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Friday Poll: Preferred smartphone lock switch location?

In the mini-review of the DROID Bionic that I wrote up this morning, a fun conversation was started over one of the subjects that was briefly touched on.  I brought up the fact that the top left lock switch drives me nuts, but quickly found out that many of you actually prefer it.  Some of us are one-handed thumb smartphone users, while others may hold their device in another hand while using a finger from their other as a pointer.  So for right-handed users that actually end up holding their device more in their left, may tend to like left-sided lock switches.  Me on the other hand, holds all phones in my right hand and prefer right or on-the-side lock switches (thanks Samsung!).

So today’s poll is really more silly than anything, but wanted to know which side do you prefer a lock switch to be on.  Left top, right top, or on the side?

Prefer left, right, or side lock switches?

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  • Nick

    Put it on both sides so people can use whichever they like. All I can say is that the top button is dumb.

  • TyGamer

    I like the top right because its able to be accessed the easiest in the most positions for right handed people. But honestly it all depends on which finger you use to unlock, which hand your holding it with, how many hands you use, and the orientation your holding it.

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  • lefties ftw

  • Dragonkutta

    i prefer left top.it looking nice also.

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  • wind

    right, OG droid had it that way.

  • jason6g

    i have mine set (thunderbolt) to wake the screen with either the power button (top right) or either of the volume keys (right side towards the top)

    i use screen off and lock as an invisible shortcut on the 3rd row down, 4th slot all the way to the right.

    works out great for me 😀

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  • Anonymous

    It was top right on my OG. Its top left on my Bionic. I’m perfectly fine either way. So I’m gonna have to vote “I’m not retarded and know how to press a button”

  • Volume

    I’ve always like to have the option to wake the phone up with the volume keys along with the power button.
    I know some people don’t like it because it can constantly leave the screen on if the phone is in the pocket, but it has never happened to me with a case to protect my phone.

  • Anonymous

    MY right or left or the PHONE’S right or left?

  • Anonymous

    Fortunately I am a human and humans can adapt to new things very quickly. I had the button on the right with the OG Droid, in the middle with the Droid X, and now on the left with the Bionic.  Amazingly my fingers are nimble enough to accommodate all three of these locations with identical ease!

  • Sailor Psychic

    I prefer using the Home button to unlock my Droid X.

    • Anonymous

      I kind of miss that, too.