Nokia Lumia 2520

Specifications

Nokia Lumia 2520Notebook: Nokia Lumia 2520 (Lumia Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.62kg
Price: 599 euro
Average Score: 76.21% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 72%, performance: 80%, features: 70%, display: 84% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Nokia Lumia 2520

84% Review Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet | Notebookcheck
More light! Nokia's first and last tablet with Windows RT 8.1 has an incredibly bright display, a fast processor and the ability to access the Internet via LTE -- but it also has some unusual weaknesses. The software and camera are no more than average, and the manufacturing quality is not exactly up to par either. We expected more from a company who was once a mobile communications pioneer.
60% Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet
Source: It Pro English
A great piece of hardware limited by the Windows RT operating system. The Lumia 2520 packs a beautiful design, top display and 4G connectivity on the. But Windows interface holds the tablet back from competing with Android and iOS counterparts. With reports suggesting that Windows RT could be ditched in the near future, can’t recommend this device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Nokia Lumia 2520
Source: Gadget Show English
Nokia's top-notch hardware is let down by Microsoft's lacklustre Windows 8.1, which still falls short as a tablet OS. There's still an alarming lack of dedicated apps, and the awkward touch-screen navigation of its desktop mode is begging for a mouse or stylus. We want to love the Lumia 2520, as its bright and cheerful glossy polycarbonate body is a zesty alternative to Microsoft's own drab and dreary Surface - but Windows RT 8.1 as a tablet OS still falls flat. Maybe next time?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/15/2014
80% Nokia Lumia 2520 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
If you’re looking for a portable device purely for web browsing and Microsoft Office, the Nokia Lumia 2520 is a good buy. The Microsoft Surface 2 is cheaper, but we think the extra cost is justified given the Lumia 2520’s integrated 4G, faster processor and better battery life. Windows RT is still an awkward middle ground between desktop and mobile operating systems, but if you’re willing to give Windows RT a chance there’s no doubt the Lumia 2520 is the best device to try it on.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lumia 2520 video review: powerful Windows tablet an exciting alternative to iPad or Android
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lumia 2520 has a powerful spec for a Windows RT tablet - and it shows. The Lumia is a responsive and rapid revice, even when you have it undertaking multiple tasks. Here's our Lumia 2520 video review.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/17/2013
70% Nokia Lumia 2520 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a solid first stab at a tablet for Nokia and would have won plaudits had it been released a year or two ago. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite match up to the best new tablets recently released by Amazon or Apple and it isn’t quite as flexible as the Surface 2 – that is until the keyboard goes on sale. In addition, Windows RT and the Windows Store just don’t offer the same ease of use and app selection as you will find on Android and iOS.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Nokia Lumia 2520 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a seriously impressive piece of kit. While we're still not enamoured with Windows RT, Nokia's done a great job showcasing all the OS' positive aspects, while simultaneously adding a few of its own. This combined with its great battery life, 4G connectivity and better than average display make it one of the best Windows RT tablets we've experienced. However, as is the case with all Windows tablets, we're a bit disappointed Nokia hasn't bundled the 2520 with an attachable keyboard. The lack of a keyboard makes taking advantage of the 2520's Office features a little tricky and does hamper its overall enterprise appeal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Nokia Lumia 2520 review
Source: PC Pro English
Despite our reservations over Windows RT, there's no denying that this is a top-quality piece of hardware. It isn't the best tablet around, but the Lumia 2520 delivers faster performance and better battery life, with a higher quality display than the Surface 2, and includes 4G as standard. For only £41 more – it looks like a bargain.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 100% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
80% Nokia Lumia 2520 review
Source: Stuff TV English
If you’re happy with the Lumia body, there’s lot to love about the 2520, which injects some much needed fun into Windows tablets. It’s lighter and more compact than the Surface 2 with a punchier Full HD screen, better battery life, 4G and excellent Nokia apps. The flawed Windows RT OS is just too much for us to live with but if you can trade creative apps for the Office suite and plump for the Power Keyboard, it could just work. Then again, full-fat Windows 8 tablets that aren’t limited to the Store, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, offer full-fat Windows 8 and can be picked up from £450.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Nokia Lumia 2520 review - the best Windows RT tablet yet... fancy a tablet that's different?
Source: PC Advisor English
Some caveats still apply to Windows RT devices, but if you want an alternative to iPad and Android for a consumption device, the Lumia 2520 is that. It's well built, a great performer and - in red at least - it offers a stylish difference to the usual black slates.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% Nokia Lumia 2520 review
Source: T3 English
This is one of the best tablets yet built, thanks to Nokia's swish and tactile design that fits the hand splendidly, a size that is conducive to on-the-move usage and an elegant implementation of the Windows RT 8.1 OS. Sure, the RT bit means you can't put just any old program on it, and the Windows Store needs to fill some of its bigger gaps, but this is a highly capable, versatile device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Nokia Lumia 2520 (Verizon Wireless)
Source: PC Mag English
The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a pretty good Windows RT tablet, but that makes it second best in a category of only two new devices. The Microsoft Surface 2, our Windows RT tablet Editors' Choice, keeps the title thanks to Microsoft's complimentary services and the flexibility afforded by a full-size USB port. But while the Lumia 2520 has a few drawbacks, the biggest liability is Windows RT—there are better options available that give you either a richer selection of apps, like the Apple iPad Air, or run the full version of Windows, like the Asus Transformer Book T100TA.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
a good Windows tablet, not the best for typing
Source: Engadget English
Considering the Lumia 2520 is Nokia's first Windows tablet, the company produced a strong product its first time out. Because it's so lightweight, the 2520 is easier to use in tablet mode than the Surface 2, and that stunning 665-nit display makes the experience even sweeter. Add to that long battery life, a high-quality camera and some generous pricing ($499 with LTE and 32GB of storage), and it's pretty clear Nokia did good.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2013
70% Nokia Lumia 2520
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its sexy styling, powerful processor and exceptional battery life, the Nokia Lumia 2520 has a lot to offer tablet customers. We also love the bright display. If you're willing to pay an additional $149, the Power Keyboard combines a comfortable typing experience with even more endurance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Nokia Lumia 2520 review: Meet Microsoft's new candy-coated, anti-Surface tablet
Source: PC World English
And that’s exactly what Microsoft needs right now: some energy in its mobile portfolio. Maybe a little competition between Microsoft’s two in-house tablet lines will provoke a new path of innovation—and a positive consumer response. The 2520 is the anti-Surface, and right now that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Nokia Lumia 2520 review
Source: Slashgear English
Nokia needed a tablet. It took its time with the Lumia 2520, and in many places that consideration shows. The decisions to go with a more usable display and a fast-charging system do make sense for what’s billed as a tablet for work and play, and while the absence of a WiFi-only model does mean there’s no low-cost model, you have to give Nokia some credit for sticking to its connectivity guns.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2013
90% Nokia Lumia 2520 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Lumia 2520 is a powerful Windows 8 tablet that can last for hours upon hours on a single charge. Its simple yet beautiful design is one that will certainly stand out among other Windows 8 tablets, especially its Full HD 1080p display. There isn’t much holding back the Lumia 2520, except for something like a USB port, which could be helpful for those who want to be able to access external hard drives or SD cards on their Windows 8 tablet. Other than that, we can’t praise the Lumia 2520 enough. If you’re in the market for a powerful Windows 8 machine that will probably last much longer than a typical work day, then the Lumia 2520 is what you’ve been looking for.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Das erste Nokia-Tablet ist zugleich auch das letzte
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2014
80% Nokia Lumia 2520
Source: e-media - Heft 6/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Eine rutschige Angelegenheit
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Positive: very bright display; very good outdoor qualities
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2014
Nokia Lumia 2520 – Попытки Финнов Найти Себя
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good appearance; high-quality screen; good performance; very good battery capacity. Negative: Glossy case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2014
Nokia Lumia 2520: обзор первого планшета компании
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Good design; useful softwares; very high quality screen. Negative: ARM's platform.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/10/2014
Обзор Nokia Lumia 2520: Первый Windows-Планшет От Nokia
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Good design; quality screen; loud speakers; very high autonomy; good performance. Negative: Easily soiled, dirty and scratched case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/25/2013

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


800 MSM8974:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 450 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.62 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Nokia: The Finnish enterprise is one of the most important telecommunication companies and well-known for mobile technologies. The company started with netbooks in 2009.


76.21%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB, 0.425 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 0.477 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 2014 Edition
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 0.535 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Amazon Fire
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.7", 0.16 kg
» HTC One E8
unknown, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.17 kg
» Asus PadFone X
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 9.0", 0.514 kg
» LG G3
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.5", 0.149 kg
» Nokia Lumia 930
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.145 kg
» HTC One M8
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 8.4", 0.331 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905)
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 12.2", 0.753 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.2", 0.163 kg
» LG Optimus G Pro 2
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.9", 0.17 kg
» Nokia Lumia Icon
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1s
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.3", 0.137 kg
» LG G Flex
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 6.0", 0.176 kg
» Asus New Padfone
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Nokia Lumia 1520
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 6.0", 0.21 kg
» Google Nexus 5
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.13 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 7.0", 0.303 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 8.9", 0.4 kg
» Acer Liquid S2
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.98", 0.231 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.169 kg
» LG G2
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.2", 0.2 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.7", 0.168 kg
» Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 6.44", 0.212 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-11-23)