1. xDayan's Avatar
    Well I'm thinking of getting a icon, but I've gotten really used to 8.1, in the last few days, I'm currently using 520 on prepaid but my job gives a discount on Verizon, so I was going to switch, but not having 8.1 for a while would suck * inserts south park reference here* so yeah I had a few questions of you don't mind answering

    How quickly do updates come to Windows phone devices on version?
    Also, how's the battery life on the icon, I personally read the news, watch a few YouTube videos a day, and text maybe like 10 times a day, and maybe play a few emulator games (the 520 lags a little too much for some of the games I really like to play) just want to make sure I can make it through a average day.
    Also, hows the speed on the version network? I live near Olympia, Washington for reference.
    And is there anything really important about the icon I should know about?

    Thanks guys
    xDayan

    Sent from my Nokia 520 with Tapatalk
    04-22-2014 02:59 AM
  2. AR2186's Avatar
    The battery life is solid, but not amazing. I am in NYC, so coverage is good, but I've had a bunch of problems with the developer preview. Basically, when I updated the battery life became terrible, wifi and cell reception plummeted and the phone would get very hot. It felt like something wasn't working properly on the phone and caused the processor to keep running, but a hard reset didn't fix it,so I rolled back to 8.0 and the immediately updated to 8.1 and it solved all the problems except wifi reception still needs some firmware work.

    Overall, the camera is amazing, and its the best phone I have ever owned (and I have owned a lot, including iPhone 5s, HTC One, Lumia 920, etc). You could also consider the ATIV SE, as people seem to like that as well and it has a bigger battery
    04-22-2014 07:02 AM
  3. mtalinm's Avatar
    and it's an ounce lighter. and it can take an SD card. and it has a hardware windows button so you don't have to squeeze the side button to turn it on. and, and, and.

    if I weren't in love with the Nokia optics I'd bolt in a second.
    04-22-2014 10:57 AM
  4. radmanvr's Avatar
    and it's an ounce lighter. and it can take an SD card. and it has a hardware windows button so you don't have to squeeze the side button to turn it on. and, and, and.

    if I weren't in love with the Nokia optics I'd bolt in a second.
    Huh?

    and to the OP bet you won't do it.
    04-22-2014 11:00 AM
  5. mtalinm's Avatar
    Huh?

    and to the OP bet you won't do it.
    sorry, was talking about the ATIV. forgot to quote previous poster.
    04-22-2014 12:16 PM
  6. MazoMark's Avatar
    I've been an Icon owner for almost a month and recommend it highly. Screen is outstanding, processor speed great, great camera. My battery life is solid, typically running 20+ hours on moderate use. The only negative on phone is no Glance support. As long as that's not a deal breaker for you, go for it!
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    04-22-2014 10:24 PM
  7. kencaz's Avatar
    Well I'm thinking of getting a icon, but I've gotten really used to 8.1, in the last few days, I'm currently using 520 on prepaid but my job gives a discount on Verizon, so I was going to switch, but not having 8.1 for a while would suck * inserts south park reference here* so yeah I had a few questions of you don't mind answering

    [SNIP]

    Thanks guys
    xDayan

    Sent from my Nokia 520 with Tapatalk
    I was thinking of upgrading my 928 to the Icon but was worried that I could not get the preview 8.1 if I did. Does anyone know if you can push the update on the new phone if you had setup an dev account with the earlier phone? I really would not upgrade yet if I could not get 8.1...
    04-22-2014 10:37 PM
  8. bmetelsky's Avatar
    Yes, that will not be a problem.

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    04-22-2014 10:45 PM
  9. kencaz's Avatar
    Yes, that will not be a problem.

    Sent from Lumia Icon using Tapatalk
    What wont?
    04-22-2014 11:12 PM
  10. bmetelsky's Avatar
    Sorry. I meant that pushing the 8.1 developer preview onto a new Icon would not be a problem. 😉

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    04-23-2014 10:06 PM
  11. Jayaram Krishnaswamy's Avatar
    The best I have had so far.
    04-25-2014 08:54 PM

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