Reply to post: Re: Please, I don't want your cool hack

We put Huawei's P20 triple-lens snapper through its paces

Bela Lubkin

Re: Please, I don't want your cool hack

Swipe-across to answer a phone call is a reaction to several common failure modes:

- phone answers while you're fumbling it out of your pocket and would have chosen (on seeing the caller) to reject

- phone answers in your pocket before you even start digging it out

- phone answers in your pocket without you having noticed at all; then the caller gets to listen to you & your surroundings for as long as they want

A simple on-screen pushbutton just isn't reliable enough.

Should the phone UI have an option to turn off slide-to-answer, if you'd like to experience all those failure modes? Maybe. Or at least a hardware alternative like up-or-down-volume.

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