Nokia Lumia 2520  vs Microsoft Surface RT 

New: Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (Nov, 2013)
Released November, 2013

Nokia Lumia 2520

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Windows 8.1 RT
Front view of Nokia Lumia 2520
Happily, since the Snapdragon 800 chipset supports fast charging, the tablet is quick to charge.
by MobileTechReview (Mar, 2014)
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Released October, 2012

Microsoft Surface RT

  • 10.6"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows RT
Front view of Microsoft Surface RT
The solid build, kickstand, the associated rage of keyboards and big screen make it adept for both work and play, and it's the closest device we've seen to a true hybrid.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nokia Lumia 2520

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Lighter 615 g vs 903 g More than 30% lighter
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 8 hour 25% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Much higher resolution rear camera 6.7 MP vs 2 MP More than 3.2x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
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 1.5 GHz More than 45% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly sharper screen 218 ppi vs 147 ppi Around 50% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1366 x 768 Around 2x higher resolution
Smaller 267 x 168 x 8.9 mm vs 274.6 x 171.9 x 13.5 mm More than 35% smaller
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Back view of Microsoft Surface RT

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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 RT 

screen resolution

Lumia 2520
1920 x 1080
Surface RT
1366 x 768

memory

camera resolution

Lumia 2520
2 MP
Surface RT
1.3 MP

CPU Cores

Lumia 2520
Quad core
Surface RT
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Lumia 2520
2.2 GHz
Surface RT
1.5 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 2520  vs Surface RT 

8.0
8.0
It has a lovely, slim and light design, a fast processor, a truly stand out full HD display and both WiFi and LTE 4G.
Lumia 2520

7.0
7.0
I could smoothly zip around Windows RT's interface, and apps opened just as quickly as they did on the Surface 2.
Lumia 2520

8.0
8.5
Currently, the Microsoft Surface is being made in 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Wi-Fi form on.
Surface RT

7.0
6.0

Overall

7.6 Out of 10
7.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Lumia 2520  vs
Surface RT 
Size 10.1" 10.6"
Technology IPS LCD OLED
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1366 x 768
PPI 218 ppi 147 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.5 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 RT 
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 2 MP 1.3 MP
Rear camera 6.7 MP 2 MP

ports

USB support Micro USB 1 USB 2.0
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 903 g
Size 267 x 168 x 8.9 mm 274.6 x 171.9 x 13.5 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 13.5 mm
Battery life 10 hour 8 hour
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