08-07-2014 02:22 PM
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  1. nexialbinding's Avatar
    Every iPhone has a notification led...
    Literally no iPhone has ever had a notification LED.
    07-27-2014 08:01 PM
  2. Squachy's Avatar
    No but every high end Android or ios device has a notification led and/or a glance screen feature.
    Which ones have a glance like feature?
    I know some has an notification light of some kind, but I don't think all of them have.....
    07-27-2014 09:58 PM
  3. nexialbinding's Avatar
    Which ones have a glance like feature?
    I know some has an notification light of some kind, but I don't think all of them have.....
    Just so we're all clear now:
    Few Android devices come with a feature like glance by default (notable mentions include the Moto X), but all Androids can run that same feature with a third-party app or ROM. Most Androids also have a notification LED.
    iPhones have neither a glance-like feature nor a notification LED.
    The 930 has neither, which does kind of suck, but it's not like it's missing a standard feature that's in all other smartphones.
    colinkiama likes this.
    07-27-2014 10:33 PM
  4. Squachy's Avatar
    Just so we're all clear now:
    Few Android devices come with a feature like glance by default (notable mentions include the Moto X), but all Androids can run that same feature with a third-party app or ROM. Most Androids also have a notification LED.
    iPhones have neither a glance-like feature nor a notification LED.
    The 930 has neither, which does kind of suck, but it's not like it's missing a standard feature that's in all other smartphones.
    So this brings an interesting point. Motorola has an activedisplay thing that is similar to glance (but seems more interactive)....but they also have an APP for other androids that does the activedisplay thing.....and apparently its good for amoled screens. So whats stopping a WP dev from doing the same thing with a WP app?
    07-28-2014 01:53 AM
  5. wiggum15's Avatar
    The 930 has neither, which does kind of suck, but it's not like it's missing a standard feature that's in all other smartphones.
    That IS the point, the 930 is missing a basic feature for a high-end/flagship device that every other high-end phone has (i think the iphone blinking led flash should count too).
    Even my old Nokia 5530 had a Notification LED (a blinking HOME button) !
    I mean they can fit a 20MP PureView Camera with Zeiss optics and OIS in a phone but not a small and cheap Notification LED ?!
    07-28-2014 04:37 AM
  6. NokianWP's Avatar
    No but every high end Android or ios device has a notification led and/or a glance screen feature.
    what❔
    07-28-2014 04:49 AM
  7. colinkiama's Avatar
    That IS the point, the 930 is missing a basic feature for a high-end/flagship device that every other high-end phone has (i think the iphone blinking led flash should count too).
    Even my old Nokia 5530 had a Notification LED (a blinking HOME button) !
    I mean they can fit a 20MP PureView Camera with Zeiss optics and OIS in a phone but not a small and cheap Notification LED ?!
    I think Windows Phone doesn't even support the feature yet. That's why I see people posting it on uservoice.
    07-28-2014 05:01 AM
  8. wiggum15's Avatar
    I think thats (sadly) true colinkiama.
    But god damn MS/NOKIA...if thats the case give your high-end flagship at least the glance screen feature !
    You just have to admit, they screwed up on this.
    07-28-2014 05:32 AM
  9. KPAkiller's Avatar
    I don't understand the iPhone similarity comments? I've compared the edges and not one edge is the same such as button placement, port placement or anything. Sure they both have a flat edge but don't most phones/tablets. I still think its jealousy.

    You should tell your friends to put the iphone side by side. Similar my a**
    S Vaibhav likes this.
    07-28-2014 05:48 AM
  10. Ignition1's Avatar
    I'm looking at my 930 right now, in black, sitting next to my work iPhone5S. They don't look similar at all!

    Personally I prefer the iPhone5S design - it feels nicer to hold, much better quality build (the back panel flexes on the 930 near the camera) and the headphone jack at the bottom makes total sense. But I got the 930 for Windows Phone, and it does that extremely well.

    Just trying to imagine a 5" iPhone hardware running WP 8.1 - THAT would be amazing.
    07-28-2014 05:56 AM
  11. Roland Stoll's Avatar
    Every iPhone has a notification led...
    Had 3 generations of iPhone the last 6 years, last one was iPhone 5... so the answer is: NO, IT DOESN'T!
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    07-28-2014 05:59 AM
  12. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    My old Nokia 3110c screen flashes everytime there's a missed call 📞 or a text message. I've currently seen no phone do that. This is even better than a blinking led which you can fail to notice. Microsoft should implement that feature in WP. I'll post 📮 the link of a video demonstrating the feature shortly.
    07-28-2014 06:05 AM
  13. Saqlain Zia's Avatar
    Peoples peoples bla bla bla, who cares about a notification led. Ok I admit glance is necessary, but notification led I don't need that. Who have problem go and buy a *****-phone.
    07-28-2014 06:20 AM
  14. KPAkiller's Avatar
    I'm looking at my 930 right now, in black, sitting next to my work iPhone5S. They don't look similar at all!

    Personally I prefer the iPhone5S design - it feels nicer to hold, much better quality build (the back panel flexes on the 930 near the camera) and the headphone jack at the bottom makes total sense. But I got the 930 for Windows Phone, and it does that extremely well.

    Just trying to imagine a 5" iPhone hardware running WP 8.1 - THAT would be amazing.
    I'm a little different. I prefer the contoured back and matt finish.

    I am very positive about the build of the 930 because well I came from a Samsung galaxy s3

    You might be interested in the news about HTC making an One m8 Windows Phone.
    07-28-2014 06:22 AM
  15. wiggum15's Avatar
    Peoples peoples bla bla bla, who cares about a notification led. Ok I admit glance is necessary, but notification led I don't need that. Who have problem go and buy a *****-phone.
    Yeah, sadly the 930 does not have glace.
    07-28-2014 08:21 AM
  16. Tafsern's Avatar
    Yeah, sadly the 930 does not have glace.
    And that's OK i my opinion. I always felt the need to look at the phone because of the glance function, it nearly took over my life. Now it's black and I am back to not letting the phone take over my life.

    And the "double tap to wake" function works really well, so I really don't feel the need. But I can see how some people miss that function.
    RusB likes this.
    07-28-2014 08:31 AM
  17. envio's Avatar
    So far it's been incredibly positive. Everyone loves the quality of the 1080p screen, the butter-smooth and lag-free responsiveness of the touch display when compared to the Galaxy. The overall build quality also impresses.
    07-28-2014 09:41 AM
  18. alan61's Avatar
    I had the Nexus 5 before I bought the Nokia 930 and one of the best apps I installed on it was Noled which gave me notifications on a locked screen, if someone could develope an app that does the same for W8.1 that what be great.
    07-28-2014 11:07 AM
  19. nexialbinding's Avatar
    So this brings an interesting point. Motorola has an activedisplay thing that is similar to glance (but seems more interactive)....but they also have an APP for other androids that does the activedisplay thing.....and apparently its good for amoled screens. So whats stopping a WP dev from doing the same thing with a WP app?
    I had the Nexus 5 before I bought the Nokia 930 and one of the best apps I installed on it was Noled which gave me notifications on a locked screen, if someone could develope an app that does the same for W8.1 that what be great.
    We as WP devs don't have the freedom that Android allows for. Look at how much trouble Rudy Huyn had building the lock screen replacement app, and how rough it turned out in the end. We can't just make our own glance, we don't have the tools or access necessary to do it. Android is entirely open-source and WP will never be.

    Also, we can technically set our full screen to light up when we get a notification. I don't personally like it, but it might be alright for some of you.
    07-28-2014 12:28 PM
  20. arni99's Avatar
    Nobody cares what phone I am using and that's good :) .
    07-29-2014 06:00 AM
  21. Ignition1's Avatar
    I'm a little different. I prefer the contoured back and matt finish.

    I am very positive about the build of the 930 because well I came from a Samsung galaxy s3

    You might be interested in the news about HTC making an One m8 Windows Phone.
    I also came from a Galaxy S3 and I agree, it's SO much nicer to hold the Lumia 930 compared to that steaming piece of phone. I'd say the 930 and the iPhone5S are as good as each other, but comes down to personal preference of course.

    I did hear about the M8 running WP. Just a shame they didn't do it sooner - September/October is the rumoured release window. My S3 contract ended in June and I needed to ditch it ASAP. I'm certainly not disappointed with the 930 though.
    08-06-2014 05:18 AM
  22. WDavis4692's Avatar
    Just trying to imagine a 5" iPhone hardware running WP 8.1 - THAT would be amazing.
    You do realise iphone 5s has far weaker hardware specs than a lumia 930, right? lower res display, smaller battery, less RAM, it's basically overpriced for what it is. Not to mention how fragile they are, cracking so easily, bending in pockets and all that jazz.

    Tell everyone it has no notification led and no glance screen and they will stay away from it, who needs a communication device that does not notify you about missed calls or emails... In the year 2014... No one !
    Um, basically nobody I really knows cares THAT much about a notification LED. They are handy, yes, but most people I know would not consider it a 'must-have'. We check our phones on occasion out of habit anyway, and that's when you see the notification icons; on the lock screen, on the live tiles, and in the notification centre.

    I'm not saying this justifies not having an LED. I'm saying maybe the LED is a big deal to you, but to most people it's only an added convenience at best and the lack of one does not turn a phone from excellent into rubbish. If you're going to pick on the 930, at least pick on something meaningful like the lack of swappable battery or SD instead.
    Roland Stoll likes this.
    08-07-2014 02:22 PM
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