The Nokia Lumia Icon is something I and many others have been waiting for, mainly because it is basically a shrunk down Lumia 1520. Although there is a catch, the Lumia Icon is probably never going to make it to our shores. What most non US residents are hoping for is for Nokia to repeat the Lumia 925/928 scenario and release a worldwide variant with pretty much the same spec and a different design. In the meantime lets take a look at the Lumia Icon, spec wise it is basically the same as the powerhouse that is the Lumia 1520, take a look at the spec
Display size: 5 ”
Display technology: ClearBlack, AMOLED
Display resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Touch screen technology: Super sensitive touch
Main camera sensor: 20 MP, PureView
Flash type: Dual LED flash
Maximum talk time (3G): 16.4 h
Maximum music playback time: 75 h
Wireless charging: Built-in (Qi standard)
Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800
Processor type: Quad-core 2.2 GHz
Internal Storage – 32 GB
RAM – 2 GB
So spec wise apart from the Micro SD slot and the battery capacity it is pretty much identical to the Lumia 1020. Design wise it seems rather familiar, sort of like a cross between the Lumia 928 the Lumia 925 and an iPhone.
The Lumia Icon really has the whole package, a Nokia Clearblack 1080p screen, a thin and light aluminium frame, a 20 MP camera with Pureview and Zeiss optics, a 2.2 GHz Quad Core processor and a load of Nokia exclusive software. For me it is the ideal combination of size, performance and power. It takes almost everything good from the Lumia 1520 and stuffs them into a smaller frame, all that remains to be seen is what Nokia actually call the worldwide version, rumours point towards the Lumia 930 and that it will be announced at MWC later this month.
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Today, Nokia is announcing the Nokia Lumia Icon: a high-end Windows Phone available exclusively for Verizon Wireless in the United States.
Nokia’s newest Lumia is built for those who demand more from their phones and don’t want to compromise when it comes to how this life companion captures each moment of their daily lives.
The first thing you’ll notice about the Nokia Lumia Icon is its state-of-the-art 1080p full HD screen that feels great in the hand at a full five inches. The metal construction also gives the device a distinctive look, making this one of 2014’s most anticipated new devices.
The Nokia Lumia Icon features a thin and light frame that is enriched with premium design touches, including an aluminum construction with ceramic keys. Coming in at just 5.8 oz and dimensions of 5.39” x 2.79” x 0.39”, this sleek performer gives the power you need without weighing you down.
True-to-life images and audio
With a crystal-clear 20-megapixel camera based on Nokia’s award-winning PureView technology and Zeiss optics, you’ll see what you’ve been missing on competitive devices when it comes to mobile images and video.
Speaking of video, your memories deserve to be captured to their fullest and Nokia Lumia Icon won’t disappoint. This video powerhouse features four lossless microphones that capture omnidirectional audio in full stereo. This means you’ll record video exactly how you remember it, thanks to our high-performance digital mics, noise reduction and those magical software algorithms.
We put Nokia Lumia Icon to the test against two super loud muscle cars racing down a Las Vegas speedway. The results definitely don’t disappoint, with audio and video coming in crystal clear despite the rumble and roar of the cars’ engines revving in the background. Check out the video yourself to see how the device fared against the background noise.
Power to perform, battery life that lasts
Nokia Lumia Icon features a quad-core processor running at 2.2 GHz and a full HD OLED display with curved glass and aluminum ring that gives a smooth and ergonomic feel in a sturdy, quality package.
With the latest version of Windows Phone 8, you can fly through your day while multi-tasking. If you’re the type who likes to surf the web, watch Vine videos, gaze at Instagram photos, and keep abreast of your Outlook-powered email, the Lumia Icon can do all this without flinching.
Also, for those who need a battery that lasts all day, the Nokia Lumia Icon features a 2,420 mAh battery that supports built-in wireless charging.
There is plenty of room to store all of your files, movies and HD images with 32GB of on-board storage and 7GB of cloud storage provided by Microsoft’s SkyDrive.
Capture your photo right, the first time
Now let’s focus on the camera. With a 20-megapixel sensor and Carl Zeiss optics, you can get the ideal shot in any lighting and any setting. The wide-angle lens and single-finger 2x lossless zoom is unmatched amongst other camera phones available today. Also, with an aperture of f/2.4, Lumia Icon’s camera lets in more light for great photos in low-light settings.
For showing off those photos in any light, Nokia Lumia Icon features Nokia ClearBlack Technology and Sunlight Readability Enhancement, allowing you to clearly see the display with little glare or reflection, even in direct sunlight. If you want to keep your fingers warm while using your phone, the Lumia Icon allows you to fully use while wearing gloves with its super-sensitive, curved Gorilla Glass 3 touch display with 441ppi and virtually 180oviewing angle.