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Nokia Lumia 920 sensitive screen might be a battery hog the way Windows Phone manages touch

0. phoneArena 01 Oct 2012, 02:13 posted on

One of the most useful features in the Nokia Lumia 920, apart from the low-light camera, is the ability to operate the screen with something other than your bare fingers, which are not always bare when we get a call - on the ski lift, for example...

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posted on 01 Oct 2012, 02:18 7

1. jubbing (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Aug 2008)


Really? I had to press the Lumia 900's camera button very hard to turn it on. Is it more sensitive on the Lumia 920 or something?

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 02:19 5

2. cheeseaddict (Posts: 49; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


it only means you can't put it on your pockets, just hold most of the time anyways.. haha

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 05:30 6

16. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


There is a thing called proximity sensor that can be used to make the phone not working if it is covered.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 05:41 4

17. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Just like iPhone 5? Because the back may be scratched and scuffed? :3

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 02:30 13

3. android_hitman (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


are they secretely suggesting that you should buy an Iphone?

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 02:34 2

4. nbringer (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


If I go skiing I just leave the phone at home or I turn it down.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 02:37 2

5. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


hahaha when nokia made something good it seems like it's good more than usual

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 02:44 10

6. lsguntu (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


Add a password to the lock screen. Problem solved!

and I dont think camera buttons on the phone are not very sensitive

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 03:00 3

7. tiara6918 (Posts: 1438; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Nokia will have to do something to fix this problem or else that could be a big problem on the part of the consumers when they're using their lumia 920 already

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 03:06 9

8. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 347; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


NL920 Has not yet been released to consumers....

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 10:51

22. Veigald (Posts: 239; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


Think it should be quite obvious Nokia has thought of this looooong ago... what a massive non-issue, and this JDB site is most likely making fools of themselves.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 11:27

24. haseebzahid (Posts: 1831; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


ow comeon the issue is not even identified in the phone and people already getting panics it is someones imagination that may happen

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 14:56

31. jandieg (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


If you read the source, it's a theory based on how WP behaves today and how Lumias behave today. Hopefully Nokia will change the related firmware (if allowed by WP8) - or - hopefully WP8 will change the behavior of the lockscreen.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 03:30 13

9. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


Looks to me like someone is trying REAL HARD to engineer a controversy without ANY evidence and only pure conjecture. I suppose the next article will be on the 920 having an antennae coupling issue when you hold it...or misplacing cities and towns in its global navigation suite. Do you really think the Finns would release something without testing it in real world conditions? Do you think they forgot everything when it came to designing the 920? Go back to drinking your Koolaid.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 04:28 3

13. PowTheBowl (Posts: 82; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


That's why they're taking time to release the NL920!! Unlike the iPhone.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 03:41 9

10. samwin1101 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Are people so dumb even the author, common people. Its a known fact that all Nokia phones dont turn on unless the proximity and light sensor turns on. If the phone is in the pocket or in any bag even by press the on button the screen wont turn on.

Why cant people with nokia lumia or any other phones test it by covering the proximity or even the light sensor and try to turn on the screen, it wont work. It did not work for mine. So i am sure this issue that the author or the other guy who wrote the letter has not researched before posting this.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 14:51

30. jandieg (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


I have 3 Lumia 800 and 1 Samsung Focus S. On ALL, if you press the power button they will turn on even if you cover the proximity sensor.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 04:05 3

11. phoneghoul (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


First we'll wait for Lumia 920 to hit the market. Then we'll try to draw conclusions. Btw, I stll think the Samsung Ativ S will be a better device, both in terms of battery life and quality.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 11:30 1

25. haseebzahid (Posts: 1831; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


battery life cant say but Quality forget it samy dont hold water on quality againt nokia not a bit

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 04:07 3

12. maverick786us (Posts: 124; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


The solution to this issue is, screen must not power on if the proximity sensor detects proximity. Current version of Windows Phone does not take care of this. The big question is: will Windows Phone 8 take care of this?

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 04:39 1

14. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I have not pressed any button on my Lumia 900 in my pocket once in the past 4 months. This is making something out of nothing. If the button could be hit by mistake in a pocket, that could happen to most phone out there in the market.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 11:31

26. haseebzahid (Posts: 1831; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


and i havent even manged to press it in last 10 months on lumia800 :\ dont know how does writter manged to press it

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 05:05 5

15. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 822; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Until some reviewers get it in their hands all we can do is speculate. Lets give Nokia the benefit of the doubt, surely they have taken this into account and know what they are doing.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 06:01 1

18. oying24 (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


the sensor can save all that issue..when the screen is locked,,the sensor can act as lock too..like if someone was calling,,and when u put ur phone onto ur ear,,the phone automaticlly off the lights so in that scenario, sensor can also be use to act as a lock too.because inside the pocket is a zero visibilty area.the same when we put the phone near our ears to answer calls.. i hope you got my point guys.. its not that big problem anyway.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 06:36 5

19. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Hey guys never mind this article. When Nokia announced the Lumia 920 they said that while the phone is in your pocket, the proximity sensor will not let the screen light up. This wil not be an issue, Nokia already thought about that.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 06:43 2

20. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


All thumbs down from me, cause i don't like the OS and the Phone but love the Nokia 8800 series....

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 11:44 1

29. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


well go read something else, why spend time doing that just because you dont like it , many other have more interest in this phone

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 07:48 2

21. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)


Good discovery, but no one has to teach Nokia, they would have done lots of research before bringing the technology to the market, so it won't be half-baked!

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 11:00

23. blattlaus (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Dec 2010)


Talk about a crazy standard for Nokia- they are asked to defend against a speculative claim for a unreleased product by someone who has never even held it. Slow news day?

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 11:34

27. haseebzahid (Posts: 1831; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


more easier solution although their is not such probem found yet lock the screen if press too long on and static response unlike in games which have motion all over the screen. it will work i know i make solutions like these in my projects :P

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 11:38 2

28. jajai (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


do you think you are smart enough to claim something that yet to be prove? do you think all the engineers in Nokia didnt even think about this before make it in mass market? fool.. read this, from Nokia
"While the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 both enjoy super sensitive touch, the firmware has been configured to avoid accidental activation of the display. In testing this has not proven to be an issue or to cause unwanted battery drainage.

What has been configured to stop it happening?

The firmware requires a ‘landing event’ to move into active mode and without a repeat of that landing event will eventually return into sleep mode."

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 21:27 1

32. agentobean (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Nokia had some answers to that useless non-issue... enjoy reading.. =)

"While the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 both enjoy super sensitive touch, the firmware has been configured to avoid accidental activation of the display. In testing this has not proven to be an issue or to cause unwanted battery drainage.

What has been configured to stop it happening?

The firmware requires a ‘landing event’ to move into active mode and without a repeat of that landing event will eventually return into sleep mode."

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 21:29

33. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


& I thuoght U were 1 of the greatest fones ever! |(

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 21:30

34. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


well i dont know what to say about this but at least its INNOVATION!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:08 1

35. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


easy guys, my sgs3 has sensitive touch and in pocket did only screenshots and never unlock device,

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 01:32

36. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Could we please all take a moment to reflect upon how pre-emptive and bullsh!t this story was?

Almost made me stop visiting PhoneArea for good.

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