Quick Tip: Using a Smartphone with a Resistive Screen

By on November 25, 2009
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Navigate your resistive touch screen based device like a pro


Touch based Smartphones either use a Capacitive or a Resistive screen. The Capacitive screen used on phones like the iPhone or HTC Magic is a lot more finger friendly compared to a resistive screen that is traditionally used to work with a stylus. Recent phones by HTC such as the Touch 2 or the Nokia N900 have tried to make resistive screens finger friendly however, a lot of times, you still end up tapping something when you really want to scroll.


Here is a tip if you have a resistive screen: For scrolling through lists such as your messages or phone book, use your finger nail instead of the finger. For selecting something, use your finger. This will lead to a lot less accidental clicks on your resistive touch screen based phone.


Abbas Jaffar Ali is the founder of tbreak.com and a blogger, geek and self-declared tech pundit who can't stop talking about technology. Find him on twitter as @ajaffarali

  • Syed Masood

    This is the point where capacitive touch screen phones are becoming most popular.

  • Mufaddal Fakhruddin

    Nice tip, Abbas. Having a Jet, it’s not always easy using it. This will help, surely. Already feel empowerment of the tip:p

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