The Note II uses a physical button for accessing the home screen. buy meizu mx4 proIts about an inch long and elliptical in shape. It has good travel and feedback. The back and menu keys are capacitive buttons to either side of the home button. There's no multitasking button, but if you press and hold the home button the multitasking panel will open.
The volume toggle is on the left edge. It feels cheap and produces a "clacky" sound when pressed that I found unappealing. The same goes for the lock button on the right edge. The microUSB port is on the bottom and the headphone jack is on top.
The battery cover can be peeled off in typical Samsung fashion by digging your thumbnail into a little slot. buy meizu m1The 3100mAh battery itself can be removed if you so choose. You have to pull the battery before you can access the SIM card. The microSD card can be hot swapped without pulling the battery.