Working with a touch phone with gloves

Today, so little attention is paid to working with the touch screens of the phone with gloves, which is a pity. For example, such a function seems to me to be in great demand, especially in the cold regions of our country. Well, I set myself the task of finding all the phones on the market today that can be operated with gloves.

Of course, you can buy an ordinary touchscreen phone and special gloves, but they say they are cold, although I have not checked. Yes, and I do not want to give up leather gloves, they are warmer and do not get wet from the snow.

First, of course, I opened Yandex Market and looked for such a characteristic from them, but did not find it there. I contacted the Yandex Market service with a request to add such a characteristic, to which I received a response: “Unfortunately, there is no way to add such a characteristic yet, since manufacturers usually do not indicate such information in model descriptions. Although we are well aware that this information would be useful for users.” Well, no, it’s not. I didn’t know how else to find all phones with this function, and I started looking in a search engine.

In fact, it turned out that only Sony explicitly indicates the function of working with gloves. They have this function declared for the Xperia SP phone:

After a little searching, it turned out that Nokia also indicates that you can work with the phone with gloves, only camouflaged. They write “Highly sensitive touch screen”, which means that you can work with gloves! This is almost the entire Lumia line: models 1520, 1020, 625, 925, 720, 520, 620, 920, 820. We can say that Nokia is the best prepared for the winter, this is not strange, because Finland also has cold winters.

In addition to Sony and Nokia, there is also Samsung. The Korean company has this feature in the flagship Galaxy S4. Samsung, for some reason, does not explicitly indicate anywhere in the specifications that you can work with the phone with gloves on. Although I found it in the instructions (download here: on page 31 section “Enabling the mode gloves.” It is strange why the manufacturer does not indicate this function in the specifications.

I tested the work with gloves (in leather with fleece) only on Sony Xperia SP and Samsung Galaxy S4 phones. On the Sony Xperia SP phone, when working with gloves, the sensor was terribly wrong, for example, instead of flipping, the phone thought that I was just pressing the screen. And when I wanted to click on the phone icon (in the lower right corner), it didn’t work out for me, I tried to do it 5 times. Maybe it will be cured in the new firmware version, I don’t know. But Samsung did a great job. In any case, before buying, test the phone in the store with your favorite gloves on your hands!

After my research, I wrote about this in Yandex Market and they answered me that they would add the “Work with gloves” field to the parameters in the near future. So we are waiting.

List of all phone models with glove function:

List updated 09/28/2018. Here I give only those phones about which I managed to find out. If you did not find here any smartphone model that supports this function, write about it in the comments.

      • Sony Xperia XZ2
      • Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
      • Sony Xperia XZ1
      • Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
      • Sony Xperia XZ Premium
      • Sony Xperia X
      • Sony Xperia X Dual
      • Sony Xperia X Performance
      • Sony Xperia XZ
      • Sony Xperia XZ Dual
      • Sony Xperia X Compact
      • Sony Xperia Z5
      • Sony Xperia Z5 Dual
      • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
      • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
      • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual
      • Sony Xperia Z3
      • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
      • Sony Xperia Z2
      • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
      • Sony Docomo SO-02F Xperia Z1 f
      • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
      • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
      • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual
      • Sony Xperia SP
      • Sony Xperia Sola
      • Sony Xperia T3
      • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2015) – not all!
      • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2014) – not all!
      • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
      • Samsung Galaxy S5
      • Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
      • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
      • Samsung Galaxy S4
      • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
      • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
      • Nokia Lumia 1520
      • Nokia Lumia 1320
      • Nokia Lumia 1020
      • Nokia Lumia 930
      • Nokia Lumia 925
      • Nokia Lumia 920
      • Nokia Lumia 830
      • Nokia Lumia 820
      • Nokia Lumia 735
      • Nokia Lumia 720
      • Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM
      • Nokia Lumia 625
      • Nokia Lumia 620
      • Nokia Lumia 525
      • Nokia Lumia 520
      • Huawei Ascend Mate 7
      • Huawei Ascend Mate
      • Huawei Ascend G7
      • Huawei Ascend P6
      • Huawei Ascend P6s
      • Huawei Ascend W2
      • Huawei Nova
      • Huawei Honor 8
      • Huawei Honor 6
      • Huawei Honor 5C
      • Huawei Honor 4 Plus
      • Huawei Honor 3C
      • Huawei Honor 3X
      • Huawei P10 (touch button below the screen with gloves does not work)
      • Huawei P9
      • Huawei P9 Lite
      • Philips Xenium W6610
      • Philips Xenium I908
      • Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL)
      • Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE520KL)
      • Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL)
      • Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL)
      • Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL)
      • Asus ZenFone 3 Laser (ZC551KL)
      • Asus ZenFone 6
      • Asus ZenFone 5
      • Asus ZenFone 2
      • HTC U11
      • HTC One M9
      • HTC One M8
      • Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE
      • Lenovo Vibe S1
      • Lenovo P2
      • Lenovo Vibe P1
      • Lenovo Vibe Shot
      • Lenovo Vibe X3
      • Lenovo X3 Lite (A7010)
      • Lenovo Vibe X2
      • ZTE Axon 7
      • ZTE Axon 7 mini
      • Kyocera DuraForce Pro
      • Kyocera Brigadier
      • Caterpillar Cat S61
      • Caterpillar Cat S60
      • Caterpillar Cat S41
      • Caterpillar Cat S40
      • Caterpillar Cat S31
      • Caterpillar Cat S30
      • Neffos N1
      • Neffos X1 Lite
      • Neffos X1
      • Neffos C9A

List of tablets that support Gloves mode:

List added 06/15/2015. There is only one tablet so far, but others may appear.

      • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet

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