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Nokia Lumia 2520

Announced
Oct 22, 2013
Market status
Released
Release date
Nov 21, 2013

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon
Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • NFC
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (Micro HDMI (Type D))

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (218 ppi)
  • Battery is not user replaceable
  • The camera lacks flash

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Description

Nokia's first modern tablet, the Lumia 2520, gives Microsoft's own Surface line a run for its money with LTE connectivity, thin and light polycarbonate body, quad-core Snapdragon 800, 6.7 MP camera and great Full HD display with outdoor readability enhancements.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • PopupWindows (RT 8.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 10.51 x 6.61 x 0.35 inches (267 x 168 x 8.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 21.69 oz (615 g)
      the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
  • Tablet dock:
    • Yes
  • Features:
    • Keyboard

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 10.1 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1920 x 1080 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 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 LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 62.74 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 2), Polarizing filter

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup6.7 megapixels
    • 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.

      • F1.9
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 26 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/3.4"
    • Features:
      • CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels

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 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 400
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 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
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Stand-by time:
    • 25.0 days (600 hours)
      the average is 40 days (948 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 8000 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

MultimediaPopup

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Headphone
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
      • Internet Explorer 10
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 800 (band 20), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 3.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • HDMI:
      • Micro HDMI (Type D)
  • Other:
    • TV-Out, NFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 22 Oct 2013

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Nokia Wall Charger AC-300, Quick guide, SIM Door Key
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 499

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Nokia Lumia 2520 RX-114

(For AT&T)
Differences:
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2) MHz

Nokia Lumia 2520 RX-114 Verizon

(For Verizon Wireless)
Differences:
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 13), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz

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