Nokia Lumia Icon User Reviews
Overal user rating
The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.
Camera8.4/10Multimedia8.9/10Internet8.3/10Call quality9.9/10Battery7.9/10Reception9.9/10Display9.9/10Build quality9.7/10Text input8.6/10Everyday usage8.1/10UI speed9.7/10
Post new review
Please note that each user review reflects the opinion of its respectful author and not of Phone Arena.
posted on 09 Jun 2014, 10:56 (Posts: 0; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Longtime Android User Says HELLO to Windows Phone 8.1 - and GLAD HE DID
Belle has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
My first smartphone was an Android, and I've been hooked on google since. I have a chromebook, nexus 7, iPad, and always had an Android phone... until now. Even with the new KitKat update, I was still experiencing lag when unlocking my phone, opening the app drawer, opening the gallery, making a call, hanging up on a call, opening messaging, etc. After 6 years of android, I was starting to get tired of it and started to explore my options.
iPhone option: I know that iOS is stable with no lag (I have an iPad), but it is so much more boring than android (no widgets, lack of customization, etc.).
Blackberry option. Laugh and move on.
Android option. Galaxy S5 almost got me to bite. Great device, but looks ugly, and I know that after a year, it will be lagging just as bad as my current android phone because its packed with 9239848 features that I will never use.
Windows option: Nokia Lumia Icon - Played around with windows phone 8 and got depressed... it sucked. Thought I was going to be forced to chose between iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5 for features and functionality. Then I read about WP 8.1 - and REALLY glad that I did. Basically WP 8.1 is like iOS and Android had a baby. It has the stability of iOS, the customization of Android, with the capability of Microsoft Office when you need it. The app gap is largely a joke now. Yes WP is behind, but it has all the apps that I need, every single one. Bought the Icon and haven't looked back! There isn't a single app or feature...Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Camera is flat out beastly
- 4 mic video recording sounds better than anything else out there
- Smooth OS with no lags
- Unique look and feel (hardware and OS)
- Battery lasts all-day, but still wish it was bigger
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Do you?Report
posted on 02 May 2014, 21:39 (Posts: 161; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
All camera, no smarts
Dadler22 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Thank god I purchased this phone on Verizon Edge. Those without the money to purchase a new phone after a few months of suffrage should just avoid windows phone all together. Unfortunately for Nokia build quality can only take a phone so far...Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 1/10Multimedia 4/10Camera 7/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 4/10Text input 7/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Call Quality
- Build Quality
- Dedicated Shutter Key
- Windows Phone
- App store
- SnapChat is pathetic
1 out of 18 people found this review helpful. Do you?Report
posted on 31 Mar 2014, 15:49 (Posts: 0; Member since: 31 Mar 2014)
Powerful with great camera
atomicinternet has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Despite losing my Xenon flash from the Lumia 928 I upgraded from, this camera more than makes up for it with the higher resolution and decent LED flash. The aluminum band around the edge gives it a high quality build feel and the phone itself is solid physically and operationally.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Great camera
- Fast UI
- Battery could be bigger
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Do you?Report
posted on 30 Mar 2014, 11:24 (Posts: 31; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
utg001 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Its a great phone if you can get through the day with a full charge. I didn't much like the shape of it, but the pros outweigh the cons.
currently the best Windows Phone out!
I presume with the Windows Phone 8.1 around the corner, the battery issue might be resolved along with some minor bugs when music files duplicate.Build quality 8/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- AMOLED screen
- HAAC audio
- big camera
- Big internals
- No sd card
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Do you?Report
posted on 27 Mar 2014, 08:59 (Posts: 0; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)
Best Windows phone yet
gahess1 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I've had two iphones, an android, and three windows phones. This is the best of the bunch. So fast/responsive, the camera is amazing, battery great. All the apps I need are available now. Overall great phone!Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Display, Speed, Camera, Battery
- Larger than iphone
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Do you?Report
posted on 07 Mar 2014, 20:26 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
Ehhh... I think not...
tommybayshore has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I've always had the latest and greatest phones, recently i damaged my Note 3 and decided to give the shiny cool Nokia Lumia Icon a try... i must admit, in the store and just playing around with it for a few minutes it seemed great, even going home and reading numerous reviews made me think this may be a really awesome phone...so i went and bought it! And quickly returned it...here is why...
The live tiles are cool and i could get used to them, but thats about it. The lack of apps in the app store was really rough, and they popular apps that are in the store are outdated looking and remind of the how bad Facebook looked on the BlackBerry Bold. The "People" section was just a complete mess, updates from LinkedIN, Facebook, this, that, everywhere... most from sources i could completely care less about, even when i unchecked the sources they still managed to come back. Then when you click on a update you don't know if you're going to Linkedin, Facebook, Google etc... just shows you a picture with a bunch of comments.
The email formatting was also a mess, you have to click "show pictures" on EACH email, there is no default setting to make this happen for every email. I get a ton of emails and its annoying to have to click "show pictures" in every email.
The battery was not that great either. I had it fully charged at 7AM, left for the day, was on WIFI almost all day and by 4PM i had 28% battery left.
The call quality was great, that i did like, but i use my phone for so...Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 3/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 4/10Text input 3/10Display 9/10Battery 5/10
- Vivid Display
- Call Quality
- Apps (or lack of)
3 out of 22 people found this review helpful. Do you?Report
posted on 07 Mar 2014, 18:41 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)
Great phone you should consider it.
fandows has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I love this phone. If anyone is a Verizon customer and is looking for a new phone this one will not disappoint. And until march 16 if you order this phone from a Microsoft store you will get a free Nokia wireless charger. I've wanted this phone since it started leaking back in November. The cons of this phone are rather unimportant though.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- 1080p 5 inch amoled screen 441ppi
- 20 megapixel camera with dual flash and 2 'megapixel front camera
- Built in wireless charging(not included)
- 4 Microphones for optimal sound recording
- Windows phone 8 and Nokia black but that's just my opinion
- Snapdragon 800 processor 2.2 ghz
- Support for ac wifi which is rather new and yes it has 5ghz wifi
- Quick access to camera button
- Comes with full Microsoft office for windows phone 8
- Built in fm radio which is cool
- A lot of hany widgets such as alarms are pre installed
- Easy access SIM card
- Camera does not have 4k recording
- No micro sd expansion slot
- For some reason the battery is terrible I can't figure out why but I think it's a software problem
- Not waterproof
- Processor is not 64 bit which was something I really wanted
- Micro USB 2.0 not 3.0
4 out of 9 people found this review helpful. Do you?Report