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Nokia Lumia Icon / Nokia Lumia 929

Nokia Lumia Icon / Nokia Lumia 929
alaScore 89

268 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 268 reviews of Nokia Lumia Icon / Nokia Lumia 929. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and screen are generally positive. The camera and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed reviews on the connectivity and reception.

performance, usability, camera, screen, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia Icon / Nokia Lumia 929 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Lumia Icon / Nokia Lumia 929

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 user reviews of Nokia Lumia Icon / Nokia Lumia 929 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The camera and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the connectivity and reception get mixed reviews.

performance, usability, camera, screen, portability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia Icon, Black 32GB (Verizon Wireless)Nokia Lumia Icon, Black 32GB (Verizon Wireless)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia Lumia Icon review: Perfect frame

 

The Nokia Lumia Icon for Verizon Wireless is the most capable smartphone to come out of the Finnish manufacturer to date. A successor to the Nokia Lumia 928, the carrier-exclusive Windows Phone handset ticks all the boxes of a proper flagship...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; Quad-band 3G with 21.1 Mbps HSDPA and 5.7 Mbps HSUPA support ; Tri-band LTE Cat4 support, 150Mbps downlink, 50Mbps uplink ; 5" 16M-color 1080p ClearBlack AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Nokia...

Mediocre battery life ; Somewhat thick for a flagship ; No microSD card slot ; Over the top carrier branding somewhat spoils the design ; Lack of support for Nokia Glance Screen ; Only available for Verizon Wireless in the United States

With solid build quality, excellent performance and an array of useful free services on tap, the Nokia Lumia Icon may be just a smaller Lumia 1520, but that's enough to make it the best smartphone to run Microsoft's mobile OS hands down. Verizon...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: matthew miller (zdnet.com)

Verizon Nokia Lumia Icon review: There's a new Windows Phone champ on the block

 

Nokia now has Windows Phone devices with internal specs matching the leading smartphones. They take it further with their advanced camera, fantastic display, and more and the Lumia Icon is an excellent smartphone to consider.

What's Hot on ZDNet 10 technologies that made me more productive in 2014 2014: I'm still sick of Android Hackers rejoice: Sony pulls Korea film, bows to criminal pressure 2014: The year Microsoft lost my loyalty I use my Nokia Lumia 1020 primarily for...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Nokia Lumia Icon review: The best Windows Phone so far

 

Nokia's latest flagship Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia, is a very good phone, period, albeit with one significant flaw.

Modern, competitive hardware inside a well-built chassis ; Nokia’s own apps make up for holes in the Windows Phone app lineup

Noticeable shutter lag detracts from the camera experience ; Windows app store still lags that of Android, iOS

While the Nokia Lumia Icon for Verizon remains the best Windows Phone we've tested in 2014, noticeable shutter lag and a nagging lack of applications still hold it back.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Wired (wired.com)

The Best Windows Phone Ever Still Disappoints

 

I've been a fan of Nokia's Windows Phone-running Lumia line since it debuted with the Lumia 800 in 2011 . The hardware quality and design are always superb, and the software platform continues to show promise. Still, while the Lumia Icon is arguably...

High quality build without a hint of cheapness. With brightness on low, the battery can last well over a day. Quad-core Snapdragon processor for speedy, powerful performance. Awesome typing experience: The Windows Phone auto correct and auto suggest...

Sluggish camera will disappoint shutterbugs hoping to capture fleeting moments. Phone call audio quality isn’t up to snuff. Exclusive to Verizon. Still hampered by limitations of Windows Phone 8. Missing the popular Nokia Glance lockscreen notification...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Nokia Lumia Icon Review

 

Verizon has needed a new Windows Phone 8 flagship, and Nokia was the obvious choice to deliver it. Don't mistake the Lumia Icon for a side-thought in Nokia's smartphone schemes, however. On paper, at least, it takes the key things we loved from AT&T's...

You could accuse Nokia and Verizon of tempting fate, hopping off the traditional numbered Lumia naming scheme and giving their new phone an ambitious title like Icon. To do so invites all manner of comparisons, and while Nokia’s Icon may be one of its...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Brad Molen (engadget.com)

Nokia Lumia Icon review: a big step forward for Windows Phone

 

When Nokia came out with the Lumia 1520, we were treated to a new side of Windows Phone. All of a sudden, Microsoft's smartphone OS had come of age; it w

Amazing 1080p display ; Excellent performance ; Good battery life ; Fantastic imaging experience ; Great audio quality

Uninspired design ; Verizon-only ; No global LTE roaming

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.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: David Pierce (theverge.com)

Nokia Lumia Icon review

 

Even Nokia's boots were innovative. The company once known as Finnish Rubber Works made well-loved rubber boots long before it made smartphones. And as it shifted from rain-proof soles to...

Gorgeous display ; Fantastic performance ; High-res photos are awesomely malleable

Bland, compromised design ; Still some ecosystem problems ; Middling camera performance in places

I expected more from a phone called Icon

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Nokia Lumia Icon (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Nokia Lumia Icon combines all the best parts of Windows Phones past into one beautifully crafted package.

Beautifully crafted metal and polycarbonate design. Vibrant and sharp 5-inch, full HD display. Blazing-fast performance. Spectacular image quality

Camera has slow autofocus

Take the best parts of the gargantuan Lumia 1520, pack them into the Lumia 925's sleek metal and polycarbonate body, and you get something close to Nokia's latest Windows Phone—the Lumia Icon, available exclusively on Verizon Wireless for $199.99 with...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Nokia Lumia Icon review:

 

Good things may come to those who wait, but they also come to large, powerful carriers with tremendous bargaining power. Such is the case with the Nokia Lumia Icon (also known as the 929), a 5-inch, quad-core smartphone with a 20-megapixel shooter and...

The feature-packed Nokia Lumia Icon has a gorgeous screen, a fast processor, and a proven 20-megapixel camera. Low-light image quality is excellent.

Its flat, slab design is uninspiring, and the Icon is a little heavy and thick. Call quality was mediocre, and media hounds won't be able to expand storage with a microSD card.

Buy the Nokia Lumia Icon for its beautiful display and well-rounded features, but skip it if you require gobs of storage, are on a budget, or prefer a power user's OS.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Nokia Lumia Icon Review

 

The Nokia Icon delivers a fantastic display, speedy performance and a powerful and versatile camera app for Verizon subscribers.

Comfortable soft-touch design; Brilliant and colorful HD OLED display; Fast performance; Compelling Nokia camera apps

Mediocre speaker; Bluish tint to images

The Nokia Icon delivers a fantastic display, speedy performance and a powerful and versatile camera app for Verizon subscribers.

Feb, 2014