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View Poll Results: Glance... Yes, No, I Don't Care?

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  • I have got to have my Glance and can not live without it.

    39 68.42%
  • I can't stand Glance I wish you people would stop talking about it.

    1 1.75%
  • I don't even know why I'm voting in a Glance poll, I don't care either way.

    17 29.82%
05-09-2015 04:39 PM
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  1. WP8_Lover's Avatar
    I don't have Glance. My friend has it on his 720 and always shows it off to me -.- The feature was not available or I didn't know about it when I bought my 625. If it had been available, yes, it would have affected my buying decision. Too bad for me, lol.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-07-2015 04:10 AM
  2. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I loved Glance on my 822, but it takes way to long to show up on my 830.

    By the time Glance lights up on my phone, I could have pulled out the phone, turned it on, checked the time and placed it back in my picked
    Pocket.
    When I first got the lumia 830 it was actually pretty quick. It seems after Denim it sometimes doesn't even recognize. I used to be able to just move my hand across the screen and it would show up. Now sometimes it doesn't even turn on. So I just enabled double tap to unlock and double tap the screen.
    05-07-2015 08:15 AM
  3. Pavstar619's Avatar
    Poll #4 - All former Android Users(Like Myself) ENVY Glance so they don't need to open their phones everytime to check the clock or other stuffs
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-07-2015 08:24 AM
  4. SteveNoza's Avatar
    Agree with the only on amoled screens part. Glance on a lcd is pretty pathetic. As for notification leds their time has come and gone.
    I'm not familiar with Glance, but don't you need to interact with the phone to know you have a message or call? A BlackBerry type LED lets you know you have the above without touching the phone.
    Last edited by SteveNoza; 05-07-2015 at 08:52 AM.
    05-07-2015 08:33 AM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I'm not familiar with Glance, but don't you need to interact with the phone to know you have a message or call? A BlackBerry type LED lets you know you have the above without touching the phone.
    The problem I have with LED is it takes a lot of training to learn and use the information a blinking LED can convey. I had LED notification and even after repetitive use I could not always decipher what shade was being offered. I knew I had a notification, but not about what so I would have to open the phone anyway just to get clarification. Pointless.

    With Glance your Lock Screen notifications can get forwarded... So whatever you set for Detailed Notification forwards; In my case I use Calendar and I always get a clear text written out of my next appointment on Glance. Also your Quick Notifications get forwarded which is up to 5 items that show as icons with a count next to them if they exceed 1. So in my case I see icons on Glance for Phone/Messaging/Primary Email/Secondary Email/Battery with %. Both emails are at different accounts so the icons are rendered differently. Once upon a time I had 2 emails at the same service and I simply separated them widely in the order and could tell them apart simply by position on the screen. I also get the Time, the Day of the Week, the Date of the Month (including month name), an Alarm icon if there is a pending alarm set and the Charging icon when the phone is connected to a charger/USB/Qi.

    All of this is clearly labeled and readily identifiable just by looking at the screen while it sleeps. I know if I had a Phone call vs a Text, or which Email has a message - even if I missed the alert tone. No guessing. Just straight and clear information. And what you have for Detailed or quick is obviously selectable from your Lock Screen settings and therefore your Glance can be customized with the presented options.
    aximtreo and Kram Sacul like this.
    05-07-2015 09:28 AM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Only on amoled displays. If i had a notification led, i wouldnt use glance.
    Agree with the only on amoled screens part. Glance on a lcd is pretty pathetic. As for notification leds their time has come and gone.
    I've been puzzling over this. I have no idea why this comes up. Could you guys clarify why only on AMOLED?

    I've used Glance on AMOLED and LCD. It's never caused me an issue either way and I like it each of type of screen...

    Is it just that bit of background glow on lighting the whole display? Never bothers me.
    05-07-2015 09:35 AM
  7. Blackadder_100's Avatar
    Is it just that bit of background glow on lighting the whole display? Never bothers me.
    Me neither...
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-07-2015 09:40 AM
  8. nohra's Avatar
    So option 3? I don't care either way... :)
    Ah, I had thought option 3 was for people who don't hate it, but don't use it nonetheless. I went with option 1 because given the choice between having it and not having it, I would prefer to have it. But I would not go so far as to say I "must have it".
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-07-2015 10:14 AM
  9. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Not that I can't live without it, but it has been very convenient at times.
    bijak_riyandi likes this.
    05-07-2015 10:44 AM
  10. JoseAriasArroyo's Avatar
    Would the screen burn in Lumia 830 if Glance is always on?
    05-07-2015 10:48 AM
  11. bijak_riyandi's Avatar
    A few days with the 930 and one thing I miss the most from the 1020 is glance...
    Sure I can always press that lock button or double tap that screen, but to know what time it is just by taking out your phone off the pocket or waving your hand over the phone was damn useful...
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-07-2015 10:49 AM
  12. JohnStrk's Avatar
    Voted for Glance! I got to have it. My 920 had it and now my 830 has it, and whatever new flagship I go with better have it. Glance combined with double tap to wake are great WP features and I hope they keep them going forward.

    Speaking of Glance how does LG get away with calling this Glance?
    How to use 'Glance' on the LG G Flex 2
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-07-2015 11:15 AM
  13. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    I think you can make registry edits to make the sensor's response time faster.
    How, as is how do you make registry edits ?
    RumoredNow and JohnStrk like this.
    05-07-2015 12:45 PM
  14. P1ng0fDeath's Avatar
    Would the screen burn in Lumia 830 if Glance is always on?
    no. The clock and info move up and down the screen exactly for this reason. L830 also has LCD screen, which is much harder to acquire burn in
    RumoredNow and Vorkosigan like this.
    05-07-2015 01:13 PM
  15. Sagar Limaye's Avatar
    Who the hell can say no to glance? It's one of the best features in Lumia. MS should never make a phone without it.
    05-07-2015 01:17 PM
  16. P1ng0fDeath's Avatar
    Speaking of Glance how does LG get away with calling this Glance?
    How to use 'Glance' on the LG G Flex 2
    well, it seems that Motorola isn't the only one copying Glance. One more reason to Microsoft promote and improve it more.

    btw, i don't understand why they almost completely forgot Glance on the x30 series... only one phone (830) had this feature, compared to 10 or so x20 series phones. It seems this is getting better on the x40 series though.
    JohnStrk likes this.
    05-07-2015 01:18 PM
  17. Sagar Limaye's Avatar
    well, it seems that Motorola isn't the first one copying Glance. One more reason to Microsoft promote and improve it more.

    btw, i don't understand why they almost completely forgot Glance on the x30 series... only one phone (830) had this feature, compared to 10 or so x20 series phones. It seems this is getting better on the x40 series though.
    Lol, gotta love MS and Nokia's marketing. LG stole the name from right under their noses
    P1ng0fDeath likes this.
    05-07-2015 01:20 PM
  18. travis_valkyrie's Avatar
    I prefer to have glance than LED, but if glance isn't available doesn't mean I can't live without it. The case with LED's is that you have to wait a few milliseconds or so to wait for a blink, while with glance you only glance at the screen and that's it. But either or will do for notifications.
    05-07-2015 01:22 PM
  19. JohnStrk's Avatar
    Lol, gotta love MS and Nokia's marketing. LG stole the name from right under their noses
    They call it Glance View I think. I saw an AT&T tutorial video somewhere yesterday on how to use Glance View on the Flex 2.

    And didn't samsung copy the WP Glance display? Not sure what they call it but in one of their next big thing is here commercials for the S6 they show the S6 display with the time and date and it looks exactly the same font and size as Glance on my Lumia.
    05-07-2015 01:25 PM
  20. Sagar Limaye's Avatar
    They call it Glance View I think. I saw an AT&T tutorial video somewhere yesterday on how to use Glance View on the Flex 2.

    And didn't samsung copy the WP Glance display? Not sure what they call it but in one of their next big thing is here commercials for the S6 they show the S6 display with the time and date and it looks exactly the same font and size as Glance on my Lumia.
    Haha 😆, let's applaud LG and Samsung for their "innovation".
    05-07-2015 01:36 PM
  21. Wam1q's Avatar
    Making registry edits is really simple... All you need is a phone with an SD Card (which the 830 has already). No unlocking required. Some parts of the registry are un-editable but a fair amount of personalisation is possible (custom accents, 5 action centre toggles, messing with sensors, enable 3G lock, etc.)
    05-07-2015 02:16 PM
  22. P1ng0fDeath's Avatar
    And didn't samsung copy the WP Glance display? Not sure what they call it but in one of their next big thing is here commercials for the S6 they show the S6 display with the time and date and it looks exactly the same font and size as Glance on my Lumia.
    copying is Samsung's greatest specialty i might be wrong but i think they also were the first to copy the L730 and make their own "selfie phone", with a 5mp front camera as well...

    and about this, i believe that pretty much all OEMs out there started to invest on better cameras on smartphones after the Lumias. I think users began to see Nokia phones' cameras as a differential (they still are) and said OEMs noticed it.

    that's why Microsoft needs to step up their marketing: competition WILL copy. Glance is just an example of this...
    05-07-2015 02:24 PM
  23. JohnStrk's Avatar
    When I first got the lumia 830 it was actually pretty quick. It seems after Denim it sometimes doesn't even recognize. I used to be able to just move my hand across the screen and it would show up. Now sometimes it doesn't even turn on. So I just enabled double tap to unlock and double tap the screen.
    I also have this Glance lag issue on my new 830. It's a little sluggish compared to my 920. And sometimes I get a notification but the display does not wake up. But I do not have the full Denim update yet. I was hoping that the Denim update hopefully combined with GDR2, if that's what's taking my damn carrier (AT&T) so long to get the update out, would improve this issue. If not then I guess it's just the weaker display specs on the 830 compared to the 2 years older 920 or a hardware issue. Damn Nokia/MS always have to go backwards in specs or take something good away in almost every release!
    05-07-2015 03:25 PM
  24. JRF_1986's Avatar
    While I won't die if my phone doesn't have Glance, it is a nice feature and I've grown to use it a lot more lately.
    05-07-2015 06:20 PM
  25. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    I've been puzzling over this. I have no idea why this comes up. Could you guys clarify why only on AMOLED?
    It's because AMOLED screens can display pitch black backgrounds really well by turning off the pixels which aren't used. This is great for glance since the text can be bright and the background still dark. On a non-AMOLED screen this isn't possible so it looks really dim and washed out in comparison. The difference between glance on my 820 and 920 is huge.
    P1ng0fDeath and RumoredNow like this.
    05-07-2015 07:48 PM
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