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5 Ways To Own Summer Concert Moments With The Verizon Wireless Lumia Icon

July 11th, 2014 by Christen

This summer is all about music festivals, exclusive concert tours and enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately, unless you’re a millionaire you can’t take everyone on your summer exploits, but you can over-share your experiences on social media like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine. Don’t you hate it when you capture the perfect shot, but it ends up being too dark, blurry or downright unreconizable? What about when you’re having the best time imaginable and you want to share the moment on Facebook or Instagram, but you can’t because your service coverage area sucks?


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The ESSENCE Festival concerts at the SuperDome illuminates with smartphones.


I’ve experience my fair share of summer wins and summer share fails. Typically, I’ve fumbled with various devices to capture perfect moments Until I discovered how the Lumia Icon on Verizon helped me own the summer and share perfect moments flawlessly. Recently, I took the Nokia Lumia Icon for a spin in New Orleans for ESSENCE Music Festival and I love what this device can do!  Discover 5 ways the Lumia Icon from Verizon Wireless can help you own the summer and never miss the next perfect photo or social media moment again.



1. Camera:  During ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, your celebrity moment can happen practically anytime and anywhere!  Uploading and sharing quality selfies is a breeze and looks great since the Lumia Icon sports a 20-megapixel rear camera, with a 1/2.5-inch sensor and f/2.4 lens. Photos produced by the Icon camera are nice, in low-light and in everyday situations, and the inclusion of optical image stabilization definitely makes a difference.



Celebrity photos with Lamman Rucker, Sevyn Streeter, Lance Gross and Janelle Monae? Don’t mind if I do!


2. Audio:  The device, according to Nokia, comes equipped with four digital high-dynamic-range microphones, which allows the Icon to capture six times the sound pressure level of a “conventional smartphone microphone” without any discernible distortion.  Capturing concert audio / video is amazing thanks to the Lumia Icon.  Check out the artist known as the Purple One (aka Prince) performing live at ESSENCE Fest below.



3. Video:  Looking to capture great videos on the go?  On the video side, the Icon captures at 1080p, and allows users to choose between 24, 25 and 30 fps—basically, you can get great videos without the grainy, side effects! (This video was compressed to illustrate the sound quality not the video quality…just saying. LOL)


4. Available apps:  Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and more!  All your favorite apps are available in the Windows store, so you never have to worry about possibly missing a shareable moment again.


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Verizon hosted a super store within its ESSENCE Festival booth filling all patrons last minute needs.



5. Verizon’s powerful Network:  For a wireless company, results come down to coverage, speed and reliability. That’s why Verizon has built America’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.  The Verizon XLTE is the latest advancement of America’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network: double the 4G LTE bandwidth in citiescoast to coast.  That means faster peak speeds and greater capacity than before, letting you stream, share and do more.  Verizon XLTE is here—making the most of the best devices on the best network.



The Nokia Lumia Icon can be found at your neighborhood Verizon Wireless store for $49.99 with 2-year contract or  Now that you’ve seen how I’ve used the Lumia Icon to own and share my summer experiences, would you consider using the Lumia Icon or other Nokia Lumia devices soon?




Get The Shot With The Nokia Lumia Icon From Verizon Wireless

March 31st, 2014 by Christen

Thanks to the good folks at Nokia – All month long, I’ve had the chance to really dig into the new Nokia Lumia Icon from Verizon Wireless and it’s one Windows phone with a camera really delivers!

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The Lumia Icon comes complete with Nokia’s 20-megapixel PureView camera, a 5-inch 1080p display, top-of-the-line quad-core Snapdragon processor, 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM and a 2,420mAh battery.  All those specs stuffed inside a great device means nothing if you can’t score a sweet Instagram shot (or two).

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Nokia’s variety of camera apps, including Nokia Camera, Nokia Cinemagraph and Nokia Refocus, are designed to give you more control over the shooting experience. The Icon sports a respectable 20-megapixel rear camera, with a 1/2.5-inch sensor and f/2.4 lens. The results produced by the Icon are nice, in low-light and in everyday situations.


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Nokia Camera is one of the great additives for mobile camera buffs.  Basically, the app gives you deep manual control over the camera similar to what you’d get with a professional DSLR. Most smartphone owners are likely just concerned with point-and-shoot performance, but Nokia Camera offers plenty of controls—manual control of flash, white balance, ISO, shutter speed and exposure—that adds plenty of value to how you capture your surroundings.


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Looking for your best self(ie)?  The 2MP sensor (1.2MP stills) on the Icon captures the true you with one snap.

Throughout the month of March, I got the chance to to put the power of the Nokia Icon camera to the test in low light, high light and all other sorts of settings while traveling.  Since “a picture is worth a thousand words” I took the Lumia Icon for a spin in Austin for SXSW and in Cancun-Riviera Maya, Mexico – Check out just a few of my favorite shots and judge the Icon’s photos for yourself below.


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Even the devil needs to “have a seat” to cool off outside of Xcaret Park in Riviera Maya, Mexico.


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The pool scene is serene at night outside of the LeBlanc Resort in Cancun-Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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If birds of a feather, really flock together these love birds are my kind of feathered friends.

(Seen at Xcaret Park in Riviera Maya, Mexico)

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I’d like my soup prepared – Well done.  Just a portion of a 7-course dinning menu at Lumiere Restaurant.

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An aerial view from the dinner table at Lumiere Restaurant inside of the LeBlan Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

So what do you think?  How important is a having a great camera on your smartphone to you?  Would you use the manual camera features and apps to enhance your photography on the go?  Share your thoughts below.



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