Nokia Lumia 2520 Review

Verizon (RX-114)     See other variants reviews Score: 8.07/10

Nokia Lumia 2520 is a fascinating tablet released some years ago, in 2013, including a great Quad-Core CPU running at 2.2 gigahertz, a huge 10.1" multi touch display, and two cameras, a 6.7 megapixels back facing camera and a 2 mega-pixels front-facing camera.

This tablet is sold in a wide range of colors, black, blue, red and white. It seems like Nokia forgot about weight optimization in this 21.69 oz tablet. The Lumia 2520 is very slim and practical, being just 0.35" thick. The Lumia 2520 is only 10.51 inches long, but it still manages to hold a 10.1 inches screen.

Nokia equipped the Lumia 2520 with a good looking 10.1" screen, and a 1080 x 1920 (Full HD) resolution, which makes everything look great. Its screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, with a brightness of 665 candela/m2 and has multi-touch detection.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 is equipped with an extremely fast 2200 megahertz Quad-Core processor, packed into a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 chip with a great 2 GB of RAM memory. Graphic calculations usually uses a lot of processor time, so it has an extra 450 megahertz Adreno 330 graphic processing unit to help the CPU with those tasks. This tablet has a 32 GB excellent internal storage and an SD extension slot, which allows the user to store hundreds of applications without having to worry about running out of space at all.

The Lumia 2520 has Wi-Fi connection (which it can share with other devices acting as a wireless modem or router), LTE 4G high performance connection type and also HSPA+ internet connection, that is a bit slower 4G network and the fastest 3G connectivity, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This tablet uses a Micro SIM card for GSM networks.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 features two cameras, a 6.7 MP back facing camera and a 2 MP front camera. It also shoots videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 fps. The camera also counts with geo tagging and auto-focus.

The Lumia 2520 also includes a handful of nice features as Near Field Communication (NFC), Bluetooth (4.0) and GPS Navigation, and some sensors likeAccelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

This tablet counts with a big capacity 8000 mAh non-replaceable battery providing this tablet an impressive battery life. An issue to take into account is that the Lumia 2520's battery is not replaceable so you can't buy a new battery when it starts to lose capacity, while with such a huge battery size you will probably discard this device before it becomes a real problem.

This tablet is probably a little overvalued considering it is sold for 159 dollars, and other similar devices are offerred cheaper than that. It doesn't matter whether you you love taking photos, will use this device to play tons of games, need a portable tablet mainly for internet broswing and social networks or will use this tablet device for work, this tablet is very appropiate for you. When you buy the Lumia 2520 you also get Nokia Wall Charger AC-300, SIM Door Key and Quick guide.

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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:$ 159.00


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
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 13), 1700/2100 (band 4)
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
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