Capacitive buttons

  1. gmo8492
    Lollipop Jul 14, 2015

    gmo8492 , Jul 14, 2015 :
    I actually like their capacitive button layout and if you think about for just a minute, it makes sense. The back arrow key is directly next to you if you're right handed, the home button is also customizable and can launch Google now if need be, and the menu key is really convient since it brings up the settings menu within any app without having to look for it. Google's way of thinking is not always the best and I like to have options. Some people on this forum find on-screen keys annoying and unnecessarily take up too much screen real estate. Expanded desktop mode hides them but they're just not attractive at all.

  2. deepflash
    Honeycomb Jul 14, 2015

  3. hoodiemob
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 14, 2015

    hoodiemob , Jul 14, 2015 :
    I like being able to wake with a hardware button because double tap to wake seems wonky and power button is a pain at times

  4. LifelessLewis
    Jelly Bean Jul 14, 2015

    LifelessLewis , Jul 14, 2015 :
    Choice, choice is always the best way. But personally capacitative all the way. I like the delicious screen real estate I save :)

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  5. ppod
    Jelly Bean Jul 14, 2015

    ppod , Jul 14, 2015 :
    Capacitive buttons are useless, on screen every day of the week.

  6. lovrooneplusone
    Gingerbread Jul 14, 2015

  7. rydoucette
    Donut Jul 17, 2015

    rydoucette , Jul 17, 2015 :
    I prefer capacitive. Having on screen buttons significantly shrinks the screen. I'd be okay with a little more bezel for a little more display space.

  8. RichardColon_
    Gingerbread Jul 17, 2015

    RichardColon_ , Jul 17, 2015 :
    I feel on screen will be forefront for the op2.... I think they are ditching capacitive buttons for good....

  9. nikolaus.hofer
    Eclair Jul 17, 2015

    nikolaus.hofer , Jul 17, 2015 :
    I love the capacitive buttons on the OPO anderen i would love to have them on the OP2 too. But it would be good to replace the Menu button with an app-switch button

  10. southie
    Gingerbread Jul 17, 2015

    southie , Jul 17, 2015 :
    Capacitive preferably. But if removal gives same screen size with front facing speakers then I think it would be worth it.

  11. sudarshankolar
    Donut Jul 17, 2015

    sudarshankolar , Jul 17, 2015 :
    A freedoom to choose will be better #NeverSettle

  12. MaxLikesTurtles
    Jelly Bean Jul 17, 2015

    MaxLikesTurtles , Jul 17, 2015 :
    I'd rather have the option. Phones won't be extended to ADD the buttons, they're just there to fill up the space and not fill the screen with them.

  13. Jotebe
    Eclair Jul 17, 2015

    Jotebe , Jul 17, 2015 :
    I use the capacitive buttons but whatever option lets me have the most screen space.

  14. iamgroot2
    Donut Jul 17, 2015

    iamgroot2 , Jul 17, 2015 :
    I can't stand capacitive buttons. With onscreen you reduce the overall footprint of the phone, and have the ability to customize the buttons (reduce size, change icons, color etc.) with root

  15. impure
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 17, 2015

    impure , Jul 17, 2015 :
    I like onscreen buttons but I don't like when they autohide. Like why? They're buttons; they're not supposed to hide. How do I get home? With a gesture? I don't think so. I like capacitive but I recently tried pie controls and I really like them. So either is fine as long as I can use pie controls instead of on screen buttons.

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  16. thymeless
    Gingerbread Jul 17, 2015

    thymeless , Jul 17, 2015 :
    I like onscreen buttons, but I've read some interesting ideas about coupling PIE controls with physical and capacitive buttons that were well thought out.

  17. bulletinblacksmith
    Gingerbread Jul 17, 2015

    bulletinblacksmith , Jul 17, 2015 :
    I don't really care tbh. There are pros for capacitive buttons like not losing part of the screen but at the same time they tend to make the bottom bezel larger and you can't really customize them in any way. If no capacitive buttons means less bezel and cheaper phone then I'm here for the on screen buttons.

  18. [email protected]
    Gingerbread Jul 17, 2015

  19. Expletive_Deleted
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 17, 2015

    Expletive_Deleted , Jul 17, 2015 :
    I like on screen buttons. If I ever wanted more screen space then I could just hide the nav bar and use pie controls

  20. sciidave
    Honeycomb Jul 17, 2015