Review and ratings for the Nokia Lumia Icon

Nokia Lumia Icon
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Average user rating 4.2/5 out of 156 reviews
80.13% of users recommend this product
  • Take a Giant Leap

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    I like my Icon. But give me something to love. Let's take a real big step Microsoft. It's truly possible and success will follow. 1. Give us a battery. Not a little bigger battery, a lot bigger battery. Something we'd be almost tempted to jump a car with, 3000-3200mAh. Don't mess around, give us a big battery. 2. Love the great cameras. Keep them coming and improving them. 3. Make Chrome available. It's loved my so many, make it available on my Windows phone. It will be a selling feature. 4. Make FaceTime available. A friend recently moved from his Windows phone to iPhone in order to FaceTime with his family. Give his family and those like them a reason to do the reverse. 5. The best travel app is BlackBerry Travel (WorldMate) with "Trip Catch". The full version of WorldMate isn't even available on Windows 8.1 and Trip Catch is only available in the BlackBerry Travel branded release. Get the enhanced WorldMate and get them to add Trip Catch and you will have the best there is. Especially if they incorporate live tiles. 6. A 5" screen is fine and fits almost comfortably in my shirt pocket. Release a larger one if you want the pocket video customers but don't abandon the shirt pocket business users. 7. Add a programmable message light. Not a lighthouse beacon but a small message light that one can see from the top, front and back of the device. And allow it to be disabled by time, message source and other conditions. 8. Put some memory in it. Like the battery, take a big step here. Physically make it one size fits all for economy of scale. Enable different configurations with a software key so a user can start small and add more when needed. 9. Integrate it more closely with the Windows desktop and Server. Nothing should have a better Integration with the world's leading OS than a Windows phone. And tout that integration, a lot! 10. Add Google Nav or give us better Bing Maps. Bing has the wrong name on the street where I live in spite of my following the process for getting it corrected. That's just the most annoying error among many that I encounter. Either improve the native maps or incorporate better ones. That's it, except for keep the apps coming. Thanks for a really good phone. I look forward to a really great one.

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  • Lumia Icon = Awesome

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    It is a great phone, feels great in your hand, has a nice weight, feels very sturdy although I would recommend a case. The camera and video are out of this world, I am not sure why iPhone 6 users brag about their camera...my fiancé has the decked out version of the iPhone 6 and it is NO CONTEST, it is not even in the same league as the Icon. The phone is very fast, has a ton of space and features and SUPPORTS WINDOWS 10 for Phones. Love it!

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  • A racecar of a Smartphone

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    Zoom>>>> This baby is fast and it feels tight. I like the lack of bloatware and the Windows Store Apps don't require full access to my every move. Whether personal or business, this device will get you where you're going in a hurry!! It smoked my G4 in side by side tests, over and over again. Made me switch out of the Samsung Slow Lane into the Fast Moving Microsoft Lane.

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  • Love my Icon

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    Best phone I have ever owned.

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  • POWER

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    This is the best phone I have ever owned and also my first Windows phone. I was blown away by the OS. It flows like water and I am absolutely in love with this phone.

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  • Seamless transition across devices

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    It simplifies my life by automatically synching with my account through OneDrive. It seems every bit as easy to use as an iPhone. I especially appreciate having access to Office applications.

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  • Custom Awesome

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    So happy with my Lumia Icon, I'd die without it. Cortana has made my life so much easier... She like a personal assistant. I love the quality of the camera and the features that make some of the most ordinary pictures into a work of art. I can handle my business like no other on this phone but I mostly have this for personal use.

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  • Icon, best phone I have had so far, and I tried so many

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    I had an icon and had to give it to a relative. I tried an HTC and a Samsung. None come close to my Nokia.

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  • love it

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    Excellent screen beautiful aluminum frame amazing camera

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  • Best phone I have had and there have been a number of them.

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    Easy to use. Familiar UI is great for business. Very quick setup - low IT burden. Verizon risks losing our business due to lack of offering

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  • A great mobile version of your desktop

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    As a business user first, casual user second, this is a great product. Simple things like showing your history per contact really speeds up the process of finding files, comments etc. Being able to seamlessly manage between desktop, OneDrive and Windows phone makes life easier than ever. Camera is fantastic and unless you are a complete app addict, all main apps are available and work as well if not better than the competition.

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  • No OS updates, No Google apps, No free Voicemail App

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    They sold us this phone as a "Cyan-ready phone" the we got skipped when it came to all updates after Lumia Black. Not only are there no Google Apps (except Google search), there's also no good alternatives. They make you pay for the Voicemail App that is included in the iPhone.

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  • great

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    When will I get the 8.1 upgrade for my Icon

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  • Nokia Lumia Icon = Worst Phone I've Ever Owned

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    I got the Nokia Icon in August of 2014 because I thought it had such cool features such as Cortana. But once I purchased it I quickly learned that it didn't have Cortana, all the apps are old versions, and most the time when I'm doing something, it exits out. Thinking that I would eventually get Cortana, it has been 5 months and I still don't have Cortana, none of the apps are up to date. Probably worst choice ever made when I decided to get this phone.

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  • Excellent Value

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    Bought it off the Microsoft store for $500 off contract and it is the best value ever. Camera is way better than any other phone for that kind of price (especially with low-light). It's faster than the iPhone 6plus at everything. Internet is swift the modern ac wireless. Battery life is average, probably compares to the Galaxy S5. I do wish windows phone had the official Youtube app but the Metrotube app is a very good substitute. From this moment of posting snapchat is gone(it will come back). But really never had problem with lack of apps. Yes i have noticed some missing but just like everybody else with windows phone i don't care. I got Skype, google drive, speed test, 9gag, spotify, pandora, team viewer, engadget, Facebook, trivia crack, flappy birds, newegg, twitter, instagram (6tag), and much more.

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  • This phone was a huge dissapointment

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    I bought this phone through Verizon and during the whole first day I was constantly having problems with the wifi (which is the cornerstone of a smartphone). So many other people with this phone are having this exact same problem. There is even a Microsoft discussion page with people fed up with this recurring issue. This phone could have been great, but all its been is a headache. Hopefully Microsoft doesn't continue to keep its customers in the dark about this issue.

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  • Great features, poor WIFI

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    I move 20' away from my WIFI router into another room and I have no WIFI on the ICON. ALL my other devices including my old HTC 8X have great WIFI no matter where I am in my house. The phone has all updates. I guess I'll be returning the phone. Unfortunatly I found out after the purchase this is a common problem.

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  • Terific phone, BUT Where is the update and what will happen with Win 10?

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    Loved my Nokia 928 and my wife got excited about WP8.1 and Cortana and picked up an Icon when it first came out. The fact that 8.1 and CYAN remain (possible permanently) is highly disappointing and to me unacceptable. Verizon is difficult, but it appears from recent events that Microsoft may have been unaware of what testing requirements were expected by Verizon. great phone . . . Very poor vendor support. Makes me concerned about WHAT will happen with Windows 10. Microsoft needs a better customer focused ground game - those clients who were willing to take on as early adapters and support WP deserve a better outcome than being left behind and in the dark, left to become poor word of mouth ambassadors for the platform.

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  • Great Phone but no Cortana or SWYPE

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    Everything is great with this phone but Verizon will not push windows 8.1. Very frustrating not having the features of the other 8.1 enabled phones

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  • Icon

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    Need 8.1 down lode I guess I will die waiting. It has been over a year now what is the hold up. From Verizon Icon.

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