- Metallic frame I hope that the future Lumia device will all derive from this design and not the N9/Lumia 800 design that is getting boring. The use of less polycarbonate material make the Lumia ICON feel solid and gives it a premium look. ·
- 5” Sculpted Glass Once you see the HD screen, you will fall in love with the Lumia ICON immediately (indoor or outdoor). I am in favor of the 5” screen, and believe the 6” Lumia 1520 is not comfortable as a one handed device. I am still able to use the Icon with one hand. ·
- Battery Nokia did something right this time by giving the Lumia ICON a 2420 mAh. User doesn’t need to worry that your phone will die on you after 6-10 hours of medium to heavy usage. I can easily squeeze one and a half day on a single charge. ·
- Office Suite If you use this a business device, the Lumia ICON has Excel, Word and PowerPoint which comes with any Windows Phone device. Missing features: ·
- Micro SD slot There is 32 GB available for storage. I wish Nokia included a micro SD slot for the Lumia ICON, which is definitely useful with MB eating raw image capture and HD video with superb sound quality courtesy of the Nokia Rich Recording. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could add a 128 GB micro SD card and have a total of 160 GB of storage available! ·
- Xenon flash I really like the pictures taken with the Lumia 1020, Lumia 928 and even on my N8 using Xenon flash. This link will provide an interesting overview/comparison of the Lumia ICON, 1520 and 1020.
There are a handful of accessories you can buy from your local Verizon Wireless dealer. The store I visited didn’t have the accessories displayed but the sales rep brought out five protective cases and one screen protector for me when I asked for it. The price range is from $12.99 to $29.99 for the accessories. I bought a blue Incipio protective case and a 3 pack screen protector for the Icon. I noticed there are already some minor scratches on the beautiful screen and can definitely recommend buying the screen protector to protect your investment. I would definitely recommend the Lumia ICON for those who are currently in the market for a new device on Verizon Wireless network. If you are into taking pictures, video with amazing sound, the Lumia ICON will definitely beat any of the competitors’ flagship devices. There are some deals out there where you can get the Lumia ICON for as little as $149.99. There is also a bundle special which can save you an additional $200 if you bundle either the Lumia 928, Lumia ICON with the Lumia 2520, Nokia’s Windows RT tablet. I would love to thank the awesome folks at Nokia US for providing us with the Lumia Icon. If you have questions regarding the Lumia ICON, just send me a tweet (@jjklee) or simply leave a comment below. P.S. This article was written on a Lumia 2520 using the Nokia power keyboard.