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  1. IdemanEric's Avatar
    It seems that the theme of the professional reviews that I have read thus far is sort of a collective "It's OK... for a Windows Phone, but nothing special." I wonder if that is simply media bias or if the phone is really not quite as "iconic" as hoped? Figured we could get some observations and opinions and if you buy the phone... Of course a user experience.

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    02-13-2014 10:30 PM
  2. chrisdaboss's Avatar
    It seems that the theme of the professional reviews that I have read thus far is sort of a collective "It's OK... for a Windows Phone, but nothing special." I wonder if that is simply media bias or if the phone is really not quite as "iconic" as hoped? Figured we could get some observations and opinions and if you buy the phone... Of course a user experience.

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    Totally bias. They drink the iPhone's apple juice. They said that since the Icon's design is "uninspiring" that is a drawback. The iPhone looks the same every year and it's a perfect 10/10, revolutionary design. No competition. Best phone out on the market. With its patented round corners it is truly innovating. Everything else in the videos gives off the vibe of "This is the phone I need." The Icon is the Icon, but if it wasn't a Verizon exclusive it would be a competitor for the iPhone or GS4/5. The reviewers treat it like a baby. "oh, you're a cute one are you. Look how the jock iPhone and your Kevlar wearing friends are being treated." "How to make a phone better today, put a bigger screen on it". And then WP UI is up to the user if he/she likes it. True. Since this is the first Nokia Windows Phone to ditch the numbering system, it's a leader in Nokia's new marketing. The Icon for the future of Nokia Phones... Cannot wait for this phone. Goodbye Lagdroid.

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    02-13-2014 11:24 PM
  3. Tjarren's Avatar
    So you're saying the reviews from the usual suspects are basically like they are for pretty much every other WP ever released?

    *clich warning*

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    02-14-2014 03:18 AM
  4. mozman68's Avatar
    Every review I have read seems pretty impressed and complimentary of the phone. WP's "faults" as a UI (or call it the typical reviewer's lack of experience with it) are what they are.

    I personally wish this phone was on AT&T and had been available when I got my 1520 in December. If that was the case and 8.1 was already out, I can only imagine how the reviews might change.

    The introduction of a phone like this plus the 8.1 previews confirm that my switch to WP was the right one.
    02-14-2014 05:15 AM
  5. fonefan's Avatar
    Reviews are not solely based on facts. Their opinions are different from yours, so I would ignore anything they say about the way it looks, camera quality, how it feels, etc. A great picture to them may be a horrible picture to you. If I were you, I would focus on facts, such as the specs. Keep in mind that these phone reviewers expect a lot from a device. A regular user is just looking for something that meets their needs.

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    02-14-2014 05:49 AM
  6. UncleGrandpa's Avatar
    There's really only been one review by Daniel who actually has used the for phone for weeks before its release. All this other stuff would be considered "sneak previews" and hardly what I would call a review worthy enough of dumping a few bills down for. I'm sure all you guys have never gone to a lousy movie... after being blown away by the trailer...
    02-14-2014 06:59 AM
  7. Zippier's Avatar
    What's wrong with liking an OS and a phone because it fits your needs and lifestyle? I love my Window's Phone and understand the drawbacks it has compared to the two biggest OS's out there. I honestly hope WP is never "number one" but a stronger and more viable number three for those of us who don't want or need to be like everyone else.
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    02-14-2014 07:41 AM
  8. fonefan's Avatar
    What's wrong with liking an OS and a phone because it fits your needs and lifestyle? I love my Window's Phone and understand the drawbacks it has compared to the two biggest OS's out there. I honestly hope WP is never "number one" but a stronger and more viable number three for those of us who don't want or need to be like everyone else.
    Agreed!

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    02-14-2014 07:50 AM
  9. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    I just read this one.
    https://www.yahoo.com/tech/nokias-lu...540629354.html

    The title frustrates me because of the typical "It's a great phone....for Windows" or "Its a great phone....if you like the Windows phone UI." And another read yesterday where the Pro's and Con's are "Great phone if you like the Windows UI." I get very annoyed at that because none of the iOS/Android reviews states "Great phone if you like iOS/Android." It's either a good phone or not.

    With that said, the overall review I linked above does paint the Icon and WP in a good light. It's refreshing.
    02-14-2014 08:24 AM
  10. fonefan's Avatar
    I just read this one.
    https://www.yahoo.com/tech/nokias-lu...540629354.html

    The title frustrates me because of the typical "It's a great phone....for Windows" or "Its a great phone....if you like the Windows phone UI." And another read yesterday where the Pro's and Con's are "Great phone if you like the Windows UI." I get very annoyed at that because none of the iOS/Android reviews states "Great phone if you like iOS/Android." It's either a good phone or not.

    With that said, the overall review I linked above does paint the Icon and WP in a good light. It's refreshing.
    I like how they use the word "little" to describe the Icon. Really? This phone is far from "little".

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    02-14-2014 08:53 AM
  11. mozman68's Avatar
    I just read this one.
    https://www.yahoo.com/tech/nokias-lu...540629354.html

    The title frustrates me because of the typical "It's a great phone....for Windows" or "Its a great phone....if you like the Windows phone UI." And another read yesterday where the Pro's and Con's are "Great phone if you like the Windows UI." I get very annoyed at that because none of the iOS/Android reviews states "Great phone if you like iOS/Android." It's either a good phone or not.

    With that said, the overall review I linked above does paint the Icon and WP in a good light. It's refreshing.
    That was one of the best reviews I have read so far...and I think mentioning Windows in the title is probably necessary (and in this case not used as a negative). It only shows how far WP has come.

    An iPhone uses iOS, 50 million other phones use Android, so the need to designate an article as being about a Windows phone is nothing more than helpful.
    02-14-2014 12:33 PM
  12. JBConforti's Avatar
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ml#post2351359

    Check out phonescoop and laptopmags review as well. They provided great detail with not much bias.
    02-14-2014 01:22 PM
  13. Robot_Man's Avatar
    Yahoo did an article on Icon today, it was interesting to see them writing about some thing other than Apple products.

    https://www.yahoo.com/tech/nokias-lu...540629354.html
    02-15-2014 12:26 AM
  14. mozman68's Avatar
    Yahoo did an article on Icon today, it was interesting to see them writing about some thing other than Apple products.

    https://www.yahoo.com/tech/nokias-lu...540629354.html
    Ummm...see 5 posts up....
    02-15-2014 08:20 AM
  15. ajscalingi's Avatar
    Tech Lab: Lumia Icon - Videos - Boston.com

    Refreshing to see some praise for a Windows device.
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    02-15-2014 04:56 PM
  16. ImJustaBilly's Avatar
    The early impressions of the phone have been mediocre or favorable, not because of the hardware, the design isn't bad, but most people expected striking colors from a Lumia, plus they're all heavier than the competition.

    The camera is hit or miss, every journalist has their own criteria for what looks good.

    It's really the OS that holds it back. Until the phone gets 8.1 with a notification center, quick settings, better multitasking management, separate volume controls and a more fleshed out search and voice recognition, the Lumia Icon will be anything but iconic.

    Also keep in mind there hasn't been a lot of definitive reviews yet. I'd wait for Engadget, The Verge and other sites like Pocket Now to release their verdicts before judging the sea of opinions.
    02-17-2014 03:15 AM
  17. Astropin's Avatar
    Also keep in mind there hasn't been a lot of definitive reviews yet. I'd wait for Engadget, The Verge and other sites like Pocket Now to release their verdicts before judging the sea of opinions.
    Engadget had a review out on the first day of the announcement (02/12/2014)

    Nokia Lumia Icon coming to Verizon February 20th for $200 (hands-on)
    02-17-2014 01:29 PM
  18. mozman68's Avatar
    Engadget had a review out on the first day of the announcement (02/12/2014)

    Nokia Lumia Icon coming to Verizon February 20th for $200 (hands-on)
    Yes...but during their review they referred to it as just a "first look" and that a more extensive "review" will be coming in the next week. They are very good about making sure to get a decent amount of hands on time before doing a review.
    02-17-2014 02:26 PM
  19. fonefan's Avatar
    Yes...but during their review they referred to it as just a "first look" and that a more extensive "review" will be coming in the next week. They are very good about making sure to get a decent amount of hands on time before doing a review.
    Here's a 10 minute review



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    02-17-2014 03:12 PM
  20. afnan_mc's Avatar
    I honestly think that the phone deserves at least an 8. Here's The Verge's review. http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/18/54...ia-icon-review
    02-18-2014 10:25 AM
  21. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I honestly think that the phone deserves at least an 8. Here's The Verge's review. Nokia Lumia Icon review | The Verge
    They gave it a 5 on design? A 6 on reception/call quality?? Seriously? The NL1520 got an 8 on reception/call quality. You're telling me the phone on Verizon with an aluminum perimeter is worse?
    02-18-2014 10:30 AM
  22. DustinRyan's Avatar
    The Verge has always had a vendetta against Windows Phones. I even try to watch their podcasts and can barely last 5 minutes when they talk about anything Microsoft-related. They immediately laugh it off and judge everything before trying. And even when they do try to use a Microsoft product, they hold it to a different standard than every other comparable device.

    Then they go and say we're all just whining fanboys as an excuse.
    02-18-2014 10:47 AM
  23. dkediger's Avatar
    From The Verge review
    Call quality is utterly mediocre, as it was on the Lumia 928,
    OK, if the complaints about the call quality are coming down to being compared to the 928 and being mediocre, then I think they're being pretty harsh. I'm pretty happy with my 928's mediocre call quality I guess.

    Also, that Verge writer. Ugh. Seriously needs an editor. He thinks he's channeling Faulkner or Hemingway.
    02-18-2014 10:53 AM
  24. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    They gave it a 5 on design? A 6 on reception/call quality?? Seriously? The NL1520 got an 8 on reception/call quality. You're telling me the phone on Verizon with an aluminum perimeter is worse?
    You should try reading the review in detail. 5 is "just okay" on their rating scale. Assigning ratings is not a pick-and-choose matter of 'ok, aluminum, add 2 to the score...". A phone can be made out of solid titanium alloy with rhodium highlights and still look crappy. They also assigned the blame squarely where it belongs, praising Nokia's old designs as proof of their capabilities, and criticising Verizon for forcing Nokia to get something out that was crap looking (c.f. 820>822, 925>928 were also screwed up). This phone bears the "design by committee hallmark, wherein one is forced to be bland and uninspiring to get approval from many people even one of which may disagree with something genuinely eye catching and innovative.

    Also, aluminum/metal is in general a bad idea for cellphones - plastic is radio-transparent, metal is not.
    02-18-2014 11:25 AM
  25. theefman's Avatar
    The last review anyone should be reading is droidiosihatems central, I mean the verge.
    02-18-2014 11:42 AM
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