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  1. LondonLumia's Avatar
    It might be an idea to turn Glance off on your 1020 for a week or two so that you can test it out beforehand; if you find after the two weeks that you miss it, then you'll know you might have the same issue with a new 930 - finding out before you splash the cash - but if after the two weeks you get accustomed to not having Glance, then you'll know that with a 930 you can do without it. Hope this helps!
    01-05-2015 05:54 AM
  2. rollindice's Avatar
    Once you start using it and living with it everyday, only then you will start to appreciate it more as time goes by, but if you havent used it before you wont notice a thing. It's not necessary until you start getting used to it, and then you will find it annoying when phones don't have it.
    However there are a few people who dont get the point of it, my friend who has a 920 says he doesnt care much about it, so he just turned it off completely.
    Well I've been using it a lot since I've gotten my 1020, and just like the name implies,glance at the phone and get all notifications, my two neighbours who also have lumias(both 920) telling me I shouldn't go for 930 ,I should get 830 instead which includes glance, but I use my mobile quite a lot for everything when I'm on the move, and I don't think the 830 would be fast enough , I already taking blows with some resuming on my 1020, 930 currently at top in terms of specs and performance for windows phone , other than the (1520), I might get Microsoft Band later on to assist me with quick notifications without touching phone.
    01-05-2015 06:09 AM
  3. Qtweeder's Avatar
    i don't do "no glance" left the glance world for a week and got back in with a new 1020! lovely
    01-05-2015 07:32 AM
  4. jmshub's Avatar
    I never really used Glance myself. I turned it on to try it and found myself never glancing at the Glance screen, so I shut it back off. I do use double-tap to turn the screen on.
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    01-05-2015 07:54 AM
  5. marratj's Avatar
    Well I've been using it a lot since I've gotten my 1020, and just like the name implies,glance at the phone and get all notifications, my two neighbours who also have lumias(both 920) telling me I shouldn't go for 930 ,I should get 830 instead which includes glance, but I use my mobile quite a lot for everything when I'm on the move, and I don't think the 830 would be fast enough , I already taking blows with some resuming on my 1020, 930 currently at top in terms of specs and performance for windows phone , other than the (1520), I might get Microsoft Band later on to assist me with quick notifications without touching phone.
    Then I still can absolutely recommend the 1520. I also thought it was just too big for me. After living with it for one week, it just feels natural.
    01-05-2015 08:12 AM
  6. mark233's Avatar
    Glance is useful for me while I'm at work. I'm a machinist and my hands get dirty so I don't handle my phone as much. I leave my phone in my toolbox propped so I can see the screen. I can then see my phone call notifications, emails, text, etc.... If I'm waiting for an urgent/important notification this is very handy indeed. Otherwise, I don't need to have the Glance convenience when I'm not at work and I can deal with that just fine.
    01-05-2015 08:23 AM
  7. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    i think i am still missing something.
    i really don't understand why the glance feature is a deal changer for people. i must be not knowing something about it.
    Same here.

    I have it before with Lumia 820 and two Lumia 925. Glance is a good feature, but since my second day on Lumia 930 I never missed this feature.
    01-05-2015 08:29 AM
  8. Ed Boland's Avatar
    i think i am still missing something.
    i really don't understand why the glance feature is a deal changer for people. i must be not knowing something about it.
    I think one of the best things about glance, is not having to touch your phone. Comes in really handy, if say, you're at work, or working on something (working on a car, garden, etc) where your hands might be dirty and you don't want to touch your phone. You can set it to "peek" where it operates with the proximity sensor and all you have to do is wave your hand over the phone.
    01-05-2015 09:49 AM
  9. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    Glance is one of those features that you initially think is a gimmick but then you eventually end up using all the time since its so damn convenient, especially when you use the peek option. As a result I would never buy a WP that doesn't have it (930). I also would never buy a WP that doesn't have an amoled screen (830, 1520) because glance looks pathetic without a deep black background.
    01-05-2015 09:54 AM
  10. D M C's Avatar
    Of course it won't improve your battery life. I'm saying it uses very, very little battery. I've tried it with it off on my phone for a day, and then with it on. Didn't make a difference.. I'm sure Glance uses a fraction of what an LED notification light uses.
    If I turn on glance it decreases my phone battery 20-25% compare to when I turn off glance.
    I am using ancient L620.(Yeah! I know it is consider to be worst battery back phone)

    I don't find it battery efficient specially when you compare to other alternatives.
    01-05-2015 10:14 AM
  11. mark233's Avatar
    I also would never buy a WP that doesn't have an amoled screen (830, 1520) because glance looks pathetic without a deep black background.
    Indeed Glance on the 830 isn't as rich looking as it was on my 925. I use the term 'anemic' in comparison. At least it's legible lol.
    01-05-2015 10:24 AM
  12. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Glance is one of those features that you initially think is a gimmick but then you eventually end up using all the time since its so damn convenient, especially when you use the peek option. As a result I would never buy a WP that doesn't have it (930). I also would never buy a WP that doesn't have an amoled screen (830, 1520) because glance looks pathetic without a deep black background.
    Hey, hey, hey! Easy on the 830!
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    01-05-2015 10:57 AM
  13. techiez's Avatar
    Well I've been using it a lot since I've gotten my 1020, and just like the name implies,glance at the phone and get all notifications, my two neighbours who also have lumias(both 920) telling me I shouldn't go for 930 ,I should get 830 instead which includes glance, but I use my mobile quite a lot for everything when I'm on the move, and I don't think the 830 would be fast enough , I already taking blows with some resuming on my 1020, 930 currently at top in terms of specs and performance for windows phone , other than the (1520), I might get Microsoft Band later on to assist me with quick notifications without touching phone.
    Glance is a useful feature, you might miss it sometimes but not enough to regret purchasing 930, I would say go for it, 1520 is very big, I know ppl get used to it but then you wud get used to being without glance,
    Rodrigo Mendes likes this.
    01-05-2015 11:18 AM
  14. realwarder's Avatar
    I was actually thinking of getting a Microsoft Band , heck I can check all notifications with that but with such low in quantity stock levels don't think I'm gonna get that anytime soon especially since I don't live in the USA.
    I used Glance on my 920 but after a while with the Band switched it off. Getting notifications on the Band totally wins over the phone screen.
    01-05-2015 11:44 AM
  15. rollindice's Avatar
    It might be an idea to turn Glance off on your 1020 for a week or two so that you can test it out beforehand; if you find after the two weeks that you miss it, then you'll know you might have the same issue with a new 930 - finding out before you splash the cash - but if after the two weeks you get accustomed to not having Glance, then you'll know that with a 930 you can do without it. Hope this helps!
    actually that's great idea, I'm turning off Glance on my phone now and see how the two weeks go, actually it's about two or three weeks from now that I'm gonna order it
    01-05-2015 11:49 AM
  16. wphashan's Avatar
    Never used glance, Even on my 920
    01-05-2015 12:18 PM
  17. Kevin Hill2's Avatar
    I never missed it, I did have it on my 920 but I really never payed much attention to it, I do use double tap a lot on my M8.
    01-05-2015 01:43 PM
  18. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Use glance frequently in bed so I wouldn't get a phone that didn't support it. Glad I didn't go for the 930 just before Xmas!
    What was the reason for the 930 not getting glance support? Thought that would have been a must on all new phones.

    I've even got my partner using glance (920) in recent weeks...

    G.
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    01-05-2015 02:24 PM
  19. ratsttam's Avatar
    If I turn on glance it decreases my phone battery 20-25% compare to when I turn off glance.
    I am using ancient L620.(Yeah! I know it is consider to be worst battery back phone)

    I don't find it battery efficient specially when you compare to other alternatives.
    It all depends on your usage patterns and phone. I have the 925 (amoled), and I mainly use Glance Peek to see the time and if I have any notifications. Since I'm not firing up the CPU cores to see those, Having glance turned ON actually gives me LONGER battery life over the course of the day. Otherwise, I would have to hit the power button, activate the CPU _&_ the Screen, to see if there were any notifications. The key is the "screen memory" where the information is loaded to the screen, then the cpu put into deep sleep mode, input from the proximity sensor activates just the screen, showing the glance info. cpu stays sleeping :)
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    01-05-2015 02:28 PM
  20. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    I agree. Glance has minimal effect on battery life. My 830 can almost go 2 days between charges! The best use of Glance is at night when I put my 830 on my Nokia charging stand. Thus, turning it into a night stand clock!
    Glance isn't even listed as an app that uses battery or shows usage
    in the background or can be turned off or on with my 830.
    01-05-2015 03:00 PM
  21. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Glance is one of those features that you initially think is a gimmick but then you eventually end up using all the time since its so damn convenient, especially when you use the peek option. As a result I would never buy a WP that doesn't have it (930). I also would never buy a WP that doesn't have an amoled screen (830, 1520) because glance looks pathetic without a deep black background.
    I've had two 1020 (with AMOLED screens) and IMHO, I think Nokia has done a fantastic job with their "Clearblack" IPS LCD technology. I've never thought to myself "Gee, that black is just not black enough!" Certainly not "pathetic" as you say... (note, there's the refection of a white ceiling on the phone in this pic)

    img_00012.jpg

    With that said, I prefer LCD screens over OLED any day. The LCD doesn't suffer from the blurriness and ghosting when scrolling text.. and doesn't suffer from the screen burn in (like my last 1020 did!) Also, much better outdoor/sunlight readability, more accurate colors, better brightness and better whites..
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    01-05-2015 04:13 PM
  22. Hotvak123's Avatar
    Glance means nothing to me, so you can see the time, Wow! it's not like I can see the clock on my wall, tv, or cable box, and if your in bed the alarm clock will do, and if I feel really ambitious I can pick up my arm and look at my watch that glow in the dark.
    and with the notification center, a banner pops up showing me what incoming to my mail.
    I rather have the power house of the Icon, and when we get the camera update, and hay Cortana firmware what more could you ask for. Glance not necessary
    01-05-2015 04:19 PM
  23. Ed Boland's Avatar
    If I turn on glance it decreases my phone battery 20-25% compare to when I turn off glance.
    I am using ancient L620.(Yeah! I know it is consider to be worst battery back phone)

    I don't find it battery efficient specially when you compare to other alternatives.
    I don't know how you came up with those percentages, but even on my LCD equipped 1520, I get the same amount of battery (as reported by the Battery Saver app- in hours and minutes) with it on, or with it off.

    Of course it's important to also note that most Glance users don't keep it in the "always on" setting. So it only activates for 30 seconds when you pull the phone out of your pocket, or wave your hand over the phone in "peek" mode. Battery usage by having it in this mode has got to be virtually non-existent.
    01-05-2015 04:24 PM
  24. marratj's Avatar
    Glance means nothing to me, so you can see the time, Wow! it's not like I can see the clock on my wall, tv, or cable box, and if your in bed the alarm clock will do, and if I feel really ambitious I can pick up my arm and look at my watch that glow in the dark.
    and with the notification center, a banner pops up showing me what incoming to my mail.
    I rather have the power house of the Icon, and when we get the camera update, and hay Cortana firmware what more could you ask for. Glance not necessary
    See, and i don't like wearing a wrist watch and my bedside table is just big enough to fit my wireless charger and a book. Why should I buy an additional alarm clock and try to cramp it onto the same table? Same for wall clocks, I don't have any, I don't like the ticking of the analog ones and am so used to not have one that I also not got a digital one.

    But yes, I would certainly be better off walking from the bedroom to the kitchen in the middle of the night just to check the time on the oven so I don't need to touch my phone ;-)
    01-05-2015 04:27 PM
  25. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Glance means nothing to me, so you can see the time, Wow! it's not like I can see the clock on my wall, tv, or cable box, and if your in bed the alarm clock will do, and if I feel really ambitious I can pick up my arm and look at my watch that glow in the dark.
    and with the notification center, a banner pops up showing me what incoming to my mail.
    I rather have the power house of the Icon, and when we get the camera update, and hay Cortana firmware what more could you ask for. Glance not necessary
    Power house? The 1520, 930 and the Icon all three have the same exact SD800 processor and 2GB of RAM. Only the 1520 includes an SD card and Glance as well. :P
    01-05-2015 04:28 PM
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