I really dislike the power button so I don't use it anymore


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  1. docprego

    docprego Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's located on the side so it is hard to press it without causing the keyboard to slide. To make matters worse it is very flush with the body of the phone and has very little tactile feedback (it doesn't have a satisfying click).

    I totally solved this by downloading a free app called "No Lock". This app will eliminate the need to unlock your phone once your phone is turned on but more importantly it allows the volume buttons to wake the phone. Since the volume buttons are 1000% better than the power button this is an awesome improvement for me. The volume buttons have a reassuring click and are not so flush with the body so they are easy to use. Now I can wake the phone very easily with one hand by simply tapping either of the volume buttons. I also purchased another app (for a buck) called "Screen off". It's an app that will cause your phone to enter sleep mode by tapping an icon on screen. Between these 2 apps I NEVER have to touch that lousy power button anymore.
     

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  2. getlooks

    getlooks Well-Known Member

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    I like the Epic's power button better than my EVO. The EVO's is on top and hard to reach. You almost need two hands to power on/off. + for the Epic.
     
  3. Android XTC

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    After have the EVO with its "sunken" power button im in love with the switch on the Epic. Its very responsive and I can easily flick it with my thumb. I have no problems with it at all.
     
  4. iBleedBlackNgold

    iBleedBlackNgold Well-Known Member

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    I think getting used to its location is the only issue I have .. which really isn't a huge deal at all
     
  5. jim2point0

    jim2point0 Well-Known Member

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    Well like the OP, it's hard to press the button without sliding the keyboard a little bit. However, I can easily press it while holding the phone with 1 hand. The EVO's was a bitch. I just wish they made the keyboard a little harder to slide out.
     
  6. paranoid_android

    paranoid_android Well-Known Member

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    Totally agreed, OP.

    Honestly, I think the Epic is an epic failure ergonomically. Not only does the keyboard want to slide out, but why would you put any hard keys directly opposite each other. Doesn't Newton have something to say about that kind of thing? I could go on about how disappointing this phone has been, but good manners forbid, so...
     
  7. KoukiFC3S

    KoukiFC3S Well-Known Member

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    No problems here, you get used to it.
     
  8. chewtoy

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    Completely agree with this post.
     
  9. bdforte69

    bdforte69 Well-Known Member

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    agreed
     
  10. blueatlanta

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    i agree with the OP. it is my only complaint with this phone. I hate the power button location.I also hate that its flush with the phone so you cant find it without looking. All in all it was a poor decision on samsung's part.
     
  11. DILands

    DILands Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I would prefer the "back" and "search" buttons switched. But - I'll live!
     
  12. Khemul

    Khemul Well-Known Member

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    Personally I like it. Maybe I just got used to it extremely quickly. My thumb tends to land right there when holding it and my index finger when picking it up.

    Seems like it'd be more ackward if the button were on top, but again maybe I just got used to it quickly.
     
  13. tx_brandon

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    pick up the phone with your left hand and the entire process is much easier. After it becomes habit, I believe ya'll wont find it annoying.
     
  14. cij1916

    cij1916 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I alway pick my phone up with the left hand (i'm a righty) and my index finger is right there on the power button, naturally...also when holding it, the other 3 fingers prevent the phone from sliding
     
  15. jfenton

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    I think it's fine and w hole lot better than the top mounted one on the EVO I had.
     
  16. Epicurean

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    I had problems fumbling about with the hard buttons, too. Yesterday finally got a hard case from Sprint. I seem to have a better grip on the thing so it doesn't open up when it's not supposed to any more.

    I thought the case would make "Sammy" a little too bulky but it actually feels pretty good to me.
     
  17. Shane112358

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    I would love to have this functionality built-in to Juice Defender, which has a setting for putting screen timeout and screen lock at different times, but you still need to do the up-swipe. I used this app but it was too easy to make a pocket call. Maybe some a little more difficult.
     
  18. CzechPleez

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    Hi. I'm a Sprint employee and Epic owner/user.

    Just wanted to say thanks for the great tip, esp for those who dislike using the power button. I agree with some of the posters here in that the button placement and design seems counterintuitive; placing buttons on opposite sides of the device, being flush mount and tucked half underneath, etc. What I question is why they make the power/sleep button flush and less distinct, and the dedicated camera button stick out and more pronounced. Seems backward, or at least they should make all the buttons similar to the camera button.

    Thanks for reporting your issues and being Sprint customers! We're listening!
     
  19. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Well-Known Member

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    Same for me. My old phone had it on the top.
     
  20. lxy33

    lxy33 Well-Known Member

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    My point exactly! :) That's what I do!!
     
  21. douglaslem88

    douglaslem88 Well-Known Member

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    I actually just open the keyboard, then you don't even have to unlock. Hopefully the sliding mechanism will hold up
     

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