1. svtfmook's Avatar
    i'm thinking of picking up an icon, well, it's a toss up between the icon and a moto x through moto maker.

    anyhow, i'm not a fan boy, i currently have an htc one and an iphone (one for personal use, one for work). i've owned a few wp devices in the past (focus and focus s). liked wp, like android, ios is meh.

    anyhow, this would be for personal use, since i have the iphone for work (free, they pay for it, not my choice). i have 3 kids, who are active, so snapping pics quickly, with good quality is important to me. i know the icon is older now, but i like getting them free on updates rather than paying $200 + the outrageous contract that i have.

    so what are some pros and cons, i've seen all the reviews from engadget, cnet, the verge, pcmag, etc. but i want to know what real world people are experiencing. i read through the bugs and problems thread, seems like color gradient and wifi are issues. but hows life with the icon itself? hows the camera? would i be able to snap a quick pic of one of my kids running by? is there a burst mode with the camera?
    08-04-2014 09:06 PM
  2. spicypadthai's Avatar
    Yes to burst mode and the camera is good but there's a noticeable lag you'll need to get used to. Especially compared to the iPhone. May want to try it first. In general it's a great phone. I don't have wifi issues but battery could be better.
    08-04-2014 09:17 PM
  3. AlastorX50's Avatar
    Yes to burst mode and the camera is good but there's a noticeable lag you'll need to get used to. Especially compared to the iPhone. May want to try it first. In general it's a great phone. I don't have wifi issues but battery could be better.
    The battery life has been greatly improved with the 8.1 update 1.
    08-04-2014 09:25 PM
  4. bulls96's Avatar
    Yeah there's a lag in taking pictures.
    Sent from my Lumia Icon using Tapatalk
    08-05-2014 05:16 AM
  5. MAHER_Central's Avatar
    Pls can someone tell me how we add WP Central to Tapatalk

    EDIT : I just solved the problem !
    08-05-2014 05:20 AM
  6. Tepid's Avatar
    Camera is not super fast, no.
    you do need to be ready with it
    takes a few seconds to get the camera open.

    Still the Quality of the pictures out weigh any lag issues in my opinion.

    I have no issues with WiFi.

    Battery is about on par to what the specs are supposed to be.

    Nokia Lumia Icon - Specifications - Nokia - USA
    08-05-2014 11:13 PM
  7. orangeman34's Avatar
    Pros: Great display, super fast and smooth, excellent camera, solid "premium" build. It just FEELS like a flagship phone in your hand

    Cons: WP 8 still missing a few apps I'd like, camera is great but a bit of lag (maybe an update to Nokia camera app will fix this?)

    Overall I've had the phone for about 24 hours, and I can already say it is my favorite phone I've owned.
    08-10-2014 12:51 PM

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