Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Microsoft Surface 2
Some people argue that Windows RT 8.1 as a platform is limiting, especially in the face of Windows 8.1, but it’s more battery optimized. Thankfully, we’re able to get a full day of juice out of the two of them – with heavy usage under Wi-Fi connectivity! Still, we’re also pleased to find that the 4G LTE equipped Lumia 2520 producing the same results too.
Oh boy is this one a tough call, harder knowing that the hardware and software are nearly identical with these two. From the surface, we really need to look at the pricing between them, as they’re separated by a mere $50. Undercutting its competition, the Surface 2 is priced reasonably at $450, which is especially attractive considering that it’s sporting a kickstand and handy full-sized USB 3.0 port to extend its worth. Conversely though, the $500 cost attached to the Lumia 2520 is justified in the way that it’s sporting one attractive design, produces better results with its camera, and that it’s preloaded with various Nokia-branded apps that deepens the experience out of the box.
At the end of the day, it’s merely a matter of personal preference. For the savings, the Surface 2 is the obvious choice, but if you prefer something that’s fresh on the scene combined with on-the-go 4G LTE connectivity, then the Lumia 2520 will be the right decision for you.
Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Microsoft Surface 2 - Battery and Conclusion