[Poll Results!] Galaxy Note 10 power button is on the left: Is that an issue for you?
For long-time users of Galaxy smartphones, the Galaxy Note 10 brings two substantial hardware changes. One is the lack of a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and the other is the position of the power button. The Galaxy Note 10’s power button is on the left side of the device, right below the volume buttons, and that requires one to forego an old habit if they have been using Galaxy devices for a few years.
The Galaxy Note 10/10+ isn’t the first smartphone on which Samsung has changed the position of the power or volume buttons. The company has been putting both the volume and power buttons on the right side of its budget and mid-range devices launched in the last year or so. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are just the first devices in Samsung’s repertoire to have all the buttons placed on the left frame.
Basically, the layout is new no matter if you have used flagship, mid-range, or budget Galaxy phones in the past. It’s also an issue for those who have used a phone with a dedicated Bixby key. The power button on the Galaxy Note 10 is exactly where the Bixby key would be if Samsung hadn’t ditched it altogether. And anyone who, on a previous device, had the Bixby key assigned to launch an app other than Bixby with a single press has no doubt pressed the power button out of force of habit on their Note 10/10+ every now and then.
In short, there’s a learning curve involved in adjusting to the power button placement for long-time Galaxy smartphone users, and this learning curve can be small or big depending on an individual. And here’s what we want to know in this poll: Does it bother you that the power button is on the left side of your Note 10 or Note 10+? Have you gotten used to it, and if yes, did it take you long to stop reaching for the right frame of the phone to access the power button?
Vote in the poll below, then take to the comments section to discuss your thoughts in detail with other readers!
Results: A change in the position of a button on a phone may not be as simple as some think, as 25 percent of voters said they still haven’t gotten used to the new power button placement on the Galaxy Note 10/10+. 29 percent were able to get used to it on day one, while 31 percent got used to it in a few days. 7 percent of voters found themselves taking a long time to adjust, while the remaining 7 percent voters love the new placement as they’re left-handed.