Originally Posted by golemus
What do you think that is the best type of home button in a smart phone?
It is especially interesting to hear opinions of people that have used many sorts of home buttons.
For long time I thought that I would prefer capacitive home button over physical but I see a few advantages with physical:
- it is a safe spot to rest your thumb without accidentally pressing a capacitive button
- it is a faster way to switch power on from a sleeping phone than trying to find a power button from the side of the phone.
About virtual home key I really don't have experience, but as a prejudicious tought I dislike the fact that it eats pixels from the screen. I really don't see any other good reason for virtual keys than saving costs of capacitive keys. If there is such reasons, please share.