Nokia Lumia Icon review, specs: The Windows Phone 8-powered Nokia Lumia Icon sports a 5-inch AMOLED display, a quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM.
PhoneArena describes the phone as “our prayers for the Lumia 1520’s awesome specs to appear in a more manageable body, have seemingly been answered.”
Sporting a competitive price and available for $99.99 on a 2-year service agreement, the Nokia Lumia Icon may be proving itself as the real midrange champion.
The device isn’t the largest Windows Phone handset (the 6-inch Lumia 1520) nor it posseses the most advanced camera phone in the US (41-megapixel Lumia 1020), the Icon still sports competitive specs and features, enough to make it the third most powerful Windows smartphone in the market.
Measuring 5.39 x 2.80 x 0.39 inches and weighing 167 grams, the Nokia Lumia Icon’s body is not much of a head turner.
Its flat, slab design is similar to the Lumia 928, a bit bulky and heavy for its range.
Its 5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a pixel density of 441 ppi.
What it lacks for design, the Icon makes up for its display.
It features rich, bright, and crisp high-definition images that would make its Lumia brothers proud.
There is no doubt about it-the Lumia Icon delivers sound performance because of its powerful processor.
However, it failed to have a microSD card slot for external storage, keeping its internal memory at 32 GB.
Like other Lumia models, this smartphone doubles as an impressive camera phone.
With 20 megapixels, its rear-facing camera has 4992 х 3744 pixels, six-lens Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED flash with 1/2.5” sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, PureView technology, dual capture, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama.
Meanwhile, the front-facing camera has an average 1.2 MP.
Retailing on an expensive price tag, the Nokia Lumia Icon is perfect for you if you’re after a stellar camera phone with a sound processor and Windows Phone OS.