Poll: LG fans, do you prefer an Always on display, or a ticker screen like the one on the LG V10 / V20

Poll: LG fans, do you prefer an Always on display, or a ticker screen like the one on the LG V10 / V20
When LG released the V10 last year, we got our first glimpse at the always on technology that has now been incorporated in the G5. The V10's top had a small, strip-like secondary screen, which remained on when the phone is in standby, dimly lit and always showing the time and pending notifications. Said strip was also home to a few panels — with the main screen off, we still had controls over media playback by swiping over the secondary display, and with the phone awake, we had panels like favorite apps, recent apps, personalized message, and quick toggles.

The LG G5's Always on screen also offers a constant display of valuable information when the display is off, but there are no extra panels. Needless to say, there is no extra value added when the phone is awake.

The V10 looked slightly unorthodox thanks to said strip, and was probably an acquired taste for some. The information on the secondary display was also not all that visible, due to the dim light and small icons. The G5 looks much more mainstream and offers more real estate for the clock and notification icons to display, making it easy for the user to view it from a distance. Which one is more to your taste?

Do you prefer the LG V10 ticker screen or LG G5 Always-on display?

Ticker please - panels make my multitasking life so much easier
Always on screen - no awkward strip and large, easy to see icons



1. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

None. Both kills battery life faster than without it.

7. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I agree with you. It also males the phone unnecessarily long due to the extra screen. Furthermore, there areany people like me who don't care about either of them. That is why adaptive display wins in my book since I can just turn it off.

27. sgodsell

Posts: 7535; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I kind of like Motorola's active display. However they use IR sensors on the front of the phone, and if your hand is near it and moves, then you will see the information on the display. Not to mention if your display is AMOLED then only the pixels the are on use power. Whereas is the display is IPS, then the entire display is turned on. AMOLED is more power efficient, especially for this stuff.

19. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yup which is why I prefer always on to be optional or a system like Motorola's where it senses your hand or whatever near the display and flashes a bit of info. Of course such things would work best with AMOLED and not regular IPS displays as on the LG.

20. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

A very cool feature of the secondary display is being able to control your music and change songs without turning the phone on. wow. I also like being able to turn the flashlight on without turning the screen on. The time is very useful. AND you get notifications without turning the screen on when they come in. Talk about value added!! Maybe you don't have the V10 and are just giving some feedback. The secondary display is very very usefull when the phone's main display is off.

3. kylebelle

Posts: 74; Member since: May 03, 2016

i prefer always on display but not the way lg did it. theirs was very dim. i feel like adding extra hardware and making the phone a lot bigger just to get aod isn't worth it and since its so small you would probably still have to pick up the phone to see it. (sorry for not capitalizing my letters)

21. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

The marshmallow update made the secondary display brighter when the main display was off. It also added the ability to control your music among other things. You do a lot with the secondary display when the screen was off. See my post above. The V10 was the best phone to ever come out. They key to making the V20 successful is to not mess with what works on the 1st version yet value added features that make it worth upgrading such as improved hardware, bigger battery, better battery usage in the software, and hopefully waterproof like the S7 and Note 7. That would be a dream phone!

24. kylebelle

Posts: 74; Member since: May 03, 2016

i was talking about g5 always on display. its to dim.


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

It would be preferable to use a secondary e-ink screen for always on as it needs no backlight and is bistable meaning it has 0% battery use as long as the image isn't updated.

8. middlehead

Posts: 464; Member since: May 12, 2014

Yeah, I voted secondary/ticker, but specifically I would want it to be e-ink.

12. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

Dude that is such an amazing idea,why the hell dont they make this happen

5. talon95

Posts: 1002; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

For a secondary I like the e-ink idea. Anything using battery might as well be an always on display since it provides so many possibilities. Note 7 is starting to make good use of it.

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I hope it's 5.5 inch and you add that .2 ticker display. Smaller = better

22. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

The V10 was made to compete with the Note. If you want a smaller phone look at other options. 5.7" is perfect.

9. Fona13A unregistered

I think I can do well with just a notification LED with color shift, but if I were to improve the LG's ticker on a V20 I'd want an E-Ink ticker that is edge-to-edge, if they could position the proximity sensor and front facing camera just above it.

10. shield

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG V20, Ticker and Alway On display :)

11. Shubham1221

Posts: 153; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

LED notification light is enough for me:)

13. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Just don't copy the G5 or you will kill your sales.

14. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

How about an option to disable/enable ticker/AOD

23. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

There you go. Very simple to add either, both or none option. Consider the question solved.

15. ECPirate37

Posts: 347; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I absolutely love my V10. And the 2nd screen is used at least 20 times a day, probably more. Until I got my Huawei Watch, I constantly used the top screen for pandora, and any other media. I still use it for my favorite apps, and to answer/decline calls when I'm doing something else. Whatever the V20 may be, I hope they either keep the 2nd screen the same, or improve it. I like the size, I like the functionality, I like everything about it.

28. TechSingularity

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Agreed on everything

16. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Actually I prefer the ticker screen. It makes multi tasking that much easier and it just looks downright stylish and better, plus its more useful for phone calls, notifications, news, media all while the phone is both ON or OFF. That said, it makes the screen taller. Anyway, I'm just happy that they went with the ticker screen. Always on display isn't really bad though, but just isn't as attractive as a Ticker Screen.. My 2 cents

17. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Having always on with my lumias...even low end models and my battery still lasting 18hrs+ I would prefer the always on. And if you have a motion setting like the lumia, ie it is not on unless you move the phone, it is even better.

18. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 928; Member since: May 07, 2014

The ticker screen is great but I don't like where it has been placed. It is a pain to reach the top. The ticker screen should be on the bottom... Always on display is also great but with an AMOLED panel.

25. medwar07

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I like that

26. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Well, i think the 2nd screen a la V10 os okay. Using my V10 with it really useful, it doesn't really drain my battery. Multitasking also well executed with it. Can't wait to see what V20 will offer.

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