Lumia Icon Unboxing

Nokia Lumia Icon retail unboxing

We’ve reviewed the Nokia Lumia Icon a few days ago and showed you the cool case Nokia sent it in, but now we have the actual retail packaging. This is the packaging you’ll receive when you buy an Icon from Verizon. The device is available on February 20th for $199 with 2-year contract.

Head past the break to watch our unboxing video.

The box is primarily red with white text. There are Verizon and Nokia logos embossed on the outer sleeve. The sleeve also describes on the back what the package contains:

  • Nokia Lumia Icon
  • Pre-installed SIM Card
  • Non-removable Battery
  • Wall/USB Charger
  • Data Cable
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Product Safety & Warranty Brochure
  • Global Support Brochure

What’s interesting is that the label mentions NOK929W. The Lumia Icon was originally going to be called the Nokia Lumia 929. You can still see this name in the phone settings, but this device is officially called the Nokia Lumia Icon.

Nokia Lumia Icon box

When you open the box, you see the Lumia Icon right away wrapped in plastic cover. The display is also covered with a piece of plastic labeling various buttons like the camera key, power, volume, back, home, or search.

Placed below the Lumia Icon are the reference guide and brochures. We admit we usually skip reading these documents, but you might find something interesting. Underneath, there’s the wall charger and USB cable. Earphones are not included in the packaging, so you’ll need to use your own to listen to music.

Lumia Icon unboxed

Nokia Lumia Icon specifications

  • Windows Phone 8
  • Lumia Black firmware
  • 5-inch full HD 1080p OLED display, ClearBlack, Sunlight readability, Glare-free, Super sensitive touch, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Pixel density: 440 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core processor, 2.2 GHz
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • Camera: 20 MP PureView, ZEISS optics, OIS, 2x lossless zoom, oversampling, dual LED flash
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage (no micro SD)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • 2420 mAh internal battery with Qi wireless charging
  • Dimensions: 5.39 x 2.79 x 0.39 in
  • Weight: 166g /5.86 oz
  • Nano SIM
  • Networks: LTE: 700MHz; SVLTE Band 13; Band 4; CDMA: 3G EVDO 850/1900 Rev A with Rx Diversity; Global Ready: GSM (850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz)  UMTS (850MHz, 900MHz, 1900MHz, 2100MHz)

Nokia Lumia Icon size

What do you think of the Nokia Lumia Icon packaging from Verizon? Let us know in the comments! Also, make sure to read our full Nokia Lumia Icon review in case you missed it.


Reader comments

Nokia Lumia Icon retail unboxing


Except for frequency support I agree with you. They really should have included support for the TMobile bands too. The iPhone shown in the article supports all of the needed frequencies.

That is dictated by carriers. Verizon phones don't work on any other carrier...not even a Verizon iPhone.

It says SVLTE band 4. I'm not sure if that is the same.

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Accept for MicroSD support.... It would be PERFECT if it had expandable storage. Cloud is worthless to a lot of people with very limited data plans and 32gb is not enough for everyone..


With 8.1 Supporting apps on SD, it's a almost needed feature in the next gen phones...

I agree. I don't find it attractive at all. It's just a "colour block" with really sharp edges and a slightly curved back. Not the best design in the world but I mean it's not HIDEOUS.

Yeah but that's the way it works unless your are Apple.  I think banding will get better when we start seeing MS phones.  That will at least eliminate the need to have Nokia on there as well. I would love to see a device with just the Windows logo on the back with a small verizon across the bottom.  Less words makes more of a statement.

Grew up saying it know-Kia. I know it's not the 'right' way of saying it, but feels weird when I say nuh-kia

Stephen Elop once said, it's alright to pronounce it whatever way you like but inside the company they say  "nuh-kia", so there you go.

Queen's English? After the way Brits wrecked Old English then Middle English, there's no room to complain.

I honestly doubt it. Lumia 1520 runs for around $700 on AT&T, my guess Verizon may have a bit steeper price tag because well... Its Verizon

Yeah like b4 Verizon got the 928 while the world got the 925 so I'm guessing the world will be getting a 929 in a mth or so which is kinda pointless with 8.1 round the corner!

As far as design is concerned, yes your right. But hardware is not exclusive to Verizon. So MS/Nokia could reproduce this in a different looking design but with the same size and hardware and market it globally.

Make it available here in England and the rest of the world!
This is why windows phones lag behind the big 2! This is a superior phone but can I go into my local phone shop and buy it? No! I'll be just surrounded by the latest android and iPhones!

I agree. We wonder why WP8 is taking so long to gain market share but the "carrier exclusive" has been killing it since the 920 on AT&T. I live in Arizona and the only way to get it is to pay a penalty and change carriers??? They gotta fix this if they want to compete!

I really like the design on the front of the box, very minimalist but sexy all the same.

Would have rathered the other one though.

Attention: according to previous news, there is no Glance Screen & Double Tap Wake in this phone. @Mark can you confirm please?

I am really curious about the rationale behind this ridiculous backward step. It is a deal breaker for me.

Screen sensitivity is also set to normal by default. Have to change to high if you want to scroll with gloves, forks, knives.

I wonder if the Icon will get this feature when it receives the WP8.1 update (as it is listed in the current features list).  Curious if the MS implementation in WP8.1 is different than the Nokia implementation in Amber/Black.

It looks to be the perfect size, is there a way I can get one off contract and unlocked unbranded, or do I have to wait. Another thing the packaging is so much better than crappy att, same box but in red makes it look special like a present vs here is your phone you flicking customer.

Am I the only one who thinks it looks like a surface to with the white and silver, like a surface phone.

Am i the only one who thinks the lack of earphones is weird?!!?
I love Nokia but im disappointed with their flagships. This phone is bigger and thicker than the S4\Lg G2 and yet has a smaller battery and weighs 30% more.. Nokia seems to need far too much volume in a phone.. I absolutely hate Samsung design (they have only one) but envy what they have been able to cram into in the S4.

can't be the only one who doesn't like when the display is not centered.

That aside, I hope they bring a handset with equal or better specs to AT&T.

Hopefully it'll have wireless charging, too!

This time of year I wouldn't be buying anything until after MWC. This is a nice phone, just about justifiable to upgrade to from my 920 (if I could get it in Australia), but no SD expansion, really? C'mon already!

Would be cool if the white Icon had white glass at front, (like iPhones,) as the two-tone thing is getting cheap looking. Heck, do the same for all other high-end white Lumias as well, Nokia.

I actually think it looks classy. I, personally, don't like to see where the edges of my screen are.

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I agree with fonefan. The black front REALLY helps, especially when you're watching videos. The black front gives you that theater feel :)

If your getting a windows phone in the next 6 months, this will be your best bet - From what we have been told by the editor of this site, there will not be new hardware at MWC - so dont count on it.  My guess, is that they will most likely show some new hardware at Build in April, but that hardware will prob not be released until May / June, and it will most likey have similar internals to this phone, and maybe lose the capacitive buttons on screen.  If your on Verizon, this will be the only Windows phone for at least 6 months, that is until the samsung version comes out, but why would anyone get the samsung over this, too many nokia exclusive options, and 10,000x's better build quality that samsungs plastic pos phones.  If your only interested in micro sd card support, wait for the samsung, otherwise, this will be the best windows phone on verizon for a while.

Looks no different from the box and accessories from my 928 or the 822 I had.... Way to change things up Verizon !

I was really hoping for an LCD instead of an OLED. I have the 928 and the screen was burning in before I got the update that let me put the lock screen timout settings at never. I'm still convinved that even with the never setting its not burning in any faster than it already was. Its not too bad now, but at the rate its going now by the time its 2 years old, it will be.

Should I buy this phone or wait for 8.1 devices to drop? I've been waiting since Dec 2012 to upgrade to a worthy phone. I currently have the 822. Thanks yall

I'm in exactly the same boat. I've been off-contract with AT&T since October 2012; just waiting for the right hardware. I'm still liking my Titan, so I wanted something with a screen at least 4.7" (while I really like the 1520, it's just too big for me). So now I'm trying to decide if I should jump to Verizon for the Icon or wait a few more months. If this thing had been released last fall, I would've done it. Now, I think I'll just wait a bit longer...

How much larger is this than a 920?


Edit - Actually took time to read the specs - not much larger at all I see.