For me it is not as much the page turn buttons that endear the Oasis to me. It is the wide one sided bezel. I can easily hold the phone in one hand and read anywhere. One handed is especially good for reading in bed. You can off the touch screen and won't get those multi page turns as you fall asleep. Can only turn off touch screen because of the page turn buttons. Next time your Kindle turns on it is again in touch screen mode.