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Nokia Lumia Icon brings 20 megapixel PureView to Verizon

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Nokia introduces the Lumia Icon with a 20 megapixel PureView camera. Headed for Verizon when it becomes available on February 20, the Icon offers an F2.4 Zeiss lens and 1080p HD video recording. Like its PureView peers, the Lumia Icon runs Windows Phone 8. The Icon uses a 2.2 GHz quad-core processor, and it's equipped with a 5" OLED display protected by Gorilla Glass 3. 

The Icon's imaging components are similar to those of the Nokia Lumia 1520, which we were quite impressed with in our recent review. The Icon is equipped with 32GB of internal storage (though offers no microSD card slot) and uses a 2420mAh battery.

Verizon will sell the Icon in white and black.
The Lumia Icon offers a 1920x1080 HD display with 441 ppi resolution.

Verizon will sell the Lumia Icon for $199.99 with contract.

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Lumias are nice devices. However, I'm not going to ditch a dozen mature paid apps and wait to rebuy not-as-sophisticated or non-existant variants of those apps on Windows. I did this for Android when I switched from iPhone. It was a painful 2 years of blindly hoping something showed up in the marketplace so I can better navigate the subway system as I was doing a year before.

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Just wait for the S5. windows phones still have a year or 2 to go

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...but not regarding cameras. The S5 will surely not deliver better IQ than, say, the almost one-year-old 1020.

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Petrogel

Not according to Dxomark, as it listed Fifth at the mobile rating chart (compared to S4).

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K E Hoffman

What it is missing is the Lumia 928's real Xeon Flash.. but yes a Lumia is a good reason to dump an iPhone

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Looks like a good reason to dump my iphone.

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Interface Customization Soutions

what is the battery status ?

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martindesu

Wireless charging?

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Lars Rehm

apparently yes

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I would love this phone. Too bad there isnt an Android version with that camera on it.

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No mSD card slot; bad idea, assuming it shoots raw, like the 1520.

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SkyDrive bro.

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Ever uploaded a 20MP RAW file to Skydrive? Not a real fun...

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Lars Rehm

to be fair, the 1520 doesn't have one either. But with 32GB you can snap some pictures before you should download or upload to the cloud.

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"Ever uploaded a 20MP RAW file to Skydrive? Not a real fun..."
yes I am. I guess your connection sux. 22mb CR2 goes to SkyDrive in a minute.

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Lars Rehm:

Um, the 1520 has a card slot, you’ll need a special key to unlock it. It’s under something that looks like a volume control. (It’s the 1020 that doesn’t have a card slot.)

Skydrive is dumb idea for more than a few raws. Very fast wifi to directly to a laptop could work a bit better than this cloud idiocy.

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dzukela:

First get the megabyte count right, assuming raw, it’s about 41MP per.

Then the problem isn’t one or two raws, it’s uploading 50 or 100 in a few minutes.

So you’ve completely misrepresented things to get the outcome you desire–telling someone else that his/her connection “sux”.

And no, people don’t simply shoot 2 or 3 raws that they want to keep for review later.

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gone.

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