Can The Nokia Lumia Icon Keep Up On Our Family Vacation?

Nokia Lumia Icon

Everyone knows how much I geek out over new gadgets – especially new cell phones. So what better way to kick off my 3 week ‘vacation’ to Florida than with the delivery of a phone easily known for it’s entertainment value, the Nokia Lumia Icon. 

The experience begins with a  large 5in screen that combines Nokia ClearBlack Technology, Sunlight Readability Enhancement and full HD 1080p display – making it great for a clear display even in bright sunlight, a must in the sunshine state. 

Nokia Lumia Icon 1

Of course, entertainment is nothing if it can’t be downloaded, streamed or uploaded, in other words, shared. This Lumia Icon holds a 2.2GHz quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and a whopping 32GB internal memory, which translates into the capability to store, stream and multitask at high speed over Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

I’m sure over the course of our vacation we will be taking lots of videos. The Nokia Lumia Icon works to capture my audio and video precisely with Four (yes, 4) high performance microphones, optical image stabilization and loss-less zoom. Will it be able to keep up with shows the likes of The Blue Man Group or the attractions at Universal Studios? We will find out. 

Nokia Lumia Icon 3

As fun as videos are, photographs are my tried and true method for capturing priceless family memories, which made me excited about the Lumia Icon’s 20MP image sensor and PureView ZEISS 6-lens camera. It’s f/2.4 aperture is actually better then my Nikkon DSLR lens! I’m also excited to see how it’s post-capture zoom works. I find that especially on vacation, family rarely slows down so I can get the perfect shot, which means I rarely use my zoom function. So I hope this will be as helpful as it seems.  

Nokia Lumia Icon 2

Aside from the many entertainment capabilities, I’m also interested to see how Windows phones have evolved. It’s been a little over a year since I last had a windows phone and I know they have been hard at work improving their interface and app offerings. Stay tuned for my next post and follow #VZWBuzz as I’ll be sharing my week in media! 

Thank you to Verizon for providing the Nokia Lumia Icon for review purposes. All opinions remain my own. 



Ashley spends her days avoiding run-ons as she turns words from yellow to chartreuse and wearing out the M & N keys writing about Travel, DIY, and Tech. She hopes to inspire the masses to travel and LIVE happily one InstaTweetPin at a time.

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  1. March 26, 2014 at 7:49 pm — Reply

    I love Verizon. I have used them for years now, and their service always blows me away.

  2. March 26, 2014 at 6:59 pm — Reply

    That is a pretty impressive camera! I think a good camera is my #1 requirement when phone shopping.

  3. March 26, 2014 at 6:04 pm — Reply

    This looks like a great piece! I can’t wait to see all the pics you take with it at Universal Studios! Have fun!

  4. March 26, 2014 at 11:01 am — Reply

    That’s a pretty awesome camera there. Both of my phones – for work and personal use Verizon. Their coverage is great and reliable.

  5. March 26, 2014 at 9:34 am — Reply

    I am really loving these Nokia phones. Every photo I have seen taken with them looks amazing!!

  6. March 26, 2014 at 7:31 am — Reply

    I’ve been with Verizon forEVER, and we have 4 phones thru them. We’ve had Samsung Android phones for almost the entire time we’ve been with them, but this phone makes me want to look twice. The camera alone makes me want to go out and upgrade!
    I love taking pictures, and I’m horrible about remembering to grab my camera for every single event we go to – so having it right there in my pocket makes my life a heck of a lot easier.
    I look forward to hearing how it works for you in Florida- we are headed there ourselves in a few months!

  7. March 26, 2014 at 6:01 am — Reply

    We have Verizon, this seems like a really cool camera option for sure. I always use my cell phone for picture taking on the run with the kids but the pictures sometimes are blurry or just come out plain awful. I would be interested to see how this camera pans out for you all!

  8. March 26, 2014 at 5:40 am — Reply

    That camera is pretty incredible! I’m very impressed.

  9. March 26, 2014 at 5:33 am — Reply

    I’m so curious to try a Windows phone. It sounds like it’s very nice, and fun too. ;)

  10. March 26, 2014 at 4:57 am — Reply

    The Nokia Lumia Icon looks like a great device! I”m sure it will keep up with you on your family vacation :) My favorite phone brand for, oh, ten years was Nokia. They are pretty solid.

  11. March 26, 2014 at 4:36 am — Reply

    The camera looks amazing! I have a big Nikon D3200 camera and while I LOVE it sometimes I hate lugging it around. So a phone with a great camera is a must! :)

  12. March 26, 2014 at 4:27 am — Reply

    I am always looking for new gadgets that will take better pictures of my family! This phone looks awesome, and I must test it out!

  13. March 26, 2014 at 3:31 am — Reply

    It sounds like the phone will be a good match. Looking forward to seeing how the camera can balance all the outdoor shots and light.

  14. March 26, 2014 at 3:00 am — Reply

    I honestly want a second cell phone so I Can carry this bad boy around! The specs on it are outrageous!

  15. March 25, 2014 at 9:36 pm — Reply

    Wow, that camera sounds awesome! I can;t wait to see how it handles your vacation photos!

  16. March 25, 2014 at 8:49 pm — Reply

    That camera sounds amazing! It’d be great to have a phone with a camera so good that “real” camera wasn’t necessary, especially for those that travel.

  17. March 25, 2014 at 8:48 pm — Reply

    I’m a longtime Verizon customer, love their coverage. I’ve heard great things about Nokia phonies, but haven’t had one myself for literally 10 years or so. Enjoy!

  18. March 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm — Reply

    I’m definitely interested in the video quality of this phone. And the talking quality. As much as I love my phone, it’s so hard for some people to hear me (especially if I rest the phone on my shoulder while multitasking.)

  19. March 25, 2014 at 5:49 pm — Reply

    That Nokia Lumia Icon is a great looking device. Its great to have a phone that can take great pictures and not need to bring a camera as well.I’m looking forward to your next post.

  20. March 25, 2014 at 5:24 pm — Reply

    not gonna lie. i’m totally jealous. i love love love nokia phones- especially the cameras. sigh.

  21. March 25, 2014 at 5:05 pm — Reply

    I looked into one of these when it was time for me to get a new phone. I really like their photo capability.

  22. March 25, 2014 at 4:54 pm — Reply

    Sunlight Readability Enhancement? Now that sounds like something I wish my phone had! This looks like a very cool phone. Thanks for sharing your review!

  23. March 25, 2014 at 4:47 pm — Reply

    Looks like a fun phone. I look the latest gadgets but I am not one who has to have the latest technology. I am just happy if it works.

  24. March 25, 2014 at 4:07 pm — Reply

    Cute little phone. I tend to use my phone now more then my regular camera.

  25. March 25, 2014 at 2:47 pm — Reply

    Very cool phone! I like how it has such a big screen. I can’t wait to get a new phone!

  26. March 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm — Reply

    This looks like a great phone. I’ll have to keep it in mind when I’m ready to replace mine.

  27. March 25, 2014 at 1:59 pm — Reply

    That looks really nice and I like how it looks bigger than my iPhone. Plus the picture quality is awesome.

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