Support Anyone having trouble getting used to the physical buttons?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kenn, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. kenn

    kenn Well-Known Member
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    How do you guys like the physical buttons vs. the soft buttons (glass) on other phones? I've got an Incredible that I really like, but I'm having two issues that I'm not liking. Call quality and battery life... I looked at the Droid X and really didn't like the physical buttons.

    I'm curious -- how many of you were disappointed by the physical buttons but have found them to be OK after using them?
     

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  2. Steven58

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    I would fall into that group!
     
  3. hahaha what

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  4. xander66

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    I wasn't disappointed at all and I still like them. Sure they have a little wiggle room but what doesn't? All in all its more satisfying to me to have "real buttons"
     
  5. evo678

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    I think it takes a little bit more effort to click when operating it with just one hand. And the "wiggle" factor does make me wonder if they will hold up, although I think this is more of a perception thing than an actual durability issue.

    One nice thing about it is being able to wake the phone up by pressing the home key.
     
  6. 5murphy7

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    I love the physical keys. Better response than the touch on those other phones. I have a silcone cover and didn't even notice the wiggle until it was mentioned here. I think all touch is to much.
     
  7. JubbaTheHutt

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    Not I, but than again, I'm coming from a Storm 1
     
  8. jbhumph

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    I'm coming from an iPhone and I honestly like the physical buttons
     
  9. 10splaya22

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    I like the physical buttons so I don't accidentally press them. Yes it takes some getting used to but thats how all new things are.
     
  10. HalfFrozen

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    I like the buttons..
     
  11. Piiman

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    they're ok but I would have liked them to be "softer" to press. As they are how if you have the phone in a dock it can move the dock with all the force you need to press it so you have to kind of grab it from behind to reinforce it as you press . Not a big deal but easier to press would have been better for me.
     
  12. RichSz

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    Either is fine. For me as long as the buttons aren't crappy, I couldn't care less. No issue with the Droid X buttons.
     
  13. Doit2it

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    I guess they are alright. I came from the HTC Eris. It's capacitive buttons were a pain. You had to press toward the top of the icon, not directly on the icon. And even when you hit the sweet spot, occationally there was no responce. I tried the HTC Incredible in stores and thought the capacitive buttons were a dream compaired the the Eris.

    All that being said, I bought the Droid X unseen. Knowing I wouldn't have the problems I had with the Eris but wouldn't have the experience the Inc owners have.

    The Droid X buttons do take some pressure to activate. Nothing extream, but the fact that they are so thin, the tip of my index finger hurts slightly when I use the keys repeatedly over a period of time. I'm a big guy, so I have big fingers. That may be the reason for the irritation.

    The irritation goes away quickly after a phone browsing session. And I haven't and don't expect to develope a callus on the tip of my index finger. Above all, take this from my post. Even with this slight irritation, I love my Droid X. Without a doubt it's the best phone I've ever owned.
     
  14. ashykat

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    I like the buttons. I would accidentally press the capacitive buttons on the droid when I was holding it, so it's nice not worrying about it anymore.
     
  15. kwaping

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    +1, except substitute EVO for droid. Returned my EVO after 24 hours, but am totally happy with my DX.

    It's just personal preference, like many other things.
     
  16. syntrix

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    I was at first, but I learned on a MD and DI how to use the soft buttons.

    I actually like the hard buttons now! I like them A LOT!!
     
  17. Helicrewchief

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    I like them. No issues at all.
     
  18. butthead007

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    I have to work?
    They're fine.
     
  19. curtisdr

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    I like the buttons on the DINC way better. I rarely pressed them accidently. The DX are too small and too hard to press, especially one-handed. And while we are talking about buttons, the volume rocker sucks. :( One the plus side, the battery and call quality should be better than your DINC.
     
  20. matty032

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    Not at all. The physical buttons are just as cool as the capacitive.
     
  21. syntrix

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    You need two hands to press a DX button? :D:D

    They aren't that hard to press. Actually there's only 2 buttons. Each side is more like a "rocker and press" type setup.

    The buttons are very high quality for buttons, and the fit and finish is exceptional. I can use 1 hand all day long on this phone, and I still never get tired. I don't use performance enhancing products either. This phone is truly amazing!
     
  22. Gareee

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    Only button I'm not thrilled with is the camera shutter button.. it has more wiggle room, and seems "flakier" then the others, which feel rock solid.
     
  23. TheGr81

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    I much prefer having physical buttons over the capacitive ones. I just wish they were slightly taller up and down. I would always hit the cpactive buttons on my Droid by mistake.
     
  24. jweber

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    I like the Physical buttons, but would perfer they be programable. I would like the ability to make phones calls with gloves on when it's winter time. I to bring up voice dial/and answer/end calls.
     
  25. myth90045

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    I like the buttons. They wiggle, but at least they wont get caught on something and rip off like the Storm 2 buttons. All in all I am happy with my X!!
     

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