1. Flow39's Avatar
    Love power buttons on the side it makes it so much easier to hit, I don't need to jiggle my hands around or move. Not ever had an issue with hitting the volume/power by mistake since there on the opposite sides personally but I think the advantages are worth it for a little issue that only hurts a tiny subset.

    Just try and use a device as tall as the rumour'd iPhone 6 e.g. Nexus 5/S4/HTC M7 and its tough to reach the top during typical 1 hand usage.
    Exactly! I agree 100%!
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    07-14-2014 11:39 AM
  2. psiu_glen's Avatar
    My Nokia's have Volume +/-, Power, and camera shutter buttons all along the right hand side. Not a problem, however, I very very rarely turn the phone on with the power button.

    I either double tap the screen to wake, or just hold the shutter button to go straight into the Camera app.

    edit: the double tap to wake on the screen, like wireless charging, just seems so completely normal after a while. Here to check things out in anticipation of a possible switch, but definitely will miss some things. Anyway, that's another thread!
    07-14-2014 05:02 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I use a Note 3 and still would prefer the power button on the top. If it's on the side it won't prevent me from purchasing the iPhone 6 but I prefer the button on the top.
    07-14-2014 05:03 PM
  4. jburke82's Avatar
    It honestly doesn't matter to me either way. I love the power button on top, but for larger devices it is easier to have it on the side. I used a Galaxy S4 for a few days, and found the power button on the side to be very easy to use and convenient. Not once did I accidentaly press any other buttons (volume, etc) while pressing the power button on the right side of the phone.
    07-17-2014 03:42 PM
  5. Flow39's Avatar
    It honestly doesn't matter to me either way. I love the power button on top, but for larger devices it is easier to have it on the side. I used a Galaxy S4 for a few days, and found the power button on the side to be very easy to use and convenient. Not once did I accidentaly press any other buttons (volume, etc) while pressing the power button on the right side of the phone.
    Exactly. The button on the side isn't a bad idea, it is actually better IMO on phones larger than 4.5".

    Don't get me wrong though, power buttons on the top are good too
    07-17-2014 03:55 PM
  6. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Love power buttons on the side it makes it so much easier to hit, I don't need to jiggle my hands around or move. Not ever had an issue with hitting the volume/power by mistake since there on the opposite sides personally but I think the advantages are worth it for a little issue that only hurts a tiny subset.

    Just try and use a device as tall as the rumour'd iPhone 6 e.g. Nexus 5/S4/HTC M7 and its tough to reach the top during typical 1 hand usage.
    I have an HTC One M7 and have no issues with the power button being on top. I love it. No misclicks at all and I find it easy to get to.

    On my Note 3 (and previously on my S3 and S4) I constantly hit the power button whilst I was changing the volume, or vice versa.

    Once you start going bigger, I think the device becomes less about using it one handed and more about the functionality a larger device can bring. I don't think I have ever used my Note 3 one-handed, so the power button could be on the top, side or bottom and still be just as accessible for me.

    There's a lot of rumours flying about regarding the iPhone 6 and I have to say that I dislike the vast majority of them. Thinner device, rounded sides, power button on the side and so on. If some of the rumours are true, I believe the phone is starting the slippery slide towards homogenisation with the vast majority of other mobile phone brands and is in danger of losing that iconic look that iPhones have had in the past.

    Just my opinion of course, not a statement of fact.
    07-17-2014 03:56 PM
  7. Speedygi's Avatar
    With the power button on the side of the Nexus 5, and me accidentally clicking it on occasions, I truly don't wish for the same layout on the new iPhone, but if it has the same layout I think I can live with that.

    I'm more interested in the software advances than the hardware at this point.
    07-18-2014 03:58 AM
  8. sting7k's Avatar
    I disagree. I much prefer the lock button to be on the side like on my Moto X. I never have a problem of hitting the volume keys instead of the lock button.
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    07-18-2014 08:47 AM
  9. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Keep in mind that Samsungs volume buttons are junky plastic and don't have much play so hitting them is easier. Hold your current iPhone like it has a side power button and apply pressure with your other finger on the volume button. You won't notice.


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    07-18-2014 12:23 PM
  10. boovish's Avatar
    What do you mean by "Jiggle your hands"? I've never had to do that for any device except for the 4g Sidekick, because someone foolishly designed it.
    07-21-2014 09:12 AM
  11. theromz's Avatar
    With the power button on the side of the Nexus 5, and me accidentally clicking it on occasions, I truly don't wish for the same layout on the new iPhone, but if it has the same layout I think I can live with that.

    I'm more interested in the software advances than the hardware at this point.
    Try and reach the top of your Nexus 5, as if it had a top button ala iPhone 5s and it difficult, I don't accidentally hit my power button, but I gladly would if it meant it was easier to reach. the iPhone 6 form the leaks is as tall as the Nexus 5 so its a good test, I can't do it with my comfortable if it was ontop.
    07-23-2014 03:18 PM
  12. ajl's Avatar
    I, would also prefer the power button placement as is.
    billyboydoy likes this.
    07-23-2014 06:22 PM
  13. Smply_Rcklss's Avatar
    I'd also much rather the button placement on top, I've used so many devices with the same placement. It'll take to long to get accustomed imo.

    Tapatalk'n On The 5s
    billyboydoy likes this.
    07-24-2014 03:52 AM
  14. Spencerdl's Avatar
    The placement of the on/off/sleep button really doesn't bother me....I will adjust.
    07-24-2014 04:06 AM
  15. OBF's Avatar
    It's really not a big deal for me. It honestly just sounds like you're nitpicking.
    Squeeze Play likes this.
    07-27-2014 06:54 PM
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