What are the different Buttons and other Physical Features of my Samsung Galaxy Express™?

Learn more about the buttons and physical features of your device.

  • Front View of Your Phone
    • Light and Proximity Sensors: Use the ambient light level to allow adjustment to keypad lighting. If the light path is blocked — for example, when holding the phone close to your ear — the touchscreen will turn off. Also used for some Camera settings.
    • Earpiece: Allows you to hear the caller.
    • Indicator Icons: Show the information needed to operate your phone, such as the received signal strength, phone battery level, unread emails, missed calls, time, date, etc.
    • Application Icons: Allow shortcuts to your favorite applications on the Home screen.
    • Favorites Tray: Allows quick access to important features such as Phone, Contacts, Messaging, Internet, and Apps.
    • Back: Allows you to step backward when navigating a menu or web page.
    • Home Key: Allows you to return to the main Home screen from any home screen or menu. Press and hold to display your recently used applications and a shortcut to the Task Manager.
    • Menu: Allows access to submenus with additional options for different features and applications such as Home screen, Phone, Contacts, Messaging, and Internet. Press and hold to open Google™ Search.
    • Home Screen Indicator: Shows which Home screen is displayed.
    • Widget: Widgets can be added for various functions. Widgets provide quick access to information without opening an application first.
    • Front-facing Camera Lens: Allows you to take pictures of yourself when you set the camera shooting mode to Self shot.
  • Side Views of Your Phone
    • Power/Lock Key: Allows you to power your phone on and off. Also allows you to lock or unlock the touchscreen.
    • Primary Microphone: Allows other callers to hear you when you are speaking to them.
    • Volume Keys: Allow you to adjust the ringer volume while in standby mode or adjust the voice volume during a call. When receiving an incoming call, briefly press down either volume button to mute the ringtone.
  • Rear View of Your Phone
    • 3.5mm Headset Jack: Allows you to plug in headphones. Open the cover to access the jack. Close the cover when not in use.
    • Camera Lens: Allows you to take pictures and shoot videos.
    • LED Flash: Used to provide adequate light when taking pictures in dark places.
    • External Speaker: Allows you to hear when the speakerphone is turned on.
    • Power/Accessory Interface Connector: Allows you to connect a Travel Charger or other optional accessories, such as a USB/data cable.

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