Nokia Lumia Icon unboxing and hands-on

NOTE: This isn't an unboxing of the retail Nokia Lumia Icon box that's going to be sold to consumers. What we're dealing with here is the special packaging that's send to media outlets!

It’s not every day we’re delivered a phone that’s encased within a Pelican storm case, so you know it’s something serious. So when our eyes feasted on it for the first time, our interest was instantly piqued upon its arrival – more so when the water tight case has the word “ICON” splashed right across the top of it. Needless to say, we were totally taken by surprise by all of grandeur, especially when it’s following after the Lumia 1520.

We’re baffled by the packaging! It’s like something super rare or expensive were being transported, but as a whole, we’re thoroughly impressed by the whole presentation. Unlocking the gigantic thing, which we might add has some serious weight to it, we’re instantly greeted to a foam padded compartment. In addition to the handset in question, the package included a pair of hot rod red Monster Purity Pro headphones. And of course, all the typical documentation, charging cables, and wall adapters were found inside as well.

Strangely, as we dug deeper into the Pelican storm case, we began to realize something else was supposed to happen upon opening it for the first time. Removing all of the padded foam, the interior of the main compartment is lined with what appears to be LEDs – with wires that ultimately led to us uncovering the battery compartment. From the looks of it, the outline of the case was intended to glow in a fashionable Verizon red color, to accent the unboxing process of course.

Placing our attention on the phone, we’ll quickly say a few things after checking it out briefly. First, it follows similarly to the Lumia 925 from before, as it sports a sturdy metallic frame around its sides – though, the phone as a whole seems boxier. Secondly, it features a sharp 5-inch 1080p OLED display with ClearBlack technology, which beats the Lumia 1520 when it comes to pixel density. And lastly, unlike the 1020 and 1520 before it, the Lumia Icon’s 20-megapixel PureView camera is flush with the surrounding surface.

Will it live up to be an icon? We’ll surely find out if it can achieve that status as we test it out further for our in-depth review. In the meantime, though, you can check our video below to see step-by-step unboxing process.

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Lumia Icon
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2420 mAh(16.4h 3G talk time)



1. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

whaaat a beautifuuul phoooone ... wooow

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

It's call Gorgeous Beauty.

23. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

...if only was android instead of wp! nothing would be more beautiful thing...

28. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

was just thinking that.

32. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

i dont think youve seen the htc m8 or the z

43. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

yeah bro truuue .. i want to buy one seriously .. but i cant leave sony+android unfortunattly :(

22. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

I agree and that's unique packaging

26. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Wow @ 1080p OLED screen.

29. EyeSee

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Sony Z lookalike.

42. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

too bad WP ruins the beauty

46. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

This looks like a sony phone.

2. jraympres2

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

1 word. Amazing!!!

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Nice brick.


Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

a brick has a weight of 1.5 kg.

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

And if it falls on your head, your head will be two pieces.

19. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

looooooooool, Great answer for that troll

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Thanks buddy.

36. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009


4. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Damn its so beautiful, well made and specs made.

5. Epicness1o1

Posts: 312; Member since: May 30, 2013

Hahha pelican box f*ck yeah :D

6. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

N900 unboxing was the best. EVER.

8. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

It's about time Nokia learnt how to make a thin phone, only thing holding me back. It's 2014 for God's sake.

9. god996

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

Well who needs a phone that may bend into a boomerang shape when you put it in your back pocket anyway. And after all this phone is not even thick.

33. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

I've had iPhones and galaxy's that never bent one bit and both are considerably thinner than this. And yes, there is a huge difference in thickness; whether you wish to see it is a whole different story.

39. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

yea because the s4 and its snap 600 is so 2014...not to mention even endgaget stated the s4 as underwhelming and rushed. I don't want rushed. Especially in my work, s4's left and right being exchanged. So frustrating.

10. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This is hands down the sexiest phone and packaging i've ever seen. Keep up the good work Nokia/MS. And also please release an international version. :D

11. decent4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

This looks AWESOME!!!! I would have bought it if it had android OS. No offence to windows phone fans but I'm not into windows mobile phones.

12. shyguy3763

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

I wish they'd stop with the store exclusives,I'd LOVE to see this phone with Sprint and T-Mobile

15. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

So it comes with Monster headphones? Niceeeee

18. Gatman

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 07, 2013

I like. And it would be fun to unbox.

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