Nokia Lumia 2520 – the first Windows based tablet was unveiled by Nokia on October 22, 2013. Lumia 2520 is a Windows RT tablet. Windows RT is an edition of Windows 8 OS, designed specially for mobile devices using 32 bit ARM architecture. Windows RT has an architecture to provide a great power efficiency which in turn gives a longer battery life to devices. Positive reviews were received by Lumia 2520, regarding it’s design, display and for being the first Windows RT device. With this tablet you have the option of a separate keyboard cover- a keyboard with which the tablet can be attached. You can have it for around $ 149. The Lumia 2520 is a good Windows tablet, with long battery life, a lightweight, modern design, best-in-class camera and can give the Surface 2 a run for its money. It is probably the best thing on the market for people looking to buy a tablet that doubles as a laptop. This powerful Windows 8 tablet 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. If you’re okay with Windows RT and its more limited ecosystem, and need a hyper-connected device, the Lumia 2520 is definitely worth a look. Along with the many features which the Lumia 2520 flaunts there is this Dolby Earphone Sound Enhancement system which enhances the sound output by a good deal. It has dimensions-267 x 168 x 8.9 mm (10.51 x 6.61 x 0.35 in). This tablet has 2 GB of RAM and has 32 GB internal storage memory which can be further expanded to 64 GB with a microSD card. A Non-removable 8120 mAh battery powers this beast. With such a modern chip set, large battery and larger screen this is an ideal gaming device. Nokia Lumia 2520 comes in four colors- Black, White, Red and Blue.

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CAMERA

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Like the tablet, it’s camera is also pretty good. Lumia 2520 flashes a 6.7 MP primary camera which can capture very good and detailed pictures of  3088 X 1744 pixels. Quality of the picture will remain intact even if you zoom in to the picture. No compromise has been made in the quality of the camera by Nokia by putting a Carl Zeiss optics lens in the primary camera of Lumia 2520. The camera also has an auto focus. 1/3.4″ sensor is provided with the camera.

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The secondary camera or the front camera of  Lumia 2520 is a 2 MP camera, which captures videos in 720p at 30 frames per second. It is ideal for video calling or calling on Skype.

Videos can be recorded in 1080p at 30 frames per second.

DISPLAY

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Nokia Lumia 2520 has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. The big 10.1″ screen is idle for windows platform as you can put a lot of tiles of applications and games on your home screen and it looks quiet neat. The 10.1″ screen has 1080 X 1920 pixels with 218 ppi pixel density. And yes, it supports multitouch. It also has the protection of Corning Gorilla glass 2 with clear black display-a set of polarizing filters, which minimize glare. Even with a big screen, the battery backup of this smartphone is quiet amazing, this tablet being powered by a big 8120 mAh battery. Now if we talk about gaming, then the gaming experience on this tablet is superb. With a 10.1″ big screen, 2 GB RAM, there is no game on the Windows Apps market that you cannot install and play on this phone. Visibility in sunlight is also good. Display of the phone is clearly visible even in bright sunlight. No trouble is encountered in that case.

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

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The tablet runs on Windows RT operating system. It is an edition of Windows 8 OS, designed specially for mobile devices using 32 bit ARM architecture. Windows RT has an architecture to provide a great power efficiency which in turn gives a longer battery life to devices. Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 is the processor which has the tablet up and running fast. Adreno 330 GPU is found under the hood of Lumia 2520. It has a Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 CPU which is the best of it’s class and is very fast.
The sensors present in Lumia 2520 are-Accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.

INSIDE THE BOX

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Sales package of the tablet contains-

  • Nokia Lumia 2520
  • Nokia Wall Charger AC-300
  • Quick guide
  • SIM Door Key

RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES

Out of the many impressive accessories that support Nokia’s Lumia series, the most useful ones that should be on your watch list are:

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Model Lumia 2520
Camera Primary: 6.7 mp, 3088 x 1744 px, Auto focus.Front camera: 2MP, 720p@30fpsVideo:Yes, 720p@30fps.
Display IPS LCD capacitive touchscreenSize:10.1.0 inches, Screen Resolution(1080 X 1920), Pixel Density:218 ppi,  16M colors
Screen Protection:Corning Gorilla Glass 3Screen: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Clear Black display
Dimensions 267 mm (height) 168 mm (width) 8.9 mm (thickness)
Weight 615 g
Operating System Microsoft Windows Phone 8 RT
Memory RAM: 2 GBInternal Storage: 32 GBExpandable: 64 GB
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Quad-core, 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Adreno 300 GPU
Network 2G, 3G and 4G
Charging Micro USB
Av Connector 3.5 mm
Bluetooth v4.0
Communication Email, MMS, Messeging (Threaded View),Instant Messaging, Multiple SMS Detection
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 8120 mAh battery
Talktime  up to 10h
Standby  up to 600 h
Price (USD) $711 approx.

First Windows Phone 8 RT tablet, Nokia Lumia 2520 really nailed it. With a complete package of good camera, good performance and a good display, what else do you expect from a tablet. It is surely a value for money gadget.