Reviews and Problems with Nokia Lumia Icon (Lumia 929)
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Nokia Lumia Icon
6 March 2015
Excerpt: The Windows Phone platform is in a strange place. With the recent announcement that Microsoft will be buying out Nokia (which for all intent and purposes had become the primary manufacturer of Windows Phone devices), some are predicting that interest in the phones by other manufacturers
Conclusion: With the Icon being the first Windows Phone OS phone that I have had the chance to check out I ended up spending more time adjusting to the new OS than I typically would. With that though I found a new appreciation for the OS and can see why it is growing in popularity.
Summary: If you want the latest and greatest Nokia-built Windows Phone phone, and you’re an AT&T customer, the Lumia 1520 is a beast of a smartphone, but it’s not available to customers. Instead, Verizon offers the newer, and arguably more refined, Nokia Lumia Icon, which has nearly all of the same internal...
Summary: The Nokia Icon is a wonderful Windows Phone device, which is well designed and great to use. It could be a strong phone if you like the OS in general, or if your activities are very much focused on email, mobile photography, web browsing — plus other apps that you need.
Conclusion: With solid build quality, excellent performance and an array of useful free services on tap, the Nokia Lumia Icon may be just a smaller Lumia 1520, but that's enough to make it the best smartphone to run Microsoft's mobile OS hands down.
Cons: Mediocre battery life, Somewhat thick for a flagship, No microSD card slot, Over the top carrier branding somewhat spoils the design, Lack of support for Nokia Glance Screen, Only available for Verizon Wireless in the United States
Nokia Lumia Icon Windows Smartphone Video Review- Windows Phone for Verizon
3 March 2014
Excerpt: We loved the Nokia Lumia 1520, and I personally said it was the best Windows phone that I would never use. Why? At 6", it was too big for me personally. Others who felt the same have patiently waited for Nokia to release a smartphone with the same cutting edge specs and 20MP PureView camera, but in...
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.
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...
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.
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 buil...
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.