Large smartphones don’t surprise anyone anymore. They have a lot of advantages, so the jumbo phone trend is likely to continue. But bigger isn’t always better: a large display doesn’t pack more content. The actual size and number of functionalities is the same for high and low res displays.
Steven Hoober’s 2013 mobile device research found that a whopping 49% of smartphone users rely on one hand, 36% take the cradled approach, and 15% use both hands.
In 2017, not much has changed. Since seamless design is so much more than good looks, one-handed and one-thumbed interactions are becoming the norm. In the first place, it’s more comfortable. Second, it’s not always convenient to use both hands. But here’s the rub: one-handed usage limits how far your thumb can easily reach.
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