Best touch phone for women with fingernails?

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  1. Chrisy418

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    Hi there - new to the forum here and looking to enter the world of the Droid. I have fingernails and wondered which phone might be the best touch screen - stylus supported perhaps? Anyone have any suggestions?:thinking:

    THanks!
     

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  2. jradicle11

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    Most phones now-a-days have capacitive touch screens. This means they respond to thing that are conductors. Unfortunately, fingernails are not conductors. I believe they make styluses that work with capacitive touch screen, though.

    My advice? Line your fingernails with some sort of conductive material so they work with the touch screens.

    I was, uh, kidding about the fingernail thing, by the way...
     
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    Welcome to the android forums glad to have you here.
     
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  5. Martimus

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    ^^^ What he said!!

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  6. Chrisy418

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    I will definitely want the keyboard however I am sure that I am not the only woman with fingernails that feels sorta slighted by this. My nails aren't that long, but it is frustrating trying to use the touch screen. Currently I have the LG Voyager (yes I know, ancient by now!) but I can use my fingertip OR my fingernail on the touch screen, both work. I don't know why the technical folks at these companies don't take this into consideration when coming up with new products. Perhaps they can make a new product that gives you the option of using touch OR stylus.....just sayin'...
     
  7. mrsbelpit

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    I have fingernails, and I have no problem with the touch screen on my vibrant. I think you have to just have a screen big enough to use the pad of your finger, so 4"+

    I love swype, in landscape mode the keys are quite large.
     
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    Welcome to the wonderful world of Capacitive vs Resistive screens... Fingernails (or a stylus) tend to work better with resistive screens but most people prefer using their fingertips and that lends to Capacitive screens.

    There's no easy solution to this...
     
  9. mary c

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    I have th lg dare and broke th charging port so i went to upgrade to on of the new smart phones and ran in to the same problem. i have called lg and also verizon as lg said verizon requested this and the verizon people said well everyone is going with that!! I can not use the keyboard on teh lg cosmos, too slippery and you have to push too hard on the buttons so I send my lg dare back for repair and can not wait to get it back. I agree they should make th screen an optional touch or stylus!! Call lg and complain. they dont know if we dont tell them . Also complain to verizon!!:mad:
     
  10. mary c

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    I totally agree with you on this!! I have three Dares and love them, i buy them off the internet so I always have a working phone. When will the phone companies realize that women with fingernails need phones too. the keyboards are to slick and my nails slide right off them so I keep my dare and hope that one day the phone companies will wake up!! I too got that same runaround that verizon requested this but that is bs cause all carriers have the same issue. I also agree that they should give the use the option to use the screen the way we want to! Hopefully one day they will figure it out
     
  11. kalidonit

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    I am currently helping my fiance familiarize herself with touch phone. I have an htc EVO 4g, as well as a samsung transform. She likes to use her fingernails rather than her finger tips...though i remind her the wear and tear is costly using her fingernails . . . jokingly! . . . it seemed though that the EVO was more responsive. Just to add our experience.
     

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