Nokia Lumia 2520 Review | A Tablet with Some Extra in it

The Wi-Fi tablets are not the ones that you carry around with yourself because keeping these tablets where the fine wireless networks are available makes sense. Tablets are the new way of mobile computing and I believe soon they would be taking a huge set of smartphone users away and would bring them to its side. WiFi Tablets are those which are good only in some place and rather taking them with yourself while travelling, it’s better that they stay at home or office but the New Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet which has inbuilt LTE option, you would just love to carry. The market is full of tabs if we are looking in every direction but if you’re a Windows lover and looking for a great product then Lumia 2520 is first and last product. The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a direct competition to many tabs which are available in the market as it has built in LTE options and there is No Wi-Fi to remove the confusion.

Nokia is new comer in the given market but it really pulled off the work and has made something which is really nice and a must try product. It’s the Fins’s first tablet and it has the capability to go head to head with the Microsoft Surface 2. The New tab from Finn’s is available on Verizon and AT&T Starting at $399 with the great Data plan. The Nokia Lumia 2520 is designed in manner that would become one of the best comfort tab around.

The New Nokia Lumia 2520 has a feel of the Lumia series that is quite in the popular environment, the device has the element of comfort and doesn’t feel an amateur product if you look at the device in first or second go.

Nokia Lumia 2520 Review: Design and Display.

Nokia Lumia 2520 Review  design and display

We believe that buying a device which gives LTE option, Internet on the go and that too on a big screen is a very good experience. The new Nokia Lumia 2520 is of 10.1 inch which looks like a stretched out a version of 1520 which has a 6 inch screen.

Nokia Lumia 2520 is a Plastic slate and trust it is from each and every corner. Many of us must have started expressing their doubt on the durability of the device but you need not have as this device is durable as a tab should be. Lumia 2520 is a tab which is easy to hold and cases comfort unlinked many tabs in the market. Tabs have always been prone to scratches and fingerprints, Nokia Lumia 2520 suffers from the same. The device is prone to Fingerprints and scratches which actually a bad element and might lay off many customers. Where Microsoft’s Surface 2 doesn’t have the same problem and so does the Apple iPADs. Nokia didn’t pay attention to the same problem.

The Nokia Lumia 250 is lighter than Surface 2 as it only weighs 1.36 pounds which is quite heavy than the apple iPad Air which weighs only 1 Pound. The wideness and length of the device is bit smaller than the Microsoft Surface 2 but still it has great form factor than the other product.

The front of the device is brad free area, I mean there is hardly any logo in the front of the device which makes it very clear in the front and let the user focuses on his or her work rather than focusing on the brand that he owns. There is only start button on the front which is an impression of windows in the tab. On the back of the device it full of logos and brands, it like they all were waiting for their placement on the device. The Nokia Logo, Verizon Logo, 4G LTE impression, International Trademark and very small text which is always been ignored by users.

The device has Micro USB port 3.0, Micro HDMI Port, Micro SD Card Slot and that all. The device doesn’t have the full size ports implanted into it so you need to give that up.

The device has a 16.9 inch Display which looks great in a landscape orientation and Full HD resolution of 1920 X 1080 with 218 ppi makes the color rich and bright when looking and noticing the screen while operating on the tab. The device has Clear Black Display which is the same technology which is found in the Nokia’s Smartphone as well. The cleat black display helps you see your tabs or phone display in heavy sunlight or extensive light. This feature is one of the best solution to the problem that the Finns came up with and to be honest with you it works just fine.

Below a great display of the device, Front Stereo Speaker sits that great sound output. Even though you set the volume to maximum, it doesn’t get distorted or cranked. Above the screen there is 2 Megapixel Wide angle Camera for video chats and front face photo capturing. On the rear there is 6.7 Megapixel Camera which outputs extensively great photos. On the top edge of the device there is the Volume rocker button and power button

Nokia Lumia 2520 Review: Hardware

Before we discuss the hardware, we need to check the specification sheet of Nokia Lumia 2520.

Nokia Lumia 2520 Features
Network 2G, 3G and LTE
Display IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen 16M 1920 X 1080, 10.1 inch screen with 218ppi    


Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Nokia Clear Black Display

Storage 32 GB and Micro SD Card
Connectivity GPRS – Yes EDGE – Yes

SPEED – HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps,  HSUPA, 11.5 Mbps: LTE, CAT4, 50 MBPS UL, 150 Mbps DL 

WLAN – WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual Band, Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth – Yes 4.0

NFC – Yes

USB – Yes USB 3.0

Camera Rear Camera – 6.7 Megapixel Camera, 3088 X 1744 pixel Carl Zeiss optics with Auto Focus Sensor Size – 1/3.4 Sensor Size

Video – 1080p @ 30 FPS

Front – 2 Megapixel With 720p@30 FPS

Operating System Microsoft Windows RT
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
CPU Quad  Core 2.2 Ghz krait 400
GPU Adreno 330
Sensor Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Browser HTML5
GPS Yes with A-GPS support
Battery 8000 mAh


As you have seen the inside of the Nokia Lumia 2520. We are sure that you would be thinking it has got much in it. The tablets with such hardware can perform very well with. The Tab also supports a powerful keyboard accessory which acts as a great help in operating the tab. The keyboard kick in weight and changes the weight advantage into disadvantage but remember it’s detachable. In a given period of time the tab would the touch pad and other piece of hardware as well which will make the Nokia Lumia Tablet on of the best device which support many extended pieces.

The keyboard look thick and works well the tablet but the only problem is that it’s heavy and not at all slim. Microsoft Surface 2 has a slim keyboard which makes it exceptional unlike the Nokia power keyboard which has got the same function but doesn’t match the Microsoft’s standard. The keyboard is chunky and has got pulled keys which makes it cumbersome and ugly. There is backlighting and doesn’t have power pressing function which helps in gaining the typing speed. The track pad of the keyboard is just not in a right mood and doesn’t deliver as expected. We really believe that Nokia needs to rethink of the Power keyboards and make it up to the standards that can actually set a milestone just like the Surface 2.

Nokia Lumia 2520 Review: Operating System

Nokia Lumia 2520 Review  OS

The Nokia Lumia 2520 runs on the Windows 8 which is very new and looks great on both Desktops and tabs. We don’t about the relationship of Nokia with Microsoft but let me tell you that it has to be good and this is the only reason that tab delivers a great experience while operating. Nokia has always focused on Windows Mobile Operating system but this time, Nokia made first tablet to run the Windows RT 8.1. Though it is very difficult to understand the difference between the two but rust there is much and if you are thinking that you would be able to access the app that you have on you Nokia Lumia device to the new Lumia 2520, YOU ARE WRONG. You cannot access or switch the app between the Windows smartphone to Lumia 2520.

The Windows operating system would give you the same experience that normal laptop or Desktop would give you apart from the basic functionality of the Windows 8.1 RT, you get Nokia Video Director which allows you to access your video and easily edit them. it doesn’t matter whether you have a Short clips or big clips it helps you do both, just choose the video, select between the four Video Transition, add intro text and the outro as well. Boom!

There is Nokia Music app that is much like a Zune player that got famous in the past. The Nokia music app is great looking app that allows you to access music and play on your clearspeaker that you have got with the tablet.  The best thing about Nokia Music app is that it allows you to cache some online music so that you can play it offline as well.

This is the Same Windows RT that you get in Windows Surface 2, for more on the same OS check out our interview on the same.

Nokia Lumia 2520 Review: Performance

The Nokia Lumia 2520 performance is really good and we believe that a device with such specs needs to perform other wise it’s just makes no sense if it doesn’t. The Lumia 2520 has many similarities to Surface 2, it shares the same scene resolution which is 1920 X 1080 but we have notices a yellow Tint on the screen which makes disturbs sometime. It sometimes would give the feel of a screen problem but it is not.

We have some reports that you should look and check it out

Lumia 2520 performance Report 1 Lumia 2520 performance Report 2 Lumia 2520 performance Report 3

The Verdict

The Nokia Lumia 2520 has many problems which includes the yellow Tint Problem which disturbs a lot while operating, the heavy Keyboard accessory which makes the tablet a laptop and snatches the weight the advantage of the device, the port which are not adaptable yet. After facing so many problem in the Tab there is still a great experience that user gets but trust me that can make this tab a must buy.

If you are a Nokia Lover than it is different for you but if you are potential buyer for a tab than we really say you to consider another product and get maximum of your spending’s.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 has a good camera but Tabs are not about capturing photos or creating videos, there are about portability which Lumia 2520 gives but the cost is not right and there is not enough support built in.         

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