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Nokia Lumia 2520 specs comparison vs Apple iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Nokia Lumia 2520 specs comparison vs Apple iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Nokia has revealed its first tablet, the 10-inch Lumia 2520, and it is the colorful pillow-shaped device that you’d expect from Nokia. It runs on Windows 8.1 RT and comes at a price of $500. The latter puts it in direct battle against the best of the largest tablets: the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Does it have the hardware guts to beat that competition?

Good news is that the Lumia 2520 has both the vibrant screen and powerful chip to at least be on par with the competition. It features the brightest ever display on a tablet, a 10.1” 1080 x 1920 pixel screen with very low reflectance and a whopping 650 nits of brightness. In simpler terms, it’s a great display for use in all conditions, but it stands out particularly under the sun where you can actually read text on your tablet.

Under the hood, the Lumia 2520 comes with the latest Snapdragon 800 quad-core system chip with Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM, a very powerful combo. And on its back, the tablet features an ambitious 6.7-megapixel camera with a Zeiss lens and wide f/1.9 aperture.

Add to this blazing fast cellular data speeds with 4G LTE connectivity on board, and support for expandable memory, and you arrive at an interesting combination running the latest Windows 8.1 RT. Take a look at how it fares against its direct rivals below.

Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Apple iPad 4 vs Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

Design
Phone functionality  Yes
OSWindows (RT 8.1)iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6)Android (4.4.2, 4.3) TouchWiz UI
Dimensions10.51 x 6.61 x 0.35 inches (267 x 168 x 8.9 mm)9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inches (243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm)
Weight21.69 oz (615 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (417 g)
23.35 oz (662 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (417 g)
19.29 oz (547 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (417 g)
Design features  Stylus
Display
Physical size10.1 inches9.7 inches10.1 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels2048 x 1536 pixels2560 x 1600 pixels
Pixel density

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.

218 ppi264 ppi299 ppi
Technology

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 LCDIPS LCDSuper Clear LCD
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Peak brightness665 cd/m2 (nit)  
Camera
Camera6.7 megapixels5 megapixels8 megapixels
Flash  LED
Aperture size

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.

F1.9F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)26 mm  
Camera sensor size1/3.4"  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
Recording formatH.264  
FeaturesVideo callingDigital image stabilization 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels1.2 megapixels2 megapixels
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) 
Hardware
System chip

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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Apple A6XQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Processor

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.

Quad core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400Dual core, 1400 MHzQuad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Graphics processorAdreno 330PowerVR SGX 554Adreno 330
System memory

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.

2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR31024 MB RAM3072 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3
Built-in storage32 GB128 GB16 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Battery
Stand-by time25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 36 days (861 h)
  
Talk time (3G)  43.00 hours
the average is 26 h (1540 min)
Music playback  217.00 hours
Video playback30.00 hours 11.00 hours
Capacity8000 mAh 8220 mAh
Type Li - PolymerLi - Ion
Not user replaceableYesYesYes
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE800 (band 20), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 499$ 799 


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posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:24 3

1. pyradark (Posts: 775; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


they forgot to mention
Xperia Tablet Z, the latest and the still the best for 2013

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:31 4

3. emadshiny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


And the winner of best tablet of year award from EISA.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:44

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8619; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It's old news. What they have up there is fine in my book. Note 10.1 is Android's flagship, iPad 4 is currently Apple's (8 more hours!) and now and 2520 is RT's.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:56 8

18. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Here Samsung Galaxy Note 2014 edition wins.. !

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:31 3

2. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


HA!!! Love the fact the Nokia has mid-range (better than the ipad) specs but has the lowest price of the 3

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:33 3

4. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Mid-range? I don't think the Snapdragon 800 is midrange. And if you're talking about the screen, I think that 2560 x 1600 on a 10" screen is a bit excessive and battery draining.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:45 11

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8619; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Once you use a high resolution screen, you'll never say that again.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:48

16. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I don't want my eyes to bleed!

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:57 2

19. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Using always Higher resolution is good for eyes !

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:58 7

20. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Samsung Galaxy Note 2014 edition is best TABLET in the world !

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:46 1

13. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


I class the Snapdragon 800 as par and wont accept anything less. As for screen specs, ive been spoilt by my Nexus 10, hence why 218 PPI seems low to me

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:34

5. SingDaFire (Posts: 74; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


Just love it nokia.. Look at the pics... IPad looks so outdated lol

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:47

14. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


only looks?

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:59 3

21. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


IPad sucks!

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 07:14 1

31. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


dude you're trolling hard

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:35 3

6. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Hmmm, I have no idea which tablet I prefer:

Nokia: Great design, but (for the moment) crippled OS.
Apple: Pretty good design (albeit boring), again crippled OS.
Samsung: Poor design, great specs, great OS ruined by Samsung's laggy skin.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:40

9. pyradark (Posts: 775; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Sony: Great Design, Ok Specs, Great Build Quality, Poor Battery

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:47 1

15. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


HTC: Terrible, because they have yet to put out a tablet in the last 3 years.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:46 5

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8619; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Have you used the Note 10.1 in person? Touchwiz makes the experience 10x better than any other tablet. Give credit where credit is due.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:27 1

24. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


if you read reviews (e.g. on androidpolice.com), they state that the Note 10.1 is indeed laggy.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 06:04 1

30. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8619; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Reviews aren't the same as real life performance...

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:01 3

22. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


No mhaaan its not laggy !!
Samsung 2014 edition is best !! I love the design!!!! really its not laggy.. note 3 does not lag so it will not lag !

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:28

25. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Note 3 has 1080p, Note 10.1 has quadruple the number of pixels.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:37 1

7. Reality_Check (Posts: 274; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


"It runs on Windows 8.1 RT and comes at a price of $500" Is it really worth that much? :P

#JustKidding

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:38 1

8. mousesports (Posts: 254; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Nokia for me !!!

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:48

17. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


If only Nokia had loaded this with Windows 8.1 instead of RT, they would have struggled to keep up with the demand. RT will put off a lot of potential buyers.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:19

23. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1100; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


i like this tablet .most of the stuff i do is Internet based any how i could use it as my fun and games Tablet and use it to make a serious doument if i want to because folks it comes preloaded with Microsoft Office home and student plus also comes with MS "outlook"
that's not a bad deal however the Surface 2 it's cousin is 50 dollars cheaper. folks if
Microsoft put an atom processor in the plastic case of the nokia 2520 so it could run windows 8.1 and sells it for 375 to 400 dollars Man OH Man Microsoft would make lots of cash selling them. but the Question is where is the Aluminum case Nokia windows 8.1 tablet that was mentioned being tested some months back. What's up Nokia!

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:34

26. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


i'm getting the nokia 2520 it's convenient for me i hope the rt ecosystem grows though :/

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 05:06

27. dk2050 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)


I use to think windows RT didnt make sense either until I saw Rt as simple and easy to use Chromebook competitor with much more versatility.

ttp://betanews.com/2013/10/08/5-reasons-surface-ta​blets-blow-away-ipads-for-a-mobile-business-workfo​rce/

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 04:21

32. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


great point actually

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 05:14

28. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


it should be compare to windows surface.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 05:50

29. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


I'm not invested in Windows at all but the price on the 2520 would really put it into consideration if I was in the market for a tablet.

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