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  1. Ahmed Bilal's Avatar
    (Hi fellow windows phone central people need some help with this because it is just too dificult to decide between the lumia 2520 and surface 2. i wanted to ask on here because i think people who have the surface or surface 2 may be able to give me advice from experience and also people who know much about nokias tablet could help. so i definately need a full size usb port on the one i get because then i can watch all my tv shows. i also see that this is likely going to be rare thing from nokia as it might not be nokia anymore which makes me really want the 2520 but then i realise it can only expand microsd card to 32gb (says on the website) which pulls me towards the surface. AAARGH so furstrating :S can anyone offer some advice?
    will be waiting and responding to any replies i get.
    thanks)
    (british by the way if that somehow helps is some way)




    Thanks for all the opinions guys and gals got a quick question are you able to download things like apps to external memory such as micro sd card or usb flash drive on any windows tablet? i think that if you can do this then it shall be the lumia 2520 for me! this has been an annoyance with my lumia 520 as ive completely filled it up with stuff and i cannot put anything more on it because it wont let me download to microsd card :( its a big bummer for me and i wouldnt like to be feeling the same way on a tablet too
    Last edited by Ahmed Bilal; 10-27-2013 at 06:20 PM.
    10-26-2013 07:58 AM
  2. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I would suggest comparing the specs with each other and go for the one that suits your needs the most.

    And watch some hands on videos of both.
    10-26-2013 08:21 AM
  3. Ahmed Bilal's Avatar
    yeah been doing that thanks :) do you have surface?
    10-26-2013 09:28 AM
  4. Smg-Uk's Avatar
    I just got a replacement Surface 2 had to take first one back because it was faulty. But other than that I love it and I think the advantages of having a full size USB port and built in kickstand and keyboards with back lit keys etc are better than what Nokia is offering but its all personal opinion.
    10-26-2013 09:47 AM
  5. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    yeah been doing that thanks :) do you have surface?
    I order one
    10-26-2013 09:49 AM
  6. bjax's Avatar
    You could always have two full-sized USB ports if you get the power cover. I'm sure you would probably do that just the same as you would probably get a keyboard cover for the surface. Also, I read somewhere that while it doesn't say it supports 64gb, it will still work if you use it. But that's just what I've heard.
    10-26-2013 10:05 AM
  7. Ahmed Bilal's Avatar
    hmmmm yeah but to be honest if i get this keypad it will have usb port so i can easily plug in my external harddrive and watch all my shows :)
    10-26-2013 03:23 PM
  8. Ahmed Bilal's Avatar
    thats true leaning towards lumia 2520 at the moment
    10-26-2013 03:24 PM
  9. Ahmed Bilal's Avatar
    i think all the nice nokia exclusive apps and also the sexy polycarbonate body is drawing me in
    10-26-2013 03:29 PM
  10. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    i think all the nice nokia exclusive apps and also the sexy polycarbonate body is drawing me in
    What about the Surface 2 sexy magnesium body?
    10-26-2013 05:04 PM
  11. Doctor Pork's Avatar
    The Surface magnesium body certainly has it's own appeal, but the more rounded shape of the Lumia series is more comfortable to hold. Also, for those of us living in colder climates, the polycarbonate together with a super sensitive touch screen is more convenient if we even consider to use it outside... When the temperature is dropping below zero degrees Celsius, you will appreciate the design of the Lumia 920 compared to the HTC One if you have to make a call outside.
    10-27-2013 03:50 AM
  12. uopjo6's Avatar
    What about the Surface 2 sexy magnesium body?
    I read on other posts here (wpc forum) that the back gets scratched easily on the S2. "With careful use" so I assume it was scratched by just putting the tablet on a table.
    10-27-2013 03:52 AM
  13. Ahmed Bilal's Avatar
    dammit thats also true well back to square one...
    just wanted to say to everyone here thanks for all the input i really love the wpcentral community.
    10-27-2013 05:57 AM
  14. Ahmed Bilal's Avatar
    hmmm ill have to look into that thanks for your input if it does get scratched easily then 2520 for me but then again it could have been a specific incident and doesnt really apply
    10-27-2013 06:04 AM
  15. Ahmed Bilal's Avatar
    very true in england here and its getting chilli so it will be very usefull to not have to take my gloves off... also does anyone else think these amazing nokia features like wireless charging and supersensitive screen are going unoticed just because its nokia i mean if apple brought something similar everyone would lose their minds but riight now noone is batting an eye :(
    10-27-2013 06:07 AM
  16. benrp's Avatar
    Hi, I've got a Surface RT so not a Surface 2 but ill try and summarise the advantages for each. Surface: kickstand, aftermarket support, quality metal design. Nokia: Cameras, LTE, NFC. It really depends how much you value each. For me I wouldn't use the LTE or cameras much but I do love the kickstand and design of the Surface so that would be my choice.
    10-27-2013 06:18 AM
  17. Smg-Uk's Avatar
    I read on other posts here (wpc forum) that the back gets scratched easily on the S2. "With careful use" so I assume it was scratched by just putting the tablet on a table.
    Well that's nonsense.
    10-27-2013 08:54 AM
  18. msweig's Avatar
    I have a Surface 2 and I'm astounded by the quality of the front facing camera. Very good for video calls. Obviously I can't compare it to the Nokia though.
    10-27-2013 09:14 AM
  19. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    Go for the Lumia 2520. It has a great display and insane viewing angles.

    Its spec is just similar with the Surface 2. 😃
    10-27-2013 09:23 AM
  20. bjax's Avatar
    very true in england here and its getting chilli so it will be very usefull to not have to take my gloves off... also does anyone else think these amazing nokia features like wireless charging and supersensitive screen are going unoticed just because its nokia i mean if apple brought something similar everyone would lose their minds but riight now noone is batting an eye :(
    Yes, I think those two aspects are being overlooked as well. I think once it actually comes out and we get some reviews, these things won't go unnoticed.
    10-27-2013 11:00 AM
  21. Ahmed Bilal's Avatar
    i hope so for nokias sake
    10-27-2013 01:08 PM
  22. alv3st3r's Avatar
    “The performance on [the 2520] is brilliant,” Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management for Qualcomm’s application processors, told CNET. “It’s really at the next level. It’s not even really a contest [compared to Surface 2] … In every area, it’s much bigger, faster, and lower power.”

    Qualcomm: Microsoft's Surface 2 can't compare to Nokia's Windows tablet | Mobile - CNET News
    10-27-2013 02:21 PM
  23. Neibl's Avatar
    I had a surface RT and sold it due to poor performance. This problem is all but cured in the Surface 2, the Tetra 4 lives up to the hype in my opinion it is blazing fast for an ARM quad core device. That being said the 2520 will likely be slightly faster due to the better processor (clocked slightly higher). Not sure this is a huge difference, but something to consider. Performance - Nokia Slight advantage

    Design- Tie, I'd give the Nokia the edge here in pure sexiness and feel of the product, the Lumia design language is unparalleled in the electronics world IMO. However, the kickstand on the new surfaces is so on point and the keyboards really are stellar, sure it doesn't look as good as Nokia (albeit these devices are all top top notch sexy), but in terms of using the kick stand and keyboard is so great.

    Connectivity - Nokia wins LTE, hands down winner.

    Memory - Surface, expandable storage is more capable.

    Accessories - Surface, type covers trump all.

    Screen - Tie both sharp 1080P

    etc...

    The basic answer here is go to a Microsoft store and decide if you want to hold a surface 2 or a large Nokia Lumia 920 type device. The answer to that question is the one I would buy.
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    10-27-2013 03:11 PM
  24. Paul Nicholas's Avatar
    Screen is not a tie! The Nokia 2520 is 3 times brighter.
    10-27-2013 04:06 PM
  25. g808's Avatar
    I was struggling with the same decision when I first heard about the Nokia, but I went with the Surface 2 mainly because of the built in kick stand. It's something small, but I've always liked the ability to stand up my tablet and being able to do so without a bulky case or cover is great. I was very skeptical how well it would really stand on my lap, but it works quite well.

    I also don't need LTE since I just use the hotspot on my 928. The Nokia apps sound like an advantage, but I use Slacker Radio so don't need Nokia Music and use Here Maps on my phone and don't see a need for it on my tablet.
    10-27-2013 04:34 PM
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