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Old October 6th, 2012, 01:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I really love the S3, it's just so big to use with one hand without putting some effort or almost dropping it. Any solutions out there, or do you just live with it?

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Since the Note 2 has it along with Blocking Mode and Home Screen Mode, I'm pretty sure they'll implement it for the Jellybean release of S3.
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I really love the S3, it's just so big to use with one hand without putting some effort or almost dropping it. Any solutions out there, or do you just live with it?
nothing you can. sell it and get something smaller....
I have no issues and I don't have particularly large hands..
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nothing you can. sell it and get something smaller....
I have no issues and I don't have particularly large hands..
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hold the phone in your fingers, rather than the palm of your hand, use your thumb to touch the screen. Works for me..
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You may be interested in the FlyGrip.

(note: I haven't tried it myself)
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No issues here. I don't have the biggest hands either. Just find a comfort zone.
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I have no issues and I don't have particularly large hands..
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I really love the S3, it's just so big to use with one hand without putting some effort or almost dropping it. Any solutions out there, or do you just live with it?
I would try using both hands at the same time.
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Cant use it one handed to do what?

When sending a text or an e mail the keyboard is well within reach of all but the smallest of hands, any apps you want to open or yu use frequently just don't put at the top left corner of the screen (right handed use). I don't have the largest of hands, anything I can't do one handed I use two.
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personally dont have a problem but i have just bought a tetrax car holder and the descreet button that sticks to the phone really helps you hang on to it and stops spillages..
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Average size female, no prob with one hand. I hold it in palm between thumb and (pointer, fore) finger using pinky for balance, so the grip is almost at the top of my palm then I can use my other fingers for balance and movement
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Thanks for your input. I was thinking of getting a case but then it'll be even bigger. The flygrip thing may be useful, but it doesn't seem to make for quick grab/use/pocket.

I like the phone more than don't like not easily being able to use it with one hand. I agree there are "adjustments" we can make in the way we hold it, it's just getting accustomed to doing it that's a pain. Over time I guess one can get into the habit of using the phone that's comfortable for them.
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Thanks for your input. I was thinking of getting a case but then it'll be even bigger. The flygrip thing may be useful, but it doesn't seem to make for quick grab/use/pocket.

I like the phone more than don't like not easily being able to use it with one hand. I agree there are "adjustments" we can make in the way we hold it, it's just getting accustomed to doing it that's a pain. Over time I guess one can get into the habit of using the phone that's comfortable for them.
I got a lot of practice reading at night in bed. I took a bit to get completely comfortable with one hand. for texting i use two hand, it's just easier.
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Obviously, you're going to need to grow larger hands.
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Typing this one-handed now. Pinky under bottom of phone, 3 fingers supporting back of phone, thumb typing. My hands are not really that big, and I'm having no issues.
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I have no issues and I don't have particularly large hands..
same. just took a little time to adapt is all.
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Typing this one-handed now. Pinky under bottom of phone, 3 fingers supporting back of phone, thumb typing. My hands are not really that big, and I'm having no issues.
Exactly how I hold it with no problems, slight stretch to the top left of the screen but that's it.
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That's how I hold my ego 4glte as well. I can't reach the upper right if holding it in my left hand that way, but all it takes is a slight repositioning where I remove my pinky from the bottom of the device and I can reach the top right no problem.

Its a quick shift and is all done using 1 hand.
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Typing this one-handed now. Pinky under bottom of phone, 3 fingers supporting back of phone, thumb typing. My hands are not really that big, and I'm having no issues.
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I bought the below case and NOW I can use it with one hand with out worrying!

Amazon.com: Shell Holster Combo Case for Samsung Galaxy S3 with Kick-stand -At&t, Verizon, T-mobile, Us Cellular and Sprint: Cell Phones & Accessories

MY REVIEW:
The Short: Got the case, and I'm surprised that I like it so much. I didn't expect a whole lot since it isn't some $50 case...but it's pretty slim and very handy.

The stand on the back can be used to stand it up both horizontally and vertically but I found a 3rd extremely practical use for it....you can use it to hook your middle finger in it while holding it with one hand. Using it in this manner allows a much more secure hold while using your thumb to navigate...this is particularly handy given that this is a big phone with a 4.8" screen!

I'll admit that it's slightly harder to get out of the holster with one hand than what I'm used to but I'm sure I'll adapt. The added protection and convenience of the multiple stand positions including the finger hook make this case worth the money.
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I really love the S3, it's just so big to use with one hand without putting some effort or almost dropping it. Any solutions out there, or do you just live with it?
I find the size just about right, although it is a bit of a stretch to reach the outside corners. I bought a case on Amazon with has a kickstand built in, and found out it also works really well for helping to grip the phone, and consequently extending my reach to the furthest points on the screen. Not only that it's an excellent case at a great price!

Amazon.com: Shell Holster Combo Case for Samsung Galaxy S3 with Kick-stand -At&t, Verizon, T-mobile, Us Cellular and Sprint: Cell Phones & Accessories

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I bought the below case and NOW I can use it with one hand with out worrying!

Amazon.com: Shell Holster Combo Case for Samsung Galaxy S3 with Kick-stand -At&t, Verizon, T-mobile, Us Cellular and Sprint: Cell Phones & Accessories

MY REVIEW:
The Short: Got the case, and I'm surprised that I like it so much. I didn't expect a whole lot since it isn't some $50 case...but it's pretty slim and very handy.

The stand on the back can be used to stand it up both horizontally and vertically but I found a 3rd extremely practical use for it....you can use it to hook your middle finger in it while holding it with one hand. Using it in this manner allows a much more secure hold while using your thumb to navigate...this is particularly handy given that this is a big phone with a 4.8" screen!

I'll admit that it's slightly harder to get out of the holster with one hand than what I'm used to but I'm sure I'll adapt. The added protection and convenience of the multiple stand positions including the finger hook make this case worth the money.

Just now noticed your post, after posting the same link. It may have been your review on Amazon that prompted me to make the purchase. Great case, plus the added bonus of making the phone much easier to grip and operate.
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I only use it one-handed when I have a porn picture as my lock screen!
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You may be interested in the FlyGrip.

(note: I haven't tried it myself)

Yes I saw a YTV by QBKing77 and he was using a FlyGrip. It looked effortless. I will be getting one myself. I believe they sell for $29.95 each. Just Google FlyGrip
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agree with someone above who says pinky cradling the bottom, with the other 3 fingers supporting the back, using thumb for the screen

I will say texting while driving is difficult with the GS3.... but no one should be doing that anyway
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I will say texting while driving is difficult with the GS3.... but no one should be doing that anyway
Excatly! I understanding different methods for different folks, but what other reason would you hold a phone with one hand besides driving? Dont answer that

Everyone says they dont have large hands, well i have small hands and i use both hands on the train to work, walking to work, at work, at home, and on couch/bed and it doesnt bother me at all. I guess i worry about someone taking it or it slipping out my hands.

Any...Im just saying!
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