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BoxerGT2.5

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Anyone finding it a far stretch to get to right handed? I know apple has a commercial focusing on the thumb, but conveniently they're using their left hand.
 

BoxerGT2.5

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I guess my point is wasn't that the reason for the keeping the skinny screen? One handed operation?
 

jshin100

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I'm currently a Galaxy S I user so that would be like 2nd nature to use the back button with my other hand.
 

Thedeathbear

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But when the iphone 4 came out, Steve Jobs said holding it in your left hand was holding it wrong. I am left handed and always in my left hand.
 

Tubamajuba

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Anyone finding it a far stretch to get to right handed? I know apple has a commercial focusing on the thumb, but conveniently they're using their left hand.
Yes and no. I find myself holding the iPhone 5 slightly differently than I did my iPhone 4- more in my fingers, and less in my palm. When I attempt to hold the 5 exactly the same way I did my 4, it takes a completely straight thumb to reach the back button. When I hold it the natural way, it feels just as easy on the 5 as it did on the 4.

The key here is that the 5 is thinner than the 4. I can't hold the 4 the same way I naturally hold my 5, because my fingers have to hold more of the side to maintain a stable grip. I think this is the only way Apple was able to put in the 4" display and still allow the thumb to reach the upper corners. And for people with smaller hands, it may still not be enough. All in all though, I think it's a good compromise between screen size and one-handed usability.
 

Dolorian

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Anyone finding it a far stretch to get to right handed? I know apple has a commercial focusing on the thumb, but conveniently they're using their left hand.
Going by the commercial, it is common sense to use your left hand :p