you already guessed: Microsoft.

Hardware

Although we already know that the specs are not too impressive, the hardware is still an important aspect to take into account when you want to see what a phone is made of. The Samsung Z1 is equipped with the Spreadtrum SC7727S chipset, which has the dual-core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. The RAM is only 768 MB, and the storage has 4 GB, enough to put some mp3 files on it.

The Lumia 525 model of Nokia packs a Qualcomm MSM8227 dual-core processor running at 1 GHz. Some of the specs are a little better than those of Samsung Z1’s: 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of storage. However, you should keep in mind that both phones feature a microSD card slot that can extend the storage up to 64 GB. Therefore, our conclusion is that the Nokia model is better.

Both phones are over five years old, an aspect that can be decisive. But you can’t deny that there were some interesting phones manufactured even in those days.

Known for her competitive spirit and passion for journalism, Sarah has been a long term contributor for V Herald. She crafts Education, Law & Order and Technology news articles for the portal.

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