Nokia Lumia Icon Finally Receiving Windows Phone 8.1

Nokia Lumia Icon Finally Receiving Windows Phone 8.1

By Rich W Woods Hey, you know how every time they announce a new firmware update for Lumia phones, they say it will be available for the flagships first? Well, not if you’re on Verizon, but then again, if you’re on Verizon, you know that already. While Verizon was the very last to roll out Lumia Cyan, the firmware update to be bundled with Windows Phone 8.1, they were the very first in the United…

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Nokia Lumia 930 Review

Nokia Lumia 930 Review

By Rich W Woods Nokia has been kind enough to give me the opportunity to use the Nokia Lumia 930 for the last two weeks and this is a phone that I have fell absolutely in love with. The design is stunningly beautiful but it was the camera that I fell in love with. Having used a Nokia Lumia 1020 as my personal phone for about eight months, I thought that the camera on the…

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Nokia Lumia 930 vs OnePlus One: Rear Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods There is not much that the Nokia Lumia 930 and the OnePlus One have in common. One runs Windows Phone and one runs Android. One uses Snapdragon 800 and the other uses Snapdragon 801. One has a 5″ screen and the other has a 5.5″ screen. One has a 20 MP camera and the other a 13 MP camera. One has a 1.2 MP front camera and the other a 5…

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Nokia Lumia 930 Dethrones Nokia Lumia 1020 for Best Camera

Nokia Lumia 930 Dethrones Nokia Lumia 1020 for Best Camera

By Rich W Woods I always found the Windows Phone 8 platform to be exciting. iPhones work great, but you can upgrade your iPhone every year when a new one is introduced and never actually feel like you got a new phone. That’s what Windows Phone 8 feels like. New. From June 2013 through April 2014, my personal phone was a Nokia Lumia 920 and then a Nokia Lumia 1020. Although the photos produced by…

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Nokia Lumia 930: Camera Review

Nokia Lumia 930: Camera Review

By Rich W Woods I have been using the Nokia Lumia 930 for almost a week now and I am in love with it. The design is beautiful and it takes amazing pictures. The 5″ 1080p AMOLED display makes for a vibrant Windows Phone 8.1 experience.

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Nokia Lumia 1520: A User Review

By Rich W Woods I’ve been using a Nokia Lumia 1520 for almost two weeks now. Having a 6″ screen, I was shocked at how much I fell in love with this phone. Nokia Lumia 1520: The Screen The Nokia Lumia 1520 has a 6″ AMOLED screen. Being an AMOLED screen, it looks much better than an LCD screen. On an AMOLED screen, certain pixels can actually be turned off making black colors a true…

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How Much Does Lumia Cyan Improve the Camera?

How Much Does Lumia Cyan Improve the Camera?

By Rich W Woods We all know about the tons of features packed into Windows Phone 8.1. If you care about it at all, you have probably been using the Preview for Developers since April when it was released. After all, it’s free and easy to get. Lumia Cyan What you probably haven’t used yet is the firmware update that comes bundled with it called Lumia Cyan on Nokia Windows Phones. Firmware is what makes…

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Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Nokia Lumia 1520

By Rich W Woods If you are an AT&T or a T-Mobile subscriber and you want a phone with the best camera possible, you are probably looking at a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone. They are the only phones that support RAW photos and the cameras are either 20 or 41 MP. If you are looking at camera only, you may see the Nokia Lumia 1020 and say that 41 MP is the way to go;…

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Nokia Lumia 1520: The Display

By Rich W Woods When I get a unit to review, the first thing I do is write about my first impressions of the device. Then over the coming week or two until I write my full review I write about different aspects of the device that stand out to me. But how do you write an article about a phone’s display? How much could there be to say? It’s a screen! The screen on…

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Nokia Lumia 1520: First Impressions

By Rich W Woods I know that the Nokia Lumia 1520 isn’t exactly a brand new phone, but it is the first phone to get Lumia Cyan, the Nokia firmware update that is bundled with Windows Phone 8.1. For those of you that don’t know, Windows Phone is a big enough update to Windows Phone 8 that it could be called Windows Phone 9. In that respect, it really is like a brand new phone….

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