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Question [Q] Holding note 10.1 2014 in portrait mode

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27th September 2013, 05:16 AM   |  #1  
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How is it possible to hold this tab in portrait mode with those stupid hardware buttons located at where my left had is supposed to grip the tab?
I think this will be a turnoff for people who intend to use the tablet mainly for reading and annotating textbook, unless there is an option to disable hardware buttons while in portrait mode or completely disable them and replace them with software buttons with orientation.
27th September 2013, 05:45 AM   |  #2  
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The alternative will be holding the tablet upside down with the left hand gripping the camera

btw this is the only issue holding me from buying this tab
27th September 2013, 05:53 AM   |  #3  
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It seems like people are making a bigger issue out of this than it actually is. The long side is around 10 inches long and the buttons might take up three. I'm sure you'll be able to handle it without accidental button presses. In my opinion, having the menu button just below my thumb is a welcome feature.
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27th September 2013, 09:49 AM   |  #4  
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Since the buttons are on the long side, that is the default way of holding it. Now the question is that if you are holding it with left hand, why you don't simply rotate it to other direction?
27th September 2013, 01:16 PM   |  #5  
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Since the buttons are on the long side, that is the default way of holding it. Now the question is that if you are holding it with left hand, why you don't simply rotate it to other direction?

Being a right handed person i hold the tab by the left hand and write/turn pages by the right.
I'm not sure if holding the tab by the camera is a wise idea, for the risk of accidentally touching the camera lens.
27th September 2013, 01:21 PM   |  #6  
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It seems like people are making a bigger issue out of this than it actually is. The long side is around 10 inches long and the buttons might take up three. I'm sure you'll be able to handle it without accidental button presses. In my opinion, having the menu button just below my thumb is a welcome feature.

It may be only me but I'm more comfortable holding the tab from the middle of the left side.
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Being a right handed person i hold the tab by the left hand and write/turn pages by the right.
I'm not sure if holding the tab by the camera is a wise idea, for the risk of accidentally touching the camera lens.

Well I don't see why touch the lens is that bad thing, as it usually is the part of phone, for exsample, which is touching table etc. And any fingerprints can be easily wiped from the lens. But that is just me.

ps. I don't understand using covers with phones either, with tablet they are more useful.
27th September 2013, 03:20 PM   |  #8  
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Yep, this is the only drawback I see. My stupid Crapple fans are going to laugh at me with their thin-bezeled, button free iPad 5's.

I don't know why the hell they had to put a hardware button on it. Hardware buttons on tablets are stupid.

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I'll probably rotate it and hold it by the camera lens. It's not like I'll ever use a gigantic tablet to take a picture anyway. That's why I'm getting my Note 3, so I can take pictures with a gigantic phone.
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28th September 2013, 02:03 AM   |  #9  
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Well I don't see why touch the lens is that bad thing, as it usually is the part of phone, for exsample, which is touching table etc. And any fingerprints can be easily wiped from the lens. But that is just me.

ps. I don't understand using covers with phones either, with tablet they are more useful.

For me phone cover is more important since I drop it frequently unlike the tab
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Yep, this is the only drawback I see. My stupid Crapple fans are going to laugh at me with their thin-bezeled, button free iPad 5's.

I don't know why the hell they had to put a hardware button on it. Hardware buttons on tablets are stupid.

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I'll probably rotate it and hold it by the camera lens. It's not like I'll ever use a gigantic tablet to take a picture anyway. That's why I'm getting my Note 3, so I can take pictures with a gigantic phone.

You are right about the back camera but the front one i use frequently for video calls.

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