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Nokia Lumia Icon

from  $499+
87
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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
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Scores

Engadget

87
 

User Reviews

90
Leonard McCarley
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
jmartt23
JUST MOVED FROM iOS to Android to WP (ICON)...within 1 year. Yes, I am crazy,...read more
80
reedmich
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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82
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

80
 

Display

92
 

Battery life

80
 

Camera

86
 

Ease of use

80
 

Design and form factor

82
 

Portability (size / weight)

77
 

Media support

70
 

Durability

73
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

63
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
80

Engadget

80
 

Critic

80
 

User

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84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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Engadget

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83
 

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