- 12-16-2012, 11:12 AM #1
Which one is better, and which colour fits well on which background? :D
I recently went to Pacific Mall to get myself a Cyan case, and now my black 920 looks like it's cyan. I'm so happy. So I changed the tile theme to cyan too, and to my surprise, it looks so amazing with the light background.
- 12-16-2012, 11:38 AM #2
During the past 2.5 years of using WP, I've only used once (2-weeks) the light background, though some people prefer it.
It also kills battery more because of the constant brightness
At phone stores if they have real Windows Phone demos I always change it to dark if it's white at the moment xD
- 12-16-2012, 11:41 AM #4
The white background only kills battery on AMOLED screens like the Lumia 800 and similar.
With a 8X or a 920 you can rock white background as long as the dark one, theres no difference AFAIK. Not noticeable at least.
I rocked dark background on my 800 because it was an AMOLED screen, on my 920 I rock white, because OMGawesome.
How colourmatching works: white and black backgrounds both work with all the colour themes.
12-16-2012, 01:20 PM #6
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I tried the white background, but on the Lumia especially I like a dark background more, because of the black screen bezel. With a black background it looks like the screen flows over in the shiny black bezel. I love it :) Btw I have a white Lumia.
12-16-2012, 01:28 PM #7
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Only ever used light background when using high contrast so the tiles and stuff becomes black. Otherwise no, it hurts my eyes too much and I think no premade colour fits good with the white background.Device: Nokia Lumia 920 (Black)
Network: Tele2 Sweden
- 12-16-2012, 01:53 PM #8
Crazytalk! Good that we dont all share the same taste, at least. I could never consider a black background with the tiles, i feel it looks far too boring. Might be because it reminds me of the lumia 800 and the dreaded AMOLEDscreen I never could turn to white background...
12-16-2012, 10:15 PM #9
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Personally I prefer the light background. However I have reserved thoughts about the claim of light BG isn't more battery draining than the dark one (sorry Slai!). My 920's track record so far tells me there is difference, though I am unable to quantify. Anyone who can share his/her experience?
- 12-16-2012, 11:18 PM #13I've also heard that light background drains more battery.
Hehedeba: An easy way to test that is to turn off all push/sync, put the screen timeout to 0, turn it in Offline mode, no wifi, no NFC, etcetera, just as stable a drain as can be, then put it on white background and leave it there with screen on for X hours, then do the same with the black background.
- 12-17-2012, 01:16 AM #15
If I could sit still for more than a few hours Id do it myself, but Im leaving with a plane in an hour. If you decide to try this, sharing the results would be really great :) .
That being said; I do get about 1.5 days with my 920 using white background, so if there is any more drain on white, it probably cant be very much.
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