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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by timetoroot, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. timetoroot

    timetoroot Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I went to Verizon to play with the G2. I think I could get used to the button placement on the back but they were so small and indistinguishable it was annoying. Has anyone gotten used to them at this point or found a software solution other than in the notification drop down?

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  2. steamer86

    steamer86 Well-Known Member

    Yup, and otherwise I use notification sliders. I don't want another phone with side buttons.
  3. Stannis the Mannis

    Stannis the Mannis Rapscallion

    I wonder why Verizon went with smaller buttons as opposed to the regular ones?
  4. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Idk but I wish they'd have kept them larger like the other variants. I like the rear buttons but I think I'd have liked them even more if they were a little bigger.
  5. Droid_Junky

    Droid_Junky Android Enthusiast

    I have the Verizon version and I've found that I never really need to use the buttons. Knock on turns the screen on and off and anytime volume needs to be adjusted it is available in the notification panel. It appears and disappears when required. I also use the quick reboot app to reboot. I'm rooted and it gives an option to reboot to recovery. I personally love the button locations.
  6. Lightninrod

    Lightninrod Well-Known Member

    I had not noticed the volume adjustment in the notification panel.

  7. jstcynske

    jstcynske Member

    Not sure i could go back! With knock on, you really don't need the power button.
  8. timetoroot

    timetoroot Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I can see the power button but what about volume control? Two steps with the notification bar control or fumbling/ miss touches with the tiny Verizon back buttons.
  9. steamer86

    steamer86 Well-Known Member

    I miss touch rear buttons very rarely. Once you get use to it, even with the tiny buttons (notches help a lot), muscle memory kicks in and out isn't much a problem. For me at least. I also have a slim tpu case, helps as well for feeling placement.
  10. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Yeah to me the volume buttons are still a better option than a 2 step on screen option. I use knock off/on all the time so the only time I occasionally have a problem is when watching media. I have on occassion accidentally turned off the screen with the power button while intending to adjust the volume.

    I really do like the concept but I think it can be done better in the future. There are raised ridges on the power button but I still have issues feeling that. If they make it easier to distinguish the buttons on later model phones, I'll for SURE want that configuration again.
  11. jaj324

    jaj324 Android Enthusiast

    I have the at&t version and love the button placement. I rarely use them though. I double tap to wake and use an single tap app to turn the screen off. As for the volume I don't adjust that very often.
  12. stef7

    stef7 Android Expert

    There is no reason they HAD to place a power button between the volume buttons... Could be somewhere else on the back.

    If you get a case like the TUDIA Ultra Slim or other, you can find the volume buttons fast enough.

    As another poster indicated, when playing media, you can swipe down the notification bar and adjust volume there if desired.
  13. steamer86

    steamer86 Well-Known Member

    With the stock media player, you can swipe up and down on the left and right to increase/decrease volume and brightness.
  14. timetoroot

    timetoroot Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I hadn't thought about a case helping with feeling for button location on the back. Great thought from those that mentioned it.
  15. timetoroot

    timetoroot Well-Known Member
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  16. gerryf19

    gerryf19 Lurker

    I've read in several placed the smaller buttons on the verizon model were a requirement of the wireless charging..don't know if that is true or not, but that is what I read. As far as button use, I have my phone in a billfold case and almost never used the buttons. That is odd because I actually like the button placement. The, I got a billfold case, though, and when using the phone I have the case folded over and use tap on and the notification center volume control.
  17. copestag

    copestag Android Expert

LG G2 Forum

The LG G2 release date was September 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.2" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 800 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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