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Short people - how does it feel in your hand?

  1. ShermCraig
    Honeycomb Jul 3, 2014

    ShermCraig , Jul 3, 2014 :
    So, I think this is a worthwhile discussion to have. Myself, I'm 5'7" and my hands aren't large - probably about average for a short guy. :rolleyes:

    My biggest fear in getting a phone of this size is, well, it's size! Up until now, my largest device is my current device - the HTC One M7, and to be honest, I do struggle to reach the opposite corner without propping the phone up or using my other hand. How difficult will it be with the OPO? Considering the company has delivered maybe a dozen phones thus far (sarcasm) ;), I'd love to hear from folks that are about my height or shorter. How does it feel in your hand? I've heard from some that it is not balanced that well, making it even more difficult to use one-handed. So, what say you? Talk it up!! :D
     

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  2. SanjithaD
    Honeycomb Jul 3, 2014


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  3. Friday
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 3, 2014

    Friday , Jul 3, 2014 :
    You are going to need those foam fingers to work the phone. It will seem huge to you.
     

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  4. bradleycg
    Honeycomb Jul 3, 2014

    bradleycg , Jul 3, 2014 :
    See if you can find someone with a Note 2, its the same screen size 5.5 inches. If you find someone with a Note 3, its 5.7 inches. Which is slightly larger. However still know, it truly is a LARGE phone. Not the largest, but its pretty big.
     

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  5. Raine
    Honeycomb Jul 3, 2014

    Raine , Jul 3, 2014 :
    Seriously? You want to talk short? I'm 5'4" with tiny hands. The phone is literally as big, if not slightly larger, than my own hand! :( Regardless though, it actually doesn't feel uncomfortable. I have to use 2 hands most of the time though, but nothing that I'm not willing to adjust.
     

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  6. kramersmash
    Froyo Jul 3, 2014


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  7. Dexter Morgan
    Community Veteran Jul 3, 2014


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  8. ShermCraig
    Honeycomb Jul 3, 2014

    ShermCraig , Jul 3, 2014 :
    Than that person really wouldn't need to contribute to this discussion, would they? :cool:
     

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  9. gilsterm
    Gingerbread Jul 3, 2014

    gilsterm , Jul 3, 2014 :
    Can't you just use it with two hands? It's supposed to be a fairly large phone, even when compared to other large smartphones. Try going to a cellphone kiosk and mess around with the S5 for comparison.
     

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  10. kallekula33
    Lollipop Jul 3, 2014


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  11. ShermCraig
    Honeycomb Jul 3, 2014

    ShermCraig , Jul 3, 2014 :
    You're not wrong, but I have been told that the OPO doesn't feel good in the hand of someone that has not only the OPO, but also the OPPO 7. So, after hearing that, I grew concerned. It's not a deal breaker for me because as you've said - it's a large phone so I expect it to be a "stretch", but I still would like to hear from anyone around my size that already has it....
     

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  12. sbumeder
    Jelly Bean Jul 3, 2014

    sbumeder , Jul 3, 2014 :
    I am not tall for a female, 5'6". However, this post made me think of this song from my childhood... I use to love this when I was really short. Lol. Enjoy
     

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  13. Raine
    Honeycomb Jul 3, 2014

    Raine , Jul 3, 2014 :
    Personally, I think the "sandstone" feeling gives you a little bit of leeway in terms of gripping the phone. If it were plastic or anything else, I think it might have a higher possibility of slipping out of your hands.
     

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  14. ShermCraig
    Honeycomb Jul 3, 2014

    ShermCraig , Jul 3, 2014 :
    Excellent point and one I hadn't considered. Thanks!
     

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  15. Akshay
    Honeycomb Jul 3, 2014

    Akshay , Jul 3, 2014 :
    You heard that from me! :p

    <self-aggrandizement alert!>
     

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  16. fyahking
    Jelly Bean Jul 3, 2014


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  17. ShermCraig
    Honeycomb Jul 3, 2014

    ShermCraig , Jul 3, 2014 :
    Yes, I did! o_O
     

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  18. ShermCraig
    Honeycomb Jul 3, 2014

    ShermCraig , Jul 3, 2014 :
    Hey! Nobody likes a show-off! :mad:
     

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  19. thebcooper
    Gingerbread Jul 3, 2014

    thebcooper , Jul 3, 2014 :
    Mr. Reeves,
    [​IMG]

    Or, the Burger King commercials for tiny hands.


    Both those things come to mind here.

    Or, maybe even this actually.


    Moral of the story I guess? Not just short people get the blessing/curse of tiny hands.
     

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  20. ShermCraig
    Honeycomb Jul 3, 2014

    ShermCraig , Jul 3, 2014 :
    Great stuff - and enormously helpful! :confused:
     

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