Nokia Lumia Icon Review

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Nokia Lumia Icon Review

On first impression, there's very little the distinguishing the Lumia Icon from other recent Lumia devices. The best software updates from Nokia are already widespread, and the Icon's design more or less follows previous Lumias. That is to say this is largely familiar territory for Lumia and Windows Phone fans. Nothing here to immediately surprise and dazzle. Nokia has stuck closely to what has made its Windows Phone lineup so recognizable in a world dominated by Android and iOS.

Over the last several months, Nokia's Lumia line has evolved slowly with Windows Phone, laboring in some respects, though the latest updates have put the experience somewhat close to what's available for iOS and Android. A future Windows Phone 8.1 update will help further along Microsoft's mobile cause, but for now the Icon is largely the same experience you'd get in a 1020, 1520, or even the 920. They're almost indistinguishable from each other: same hefty polycarbonate bodies, similar specs, and emphasis on camera technology. So what makes the Icon standout? Check it out and let us know what you think.