Is your Nokia Lumia 920 haunted and moving on its own? Here's why.
In a fun from the forums thread, we have an interesting conversation about something even we’ve witnessed: the Nokia Lumia 920 slipping and sliding off of seemingly flat surfaces, often crashing to the ground.
Forum member Cheyenne Price started a thread and even posted a video on his Facebook documenting the phenomenon (video after the break). The video starts with this 920 placed faced down on his solid Dell laptop, firmly in the center and flat on a desk. Yet within moments you can see the 920 spin around and then slowly begin to creep towards the corner.
The phone is not vibrating due to alerts and there is nothing obvious that is causing the movement. What will eventually happen, according to the author, is the Lumia 920 will swan dive to the ground (almost always after he has left the room).
Assuming the Lumia 920 isn’t suicidal, what could be the explanation?
Forum member mparker offers up one that we agree with:
Indeed, while it is far from obvious this most likely the reason why. The Lumia 920 does have a very low-friction screen and those curved edges certainly don’t help either.
The only reason we find this interesting is our Lumia 920, when placed screen down (even on the couch) is prone to skirting off the edge of surfaces as well, more so than our other 14 Windows Phones that we’ve owned. And going by comments in that thread, others too are experiencing the odd behavior. (For the record, we place the phone screen down because during our downtime, we don’t want the screen “lighting up” when a notification comes in—it’s often distracting during a movie.)
So your best bet? Don’t place the Lumia 920 screen down. Sure, the Gorilla Glass may protect it, but evidently it gives the phone a mind of its own. Have a similar, funny story about your 920 taking a pratt fall? Let us know below.
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All jokes a side tho...won't be placing my WP8 face down on a snother smooth surface...
There are issues with screen protectors which shouldn't cover the top sensor.
I don't believe it is properly sealed. I used to have trouble with other phones with dust getting between the screen and digitizer due to poor sealing. This won't happen on the L920 because the screen is bonded to the glass, but the proximity sensor is definitely being affected.
Quite a shame, I like the phone otherwise.
Also if you press the lock button while on call the screen wont turn back on when you pull the phone away from your head. It'll just stay off untill you press the button again.
Hopefully that sheds some light on your situation.
Could this not be related to the wireless charging and/or nfc?
I just wish Nokia would be responsible and not pretend the screen is invulnerable, when the coating is super soft and weak.
The fact he videoed on on a laptop on a table made it quite obvious that it wasn't anything more than a magic show.
i put my Nexus S and Focus on top of my Nexus 7's screen and the both slide off slowly.
keep in mind that they were both nekked and all that shiny plastic on the gorilla glass screen has next to no friction lol.
Its a Worthwhile explantion !!
Fun fact... it landed on a bathroom tile floor from a 3-foot drop and the so-called gorilla glass shattered on impact. The AT&T insurance deductible is $125, in case anyone is wondering. FML.
Fun fact #2... never had these problems with my HD7