View Poll Results: Motorola's Moto Display vs. Google's Ambient Display: Which one are you using?

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  • Moto Display

    20 90.91%
  • Ambient Display

    2 9.09%
12-02-2015 03:07 PM
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  1. Ry's Avatar
    Motorola's Moto Display vs. Google's Ambient Display: Which one are you using?
    09-15-2015 04:34 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    I am using the Ambient Display (please don't hit me Ry). ^_^
    Ry and mumfoau like this.
    09-15-2015 04:39 PM
  3. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    Definitely moto display. I tried ambient out for a few hours but didn't like how it didn't react and let me unlock without using the power button when I pick it up like moto display does.

    Sent from my XT1575
    09-15-2015 06:08 PM
  4. Channan's Avatar
    Definitely moto display. I tried ambient out for a few hours but didn't like how it didn't react and let me unlock without using the power button when I pick it up like moto display does.

    Sent from my XT1575
    I didn't have this problem with my original Moto X, but I just got this phone today and Moto Display has already caused my phone to get unlocked in my pocket several times today and drained my battery quite a bit. Not to mention sending my mom a random location in the middle of the ocean. Boy, did that confuse her.

    I turned it off while at work but back on at home. I'll give it another shot tomorrow, but I might have to just stick to ambient display if it doesn't improve.
    09-15-2015 06:26 PM
  5. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    I didn't have this problem with my original Moto X, but I just got this phone today and Moto Display has already caused my phone to get unlocked in my pocket several times today and drained my battery quite a bit. Not to mention sending my mom a random location in the middle of the ocean. Boy, did that confuse her.

    I turned it off while at work but back on at home. I'll give it another shot tomorrow, but I might have to just stick to ambient display if it doesn't improve.
    That could potentially be because of the Moto voice miss recognizing the launch phrase and activation in your pocket. I had that problem for a while back on the first gen. Just a thought

    Sent from my XT1575
    dmark44 and Channan like this.
    09-15-2015 06:29 PM
  6. GTvert90's Avatar
    I wish ambient display would work with the ir sensors
    09-15-2015 06:51 PM
  7. diesel97's Avatar
    alright i'm a dumb [language removed] were are these settings and what do they do ?
    duratime likes this.
    09-15-2015 10:02 PM
  8. Channan's Avatar
    That could potentially be because of the Moto voice miss recognizing the launch phrase and activation in your pocket. I had that problem for a while back on the first gen. Just a thought

    Sent from my XT1575
    I changed the phrase. Gonna see if that helps. Thanks.
    09-15-2015 10:19 PM
  9. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    alright i'm a dumb [language removed] were are these settings and what do they do ?
    In the Moto app

    Sent from my XT1575
    09-15-2015 11:07 PM
  10. mhettrich's Avatar
    Moto Display is much more useful in my opinion. I find it to be more reliable than using ambient display.
    davidnc and Anonne like this.
    09-16-2015 08:57 AM
  11. radgatt's Avatar
    Moto Display! I missed it from my 1st gen Moto X.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    dmark44, davidnc and Anonne like this.
    09-16-2015 09:45 AM
  12. duratime's Avatar
    What are you guys talking about? What are they and what's the difference? Sorry, don't have my phone yet, just want to figure out as much as I can before I get it.
    09-16-2015 12:44 PM
  13. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    What are you guys talking about? What are they and what's the difference? Sorry, don't have my phone yet, just want to figure out as much as I can before I get it.
    Ambient
    Ambient Display on the Nexus 6 | Android Central

    Moto
    Inside the Moto X Active Display | Android Central
    Ry, davidnc and duratime like this.
    09-16-2015 12:49 PM
  14. appmy's Avatar
    I like the Moto Display better. The ability to wave over the phone or tap it to show notifications and the time is useful to me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    davidnc, Anonne and johnjuan like this.
    09-16-2015 01:35 PM
  15. Sean_N69's Avatar
    From what I've discerned, ambient display doesn't work that way. Ambient display does exactly as its name implies; it gives you an 'ambient display' of your notifications. Also, I've noticed that ambient display doesn't seem to time out when it's activated—which is something that Motorola's moto display does. This might be why Google states that it uses so much more battery life. Moto display on the other hand gives you LED like notifications, constantly flashing on and off to alert you as to when you have pending notifications.
    davidnc and dmark44 like this.
    11-16-2015 04:35 AM
  16. Westiemom's Avatar
    One new thing with my MXPE that the Moto display in my Turbo didn't do is the ability to control music/podcast without turning on the screen.

    Found this by accident yesterday.... Had a podcast going and when I touched my phone I could just slide up to the control bar of the podcast and pause it or start it.

    Really cool feature! Quick and awesome!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    dmark44, davidnc and Anonne like this.
    11-16-2015 01:05 PM
  17. thymeless's Avatar
    Neither. They're both more annoying than useful. Most texts, emails, calls and such are better handled at my choice than the moment they arrive. Instead of being an electronic leash that every one else is yanking, my phone serves me the way I want, not serving me to others for their convenience.

    Yes, some senders do have priority interruptions, but the vast majority of notifications are noise.

    Turn down the noise.
    11-16-2015 02:34 PM
  18. sharkita's Avatar
    Moto Display. It's one of the best features of the Moto X (just my opinion of course).
    Laura Knotek, Ry, davidnc and 2 others like this.
    11-16-2015 03:15 PM
  19. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Moto Display. It's one of the best features of the Moto X (just my opinion of course).
    Same here.
    davidnc likes this.
    11-16-2015 03:22 PM
  20. davidnc's Avatar
    Moto Display on my MXPE . As I used the Moto Display on every model of my Moto X 's
    Ry and dmark44 like this.
    11-16-2015 04:17 PM
  21. dmark44's Avatar
    Neither. They're both more annoying than useful. Most texts, emails, calls and such are better handled at my choice than the moment they arrive. Instead of being an electronic leash that every one else is yanking, my phone serves me the way I want, not serving me to others for their convenience.

    Yes, some senders do have priority interruptions, but the vast majority of notifications are noise.

    Turn down the noise.
    I like Moto Display because you swipe down as you would have anyway to open the phone, and those notifications are not displayed again that way. Doesn't require any additional action by me if I don't wish to react to them at the time they arrive.

    I've also had it set to display notifications from just a select few apps.

    I don't feel harassed by it at all.

    But I do understand your point of view and why it doesn't work for you.

    For me, it's one of several features that helped push the Moto X to the top of my list when choosing my next smartphone.
    11-16-2015 06:36 PM
  22. sulla1965's Avatar
    Moto display all day. I hated it on the nexus 6, after a while it would stop displaying and you'd have to physically move the phone to see any notifications. Flashed more consistently on my Ultra and with Moto you just have to wave your hand to see your notifications.
    11-16-2015 08:15 PM
  23. Loiter's Avatar
    Moto Display is one of the best features of MPXE. Without it Moto X would be more like "another Android phone".
    11-17-2015 03:48 AM
  24. DarrenCarnall's Avatar
    The ability to wave over the phone or tap it to show notifications...
    is that a thing?? I just thought it was any movement in front of the sensors.
    11-17-2015 04:54 AM
  25. Stanley Kubrick's Avatar
    I think it may possibly be because you have "approach for Moto Display" turned on. Just turn that off and it will still flash the screen when a notification arrives. And all you have to do is just nudge the phone or pick it up and then you can unlock/open the screen. The "approach" method is too sensitive for me and that's what I think is causing it to open in your pocket.
    dmark44 likes this.
    11-17-2015 08:35 AM
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