Resistive Touch Screens..

btown11

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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?
 

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i feel capacitive is better but I do not have fingernails. resistive would work with fingernails capacitive does not.
 

OmariJames

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Resistive gives you far more precision than capacitive. It's very much personal preference. I still prefer resistive.
 

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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 :)
 

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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.
 

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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.