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Nokia Lumia Icon

Nokia Lumia Icon

from  $499+
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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.

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Pros
  • Amazing 1080p display
  • Excellent performance
  • Good battery life
  • Fantastic imaging experience
  • Great audio quality
Cons
  • Uninspired design
  • Verizon-only
  • No global LTE roaming

Reviews

82
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 12

89
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 9
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Windows Phone
Screen size
522
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Carriers (US)
Verizon / Alltel
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Carriers (US)
Smartphone
Windows Phone
522
321
Yes
Verizon / Alltel

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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).

Scores

Engadget

87
 

User Reviews

100
codypattersontx
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
asteenbuck
I actually like the Icon better than the S3 I used to have. The phone has a...read more
80
vancevep72
As a former iPhone 4 & 4S, Samsung Galaxy S3 & S4 user, I was hesitant...read more
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