02-28-2013 01:03 AM
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  1. PaulQ's Avatar
    Coming from a non-Samsung phone, the placement of the power button directly opposite the volume rocker is SERIOUSLY annoying. I keep unintentionally lowering the volume. I kept wondering why I wasn't hearing my phone!

    I had to vent that.

    Am I alone??
    07-24-2012 12:30 AM
  2. RyDawgBoston's Avatar
    I was like that at first, but got use to it fast.
    07-24-2012 12:51 AM
  3. akronevan2's Avatar
    I still hit the volume button when playing Angry Birds.
    07-24-2012 01:17 AM
  4. liteon163's Avatar
    I've gotten used to it. But I still don't like it...

    Sent from my Blue 32 Verizon SGSIII using Tapatalk 2
    07-24-2012 01:26 AM
  5. funkylogik's Avatar
    feelin ur pain man power should be at top
    07-24-2012 04:31 AM
  6. Oli2k's Avatar
    I personally prefer it being on the side, worked well at the top of a smaller phone like the iphone but with a phone this large being on the side works better for me.
    07-24-2012 04:36 AM
  7. CaneToad's Avatar
    Drives me batty as well
    07-24-2012 05:05 AM
  8. funkylogik's Avatar
    every android ive had had power on top. wonder if theres a way without root to disable power button?? then use ShakeOff app to turn screen off and home button to switch on...
    07-24-2012 05:28 AM
  9. jcp007's Avatar
    I personally prefer it being on the side, worked well at the top of a smaller phone like the iphone but with a phone this large being on the side works better for me.
    I totally agree. The placement works great. Coming from a RIM device, I had no difficulty making the transition.

    Sent From My Samsung Galaxy S III Handheld Device
    07-24-2012 06:35 AM
  10. funkylogik's Avatar
    every android ive had had power on top. wonder if theres a way without root to disable power button?? then use ShakeOff app to turn screen off and home button to switch on...
    just tried shakeoff on the s3 + its a NO
    07-24-2012 06:45 AM
  11. jeffreii's Avatar
    I've definitely hit the volume/power buttons at the same time...many times. I am learning to press above the volume button when using the power button though...I'm sure I will adapt.
    07-24-2012 08:29 AM
  12. miketko's Avatar
    Coming from a non-Samsung phone, the placement of the power button directly opposite the volume rocker is SERIOUSLY annoying. I keep unintentionally lowering the volume. I kept wondering why I wasn't hearing my phone!

    I had to vent that.

    Am I alone??
    Agreed. But that ended once I got the outterbox commuter cause as its not as easy to press the hard buttons. Also I downloaded a lock screen app which I keep on my dock and use that to lock my screen.

    Sent from my SGH-I747M using Android Central Forums
    07-24-2012 08:32 AM
  13. Predator04's Avatar
    Check out the app called volume locker. Totally worth it. You can set the volume levels and if they change you have to confirm it. This should solve your problem

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
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    07-24-2012 08:42 AM
  14. GrooveRite's Avatar
    TOTALLY used to it!! I've been a Samsung ***** since the A900....you guys remember that phone?!!? BEST flip phone I ever had!!
    07-24-2012 08:46 AM
  15. s14tat's Avatar
    I can't stand the power button being on the top. Have you tried imagining to press the top for the power button on a galaxy note. Your hand would catch cramps. hell even on the GS3 is pushing it. Maybe its because I'm a lefty and I always unlock my phone with my left hand so I never ever had a problem with it, and it never even occurred to me how it would be a problem for anyone... until I realized that I'm a lefty.

    edit: I just unconsciously unlocked my phone with my right hand, and i did not hit the volume button at all or was anywhere near it with my fingers. hmmmmmm Oh well.
    07-24-2012 09:09 AM
  16. wxjeremy's Avatar
    I use a free app called "Volume Locker" that locks your volume settings. If you change your volume (or accidentaly hit the rocker), a prompt will ask you to save changes or revert to previous settings. You can set a timer for that prompt before it automatically reverts back to the old settings.

    *Just noticed Predator04 mentioned the same app before me. Will back him up on this one. I've used it since my original droid and its helped with a few rogue volume changes.
    DM51 likes this.
    07-24-2012 09:11 AM
  17. Kronko's Avatar
    It does not matter to me where it is located.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    07-24-2012 09:16 AM
  18. MARQUISMARC's Avatar
    I do like having the power button on the side when you have such a large screen but it would have made better sense to not have the power button and volume rocker on the same plane, they should have been offset.
    lv2bsilly and dmmattix like this.
    07-24-2012 09:36 AM
  19. anon(181017)'s Avatar
    It was bothering me too, but I got a TPU case that covers the buttons which gives me a better grip on the phone and makes the buttons harder to accidentally press as well, but it does not make them too hard to press when you want to.
    07-24-2012 09:39 AM
  20. Roboticz's Avatar
    The button placement is fine... you just need to get used to the phone.
    07-24-2012 10:14 AM
  21. professorjay's Avatar
    I agree it would make more sense to offfset them.
    07-24-2012 12:21 PM
  22. ansextra's Avatar
    Not for anything but in my opinion if this is the biggest complaint you can come up with for the S3 I'd say it's a pretty great phone!
    07-24-2012 12:51 PM
  23. JayL's Avatar
    since I found out home wakes it up , I almost never use the power button anymore. I let it fall asleep on its own mostly, with 1min timeout
    07-24-2012 01:17 PM
  24. funkylogik's Avatar
    Check out the app called volume locker. Totally worth it. You can set the volume levels and if they change you have to confirm it. This should solve your problem

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    great tip thanx man
    07-24-2012 04:31 PM
  25. Razelus's Avatar
    Still grab the top right of the phone thinking I'm gonna hit my power button... Getting used to it though and like most other people I inadvertently lower my volume while trying to hit power button more than I should.
    07-24-2012 06:27 PM
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