Nokia Lumia 2520: a closer look at Nokia's first Windows tablet

Nokia recently released its first-ever Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520. Its design, performance and Nokia apps make it deeply appealing. But is that enough? Keep on reading on get Nokia Lumia 2520 full review.

  • Nokia recommends Windows RT 8.1

    Boost your productivity with built-in Microsoft Office, great apps and personalised Windows RT 8.1 experience.
  • Big on features

    A 10.1”, bright, Full HD display with the best screen readability at 650 nits peak brightness, 4G LTE connectivity and super-fast charging. 


    True mobility means being able to use your tablet wherever you choose to go. The Nokia Lumia 2520 has a high resolution, Full HD display with the best outdoor readability so you can use it anywhere under the sun.

    Snap on the Nokia Power Keyboard and let your fingers do the talking. With up to five hours of extra battery life, a touch pad and two full-sized USB ports, getting things done on the move has never been easier.

    Create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the go. Synch your email and calendars with Outlook. And with up to 64GB of expandable memory and SkyDrive, you can save your documents and pick up where you left off whenever you want.

    Your Lumia devices talk to each other. Modify and stream your smartphone photos and videos on your tablet with just one tap. Save your favourite HERE destinations on your tablet and see them on your smartphone. And sync your music across your tablet and phone.

    Being tied to power outlets can be frustrating when you need to be on the go. That's why the Nokia Lumia 2520 charges 80% in one hour. And with 4G LTE connectivity for a super-fast experience, you can spend more time out and about.

    The sleek design of the the Nokia Lumia 2520 comes in multiple colors, so you can choose the one that goes perfectly with your style.

All of this might be tolerable if the Lumia 2520 was a bargain. But it’s not. The device will cost you at least $400 with a two-year cellular contract with AT&T or Verizon. Without a contract, it costs $500.

That’s more than you’d spend for Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, and the same as the base model of Apple’s iPad Air. Either of those would be a much better buy.

Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet

Likes: Solid feeling case; relatively speedy processor

Dislikes: Uninspired and awkwardly oblong design; lacks “Retina” quality display; poor selection and breadth of available apps; unstable; runs Windows RT

Features: 2.2GHz quad-core processor; 10.1-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel screen; 1.2-megapixel front and 6.7-megapixel rear cameras; 32GB of storage

Price: $400 with a two-year wireless service contract; $500 with no contract 

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