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    Default Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    Just got device and wondering...

    May go back to Samsung S4, Galaxy Mega...
    Or wait for Note 3...

    Each one has its own perks, but none are perfect...

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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    Exactly what I was thinking, not sure how much the software buttons take up. I'd say there's about 5 of usable screen but for watching videos and looking at pictures the buttons go away
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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    They don't go away while on the net, though

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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    rooted mine and use autohide keys..neverlooked back. its a 5.2 to me now!
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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    I just kinda think of it as a 5" usable display. Its still nice and big.

    from my Sony XTZ
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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    I just kinda think of it as a 5" usable display. Its still nice and big.

    from my Sony XTZ
    Compared to an S4 which has a full 5 inch screen, the G2's is smaller when accounting for the softkeys

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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    Really? It can't be by much. Besides, I've heard that the G2's screen is just as good, if not better, than the HTC One's which means it leaves my S4's in the dust.

    from my Sony XTZ
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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    Yes because its still 5.2 inches of digitizer? Lol just saying.

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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    Yes. Otherwise you'd need to discount the notification bar as well (for all phones)

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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    Well there are options for those willing to root and make some changes to their device, such as the Autohide Softkeys App mentioned above, or this nifty little mod someone recently whipped up ... [MOD] Smaller navigation bar [AT&T-only] - xda-developers

    If not, to each their own. I'm perfectly happy with the screen size and soft keys and don't feel cheated at all.
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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    Manufacturers will always market what they believe to be the true screen size. It's subjective and that's their take on how they feel the device should be marketed as. It's a good think options are available to make the on screen keys go away.

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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    Manufacturers will always market what they believe to be the true screen size. It's subjective and that's their take on how they feel the device should be marketed as. It's a good think options are available to make the on screen keys go away.

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    Yes indeed so you can actually have ALL of the gorgeous screen.
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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    The keys go away with full size screen YouTube and Games... not sure when else this would be an issue.
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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    I use ADW launcher and just choose no app dock. I have to double tap the notification bar to turn the screen off but it becomes second nature pretty fast.
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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    Quote Originally Posted by DestinedtoGame View Post
    The keys go away with full size screen YouTube and Games... not sure when else this would be an issue.
    What games are you talking about? All the videos online with G2 gaming = keys taking up space on the screen.
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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    root your device then you can have small home keys, that's what I did.
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    Default Re: Is it fair to call G2 a 5.2 in screen when home key buttons take up room?

    Quote Originally Posted by LegacyEvoAce View Post
    What games are you talking about? All the videos online with G2 gaming = keys taking up space on the screen.
    I Need a Hero, Rainbow Unicorn Attack 2, Reaper, etc

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