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S5 screen TOO sensitive?!?!

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9th November 2014, 11:17 AM   |  #21  
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renders the device useless
i am happy to have the s5 as my second device, so i just play around with it. were i to have to use it as my primary device, i'd go mad, as it has a mind of its own and applications and actions are triggered by themselves, thus disturbing whatever workflow i find myself in, on a regular basis. i presume this is the case with all large screen devices with very little non sensitive areas around the border.
26th November 2014, 04:29 PM   |  #22  
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So, after all this yammering: defective, not defective, screen away from your body... blah blah blah
Is there an answer to the original question: Is there a way to reduce screen sensitivity?
I have the same issue (coming from the S3).
I would even consider a screen protector (as much as I hate them).

It is maddening.
It is the single most annoying thing about this phone, followed closely by the locked bootloader

Anyone, Anyone, Bueller?
26th November 2014, 11:34 PM   |  #23  
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So, after all this yammering: defective, not defective, screen away from your body... blah blah blah
Is there an answer to the original question: Is there a way to reduce screen sensitivity?
I have the same issue (coming from the S3).
I would even consider a screen protector (as much as I hate them).

It is maddening.
It is the single most annoying thing about this phone, followed closely by the locked bootloader

Anyone, Anyone, Bueller?

The screen is perfect. Try using it with gloves, works even without the extra sensitive setting. And as for activation in pocket, my s3, optimus 4x, xperia sp etc all did this. Use a password or your fingerprint sensor, touchscreens are sensitive because if they weren't they would suck
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The screen is perfect. Try using it with gloves, works even without the extra sensitive setting. And as for activation in pocket, my s3, optimus 4x, xperia sp etc all did this. Use a password or your fingerprint sensor, touchscreens are sensitive because if they weren't they would suck

I am glad you like your phone, that is very nice...
But your reply was totally non-contributory and you're suggestion to use gloves is asinine. There are many of us with this problem. Perhaps there is no solution but we are seeking HELP, not the yammering of some self-important fanboy with nothing useful to say.
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I am glad you like your phone, that is very nice...
But your reply was totally non-contributory and you're suggestion to use gloves is asinine. There are many of us with this problem. Perhaps there is no solution but we are seeking HELP, not the yammering of some self-important fanboy with nothing useful to say.

Hahaha really? I meant try using gloves to demonstrate something, not to actually wear gloves all the time. Fanboy? Nah, I went for the best deal, I quite fancy the xperia z3, I have no brand preference except no apple, and even that would change if they did. My suggestion is a secure lockscreen, or some sort of touch blocking app when touch is not desirable. I can think of no other solution, really the problem is non secure lockscreen being too easily activated, had this problem with my old htc and my lg. Music annoys me too, sometimes skipping tracks but its rare. The only full fix would be a kernel with a sensitivity module of some sort
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Hahaha really? I meant try using gloves to demonstrate something, not to actually wear gloves all the time. Fanboy? Nah, I went for the best deal, I quite fancy the xperia z3, I have no brand preference except no apple, and even that would change if they did. My suggestion is a secure lockscreen, or some sort of touch blocking app when touch is not desirable. I can think of no other solution, really the problem is non secure lockscreen being too easily activated, had this problem with my old htc and my lg. Music annoys me too, sometimes skipping tracks but its rare. The only full fix would be a kernel with a sensitivity module of some sort

The lock screen is only one of the annoyances. If my fingers get too close while reading or stay a little too far while swiping the screen unexpected things happen: menus pop up, screens close, extra words appear while typing...

It stands to reason, if there is a "switch" to make the screen MORE sensitive then you should also be able to decrease the sensitivity. Since I am rooted I will search through the system files. Hopefully it is a value that can be changed, a range from 1 - 10 or 0 - 255 as opposed to just zero or one.

I suppose what irks me more than anything is that I LOVED my S3 and I assumed I would love the S5 more, but not true. I am sorry I didn't wait for a phone that I could root AND Rom. The specs were/are great though
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