Hands on and first impressions of the Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet

Nokia has finally done it. They’ve announced their first Windows 8.1 RT tablet. It’s called the Lumia 2520 and is actually incredibly compelling. We’ve got some hands-on photos and videos for you folks to check out. Like the Lumia 1520, the display on the Lumia 2520 is breath taking. Let’s check it out.

Surface 2 versus the Lumia 2520 is going to be the big question this holiday season if you’re shopping for a Windows 8 tablet. Both are fairly similar in price and features and their differences are compelling in their own rights. What’s so great about the Lumia 2520? First, its display is unlike anything we’ve ever seen on a tablet. Its 10.1-inch IPS display features a resolution of 1080p. But it stands out with its brightness and viewing angles. It goes up to 650 nits of brightness (so you can view it in direct sunlight) while the air between the glass and display has been removed. It makes it look like the content on the screen is literally at the surface. You’re also getting a viewing angle of 180 degrees. Crazy.

To protect that display, Nokia has made a protective cover that doubles as a keyboard and an extra battery. With just the tablet you’ll get about 11 hours of battery life, but the keyboard cover will add an extra 5 hours of battery life. That’s about 16 hours of battery life you’ll get with the Lumia 2520.

It’s both light and easy to hold. The edges, where you’re most likely to hold the device, have been tapered to give the impression that it’s thinner than it really is. This makes it feel like a truly mobile tablet. Speaking of mobile, you’ll be getting LTE capabilities in every single Lumia 2520.

Let us know what you think of the Lumia 2520 below. Have any questions? Ask us and we’ll let you know. 

Sam Sabri