Tech Poll

Do You Prefer On-screen Or Physical/Capacitive Buttons On Your Smartphone(s)?

One thing an iPhone fanboy might miss after switching to Android (That would be a big switch) is the mental comfort of punching the home button. Nowadays, most Android phones have capacitive buttons (In case you don’t know, they are hardware keys that are integrated into the phone body) or on-screen buttons (The opposite of capacitive buttons, they are software buttons integrated into the phone OS.)
physical versus capacitive
Having used all kinds of smartphones, I still have moments where I get confused especially after playing an intense game. I don’t know about you, but like the iPhone fanboy, I am being wired to automatically press the home button instead of swiping upwards to bring up the on-screen buttons. But for others, it is quite the opposite.
So, I am throwing this open, and yes, I’d be starting with myself. In case you’ve not figured, I like my physical/capacitive buttons majorly because I feel it is such a waste of screen space using an on-screen button.
What about you, which do you prefer?


12 comments on “Do You Prefer On-screen Or Physical/Capacitive Buttons On Your Smartphone(s)?

  1. Bodmantech says:

    I prefer the physical capacitive buttons too. They are like Real. But if one’s screen cracks close to it *whistle*. But what if one’s screen cracks close to one’s On-screen button what will be the effect?

  2. I.K says:

    Definitely physical buttons.

  3. says:

    I love the Capacitive buttons

  4. Abdulsalam says:

    On screen….

  5. Harrie says:

    Nah, definitely on-screen buttons, makes a device classy, won’t have to bother bout fixes in situations of damage,I feel the buttons are a lil old-fashioned. About the swiping before getting the home button, that’s where my gestures come in, real handy, aaaand a couple others that packs a wallop. Aaaand on the rising steeps of tech, sooner or later buttons are bound to get extinct. Make the most of it.

  6. Joshua says:

    Capacitive buttons are just classic

  7. Xtopher says:

    The Physical capacitive buttons Rock, Ill only prefer the on-screen if the Bezel is so little that it wont fit a physical button

  8. emmaedeh says:

    If you have physical buttons, but you like on-screen buttons and your phone is rooted, you can get on-screen buttons with a simple app. check playstore for softkey enabler.
    I prefer on-screen keys for devices that are over 5inches, and physical keys for anything less.

  9. KingAbsolute says:

    I prefer on-screen keyboard cuz its faster & you can easily download & use your favorite desired keyboard style, + easier use of emoticons.

  10. Lewis says:

    Physical buttons are way better

  11. Uke Enun Jnr says:

    Ah ah, don’t ask me twice nah, #On-screen forever, it just feels so right to have your phone free of those three buttons with back-light! I just love everything about my device #On-screen…if you don’t believe me, ask Infinix Note 2 LTE!….#MissTechyForever

  12. Jayanthkumar says:

    Capacitative buttons are best and everlasting.

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