No, the Nokia Lumia 920 does not have a problem with accidental display activations
Playing Angry Birds with a banana. (Image via @nokia)
A little faux controversy was brought up over the weekend about the Super Sensitive Touch display of the Lumia 920 with PureMotion HD+ (and 820). The concern was that with the phone in your pocket (or bag) jostling around, it might turn on and then start a vicious cycle of staying on since objects are making contact with the screen. Result? Battery drain.
We thought the story was odd only because Nokia surely would have thought of this when designing and testing the Lumia 920? It’s not exactly a crazy situation to think of, in fact a lot of people “wondered” about it. So it seemed to us like an obvious flaw that Nokia would have worked around—after all, even the Camera button can be disabled when in the pocket (see under your Settings).
As it turns out, yes Nokia has thought of this and evidently have had no issues with mysterious battery drainage. As posted to My Nokia Blog:
“While the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 both enjoy super sensitive touch, the firmware has been configured to avoid accidental activation of the display. In testing this has not proven to be an issue or to cause unwanted battery drainage.
What has been configured to stop it happening?
The firmware requires a ‘landing event’ to move into active mode and without a repeat of that landing event will eventually return into sleep mode.”
Personally, we’re okay with actually waiting to the phone is in our hands before we start raising problems—shoot, we could come up with half a dozen “But what if…!” situations in our head for the flagship phone, but wouldn’t it be easier to just wait and see instead of ginning up theoretical problems? We think so.