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  1. scgf's Avatar
    Strange what is a deal breaker for one person and not for another. I tried glance on my 920 and 1020 and thought 'meh' and disabled it. For me all it saves is one button press to get to the lock screen. Found it pretty pointless, and annoying at night, even with night mode enabled.
    DJCBS likes this.
    06-19-2014 10:25 AM
  2. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Once you get used to it it's hard do be without it. I have Samsung Galaxy S5 on test and many times I have done things like:
    Lets check the clock, oh yeah it's not my Nokia, I have to unlock it. And what I did ? I try ed duble tap to wake, and again nothing happened :D .

    Poslano z mojega Samsunga Galaxy S5
    06-19-2014 10:39 AM
  3. Coreldan's Avatar
    I never enabled Glance on my 920 cos I felt it would be a bad idea cos of the screen tech (on an amoled screen it would be different) and thus to battery life. So the lack of it doesnt bother me at all really. Sure it would've been nice now that the screen is amoled, but I never got used to it on WP, although I did miss it for a long time after upgrading for the 920.

    At least double tap to wake is still there, that's something I'd really miss not having.
    06-19-2014 10:47 AM
  4. DJCBS's Avatar
    Strange what is a deal breaker for one person and not for another. I tried glance on my 920 and 1020 and thought 'meh' and disabled it. For me all it saves is one button press to get to the lock screen. Found it pretty pointless, and annoying at night, even with night mode enabled.
    Exactly the same experience for me. Except I use the double-tap to wake. If all I need to see the lock-screen is a quick double-tap on the screen, I have no use for a Glance screen, really. The same movement I need to hover my hand over the screen can be used to double-tap.
    06-19-2014 07:36 PM
  5. independentvolume's Avatar
    All of you guys claiming that the 930 will be old tech when it's released have no clue. My better half just got the icon last week and I'm jealous as hell. I have the s5 right now and when you compare the two side by side the icon holds its own easily. The phone is blazing fast and IMO the snapdragon in there is already overkill. The screen is beautiful and vibrant as well. The ONLY thing my s5 has over the icon is the IR blaster, which is a godsend when your in my situation with twin 2yr olds hiding the remotes all the time. lol
    thatuxguy likes this.
    06-25-2014 10:58 AM
  6. DJCBS's Avatar
    All of you guys claiming that the 930 will be old tech when it's released have no clue. My better half just got the icon last week and I'm jealous as hell. I have the s5 right now and when you compare the two side by side the icon holds its own easily. The phone is blazing fast and IMO the snapdragon in there is already overkill. The screen is beautiful and vibrant as well. The ONLY thing my s5 has over the icon is the IR blaster, which is a godsend when your in my situation with twin 2yr olds hiding the remotes all the time. lol
    Your S5 also has an SD801, removable battery (some people seem to find this important), it's water and dust resistant, shoots 4K video and most important of all: has a bloody microSD card slot. Unfortunately it's also Samsung but if you like it, great.
    Yet none of that is present in the 930. Yet all the new Android phones (which ARE the competition, like it or not) sport the SD801 and a microSD slot. Those 2 things are common to ALL 2014 flagships. Except the 930.

    When we say the 930 is outdated, it is when compared to the competition. The 930 is on the level of last years Sony Z1 and LG G2. Which is why the fairest price for it I've seen so far is the 499€ one with a free charger which puts it in reality with the price tag of 450€.
    06-25-2014 09:36 PM
  7. SpareBot's Avatar
    I agree to the pricetag, but considering what you pay for last years android flagships at the monent I am having a heard time imagining me paying 400 + for a 930.

    I would have preordered for 499 at launch but come July, we will see how the market regulates itself.
    DJCBS likes this.
    06-26-2014 01:17 AM
  8. KPAkiller's Avatar
    Microsd is not common to all flagships. iphone hasnt ever had a microsd. Will number 6? Doubtful.

    Im hoping these otg storage capabilities become universal though. Just swapping out usb drives with a little cable attached to the micro usb port.

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    06-26-2014 03:24 AM
  9. Sebbak's Avatar
    Yes, planning on getting it. In orange (not everyone's cup of tea, but I love me some orange) and on contract. Sadly can't afford to dump 450+ on a phone in one go!!

    I'm kinda glad I'm going from Android to Windows as a lot of the familiar complaints won't really affect me, my current phone has no removeable battery or SD card either so that stays the same, and I've never experienced Glance so I won't miss it!

    As for comparisons with the S5 for example, yes it can shoot in 4k, but unless you have a 4k display to view it on; does it really matter?

    I'm pretty excited at being able to record in Dolby Digital though, seems to me more people will be bale to take advantage of that than 4k media. Unless I'm the only peon on here that doesn't have a 4k tv?
    06-26-2014 10:02 AM
  10. DJCBS's Avatar
    I agree to the pricetag, but considering what you pay for last years android flagships at the monent I am having a heard time imagining me paying 400 + € for a 930.

    I would have preordered for 499 € at launch but come July, we will see how the market regulates itself.
    I totally agree with you.
    I must underline that I'm getting it out of sentimental reasons: it's Nokia's last phone for the time being.
    There's absolutely nothing logical in my decision to accept to give 450€ for the phone in July. And honestly I don't recommend anyone to pay that for it.

    Microsd is not common to all flagships. iphone hasnt ever had a microsd. Will number 6? Doubtful.
    The iPhone is ONE phone. And the iPhone is completely different. The hardware of the 5S is inferior to the Android flagships of last year (and the 6 will certainly be inferior to the Android flagships coming out for Christmas. I would add "and WP" but I'm not sure about that at all.)
    But the iPhone is build around a walled garden. It's neither an example to follow nor the true competition for Windows Phone.

    As for comparisons with the S5 for example, yes it can shoot in 4k, but unless you have a 4k display to view it on; does it really matter?
    2 things that favour 4K shooting, both pointed out by Sony (and they're right): even if you don't have a 4K TV, you'll: 1 be future proofing your videos; 2 a 1080p video compressed from a 4K shooter is better than a natively recorded 1080p video.
    06-26-2014 07:11 PM
  11. Squachy's Avatar
    All of you guys claiming that the 930 will be old tech when it's released have no clue. My better half just got the icon last week and I'm jealous as hell. I have the s5 right now and when you compare the two side by side the icon holds its own easily. The phone is blazing fast and IMO the snapdragon in there is already overkill. The screen is beautiful and vibrant as well. The ONLY thing my s5 has over the icon is the IR blaster, which is a godsend when your in my situation with twin 2yr olds hiding the remotes all the time. lol
    The whole phone tech world is overkill now.
    If I was to get an android phone now i'd still probably be going for the Nexus 5 over the S5, HTC One M8 or the LG G3.
    Pure Android > manufacturer bloated and skinned android IMO.
    Guess what, its still a SD800 equipped device with no SD card slot. Might be the last Nexus branded phone if rumors are true.

    930 vs everyone else:
    the only real sticking point is the SD card slot.
    -The SD801 vs SD800 could also be one, depending on how much stock you base on the numbers itself. They're more or less the same, one is just faster. Whether or not you can actually tell the difference is a different story.
    -Dust/Water resistance is gimmicky and not deal breakers. (I think only the Sony is the real dust/water resistant one)
    -Removable battery has become a moot argument now that portable USB chargers/battery packs exist.
    -The screen is still competitive (5" 1080p, same as everyone else, maybe just a touch smaller)
    -The amount of RAM is still the same (2gb)
    -Camera is still around the same ballpark (S5 16mpx I think, Sony 20.7mpx, HTC 4mpx, 930 20mpx, iPhone 5s 8 or 12mpx I think)

    We're reaching the saturation point faster than PC's did.....
    06-26-2014 11:55 PM
  12. maverick786us's Avatar
    I think the way, Nokia is delaying, people will loose interest and this flagship device might turn out to be a BIG failure. I've been waiting for this device since its announcement. First they delay it to July. If 930 doesn't in stores before the mid of July. I will cancel my pre-order.
    06-27-2014 01:32 AM
  13. Br1an_g's Avatar
    first post but not a windows newbie :)
    I am deffinitely getting this phone (whenever its released), its the first WP that ticks all the boxes for me having previously had old windows mobile, but most recently android.
    will fit with my eco system well as i have surface, XB1, and windows laptop in the house.
    just a waiting game now i suppose.
    06-27-2014 05:45 AM
  14. SpareBot's Avatar
    "will"?
    06-27-2014 05:48 AM
  15. th0mas96's Avatar
    Specs aren't that important.. On android, it's really the only thing that matters, on Windows Phone it's a bit better.. iPhones are in another league, they compute completely different, the GPU does a lot more than just graphics, its ARMv8 architecture is way more powerful and the 64 bit technology isn't bad, either - but the 801 is a really small improvement over the 800, and I don't think the 805 is /that/ much better, felt advantages are only in supported resolutions and LTE cat 6 (who ever is able to use this ^^).
    06-27-2014 06:58 AM
  16. DJCBS's Avatar
    -Dust/Water resistance is gimmicky and not deal breakers. (I think only the Sony is the real dust/water resistant one)
    Sony is the only one that has certified water PROOF flagship smartphones. The Galaxy S5 is only certified as water resistant.
    06-27-2014 10:27 AM
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