1. werner6769's Avatar
    Do you have a preference for the capacitive buttons or the on screen? I think the new 730 has the on screen version and I would not like windows phone to go this route for all of there phones in the future. The buttons seem smaller and and not as easy to hit. The only benefit I would see is the ability to view the buttons at the bottom of the screen in landscape mode.
    10-14-2014 10:48 AM
  2. Ebaneeezor's Avatar
    I prefer the on screen - simply because they can be updated and changed at a later date - physical keys cannot.
    10-14-2014 10:56 AM
  3. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    On Screen buttons, anytime :-)
    It visually feels so great when you apply Accent to on screen buttons and just in case, you don't want to; you can always go with Black/White theme. Besides of those great features, the On Screen buttons are retractable, so you can get extra bit of space when needed by hiding those :-)
    10-14-2014 11:05 AM
  4. BatteryLife's Avatar
    I prefer the capacitive. For me, its more reliable, and its always there.
    10-14-2014 11:11 AM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I understand the reasoning behind onscreen buttons to eliminate button mapping, etc., but I prefer capacitive so as to not lose screen real estate.

    One of the reasons we all got hooked on WP7 was Microsoft's demands of the three navigation buttons and physical camera button. Now we're losing them all one by one.
    10-14-2014 11:31 AM
  6. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    Prefer capacitive buttons also, so as not to lose screen real estate. And if they light up, all the better.
    10-14-2014 11:33 AM
  7. muvig's Avatar
    I prefer the capacitive buttons, they are always there
    10-14-2014 11:38 AM
  8. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    I just wish I could turn off or really dim the lights behind my capacitive buttons. Way too bright when using the phone in low-light conditions.
    10-14-2014 12:04 PM
  9. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    In regards to "losing screen" to on-screen buttons, can't they just be an overlay? And aren't you potentially "gaining bezel" with capacitive buttons?
    10-14-2014 12:07 PM
  10. Michael Brooks5's Avatar
    I've only had capacitive buttons, but have wished I could have on screen buttons. Reason being is because I'm always accidentally clicking the windows or search key.
    10-14-2014 12:08 PM
  11. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    I prefer the capacitive buttons, they are always there
    Always there, waiting for an inadvertent tap of the Search button every time you hand the phone to someone ;)
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    10-14-2014 12:08 PM
  12. BatteryLife's Avatar
    Lol, I have never accidentally pressed on the Search button... How would you do that anyway? Its like tapping the back button "accidentally" on a Samsung android device.
    10-14-2014 12:10 PM
  13. dov1978's Avatar
    I'd rather have the capacitive buttons. Too many Androids are going the same way changing to on screen buttons. I prefer my screen clear to see what I'm actually doing.
    10-14-2014 12:13 PM
  14. Torcher Death's Avatar
    I prefer the physical buttons be it the navigation keys or camera button as they are more reliable & provide easier access & provide for more real estate on the screen.
    Also the on-screen ones are smaller & harder to tap, especially when you have fat fingers like my uncle(L630).
    10-14-2014 12:30 PM
  15. someone2639's Avatar
    Onscreen buttons rotate, though, so if there are gyroscopic capacitive buttons, my money goes to them.
    10-14-2014 12:47 PM
  16. Michael Brooks5's Avatar
    Maybe I'm just clumsy, but it does happen on occasions and it gets on my nerves. I've had a Lumia 620 and 930 and have done it on both.
    10-15-2014 06:56 AM
  17. P1ng0fDeath's Avatar
    I prefer capacitive buttons. My fingers are kinda fat
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    10-15-2014 06:58 AM
  18. Toan Le's Avatar
    I prefer capacitive buttons. They makes the phone looks better, because they don't leave an ugly blank at the bottom of the front face as on-screen buttons do.
    P1ng0fDeath likes this.
    10-15-2014 07:08 AM
  19. SammyD97's Avatar
    I prefer capacitive buttons.
    10-15-2014 07:14 AM
  20. SammyD97's Avatar
    Lol, I have never accidentally pressed on the Search button... How would you do that anyway? Its like tapping the back button "accidentally" on a Samsung android device.
    Happens all the time with me but I can deal with that.
    10-15-2014 07:15 AM

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