Call me crazy but I just bought a used Icon

xX_Solaris

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*high fives all around* Right?! RIGHT?!?!?!?! :grincry:

Ya ya I know this phone may or may not see the Cyan/Denim upgrade but I wanted an upgrade from my HTC 8X (a disappointment to say the least). I happen to like Verizon's service because making a phone call > than not making a phone call on AT&T....at least in SoCal. So it's either this or the HTC One and well, to me the One is seriously lacking the in hardware department compared to what I plan on using the Icon for. Mainly photo and video.

I originally had the 822 when it first came out and for what it was it took great video/audio compared to my 8X and I missed that. I think people underestimate how good HAAC is when recording videos, especially when there's lots of ambient noise. So here I am, Icon....chea! I know windows phone is a lose lose situation on Verizon and they really don't have any high-end Microsoft/Nokia WP on the horizon (hint hint Verzion, wanting to buy a 1020, but with next-gen hardware) but I still like the platform and could live with it being stuck at 8.

Are yall really not happy with the Icon? Even if it's left at 8?
 

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I love my icon. I know some have had a few issues, but mine had been pretty much flawless on 8.1 dp. Sure I'd like cyan but the only thing it would do for me personally is enable Miracast.
 

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The ICON is a great device even on 8, but you should at least try the 8.1 DP as a lot of us had very good success with it. Either way "high five" and enjoy.
 

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I don't think you are crazy. I think you are a smart buyer. It's a great phone and will be for another couple of years. The updates will come and you will be happy.

Congratulations
 

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You picked a great phone. Sure the support for it is a bit slow, but even on 8.0 this blows my iPhone 4S out of the water.
 

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I've seen too many "Call me crazy. I bought an Icon" threads on this subsection. Of course no one is going to call you crazy. It's an incredible phone. We all love it.

I think we will see Cyan and Denim. And even Windows 10. Its just going to take longer for us than for everyone else.

Enjoy!
 

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Just curious- did you buy a used Icon for cheaper that you could buy a new one- $99?
Not everyone has an upgrade to use or even wants to use it. Considering how long ago this phone released don't know to many who'd use a 2 year upgrade credit on it. Just my .02
 

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Not everyone has an upgrade to use or even wants to use it. Considering how long ago this phone released don't know to many who'd use a 2 year upgrade credit on it. Just my .02

There was no offense intended with my question to the original poster- whom you are not.

I used my 2 year upgrade to get it just 2 weeks ago because I think it's a great phone- regardless of how many months it's been out.
 

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We're ALL crazy. It's just varying degrees. As long as you're happy with your device, that's all that matters. High five my brutha!
 

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OP you are not crazy at all the Icon still compares very well to the top tier smartphones even though it is a 8-9 month old device

Comparing the iPhone 6 to the top Windows Phones, including Lumia 1020, HTC One and Lumia 1520 | Windows Phone Central

the Icon is very good even with black/8.1 DP and I can only image how much better it would be with the proper firmware cyan/denim but sadly the Icon was released on Verizon and is getting little to no support from Big Red

ridiculous that a top tier device is getting treated like this :angry:
 

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OP you are not crazy at all the Icon still compares very well to the top tier smartphones even though it is a 8-9 month old device

Comparing the iPhone 6 to the top Windows Phones, including Lumia 1020, HTC One and Lumia 1520 | Windows Phone Central

the Icon is very good even with black/8.1 DP and I can only image how much better it would be with the proper firmware cyan/denim but sadly the Icon was released on Verizon and is getting little to no support from Big Red

ridiculous that a top tier device is getting treated like this :angry:
As far as I am concerned, the iPhones do not compare to the Lumia at all. Lumia is way ahead, both in hardware and software.
 

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I had an Icon since it came out. Recently tried the HTC One and it was good, but right now, I'm back to my Icon. I could go into all the reasons, but for two, the HTC is a little hard to hold and type on and the screen in daylight is so much better. I just wish the Icon battery was close to the HTC, but at least it has wireless charging.
 

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Well its a forum for commenting after all. And as I said, my .02 only. guess I shouldn't have quoted. ;)

Yes, everyone can comment, but your reply to my question (which only the original poster could answer) was rather snarky. And your following comment about not knowing too many who'd use a 2-year carrier renewal for the Icon came across as insulting. My comments and questions should be respected like anyone else's.
 
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The icon is a great phone :) the only thing that kills it for me is the glance screen, if it had that option then I would have jumped on board.. However I should start getting used to the idea that Glance screen won't be there in the future.... :'(
 

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Just curious- did you buy a used Icon for cheaper that you could buy a new one- $99?

Nah, I hate the idea of being tied to a carrier for two years and having to pay them to leave if I so choose. I buy all my phones used off ebay/craigslist when they hit that 150-250 range (Trophy, 822, 8X, and now the Icon). Now if we're talking 1020 with next gen specs on Verizon, I would consider the contract. The phone specs would have to blow me away though, kind of like Sony Z4 rumored specs. :)
 

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