Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 23:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If you're in the market for a smartphone, odds are you're looking at an Android phone. If you're looking at an Android phone, odds are you're looking at Samsung, and if you're exotic, you may be looking at a Nexus, HTC, LG, or maybe even Sony. Few of you will be considering Oppo. I, however, did.
Thread beginning with comment 567877
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: On-screen buttons
by Troels on Wed 24th Jul 2013 20:52 UTC in reply to "On-screen buttons"
Troels
Member since:
2005-07-11

Not me. I like having a 5" screen that i can use. If i wanted a smaller screen i would have bought a different phone, and i have certainly never wished the screen was smaller, at least not while it is out of my pocket :-)

Keeping the cost of the phone down is the only argument i can see in favor of the on-screen buttons. I think they are extra silly on a phone like the nexus 4 where there are plenty of room for "external" buttons, and that was in fact the main reason that i didn't buy one and opted to wait for the S4 instead. Alone having to locate the power button to unlock it instead of having a convenient button on the front would drive me crazy, when i tested the N4 i found it annoying to unlock with just one hand, would have to move it around in the hand to press the button. Also with the physical home button i have an easy reference point to feel if the phone is orientated the right way without having to look at it.

I personally prefer real physical buttons instead of capacitive ones. If i had a € for each time i have hit the back button by accident on my S4, well, i would have a big pile of change ready for my next trip to the euro zone.

Reply Parent Score: 2