Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Windows RT 8.1, 10.1", 32GB, Wi-Fi & 4G LTE, Black

Product information

Running on Windows RT 8.1, Nokia's Lumia 2520 tablet is the perfect companion for everything in your life. It features a bright 10.1-inch display, 4G LTE connectivity and super-fast charging, as well as Microsoft Office RT Edition for editing and creating documents, spreadsheets, slideshows and electronic notes and accessing your emails and calendar.

Windows RT and Microsoft Office
With Windows RT, you can experience the best of Windows, tailored for touch screen interaction. The Start Screen with Live Tiles opens up the world of RT to you, providing you with shortcuts to your apps and games. These shortcuts, known as Live Tiles, can be set to automatically update, providing you with news from the web or your favourite social network, displayed on the tile itself, so you don't even need to open the app to get a quick update. Windows RT also comes complete with Microsoft Office RT Edition. Create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the go and access your emails through Outlook.

Keep Connected
Lumia 2520 comes with several connectivity options to help you get the most out of your tablet on the go. You can access the internet through Wi-Fi, or on the go using a SIM card and 4G LTE, for super-fast browsing using mobile networks. It also includes NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB connections for files sharing and data streaming, as well as a micro HDMI port for connecting you tablet to a high definition television, monitor or projector.

Long battery life, fast charging
No one wants to be tied to a power point with their tablet, so Nokia have designed the Lumia 2520 to keep you free from cables for as long as possible. The 8120mAh battery will keep you computing for up to 11 hours of use or 25 days of standby time. When you're running low on reserves, you can use the supplied Nokia charger to plug in your tablet and charge 80% of your battery in just one hour, to help set you free as soon as possible.

High definition, even in bright light
The Lumia 2520's screen features a full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, displaying 218 pixels per inch. Made from Corning Gorilla Glass 2, this screen provides vivid, crisp images, with 24-bit TrueColor technology and a wide viewing angle. It's also been designed with enhanced outdoor readability, enabling you to see your display, even in bright sunlight.

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Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 11 hours
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
Yes - 4.0
Computer Support Helpline Information We offer access to a 90 day helpline when you buy a new laptop or desktop computer from John Lewis. The service is available for a period of 90 days from the date you make your purchase.
Free 90 day computer support
H168 x W267 x D8.9 mm
Ethernet Port Information Allows a connection to a router via a cable (available separately).
Black silk
Graphics card Information Generate the images you see on your computer screen
Adreno 330
Graphics card type Information A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
Headphone socket
Location Services
Memory (RAM) Information Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
Memory Card Slots Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
microSD (up to 32GB)
Model name / number
Lumia 2520 02740V5
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Operating system Information Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
Windows RT 8.1
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) Information The resolution of an image within a certain space. The more pixels per inch, the higher the detail on the screen.
218 PPI
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
1x microUSB, 1x microHDMI
Processor Information The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Processor speed Information Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks.
Screen finish Information A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Screen Type
Capacitive Multipoint-Touch ClearBlack IPS LCD with orientation sensor, 60Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 2, wide viewing angle and enhanced outdoor readability
Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass
SIM Card Type Information The size of SIM card required
Built-in speakers
Touch Screen
Voice Recognition
Webcam (front-facing) Information Used for making video calls
1.2 megapixel f/2.4 wide angle camera
Webcam (rear-facing) Information A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
6.7 megapixels f/1.9 camera with auto focus and Carl Zeiss optics
Wireless Display Information Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11a/b/g/n, 4G LTE via SIM Card


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Q & As

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 24 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great picture quality The reason why I bought this tablet was because it at half price at JL during Black Friday last year. I really like the fact that the graphics are brilliant, however there are a few minor issues: - Sometimes I have to push down the virtual keys when I type an email etc. Not sensitive at times but hopefully a patch would fix this in the future; - Not much apps but then again MS should introduce more as time goes by; - Not a fan of Windows 8 but again will have to get used to this. Having said the above, I would give it 5 stars! 27 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy after 9 months use. A very slick tablet for web browsing and email. Excellent integration with my Windows 8.1 PC and OneDrive. It may not have the app that you need, but it works well for me. Recommended. 20 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best tablet for work, families or gamers I bought this tablet not long after it was released late last year, and having used it almost every day since I can thoroughly recommend it. First of all, the design and build quality of the tablet shines through - it's lovely to hold, sturdy and not too heavy to carry around. The screen is exceptionally clear and really easy to work on. It's a very quick piece of kit too - everything loads and runs smoothly and I've not experienced any problems with software crashing. The main reason I bought this tablet rather than an ipad or Android one was so I can set up different user accounts for my children, and I have also been able to set up various access rights for them to avoid any accidental use of the internet or in-app purchases etc. Overall, Windows 8.1 is excellent and Nokia's build quality is superb - a really stunning combination. If only there was also a smaller version too! 04 November 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nokia fan This is my fourth tablet. After trying three cheap Android powered tablets, all of which failed for one reason or another, I decided to go for the Windows powered Nokia. Nokia was an obvious chioce for me. Every phone I have had has been a Nokia; the first one was the size of a half-brick. That's a long time ago. I have been looking for a tablet that I could carry around instead of lugging a lap-top with me. This one pretty well fits that bill. It will log onto my office network (unlike the Androids), is compatible with my phone and, since I upgraded it to Windows 8.1, my laptop. The battery lasts for about three days with fairly constant use and the on-screen key board works well. It is very sensative to the touch. For serious writing however it will need the addition of a physical keyboard. My only complaint is that if Microsoft doesn't make it, you can't have it. So no Thunderbird or Firefox. Also it will not do pop3 email. There are aps for this but I have had to set my server to forward emails to a G-mail account. Otherwise a great bit of kit. I bought it from John Lewis because of the three year warrrenty. After my previous experience it seemed a wise precaution. 01 October 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not a good experience. I received a Nokia Lumia 520 for work and really liked it. I was thinking about upgrading my own phone and buying a tablet and had a look on the Nokia website and discovered the Lumia tablet. I decided to buy the tablet and Lumia 625 phone for myself. All Nokia, all Lumia, they will all talk to each other, what could go wrong? Actually very little has gone right. John Lewis’s delivery was bang on time so full marks for that. The 520 and 625 have no problem communicating through Bluetooth. The tablet pairs and then drops the connection with both, nor will it communicate over Wi-Fi. The home and work laptops will share with the tablet, but Windows RT is not set to share, therefore the tablet will not share with the laptops. Very selfish. The email app worked well up to last week but has since stopped working. Removing and reloading has not solved the problem, and the password is correct. MS Outlook stopped working six months ago; again passwords are correct. I received the warning about the power adaptor in June, filled in the form and nothing has turned up yet. The adaptor seems fine though. It is a very nice piece of kit, well made and feels great quality- the screen and display are first class. The power keyboard case is a great addition for it and makes the transition from laptop to pad easier, although my thumb typing is getting good. But as it seems to be unable to carry out some very basic functions I feel that it is as user friendly as a …well… very un-user friendly thing which sits and sulks every time I ask it to do something. Much as I want to recommend – I cannot. 28 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nokia2520 At first it was useless, because john lewis send me this product with pay as you go EE sim card, which cost me a fortune in topup charges and never toped up. However im using it with o2 now and love it. The picture quality really is best, excellent for business use. it has all the usualy windows office tools tool, so im very happy now. Thankyou Nokia, its much better than a silly ipad, and thankyou John Lewis, i will probably buy another soon for my G/F or daughter.......................Trevor 09 September 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Multiple glitches My wife bought 2 of these tablets in March, 1 for herself and 1 for her business partner. Both units have been plagued with a lot of glitches since the start and seem to be getting worse. The main fault is that 80% of the time the tablets are attempted to turn on from standby they have frozen and you have to go through a lengthy rebooting procedure, very frustrating! The other main fault is that it they randomly do not pick up the wifi in the place of business and at home, you have to go to settings and keep turning the wifi on and off until it picks up the signal. (they are set to auto connect to these routers). Also the chargers for these tablets were deemed dangerous by Nokia, both were registered with Nokia months ago but no replacements in sight. When there working they are really useful tool but with too many faults there more frustrating than helpful. I think my wife is boxing them back up and taking them back to John Lewis Sheffield for a refund or alternative replacement. 05 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent tablet with great performance I bought this tablet during the recent price promotion at John Lewis. I had been looking for a high performance lightweight tablet that could be used instead of my laptop, but one that didn't carry a huge price tag. The Nokia fitted the bill nicely - it has Microsoft Office included as standard and offline maps and navigation. The price I bought it for was over £300 less than the equivalent iPad Air (32GB Cellular version) and is as good as, if not better, than the iPad for my needs. As a tablet, it has very good performance - applications and web browsing are very fast. The screen is superb and very bright at full brightness. I like the fast charge capability, and the micro USB / micro HDMI ports which allow me to connect to monitors, TVs, external storage and peripherals. Memory can be expanded with the micro SD card slot which is a big plus. The Windows RT operating system will be familiar to you if you have used Windows 8 and it works very well as a tablet OS ... I like the side by side mode with two apps on screen at the same time. I don't use many apps so the 'size of apps store' criticism is not an issue at all, and all the apps I might need are there anyway including some very useful Nokia exclusives. So in summary, I would definitely recommend this tablet as a cheaper and more powerful alternative to the current crop of top of the range tablets. 03 August 2014
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