06-08-2012 12:45 AM
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  1. droid83's Avatar
    it's 2012. No phone should have a physical button.
    mykrlz182 likes this.
    06-04-2012 09:13 PM
  2. CrackBerry1526's Avatar
    home buttons are much better
    Roboticz likes this.
    06-04-2012 09:27 PM
  3. jerethi's Avatar
    it's 2012. No phone should have a physical button.
    I kind of agree with this sentiment. That said, I'm still using a Dinc that has an optical trackpad that's never really bothered me. But one of the reasons I look forward to upgrading this device is to lose that button!

    Sent from my ADR6300 using Android Central Forums
    06-04-2012 09:40 PM
  4. jerseygirl's Avatar
    I don't particularly care for how the button looks, but I'm tired of using that teeny tiny on/off button at the top of my Evo to wake up the phone. I've pressed that button so many times it is now difficult to push...so I'm thinking maybe the home button may be a good thing.
    06-06-2012 08:52 AM
  5. mwandroboy's Avatar
    I like a physical home button. Even though everything else is based on touch response, we need something else to control the phone when the touchscreen doesnt' work.
    the1m.polo and kev2126 like this.
    06-06-2012 05:45 PM
  6. Suntan's Avatar
    I tend to use my phone a fair bit while it is sitting on my desk. Having the ability to press the home button with one finger to wake it will be welcomed compared to having to squeeze the phone on both sides to press the power button.

    Either way though, I wasn't going to get too sorted if it was capacitive or real. It's just a button after all.

    On a related note, I'm glad it still has a dedicated menu button. I prefer that to a multi-tasking button.

    -Suntan
    06-06-2012 10:51 PM
  7. kath00's Avatar
    I can't tell which way my GNex is oriented most of the time because of the lack of any buttons. I am glad to have at least one thing on the face that tells me if my phone is upside down or not.
    Roboticz likes this.
    06-07-2012 01:23 AM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    Like the physical one coming from RIM. My SG3 which has been ordered is my first all touchscreen phone.
    06-07-2012 07:03 AM
  9. dobiegillis's Avatar
    Hateful it. I don't want an iPhone.

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2
    06-07-2012 07:05 AM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    Very TIC. The SG3 is so not an iPhone on so many levels. In the first place, the SG3 has a micro SD slot and removable battery as well as more device customization, LED indicator and Smart Stay.
    06-07-2012 07:30 AM
  11. davidnc's Avatar
    I don't think the physical home button is going to bother me all that much.It looks like it doesn't stick up all that much.I will know more when actually have the phone in my hands tho.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
    06-07-2012 07:37 AM
  12. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I don't think the physical home button is going to bother me all that much.It looks like it doesn't stick up all that much.I will know more when actually have the phone in my hands tho.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
    X2

    At least it doesn't have the lame arsed on screen buttons.

    _______________
    Just Flash It !!!
    06-07-2012 07:40 AM
  13. plaut's Avatar
    One advantage of a physical home button is that you can operate the phone, at least in a limited way, with gloves on (particularly if you assign long-press or double-click to some type of voice control). Lifesaver in the winter....
    hounddogdaddy likes this.
    06-07-2012 08:53 AM
  14. asics10's Avatar
    The home button was a huge deal for me. If AT&T ended up dropping the home button I would have imported an international version.

    The only one thing I miss from the iphone was the home button. On my samsung infuse I never know what way is up, the power button on Samsungs are in a terrible place (always hitting the volume rocker), dropped the phone a million time when holding it in one hand trying to get the thumb down to the capacitive button.

    I was actually a little giddy when they announced it and they didn't get rid of the home button. Add the fact that the back button (my second most used) is to the right of the home button.

    For those with smaller devices, a phone this size makes getting the thumb all the way accross the bottom of the device very difficult. Home button will help with that.
    kev2126 likes this.
    06-07-2012 09:04 AM
  15. RawisTheGameHhH's Avatar
    i hope this wasnt mentioned but since you need to double click the home button to launch S Voice; a physical button makes it a lot easier
    06-07-2012 09:56 AM
  16. wilfreb's Avatar
    i love it!
    06-07-2012 10:45 AM
  17. rushmore's Avatar
    No fixed nav bar taking up space on the display like on Gnex is pure goodness.
    06-08-2012 12:22 AM
  18. heraldo's Avatar
    Love it! I have missed it on my RAZR
    06-08-2012 12:45 AM
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