Prior to my purchase, like most I did a fair amount of research and every review complains about the near flush volume and power buttons. I like them! It's nice not accidentally pressing them. It's also visually nicer looking. I don't get why reviews knock the buttons. How many times have you pulled your phone from your pocket and the screens been on or worse pocket called someone? I had a flip phone that was one click from buying an overpriced ringtone from Verizon when I retrieved it from my pocket. I dig the near flush buttons.