11-14-2014 08:23 PM
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  1. ven07's Avatar
    Glance isn't going anywhere. Just because three new phones don't have it, doesn't mean glance is dying. Let's wait and look out for the next three phones (1330, 1530, 1030). My guess is that both the 1530 and 1030 will come with glance since they won't want to repeat the mistake they made with the 930 again. The 1330 might skip it since it would be cheaper than the 1320.
    I didn't say it was going anywhere I said it might be dead, but the public has voiced their opinion quite strongly so I don't think MS will ignore that, because it is a major selling point. In short im saying if it was going to be discontinued, MS will have a lot of angry users to deal with
    11-12-2014 03:31 PM
  2. Wam1q's Avatar
    Totally disagree, I love my 930 the screen is awesome far better than anything else and I look at that for hours a day but glance would be for a minute or 2 each day as I would only glance at it and nothing more.
    Glance is a more useful feature than what you describe and it's unavailability on the Lumia 930 is a serious disappointment.
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    11-12-2014 03:32 PM
  3. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Glance is a more useful feature than what you describe and it's unavailability on the Lumia 930 is a serious disappointment.
    Go on as I'm not convinced! What massive usefulness does it have other than something you spend 2 seconds looking at every so often?
    11-12-2014 03:37 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    Go on as I'm not convinced! What massive usefulness does it have other than something you spend 2 seconds looking at every so often?
    I have quite often said that a phone and it's features are only good if the user actually needs them and that is very true with Glance. Im a student and I have a part-time job at a hotel. When i'm in class or a mandatory meeting, I can simply turn glance (always on) and put the phone on vibrate. For that small period of time Glance keeps me updated without the need for me to physically touch the phone. So, yes it does have it's advantages
    11-12-2014 03:41 PM
  5. Wam1q's Avatar
    Go on as I'm not convinced! What massive usefulness does it have other than something you spend 2 seconds looking at every so often?
    During the night, it is a nice clock. And when I'm in the kitchen and my hands are dirty, I air-swipe over my phone to see if there's anything necessary. Really cool feature. ๐Ÿ˜Ž And the battery consumption is negligible, despite the convenience. During the day, I set it to always on and place my phone on the desk and I can see whether I have an important notification from 10' away!
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    11-12-2014 03:45 PM
  6. stickyshocker's Avatar
    During the night, it is a nice clock. And when I'm in the kitchen and my hands are dirty, I air-swipe over my phone to see if there's anything necessary. Really cool feature. ๐Ÿ˜Ž And the battery consumption is negligible, despite the convenience. During the day, I set it to always on and place my phone on the desk and I can see whether I have an important notification from 10' away!
    With out this sounding like a complete ***, you glance at it for a few seconds a day! If its useful to you sir then that's cool but I like the fact the 930 has an amazing screen on it something that makes writing this to you super joyful lol
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    11-12-2014 03:50 PM
  7. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    Totally disagree, I love my 930 the screen is awesome far better than anything else and I look at that for hours a day but glance would be for a minute or 2 each day as I would only glance at it and nothing more.
    I enabled it and it's very handy, shows the time and notifications w/o unlocking the phone. Also you can see the weather, it's quite buggy but still.
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    11-12-2014 03:51 PM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    With out this sounding like a complete ***, you glance at it for a few seconds a day! If its useful to you sir then that's cool but I like the fact the 930 has an amazing screen on it something that makes writing this to you super joyful lol
    Haha yes if the only issue here is that we only look at it for two seconds then you have won this argument, but we have given quite a few reasons why glance is so loved.

    And I absolutely agree with you about the screen of the 930! Gorgeous!
    11-12-2014 04:07 PM
  9. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Aaaaaand, we see more whining, this time related to Glance.
    Just for the record, it has been concluded a ton of times that lack of Glance on 930/Icon is a fail. Glance on low-end phones, what?
    Oh hi Pompous Prat. P.s, Glance was on all Lumias except for the 5XX pre 8.1.
    11-12-2014 04:20 PM
  10. BlackSheriff84's Avatar
    Who needs glance now I have the Microsoft Fitness Band
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    11-12-2014 04:53 PM
  11. Squachy's Avatar
    Glance is like wireless charging. It's cool, seems awesome but in the end it's not the be all end all feature that it was touted as. If you were going to check your phone anyways, you were going to push the power button or double Tap to wake. Glance just gets rid of that step. But you still have to touch your phone and press the power button to respond to anything anyways. Again nice to have but not a deal breaker imo.
    11-12-2014 05:09 PM
  12. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Not giving a value judgement here. Just saying that its virtually dead
    Glance is like wireless charging. It's cool, seems awesome but in the end it's not the be all end all feature that it was touted as. If you were going to check your phone anyways, you were going to push the power button or double Tap to wake. Glance just gets rid of that step. But you still have to touch your phone and press the power button to respond to anything anyways. Again nice to have but not a deal breaker imo.
    11-12-2014 05:22 PM
  13. ven07's Avatar
    Who needs glance now I have the Microsoft Fitness Band
    Lol who? Thos who don't have the band :P
    11-12-2014 05:33 PM
  14. greycounciller's Avatar
    Have to disagree here with the Glance naysayers.
    It's one of the best features to come over from Nokia and is more than it's name suggests.
    The lack of Glance screen is why I still haven't upgraded my trusty L920. The 830 Is a side-grade.
    Should the next Premium/ Upper end MS Handsets lack it, it will affect upgrade options as once you have it, it's hard to go back.
    11-12-2014 05:34 PM
  15. BlackSheriff84's Avatar
    Have to disagree here with the Glance naysayers.
    It's one of the best features to come over from Nokia and is more than it's name suggests.
    The lack of Glance screen is why I still haven't upgraded my trusty L920. The 830 Is a side-grade.
    Should the next Premium/ Upper end MS Handsets lack it, it will affect upgrade options as once you have it, it's hard to go back.

    Had it with my L920 and L1020 don't have it with my L930. Guess what.... I don't miss it. I thought I would but once it was gone it was soon forgotten.
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    11-12-2014 05:44 PM
  16. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Had it with my L920 and L1020 don't have it with my L930. Guess what.... I don't miss it. I thought I would but once it was gone it was soon forgotten.
    (also had 920 before, now 930)

    Although I do not actively miss glance I still really like it and I hope they will bring it back in the future so I can have glance once again on my next phone!
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    11-12-2014 05:48 PM
  17. RJ Priest's Avatar
    ATIV S user here, but I've tried Glance on my brother's 920. Glance isn't being fully utilized unless it is on AMOLED. In that case, the 1020 & 925 are the only true Glance Screen devices. Isn't glance on LCD a bad idea? Illuminating the entire display (even if on low brightness) just to show the time and simple notification icons. Not a good idea for battery life on a LCD display. With AMOLED, there is a risk of burn-in, but I believe that Glance moves the clock around in order to avoid that.

    Glance + AMOLED = they were made for each other.
    Glance + LCD = why bother?

    As long as all the new low-mid range 8.1 devices are LCD, I don't think that we are missing much without Glance.

    Despite any trouble between MS and Samsung, I hope that all future flagships will use Samsung AMOLED. Put an ATIV S next to a 920, and you'll never want LCD ever again (except for better sunlight readability, :p).
    11-12-2014 05:52 PM
  18. BlackSheriff84's Avatar
    It's been so long I can't remember what actually does glance offer and how does it benefit the user?
    11-12-2014 05:52 PM
  19. pankaj981's Avatar
    ATIV S user here, but I've tried Glance on my brother's 920. Glance isn't being fully utilized unless it is on AMOLED. In that case, the 1020 & 925 are the only true Glance Screen devices. Isn't glance on LCD a bad idea? Illuminating the entire display (even if on low brightness) just to show the time and simple notification icons. Not a good idea for battery life on a LCD display. With AMOLED, there is a risk of burn-in, but I believe that Glance moves the clock around in order to avoid that.

    Glance + AMOLED = they were made for each other.
    Glance + LCD = why bother?

    As long as all the new low-mid range 8.1 devices are LCD, I don't think that we are missing much without Glance.

    Despite any trouble between MS and Samsung, I hope that all future flagships will use Samsung AMOLED. Put an ATIV S next to a 920, and you'll never want LCD ever again (except for better sunlight readability, :p).
    Yes Glance on the 920 does light up the entire screen but I haven't found any difference in battery life on my 920 and 925 when glance is always ON. And yes, Glance is useful once you get used to it
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    11-12-2014 06:03 PM
  20. BlackSheriff84's Avatar
    Yes Glance on the 920 does light up the entire screen but I haven't found any difference in battery life on my 920 and 925 when glance is always ON. And yes, Glance is useful once you get used to it

    How is it useful ain't it just basically your lock screen
    11-12-2014 06:06 PM
  21. pankaj981's Avatar
    How is it useful ain't it just basically your lock screen
    Yes but it has already been discussed before, I don't have to touch my phone till I see a notification of my lock screen apps on Glance. It's more of a novelty (for some..or most) that I'm absolutely used to now, similar to wireless charging. Plus it gives me options to customize it using wallpapers and the Weather app (i don't use it)
    11-12-2014 06:23 PM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Green 1520 user here and the first thing I disabled is Glance. I realize it's a good feature to have for some, but to me it's not very well done feature-wise. I've read some posts where it's useful at night to see the time and I gotta wonder if the phone "sleeps" standing up to be able to see that clock. I'm assuming most people lay it down flat on a night stand so if you wanted to see the time, you gotta pick it up. Tap-to-wake is another story. I got spoiled by my G2 and G3 and consider it a very useful feature. Now if only it could be made to double tap-to-sleep like the LGs.
    11-12-2014 09:28 PM
  23. KhawarNadeem's Avatar
    Glance can work on LCD.
    I'm pretty sure these newer display panels have adaptive contrast in there.
    Like if you're viewing something that's predominantly black, the backlight dims enough to show more contrast. A subtle effect like some televisions use, I believe. It has a user-enable option on Samsung phones, if I remember correctly. Can be used to save a lot of juice.

    For the price tag of the 830, no matter how good the design, the lack of an AMOLED is puzzling to me. Motorola used a 720p RGB-stripe AMOLED on their last gen Moto X, so how expensive could they really be a year later? 830 costs $450 where I live, and I find it to be the only Lumia that doesn't justify its cost. The 730 is about $200 cheaper.

    If old Nokia can put Glance on a sub-$200 phone, new Nokia could too. I'm willing to bet this was Microsoft's decision. Yes, yes, I know, someone will now point out that Nokia was the one who made the phone and it was designed before Microsoft had a say in the matter. I don't think so. It's not hard to modify small design requirements like ordering the panels without display memory, or omitting the hole where the camera button could have been, when the time comes for mass production.

    Those were small changes, they required no change to the chipset and likely very minor modification in the firmware. But they did save money. That's what counts for them, I suppose.
    11-12-2014 10:12 PM
  24. James8561's Avatar
    ^I would sacrifice a slightly better screen for a better SOC any day.
    Then again I'm a IPS fan. I don't like the overblown AMOLED color and the worse pixel density. The 830 already has subpart pixel density, we don't need AMOLED to make it blurrier.
    11-12-2014 11:02 PM
  25. Mattman86's Avatar
    My 1520 and my wife's 1020 both came with 8.1 and Cyan. They both have Glance.

    I find it hard to believe that it is dying since there was an update to it not long ago, Microsoft has developed apps that interact with it, Microsoft has developed an add-on app for it, and there is another update coming to it with Denim.
    11-13-2014 12:15 AM
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