Smartphones starting from the years of touch screen, physical buttons is less and less, nokia N9 can not point out, this is the first positive without having key smartphone, but now lots of vendors to physical control keys seems to be driven. In 2016, Google, Sony, LG and other brands of new flagship will start with positive links, at the same time, apple and samsung are also planning to remove the physical Home key in the next generation of top. So, did not have the bodily buttons affect experience possess how old?
Touch screen is the core Home button
The popularity of touch screen mobile phone, have to say apple’s iphone has considerable merit. Because Medical think that, when the Numbers and also subtitles can be directly on the tv screen directly, do not need to traditional real buttons can also click while using hand, this certainly usually means need larger screen room, and then machines generally compact, it’s not easy to achieve for a 3 or more.5 -inch iphone. Apple, however, completed the design, work opportunities expressed the full benefits of feel input further, after all, the screen can change the suggestions mode at any time according to virtually any situation, such as when the contact to provide dial button.
Even though to remove the front a lot of standard keys, but the iphone is not not one other physical buttons, still have an energy button, volume button and Home button. Positive Home switch at the bottom of the screen largest role is to return to the key screen, no matter in which software, just click on can return to the leading screen, rather than return or perhaps opt out repeatedly, help the experience of effect is obvious.
The actual iphone Home button has been became one of the most popular, and this is not only the iphone, the Android camp which key in this position provides an increasing number of features, including the popular double-click multi tasking, fingerprint recognition and touch your own back, etc., can you suppose the manufacturers are seizing for the Home button. So, the property button is not replaced?
Gentle keys is the main technique to replace the Home button
Today on smart phones, although increasingly more Home button function, but also have a lot of replace the Home button function operation manner, the most direct way to only two, either capacitive button, or provide soft keys on-screen. There is no denying the fact that currently the most common way, more often the latter, most manufacturers are usually directly at the bottom of the tv screen the central provides tender keys.
Why is that? First, the production cost of physical buttons over soft keys too much, so if the Home button can be as area of the software directly on the screen, save the production cost is certainly not low for the manufacturer. Second, the soft keys won’t become as easy as physical buttons harm, actually is related to the natural form, that is to say soft tips will not wear over time, zero response or failure, and also unfortunately falling damage.
3 rd, because of the mobile phone positive actual physical buttons are usually need to make adequate space, the space occupied additional precisely, a lot, as there is merely one Home button at the bottom in the iphone, empty on both sides. Producers think, therefore, why not with the form of soft keys, this kind of part will be used to boost the area of the screen? Or omit the interior of the physical switches in other components or more battery packs? So, vendors have been seeking to optimize screen proportion, supposedly samsung engineer fact, their next-gen flagship screen proportion could be as high as 90%.
Overall, do away with physical buttons only has many perks, first of all, more save creation cost, moreover to provide better screen accounted for, and will preserve interior space. At least the manufacturer is very consider, but as a consumer you imagine these are meant to you?
The particular physical buttons are still take into account for a moment
Why now on mobile devices will always provide a number of different physical feedback? Truly mainly users like responsive feedback, just like a real feeling of touch.
In real life, with the keyboard set in front of the computer code phrase, press the button needs to be in the process of physical feedback, possibly on a mobile phone touch a fantasy, but many vendors engineers want to restore it. Apple iphone 7, for example, has change into solid type critical, is quite different from that of a before physical pressure, nevertheless apple’s engineers still through Taptic Serp was simulated by pressing the experience, again before the user’s experience.
However, iphone Home button definitely not simulated physical feedback it doesn’t seriously matter, and it also does not affect your use. Again, make real setting or because most customers agree with physical form better than software, simulation influence is more like a miss. As well as undeniable physical buttons for the function of the advantages of many, double-click the actual rapid activate the camera function, for example, have a lot of physical buttons are actually learning to have the characteristics of the blind operation, it is not only the physical Residence button reason to survive.
Not any physical button must be the excitement
Manufacturers the phone in the pursuit of science fiction movies, the hope could in small plate in a larger screen, or is a form of glass screen directly, hence the physical buttons will be the movement. Although physical button more often than not is the most ideal way of knowledge, but the value is still constrained, especially compared with the gentle button, like blackberry before kick off Priv, even to reintroduce the qwerty key board, utilization rate is still small, even the blackberry also gave up.
Finally, although no border mobile phone has not been proved can bring cutting edge experience, but consumers and also manufacturers are looking forward to, and several reasons to prove interesting, so the form of soft secrets operation will be more popular. It appears to you that physical control buttons and necessary to exist? Primarily a lot of functions and operations could be through the soft keys form instead.