Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 17 of 17
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By dknyov
  1. fredolay69's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    33 Posts
       #1  
    So i saw the video of the double tap to wake up feature. Very nice. My concern however is that clock that stays on after you lock the screen. Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't this add extra strain on the battery to constantly be displaying a clock like that?
    Phone: Lumia 920
    Network: AT&T

    "I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."
  2. Giddora's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    166 Posts
    #2  
    Quote Originally Posted by fredolay69 View Post
    So i saw the video of the double tap to wake up feature. Very nice. My concern however is that clock that stays on after you lock the screen. Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't this add extra strain on the battery to constantly be displaying a clock like that?
    It has to do with what screen-tech is being used. AMOLED-displays don't drain much battery when they are displaying just black and with a low refreshrate (Wouldn't have to update the screen more often than once per minute or when there's a notification). LCD's are a different story though... They basically Always drain the same amount of Power regardless of what you do with it (if it is turned on of course).

    My guess is that the "Clock on Lock"-screen will be an AMOLED-only feature.

    The rumors are saying the next flagship by Nokia will use a different screen-tech (Probably an OLED-screen).


    Current Phone: Nokia Lumia 920 Yellow (YAY!!)
    Future Phone:
    Previous Phones: Lumia 800, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, HTC Hero, Iphone 3GS
    Carrier: 3 Sweden
  3. hamzie11's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    232 Posts
    Global Posts
    244 Global Posts
    #3  
    Can you have the double tap option on but not the clock option
  4. Muessig's Avatar


    Posts
    3,989 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,036 Global Posts
    PIN
    Private Message
    #4  
    Refer back to the original article and it is made clear this is an optional setting.
  5. Curtieson's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,321 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,330 Global Posts
    #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by hamzie11 View Post
    Can you have the double tap option on but not the clock option
    Any answer to that is purely a guess by any of us.

    I'll put one guess in for "you will be able to have one or the other or both"
  6. Curtieson's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,321 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,330 Global Posts
    #6  
    Quote Originally Posted by Giddora View Post
    It has to do with what screen-tech is being used. AMOLED-displays don't drain much battery when they are displaying just black and with a low refreshrate (Wouldn't have to update the screen more often than once per minute or when there's a notification). LCD's are a different story though... They basically Always drain the same amount of Power regardless of what you do with it (if it is turned on of course).

    My guess is that the "Clock on Lock"-screen will be an AMOLED-only feature.
    Exclusive first look at Nokia

    the whole article is about the feature coming to a Lumia 920...which has an LCD...Nokia Lumia 920 - Full phone specifications

    So, I really didn't get your statements as to how it would affect everything. You are saying it WILL kill the Lumia 920 battery...?


    I kind of have a feeling it will require the screen to always be on/black...like when you let your phone go to 0% and plug it in, you get the Red Battery screen but your phone is still ALWAYS on, the Red Battery just hides a bit. It is easy to tell if you are charging your phone is a completely dark room.
  7. Giddora's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    166 Posts
    #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by Curtieson View Post
    Exclusive first look at Nokia

    the whole article is about the feature coming to a Lumia 920...which has an LCD...Nokia Lumia 920 - Full phone specifications

    So, I really didn't get your statements as to how it would affect everything. You are saying it WILL kill the Lumia 920 battery...?


    I kind of have a feeling it will require the screen to always be on/black...like when you let your phone go to 0% and plug it in, you get the Red Battery screen but your phone is still ALWAYS on, the Red Battery just hides a bit. It is easy to tell if you are charging your phone is a completely dark room.
    I have a feeling it has to do with Nokia wanting to give a sneak-peak of PR 2.0 on a well-known and widespread device (the 920). They can't very well demo it on the 928 which according to rumor has some kind of OLED-display.


    Current Phone: Nokia Lumia 920 Yellow (YAY!!)
    Future Phone:
    Previous Phones: Lumia 800, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, HTC Hero, Iphone 3GS
    Carrier: 3 Sweden
  8. nikhilr51's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    335 Posts
    Global Posts
    338 Global Posts
    #8  
    Quote Originally Posted by Giddora View Post
    I have a feeling it has to do with Nokia wanting to give a sneak-peak of PR 2.0=
    The video was made by nokia and then leaked or something. Or was it given to wpcentral or something?
    What was the source of this video:!?
  9. Geddeeee's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    608 Posts
    #9  
    A clock on screen all the time will not 'kill' your battery. I'm sure after a while the screen will dim, so battery usage will be minimal.

    There seems to be a preoccupation on WP Central about battery life. I'm getting close to 2 days with nearly constant use on my 920. More often than not, it is a 'rogue' or badly written app which causes the problems. Also, get rid of those silly battery monitoring apps. They drain battery like no tomorrow.
    Ironic really!!!!
  10. kevin2577's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    235 Posts
    #10  
    I would expect that battery life would take a hit, especially with the LCD nature of the Lumia 920's screen, but before releasing the feature to phones Nokia will have done all they can to minimize the impact, and let users decide if it is worth it. In the same way that Sunlight Readability mode can decrease battery life, and users can enable/disable it as they see fit.
  11. dknyov's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    3 Posts
    Global Posts
    2 Global Posts
    #11  
    Quote Originally Posted by Muessig View Post
    Refer back to the original article and it is made clear this is an optional setting.
    My N9 have options: turn ON or OFF The Clock on the Lockscreen, so I think the 920 will have, too
    Muessig likes this.
  12. Curtieson's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,321 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,330 Global Posts
    #12  
    Quote Originally Posted by Geddeeee View Post
    Also, get rid of those silly battery monitoring apps. They drain battery like no tomorrow.
    Ironic really!!!!
    How so do you think? They take a reading every 30 mins of your battery %. Can't see how that drains it all that much.
  13. Necroscope's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    92 Posts
    #13  
    Quote Originally Posted by Geddeeee View Post
    There seems to be a preoccupation on WP Central about battery life. I'm getting close to 2 days with nearly constant use on my 920.
    Well, bully for you. My battery is, generally, pretty good. Sometimes, it is excellent. Often, though, the phone goes into egg poaching mode and zaps the battery. Last week, within an hour of taking it off the charger (in the morning, so it was charging all night) I got a critical battery warning. This morning, the alarm went off, I hit snooze and knocked the phone off the charger. 9 minutes later the alarm went off again and the battery was down to 75%. Inconsistant battery.
  14. Randy Wall's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    3 Posts
    #14  
    Hey guys the clock on the lock screen is in a different setting all together its in the last setting called glance wow all you 920s out there couldn't just say that lmao and the double tap is in the touch settings jeeeez people
    love my 920
    use my 900 as a back up alarm clock


    and my HTC surround as a dust collector hahaha good phone tho my 1st windows phone and I'll never switch back
    PS have owned every other OS from ijunk to BB and I've toured the galaxy as an Android windows will come too #1 I've tried them all
  15. Curtieson's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,321 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,330 Global Posts
    #15  
    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Wall View Post
    Hey guys the clock on the lock screen is in a different setting all together its in the last setting called glance wow all you 920s out there couldn't just say that lmao and the double tap is in the touch settings jeeeez people
    love my 920
    use my 900 as a back up alarm clock
    ahahahah, Dude, the thread is from April...this was a conversation from 6 months ago when it was all theory. No one knew the settings at the time but I guess thanks for bumping because I give myself a 10 of 10 on the rum-o-meter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Curtieson View Post
    Any answer to that is purely a guess by any of us.

    I'll put one guess in for "you will be able to have one or the other or both"
  16. apalm8's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    53 Posts
    Global Posts
    265 Global Posts
    #16  
    Quote Originally Posted by hamzie11 View Post
    Can you have the double tap option on but not the clock option
    Wondering the same myself.
  17. Curtieson's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,321 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,330 Global Posts
    #17  
    Quote Originally Posted by apalm8 View Post
    Wondering the same myself.
    Yes, they are two different settings.

Similar Threads

  1. Double tap to wake on 8X. Please HTC?
    By YCSMD in forum HTC 8X
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 10-23-2013, 05:49 PM
  2. Double tap to wake up in 1314?
    By parez81 in forum Nokia Lumia 920
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-11-2013, 04:25 PM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-26-2013, 11:53 AM
  4. Battery issues with Microcell
    By pderosa in forum Nokia Lumia 900
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-08-2012, 10:21 AM
  5. Battery issue with Arrive running Mango??
    By AlexanderMatthews in forum HTC Arrive / 7 Pro
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-05-2012, 03:04 PM

Posting Permissions