On-Screen Buttons or Capacitive Buttons


Which do you prefer? And why!

  1. Capacitive

  2. On Screen

  3. Undecided

  4. Both! Swap on the fly depending on the situation

  1. Milad
    Lollipop Jun 19, 2014

    Milad , Jun 19, 2014 :
    I came from a Blackberry to a Z1 and i am now used to on screen buttons on my Z1

  2. Hitoshi54
    Gingerbread Jun 19, 2014

  3. HA3AP
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 19, 2014

    HA3AP , Jun 19, 2014 :
    What's the point of this thread if you have the choice to use both?!

  4. Amygdala
    Honeycomb Jun 19, 2014

    Amygdala , Jun 19, 2014 :
    I like on screen buttons better, otherwise I fear the screen is gonna be just too big :p

  5. Gamusicman
    Gingerbread Jun 19, 2014

    Gamusicman , Jun 19, 2014 :
    Having an S3 too and a nexus 7 I use both... but I think I would prefer the capacitive buttons since they are there...

  6. DaniBecker97
    Eclair Jun 19, 2014

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  7. Nomelas
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 19, 2014

    Nomelas , Jun 19, 2014 :
    Poll... which do you prefer? That's the point. I thought it was pretty clear...

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  8. dean4199
    Donut Jun 19, 2014

    dean4199 , Jun 19, 2014 :
    I like the on-screen buttons because the layout can be changed and I don't really like the layout of the capacitive buttons

  9. LibraSun
    Jelly Bean Jun 19, 2014

    LibraSun , Jun 19, 2014 :
    Is there a prescribed way to "exit" an app ... i.e. pressing "Home" versus "Back"? I've long wondered what the official method for "leaving" an app is, according to Google.

  10. JackedX
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 19, 2014

    JackedX , Jun 19, 2014 :
    The on screen buttons are better lit, plus the on screen buttons reduce the distance your fingers have to travel on the phone which is good on such a big screen.

  11. Nomelas
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 19, 2014

    Nomelas , Jun 19, 2014 :
    It usually does different things for different apps. Usually just hitting the home button will return you to the home screen but leave the app running in the background. Hitting back will close the app, meaning it shouldn't still be running in the background. It all depends though, a lot of times I hit the back button and it returns me to the home screen but the app will still be running and I can go back to it exactly where I left off, other times I'll hit the home button and go back to the app but it has to relaunch the entire app again.

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  12. Chris Haidze
    Honeycomb Jun 21, 2014

    Chris Haidze , Jun 21, 2014 :
    I think I'll use the capacitive, otherwise I'll feel there is wasted space below the screen and it will bother me.

  13. Cadenjs
    Gingerbread Jun 21, 2014

  14. notjustspecs
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 21, 2014

  15. Roderickvalerio
    Honeycomb Jun 21, 2014

    Roderickvalerio , Jun 21, 2014 :
    Depending I have notice on my nexus 5 some apps touch buttons take space on screen. If you want more screen go with capacitive depends how you feel about screen space.

  16. riceoobxg
    Honeycomb Jun 21, 2014

  17. dli7319
    Honeycomb Jun 21, 2014

    dli7319 , Jun 21, 2014 :
    On screen because I like the layout better. I dislike the Samsung layout of having back on the right side and having a hardware menu button.

  18. averyvh
    Gingerbread Jun 21, 2014

    averyvh , Jun 21, 2014 :
    I use onscreen button on my nexus 7 and I think I prefer them.
    I just don't understand why people say you lose space on your screen. Whenever you launch a game or watch a video or something it automatically hides them.

  19. Johnmiller
    Honeycomb Jun 21, 2014

    Johnmiller , Jun 21, 2014 :
    I'm use to 4 capacitive with the back button on the right, and the on screen is the opposite. I'll have to wait and see.

  20. klye113
    Honeycomb Jun 21, 2014

    klye113 , Jun 21, 2014 :
    Capacitive buttons to get the most out of the large screen size. I loved the capacitive buttons on my old phone.