The Nokia Lumia Icon packs speedy performance and tons of features into a handset that's just the right size for business users. The new flagship smartphone's 5-inch display is big enough for real productivity, but not so big you'll pull a muscle while reaching across the display. Its performance rivals that of Nokia's Lumia 1520 handset, which sports an eye-popping 6-inch screen. Check out the full review for the Nokia Lumia Icon on our sister site Laptop Mag, and then read on for three features that make the Lumia Icon a solid business phone.
The Lumia Icon strikes a good balance between size and portability with its large, 5-inch display. A large display like this allows for easier multitasking, and makes basic business tasks, such as checking and responding to email, more comfortable. At the same time, the Icon is much more portable than pocket-stretching phablets such as the Lumia 1520.
What makes the Icon a flagship phone are its top-tier internals. The Icon matches the specs of the Lumia 1520 — the most powerful Windows Phone to date — with a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM. For business users, that translates into speedy performance and snappy multitasking so you can stay productive on the go.
The Icon ships with Lumia Black, a new software upgrade that adds productivity-boosting features to the Windows Phone operating system. That includes a new and improved "glance screen," which saves you time and energy by displaying the current time and new notifications on your Lumia phone, even when the screen is in standby mode. The Lumia Black software also includes handy screen-sharing functionality to help you collaborate remotely with a colleague on another smartphone. In addition, the new Beamer feature lets you beam whatever is on your phone to any larger, Internet-connected display, so you can use your Windows Phone like a projector for business presentations.
Originally published on Business News Daily.