If the Nokia Lumia 2520 is better than the Surface 2, which device will become Microsoft's leading tablet? Can both the Surface and Lumia tablets survive after the "marriage" between Nokia and Microsoft?
So which tablet is really better? You can find yourself the answer after reviewing your review PCWorld down here.
The shell color of Lumia 2520 is reminiscent of the sleek design of the 1970s products. The soft corners and edges are also not too sharp. First time entering the tablet market, Nokia has created its own features compared to the Microsoft tablet line. In terms of aesthetics, the glossy color of the 2520 is really attractive.
However, if you use the Lumia 2520 a bit too hard, the cladding cover may be bent. Although owning a thickness of 8.9 mm is equal to Surface 2 but Lumia 2520 is lighter (615g) compared to Surface 2 (680g).
Like other tablets, Lumia 2520 does not have many connection ports but it is not missing. The upper edge is integrated with microSD card slot to increase storage capacity from 32GB to 64GB. Also, right next to the SIM card slot.
Lumia 2520 also has HDMI port, microUSB 3.0 port, charging slot and a location to connect the device to Nokia's Power Keyboard.
Impressive screen, high performance
One of the points Nokia has been promoting is the "highest screen brightness in the segment". However, the actual use shows that the screen of the Lumia 2520 is still quite difficult to see if sunlight shines directly on. However, the Lumia 2520's screen is really bright when it is at the strongest level and gives a better color and saturation than the Surface 2 screen.
The Lumia 2520's screen is slightly smaller than the Surface 2. At 1920 x 1080 pixels, the Lumia 2520 has a screen size of 10.1 inches, while the Surface 2 is 10.6 inches. You can only recognize the difference in screen size when directly placing two machines side by side.
While Surface 2 uses NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip with 1.7GHz speed, Lumia 2520 is equipped with 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon chip. In terms of clock speed, Lumia 2520 is superior to the Surface 2. However, clock speed is just one factor that makes up the performance of a device.
In fact, the Lumia 2520 is fast and smooth on par with the Surface 2 as well as other iOS and Android tablets. User interface reacts to user actions with high speed. Downloading and scrolling web pages is very fast. Pre-installed Office Office applications start and process documents very gently.
Shell cum keyboard
Nokia said the Lumia 2520's 8.000mAh battery along with Qualcomm's processor gives up to 11 hours of video viewing time. This number is still less than an hour compared to the results of Surface 2. In addition, Nokia also boasts that the Lumia 2520 can charge from the lowest battery level to 80% in just one hour.
If you purchase a Power Keyboard shell cum keyboard accessory ($ 150 in the US, equivalent to more than 3 million VND), the battery life will be increased by 5 hours. When not in use, this set of keyboards can completely act as an external case for a more robust feel, but also thicker and heavier. In addition to the built-in battery, Power Keyboard also has 2 USB ports.
Overall experience of the better Power Keyboard Type Cover of Microsoft keyboard, from arranging keys to the journey of the key. However, the distance between the Power Keyboard and touchpad keys is a bit far apart. In addition, the touchpad also has a poor quality of assembly, often failing to keep a flat surface.
The keyboard is a very important accessory for Windows tablets, deciding to experience your office application – the reason you look for the Surface 2 or Lumia 2520. So before choosing to buy 2 devices You should try both Power Keyboard and Type Cover keyboard sets. Microsoft is also preparing to launch an external battery-powered Power Cover for Surface in 2014 for $ 200 in the US (more than VND 4 million).
Nokia places great emphasis on mobile camera technology. The company equipped Lumia 2520 with 6.7MP resolution camera, using Carl Zeiss optics. The result is great for a tablet.
From camera, keyboard set, processor to design, Lumia 2520 is different from Surface 2. This is good for customers because they have a choice between two 10-inch Windows RT 8.1 tablets and each has its own definition, no duplication.
In the US, Lumia 2520 is priced at 500 USD (ie over 10 million VND), more than 50 USD (equivalent to 1 million VND) compared to Surface 2. If you have enough financial capacity, look for computers The table runs full Windows 8.1 at a slightly higher price. Compared to Windows 8.1 tablets, Lumia 2520 is still a good choice at its price range.
According to PCWorld