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 11 months ago '04        #1
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I've been using my iPhone X for nearly a month, and I've decided I hate it (Bus Insider)
 

 
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The iPhone X is a beautiful, deeply flawed device.

I still remember the excitement I felt peeling back the protective plastic from my shiny new iPhone X. What a gorgeous piece of technology.

That feeling didn't last.

I'm now nearly a month into using the iPhone X, and I've slowly realized I unreservedly dislike the device. In fact, I hate using it.

I could rattle off a list of complaints, like how Face ID is inconsistent, the bright chrome on the metal casing is scratch-prone, and the price tag is astronomical.

There's a fatal flaw

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But there's really only one flaw that matters to me: The phone is impossible for me to use with one hand.

Though the phone is only a bit bigger than the iPhone 6, iPhone 7, and iPhone 8, the bigger screen how dramatically changes how you interact with the device.

The new gestures required by the notch at the top of the phone mean there's no way to look at my notifications with only one hand or access the control center — and those are essential functions. It drastically limits the usability of the phone when I'm on the go or when I have only one hand free.

I've noticed myself changing my behavior to use the phone, holding it differently and constantly adjusting my grip by sliding my hand up the back of the device to reach the top of the screen with my thumb.

With my hand closer to the top of the device, I feel as though I'm going to drop it. That causes me to bring the phone down and horizontal, parallel to the floor and near my stomach, putting it in an awkward position and forcing me to crane my neck.

The top two rows of apps on the home screen are basically inaccessible without this sliding move, and it makes me paranoid I'm going to drop the $1,000 device.

I've also noticed a new habit of bringing in my left hand when I'm using the phone nearly all the time. It rests near the top left corner of the device, tapping back arrows or notifications as needed.

With my previous iPhone, the 6, I could use my pinky as a kind of shelf for the phone to sit on as I tapped away, texting, checking email, or changing songs on Spotify. The X's size doesn't let that happen.

I've enabled Reachability, Apple's solution for people with smaller hands using larger phones. It doesn't help much. You trigger the feature by swiping downward on the bottom edge of the screen — an awkward motion that makes me feel as if I'm losing grip on the device. It also adds another step to use anything near the top of the phone.

The fear of dropping the phone comes from the $549 bill to repair the cracked glass on the phone's back. I hate the idea of risking that just trying to see my notifications.

I envied people with the old iPhone

At first, I thought it was just an adjustment period — not unlike the feeling of melancholy one might have just after getting married. I experienced something similar with my previous phone.

Like the X's new shape, the iPhone 6 represented a dramatic departure in form from previous iPhones. When I upgraded to the 6 from my iPhone 4S, I had similar doubts about one-handed use, and it took me a few weeks to get used to it.

I ended up falling in love with the phone. That same thing did not happen with the X a month into using it.

I had a.ssumed that using the new phone would be identical to using my previous phone, but I didn't account for the drastic effect of the larger screen.

A weird thing happened: I would envy people I saw with older iPhones — how easy to use they looked, how flawless Touch ID was, how the size was more manageable. When a friend showed me her new iPhone 8, I felt legitimate pangs of jealousy.

Eventually, I realized the phone would never work for me

I realized, with an air of sadness, that I needed to get rid of the iPhone X. The screen is just too big to use with one hand. It's not comfortable, and I don't think it ever will be. And it isn't big enough to comfortably use two hands all the time.
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I've never had an Apple product that refused to bend to my will with such stubbornness. I realized I didn't need to be on the cutting edge of technology with a phone with a gorgeous screen and facial recognition — I just need a phone that works for me.

A phone shouldn't be this difficult to use


A phone should adapt to a user, not the other way around. I have no doubt the phone would work perfectly for someone with larger hands.

If the iPhone X is the future of the smartphone, I'd rather be left behind. I'll be selling my iPhone X to invest in the tried-and-true form factor of the iPhone 8 instead.

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 11 months ago '16        #2
KWizzle 1 heat pts
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Reachability is still available on the X you jus have turn it on and then itll be easy to get the hard to reach spots

 11 months ago '17        #3
justin747 26 heat pts26
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 KWizzle said
Reachability is still available on the X you jus have turn it on and then itll be easy to get the hard to reach spots
He already tried it and didn't like it


I've enabled Reachability, Apple's solution for people with smaller hands using larger phones. It doesn't help much. You trigger the feature by swiping downward on the bottom edge of the screen — an awkward motion that makes me feel as if I'm losing grip on the device. It also adds another step to use anything near the top of the phone.

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 11 months ago '08        #4
King Jackson 88 heat pts88
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I played w/it in the Verizon store. I honestly have no regrets going w/the iPhone 8+ .. I know a lot of people who feel the same way as the individual in this article

 11 months ago '04        #5
NahLij 25 heat pts25
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Small hands stay losing.
So many reviews said they hated the fingerprint placement on the Note 8. No struggles over here. Played with the iPhone X. No reach issues this way. If it didn't have that wack a.ss notch and kept a fingerprint scanner on the back so we can have the full screen life, it'd be on deck. But nah, Apple hates us.

 11 months ago '17        #6
My Back Hand 62 heat pts62
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Someone shoulda told the guy he can double tap the home button, and the screen will adjust and come down.

You dont have to use it with 2 hands, or struggle to reach the top of the screen that way.

Seems like that would solve his small hand problems.

What a horrible read.

 11 months ago '04        #7
BigJay.inc 73 heat pts73
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Sounds like some “I no fu*king baby” lil dude having issues with reachability.

Sounds like he should pick up an iPhone 3g and be happy. Trumpito Baby hands. Smh. Lmao.


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 11 months ago '16        #8
KWizzle 1 heat pts
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 justin747 said
He already tried it and didn't like it


I've enabled Reachability, Apple's solution for people with smaller hands using larger phones. It doesn't help much. You trigger the feature by swiping downward on the bottom edge of the screen — an awkward motion that makes me feel as if I'm losing grip on the device. It also adds another step to use anything near the top of the phone.

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breh every flagship has this problem then tho

 11 months ago '15        #9
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 My Back Hand said
Someone shoulda told the guy he can double tap the home button, and the screen will adjust and come down.

You dont have to use it with 2 hands, or struggle to reach the top of the screen that way.

Seems like that would solve his small hand problems.

What a horrible read.
Ain’t no home button bro lol

 11 months ago '17        #10
KobeThompson 12 heat pts12
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Trump hands

 11 months ago '17        #11
justin747 26 heat pts26
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 KWizzle said
breh every flagship has this problem then tho
If every phone has this problem then Apple is dumb for following the crowd instead of doing their own thing. They're the last one to innovate as usual so they should have been smarter and learn from other companies' mistakes. Apple should have made some kind of changes to iOS to make it easier to use with an small bezel phone, but Apple is the king of planned obsolescence so I'm sure they're saving iOS changes for the iPhone XS or whatever dumb name they come up with.

I mean it all depends on your hand size, but the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 8 don't have this problem as bad because they have a bezel at the bottom where you can rest your hand. It doesn't really feel too hard reaching around the S8 screen either because the phone is super narrow.

 11 months ago '17        #12
My Back Hand 62 heat pts62
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 AdRock said
Ain’t no home button bro lol

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Home Bar, home button. Same sh*t.

Nice try.


 11 months ago '12        #13
DannyStr8G 
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I have the 10 n its dope. Bishs love the 10. Its exclusive cuz the price tag is so high. I paid 1149 but its jus money aint no thang.

I compared the apple 10 to the note 8 n these r mu findings:

I played a 4k video from youtube on both phones and found the screen color and video is crispier on the samsung (i found out samsung makes apple 10s screens; this may be why samsung has the better screen cuz they saved the better screen for themselves). I sent a 4k video to my apple phone n found the video was much crispier and colorful than the youtube video. I dont think YouTube supports 4k video.

I compared the camera and apple takes better pictures

Apple has better privacy cuz all ur data is in one secure place

Apple screen glass bacc really makes the 10 look super dope

Facetime and imessage make the apple 10 more caomlatibpe with most users

Plus apple 10 an american company so i go american almost every time

 11 months ago '11        #14
BtMkRs 12 heat pts12
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Mad course he got Lil hands


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 11 months ago '16        #15
Elijah123 2 heat pts
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 My Back Hand said
Someone shoulda told the guy he can double tap the home button, and the screen will adjust and come down.

You dont have to use it with 2 hands, or struggle to reach the top of the screen that way.

Seems like that would solve his small hand problems.

What a horrible read.

There is no home button...

 11 months ago '16        #16
Elijah123 2 heat pts
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 My Back Hand said


Home Bar, home button. Same sh*t.

Nice try.

Why is that light flashing on the phone? You mean to tell me that that thing scans and maps your reactions to things on the daily ??????

 11 months ago '17        #17
Fortune 138 heat pts138
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n*gga got them trump hands. dunno how you could have reach probs wit it

 11 months ago '15        #18
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I’ve had the x for a week and I love it. To be honest my favorite feature is Face ID it’s more consistent for me than Touch ID. The screen is gorgeous. Everybody that has an old iPhone is immediately jealous of my x. This dude is crazy I love this phone. I don’t miss the home button at all and the front camera is crazy.

 11 months ago '17        #19
Naga Sadow 9 heat pts
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My buddy at work sold his X and got an 8+. He hated the extra steps to do simple things like unlocking it. He's borderline OCD so the notch was a huge deal breaker and he just couldn't handle it. He got the 256 GB model so I know he got a grip for it when he sold it.

 11 months ago '09        #20
mtva24 227 heat pts227
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 My Back Hand said


Home Bar, home button. Same sh*t.

Nice try.

You swipe down on the bar, not double tap. It's hella awkward now...

 11 months ago '09        #21
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 Naga Sadow said
My buddy at work sold his X and got an 8+. He hated the extra steps to do simple things like unlocking it. He's borderline OCD so the notch was a huge deal breaker and he just couldn't handle it. He got the 256 GB model so I know he got a grip for it when he sold it.
I kinda wish I wasn't lazy a few days ago whenever my 14 days ran out. MY biggest gripe is the new aspect ratio. Phone is mad slim compared to the 8+

 11 months ago '07        #22
Nothavingit 53 heat pts53
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I like my X so far

 11 months ago '09        #23
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i have the x its cool

only complaint i have is videos not using the full screen unless you crop, and i hate cropping because it cuts things out

i feel like im getting the same experience i would be having with any other iphone for the most part. people make a big deal about no home button but its not that much of a difference i got used to it in an hour or 2

only thing i do on here that i wouldnt on other iphones is animojis

if i had an 8 or 8 plus i dont feel like id be missing much. only things the x has over them is being able to stunt on n*ggas because you have the x, and animojis

 11 months ago '13        #24
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 Elijah123 said
Why is that light flashing on the phone? You mean to tell me that that thing scans and maps your reactions to things on the daily ??????
It’s the face scanner... since it’s a IR alight cameras pick it up but we can’t see it

 11 months ago '15        #25
donnyyy 9 heat pts
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What a whiny article.

I'm a note user and want this guy to stop it.

He mad because he has Japanese sized hands that he can't do it all with 2 fingers when kids use the phones just fine.

Tell him to downgrade to a smaller phone

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