iPhone X one handed?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by saiz66, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. saiz66 macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2008
    Hi guys,

    I am thinking of getting the iPhone X but I use my phone one handed 90% of the time. Do you think it will be easy to use the iPhone X one handed?
  2. TwitchyPuppy macrumors member


    Feb 8, 2016
    Of course! More than the 6/7/8 Plus as it’s smaller.
  3. SomeGuy2112 macrumors regular


    Apr 23, 2015
    Depends, how big are you hands?

    Joking aside, I'm in the same boat. I would never want a Plus, and the 6S can be a stretch at times. Cutting out a piece of paper / cardboard using the dimensions may help.
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    This isn’t a one handed phone no matter how you try to justify it. Sure if you are sitting on the coach browsing the web, but control center and notification is going to take two hands or lots of one-handed adjusting.
  5. Phasism Suspended

    Sep 18, 2017
    Agreed depending on size of hands
  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Well, try using one of the 4.7” phones one handed, and imagine it slightly bigger and with the screen going right to the edges.
  7. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    Agreed, with the swiping up and down from various spots. not intended as one handed phone.
  8. ValhallaOutcast macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2017
    hard to say, medium size hands here and the 6 was doable one handed but ofcourse I didnt have to reach the top bezzle which is now more screen, swiping from the top will be your furtherest reach and might be the tricky one handed
  9. ARizz44, Sep 19, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2017

    ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    It simply cannot be compared to the 4.7" device just because it will be similar in 'overall' size. I started a thread on this earlier today. The bezel that is gone from the top of the 4.7" size is now screen. So, if you set the X next to the 8 plus where the bottoms of both are level to one another, sure, the X is shorter. BUT, the usable screens are the "same" height from the bottom where the phones rest on your pinky. So regardless if the overall size of the X is smaller with no bezel, since the screen is that much taller, if you cannot one-hand the Plus you likely won't one hand the X.
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  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I’m using an SE (4”) screen and it’s perfect for one hand use. The 4.7” phones are too big for me to use comfortably one handed. That’s only .7” different. I would imagine 1.1” is going to be a lot bigger than people expect from a one handed standpoint.
  11. MacQork macrumors regular


    Feb 21, 2017
    Please use the search function, there are already threads about this.
    Lock this thread mods?
  12. saiz66 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2008
    Thanks guys. It sounds like the answer is no. Also with the iPhone 7 I use reachability quite often.
  13. Damon2 macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2016
    MKBHD doesn't consider it a one handed device and he has large hands

    Disappointing as I like that majority of the time I can use my iPhone 7 one handed

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