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
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.
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...
Conclusion: There’s a lot to love about the Lumia Icon and very little to hate. The biggest knock against it is that it runs Windows Phone 8, which comes with some quirks and limitations. But as a piece of hardware, it’s one of the nicest phones we’ve used.
Summary: If you're looking for the equivalent of the Lumia 1520 in terms of performance, but need a device for Verizon, the Nokia Lumia Icon is it. In our performance benchmarks, the two are nearly impossible to tell apart, and both are a big leap ahead of the previous-gen Lumia devices.
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 Review: This Is the Windows Phone To Beat
18 March 2014
Excerpt: On first impression, there’s very little to distinguish the Lumia Icon from other recent Lumia devices. The best software updates from Nokia are already widespread, and the Icon’s design more or less follows previous Lumias. That is to say this…