Nokia Lumia 2520  vs Microsoft Surface Pro 2 

Released November, 2013

Nokia Lumia 2520

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Windows 8.1 RT
Front view of Nokia Lumia 2520
It has a lovely, slim and light design, a fast processor, a truly stand out full HD display and both WiFi and LTE 4G.
by MobileTechReview (Mar, 2014)
VS
Released October, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

  • 10.6"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2
If you're a mobile worker in need of a lightweight tablet that's brimming with apps, for example, or a professional in need of a powerhouse laptop with a quad-HD display, there are better options than the Surface Pro 2 out there.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nokia Lumia 2520

Reasons to consider the
Nokia Lumia 2520

Report a correction
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Lighter 615 g vs 907 g More than 30% lighter
Much higher resolution rear camera 6.7 MP vs 0.9 MP Around 7.5x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Much thinner 8.9 mm vs 13.5 mm Around 35% thinner
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Smaller 267 x 168 x 8.9 mm vs 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm Around 40% smaller
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 0.9 MP Around 2.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Reasons to consider the
Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Report a correction
Significantly longer battery life 15 hour vs 10 hour 50% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much more expandable storage 2,048 GB (SDXC) vs 128 GB (microSD) 16x more maximum capacity
More RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
More storage capacity 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Slightly bigger screen 10.6" vs 10.1" Around 5% bigger screen

Features Key features of the Lumia 2520  vs Surface Pro 2 

screen resolution

Lumia 2520
1920 x 1080
Surface Pro 2
1920 x 1080

memory

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Lumia 2520
Quad core
Surface Pro 2
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Lumia 2520
2.2 GHz
Surface Pro 2
1.6 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 2520  vs Surface Pro 2 

7.0
7.9
Overall, while I think the Surface Pro 2 is the more useful product, I wish it had gotten the same design love as the RT version.
Surface Pro 2

8.0
8.5
Throw in Microsoft's own hone brewed ClearType rendering technology as well, it's able to deliver great details to even the finest of text – so there's plenty of sharpness and clarity to it.
Surface Pro 2

7.0
8.0
The 1,920 by 1080 resolution is great for movies (and means you'll keep the DPI and zoom settings up, because while text is crisp, clear and smooth it can also be a little small on the 10.6-inch screen).
Surface Pro 2

Overall

7.6 Out of 10
8.1 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Lumia 2520  vs
Surface Pro 2 
Size 10.1" 10.6"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
PPI 218 ppi 207 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No

processor

Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.6 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes No
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes

storage

Lumia 2520  vs
Surface Pro 2 
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSD
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 2,048 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 2 MP 0.9 MP
Rear camera 6.7 MP 0.9 MP

ports

USB support Micro USB 1 USB 3.0
Hdmi support Micro HDMI 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 615 g 907 g
Size 267 x 168 x 8.9 mm 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 13.5 mm
Battery life 10 hour 15 hour
Nokia Lumia 2520
Report a correction
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
Report a correction

Comments

comments powered by Disqus