Where will YOUR thumb reach - graphic included

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  1. QuickFlame macrumors member

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    This is quite useful

    Credit to mashable of all places


    iPhone 6 Thumb Reach

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    iPhone 6 Plus Thumb Reach

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    Cheers
     
  2. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Looks like I'll be double-tapping the home button quite a bit even at 5' 11" :eek:.

    If you're 5' or under, the Plus may be too big for you lol.
     
  3. newone757 macrumors 6502

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    This looks to be pretty accurate compared to my tests with a checkbook (same height as 6 plus). I'm 6'5 so feeling pretty good about my decision for the 6 plus
     
  4. TJ82 macrumors 6502a

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    Had my thumbs on some of the highest peaks in Europe.

    Pretty sure I can touch the top of an iPhone.
     
  5. AceMason macrumors regular

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    Pretty accurate. Corroborates the cardboard cutout of the 6+ I made
     
  6. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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  7. sobucky macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the chart, I guess I'm good on the 6 plus ... 6'2 here.
     
  8. billycuth macrumors 6502a

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    I think thumb size would be better than height. I've got short thumbs.. :(
     
  9. Binarymix macrumors 6502a

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    Erm, I wouldn't take this too literally.

    I have friends the same height as me that have shorter hands, longer hands, stubby thumbs, long thumbs etc.

    Now where's that Penis to iPhone comparison chart where you must have a small penis if you ordered the Plus. ;) :rolleyes:
     
  10. caprica21 macrumors member

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    Check book is perfect to test whether it holds in your hand.
    Unfortunately its not the height but the width that will matter. With 3.06 inch you have to expand your thumb to fullest to hold it in one hand and grip it enough not to slip. Because when you grip using fingers, and try to slide with thumb, there is tendency to loose grip when you extend thumb to swipe.

    I have ordered 6+ and will see how it holds :)
     
  11. Cherimoya macrumors member

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    At the risk of repeating an old meme - they're holding it wrong.

    If you rest the bottom of the phone on your little finger it shifts your hand up the side giving your thumb reach up and down. I'm 5'8" with smallish hands and I can reach all but the very top left corner on my OnePlus One.
     
  12. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    Thank goodness I'm tall for a woman, then. 5'9", and I plan on either resting the Plus on my pinkie or using it with 2 hands, which is how I've always used every other iPhone I've ever owned.
     
  13. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Chart is not accurate. It depends on the individuals hand, not the height of a person. Agree with two above posters.
     
  14. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    What's weird about this effort at a PSA is that they actually spent time doing it, but then did it so wrong.

    How long would it have taken them to instead (correctly) use thumb length? And, include a version for people who use the pinky rest method rather than the one pictured.
     
  15. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Since I don't glue it to my hand my thumb reaches the entire distance of any phone.

    Seriously though, I'm excited that all this FUD about what can and can't be done regarding "reach" and "one-handedness" is going to be debunked within a few days of use. Sure, you can't do everything exactly the same on a new device but people will quickly learn that we tend to readjust our hands on ANY size phone more than we think.
     
  16. OneMike macrumors 603

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  17. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    I know for a fact you dont need to be 6'6 to reach all of the iphone 6. Most people can handle a 4.7 inch screen
     
  18. QuickFlame thread starter macrumors member

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  19. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    This is how I always hold my phone.
     
  20. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    Where will YOUR thumb reach - graphic included

    This isn't accurate for me. The only way I can reach the far edge of the keyboard on the 6 Plus is if I strain my entire hand. Add a case that adds some to the width and it's virtually impossible.

    I'll admit that I have small hands though for a 5'11" guy.
     
  21. bdb23 macrumors member

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    How silly can this get...

    Can't you just hold your current iPhone 5/5s and see where your thumb reaches now, and imagine your screen being 1.5 inches bigger... does it still reach? does it not? It's not that difficult that we need cardboard cutouts and what not...
     
  22. Bacong macrumors 68000

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  23. iososx macrumors 6502a

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    Thumb zone obsession is a disease I've avoided.

    I simply use and enjoy my smartphones.
     
  24. OneMike macrumors 603

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    just got my case and this was actually not that far off for me on the 6+.

    However, results will still vary obviously
     
  25. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Is there a strong correlation between height and thumb size? :confused:
     

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