In Short

Taking a screenshot on an Android smartphone or tablet is one of the simplest things you can do, but that's not to say it's the most consistent. Because hardware varies — we're looking at you, Samsung, with your aging hardware buttons — the methods by which you take an Android screenshot may vary.

So here is where we're rounding up the varies ways for various phones. Some phones use a combination of pressing the power button and one of the volume buttons. Others use the power button and home button. Every now and then you get a phone with a dedicated software button for taking screenshots. It's just one of those crazy things that makes Android so much fun — and occasionally frustrating.