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  1. thelumialover's Avatar
    I just wanted to add for any of you out there considering the two devices. I exchanged the Lumia Icon for the ATIV SE today and fallen in love with it. The screen is fantastic, it's so much lighter and easier to hold, and most of all - that microSD card is wonderful. I've loaded up a ton of photos and movies.

    Everyone has their preferences...just wanted to share mine. I'm enjoying my new Windows Phone!

    It's a good day to be a Verizon customer. (I'm a former TMO customer - not much WP love there!)
    04-21-2014 11:20 PM
  2. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Are you going to change your name? Maybe it was selected a bit prematurely?
    04-21-2014 11:21 PM
  3. thelumialover's Avatar
    Haha! Yeah, it was selected prematurely for sure! :)
    04-22-2014 06:47 AM
  4. mary beth hale's Avatar
    enjoy your phone! been using the ativ s this past year and love it. contrary to what is said in many posts, Samsung does support the windows phones they manufacture. have gotten every gdr, frequent Samsung app updates and 8.1 is working beautifully on my ativ s. (with the exception of a camera bug that should be taken care of with firmware update).
    04-22-2014 07:46 AM
  5. pankaj981's Avatar
    Yeah that phone looks good, even though most of my phones have been Nokias I've always wanted to try my hands on an Ativ S. Heck i was even thinking of giving the Ativ SE a try if it would not have been for that fugly Verizon logo... That freakin spoils the whole beauty of any device it's plastered on (except the HTC 8X which had it on its back)
    04-22-2014 08:04 AM
  6. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    Yeah that phone looks good, even though most of my phones have been Nokias I've always wanted to try my hands on an Ativ S. Heck i was even thinking of giving the Ativ SE a try if it would not have been for that fugly Verizon logo... That freakin spoils the whole beauty of any device it's plastered on (except the HTC 8X which had it on its back)
    It's likely intentional, since I believe the phone out of the box is SIM-unlocked. That way, regardless who you use the phone with, you'll forever be reminded that it's from Verizon. :P
    04-22-2014 11:48 AM
  7. MikeSo's Avatar
    Thinking of picking this up today too... with the new Verizon plans (that didn't exist on Verizon until very recently) it has become an attractive alternative (I am a T-Mobile customer right now as well).

    Have you put WP8.1 on it yet? How is it? I don't want to go back to WP8.0...
    04-22-2014 06:49 PM
  8. admorris#AC's Avatar
    8.1 is running great on my phone... Wouldn't think of running 8.0 again

    Sent from my SM-W750V using Tapatalk
    04-22-2014 09:28 PM
  9. MikeSo's Avatar
    I ended up buying the Icon... They both have pros and cons, eventually the nicer design and camera button won out over the SD card and removable battery (the two things that made it a tough choice for me). Hope I can keep this one... Might go back for the Samsung if I don't like it :)
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    04-22-2014 11:35 PM
  10. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I ended up buying the Icon... They both have pros and cons, eventually the nicer design and camera button won out over the SD card and removable battery (the two things that made it a tough choice for me). Hope I can keep this one... Might go back for the Samsung if I don't like it :)
    I am sure you'll like it. It is the better device to me :) I honestly which the Icon/930 came to att as i'd so trade for it :P

    my roommate had the icon.....took it back due to a small issue & got the SE, he liked the SE but missed the camera and Nokia apps(Samsung doesn't have much equivalent for him) and I had to use some good talking skills for them to allow him to exchange the SE he got for an icon.(The only reason he had got the SE in the first place was he went back to exchange his original icon for another one and it was out of stock lol) Now he is back with the Icon and very happy.

    and my bf had an SE but he took it back because he preferred the premium build quality of the Icon.

    So I am sure you'll like it. It makes my 1520 look almost lame :D
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    04-23-2014 07:42 AM
  11. MikeSo's Avatar
    I had a Lumia 900 before buying a Lumia 521 to get WP8. While the 521 is a neat little budget phone, it feels good to have a premium slab of a phone again. :) So far I love it - except for one thing: No double tap to wake. :( I didn't think it would be a big deal, but man, it feels like a big step backwards not to have it now... I am seriously considering returning it and waiting for a new model that has it. Or maybe they will figure out a way to bring it to the Icon as well.. Or maybe I'll get used to it :)
    04-23-2014 08:18 AM
  12. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I had a Lumia 900 before buying a Lumia 521 to get WP8. While the 521 is a neat little budget phone, it feels good to have a premium slab of a phone again. :) So far I love it - except for one thing: No double tap to wake. :( I didn't think it would be a big deal, but man, it feels like a big step backwards not to have it now... I am seriously considering returning it and waiting for a new model that has it. Or maybe they will figure out a way to bring it to the Icon as well.. Or maybe I'll get used to it :)
    I really had no glance/double tap to wake was such a feature that was so desired(since lumias didn't have them) but I guess it is one of those, once you get it you really don't wanna go back kind of things.(much like me with windows phone 8 after using 8.1 lol)
    04-23-2014 10:04 AM
  13. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I am sure you'll like it. It is the better device to me :) I honestly which the Icon/930 came to att as i'd so trade for it :P

    my roommate had the icon.....took it back due to a small issue & got the SE, he liked the SE but missed the camera and Nokia apps(Samsung doesn't have much equivalent for him) and I had to use some good talking skills for them to allow him to exchange the SE he got for an icon.(The only reason he had got the SE in the first place was he went back to exchange his original icon for another one and it was out of stock lol) Now he is back with the Icon and very happy.

    and my bf had an SE but he took it back because he preferred the premium build quality of the Icon.

    So I am sure you'll like it. It makes my 1520 look almost lame :D
    I prefer the Icon to the 1520 in almost every way. There are three things I envy about the 1520.

    1.) Battery life. The battery life on the 1520 is OUTSTANDING. The battery life on the Icon is pretty average.
    2.) Glance/Double Tap. Boy, do I wish my Icon at least had double tap. The 930 will apparently have it, but the Icon still does not.
    3.) MicroSD card. This isn't a big deal to me as I still have 10gb of space available on my Icon. But I wouldn't mind having the option.

    Besides those, I love the design, size, and display of the Icon.
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    04-23-2014 10:11 AM
  14. MikeSo's Avatar
    I really had no glance/double tap to wake was such a feature that was so desired(since lumias didn't have them) but I guess it is one of those, once you get it you really don't wanna go back kind of things.(much like me with windows phone 8 after using 8.1 lol)
    Yup, it's one of those little things you don't think matters until you don't have it anymore. :) I'm sure the full Glance is the same way even more. Just not having to actually grab and press the button is very convenient. But I'll live without it... Maybe a workaround will be made. It's weird that they didn't consider this when the Icon was designed. Or maybe there were other considerations that took precedence.
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    04-23-2014 11:14 AM
  15. Batt1eRatt1e's Avatar
    I didn't know the camera button was that serious for some people. Coming from an iPhone I'm used to pressing the screen so it doesn't bother me. Just eliminated a useless key for me.
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    04-24-2014 02:20 PM
  16. ret18057's Avatar
    Yup, it's one of those little things you don't think matters until you don't have it anymore. :) I'm sure the full Glance is the same way even more. Just not having to actually grab and press the button is very convenient. But I'll live without it... Maybe a workaround will be made. It's weird that they didn't consider this when the Icon was designed. Or maybe there were other considerations that took precedence.
    I do find that being able to press the Windows button to wake the screen is a pretty decent alternative. If the Icon had that, it would have been something. Fiddling for the power button, with a case to boot, aggravated me, so this works. Still waiting for feedback on a decent case, since this is definitely a niche device...
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    04-24-2014 03:37 PM
  17. brau0303's Avatar
    So I went with the Rugged case they had at the VZN store (got the black grey) and I use a leather belt case designed to carry the phone with a defender type case. It actually works well. I have seen similar cases on the bay. I would class this case between a defender and commuter level if protection. it has dust flaps over the audio & usb ports (the access to the audio port may not allow larger plugs (it's somewhat small) I got an audio extender cable and that solved it. (it has a built in screen protector I am not in love with and may remove that)

    Cheers
    BR

    I do find that being able to press the Windows button to wake the screen is a pretty decent alternative. If the Icon had that, it would have been something. Fiddling for the power button, with a case to boot, aggravated me, so this works. Still waiting for feedback on a decent case, since this is definitely a niche device...
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    04-24-2014 10:43 PM
  18. zwikel's Avatar
    I do find that being able to press the Windows button to wake the screen is a pretty decent alternative. If the Icon had that, it would have been something. Fiddling for the power button, with a case to boot, aggravated me, so this works. Still waiting for feedback on a decent case, since this is definitely a niche device...



    I was looking for a very thin case like the Incipio feather case but couldn't find it. I went to a Verizon store to see what they had. I bought the Incipio Watson Folio case. It includes a removable snap in-case that is just like the feather case. It's more expensive than the feather would have been but is perfect for my needs.



    Sent from my SM-W750V using Tapatalk
    04-25-2014 08:58 AM
  19. undulose's Avatar
    I just wanted to add for any of you out there considering the two devices. I exchanged the Lumia Icon for the ATIV SE today and fallen in love with it. The screen is fantastic, it's so much lighter and easier to hold, and most of all - that microSD card is wonderful. I've loaded up a ton of photos and movies.

    Everyone has their preferences...just wanted to share mine. I'm enjoying my new Windows Phone!

    It's a good day to be a Verizon customer. (I'm a former TMO customer - not much WP love there!)


    Pretty ironic with your user name.





    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 (RM-937 Malaysia) using Tapatalk
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    04-25-2014 09:12 AM
  20. Batt1eRatt1e's Avatar
    I played with the VZW "rugged" case at the VZW store. I'm very picky and felt that case was garbage. I just got the Incipio DualPro case, it's decent but it's no Otterbox or the like. On Monday I get the Pure Gear DualTek Extreme Shock and I can imagine it's the best available ATIV SE case.
    04-26-2014 09:10 PM
  21. bsayegh's Avatar
    I didn't know the camera button was that serious for some people. Coming from an iPhone I'm used to pressing the screen so it doesn't bother me. Just eliminated a useless key for me.
    Why my girlfriend tries to take a picture of us (selfie style), she always has to look to see whether or not she tapped the right button. I much prefer the physical shutter button to that.
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    05-02-2014 08:53 AM
  22. Novron's Avatar
    I have both currently, my Icon is collecting dust. Think it really depends if you're a big camera guy or a media junkie. I'm a media junkie. 128 GB goodness and light enough to not feel it in my pants pocket. I also usually put my phone in my shirt pocket while I'm reading or working at my desk with my earphones. The icon was so heavy it was like an anchor on my shirt. Can completely ignore the SE.
    Yea, there are some bugs on 8.1. Once in a blue moon the screen will become unresponsive and I pop the battery. Happens maybe once every three days. The power button bug hits the Icon more frequently by far. The camera is completely unusable on the SE and 8.1, activate the camera and it'll reboot the phone, same with the LED flash if you try to use a flashlight app. These will be fixed with the next firmware rollout so no big deal.
    As far as OEM apps, most all of Nokia's are camera related. No mix radio but I have an XBM subscription. Samsung's App Folder is better than Nokia's. Can pin internet bookmarks into a folder, not just apps. Samsung also has a DLNA app which shocked me and wished Nokia had. Now that Here Drive+ comes to all phones including offline maps, it was the one thing that utterly demanded I go with Nokia. Not anymore
    All in all, I have to say the SE is the better device unless you're a big camera guy.
    Last edited by Novron; 05-05-2014 at 10:52 PM.
    05-05-2014 06:17 PM
  23. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I have both currently, my Icon is collecting dust. Think it really depends if you're a big camera guy or a media junkie. I'm a media junkie. 128 GB goodness and light enough to not feel it in my pants pocket. I also usually put my phone in my shirt pocket while I'm reading or working at my desk with my earphones. The icon was so heavy it was like an anchor on my shirt. Can completely ignore the SE.
    Yea, there are some bugs on 8.1. Once in a blue moon the screen will become unresponsive and I pop the battery. Happens maybe once every three days. The power button bug hits the Icon more frequently by far. The camera is completely unusable on the SE and 8.1, activate the camera and it'll reboot the phone, same with the LED flash if you try to use a flashlight app. These will be fixed with the next firmware rollout so no big deal.
    As far as OEM apps, most all of Nokia's are camera related. No mix radio but I have an XBM subscription. Samsung's App Folder is better than Nokia's. Can pin internet bookmarks into a folder, not just apps. Samsung also has a DLNA app which shocked me and wished Nokia had. Now that Here Drive+ comes to all phones including offline maps, it was the one thing that utterly demanded I go with Nokia. Not anymore
    All in all, I have to say the SE is the better device unless you're a big camera guy.
    Hmm interesting enough, I ama media guy and the 1520/icon does perfectly. I guess you can be a MEDIA GUY and a camera guy and not have to choose one of the other since aside from the dlna, the icon is comparable in most every way to the se without the flimsy cheap feel.

    I do hope Microsoft and developers who launch their apps continue the exclusive to give consumers more reason to purchase Lumia over the others.
    05-06-2014 12:42 PM
  24. Novron's Avatar
    No, you still lose big time in capacity with Icon. You could be camera and media guy but really, 32 GB isn't nearly enough for RAW then throw media in with it? No dice. Been there done that, two months and I had 5 GB left. Who wants to continually manage limited memory for the next two years? I sure as hell don't. The 1520 would be a nice alternative but it's not an option, it wouldn't have LTE or SMS on Verizon and that's a deal breaker.
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    05-06-2014 01:32 PM
  25. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    Hmm interesting enough, I ama media guy and the 1520/icon does perfectly. I guess you can be a MEDIA GUY and a camera guy and not have to choose one of the other since aside from the dlna, the icon is comparable in most every way to the se without the flimsy cheap feel.

    I do hope Microsoft and developers who launch their apps continue the exclusive to give consumers more reason to purchase Lumia over the others.
    This arguement makes no sense. The poster is saying he's a media guy because he can expand storage on the ATIV SE, but can't on the Icon. The 1520 and Icon are different in that you can't expand the storage space on the Icon at all. I know you can on the 1520, but that's on AT&T. Not everyone has the luxury of switching carriers based on contract and quality of service in their area. What's more, the 1520 is even heavier and larger than the Icon... and the poster you just responded to just said the Icon was too big and heavy for his needs. While similar in specs, the Icon is not comparable to the ATIV SE in almost EVERYway (see upgradeable storage, removable battery, lighter/thinner.) Sorry, but your comparison is all over the place.

    What really needs to happen is to have the stupid carrier exclusive deals end for Windows phone. Let the same device be available on all carriers, and that way people have all the device options with each service.
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    05-06-2014 01:39 PM
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