Consideration for the next hardware revision [not relevant]

asked 2014-02-02 17:16:09 +0300

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The Nokia N9 has an unconventional, yet brilliant placement of the vol+/vol-/power buttons:

Volume +/- on top, and power button further down.

This makes the power button reachable without having to move the phone down in your hand. It is therefore very easy to short-press the power button to lock the screen before you put the phone in your pocket.

On the Jolla, the power button is placed on top, making it hard to reach. This is even evident since the Jolla phone is bigger than the N9.

I'd like to suggest than next generation Jolla's will follow the Nokia N9 and place the three hardware buttons in the following order, reading from the top of the phone: Vol+, vol-, power.

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Yes and no: You do have a point, still: I don't use the power button at all. Buttons are so... android :) I always lock the phone with a top-down swipe. Just came natural, never really thought to do it otherwise.

Bimberle ( 2014-02-02 17:46:16 +0300 )edit

(I almost never use the Jolla power on/off button.
Power screen on: double-tap, just as on the N9.
Power screen off: swipe from top, down to appr. middle of screen.

The few times I've used my N9 since switching to my Jolla, I've wanted to swipe down to power the screen off ... )

An argument for moving the volume rocker to the very top of the side, though, would be that it's then easier to snap photos using the volume-up-button.
(see the Jolla User Guide (Get started → Overview → Volume Key), if you didn't already know of that feature :-) )

phle ( 2014-02-02 17:53:43 +0300 )edit

How do you lock the screen by swiping when you have an app active, and quickly need to get the phone out of the way? You first swipe from the side, then from the top, right? Possibility to lock screen by button is essential to me, I have kids, they sometimes requires both my arms within seconds.

martinrusler ( 2014-02-02 18:33:30 +0300 )edit

@martinrusler - Yep, either the "minimize app, then close", or fumble for power button. If it's the latter, it's actually easier for me to have the power button at the very top of the side (all the times I've just pressed volume down, instead of power off, on the N9 ... ).

I don't use my phone, when it may be critical (e.g. at work) that I can use both hands-and-arms within seconds, but that's me.
(edit: if it's important that I use my phone in such situations, e.g. a phone call, I'll use headphones)

phle ( 2014-02-02 19:33:09 +0300 )edit

how do you lock/unlock the phone screen with a single hand, i.e. holding the phone and double tapping, or holding the phone and use middle finger/thumb to switch it on/off?

pmelas ( 2014-02-26 12:51:01 +0300 )edit