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General Sleep Button placement, argh

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by actofgod, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. actofgod

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    How did this get through beta testing or whatever? Why would you put the sleep button more or less directly across from the volume rocker? I can't tell you how many times I have unknowingly changed my volume setting (ring to silent, vibrate to silent, silent to ring, etc.) just trying to turn the screen off.

    Seems like a no-brainer to me, people can be idiots.
     

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    I agree with you, though I assume they had some limitations on where they could place the buttons due to the size/thickness of the phone. compromise, compromise.
     
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    I thought the same thing for a while, but I've gotten used to it & really like it there.

    On the other hand, I hate playing games(holding phone sideways) cause i always hit the damn volume rockers but never had issue with power/sleep button
     
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    Minor complaint overall, obviously, but still annoying.
     
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    I prefer the power button there (it was where my beloved AT&T Tilt has its button), but the volume buttons are horrible. If they put them at the bottom, same side as the power it would have been perfect as they could have doubled as a hardware camera button.
     
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    Agreed. Volume Button Location Engineer should be flogged. At least flogged gently. (I like the sleep button location, though.)
     
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    I prefer the power/sleep button being on top of the phone (like the original Droid had). It's out of the way and hard to accidentally press. Though the location of it on the Galaxy Nexus would have been a great place for a camera button.

    I agree the volume rocker is horribly placed though. Virtually all games and even a lot of utility apps require the phone to be in landscape view, and that almost always requires the left side of the screen to be on the bottom. So it's always in the way and the volume gets changed accidentally.

    Button placement on the phone could have been a lot better overall, but it could have been worse.
     
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    A Volume Locker app would be useful...triggered by a long press of the rocker in the logical way.
     
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