Nokia launched its first tablet,Nokia Lumia 2520,  yesterday at Nokia world which features everything right on the hardware front. Nokia phones are known for their near perfect Polycarbonate build quality, Huge battery backup and magnificent PureView Camera. All of these aspects are visible in the first tablet from Nokia along with much more!

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Camera and Internal Storage

The Nokia Tablet has a huge form factor with 10.1 inches of Screen real estate and most people won’t be that comfortable shooting pictures from large devices, but if you get a Nokia 2520 6.7 MP camera with high end Carl Zeiss optics, you might just want to!

The camera is an auto focus camera which is capable of recording Full HD videos at 60 fps and the secondary camera is a 2 MP Wide angle camera.

Nokia has also provided with this tab with an App called Nokia Video Director, to aid your photography and help you edit your content from other Lumia Devices as well. It lets you combine clips and add themes style and music with just a few clicks.

The internal memory is ample 32 GB and you can extend it further using the microSD support up to 64 GB. The presence of MicroSD card slot and ample storage on the internal SD card leaves nothing to complain about.

Processor and Battery

This phone is powered by 2.3 GHz Quad core MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 processor which is the best in business and here is why. This chipset combines the latest hardware on a 28 nm efficient process along with energy efficient Krait 400 cores and Adreno 330 GPU for rendering classic Graphics on the 10 inch display. Coupled with 2 GB RAM it can be trusted to give enough power for lag free experience.

Battery capacity is amazing but comes at the price of added weight. This tablet sports an 8000 mAh battery capacity which Nokia claims will provide you with 10 hours of battery backup on a single charge. The battery can charge from 0 to 80 percent in just one hour. The Keyboard case cover that you can buy with this tablet comes with chiclet keyboard and extra 5 hours of battery backup as well.

Display and Features

The Display of this tablet is 10 inches in size and sports Full HD 1080p resolution. In our time with the tablet we found the viewing angles pretty awesome and colors quite vibrant. The display is further protected with Corning gorilla glass 2 which makes it resistant to abuse.

As stunning the hardware is, the tablet is let down by the software as is the case with most Lumia devices. This one takes it a step further. Winowds RT operating system which fires this tablet has an even limited App store and does not support legacy desktop App as compared to Windows 8 on a tablet(Which can be considered an Unfair comparison). Most of your Google Drive requirements will be satisfied and your office will work fine but it can get

The tablet comes with Nokia Story teller App which pins your images on the Nokia HERE maps and when you zoom out you can see where and when you clicked each shot. This will be a unique and thrilling experience for travelers.

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Looks and Connectivity

The tablet weighs 615 grams which is similar to last generation’s iPad and is quite heavy. The new iPad Air has shed a quarter of that weight. In spite of that the tablet felt pretty good to hold in hand and sleek at 8.6 mm. The Keyboard case accessory that bring with it two extra USB ports, makes it look thicker.

The tablet comes with stereo front facing speakers and connectivity features include NFC, A-GPS+GLONASS, WLAN 802, microUSB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm audio connector. The Tablet also has a micro SIM slot for 4G LTE but that can’t be used for calling and you wouldn’t want it to either considering the size.

Comparison

This tablet sports Windows RT operating system which makes it stand pretty much alone in Indian Market. Considering the hardware specs and price, it will compete against Android tablets like Sony Xperia Z 10 inch tablet, iPad Air, Nexus 10 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9”.

Key Specs

Model Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet
Display 10.1nch Full HD
Processor 2.3 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 800
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB, MicroSD support
OS Windows RT8.1
Cameras 6.7/2 MP
Battery 8000 mAh
Price $450

Conclusion

Microsoft has provided with amazing hardware and you can’t help but crave for better software. It will take some time for Windows RT platform to catch up or it might be lots of time as well. Microsoft believes that if it continues to propagate spectacular hardware with their operating system, the software will gain acceptability and App developers will start taking this platform seriously. Well if they believe it hard enough and long enough it might just happen. For now this tablet will be great for those users who wish to use it for the great multimedia experience  that it will provide along with Windows Office.

Lumia 2520 Hands on Review, Features, Camera and Specs Overview [Video]

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