Ever since Nokia has launched its first tablet last year, the Nokia Lumia 2520, it has faced sharp criticisms and bad reviews which raises questions on whether Nokia will come up with any future tablets at all. Nokia may be the most reputed and trusted brand when it comes to the mobile device industry; however, it has failed to make any considerable impact with its Lumia 2520 tablet. Microsoft
launched and designed its operating system, Windows RT in a manner that could compete with the Apple’s iOS. The price, design and other features of the two tablets were comparable along with Windows’ additional features that include Word and Excel.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a 10-inch tablet that comes in vibrant colours like glossy red and white or matte black and cyan and its external surface appears to have a plastic finish. Its display is a 1080p LCD display and is extremely lightweight to carry around. Unlike most other tablets now available in the market, the Nokia tablet is oblong shaped when it comes to its design and makes is ideally suited for watching HD videos and movies. However, for this reason, it becomes difficult to hold it vertically while reading e-books or using other applications since the screen viewing capacity is limited. The overall built is very thin, and surprisingly slim taking into consideration the 10 inch dimensions.
Like most of Nokia’s products, the Lumia 2520 offers a long battery life and also features a high quality camera along with a powerful processor. Its front facing camera is of 3.5MP while the rear camera is 5MP and is said to deliver some of the sharpest quality images. The Windows RT operating system has caused many drawbacks for the tablet, one of them being the limited apps base.
If brought in comparison with the Apple iPad
, the screen of the Nokia Lumia 2520 falls short in terms of the super high resolution Retina display that the iPad and most other tablets these days feature. Although the difference is a minor issue, people with a good eye will be able to spot this subtle design difference as a result of which texts and sharper images tend to appear fuzzier on the Nokia’s tablet screen.
The very basic tablet features of the Nokia Lumia 2520 include a USB 3.0 port, HDMI output point, and spaces for a 4G SIM card and also a microSD card. On the left side, users will find ports for charging and a socket for inserting the headphone jack. The tablet’s proprietary charger has a special feature that enables you to charge your tablet at a faster speed when you’re in a hurry by simple opting for the “fast charging” feature.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 is priced at $499 and found to be available on the Microsoft store. With an additional $140, you can even avail of the additional keyboard that can be attached to the tablet for use.