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Poll: Are you getting the Nokia Lumia Icon?

The Nokia Lumia Icon is here. Well technically it’s coming next week, but it’s still an awesome phone that a lot of you are probably going to pick up. The Lumia Icon is coming to Verizon on the 20th of this month, with preorders starting next week. We just reviewed the Icon, but we’re curious how many of you are planning on picking one up.

The Lumia Icon is the perfect size, but still packs all the powerful specs found in the Lumia 1520. You’ve got the same 20MP PureView camera that’s incredible, 2GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 800 processor. The display is 1080p at 5-inches and it’s incredible. We know a lot of you on Verizon are anxious to pick up the Lumia Icon. So take the poll below to let us know if you plan on getting one!

Reading this on mobile? Be sure to head over to in IE http://m.wpcentral.com/poll-are-you-getting-nokia-lumia-icon if you want to vote! 

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paparatman says:

No I'm poor right now.

Mad Strings says:

I would have voted yes to buying it, but it isn't available on TMobile's LTE network. And I'm switching to TMobile from ATT soon.

TLRtheory says:

Isn't it a world phone that accepts GSM networks and SIM cards?

Skunkwurx says:

Well i know my friends 928 works just fine here (Ireland), no 4g though... Now i know the SD800 covers every 4G/LTE band so I would hope that this works with all major 4G/LTE networks... HOPE... I know this about Qualcomms SD800, what i dont know is if these bands require different ariels and if they do whether or not the Icon has them... If its anything like the 928 GSM and 3G work just fine, lets hope for 4G

abel920 says:

I'm getting you instead, Daniel.  You sexy daddy.

JoRdaNeK says:

Does Daniel work on At&t or will i have to flash him and tamper with his settings? :P

No, Daniel works perfect on At&t!

Wyn6 says:

While not available to purchase from TMo, the device will work on TMo's network.

Mad Strings says:

Only on 3G on TMobile and HSPA on ATT.

terrokkinit says:

Me too...but eventually yes on a VZ Edge agreement :) they are AWESOME

And you'll be rich next month?

Yes!!!! Can't wait to trade up from my 928, which is already awesome :)

I have a 928 as well, but I'm not signing anymore contracts. I'll save up for this beauty no matter how long it takes :-)

RyanAMG says:

I was going to buy outright but the lack of glance is a deal breaker for me. I'll be waiting to see if Verizon have any new hardware after 8.1

Ntropy99 says:

The specs look great, and then I read no Glance. Glance is maybe one of my favorite features all time on my 928, or any previous phone. So, until they enable it or an 8.1 device comes to vzw (which is unlikely anytime soon), I will be waiting.

I really want it but Glance is kind of a big deal.  That and double tap to wake.  The fact that the red clock on the nightstand next to me is so convenient is something I would really miss.

I'm tempted to get a Note 3 if I'm going to give up glance and double tap to wake.  I'll sign up with the VZ Edge plan and then get new 8.1 hardware this summer.  But it will be difficult moving away from WP.  I've been a happy user since the HTC trophy launched.  Just so slow with their updates it's getting really annoying.

I understand your dilemma, but the 8.1 update (if rumors are close to accurate) seems promising. Instead of pushing incremental updates for the features we WP enthusiasts desire, Microsoft (according to the recent leaks) has bundled much needed functions in their next update. If true, it was well worth the wait (in my case at least).

SoCalBIGmike says:

Why not use EDGE? I did. That way, in the Fall, I can upgrade to whatever VZW launches. They also waived my activation fee, gave me a $25 credit on my bill! I paid fulls sales tax on the unit (law in CA) and then first payment, plys 20% down, so like $189 out the door.

My EDGE payment is like $17.00

paparatman says:

How do you figure?

wpn00b says:

I think Bacalaohombre was playing off of the fact that you said "I'm poor RIGHT NOW", so he said "And you"ll be rich NEXT MONTH?".

Kind of like telling someone that they look amazing TODAY, and then they respond with, "Oh so I looked horrible YESTERDAY?"

At least that's the only way I can make it make sense. Notice the question mark at the end ofhis sentence.

Bjfcm says:

Why go backwards , I have the 1520 . The Glance Screen Feature and SD Card and 6 Inch Screen is Mind Boggling. The battery life is good who needs a wireless charging plate. Have fun

Jim_MAY says:

Never buy Day-One! Only if you want to be, ok a "Cream Puff".

James Ingram says:

You ever been there?

Winnabe says:

I was wondering if he meant Guinea Pig.

Papua New or just in general?

I bought my 928 day 1 and haven't had any of the problems I'm always hearing about. So, I guess call me a cream puff... 

leokime94 says:

Maybe I'll pick this, and I'll give my 620 to my mom xD . I love this new smartphone! And with WP8.1 it will be A-W-E-S-O-M-E! :)

danielnight says:

WP8.1? Really? :|

Still waiting for Black on 620... Come on Nokia! cut this "Waiting for approval" crap already!!

SamiSaifDine says:

We need a Software change not a Hardware

armyvet66629 says:

I like glance to much to give it up, but I'm still debating whether or not to look past it in order to take advantage of the specs. IE 1080 display and 20mp camera. Glance and a SD drive would have made this the perfect phone, especially with 8.1 when released

mab664 says:

This! Why no glance! The screen is OLED for $%%$ sake

cesar ruiz1 says:

I know its stupid and what hardware restriction it has an amoled screen the 1520 has an ips LCD and it works just fine.

slyjr2 says:

No! Can't replace my 1520

Iki Taba says:

True my 1520 is still the king for me.

pazces84 says:

That's how I feel.

Nope. Just got the 928 in September and still happy with it. No radio, but at least it has Glance.

dkediger says:

Absolutely - Just found a buyer for my 928.

jeffro02 says:

Nope, I'm waiting for the 8.1 devices. Plus, I still have until Nov. on my contract.

kwambe5 says:

I would but would rather wait for a GSM model. Loving the specifications though!

I'll wait for 4K Nokia flagship... Because I don't have money now xD

You won't be able to tell the difference between 4k and 1080.

Mad Strings says:

Not only that, 4K will kill any data cap. And will cost significantly more for the screen that doesn't make a difference.

MilkyTee says:

I might have, if they released it here, instead of just one carrier in one country...

Looks to be the perfect Windows Phone

ejlee072006 says:

I was with VZW
NO!!

EricMarsi says:

Yeaaa no. Its a shame that the device had soo much potential and then goes Verizon messing it up, no SD,pretty much the same size as a 1520, ugly design, and of course no fm radio/glance screen. Why does Verizon have to ruin it, not to mention att. If they made those two metal bars at the top and bottom notification leds id buy it no matter what because you'd be able to see if you have a notification w/o having to even fully pull it out of your pocket,note dependant on its orientation in your pocket. I doubt and w8.1 phones will have any user requested features either. Its bull because if I'm paying 500+ for a phone, I want a phone with everything. Just my stance and a lot others.

Seems I'll just keep my 928 with its slow 4g speeds compared to my old 822. Anyhow in phrase, Nokia get your crap together and make one phone loaded for all carriers such as apples iPhone, also make it so it has all of the radio banda included so I can choose my carrier. Thanks

Niavlys77 says:

Stopped reading at: "pretty much the same size as a 1520"

Math must not be your strong suit.

SoCalBIGmike says:

Agreed. And mine has an FM radio, IDK what hes talking about.

RJ Priest says:

Waiting for 8.1 hardware because Canada does not have the 1520 or Icon. :(

Sam Sabri says:

But you have maple syrup! Lots and lots of syrup. 

RJ Priest says:

LOL. It only helps to numb the pain ever so slightly (although sweetly).

DarwinPurol says:

Holding a nokia 1520 or icon is much better than holding a maple taffy

gwinegarden says:

Canadians are getting royally screwed when it comes to WP"s.

Seems like being on Rogers is even worse than being on ATT lol

DarwinPurol says:

Think about fido brother.

how big is it? does it have a good history of windows phone support?

DarwinPurol says:

No idea as they just started having wp this past few weeks.

Brett Sites says:

I'd like to see what Verizon is going to do for users who got the 928 just last June, but it is likely I'm getting one.

DWTrump says:

They'll probably offer us $5 trade in value, but only if you sign a new contract and offer up your first born child.

SoCalBIGmike says:

They will let you EDGE up & give you a credit.

Rahmadi_AP says:

No lumia icon in Indonesia, but im very lucky to have 920

Ecurb87 says:

No, not on my carrier. Besides, IMO it's late with 8.1 devices not too far away.

You mean they might as well wait until 8.1 comes out?

NIST says:

Dan looks so sad. Why the sad face lil buck-a-roo?

MikeSo says:

Can't you see? Somebody shrunk his 1520. :/

discohaze says:

No. I like my 920

SD800 kills the S4. Don't give me the old "WP runs fine on dual core", there are plenty of other tasks that greatly benefit.

rahul.sharma says:

He is specifically talking abt 920...and ur comment is really convincing...come again what r those other tasks on 920???

yeah, and he specifically commented on an article about the icon. graphics performance, camera performance, app loading and switching under load, that should be enough for you to stfu.

So are you trying to convince yourself or him? Since when is there Lumia Icon vs. Lumia 920 hostility dude? Relax. By the way, my 928 (Also with an S4 btw) does all those things pretty damn well, so I'm not sure many will notice the difference between an S4 and SD800 at the moment. Although the extra camera goods would be cool, but not cool enough to drop several hundred dollars on a phone off contract.

ttarbuck says:

Looks like the perfect phone but if no international version, no buy :(

Dragonic87 says:

Yeah I need this in South Africa by May :(

Gerryinbc says:

I'll want to see it at a Microsoft Store. Maybe will get one unlocked.

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They are all sim unlocked

nez99 says:

Ah it wouldn't be a wpcentral comments section without someone immediately replying that the OS still isn't good enough

Nah. Only recently got my 920 and while the Icon is amazing, I want my next phone to have SD card support.

Plus there's no Verizon in the UK so I can't buy it anyway, heh.

nakialj says:

I agree just got mines yesterday. Its awesome.

DarwinPurol says:

If thats available in canada, then i will.

YCSJ2980 says:

I'm of a mind to upgrade when there is a significant reason to. I'll probably wait for the 8.1 phones to upgrade from the 920. It fits my needs well enough that I don't see a need to upgrade unless it were for a different style (phablet) or significant advantage (increased battery life).

MikeSo says:

Those are terrible poll choices. LOL. I voted "wait for 8.1" even though that's not true. I'm holding out hope for something for T-Mobile, but might get the Icon if it's not outrageously priced off contract.

N8tiveT3ch says:

Just acquired a 1520...you know it's kinda cool bro.

hbjoroy says:

Will switch from my 920 if something similar arrives here in Norway. But no haste, the 920 is behaving well. Want something with bigger screen, but still lighter, with Icon camera, 64GB, SD and keeping the wireless charging... Oh, and way better battery life, and need LTE for Norway...

gwinegarden says:

It's really nice but it doesn't really have anything I, desperately, need.

BTW, I didn't vote because I don't have a 928 (really stupid choices).

willied says:

I would, but it's too big for my liking, and having no micro SD slot really sucks.

madmass says:

No, i want a 7 or 8 inch nokia windows 8 tablet with atom soc.

and phone software!!

killerb255 says:

Nope, just got a 1020 via AT&T. If I were on Verizon, I would.

samuelc69 says:

Maybe when Microsoft Store has them unlocked.

Verizon lte phones are all global and unlocked.... You can pop any sim in even if you buy at Verizon store

broughshane says:

Wrong side of the pond for me ! so no .

nakialj says:

Nope. Just gone stick with my Lumia 920 on at&t.

digiacomo says:

Can't even consider it until it's offered through T-Mobile. Until Nokia and Microsoft understand that it's not enough to have good products, but that making sure everybody who make like them can buy them, they will never increase the rate of growth of their market share. Carrier exclusives are the kiss of death. I'm sure Apple now regrets having left a huge space open for Android's taking thanks to their insistence on keeping the AT&T exclusive.

dalydose says:

I doubt Apple is worried about that. I can't retype the reasons why carriers rule the game, but you can be sure that we'd have no WinPhone presence in the US if we didn't have exclusives.

TheSnapDude says:

Nope.  I really enjoy my Nokia Lumia 1020!

nakialj says:

How is the Lumia 1020?

TheSnapDude says:

Nakialj,

It is an amazing phone and camera!  I owned the iPhone 5/Galaxy S4 and I can honestly say that I will not go back to Apple or Samsung phones!  1020 is the best phone I ever owned, and this is my 2nd Nokia phone, I used to have a brick Nokia 3595 lol

Ed Boland says:

Same here.. Sticking with my sexy yellow Lumia 1020... Still the best camera!

TheSnapDude says:

Yup!  I have the yellow one too!  When I am out using it people are always asking me about the phone!  

smchambers56 says:

No wrong carrier plus I have the 1520 :-)

I just bought my Lumia 920 two months ago.. Still happy with its performance

2Suave says:

When will it be on any other network?

Daylife says:

If it was on T-Mobile yes.

No sd card support. I'm happy with my 1520. Love the big screen. That being said, great upgrade from the 920.

MetaG85 says:

Exactly, now why in the heck is it only on Verizon? lol I would have gladly made the jump to the Icon from my 920.

Bob Shearing says:

I don't understand why you post a Poll on a subject that only applies to a small part of the world. At least you could head it up, USA residents only!

If you guys don't start realising that many of us following your Site live outside USA, then I for one will be moving on to another Windows centric site. For the record I live in New Zealand.

because the die hard users usually buy from ebay or import it using services such as myus.com

Jace Nelson says:

I'm waiting to see what Microsoft has for us this summer.  Hoping for something like a Surface Phone, but honestly the big downer for me is no micro-sd.  My next Windows Phone WILL HAVE A MICRO-SD!!!!

TJWINS says:

I'm waiting for a WP 8.1 Phone

tour cummins says:

Def. going to be picking this up, hopefully on launch day. Loved the camera on my 928 and this one will be even better!

gevabar says:

Only t mobile here

jthomas8946 says:

I'm getting it.

Laura Knotek says:

No. I don't use Verizon.

01mggt says:

Honestly, not enough change in design and screen size from my current 928. I seriously am trying to find an affordable way to switch to att and the 1520. Microsoft store has it on contract for 99 bucks but its 199 at the att store

RyanAMG says:

I would get the 1520 and be on ATT in a heart beat if it worked at my home & office. I think Sam did a article on ATT phones and the 1520 32GB was only $139 online.

jmunchies1 says:

No. Absolutely no reason to if you already have a 928 and native 8.1 phones are not far off. Plus leaving Glance out is just unforgivable, even worse than leaving FM radio out of the 928. What are you thinking Nokia!

might pick it up when im in the US in april unless something better comes along.(doubtful & tired of being locked to my service provider when i travel outside of CAN.)

cant say i care about qi though as untill their contact less tech(shown @ ces by qi) is compatible with nokia im not buying it & more than likely ill be getting an otterbox case so it wont matter

Ttttt-mmmmobileee soooo NO. I want one. That one is ugly but im sure TMO or AT&T will have a less bricky one.

Cryio says:

If I would live in America, have money and be on Verizon, it would be pretty logical that I would get it, seing how it's basically a 2nd gen WP8 device.

AbitoMAX says:

I'm on T-Mobile and waiting for their quad core version and hopefully it's coming soon.

 

If not, I will have no choice but to get the 1520.

Edward_g says:

I shouldn't but I'm afraid I might anyway. Nothing at all wrong with my 822.
I can update now if I want to.
Not concerned about Glance or
SD card.
Somebody should help me to stop wanting something new for no reason.

I don't have Verizon and I like my Glance screen... I will wait for the 8.1 flagship a few months from now

Checki says:

I DONT LIVE IN USA!

BULLSHIT!

k0de says:

Nope. Waiting on the New NL925.

inertiaNokia says:

I really want it but I am waiting for 8.1 phones. Plus, no Glance?! Deal breaker.

JohnCz says:

Will it work with Verizon Prepaid plan if I wanted to test it and Verizon out?  I'm with T-mobile & Sprint right now.

Yes just pay retail ($550)

The Nokia Lumina 1520 is the best. I am getting 1520 for Valentines day. Upgrading from the Lumina 920.

SQLvariant says:

Yes. Have had the HTC 8X on Verizon for 13 months now and I need something with a faster processor & better battery life.

yatman60 says:

Would love to get it but given that I'm on unlimited data, I'd have to pay full retail or find some friends who work at Verizon or a retailer really fast. It's definitely a compelling device but I'm also not sure if it's THAT much more compelling that my 928.

Will have to see the reviews and comparisons when it officially launches.

mango.lover says:

Sorry, but want smaller, not bigger.

medwa says:

I'm thinking about getting one with my tax money. I really wanted to enter the phablet scene this year with a 1520, or pick up a 1020 for awesome mobile photography...but Verizon has no options in either area yet. Any wp8 phablets coming to big red this year? Or should I go ahead and settle for the Icon?

I'm converting from Android, btw.

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1520 mate, the screen is amazing, although you really can't use it with one hand.

medwa says:

The problem is, I'm on Verizon. I can't get the 1520 in these parts.

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Can you not buy it online and then unlock it (if not already)
There are sites that allow you to upgrade even if the phone is not available in your country.

medwa says:

I don't think so, because Verizon runs off of a CDMA network and att runs off of a GSM network.

Posted via the WPC App for Android!

Ok, sorry. Live in the uk. Its easily done here. Good luck.

fireball24 says:

Vzw started GSM too..i thought

SoCalBIGmike says:

They did, kind of :-) But, its a long sordid mess that you dont want to hear, but succintly, if you want to use the phone portion of the phone, youll need it provisoned for use on VZW's CMDA2000 network (Which their version of LTE auotmatically does. Its kind of cool).

6" baby! Once you go black (lumia) you'll never go back.

oditius says:

I just got the 1520, there is no going back.

Antluv82 says:

I feel u....i got tha 1520

Tirinti says:

It is another Lumia without microSD slot.

I have Samsung Ativ S and I'm waiting for next gen Samsung Windows Phone.

928 is still very current, will get the same software as this one, this one looks a tad too big for me. 928 cost me $50, don't want to pay $200 for a phone.

gar216 says:

The people who voted "waiting for 8.1" aren't on Verizon... OR just bought their 928.

Ntropy99 says:

Not true - voted for my 928 until 8.1 devices come out. I am on VZW and have had my 928 since last summer. I would look at buying and passing on my 928 to my wife who has an 822, but no glance is a deal breaker if the 8.1 devices come out in the fall.

SoCalBIGmike says:

There is no 8.1 phone dude. The ICON is it. But hey, whatever make you happy.

MetaG85 says:

True for me not being on Verizon.

Tirinti says:

Verizon is a US provider and Americans don't buy WP smartphones so most of the WP users are not on Verizon.

Microsoft should ask US Goverment to allow people from Central Europe to work in the US. Soon there would be few milions new WP user in the US.

SoCalBIGmike says:

Agree. 928 is still a cool phone for a cheapie device though.

pookiewood says:

Where's the wont work with AT&T LTE bands option? :D

Grogory says:

Ofc I won't get my $350 Sony will still be better than this, and look nicer.

Ntropy99 says:

wow! Really, wow. Of course, that is your opinion. Are you isheep or a maldroid?

Grogory says:

Not just my opinion, in the phone industry the WP's are considered as a joke to how bad they are in comparison. Plus nothing on them will work when they close Bing.

ballanda says:

BS question. Assumes you like overpaying for mobile phone service. I'll get the GSM 5" day 1, and bring it to StraightTalk.

This will work fine on straighttalk

ballanda says:

True, but it probably wont get WP 8.1 until 3 months before WP9 comes out.

Doubtful, besides if you're using straight talk no reason not to opt for dev preview and have 8.1 on Apr 2

dinod says:

I'm pre-ordering for my wife, upgrading her HTC 8X. I'm still happy with my N822.

theefman says:

GSM, baby! No way I'd lock myself into a cdma carrier so they can hold a phone hostage with no other option, unlocked Rogers 1020 for me! :)

Gemmol says:

i missed the delivery from the post man or women, but on the paper it say Nokia, just wanted to give the heads up that the keyboard came, i will pick it up tomorrow and take pictures

cspencer4253 says:

I'll buy one when it gets to AT&T as long as its not as big as the 1520.

xFalk says:

I need to wait until December. Want 8.1 hardware anyway. Hoping that there will be more of a variety than just 3 Windows Phones to choice from by then.  Maybe Verizon will have more than just black and white.  Am I dreaming?

Marco Gomes1 says:

I dont think there will be any nokia phones in 2014 with better specs than this one, I just hope they 920 successor is better looking and with micro SDcard.

planoman says:

I'll wait for the AT&T equivalent device which should be coming hopefully soon.  

ryraansh says:

Dude. I still have 1 year of contract left on my 822. How do you people upgrade so fast?

xrs22 says:

We just barely got glance back in what October? Then to get glance with noti's and switch to a new phone with out that option sux. Not to say that they can't get it later on I guess but its like taking one step forward and 2 steps back.

cesar ruiz1 says:

It looks so ugly fat and squared, Lumia 920 is still the only beautiful Lumia ever made. Danny can you please check night video quality if it sucks like the 1520's.

Nope, will wait on a At&t version

ashram says:

on AT&T, have a 920, and can upgrade in june...... IF i upgrade, i want a 1020 successor.

 

Kevin Rush says:

No SD so I'll wait for next generation hero phone and hope Verizon will spec it with SD card.

dalydose says:

Still in AT&T contract and can't afford retail price. Oh well, I hope AT&T gets whatever replaces the 1020 & maybe they'll get over themselves and keep the Qi.

smontoya2 says:

So is there an off contract price? Looking to purchase the Icon on a DPP as I did with my 928.

TLRtheory says:

Meh... every time Verizon gets an awesome Windows phone, AT&T gets something to one-up it. I really like this for essentially being a smaller 1520... but it fumbled some of the major appeals of the 1520.

I'll wait for the inevitable AT&T variant that has expandable storage, a 64GB option and glance :)

dalydose says:

If AT&T gets a variant it will remove wireless charging and data sense. I can't win.

Pre-Ordered at MS store jintian.

danielm298 says:

If I was on Verizon I'd be at the door

AV2RY says:

3 questions.
1. This phone definitely has better camera than 928, but flash is not Xenon. I usually don't use flash, but i still want to know will there be BIG difference between 928 & 929?
2. I got my 928 back in July. It looks like brand new, doesn't have any scratches. Also absolutely no problems (freezing, rebooting, or any else). So for how much could I sell it?
3. Will it sooner or later have Glance support?

Fabolouis says:

To answer your #2 question, you can sell your device on Glyde and get a couple hundred. Its a great service and offers the highest returns compared to the carriers or other resellers. As for #3, I'm sure Glance is just around the corner. I barely got the Black update today. Vzw is notorious for having slow rollouts and upgrades. You have to have lots of patience to be on Big Red.

mtalinm says:

Not without Glance.

Turned Glance off on my 928 to see what is be missing. Ick.

Antluv82 says:

I'm gud I got tha LUMIA 1520

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