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22nd May 2014, 06:51 PM   |  #1  
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I know you have the ability to change to on-screen buttons. My question is related to the Compasitive Buttons, do they light up for better visibility at night? All the videos I've watched I've yet to see them light up.
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I know you have the ability to change to on-screen buttons. My question is related to the Compasitive Buttons, do they light up for better visibility at night? All the videos I've watched I've yet to see them light up.

You can change the light duration on them. I believe 6 seconds on is default. There are a few different options, and you can disable the light entirely. When you change to on-screen, the capacitive buttons get disabled, including the backlight for them.
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You can find video of them lit up. They are darker than on something like the find 7 because they are more heavily tinted so they disappear better when you turn on the onscreen buttons.

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You can find video of them lit up. They are darker than on something like the find 7 because they are more heavily tinted so they disappear better when you turn on the onscreen buttons.

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Yeah, but the lights are actually pretty bright when they're on!
Still thinking why the capasitive buttons were added on this phone. They just make it bigger.
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Still thinking why the capasitive buttons were added on this phone. They just make it bigger.

Exactly. More expensive to squish stuff into a smaller phone.
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Exactly. More expensive to squish stuff into a smaller phone.

Yeah but IMO it would have been better idea to make it less thin then.
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I prefer off-screen buttons over on-screen ones myself, but I guess on a 5.5" screen it's not like I could complain too much about a bit of screen space being "wasted" with buttons. I'll more-than-likely use the capacitive buttons on the 1+1. All 3 of the Androids I've owned have the "back" button on the right, "home" in the middle, and "menu" on the left, and I was ecstatic to learn that the 1+1's capacitive buttons keep this arrangement, bucking the (non-Samsung) trend putting the "back" button on the left (which would drive me bonkers), and the "recent apps" button on the right. Although I'm sure CM11s would let you change them to do whatever you wanted anyway...

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