Reviews and Problems with Nokia Lumia Icon (Lumia 929)
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Excerpt: Three distinguishing factors characterize the best smartphones . They're powerful, able to handle processor-intensive apps with ease. They're superb cameras, perfect for capturing life's moments with stunning clarity. And of course, they're comfortable and easy to both hold and use. In terms of power and the quality of its camera, the Nokia Lumia Icon worthily stands with the top smartphones we've reviewed.
Pros: It's pretty much the best smartphone camera you can lay your hands on these days.
Cons: The phone's battery life is underwhelming, while its chunky, slab-like design can feel awkward in smaller hands.
Excerpt: The Nokia Lumia Icon is a touchscreen smartphone that records full 1080p HD video and has four microphones. With four microphones, two on the front and two on the back, the Lumia Icon records superb sound, whether you're creating video or audio. Optical Image Stabilization ensures that your videos won’t be affected by a shaky hand. And 32 GB of storage provides plenty of room to store your videos.
Nokia Lumia Icon Review: The Last Great Nokia Phone
27 June 2014
Summary: If you’re on good terms with Verizon, and you’re ready to jump to Windows Phone, the Lumia Icon is the phone to buy. It’s stylish, powerful, and fitted with one of the best smartphone displays in recent memory. Its camera has much of the usual Nokia polish, and its carrier has largely kept its hands off of it. It is an honest-to-goodness flagship that Microsoft and Nokia can hold high.
Pros: Vivid, engrossing display, Stylish, well-crafted build, Fast and powerful
Cons: Windows Phone is still maturing, Thick and heavy, Camera is good, but not on the level of past Lumias
Nokia Lumia Icon review: the best Windows Phone handset yet
28 February 2014
Conclusion: If we’re to be completely honest, the Lumia Icon is easily one of the most solid experiences we’ve ever had with a smartphone. Battery life, performance, camera, call quality, data speeds, and nearly everything in-between are consistent, reliable, and above par.
Pros: Gorgeous 5-inch 1080p display, Fantastic build quality, One of the best camera experiences to date, Solid call quality and impressive data speeds, Above average battery life
Cons: The Lumia Icon launched on Verizon Wireless here in the States on February 20 for $199.99 with a two-year agreement. You can also get the Lumia Icon on the Edge program for $23.06 per month for 24 months. Sans contract, the Lumia Icon will set you back $549.99.
Nokia Lumia Icon Review: Verizon does Windows Phone better than before
28 February 2014
Conclusion: The Lumia Icon is almost the best Lumia smartphone to date. The only thing holding it back is that the Lumia 1020 has a better camera and the Lumia 925 has a better body. Still, it's in the elite company of being a Windows Phone that I could actually see myself using on a daily basis. Were it not for my reliance on Google services, there would be very little to complain about.
Excerpt: I’ve been a fan of Nokia’s Windows Phone-running Lumia line since it debuted with the Lumia 800 in 2011 . The hardware quality and design are always superb, and the software platform continues to show promise. Still, while the Lumia Icon is arguably one of the best Windows Phone handsets to date, a handful of issues keep it from bridging the gap from “great” to “truly outstanding.
Pros: High quality build without a hint of cheapness. With brightness on low, the battery can last well over a day. Quad-core Snapdragon processor for speedy, powerful performance. Awesome typing experience: The Windows Phone auto correct and auto suggest options were spot on. Qi wireless charging built in.
Cons: Sluggish camera will disappoint shutterbugs hoping to capture fleeting moments. Phone call audio quality isn’t up to snuff. Exclusive to Verizon. Still hampered by limitations of Windows Phone 8. Missing the popular Nokia Glance lockscreen notification feature.
Conclusion: You could accuse Nokia and Verizon of tempting fate, hopping off the traditional numbered Lumia naming scheme and giving their new phone an ambitious title like Icon. To do so invites all manner of comparisons, and while Nokia's Icon may be one of its more beautifully crafted phones, little things like over-badging, some glitches in how the camera performs, and the overall bulk mean it's not quite ready for sainthood.
Nokia Lumia Icon review: a big step forward for Windows Phone
19 February 2014
Conclusion: The Lumia Icon is the solid high-end Windows Phone that we've wanted for a long time. It has an amazing display, great performance and solid imaging capability, but its exclusivity to Verizon will severely limit its appeal.
Pros: Amazing 1080p display, Excellent performance, Good battery life, Fantastic imaging experience, Great audio quality
Cons: Uninspired design, Verizon-only, No global LTE roaming