Nokia Lumia 2520 review: First look

GSMArena team, 26 December 2013.

Tags: Nokia, Windows

Nokia apps and service

In order to further distinguish its first tablet from the rest of the Windows RT gang, Nokia has added a number of exclusive apps to the Lumia 2520. They include Nokia Storyteller, Nokia Camera, My Nokia, and Nokia Video Director, and are grouped together on the Start screen.

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Nokia apps and service on the Start screen

Nokia Music is also preloaded on the slate, though it is available to download on other Windows RT tablets from the Marketplace.

My Nokia allows users to register their Lumia 2520 and get access to tips, user manuals and support. An option to give the manufacturer feedback is also available.

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My Nokia app

My Nokia also allows users to sync their Nokia apps between different devices. This is an especially neat option if you own a Lumia smartphone.

HERE Maps is one of the best mapping and location services available on any platform. It is also a significantly more capable option than the stock mapping solution powered by Bing.

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HERE Maps

Four different layers are available to view on HERE Maps. They include regular map, satellite, traffic, and public transportation.

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Viewing the HERE Maps layers

There is an option to explore too. Users can look at restaurants, hotels, theaters, shopping, and popular photography locations.

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The option to explore is quite useful

Naturally, direction services are also available. HERE Maps requires a Nokia account for obtaining access to the full array of available services.

Nokia Storyteller groups your photos by date and location, thus marking events and places a user has experienced.

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Nokia Storyteller

Images can be added or deleted from stories. The latter can also be favorite or renamed.

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The available Nokia Storyteller options

Nokia Video Director offers similar functionality as the Storyteller app. It allows user to create unique videos by combining different clips together.

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Nokia Video Director

Different projects can be selected. Nokia has added several project templates. They include travel, birthday party, sports events, etc.

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Some of the available templates

Nokia Music is one of the most capable streaming services available. It allows users to create stations based on their interest, and enjoy ad-free music.

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Nokia Music

Users can save songs for offline listening with a simple swiping gesture. Option to buy songs is also available.

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Saving a song offline is easy • option to buy a song

Dragons Adventure is a cool-looking 3D interactive game. It utilizes your actual location and changes it into a dragon-inhabited village.

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Dragons Adventure

The game offers rich graphics thanks to the tablet's powerful hardware. It is a nice time killer.

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