by Melissa Stewart
Disclosure: I received a Nokia Lumia Icon at no cost for review. I am a Verizon Wireless Buzz Lifestyle Blogger. I did not receive compensation for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Maybe I’m the only one but when I get a new smartphone, I get all giddy like a kid in a toy store. Receiving and playing with my new Nokia Lumia Icon from Verizon Wireless has been no exception! The Icon is a Windows 8 phone and I’ll admit that I’m an Android girl. I’m set in my ways and happy with what I know, but, that being said, the camera on this camera makes it a must buy (or at least a must try and then you’ll be hooked)!
First, the facts:
Nokia Icon Specifications
- 5-inch 1080p display (Gorilla Glass 3). 441ppi ,glass smooth transition to metal
- nano-SIM card
- 20 Megapixel Pureview camera, OIS, Dual LED Flash
- 2MP front camera
- 4G LTE, World Roaming Ready
- Snapdragon 800 Processor, 2GB of RAM
- 32GB storage (how much is left?)
- 2450 mAh battery li-polymer
- Dimensions of 137 x 71 x 9.8 mm and 167 grams (5.86 oz)
- FM radio
- 4 microphones
And now back to my thoughts! I’ll start with my favorite, the 20MP camera! The Icon has two different camera apps pre-installed. One is the Nokia Pro Camera and the other is a standard camera. The best part of Nokia’s photo experience is the camera app, which gives you a full suite of manual settings to help you get the perfect shot — ISO, white balance, exposure and shutter speed can all be adjusted in real time, so you’re not wasting time poking around the settings menu.
The Icon records using PureView Imaging capturing full 1080p HD. 4 high performance microphones deliver brilliant stereo with minimal distortion and background noise. Full 1080p HD, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and unpixelated zoom work to capture images you never thought possible. One of my favorite features when capturing videos is that it picks up the sound where you are pointing the camera to record and hushes the sounds behind you. It makes a huge difference!
All in all the Icon is a strong contender. A solid Windows Phone.
Botton Line: Buy the Nokia Lumia Icon for its beautiful display, gorgeous screen, fast processor, and a proven 20-megapixel camera. It serves up a list of well-rounded features and the low-light image quality is excellent!
Melissa Stewart is the founder of SheOwnsIt.com. She is a Purveyor of Possibility, Entrepreneur Advocate and Coffee Addict. She believes that behind every successful woman is her story. What’s your story?