Nokia Lumia 2520 Review

Verizon (RX-114)     See other variants reviews Score: 7.94/10

Nokia Lumia 2520 is a fascinating Windows device launched some years ago, packed with a 10.1 inches display, a high-tech Quad-Core processing unit speeding at 2200 MHz, and 2 cameras, a 6.7 MP back-facing camera and a 2 megapixels front side camera. We will get a better understanding of this device's features when we get into deeper details.

This tablet ships with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 chip, backed up by an extremely powerful Quad-Core processing unit ticking at 2.2 GHz and a big 2 GB of RAM. Graphic calculations generally eats a lot of CPU time, so the Lumia 2520 also has a 450 MHz Adreno 330 graphic processing unit to help with that calculations. The Lumia 2520 comes with an awesome 32 GB internal memory and an SD memory slot, which allows the user to install tons of applications, games, songs, photos and videos without worrying about filling the tablet.

This tablet is available in many colors: black, blue, red and white. The Lumia 2520 doesn't feel very lightweight for a tablet of this size, weighting 21.69 ounces. The Lumia 2520 is thin and good-looking, with a thickness of just 0.35 inches. While this device is only 10.51" long, it's able to fit a a 10.1 inches display.

This device features two cameras, a 6.7 MP back camera and a 2 mega-pixels front side camera. It can also film videos in 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 frames per second. In addition, the camera features auto-focus and geo tagging.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 is equipped with a good looking 10.1-inches display with a 1080 x 1920 (Full HD) resolution, providing this tablet with a good level graphic quality. This display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, with a powerful 665 candela/m2 brightness and can detect multi touch gestures.

The Lumia 2520 has a high capacity 8000 mAh non-replaceable battery providing the Nokia Lumia 2520 an impressive battery life. An issue to evaluate is that this tablet's battery isn't removable so you can't change it when it starts to last shorter, whereas having 8000 mAh you will probably discard this tablet before it becomes a real problem.

This tablet has wifi capability (which it can share with other devices as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE high speed internet connection and also HSPA+ internet connection, that is a lower speed 4G network or the fastest 3G internet connection, using HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Lumia 2520 works with a Micro SIM card for GSM services.

This tablet also features some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS Localization and Near Field Communication (NFC), and some sensors likeAccelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

This tablet is being sold for just $ 179, which is an incredibly low price comparing with other similar devices. It doesn't matter whether you want it to take lots of photographs, are looking for a gaming tablet, want a social tablet or are looking for a tablet for work, this device is definitely the right choice for you. If you buy the Nokia Lumia 2520 you will also receive Quick guide, SIM Door Key and Nokia Wall Charger AC-300.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Windows RT 8.1
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Product code:RX-114
Dimensions:10.51 x 6.61 x 0.35 inchesMetric26.7 x 16.79 x 0.89 cmImperial
Weight:21.69 ouncesMetric614.9 gImperial
Colors:Black, Blue, Red and White
Accessories:Nokia Wall Charger AC-300, Quick guide, SIM Door Key
Release date:2013-10-22
Price:$ 179.00 at Amazon


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:10.1 inchesMetric25.7 cmImperial
Resolution:1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD)
Pixel density:218 pixels per inchMetric85.83 pixels per cmImperial
Brightness:665 cd/m2
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Processor:Krait 400 (Quad-Core 2200 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (800 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 330 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)


Capacity:8000 mAh
Stand-by Time:600 hours


Back camera:6.7 megapixels
    Focal length:26mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.29 inches (1/3.4")
Front camera:2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus and Geo Tagging


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 13), 1700/2100 (band 4)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass and Gyroscope