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 (9.x, 8.x, 7.x)||Windows (RT 8.1)||Android (4.4.2, 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 13 oz (371 g)
|21.69 oz (615 g)|
the average is 13 oz (371 g)
| 19.29 oz (547 g)|
the average is 13 oz (371 g)
|Materials||Main body: aluminum|
|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|
|Screen-to-body ratio||71.65 %||62.74 %||70.97 %|
|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)||33 mm||26 mm|
|Camera sensor size||1/3.4"|
|Camcorder||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)||1920x1080 (1080p HD)|
|Recording format||H.264, MOV||H.264|
|Features||Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling||Video calling|
|Front-facing camera||1.2 megapixels||2 megapixels||2 megapixels|
|Video capture||1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)||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||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, 64-bit||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||128 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 (690 h)
|Talk time (3G)|| 43.00 hours|
the average is 26 h (1560 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 Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS||LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A|
|MSRP price||$ 929||$ 499|