1. btown11's Avatar
    I don't understand why so many *new* phones, cough N97, are still using resistive technology. In my experience, capacitive touch screens far and away outdo resistive. Maybe it's just me, but does everyone else agree that Capacitive > Resistive?
    07-05-2009 01:39 AM
  2. chobbs1's Avatar
    i feel capacitive is better but I do not have fingernails. resistive would work with fingernails capacitive does not.
    07-05-2009 03:30 AM
  3. OmariJames's Avatar
    Plus captive screens can have multi-touch. Correct me of I'm wrong. I use a resistive touch screen computer at my job and it's in no way , shape or form multi touch.
    07-05-2009 04:21 AM
  4. ardoreal's Avatar
    A quick google tells you that resistive can do multi touch.

    However, resistive is an old concept. Nobody wants to use a stylus anymore, evidenced by the 40 million iPhone/iPod Touch users. It's for an older generation, and it's an old concept. Obsolete rather.
    07-05-2009 04:41 AM
  5. chobbs1's Avatar
    Are you saying resistive technology is for old laidies with fingernails. Shame on you!
    07-05-2009 12:34 PM
  6. sting7k's Avatar
    Resistive touch screen is so 2007.
    07-05-2009 02:59 PM
  7. Alli's Avatar
    Resistive gives you far more precision than capacitive. It's very much personal preference. I still prefer resistive.
    07-05-2009 05:32 PM
  8. maverick96's Avatar
    Are you saying resistive technology is for old laidies with fingernails. Shame on you!
    hahaha ^^^^^^ this to your post and it applies to the post above mine... J/K...
    07-05-2009 07:07 PM
  9. ardoreal's Avatar
    hahaha ^^^^^^ this to your post and it applies to the post above mine... J/K...
    I saw that and had a wtf moment there. :o
    07-06-2009 01:08 AM
  10. chobbs1's Avatar
    Some things are impossible to plan!
    07-06-2009 01:47 AM
  11. paul100's Avatar
    Capacitive is good in my experience. And it is a new one compared to resistive
    07-06-2009 03:31 AM
  12. Libuff's Avatar
    Think of it this way. Capactive does help with incidental touch screen touches. Plus, my wife is having a heck of a difficult time with my phone
    07-06-2009 06:28 AM
  13. silverjd's Avatar
    I've just moved from Windows Mobile (Touch Diamond) to the iPhone GS, and the capacitive screen takes a little getting used to, when compared to the precision of the resistive screen. I actually did leave my index fingernail a little longer to facilitate "touch" access to the device! So far, the switch has been very positive, and I am really enjoying multi-touch! I did find the lack of precision a little trying when playing Scrabble. As an aside, when I bought my GS, I also moved from a Windows PC to a MacBook Pro.
    07-06-2009 01:49 PM
  14. Savio's Avatar
    I prefer capacitive over resistive screens. I like the fact that they don't actually press in and for me, typing is much faster and much more accurate as well as other inputs. I think that it wouldn't be as easy to do certain swipe gestures because on capacitive it's purely just touching; with resistive, you'd have to apply pressure during the entire gesture. Although, there are phones with better resistive touch screens than others that seem to help with this.
    07-07-2009 04:48 AM
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