Display Mate rates the screen on the Nokia Lumia 2520 above the display on the Microsoft Surface 2

Display Mate rates the screen on the Nokia Lumia 2520 above the display on the Microsoft Surface 2
Display Mate recently ran a head-to-head comparison of the screens on the Nokia Lumia 2520 and the Microsoft Surface 2. The latter tablet has moved up to an FHD display of 1920 x 1080 from the OG version's resolution of 1366 x 768. That matches the resolution on the Nokia Lumia 2520, although it should be noted that the screen on Nokia's model is 10.1 inches vs. the 10.6 inch panel on the Microsoft slate.

Display Mate was impressed with the brightness of the screen on the Nokia Lumia 2520. The slate produced the highest number of nits that Display Mate ever found on a mobile device at 684 nits. That reading was 74% higher than the 394 nits scored by the Surface 2. The color gamut, which measures the range of colors available on the tablets, was again in favor of the Lumia 2520. While the Nokia slab finished with a score of 75%, 20% above the Microsoft tablet, it is below the 100% scored by many of today's top tablets. While both tablets have good viewing angles, the Microsoft Surface 2 had poor color accuracy according to the testing.

The final grade given to the display on the Microsoft Surface 2 was a "B". The comments cited the small color gamut on the screen, but still called it a "good display". The Nokia Lumia 2520 display was graded "A-" and was praised for being very bright with high ambient brightness, although it too was flagged for having a low color gamut. Overall, Display Mate calls it a "Very good display."


Soon, Microsoft will close on its purchase of Nokia's Devices and Services, and perhaps the gang in Redmond will leave the screen design for the Surface 3 to the newcomers from Finland.


source: DisplayMate via BGR

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  • Camera 6.7 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
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  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 8000 mAh
  • OS Windows RT 8.1
Surface 2
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