Lumia 2520 http://www.stuff.tv/nokia/lumia-2520/news en-GB Nokia Lumia 2520 http://www.stuff.tv/nokia/nokia-lumia-2520/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia&#039;s first ever tablet is a polycarbonate slice of tech history – but is it good enough to compete with the iPads and Androids when it&#039;s hobbled with Windows RT? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia 2520 – its first tablet, here with the 6in 1520 phablet " alt="Nokia Lumia 2520 – its first tablet, here with the 6in 1520 phablet " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokia-lumia-2520-review-group-with-1520.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We can&rsquo;t say we ever thought we&rsquo;d be reviewing a Nokia tablet. But here we are. And the Lumia 2520 isn&rsquo;t just Nokia&rsquo;s first ever tablet, it&rsquo;s a polycarbonate slice of tech history in glossy red (and glossy white, matte cyan and black).&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £400.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Exclusive to johnlewis.com </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This tablet screen means business </div> <div class="field-item even"> 4G - you won&#039;t find that on the Surface 2 </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Expandable storage is handy for media fiends </div> <div class="field-item even"> Nice Nokia apps are a bonus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Windows RT can&#039;t be recommended without an app explosion </div> <div class="field-item even"> A bit heavy and uncomfortable on the go </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Expensive, Power Keyboard is an extra £150 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Does an oversized Lumia work? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Let’s start with a brain-tickler. The 2520 is probably the most conspicuous device we’ve ever used in a South West Trains carriage. This could be a plus or a minus depending on how you treat your tech, but seriously - we haven’t turned this many heads since we rode a Burmese sneezing monkey home from work.&nbsp;</p><p>It’s bright red and glossy (in our case), not to mention the loud pop-pop keyboard sounds that it makes on the default settings and the fact that its slightly awkward 16:9 widescreen ratio and 615g weight mean you’re constantly adjusting how you hold it, even though the 2520 is lighter and a little more compact that Microsoft’s own Surface 2.</p><p>It’s a solid enough build with some flexing and creaking (your fingers will push through the back of the tab to the display like those sub-£100 nasties do) and there’s quite a lot going on. For a start there’s a microSIM (yes, microSIM not nanoSIM as with the 1520 phablet), plus a welcome microSD card slot to expand the 2520’s 32GB of memory – that’s open on the right-hand edge alongside a microUSB port and microHDMI. Then there’s the headphone jack and the port for the Nokia charger – which confusingly look exactly the same - not to mention shallow power and volume buttons, Zeiss, Nokia and NFC logos (the latter’s a sticker) and the Windows Start logo front and centre along the bottom of the screen.&nbsp;</p><p>That’s before you even get to the proprietary connection running along the bottom, which is for the £150 Nokia Power Keyboard - an essential-seeming (not to mention battery-boosting) accessory that Nokia is yet to supply for testing.</p><p>As a standalone tablet, the 2520’s physical design is far from perfect - the corners can dig in when rested in your palms, there’s no Surface 2-like kickstand, the glossy back is a bit slippy and it scratches fairly easily. Yet it is a good-looking slab of Lumia that, depending on what you want out of a tablet, might justify the extra weight over, say, an Android tablet.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Does the Lumia design work on the 10.1in 2520? It&#039;s hit and miss " alt="Does the Lumia design work on the 10.1in 2520? It&#039;s hit and miss " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-homescreen.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="We haven&#039;t had chance to use the Power Keyboard yet - it connects here " alt="We haven&#039;t had chance to use the Power Keyboard yet - it connects here " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-design-and-build-2.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="The Lumia is well catered for in the ports department - microUSB, microHDMI, microSD and microSIM" alt="The Lumia is well catered for in the ports department - microUSB, microHDMI" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-ports.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can Nokia do big screens? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A resounding “yes!” from the Stuff camp. The 2520’s screen really is a beauty and it’s the main reason for the 2520’s strong score. Wow, it goes bright, up to 650 nits if you want to get precise about it, and in a normally lit room a white webpage is positively blinding. You will genuinely close your unadjusted eyes for a second.</p><p>Then there are the viewing angles, which are just ridiculous – tilt the 2520’s screen to the side or lay it flat and the picture is just as nice at any angle. It’s the kind of tablet that will make you do a double-take if you see the screen from across the room. Witchcraft.</p><p>It’s a real eye-catcher. The pixels look as though they’re sat right on top of the glass and it’s a great tablet for movie fans – skintones look natural, blacks are inky and colours are vivid. That said, the Surface 2-matching 1920 x 1080 resolution results in 218ppi, so it doesn’t match the likes of the iPad Air’s 264ppi Retina display for sharpness . You can spot the pixels if you’re hunting for them, and text can occasionally look a little jagged even at a normal reading distance. Whites can be a touch smeary, too, a sure sign that contrast isn’t quite up to scratch with the best tablet displays.</p><p>And we’d like to think our fingers aren’t any greasier than the average gadgeteer, yet the 2520’s screen seems to be coated in grease every time we glance back at it. So unless that’s how it cries at night (over a lack of incredible, optimised apps, no doubt), it’s us.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A great tablet for movie fans, thanks to that eye-catching screen " alt="A great tablet for movie fans, thanks to that eye-catching screen " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-screen-1.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Viewing angles on the 2520 are ridiculously good " alt="Viewing angles on the 2520 are ridiculously good " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-screen-viewing-angles.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 2520 Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Operating System - Windows RT 8.1</p> <p>Processor - 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800</p> <p>RAM - 2GB</p> <p>Screen - 10.1 ClearBlack IPS LCD with&nbsp;1920x1080 resolution&nbsp;(218ppi)</p> <p>Camera - 6.7MP rear, 1.2MP front</p> <p>Storage - 32GB (expanadable by up to 32GB via microSD)</p> <p>Connectivity - Bluetooth 3.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, NFC, 3G/4G, 802.11n</p> <p>Battery - 8120mAh</p> <p>Dimensions - 168 x 267 x 8.9mm</p> <p>Weight - 615g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Are Nokia&#039;s awesome apps enough to rescue it from Windows RT? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As glorious as the 2520&rsquo;s screen is, there&rsquo;s the question of what to do with it. And there&rsquo;s no way of getting around the fact that the Lumia 2520 runs on the woefully underserved Windows 8.1 RT OS. All this means is that the Nokia tab is restricted to pre-installed programmes such as the full Office suite and app purchases from the recently spruced up Store. Unlike tablets such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-pro-2/review">Microsoft Surface Pro 2</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lenovo/lenovo-thinkpad-tablet-2/review">Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2</a>, you can&rsquo;t run full programs and PC games.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s still a standard desktop mode to complement Windows 8&rsquo;s touchscreen-friendly Live Tiles, but without a keyboard to make it useful we largely ignored it in our testing. The only thing you&rsquo;re likely to use Excel for on a 16:9 screen and without mechanical keys is discovering that Microsoft invented the word PivotTable. Exactly. With a Nokia Power Keyboard in place, the 2520 will be an ad-hoc laptop that bests the Surface 2 in many ways but that, of course, costs &pound;150 extra.</p> <p>A lot of our frustrations with the 2520 come from Windows 8.1 itself &ndash; yes Instagram and Facebook are there but there&rsquo;s still a lack of new and exciting tablet apps, the OS creaks to a halt when hitting the Settings button, plus the set-up and configuration is Post Office-queue slow. On the plus side, snapping apps side by side works well and they can be resized according to how you want to use them &ndash; that&rsquo;s still missing from the likes of the iPad Air and Nexii.</p> <p>But the Lumia&rsquo;s real saving grace comes in the form of added extras that you won&rsquo;t find on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-2/review">Surface 2</a>: from free playlists via Nokia Music to the interesting ways it&rsquo;s been using Nokia&rsquo;s own HERE maps service. That includes Storyteller, a neat app that budding travel photographers will love - it places sets of photos in timelines and onto world maps, handily syncing photos taken with Lumia 1520s and not just the 2520 itself. And the pre-installed AR game Dragon&rsquo;s Adventure builds a medieval map based on the roads around your location. None of these are deal-breakers in the sense that&rsquo;s there are hundreds, if not thousands, of equally wonderful third-party apps on Apple&rsquo;s App Store. But if you&rsquo;re swaying between the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-2/review">Surface 2</a> and 2520, Nokia&rsquo;s own well-designed software could swing it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Awesome apps from Nokia might just swing it over choosing the Surface 2 " alt="Awesome apps from Nokia might just swing it over choosing the Surface 2 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-awesome-apps.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Come onnn Windows ..." alt="Come onnn Windows ..." src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-windows-RT-update.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Windows 8.1&#039;s fast settings and toggles are pretty limited, brightness comes in handy though " alt="Windows 8.1&#039;s fast settings and toggles are pretty limited, brightness comes in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-windows-RT-settings.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Dragons Adventure by Dreamworks on the Nokia Lumia 2520 " alt="Dragons Adventure by Dreamworks on the Nokia Lumia 2520 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-dragons-adventure.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is it as quick as an iPad or Android tablet? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Running on a beastly 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, rather than the Tegra 4 chosen by the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-2/review">Surface 2</a>, and with a quad-core Adreno 330 GPU joining the fun and games it&rsquo;s no surprise that browsing Internet Explorer, emailing and Halo: Spartan Assault sessions on the 2520 are all smoother than the posh chicken liver pâté your mum gets out on special occasions.</p> <p>App downloads are fairly breezy, over Wi-Fi or with a 3G/4G microSIM in, and the 2520 performs well on the Sunspider 1.0.2 web browsing benchmark, scoring a very fast 505.5ms, which is almost on par with the iPad Air at 383.9ms (lower is better). Again, it&rsquo;s Windows that trips it up &ndash; the Windows Store can be unresponsive, having to click on apps more than once and moving around the apps menus and settings resulted in a couple of crashes during testing.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s worth noting that the 2520 only comes in an expandable 32GB model (up to another 32GB extra) - there&rsquo;s no cheaper 16GB model to please the budget-savvy masses. For the same memory, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-2/review">Surface 2</a> is &pound;40 cheaper, albeit without 4G, Nokia apps and the like.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sofa based Halo: Spartan Assault which plays nicely on the 2520 " alt="Sofa based Halo: Spartan Assault which plays nicely on the 2520 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-performance-halo-spartan-assault.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="A photo Timeline with London maps in the background in Storyteller" alt="A photo Timeline with London maps in the background in Storyteller" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-storyteller-app.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Excel and Microsoft Office in desktop mode on the 2520 " alt="Excel and Microsoft Office in desktop mode on the 2520 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-desktop-mode-office.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do you need Zeiss optics on a tablet camera? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With a capable 2MP wide-angle camera on the front and a 6.7MP f/1.9 show-off around the back, Nokia&rsquo;s keeping its mobile camera heritage intact with (an admittedly barely there) Nokia Camera app thrown in, too. But does it need to? Probably not, but if you can manage to keep your elbows steady long enough to take a shot with the 2520 it does at least perform well indoors thanks to that bright lens.</p> <p>Focussing is a little slow, so much so that we weren&rsquo;t sure it was working at first, but colours are accurate and detail is as good as you&rsquo;ll need from a snapper atop a 10in tablet. 1080p video is smooth, too, with the rear cam doing an impressive job of quickly altering exposures to match the scene as you move. Still, you&rsquo;ll (hopefully) spend around 0.01% of your time with the 2520 taking photos with it so let&rsquo;s move on to something much more important: battery life.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A 6.7MP f/1.9 MP show-off camera on the back of the 2520 " alt="A 6.7MP f/1.9 MP show-off camera on the back of the 2520 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-camera-Zeiss.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="3072" height="1728" title="Sample pic taken with the Lumia 2520&#039;s rear 6.7MP camera indoors " alt="Sample pic taken with the Lumia 2520&#039;s rear 6.7MP camera indoors " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-sample-pic-1.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How fast is fast charging? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fast charging on the Lumia 2520 really does mean you can plug it in and an hour or so later, the massive 8,120mAh battery will be fully charged and raring to go for the whole day. Nokia quotes 80% in one hour, which compares rather nicely to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-2/review">Surface 2&rsquo;s two-to-three hour estimate</a>.</p> <p>But how long does that 650 nits Full HD screen keep beaming out pixels? Just under ten hours of normal use, running down 10% an hour on a half-brightness, Wi-Fi HD video test and with excellent standby stamina. Again, it trumps the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-2/review">Surface 2</a>, which struggles to reach eight hours.</p> <p>The only problem we have with the Nokia&rsquo;s battery? We&rsquo;ve been tearing our hair out keeping an eye on it &ndash; there&rsquo;s an icon on the Windows 8.1 lockscreen but a good, old fashioned percentage isn&rsquo;t available in a notifications sidebar or the main settings toggles &ndash; you&rsquo;ll hate hunting it down in the desktop taskbar.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The 2520 charges almost to fully charged in around an hour, great for tardy gadgeteers just trying to leave the house" alt="The 2520 charges almost to fully charged in an hour, great for tardy gadgeteers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-battery-fast-charging.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4000" height="3000" title="Battery life is excellent - good job as it&#039;s tricky to track down the percentage " alt="Battery life is excellent - good job as it&#039;s tricky to track down the percentage" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-battery-life-percentage.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re happy with the Lumia body, there&rsquo;s lot to love about the 2520, which injects some much needed fun into Windows tablets. It&rsquo;s lighter and more compact than the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-2/review">Surface 2</a> with a punchier Full HD screen, better battery life, 4G and excellent Nokia apps.&nbsp;</p> <p>The flawed Windows RT OS is just too much for us to live with but if you can trade creative apps for the Office suite and plump for the Power Keyboard, it could just work. Then again, full-fat Windows 8 tablets that aren&rsquo;t limited to the Store, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, offer full-fat Windows 8 and can be picked up from &pound;450.&nbsp;</p> <p>The 2520&rsquo;s a delight once you get to know it but the disconnect between that unwieldy form factor and desktop mode on one hand and it&rsquo;s 4G capabilities, fun apps and camera skills on the other still remains. This isn&rsquo;t the take-everywhere tablet just yet. But with Microsoft and Nokia&rsquo;s business future melded so tightly that only a mammoth Oreo cookie splitter could divide their fates, we&rsquo;ve got high hopes for next year&rsquo;s Microsoft Lumia Surface 2.520.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia 2520 - injects much needed fun into Windows tablets " alt="Nokia Lumia 2520 - injects much needed fun into Windows tablets " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-2520-review-start-screen.JPG?1386778059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Brilliant battery life, mouth-watering screen and an eye-catching design, the 2520 is the best Windows RT tablet we&#39;ve seen. But this Nokia&#39;s not without its flaws.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 2520 review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Does Nokia&#039;s first ever tablet shine? </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nokia/nokia-lumia-2520/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/nokia/nokia-lumia-2520/review#comments Lumia 2520 Nokia Tablets Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:58:52 +0000 Sophie Charara 1429814 at http://www.stuff.tv Nokia joins tablet race with 10.1in Lumia 2520 and Lumia 1520 phablet http://www.stuff.tv/lumia-1520/nokia-joins-tablet-race-101in-lumia-2520-and-lumia-1520-phablet/news-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia goes big-screen – but are these tablet triumphs or a bitter pill? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="705" height="529" title="Nokia joins tablet race with 10.1in Lumia 2520 and Lumia 1520 phablet " alt="Nokia joins tablet race with 10.1in Lumia 2520 and Lumia 1520 phablet " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokia-lumia-2520-1520.jpg?1382702432" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nokia&nbsp;has scaled up its ambitions, launching a 6in phablet and a 10.1in Windows 8.1 RT tablet.</p> <p>The Lumia 1520 phablet and Lumia 2520 tablet mark Nokia's first stab at the big-screen market – so let's see how they measure up in terms of specs.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia&#039;s first tablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Nokia Lumia 2520 is the first, and possibly last Nokia-made tablet before the Finnish mobile giant is <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/hello-micro-kia-microsoft-buys-nokias-device-arm/news" target="_blank">swallowed up by Microsoft</a>.</p> <p>The 2520 reminds us of a super-sized Lumia smartphone, and promises to offer the same sturdy build quality in all of its four coloured cases.</p> <p>Its 10.1in 1080p Gorilla Glass 2 display is the brightest on the market to date and Nokia promises it'll cut down pesky reflections too.</p> <p>Windows RT 8.1 will be powered by Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM, along with 32GB of expandable memory, thanks to a microSD card slot.</p> <p>The Lumia 2520 also packs in an 8,000mAh battery which promises 10 hours of video playback and a quick charge up to 80 per cent in just one hour.</p> <p>On the imaging front, the Lumia 2520 features a 6.7MP Zeiss optics camera along with a 2MP front-facing camera for video calls.</p> <p>The Nokia Power keyboard accessory offers a keyboard and touchpad, both of which are built into a case which protects the tablet when closed.</p> <p>The Lumia 2520 will also be out some time in the next few months and will set you back US$500. Stay tuned fore more specific UK release date and pricing information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="779" height="584" title="Nokia joins tablet race with 10.1in Lumia 2520 and Lumia 1520 phablet " alt="Nokia joins tablet race with 10.1in Lumia 2520 and Lumia 1520 phablet " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-2520-keyboard.jpg?1382702432" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia thinks big </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia launches Lumia 2520 and Lumia 1520 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lumia-1520/nokia-joins-tablet-race-101in-lumia-2520-and-lumia-1520-phablet/news-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/lumia-1520/nokia-joins-tablet-race-101in-lumia-2520-and-lumia-1520-phablet/news-0#comments Lumia 1320 Lumia 1520 Lumia 2520 Nokia Smartphones Tablets Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:30:03 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1428190 at http://www.stuff.tv