The last time Nokia made a tablet (with Microsoft at its helm) it ran Windows 8 RT and wasn’t a hit. Mainly because it was available on a couple of carriers (At&t & Verizon) and it ran the not-so-popular Windows RT with it’s very limited range of apps.
After the Microsoft’s acquisition was finally complete earlier this year, Nokia showed it still got what it takes to build hardware.
The Nokia N1 is truly Nokia’s first tablet, without Microsoft behind the curtains, Nokia has finally expressed what they desired in a tablet, you can’t spell innokiation without Nokia and they proved it with their new Z Launcher running things on this tablet.
So let’s take a closer look and run a quick comparison of the 2 tablets to ever have the Nokia brand name on them…
NOTE: Seeing as the N1 is a newer model tablet, expect it to beat the 2520 flawlessy. This comparison is more or less a contrast between the two than a comparison.
WEIGHT: I don’t know what it is with Nokia and making heavy devices. the first time I picked up the 2520, I immediately noticed how hefty it was, weighing in at about 600grams. The good news is the Nokia N1 weighs half that, at about 300grams.
DISPLAY: The 2520 is built with a 10.1 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080×1920 and 218ppi. The N1 however has a smaller 7.9inch display, also IPS LCD but it’s got a 1536×1028 resolution and with that smaller screen you will definitely get higher pixels per inch, just how much? 324ppi!
STORAGE: the 2520 has 32GB internal storage and 1 advantage over the N1 is that its got a microSD slot for cards up to 64gB , the N1 doesn’t, it will come with 32GB internal storage.
CONNECTIVITY: The N1 is probably the first gadget officially launched that’s coming with the microUSB v2.0, Type-C reversible connector (this allows you to plug it in either way, much like the lighting connector for newer apple products), it also supports all WiFi bands including the new 802.11ac. The 2520 does have a usb v3.0 port but doesn’t support 802.11ac
IMAGING: The 2520 has a 6.7MP Carl Zeiss camera, while the Nokia N1 has a 8MP camera, makes you wonder if Nokia still has the rights to use Carl Zeiss lenses. Both record 1080p @ 30fps. the front facing camera on the N1 is 5MP, while the 2520 is 2MP
CPU POWER: The 2520 runs on the SnapDragon 800, Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 and Adreno 330 GPU, same chipset that powers the Lumia 930. The N1 runs on a Quad-core 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 chip and PowerVR G6430 GPU.
OS: You have got to admit it, Windows RT wasn’t a hit, I guess Microsoft knew this and that’s why they scrapped the Surface mini. But no worries, with Windows 10, we will see a revamped more versatile Windows RT, but for now you will have to deal with the RT that’s currently running on the 2520. The N1 runs the ever so popular Android Lollipop 5.0 with Nokia’s unique innovative Z launcher (it enables you to simply gesture the first letter of your fave apps) to launch them, and with Android comes the vast array of apps.