Hi, i have an international Galaxy S3 (i-9300). I recently updated to Jelly Bean via Samsung Kies (baseband version I9300DXDLI5) and there's a change that has been bugging me. In stock ICS, when the screen turned off due to inactivity, pressing either the power button or the home button would turn on the screen and lets me pick up where i left off.
Over three weeks in, I am still blown away by this phone as I am finding new features everyday BUT I am also having difficulties with my power button. As I read in the Sprint forum, some time ago, it was noticed that the power button seemed loose, 'rocky' on a pivot. Other Note II demo phones had some flexibility with the power button as well.
When my phone's lying flat on a table, it's easier to turn it on by pressing the home button rather than position my hand to squeeze the power button. When I'd switch on my Note 1, S2, and S3 this way, they'd wake up to the last used app screen, which is not necessarily a home screen. The Note 2, however, always returns to the main home screen.
My wife & I both have the s4 Active (1 grey, 1 blue but I doubt that matters). Sometimes, it is difficult to get the phone to wake up (meaning the screen won't come on) when a message is received. Pressing either the home button or the power button don't do anything & then 30 seconds or so it will finally wake.
I don't know if you've noticed, but there is a little lag in the phone waking up when you hit the power or home button to wake the phone. I downloaded an app that wakes up my screen as soon as it senses that I am opening the flap. It is a LOT faster than hitting the power or home button.
There are a bunch that do the same thing. I tried a couple of free ones, but they didn't work.
I forgot to check this feature at the ATT store, On my Samsung I have the choice of either hitting the power button or home screen button to wake the phone up, do I still have the same option with the HTC or only the power button ?