Results: HTC U11's Edge Sense squeeze feature - useful or gimmick?
by Preslav Kateliev / May 17, 2017, 9:21 AM
Turns out the U11 can sense when the user squeezes its metal frame and launch a pre-set app when that happens. There are two gestures – a quick squeeze or a squeeze hold. As for what gets launched – that’s up to the user. Additionally, the camera’s shutter can be activated with a squeeze, instead of pecking for the virtual shutter key. The feature is called Edge Sense.
But is this an actually useful feature, or just a gimmick, which would be forgotten as soon as the user sets their phone up for the first time? We thought we'd ask you what your opinion on the matter is. Here's how the votes tallied up!
HTC Edge Sense: useful or gimmick?
I wouldn't knock it till I try it
Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016
I believe this is one of those things that is worth a try.
posted on May 17, 2017, 9:24 AM 2
Posts: 6889; Member since: Feb 10, 2012
I have 2 questions regarding this feature, will it work with a case? And how much should a case be loose for it to not affect it?
posted on May 17, 2017, 9:25 AM 1
Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2015
I don't see why it won't work with a case since it's pressure sensitive. The device will stay sense the pressure through a case.
posted on May 17, 2017, 9:28 AM 0
Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 28, 2012
If it's a plastic case then I can see there being an issue. However, if it is made of rubber or silicon or other flexible bendable material the pressure will still be felt despite being less through some displacement. I bet HTC will make a case itself that will work with the Sense Edge functionality and then incipio/otterbox/others would follow suit if they ended up making cases for the phone too
posted on May 17, 2017, 9:52 AM 0
Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012
HTC try to sell the phone with this "U" seless feature. Probably that is why the phone is not bezel free, they had to place these sensors by the screen.Really can't see this pressure option really is needed next to screen but rather under would have been greater.
posted on May 17, 2017, 10:03 AM 2
Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015
At first I was like, total gimmick! But after some thought I think would be quite a convenient feature, especially for the camera. I just hope they've ironed out all of the potential accidental squeeze issues.
posted on May 17, 2017, 10:34 AM 0
Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010
Haven't tried it yet but just from the demos/videos it's easy to see that it'll work very fluidly with gloves on or one-handed. Call it what you want but ease and convenience is welcome especially when it's not hindering anything.
posted on May 17, 2017, 10:56 AM 1
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