Nokia Lumia 2520

79
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Nokia Lumia 2520 review: a good Windows tablet, not the best for typing

The Lumia 2520 is a good Windows tablet, with long battery life, a lightweight, modern design and best-in-class camera. However, it doesn't work well as a laptop replacement.

Pros
  • Attractive design
  • Long battery life
  • Bright, vibrant display
  • Good camera performance
  • Offline music and maps
Cons
  • No WiFi-only option
  • Picks up scratches and fingerprints
  • Typing in the lap isn't comfortable
  • Windows Store still has holes
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Model
AT&T

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Windows
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Windows (RT)

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
yes (WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, WMV) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (6.7 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Contact pictures) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Other features

NFC
yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer) (yes)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
3.0
Bluetooth
4.0 (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Hardware

CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
Verizon

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Windows
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Windows (RT)

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
yes (WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, WMV) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (6.7 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Contact pictures) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Other features

NFC
yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer) (yes)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
3.0
Bluetooth
4.0 (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Hardware

CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB