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    Default Power button too flat

    Is there a mod to make the button to protrude out more to make it easier to press??

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    Default Re: Power button too flat

    Quote Originally Posted by fminusfminus View Post
    Is there a mod to make the button to protrude out more to make it easier to press??

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    This was a common complaint with the HTC ThunderBolt. Sounds like the Rezound is the same. The customary "fix" is: "Get used to it". Of course, occasionally there is a manufacturing defect regarding this, but not often. It's just the HTC design it seems.

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    I had the Thunderbolt and I felt the same way. I was always worried that it was sinking. My buddy had the Evo and it had the same issue. Unfortunately that's how HTC does it.

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    A number of different cases will help with this. My Otterbox Defender makes the power button much easier to use.

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    No one has said you can't be creative with a thin strip of plastic and a TINY bit of glue to fix little button issue.... Just saying.
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    I used to have the thunderbolt and it was no where as bad as the resound. The ottebox is too thick IMO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fminusfminus View Post
    I used to have the thunderbolt and it was no where as bad as the resound. The ottebox is too thick IMO.


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    Check out the otterbox commuter case. It's much thinner than the defender and has as much protection too (minus the built in screen protector of the defender's). I have this case and I love it! The power button and volume buttons are MUCH easier to press now and the case is just the right size IMO. Even though it doesn't have a built in screen protector it does come with a screen protector film which I think is good enough to protect the screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghess517 View Post
    No one has said you can't be creative with a thin strip of plastic and a TINY bit of glue to fix little button issue.... Just saying.
    + 1. I'll have to try that. My wife's evo 3d is perfect. The power button is super easy to turn on.

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    Default Re: Power button too flat

    Yeah that damn power and volume button is too flush
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    Eh you get used to it. At first it was annoying, but now I can get it with no problem.
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    This is an excellent point - the Droid Razr has the same problem, only the razr's buttons are loose as well as being flush. One of them cracked then fell off, so back it went.

    I had to push so hard on the Rezound's power button the other day I thought I was going to crush the phone. You actually have to LOOK at the button to place your finger just right which is ridiculous.

    Somebody out here mentioned duct tape, somebody else mentioned plastic strips and superglue, and someone else mentioned a huge case. Come on guys, this is a design problem.

    Those three buttons are really our device controls - and deserve a whole lot more attention than they get on the drawing board at HTC and Motorola. For all their chintzy cheap plastics, Samsung has just beat everyone on the buttons and got it right. It's the very first thing we do when we pick up the phone and those guys know it - congrats (at least on the buttons) Samsung. But alas, I'm probably going to keep the Rezound after going through the Razr, the SGN (what a disappointment), the Infuse and an S2.

    Wants for the Rezound: 1) a bigger screen (but keep that same beautiful hi-res), and 2) stereo speakers (it IS a sound-based marketed device they say), 3) Rooted out of the box 4) Get rid of all those stupid bloat apps 5) fire all the whole team writing Sense code and put them to work on improving hardware design. And of course better buttons.

    Now the antenna array on the Rezound being glued to the plastic phone back is another story. Wonder how many back open cycles it'll be before those 14 connection tabs stress and break off? Were other HTC phones like that? I'm showing a -25db loss on bluetooth already, most suredly from the micky mouse antenna connectors/placement. Took a dang field strength meter to figure that one out - kept thinking it was my headsets and Bose speakers. This can't be for real?
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    Default Re: Power button too flat

    I'm on my second Rezound. Was having persistant headset crackling noises during calls.

    The new one I got from Verizon today is much better. It doesn't stick out like the button on a Droid X or iPhone, but it is much easier to depress. I wonder if mine is just different.
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    My god, people just have to complain about something. I've never seen such a group of wining people in my life. Get a rotary phone and hide in your cav, it's obvious if a fricking button causes you this much trouble you can't deal with 21st century life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlschulz View Post
    My god, people just have to complain about something. I've never seen such a group of wining people in my life. Get a rotary phone and hide in your cav, it's obvious if a fricking button causes you this much trouble you can't deal with 21st century life.
    Woosah, woosah. Calm down, bro.
    People are just discussing a minor issue just to bring up conversation. No one is threatening to return the phone because of this.
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    the extended battery back panel makes pressing power & volume much easier
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    If it's difficult to press then you won't turn it off accidentally. Sounds like good design to me.

    Just IMO, ya know?
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    it's definitely a nuisance. a case can remedy this though. the incipio silicrylic makes the powerbutton work flawlessly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by citan View Post
    the extended battery back panel makes pressing power & volume much easier
    Wow - you mean the OEM version? It looks like the top of the case is still flush, not helping the extension of the buttons much.

    I don't mind the bulk if I can carry the thing around for a full day. I did that with my S2, and it made no difference at all in my pocket or hand. In fact, it felt much more natural, the bulk filled itself in so to speak. And it did keep the phone going for like 36 hours though. This is like a 4Ah battery (~3500mah). Just what these phones need IMHO.

    But since I can't actually see one of the OEM extended backs, can you confirm that it has extended buttons?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckwheat-phd View Post
    I had to push so hard on the Rezound's power button the other day I thought I was going to crush the phone.
    I don't know if this applies to you or not, but It's probably worth mentioning... I'm assuming the Rezound is like the ThunderBolt 'cuz I don't have a Rezound...

    When the phone is OFF, but on the charger, all it takes is a quick push/let-go to turn the phone on. It will STILL wait about 5 seconds before it turns on. When the phone is OFF, but NOT on the charger, you actually have to hold the button depressed for about 5 seconds before the phone will turn on.

    During these procedures above, it does not turn on any faster if you press harder

    It occurs to me that during these "long press" operations, some folks are bearing down hard enough on the button to damage it. When pushing harder doesn't help at all.

    Just food for thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankXS View Post
    I don't know if this applies to you or not, but It's probably worth mentioning... I'm assuming the Rezound is like the ThunderBolt 'cuz I don't have a Rezound...

    When the phone is OFF, but on the charger, all it takes is a quick push/let-go to turn the phone on. It will STILL wait about 5 seconds before it turns on. When the phone is OFF, but NOT on the charger, you actually have to hold the button depressed for about 5 seconds before the phone will turn on.

    During these procedures above, it does not turn on any faster if you press harder

    It occurs to me that during these "long press" operations, some folks are bearing down on the buttun enough to damage it. When pushing harder doesn't help at all.

    Just food for thought.

    -Frank
    Yea, I see what you mean. Problem is the buttons are just manufactured too short, and they sink inside the case. This makes pressing them a real chore, unless you put your fingernail on it. And that takes practice to do it 20x a day. Same with the volume buttons, but not nearly as bad as the power button.

    I think the volume buttons are hinged on the inside, so you can actually press the very top/bottom and get some movement/action.

    Still curious about this extended battery/case from HTC though -
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    I also have the evo 3d and yes the power button was easy to press too easy I pressed it almost every time I put it in my pocket. I think the rezound ressessed power button is way better great design!

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