Nokia Lumia Icon

87
Engadget
Score
87

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

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Nokia Lumia Icon review: a big step forward for Windows Phone

Summary

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.

from $219.99+
Pros
  • Amazing 1080p display
  • Excellent performance
  • Good battery life
  • Fantastic imaging experience
  • Great audio quality
Cons
  • Uninspired design
  • Verizon-only
  • No global LTE roaming
Nokia Lumia Icon review: a big step forward for Windows Phone

When Nokia came out with the Lumia 1520, we were treated to a new side of Windows Phone. All of a sudden, Microsoft's smartphone OS had come of age; it was using the best available hardware specs and a wave of big-name apps had finally arrived in the Windows Phone Store. Even so, we were concerned that the 1520's 6-inch screen size and AT&T exclusivity in the US would limit its appeal.

Last week Nokia announced the Lumia Icon, a new Windows Phone with nearly identical specs in a smaller, 5-inch frame. Finally, the perfect device for Microsoft to take on its high-end Android and iOS competition, right? Well, almost -- the Icon is a Verizon exclusive, arriving tomorrow for $200 on-contract (or $550 with no strings attached). Meanwhile, the other three major US networks don't offer anything comparable yet (outside of AT&T's 1520, anyway). That said, the Icon is still worth a look if you've already decided on Big Red.

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Scores

Engadget

87
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.0
Display
9.2
Battery life
8.0
Camera
8.6
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

Lumia

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5 inches
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Specs

Lumia

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5 inches
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