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    You don't see it on the 900, which looks so symmetrical. What is the point of that big black region below the home button? Does is serve a purpose? The screen could have easily been made 4.7" with the same physical form factor without that black strip. Anybody know what it is for?
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    You don't see it on the 900, which looks so symmetrical. What is the point of that big black region below the home button? Does is serve a purpose? The screen could have easily been made 4.7" with the same physical form factor without that black strip. Anybody know what it is for?
    Its actually a brilliant design aspect in theory. Not only is negative space a good design element principle, the bezel between the end of the glass and capacitive buttons means fewer accidental presses. Great for if your nodding out watching a netflix movie late at night and dont have to worry about one of your fingers accidently pressing one of the 3 navigation keys. Or another scenario is you have really poor posture and are not aware of where you place your fingers while working around your smartphone. I hope this solved your question. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by geekmaster View Post
    Its actually a brilliant design aspect in theory. Not only is negative space a good design element principle, the bezel between the end of the glass and capacitive buttons means fewer accidental presses. Great for if your nodding out watching a netflix movie late at night and dont have to worry about one of your fingers accidently pressing one of the 3 navigation keys. ;)
    Yep. I have inadvertently downloaded nearly a dozen "free" apps when I was aiming for the back button and hit the download button instead. Quick delete.

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