Apple iPad Air vs Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.2 2014: specs comparison - PhoneArena

Apple iPad Air vs Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.2 2014: specs comparison

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Apple iPad Air vs Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.2 2014: specs comparison
Specs aren't all in a device, but they are informative enough for us to consider them an important aspect of any device. Perhaps even more importantly, they allow us to easily compare devices and get an idea of how they stack up against each other. And now for the disclaimer: even though specs are informative, we shouldn't forget that there's more to a device than that. A faster processor, or a processor with more cores doesn't always mean better performance; a camera with a larger sensor or more megapixels doesn't always mean better images. There's something we like to call 'user experience', which can't be described with specs, as it's the result of the marriage between hardware and software.

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!

Display
Size
9.7 inches
10.1 inches
10.1 inches
Technology
IPS LCD
Super Clear LCD
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
71.65 %
70.97 %
62.74 %
Peak brightness
 
 
665 cd/m2 (nit)
Features
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Polarizing filter
Hardware
System chip
Apple A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Processor
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
GPU
PowerVR G6430
Adreno 330
Adreno 330
RAM
1GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
128GB
16GB
32GB
OS
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
Android (4.4.2, 4.3), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Windows (RT 8.1)
Battery
Capacity
8820 mAh
8220 mAh
8000 mAh
Stand-by time
 
 
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
Talk time (3G)
 
43.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
 
Music playback
 
217.00 hours
 
Video playback
 
11.00 hours
30.00 hours
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
6.7 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
 
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Recording format
H.264, MOV
 
H.264
Features
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
 
Video calling
Front
1.2 MP
2 MP
2 MP
Video capture
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
 
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
Design
Dimensions
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inches (243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm)
10.51 x 6.61 x 0.35 inches (267 x 168 x 8.9 mm)
Weight
16.86 oz (478.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
19.29 oz (547.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
21.69 oz (615.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
Materials
Back: Aluminum
 
 
Features
 
Stylus
 
Phone functionality
 
Yes
 
Buyers information
Price
$ 929
 
$ 499


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