View Poll Results: What do you think of the Power Button on the Titan?

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  • Love it - No problems at all.

    5 9.26%
  • Like it - Works fine for me, can't complain.

    25 46.30%
  • Dislike it - Not the worst ever, but it bugs me.

    20 37.04%
  • Hate it - Constantly having issues.

    4 7.41%
  1. daylater's Avatar
    In my personal, completely biased opinion;

    It's too soft, there's no satisfying click letting me know I've pushed it.
    I really don't like it...

    What do you think?



    ... Otherwise i love the phone, it's awesometastic with a side of rad sauce.
    12-08-2011 04:42 PM
  2. jd914's Avatar
    I'm not a fan. Sometimes I need to feel or look where it is in order to press it.
    12-08-2011 04:47 PM
  3. tampacoder's Avatar
    I have to push the darn thing a couple of times before it activates. Even though it's nice that it doesn't stick out, I wish they chosen a better design for ease of usage.
    12-08-2011 05:24 PM
  4. pdangcil's Avatar
    I hate it... sometimes I fumble around and have to look at it. Maybe it's because i got used to the iPhone. Or maybe it's because it's neither on the edge nor the middle. It's 3/4 of the way to the right! Or maybe it's because the phone is too big that turning it on with one hand seems too much of a hassle.
    12-08-2011 08:02 PM
  5. sfleuriet's Avatar
    I usually have to try a couple times before I actually succeed in pressing it. A little annoying, but no biggie IMO.
    12-08-2011 08:23 PM
  6. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    I usually have to try a couple times before I actually succeed in pressing it. A little annoying, but no biggie IMO.
    My phone progression is identical to yours.
    sfleuriet likes this.
    12-08-2011 09:34 PM
  7. kevm14's Avatar
    I prefer a harder to press power button. The easy to press side button of the Focus S is an example of something I very much dislike. Others love it, so it really is personal.
    12-09-2011 07:06 AM
  8. jmerrey's Avatar
    I think it would be better if it was on the back slope of the edge. Right now if you want to push it using the hand that is holding the phone, your finger has to curve around and over the top of the phone, which is an unnatural movement.
    12-09-2011 08:45 AM
  9. HeyCori's Avatar
    I usually use my opposite hand to hit the power button. If it's laying on a table then I might use one hand.
    12-09-2011 10:10 AM
  10. power5's Avatar
    I think it would be better if it was on the back slope of the edge. Right now if you want to push it using the hand that is holding the phone, your finger has to curve around and over the top of the phone, which is an unnatural movement.
    I think this is 100% correct. Biggest problem for me is the camera button. Gripping with my left hand as usual my pinky uses the area where the camera button is for grip. This allows me to angle my finger over the top for the power button. I have to use my ring finger as the gripper so I do not turn the camera on. Ring finger grip gives me a little less articulation with my finger for the power button. If I grip right handed its a mess since my palm presses the camera button. So if the button was around the back more or on the ridge it would require less articulation and thus less grip.
    12-09-2011 11:45 AM
  11. DanSmithKY's Avatar
    My phone progression is identical to yours.
    Mine is as well.
    12-09-2011 11:47 AM
  12. BostonSammy's Avatar
    The power button really bugs me. When I grab the phone in the dark and swipe my fingers across the edges to find the power button, I can't feel it. it has no profile at all.
    12-09-2011 08:19 PM
  13. Duvi's Avatar
    I like the buttons... and it does take me multiple tries at times, but that's fine. It's better than taking my phone out of my pockets and seeing the screen was on or the camera was activated.
    jmerrey likes this.
    12-09-2011 10:06 PM
  14. Kahuna Cowboy's Avatar
    It's too small and too hard to reaches without a thumbnail being involved.
    12-09-2011 11:11 PM
  15. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I seem to be at odds with everyone, I have no problems with the power button at all, i have learned it's design and can activate it perfectly now after only a few days of getting my Titan. :)
    12-10-2011 01:53 AM
  16. danielm298's Avatar
    i came from the SS Focus and the power button was on the side, so everytime i hit the side button on the Titan i get the volume: so im still getting use to the power button on the top and tryin to feel for the button
    12-11-2011 07:26 PM
  17. MannLou's Avatar
    I like the buttons... and it does take me multiple tries at times, but that's fine. It's better than taking my phone out of my pockets and seeing the screen was on or the camera was activated.
    I totally agree. I'm sure that was part of the reason they're not sticking far out of the phone. I understand various hand and finger sizes effect usability though and I'm sure those folks thought the Titan might have catered to them in that respect.

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    12-11-2011 08:24 PM
  18. jmerrey's Avatar
    I have to agree with the point that I'd rather have it too hard to push rather than too easy.
    12-11-2011 08:30 PM
  19. bwigginit's Avatar
    I purchased a Bunyip hard case for my titan, and with the way the case forms to the phone it has made it much easier for me to find and press the power button. The case was under $10 shipped, and surprisingly good quality for the money. Worth a try!
    12-19-2011 08:09 AM
  20. mdameron's Avatar
    Get rid of the power button and put an iphone-type button in the bottom center. Would love that.

    Also, put the charging port on the bottom of the phone by the mic.
    12-19-2011 08:40 AM
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