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    Default OnePlusOne Capacitive vs On-Screen Buttons: Why Not Both?

    So, I heard the OnePlus One gives you the option of turning off the capacitive buttons and using on-screen buttons if you toggle the settings. That feature sounds pretty neat. Give both options and let the users decide on how they want to use their phone.

    I suppose the capacitive buttons still take up bezel space, but it doesn't look like it's a large area.
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    Default Re: Capacitive vs On-Screen Buttons: Why Not Both?

    Cue the girl from the Old El Paso taco commercials 😅
    Seems like a nice feature. That's how I have my GS4 set up at the moment


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    It's all about choice and giving users what they want. I would probably never use the capacitive buttons but their are those that will.
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    Default Re: Capacitive vs On-Screen Buttons: Why Not Both?

    I would probably use the capacitive buttons, but only because they are there and it doesn't make sense to me to give up the real estate on the screen. Though I understand the counterpoint that the on screen buttons can be customized and how that would appeal to some people.
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    Default Re: Capacitive vs On-Screen Buttons: Why Not Both?

    I'd be reluctant to buy a phone that has capacitive or hardware buttons. (Whether or not I have the option to use on-screen buttons instead.)
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    They both have their advantages. I really don't mind having the capacitive buttons and physical home button.

    Sent from the Galaxy Note 3...yeah, its spectacular.
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    Default Re: Capacitive vs On-Screen Buttons: Why Not Both?

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    Sent from the Galaxy Note 3...yeah, its spectacular.
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    Default Re: Capacitive vs On-Screen Buttons: Why Not Both?

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    Default Re: Capacitive vs On-Screen Buttons: Why Not Both?

    This function would be perfect on the Note 3...
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    Default Re: OnePlusOne Capacitive vs On-Screen Buttons: Why Not Both?

    Why not get rid of capacitive and the bezel and just have on screen?

    I don't see the point of having both at all
    Android is a tune up sports car with custom interior, sound system, and IOS is a stock model benz

    I use Android, because unlike IOS, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not infinitely cluttered homescreens
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    Default Re: OnePlusOne Capacitive vs On-Screen Buttons: Why Not Both?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtrack to Chaos View Post
    Why not get rid of capacitive and the bezel and just have on screen?

    I don't see the point of having both at all
    I totally agree. I like on screen buttons because they can be context sensitive whereas the capacitive buttons are mainly single use. Also less bezel plz!

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