Nokia Lumia 920 sensitive screen might be a battery hog the way Windows Phone manages touch
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 01, 2012, 2:13 AM
The guys over at JDB Pocketware are worried that this feature might cause unacceptable battery drain the way Windows Phone is structured right now. When you press the lock/power button or the dedicated camera key, and then touch on the screen, the standby sequence reboots each time, even if the proximity sensor tells it there is something very nearby.
Thus, if one of those keys gets inadvertently pressed while the Lumia 920 is in your pocket, the ultra-sensitive screen will keep getting touched, the standby sequence rebooted, and the phone will never be able to get into the frugal standby mode, thus draining the battery quickly.
The PocketShield makers even sent a letter to Nokia, detailing their concerns, asking for the Finns to look into this possibility, and set the proximity sensor not to power the screen if there is something nearby, if they haven't yet done so.
Is the super-sensitive Lumia 920 screen taking from your sleep at night, or do you think Nokia has thought QAed this and taken measures way before all of us started to worry?
- Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)
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it only means you can't put it on your pockets, just hold most of the time anyways.. haha
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 2:19 AM 5
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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 Oct 01, 2012, 3:00 AM 3
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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 Oct 01, 2012, 2:56 PM 0
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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 Oct 01, 2012, 3:30 AM 13
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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 Oct 01, 2012, 3:41 AM 9
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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 Oct 01, 2012, 4:05 AM 3
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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 Oct 01, 2012, 4:07 AM 3
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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 Oct 01, 2012, 4:39 AM 1
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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 Oct 01, 2012, 6:01 AM 1
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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 Oct 01, 2012, 6:36 AM 5
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All thumbs down from me, cause i don't like the OS and the Phone but love the Nokia 8800 series....
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 6:43 AM 2
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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 Oct 01, 2012, 11:34 AM 0
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