Other Anyone find max to big to hold one hand

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by michael31986, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    anyone else think max is to big to use one handed. What is everyone's thoughts. I think it actually isn't too bad.
     
  2. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    It’s perfectly fine, just like my 8+ was. Only issue is getting to control center (wish they’d move this back to the bottom where it belongs).
     
  3. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Do you have the reachablity enabled
     
  4. LadiJae macrumors member

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    THIS Yes!!!!
    So pissed they moved it up top!
     
  5. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    They should at least let us decide which side. In my opinion it would make more sense to have it by swiping down from the left for right handed people.
     
  6. StellarVixen macrumors 68000

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    Is someone keeping the count of the threads of this nature since the new iPhones came out?

    If so, what number is this one?
     
  7. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    Yup. I can get to it one-handed when I drag the screen down, but it’s not particularly comfortable. I’m 5’10” with (I guess?) average sized hands. I just don’t get why it can’t share the bottom of the screen with the home bar.
     
  8. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Enable reachability.
     
  9. LadiJae macrumors member

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    It is enabled!
    Still prefer it at the bottom where it was.

    Wonder how long it'll take to before I stop swiping up
     
  10. ColdShadow macrumors 65816

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    It is definitely too large to be used comfortably in one hand.

    In fact for this readon alone I’m returning it and will keep using my iPhobe X.
    much better form-factor.

    In reality,the XS Max is still to small for watching movies or reading,so no real benefit .
     
  11. rillrill macrumors 6502a

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    So I picked up the Max. And I’ve tried to like it. I thought it be a decent iPad mini replacement, but I think apple did a really bad job of optimizing the software for the bigger screen. The keyboard is shrunken and most apps even apples don’t take advantage of the size. I got my wife an Xs and looking at forums and websites, the text is almost the same size. The screen is just taller and needs to be wider. I’m going to exchange my max for an xs with 256 gb. But that’s just me. I wish I had just waited and saw them in the store before buying it.
     
  12. sjperformance macrumors 6502

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    Coming from an X yes I can hold and use one handed but to view social media etc. Regardless for typing I always use 2 hands. Faster and more precise. Sold my X today. Max stays. Mind you I never like Plus size iPhone nor big phones.
     
  13. EugW macrumors 603

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    Yes, but I find the 7 Plus too big to use with one hand too.
     
  14. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    You would think that there haven’t been plus sized iPhones with the same general dimensions of the Max since 2014 or something.

    Have none of the people surprised by the size of the Max ever held a 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus, or 8 Plus? Not even a demo unit?
     
  15. treyhunnid macrumors regular

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  16. TheMadBrewer macrumors regular

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    I did the same, returned my Xs Max 512 and got a Xs 512. For me it wasn't so much the size as the weight. It just felt heavy...
     
  17. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a

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    The difference is the larger screen and heavier materials.
     
  18. EugW macrumors 603

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    The 8 Plus basically weighs the same as the XS Max. There is all of 6 g of difference in weight.
     
  19. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a

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    Probably more of a difference for those going from the 6 or 7 Plus.
     
  20. Sumter macrumors 6502

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    Today is my first day with Max and coming from X (used plus phones since 6 series prior) I’m actually finding myself rethinking my choices. X is just easier to handle all around. Max is heavy and the increased screen size made it harder to easily access the control center or pull down for lock screen in general. I’ll give it a try a few more days before deciding anything.
     
  21. sqa4life macrumors regular

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    I think it's too big and heavy. I switched from the S9+ to the xs Max for two days, then exchanged for the xs. Can't be happier. The xs is perfect size.
     
  22. EugW macrumors 603

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    The 7 Plus weighs 20 g less than the Max. That’s 0.7 oz.

    All I can say is that in the store my 7 Plus felt close to the same weight as the Max.
     
  23. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a

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    And others have posted they find it heavier, not sure why people have to constantly argue about everything on this forum.
     
  24. bpeeps macrumors 68030

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    Basically “Because I don’t find it heavier, it is not heavier. That’s what he’s saying.
     

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