Jun 30 AT 12:52 PM Nick Gray 54 Comments

Is the HTC EVO 3D’s screen too sensitive?

While some have hailed the EVO 3D as the best Android phone to hit the market this summer, the phone is not without its faults.  HTC has already pushed out a system update for the new EVO, and several of HTC’s pre-installed applications have gotten updates to fix lingering bugs. But that may not be the end of the story. Over the past few days I’ve gotten a little peeved with the search button on the screen. Apparently, I brush the side of my hand against it every time I hold the phone up to take a picture.  At first I thought nothing of it, since you always need to adjust a little when using a new phone. But even after some adjustments, I still somehow manage to hit the search button.

After a little testing, I’ve come to the conclusion that the sensitivity of the capacitive panel over the screen is just set too high. I’m actually able to press the search button (or any other part of the screen) on the HTC EVO 3D without even making contact with the surface. I’ve noticed this same behavior with a touch panel computer display in the past, but this is the first time I’ve come across the issue on a phone.

So far we’ve been able to replicate this issue on four different devices. Have any of you noticed this on the HTC EVO 3D?  Is it worth HTC’s time to roll out a system update to adjust the capacitive panel’s sensitivity?

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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