At the Nokia World event at Abu Dhabi, the company did something which had been expected from it for quite some time. Nokia announced its first tablet- Lumia 2520. The 10.1 inch tablet will run on the new Windows RT 8.1. The tablet is certainly a move closely in step with takeover of Nokia by Microsoft. While there are fans and critics of Windows RT 8.1, Lumia 2520 is certainly a better showcase than Surface 2. The unsubsidized price of the tablet is expected to be $499. It’s a steep price, but the tablet has got some nice selling points.
Specs and features
The first thing one will remark about the tablet is its design. Lumia 2520 comes in a unibody polycarbonate design and has the design cues of Lumia phones. The tablet has a premium feel, quite different than iPad.
While iPad is meant to be carried around in professional settings, the bold selection of colors on the Lumia 2520 makes it more of a casual use companion. However, the device has some commendable specs.
It comes with a 10.1 inch fullHD IPS LCD panel, with a resolution of 1920-by-1080 pixels. That gives a very crisp screen to the tablet. The display is very bright at 650 nits and the antireflection works out well too. Under the hood you get a powerful 2.2 GHz Snapdragon Qualcomm quad core processor and 2 GB of RAM. These specs make the tablet usage very responsive and multitasking a breeze.Lumia 2520 has 6.7 MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss Optics and a font facing camera.
What makes Lumia 2520 Unique
Nokia Lumia 2520 runs Windows RT 8.1. So does Surface 2. But the build quality of Lumia is better, than the former. You get an awesome camera, a fast processor and an attractive design with this tablet. The keyboard accessory that comes with it, is a nice addition too, and allows you to use the tablet almost like a laptop. That brings us to Windows RT 8.1. The OS is very minimalistic. You can run the apps that you have in Windows Store. So, it is basically a large Windows phone. In that sense, buying the tablet brings to closer to the mobile environment. Nokia also managed to keep a microSIM slot with type device making it convenient to use it while on the move with a 3G/4G SIM. That is a major check over the Surface 2. The device also has 2 USB 3.0 slots along with an HDMI output.
Nokia’s first tablet is decent. It is fast, looks good and has good connectivity features. That being said, its biggest drawback is running Windows RT 8.1. You won’t be able to do a large number of things which we have become used to for expecting from a tablet.
Yet to be launched in India, it will be pricey after addition of taxes. Keep checking compareraja.in to get the best deals and prices for Nokia Lumia 2520.