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

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!

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

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Display

Size

9.7 inches
10.1 inches
10.1 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Super Clear LCD

Screen-to-body

71.65 %
62.74 %
70.97 %

Peak brightness

 
665 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Polarizing filter
Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip

Apple A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974

Processor

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

PowerVR G6430
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

128GB
32GB
16GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
Windows (RT 8.1)
Android (4.4.2, 4.3), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

8820 mAh
8000 mAh
8220 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 45 h (2700 min)

Music playback

 
 
217.00 hours

Video playback

 
30.00 hours
11.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
6.7 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI 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) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

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)
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
21.69 oz
19.29 oz

478.0 g
615.0 g
547.0 g

Materials

Back: Aluminum
 
 

Features

 
 
Stylus

Phone functionality

 
 
Yes

Buyers information

Price

$ 929
$ 499
 


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iPad Air
  • Display 9.7 inches
    1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 8820 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
  • Display 10.1 inches
    1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 8220 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
Lumia 2520
  • Display 10.1 inches
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 6.7 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 8000 mAh
  • OS Windows RT 8.1

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