Reviews and Problems with Nokia Lumia Icon (Lumia 929)
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Review: Nokia Lumia Icon
25 March 2015
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.
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
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.
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
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: 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.
Nokia Lumia Icon Windows Phone 8 smartphone review
25 March 2014
Excerpt: I enjoyed reviewing the Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 RT tablet a few weeks ago and since it’s been over a year, I thought it was time that I reviewed another Windows Phone device as well. Verizon offered to send me the Nokia Lumia Icon (aka Lumia 929), which is available exclusively from them.
Pros: Gorgeous display, 20MP camera, Dedicated shutter button, Great battery life
Cons: Chunky and heavy, No notification LEDs, No microSD card, Doesn't have global LTE roaming
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...
Excerpt: It's been a while since Verizon customers have had a new Windows Phone device thrown their way, but that drought recently came to an end with the launch of the Nokia Lumia Icon. The Lumia Icon is one of the highest-end Windows Phone products released to date, sporting a 5-inch 1080p display, 2.2GHz...
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.