View Poll Results: Do you prefer Dark or Light theme?

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  • Dark

    84 84.00%
  • Light

    16 16.00%
06-01-2012 11:49 PM
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  1. kiddori's Avatar
    Do you prefer the dark or the light theme in WP?
    05-04-2012 06:05 PM
  2. Idelgado782's Avatar
    I use the dark because it uses less battery. I like the light but the length of battery is way more important. I have dark with red accents.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    05-04-2012 07:15 PM
  3. btbam91's Avatar
    Usually have dark with red accent, but switched over to green for a little bit.
    05-04-2012 07:16 PM
  4. kiddori's Avatar
    I forgot to say why I like the dark. Because I often use my phone in dark rooms and it is gentler on my eyes. I love the WP dark theme. :-) ....and I use the Nokia Blue accent.

    One thing I think is cool with WP, is that some apps (do all?) change with the theme. I've made my app to have both a dark and light them and changes appropriately.
    05-04-2012 07:17 PM
  5. selfcreation's Avatar
    had red from day one , and still kicking.
    05-04-2012 08:12 PM
  6. cluberti's Avatar
    Dark with Mango, Red, Green, or Blue depending on my mood that week. I too prefer dark over light due to ease of reading in low-light situations, but sometimes I just like to switch it up with Mango or Blue. Against the black on an AMOLED screen, the Mango is really kinda cool IMHO.
    05-04-2012 08:32 PM
  7. AngryNil's Avatar
    In terms of visual appeal, white is a million times nicer (and I should say, more approachable) than black. However, the front faces of our devices are black, and white drains more battery on AMOLED screens.

    If I had a phone with a completely white front face and LCD screen, I'd definitely go white.
    05-04-2012 08:52 PM
  8. cluberti's Avatar
    I like white, but it's easier (for me) to read white text against a colored background rather than the opposite. My eyes are crap though, so I suppose that's not too unexpected.
    05-04-2012 08:58 PM
  9. poxme's Avatar
    I'm using HTC radar its slcd so white it is. Coupled with stormtrooper wallpaper is way to go...

    Sent from my Radar C110e using Board Express
    05-04-2012 09:34 PM
  10. AngryNil's Avatar
    I'm using HTC radar its slcd so white it is. Coupled with stormtrooper wallpaper is way to go...

    Sent from my Radar C110e using Board Express
    Do you get a small black border around your screen? Or is it actually seamless between the screen edge and the white front?
    05-04-2012 10:10 PM
  11. poxme's Avatar
    Yes I do, its pretty normal even with lumia phones. So does with white iphones

    Sent from my Radar C110e using Board Express
    05-04-2012 11:37 PM
  12. cedarlog's Avatar
    if my phone white then light theme
    black phone or cyan then black theme
    05-04-2012 11:48 PM
  13. thed's Avatar
    Even though my phone is black I still love the light theme. I really think it looks nicer and there's no battery concern for LCD screens. Light theme with teal or mango looks great.

    Sent from my HTC Trophy using Board Express
    05-05-2012 12:42 AM
  14. cckgz4's Avatar
    Lately it has been the light theme
    05-05-2012 04:11 AM
  15. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Dark + Mango or Dark + Blue on AMOLED
    Dark + Red or Light + Teal on sLCD
    05-05-2012 04:55 AM
  16. Big Bang Radar's Avatar
    I use dark w/ magenta
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    05-05-2012 06:13 AM
  17. sentimentGX4's Avatar
    White hurts my eyes, so I don't use it.
    05-05-2012 11:10 AM
  18. boss.king's Avatar
    Depends. If I'm outside a lot, then light, but usually dark. I find it easier to read in the dark. I've tried most accents too but keep coming back to teal and blue.
    05-05-2012 10:22 PM
  19. anotherhawkeye's Avatar
    Changing the color scheme is fun, so I change every few days like changing wallpaper. Actually it's my 4 year olds favorite activity.

    Wish there is a way to change the background from light to dark based on the time of the day automatically. I like white background, but it hurts eye in dark rooms.
    05-06-2012 12:49 AM
  20. kiddori's Avatar
    White hurts my eyes, so I don't use it.
    Agree.
    05-06-2012 01:26 AM
  21. Daakkon's Avatar
    I use green. The hd7 looks least akward when scrolling/reading things in apps like fuse, etc..
    05-06-2012 02:08 AM
  22. CamiKitti's Avatar
    I only use dark because I have dust under my screen which is more visible in the light theme. No screen protector here.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    05-06-2012 02:23 AM
  23. kenzibit's Avatar
    Dark uses less battery and it's gentle on the eyes....so using a dark team. :)
    05-06-2012 03:49 PM
  24. ramrac's Avatar
    On an AMOLED screen, dark makes sense. On a non-AMOLED screen, dark doesn't use any less battery, and light looks great. :)
    05-07-2012 12:29 AM
  25. AngryNil's Avatar
    Yes I do, its pretty normal even with lumia phones. So does with white iphones
    Yep, I know. One of the advantages of black is you get this illusion of the screen being a part of the front face of the device, which doesn't exist with the white theme when you get a black border around it. I wish someone would create a seamless white device.
    05-07-2012 02:31 AM
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