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Droid X owners with small hands, does it get easier?

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  1. tonyb81

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    Swapped out my Fascinate for Droid X yesterday, and damn its a nice phone. However my small hands are having a hell of time with this beast. I prefer to be able to use a phone with one hand, but I can't with this monster. Anyone else in the same boat as me? Does it get easier to use over time?
     

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    I have small hands also......it was only a bit awkward for me for about the first couple weeks, now i don't even notice it. I'm not sure i could ever go back to a 3.5" phone.....
     
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    I hear, you can build up your reach and hand strength by eating at Burger King
     
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    once you get used to it, you will not want to use a small screen phone again
     
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    Nope. This is not a one hand phone. I was used to the ease of one handed use with my Blackberries, so when I switched over to this phone it did sort of frusterate me for a little while. But like anything else you get used to operating it with two hands. During those times when I HAVE to use one hand, I flip it to portrait. That's the only way you can do it one handed unless you have hands like Michael Jordan or something. But for me anyway, the portrait keyboard seems less accurate. I always get mispelled words on the portrait keyboard.

    If one handed use is a priority for you, well to be honest then the DX might not suit your needs. One handed use just isn't one if it's strong points.
     
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    Yeah it sucks when you google dude instead of nude, ruins the mood lol
     
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    I dont have small hands and even I cant use it one handed. So I just put the apps I use most on one side of the screen so I can use one hand when I need to.
     
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    The voice to text function can be done one handed on the X.
     
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    I really don't understand this question. Looking at the measurements of the phones there is only a 2mm x 2mm x .3mm difference in size. 2 millimeters? I would think the weight would be a bigger shock than the size.
     
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    Agree. I too am curious about that small difference meaning so much.

    I'm thinking it could have to do with a proximity to buttons factor, slight as it is as well.
     
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    I would think the weight difference coupled with the physical buttons on the x would certainly make the x harder to handle for some people.
     
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    I turn on swype and use or one handed on portrait mode. I'm about 5 6 so I have fairly small hands but still nothing beats swype in portrait mode if you want to go one handed. Actually nuts that I think about majority of the time I use the DX one handed and it works great. Except in landscape mode
     
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    On the X, swype is almost impossible for me to use one handed. Thats why I've gone 100% multi touch now. Swype can be fast, but its a beach when you have to go back and fix something.
     
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    Hmmmmm.... I'm trying to imagine why one would only be using their phone with one hand while typing the word 'nude' into the search bar on their phone...:thinking:.

    Nope, I'm drawing a blank. Perhaps I'll try it & see if anything 'pops up'.









    ;)
     
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    Yeah I imagine swype was probably designed to make one-handed use easier. .. but to be honest, is much easier to swype two-handed in landscape than one-handed in portrait.
     

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