Variety is the spice of life, this applies to anything in your life. This is especially true in the phone market. Most people think of Android and iOS phones when thinking of modern smart phones but the third largest in popularity are Windows phones. Not only are they third, but their popularity has continued to grow. It’s about time that we get one in and see what all of the buzz is about. The latest and greatest Windows phone is the Nokia Icon, I have been living with it for a few weeks now and I am excited to tell you guys/girls about the phone and my experience with it.

Product Name: Verizon Wireless Nokia Lumia Icon

Review Sample Provided by: Verizon Wireless

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes



Height: 137 mm

Width: 71 mm

Thickness2: 9.8 mm

Weight: 167 g

Display and User Interface

Display size: 5 ''

Display resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080)

Display features: Brightness control, Orientation sensor, Sunlight readability enhancements, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Easy to clean, High brightness mode, Lumia Color profile, Sculpted glass, Wide viewing angle

Display colors: TrueColor (24-bit/16M)

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Pixel density: 441 ppi

Touch screen technology: Super sensitive touch

Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Magnetometer

Keys and Input Methods

User Input: Touch

Operating keys: Volume keys, Camera key, Power/Lock key

Form factor

Form factor: Monoblock touch


SIM card type: Nano SIM

Charging connectors: Micro-USB

AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector

System connectors: Micro-USB-B

USB: USB 2.0

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0

Bluetooth profiles: Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.5, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1, General Audio/Video Distribution Profile (GAVDP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1

Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Wi-Fi security modes: WPA, WEP, EAP-AKA, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, EAP-SIM, WPA-Personal

NFC: Pairing, Secure NFC for payment, Sharing, Tagging

Other wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi Channel bonding

Data Network

LTE network bands3: 4, 13

LTE max data speed DL: 150 Mbps

LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps

WCDMA network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz

WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA - 21.1 Mbps

WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA - 5.76 Mbps

CDMA network bands: BC0, BC1

CDMA max data speed DL: Rev 0 /A 2.4 Mbps /3.1 Mbps

CDMA max data speed UL: Rev 0 /A 153.2 kbps /1.8 Mbps

GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz

GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps

GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps

Power Management

Battery model: BV-5QW

Battery capacity: 2420 mAh

Battery voltage: 3.8 V

Removable battery: No

Maximum standby time: 18 days

Maximum talk time (3G): 16.4 h

Maximum music playback time: 75 h

Maximum video playback time: 9 h

Maximum cellular network browsing time: 6.8 h

Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 9.2 h

Wireless charging: Built-in (Qi standard)


Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800

Processor type: Quad-core 2.2 GHz


User data storage: In device


Mass memory: 32 GB

Free cloud storage: 7 GB

Main camera

Main camera sensor: 20 MP, PureView

ZEISS optics: Yes

Sensor size: 1/2.5 inch

Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4

Camera focal length: 26 mm

Camera minimum focus range: 10 cm

Camera image formats: JPEG/Exif

Flash type: Dual LED flash

Flash operating range: 3.0 m

Flash modes: Off, Automatic

Image capturing

Capture modes: Video

Scene modes: Automatic, Sports, Night

White balance modes: Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight

Light sensitivity: Automatic, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 4000

Photos viewed by: Month, Photo editor, Album, Timeline, Camera Roll, Favorites, Nokia Storyteller, Photos from social networks

Secondary camera

Secondary camera resolution: 1280 x 960 pixels

Secondary camera - other features: Video recording, HD 1.2 MP wide angle, Still image capture, Video call

Main video camera

Camera video resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)

Camera video frame rate: 30 fps

Camera video zoom: 3 x

Video playback frame rate: 30 fps

Video playback codecs: H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, Windows video

Video playback file formats: 3G2, 3GP, MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MOV

Video recording formats: MP4/H.264

Video white balance modes: Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Automatic, Daylight

Secondary video camera

Secondary video camera resolution: 720p (HD, 1280 x 720)

Secondary camera video recording formats: MP4/H.264

Music format

Codecs: MP3, AAC LC, AMR-NB, WMA 9, GSM FR, HE-AAC, HE-AACv2, WMA 10 Pro

Audio playback file formats: MP4, MP3, M4A, 3G2, AMR


Radio features: Internet Radio, FM Radio

Voice and audio recording

Recording: Voice recording in MMS, Voice recording in OneNote

Audio recording file formats: AMR

Audio recording codecs: AAC LC, AMR-NB, GSM FR

Audio recording features: Nokia Rich Recording with four microphones

What’s in the box

Sales Package: Nokia Lumia Icon, Nokia AC-60 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable (CA-190CD), Printed material



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L0rdG1gabyt3 replied the topic: #34615 11 Apr 2014 19:58
As a long time WP user... and by long time I mean I started with WinMo 6.1.. then had the excellent HTC HD7 with WP7, and now a HTC 8X with WP8 (and WP8.1 next week) I enjoyed your positive review.

One note to be said though when it comes to apps. For a reddit app, try Baconit, and for Snapchat, try 6snap.

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