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    Default LG G2: Button Placement

    I am torn between the LG G2, the S4(5) and the Droid Maxx.

    I am leaning most towards the LG G2 the only thing that is making me question that decision is the button placement and the Knock on function.

    Were you user ables to quickly adapt to the button placement and is it something that you enjoy now or is it something that still is weird/bothers you till this day?
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    I think back buttons should have been here since the beginning.
    That's how good I think they are. I highly recommend it.

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    Very much like the back buttons. Very easy to access and curs down on accidental side button pushing

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    I don't mind the back buttons, but they aren't head and shoulders better than side buttons for me. However knock on and knock off means I seldom have to use the back buttons.
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    I adapted quick to the back buttons. Knock on is great, just beware, you may start trying to knock on other things too. I try to get knock on to work on my Nexus 7 all the time 😕

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    Took about a day to get used to but I really love the G2. Now I find myself knocking on my Kindle to turn it on.

    A couple people I work with have the S4 and wish they had waited for the G2.... Battery life is significantly better! My co-workers end up plugging in close to the end of the day while I still have around 70% battery left. We all use our phones very much the same.

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    I honestly don't even use the back buttons, except when I use the front facing camera to take a pic of me with my son. The knock on pretty much eliminates the need to use them.

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    The G2 is such a stellar device. I took to the back button placement almost immediately. That is just a great phone all around. To me, it's a better recommendation than the S4 but I respect that the removable battery and storage are desired by some.


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    I am going to disagree, but only slightly. The knock on feature is terrific. I love it and use it exclusively when powering the phone on or off.

    All in all, I think the phone is terrific. If I had to buy another phone today, it would still be the G2. My only complain about it are the back buttons. I find them to be very useful when I am talking on the phone and need to adjust the volume, but I almost never talk on the phone. Most of the time, I find myself searching for the volume up and down keys while the phone is resting on the seat next to me or some other place that it isn't terribly easy to reach the back.

    All of that being said, I still love the phone and would most certainly buy the G3 even if the buttons were still on the back so it isn't a huge issue for me.
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    I've had the issue of trying to Knock on things after using the G2 for some time. I love the button placement on the back, give the edges of the phone a very smooth, clean feel.

    Only thing I don't like about the buttons are the lack of tactile differences in them. Many times I have to look at them before pressing them because I can't tell what I'm gonna push.

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    The buttons took me a few days to get used to. Now that I am almost prefer them. Nonetheless it doesn't matter because knock on is amazing.

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    I like the back buttons. The only problem I have had is when the pho,e is in the same pocket as my keys, I have had the phone get shut off by the keys pressing the power button in my pocket. As far as knock on/off, I think it works fairly well. It can be a little but finicky at times but overall, I think it works well. I actually wish my Nexus 7 had the feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkcheech View Post
    I like the back buttons. The only problem I have had is when the pho,e is in the same pocket as my keys, I have had the phone get shut off by the keys pressing the power button in my pocket. As far as knock on/off, I think it works fairly well. It can be a little but finicky at times but overall, I think it works well. I actually wish my Nexus 7 had the feature.

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    I know different strokes for different folks but it seems rather cruel to the phone to put it in the same pocket as your keys. Think of the phone. ☺️


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    i like my phone, but i don't like the back buttons. i bought it on launch day, and i still sometimes hit the wrong button when i try to raise the volume.

    that being said, it is not a dealbreaker for me. knock on works great most of the time so you don't really need to use the power button
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    I know different strokes for different folks but it seems rather cruel to the phone to put it in the same pocket as your keys. Think of the phone. ☺️


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    Yeah... I mean you have 2 pockets right?!?! Maybe even 4?
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    Phone is great. Knock on /off works for me. My brother got the Incipio dual pro case. He swears by it. I do have to admit, the case makes the buttons more useful and easier to find. Way easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffk23 View Post
    Phone is great. Knock on /off works for me. My brother got the Incipio dual pro case. He swears by it. I do have to admit, the case makes the buttons more useful and easier to find. Way easier.

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    agreed. the back buttons, especially on the vzw model because they're smaller than all the others, can be difficult to distinguish when not looking at them. putting a case on the phone makes it much easier to find the correct button quickly.

    knock on is such a simple concept that works so well I can't believe it took this long for any phone from any brand running any os to implement.

    when looking for a phone I initially had a hard line requiring removable battery and storage. the g2 made me not even care. it's such a better phone than anything else available that I can't believe it's not even more popular.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    I know different strokes for different folks but it seems rather cruel to the phone to put it in the same pocket as your keys. Think of the phone. ☺️


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    I usually don't but sometimes it just has to be done.

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    I am indifferent about the back buttons. I love knock on, but I hate the on screen Android buttons. The screen is roughly the same size as the S3's screen because of the space wasted on the on screen buttons. Samsung also mitigates the need for knock on with the physical home button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgcamero View Post
    I am indifferent about the back buttons. I love knock on, but I hate the on screen Android buttons. The screen is roughly the same size as the S3's screen because of the space wasted on the on screen buttons. Samsung also mitigates the need for knock on with the physical home button.

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    It's somewhat rare to read that someone dislikes the onscreen buttons and would prefer capacitive ones.


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    The back buttons are fantastic. My old Galaxy nexus was constantly on low volume instead of vibrate (I only use vibrate and light flow for notifications) due to the accidental pushing of the buttons. That has been eliminated on this phone. I almost feel as if I cannot go back to side buttons ever again.

    Knock on/off is also a fantastic feature. I use it a lot and it is reliable. I am also one of the people who knock on the screen of other devices to wake them up. Oops.

    Adding battery life to these features is the icing on the cake. Let's face it, most consumers have battery issues and it is probably the biggest hindrance to modern devices. This phone somehow just amazes in that category. Once I got rid of the Facebook app, my battery life has been in the stratosphere. If you are a mid-to-low user, you'll probably have to only charge it every other day to every third day. It's that good.
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    I love the G2 but am getting impatient for the G3.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    It's somewhat rare to read that someone dislikes the onscreen buttons and would prefer capacitive ones.


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    Well, essentially look at the Note 3. Notice that there is exactly the same amount of space below the screen and the buttons are down there instead of wasting real estate on the screen itself. I just haven't seen any advantage to the Google preferred on screen buttons in my 4 months with the G2, and since they waste screen space, I'd prefer them to be off screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgcamero View Post
    Well, essentially look at the Note 3. Notice that there is exactly the same amount of space below the screen and the buttons are down there instead of wasting real estate on the screen itself. I just haven't seen any advantage to the Google preferred on screen buttons in my 4 months with the G2, and since they waste screen space, I'd prefer them to be off screen.

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    The main benefit of having on screen buttons is that they can be customized. And unlike capacitive buttons, on screen buttons move when going from portrait to landscape.

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    I like them too but I wish the status bar was clear

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