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  1. omer620's Avatar
    This is epicest question of alll the time. Black theme vs White theme. Which one do you use?

    IMO White theme looks very good in red 1320

    So the question is simple (third time to ask :D)
    Which one do you prefer?
    11-22-2014 04:27 PM
  2. her3814's Avatar
    I prefer white on my Lumia 630 specially for outdoors.. I can use it with lees bright so is less battery consumer..
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    11-22-2014 04:30 PM
  3. omer620's Avatar
    I prefer white on my Lumia 630 specially for outdoors.. I can use it with lees bright so is less battery consumer..
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    Actually white theme is not a battery eater unless you got AMOLED screen ( 1020 , 930 , 925 ,920 (maybe 820, I don't know)) In AMOLED screen white theme can cause an unfriendly battery life
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    11-22-2014 04:33 PM
  4. mathsisbest's Avatar
    I use black theme because it uses less battery. Well that's what my settings page says Lumia 625
    11-22-2014 04:34 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I use dark theme, since I use my device most frequently in areas not brightly lit, like my living room whilst watching TV.
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 via Tapatalk
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    11-22-2014 04:35 PM
  6. her3814's Avatar
    That's why I use my 630 on white.. First I like it.. Second in sunlight conditions I can read my screen better using less bright.. With medium configuration I see the screen contents fine.. But in black theme I barely see with high bright.. And having known that it's the same white than black I use white in medium and I'm happy 😊 hehe
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    11-22-2014 04:36 PM
  7. P1ng0fDeath's Avatar
    always black. The white one just doesn't feel right to me
    11-22-2014 04:40 PM
  8. Beppe Gissi's Avatar
    Always on white on my 630, it looks way more beautiful! I've tried spending some days on black theme and didn't notice any difference with battery consumption.
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    11-22-2014 04:42 PM
  9. AV2RY's Avatar
    I dint like white keyboard. So black theme only.. since Lumia 710 era:)
    11-22-2014 04:46 PM
  10. Trill Gates's Avatar
    I have used black for about 90% of my time using WP. White doesn't look as good with the transparent tiles IMO, looks like a cut up magazine picture. However before 8.1 I used white alot on my old phone a white Nokia 928, with cyan or green tiles and the text message thread looked kinda like iOS.
    11-22-2014 04:54 PM
  11. Felix Bank's Avatar
    I use the black theme. Just looks right.
    11-22-2014 05:33 PM
  12. Dalion619's Avatar
    I've always used black on my 630 and 520, have no problems with it.
    11-22-2014 06:10 PM
  13. Hypnopottamus's Avatar
    I have an older Lumia 820 device with the original Clear Black Display (which is hardware + software based as opposed to the newer software based only Clear Black). I use the black theme and readability in sunlight is excellent. There is an article explaining the changes made to Clear Black technology here:
    When a brand name outlives its founding technology: PureView and CBD

    I much prefer the Clear Black that used polarized filters on the screen along with software algorithms as opposed to software only based Clear Black in the newer generation Lumias.
    11-22-2014 06:18 PM
  14. EspHack's Avatar
    the thought of setting the white theme for outdoor use has crossed my mind a few times, but it wont bring anything useful in my case, being amoled means it will eat more battery specially in outdoors where it cranks up the brightness, and I have no problem using it under any conditions, to be honest, it looks even better outdoors with the brightness at whatever setting it goes on auto under a clear sky :P

    btw I hate Skype & fb messenger for their white backgrounds, why cant these suckers get along with wp and use the damn theme you've set? like wasap
    11-22-2014 11:08 PM
  15. EBUK's Avatar
    I prefer the minimalistic black theme. White is just too in-yer-face for my liking.
    11-23-2014 04:17 AM
  16. gedzum's Avatar
    Also prefer the black theme. Wish the keyboard was a tad bit darker though. I remember back in Windows Phone 7 when the email app used the white theme and I absolutely despised it.
    11-23-2014 04:54 AM
  17. jojoe42's Avatar
    I use Black because it apparently saves battery life, but given I get two days out of my 1020 I might try white for a week and see what happens. My main worry is during the evening, where I might get blinded by my AMOLED screen :P
    11-23-2014 05:10 PM
  18. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Once you go black, you never go back!
    11-23-2014 06:11 PM
  19. vinscg's Avatar
    white since wp7
    11-23-2014 06:14 PM
  20. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    I prefer black, it feels more right to me. I also hate the white keyboard.
    11-23-2014 06:34 PM
  21. Adeel 360's Avatar
    I have been using black, but would love to use white. Problem is I think it will eat my battery on my 1520
    11-23-2014 06:36 PM
  22. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I have been using black, but would love to use white. Problem is I think it will eat my battery on my 1520
    On LCD screens, such as the 1520, white OR black uses the same amount of battery. The entire screen is backlit either way on LCDs.

    Now if you had an AMOLED screen, what you said would be true, as white would require every pixel to be "on", but with "black", the black pixels are actually "off", and it only powers the individual pixels you need.
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    11-23-2014 09:27 PM
  23. nukesheart1520's Avatar
    white looks better on my L830. I love whites on that display :)
    on 1520..anything looks cool. Depends on the mood :)
    (because black here is greyish in angles)
    11-23-2014 10:00 PM
  24. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    Always black. In fact the black background is one of the reasons why I switched to WP lol.
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    11-24-2014 12:25 AM
  25. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    I wanna save my battery, black all the way...
    11-24-2014 12:55 AM
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