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[Q] Is the phone too big for one-handed use?

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4th July 2014, 10:39 AM   |  #1  
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I'm considering getting this phone. It's available for preorder where I live. Although I am a bit concerned about the large screen size which is 5.5 inches. Is it still comfortable? I know that bigger is better when it comes to viewing experience, but do you get used to it eventually? I currently own a blackberry (lol) so this will be a major shift for me.

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15th July 2014, 04:29 AM   |  #2  
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Asian user suggest you that one hand is not enough...

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15th July 2014, 02:15 PM   |  #3  
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I'm considering getting this phone. It's available for preorder where I live. Although I am a bit concerned about the large screen size which is 5.5 inches. Is it still comfortable? I know that bigger is better when it comes to viewing experience, but do you get used to it eventually? I currently own a blackberry (lol) so this will be a major shift for me.

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I got the phone yesterday,the LTE single SIM grey one.

When having a play with a demo one in the shop I thought "wow,it sure is big,nice to have the bigger screen but perhaps the actual phone is a little to big".
And Im sure you are thinking the same thing.
Well after only one day I can tell you it's not a big issue,you get used to it real quick and it won't bother you.
(Unless perhaps you have very small hands but even then I think you will get used to it quick)

Cant I ask where are you from? Only asking cause Im in AUS and I got it through Optus.
Perhaps you are similar situation?
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doxeno:
I got the phone yesterday,the LTE single SIM grey one.

When having a play with a demo one in the shop I thought "wow,it sure is big,nice to have the bigger screen but perhaps the actual phone is a little to big".
And Im sure you are thinking the same thing.
Well after only one day I can tell you it's not a big issue,you get used to it real quick and it won't bother you.
(Unless perhaps you have very small hands but even then I think you will get used to it quick)

Cant I ask where are you from? Only asking cause Im in AUS and I got it through Optus.
Perhaps you are similar situation?

I'm from Indonesia. The 816 just hit stores this month. I am a male and my hands are big enough. I've tried holding similarly sized phones like the LG G3 and even Samsung Note 3. Honestly it's not that bad to hold! But 6 inches and up? Like the T2 Ultra? That's just ridiculous for me. So thanks for the answer! The 816 will arrive at my doorstep in one or two days, I can't wait to get my hands on it!
15th July 2014, 10:36 PM   |  #5  
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I've tried holding similarly sized phones like the LG G3 and even Samsung Note 3

The Note 3 is actually a little shorter,not quite as tall as the 816 even the though the screen is 5.7"
Bute the 816 is a little thinner and a little narrower on the width front.

Still,the 816 is great value for money.
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The Note 3 is actually a little shorter,not quite as tall as the 816 even the though the screen is 5.7"
Bute the 816 is a little thinner and a little narrower on the width front.

Still,the 816 is great value for money.

I thought they are both 5.5" !

Anyway , the note is wider while the 816 is taller. This is probably the main reason why I got in the first place.

I guess holding a real one will be the best advice for those who are not sure whether to buy it or not.
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If the Note 3 had the HTC boom sound speakers it would almost be the perfect phone

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