Apple iPad Air vs Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.2 2014: specs comparison
Having that said, we can now move on to the specs comparison at hand, and this time we're pitting the new iPad Air, Lumia 2520 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 against each other. All three are very new tablets, with only the Note 10.1 already on the market, so it's bound to be interesting to see exactly how these guys differ under the hood. We know Apple is now paying slightly more attention to the specs aspect of its devices, and we know that Nokia, too, is looking to make the Lumia 2520 a no-compromise tablet, so it's safe to presume that this is really going to be a true heavyweight clash! Let's take a look!
Apple iPad Air vs Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
|OS||iOS (7.x)||Windows (RT 8.1)||Android (4.3) TouchWiz UI|
|Dimensions||9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)||10.51 x 6.61 x 0.35 inches (267 x 168 x 8.9 mm)||9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inches (243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm)|
|Weight||16.86 oz (478 g)|
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
|21.69 oz (615 g)|
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
| 19.29 oz (547 g)|
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
|Design features||S Pen|
|Physical size||9.7 inches||10.1 inches||10.1 inches|
|Resolution||2048 x 1536 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels||2560 x 1600 pixels|
Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.
|264 ppi||218 ppi||299 ppi|
Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.
|IPS LCD||IPS LCD||Super Clear LCD|
|Colors||16 777 216||16 777 216||16 777 216|
|Peak brightness||665 cd/m2 (nit)|
|Camera||5 megapixels||6.7 megapixels||8 megapixels|
Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.
|Focal length (35mm equivalent)||26 mm|
|Camera sensor size||1/3.4"|
|Camcorder||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)||1920x1080 (1080p HD)|
|Features||Digital image stabilization||Video calling|
|Front-facing camera||1.2 megapixels||2 megapixels||2 megapixels|
|Video capture||1280x720 (720p HD)||1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)|
System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.
|Apple A7 with 64-bit architecture||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974|
Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.
|Dual core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone||Quad core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400||Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400|
|Graphics processor||PowerVR G6430||Adreno 330||Adreno 330|
System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.
|1024 MB RAM / LPDDR3||2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3||3072 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3|
|Built-in storage||16 GB||32 GB||16 GB|
|Storage expansion||microSD, microSDHC||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|Stand-by time||25.0 days (600 hours)|
the average is 29 days (692 h)
|Talk time (3G)|| 43.00 hours|
the average is 36 h (2140 min)
|Music playback||217.00 hours|
|Video playback||30.00 hours||11.00 hours|
|Capacity||8820 mAh||8000 mAh||8220 mAh|
|Type||Li - Polymer||Li - Ion|
|Not user replaceable||Yes||Yes||Yes|
CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.
|800, 1900 MHz|
|GSM||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|UMTS||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz|
|FDD LTE||700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz||800 (band 20), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz||800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz|
|Data||LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B||LTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS||LTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A|
|MSRP price||$ 629||$ 499|
14. noler (Posts: 153; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
NO, this is true
surface 2 pro > 2520 > surface 2 > ipad > note 10.1
41. noler (Posts: 153; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
No, but it is known that Samsung is paying for trolls.
29. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Note is a copied joke! Nokia and Apple are miles ahead in almost every area. Especially the lag, spyware and malware free OS and quality hardware and services.
2. PBXtech (Posts: 625; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Apps vs. Desktop experience vs. incredible screen resolution. All three have some great attributes, leaves it up to the OS for most to decide which direction to take.
3. tech2 (Posts: 1317; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Now this comparison makes more sense ! Nexus 10 is last year's device. No point including that.
Anywho, I choose Galaxy 10.1 coz that's the only one which actually makes use of its screen real estate from productivity point of view. It would've been better if we had more tablet apps in android but ......
8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5639; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
NOTE 10" STYLIST, MULTITASKING, Nokia 2520 FULL Windows OS
37. SleepingOz (Posts: 2475; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
hahah I'd take the iPad over this "Full Windows OS" crap anyday!
9. Santi_Santi (unregistered)
Serious winner here. Note 10.1 2013
13. T00muchF00D (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)
Hands down buying the Lumina 2520 its a beast
15. argos1991 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)
Lumia 2520 is beautiful and it has a Keyboard cover. Epic.
23. Pyoung0560 (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Ray S you sound like an Apple commercial with your disclaimer, trying to make allowance for all of the Ipad shortcoming
26. imparanoic (Posts: 36; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)
But compare these to xperia tablet z. The z could also be a winner. However. IPad air is much powerful
27. Pancholo (Posts: 370; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
After comparing the screens and storage options, I'll choose whatever lets me run 2+ apps ON SCREEN at the same time, so either the Note 10.1 2014 or a full Windows 8 device wins for me.
Anyway, Apple surely outdid themselves for once (it's been a while), so credit where it's due.
31. -box- (Posts: 3566; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Nokia 2520 FTW, only lacks resolution at the same overkill level as the other two.
I'll take mine in cyan! And probably an 8" full Windows tablet for in-home use.
38. Jason2k13 (Posts: 551; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
people also want apps on their tablets, obviously nokia lacks that to.
36. 7thspaceman (Posts: 900; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
wow the nokia 2520 has scored some sales here. I am not too shocked. it is clearly one hell of a good design and comes preloaded with Microsoft office plus MS Outlook". Windows RT 8.1 is so much better an OS than the original RT OS it's like night and Day. I love the way it's cover Keyboard makes it look like a thick business carry all folder. it looks professional.
39. del_x (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
2520 is a stunning device and for me packs everything I need in a tablet, Windows 8.1 will continue to evolve and things can only get better with updates.
42. taikucing (unregistered)
43. Tumaini (Posts: 10; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)
Mine is Lumia 2520..its sexiest , professional n modern!
44. shammont (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Lumia 2520 .... Just waiting for it to hit Verizon.