Recently, I was able to try my first Windows phone, the Nokia Lumia Icon - available on the Verizon Wireless network. This was my first Windows phone operating system experience, and while it took a minute or two to get used to the layout and particulars available with the phone, it proved to be better than I had heard or read about.
The one major downside to the use of this phone is the lack of official apps available in the Windows App Store. I typically use “official” apps for my major social media like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, but certain services (Instagram, in particular) did not have an official app available to download and use.
The phone’s camera is the real strong suit. My wife and I took our dog out for an adventure to the Indiana Dunes State Park and I was very impressed with both the photo and video quality of the Nokia Pro Cam on the Lumia Icon. The camera is an 8.7 megapixel photo camera and high-definition video camera. With Nokia Lenses, you’re able to take bright photos and use their technology to stitch together multiple takes. The screen’s Gorilla Glass proves to be a great way to view the vibrant photos as well.
Another nice benefit to the Windows phone was the availability of the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. If you’re a traditional Microsoft user, being able to sync your documents and easily transition from desktop to mobile gives the user a powerful experience for their professional life.
If you’re looking for a new smartphone experience and are more concerned with the use of Microsoft products than needing to deal with all the social media apps out there, I’d recommend checking out the Nokia Lumia 928, available on the Verizon Wireless network. For more information on the phone, click here - and click here to visit the Verizon Wireless location closest to you.