Hands-On: Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet

Hands-On: Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet

Nokia World, Abu Dhabi. Nokia’s very first tablet is the Lumia 2520, a 10-inch Windows RT tablet that takes its design inspiration from the Lumia handset.

As usual, the bright colors that Nokia employs int he Lumia line makes the 2520 look more attractive as it comes in blue, red, black and white colors. The soft matte finish is similar to the one on the Lumia 920.

The large 10-inch screen looks even stunning with its full HD 1080p resolution. Nokia also managed to give it a thin profile at just 8.9mm but the device slightly tapers towards the edge (in landscape position) to give your hands a better grip.

Nokia gave the tablet the best hardware it can get its hand on and the configuration shows it all. Almost all of the missing key features are there too, like microSD card support, quad-core support, USB 3.0 and many more.


Nokia Lumia 2520 specs:
10.1-inch IPS LCD Display @ full HD 1920×1080 pixels
Gorilla Glass 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 2.2GHz quad-core
Adreno 330 Graphics
32GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
LTE 150/50 mbps, DC-HSPA 42mbps
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
6.7MP Carl Zeiss rear camera, f/1.9
2MP front-facing camera
Li-Ion 8,000mAh battery
USB 3.0
Windows RT
267 x 168 x 8.9mm (dimensions)
615 grams (weight)

With new LTE chip from Qualcomm, we reckon the Lumia 2520 will support both Globe LTE and Smart LTE once it becomes available locally. The tablet runs on Windows RT and is ready for the latest update.

Nokia promises up to 11 hours of battery life on a single full charge. There is an optional Nokia Power Keyboard that serves as a cover case and external physical keyboard that also adds 5 more hours on the battery life, making 16 hours in total.

The Nokia Power Keyboard is sold separately at $149 while the Nokia Lumia 2520 will retail for just $499 before taxes and subsidies. Initial release will start in the US this 4th quarter and expected to be launched in other countries the following quarter (probably Q1 2014).

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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26 Responses

  1. edwaine says:

    I love nokia devices but I hate to say that this: Using a os under development is just a waste of time. Sana intel chip nalng linagay nila, defitely madaming kukuha nyan.

    Just a disclaimer, it just my opinion.

    • pivotdoji says:

      Windows RT — OS under development ? LOL. It’s the same Windows 8 that is currently shipped today. The only difference is it is compiled for ARM. Check your facts first.

    • pivotdoji says:

      Windows RT — OS under development ? LOL. It’s the same Windows 8 that is currently shipped today. The only difference is it is compiled for ARM. Check your fact first.

    • wew says:

      i contradict your opinion…all other OSes was distributed and used while still in development stage…tungkol naman sa intel chip kung pagbabasehan po ang ibang smart devices na powered by intel…makikita natin na hindi ganun kalakas ang impact ng pangalan nila o kahit ung mga features na ipinagmamalaki nila kaya di rin ganun bumenta ang intelpowered devices.

    • Lagur says:

      Seriously what waste of time are you talking about? Doesn’t make sense. Win8 ARM is just as complete as the x86/x64 version.

      Even with this Win8 ARM based device is still megazilion miles better productivity than your iPad.

    • wew says:

      wow windows powered device pero ang specs pang android!hahaha dual core pa nga lang as in ang smoooth ng ui panu pa kaya pag quad core?hahaha futureproof device to kahit ilang windows version pa ang ilabas di maglalag

    • edwaine says:

      Well in my opinion they should merge windows phone and the rt because they both share the nt kernel. Im saying its under development because the rt fails to catch the consumers yet it has a future if they merge it.

      Medjo late na si nokia but I like the way they emphasize Lumia’s design.

    • lagur says:

      Better late than never right? Besides Nokia has already build up large fan based community around the net, you just need to update yourself and stop reading news from Apple and Android once in a while.

      Don’t worry, they have already planned to merge it. Happy now?

    • edwaine says:

      Yeah, im really happy because its on the works.
      Im not mad at nokia (I do own a Lumia 1020 and im proud with its capabilities), well its just because MS is slow before in the process adapting the tablet market. Well now there coping up with them and i am really happy that they do now listen to customers feedbacks.

  2. edisson says:

    Is it better than the Surface 2 or the other way around?

    • emem says:

      same question but let’s wait for the head to head comparison although specs wise I prefer snapdragon plus the LTE for Nokia while build and keyboard for the surface

  3. wacko says:

    Apps pls nokia,

  4. natsuno says:

    wala bang lumia 929?

  5. edwaine says:

    About naman sa Intel chip, its all about processing power ng x86/x64 ng intel-amd vs arm. Mas maganda kung meron silang intel powered tablet device, agree?

    • Pensonic says:

      A Baytrail Atom version sana ng Surface 2, less powerful than Pro 2, but at least puwede legacy Windows Programs.

  6. jcruze057 says:

    full windows version ba os nya? gaya ng acer iconia w3?

  7. steelicon says:

    What a pity.

  8. Salleh says:

    I have my Surface RT but I am more excited to Lumia 2520 as my next upgrade. Maganda surface 2 pero mas tempting ang exclusive apps ng Nokia

  9. merry says:

    ano aman pinagkaiba nia to the other brand?

  10. marcello says:

    yihaaaa..finally it will come out soon.. can harldy wait for N 250 http://bit.ly/HfE2nK and its price !!

  11. kikomancher says:

    better than windows RT. Sana mas mura sya sa Windows RT.Cant wait for this.

  12. joy says:

    ung life span po kya ng battery nito matagal po?

  13. sean says:

    ang ganda ng specs nia, pero how much naman po?

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