Nokia Lumia 2520 specs comparison vs Apple iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Nokia Lumia 2520 specs comparison vs Apple iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Nokia has revealed its first tablet, the 10-inch Lumia 2520, and it is the colorful pillow-shaped device that you’d expect from Nokia. It runs on Windows 8.1 RT and comes at a price of $500. The latter puts it in direct battle against the best of the largest tablets: the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Does it have the hardware guts to beat that competition?

Good news is that the Lumia 2520 has both the vibrant screen and powerful chip to at least be on par with the competition. It features the brightest ever display on a tablet, a 10.1” 1080 x 1920 pixel screen with very low reflectance and a whopping 650 nits of brightness. In simpler terms, it’s a great display for use in all conditions, but it stands out particularly under the sun where you can actually read text on your tablet.

Under the hood, the Lumia 2520 comes with the latest Snapdragon 800 quad-core system chip with Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM, a very powerful combo. And on its back, the tablet features an ambitious 6.7-megapixel camera with a Zeiss lens and wide f/1.9 aperture.

Add to this blazing fast cellular data speeds with 4G LTE connectivity on board, and support for expandable memory, and you arrive at an interesting combination running the latest Windows 8.1 RT. Take a look at how it fares against its direct rivals below.

Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Apple iPad 4 vs Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

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Display

Size

10.1 inches
9.7 inches
10.1 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Super Clear LCD

Screen-to-body

62.74 %
65.03 %
70.97 %

Peak brightness

665 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Apple A6X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Dual-core, 1400 MHz
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 330
PowerVR SGX554
Adreno 330

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
1GB
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
128GB
16GB

OS

Windows (RT 8.1)
iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x)
Android (4.4.2, 4.3), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

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

6.7 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"
Aperture size: F2.4
 

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Recording format

H.264
 
 

Features

Video calling
EIS
 

Front

2 MP
1.2 MP
2 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD)
 

Design

Dimensions

10.51 x 6.61 x 0.35 inches (267 x 168 x 8.9 mm)
9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)
9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inches (243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

21.69 oz
23.35 oz
19.29 oz

615.0 g
662.0 g
547.0 g

Features

 
 
Stylus

Phone functionality

 
 
Yes

Buyers information

Price

$ 499
$ 799
 


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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
iPad 4
  • Display 9.7 inches
    1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A6X
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • OS iOS 10.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

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