1. bigoldthor's Avatar
    ...the same thing that makes this phone so darned sexy: the curved edges. It's ironic that one of the features that most drew me (and many others) to this phone is the one thing that may drive me away. Let me explain.

    I have big, meaty hands the size of meat platters, so using the phone one-handed is not a problem for me, at least length- and width-wise. However, my beefy fingers and the drumstick at the base of my thumb (or, "thumbstick" as I like to call it) routinely touchethe curved edges. When I'm using it with two hands, I absolutely adore it. When I'm using it one-handed, it can be frustrating. When I pick up my iPhone 6S Plus, it obviously doesn't have that problem. On the other hand (pun intended), it's so freaking big and heavy compared to the svelte and sexy S7E that I can't stay with it.

    Not looking for sympathy or even necessarily solutions...just venting a little frustration. My love/hate relationship for this beautiful piece of kit grows by the day.
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    05-31-2016 03:36 PM
  2. Wizzy's Avatar
    Do you have a case on it? I find that the edges of the case prevent me from accidentally touching the screen edges. Also, this phone is just way too fragile to use without a case.

    Posted via the Android Central App from my S7 edge
    05-31-2016 03:43 PM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Ditto on the case. Even a slim one helps A LOT with handling the curved edges and keeping finger meat from touching it (I'm with you, my thumb is just meaty at the base haha, but not that long, so even with the case, one-handed operation is still cumbersome).
    05-31-2016 03:45 PM
  4. bigoldthor's Avatar
    Yes, I do use a case, and that makes it better. I actually found one that has a kickstand that, when slid down, leaves an opening for my right ring finger. This actually helps to make it easer to use one handed...until my ring finger gets stressed/fatigued.

    Otherwise, I use basic, clear TPU cases that give it some grip without adding much width. Still have issues with either situation, but not as bad as naked. I simply cannot use it one-handed without some sort of case on it.
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    05-31-2016 03:59 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    To be fair, this was never intended for one-hand use. If you decrease the screen size to 'one-handed mode', presses on the opposite edge are ignored.
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    05-31-2016 05:11 PM
  6. love4speechless's Avatar
    Yes, I do use a case, and that makes it better. I actually found one that has a kickstand that, when slid down, leaves an opening for my right ring finger. This actually helps to make it easer to use one handed...until my ring finger gets stressed/fatigued.

    Otherwise, I use basic, clear TPU cases that give it some grip without adding much width. Still have issues with either situation, but not as bad as naked. I simply cannot use it one-handed without some sort of case on it.
    I got a clear case for my phone and was amazed how much better in hand the phone felt. It always felt slippery before I got a case for it. Now it has much more grip and feels a lot sturdier
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    05-31-2016 05:17 PM
  7. MizWylie's Avatar
    Case makes it so much more ergonomic friendly. Resist the Apple!

    Posted from the S7E Chrome™ on Big Red
    05-31-2016 05:47 PM
  8. Stwutter's Avatar
    I have had a similar issue with the Edge on my S7 at times (and I have 'normal' sized hands, whatever that means...). I can use it one-handed, but do occasionally get a blip with hitting something unintentional.

    It's such an original idea, specific to Samsung, that it's not really had the shelf-life yet to have a solution as yet, although I'm sure software updates and/or future iterations will help.

    I did use a case initially, but now have a skin. I pay for insurance, and I'm quite careful with my phone. Personally, I like the way the phone looks and acts with no case, despite the odd Edge hiccup. The pro's outweigh the cons for me.
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    06-02-2016 07:16 AM
  9. sangs's Avatar
    The official Samsung leather case for the S7 Edge has literally eliminated any unintended edge touches. And it's a damn classy too.
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    06-02-2016 07:22 AM
  10. love4speechless's Avatar
    I have had a similar issue with the Edge on my S7 at times (and I have 'normal' sized hands, whatever that means...). I can use it one-handed, but do occasionally get a blip with hitting something unintentional.

    It's such an original idea, specific to Samsung, that it's not really had the shelf-life yet to have a solution as yet, although I'm sure software updates and/or future iterations will help.

    I did use a case initially, but now have a skin. I pay for insurance, and I'm quite careful with my phone. Personally, I like the way the phone looks and acts with no case, despite the odd Edge hiccup. The pro's outweigh the cons for me.
    I like the phone without the case too. It's just so dang slippery
    06-02-2016 09:46 AM
  11. ClintRo's Avatar
    I LOVE this phone with no case, but do get the edge finger/thumb unintended touches. I use the Ringke slim case when I don't want that to happen.. I use it one handed most of the time.

    http://www.amazon.com/Ringke-Ultra-T...cUvbUpU5206647
    06-02-2016 10:11 AM
  12. Stwutter's Avatar
    I like the phone without the case too. It's just so dang slippery
    Indeed... hence the skin I spoke of.
    06-02-2016 10:13 AM
  13. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    If you like the screen size, maybe you should trade it in for the latest Note? There is also the regular S7 too, if you're willing to go down in screen size.
    06-02-2016 12:24 PM
  14. SpookDroid's Avatar
    If you like the screen size, maybe you should trade it in for the latest Note? There is also the regular S7 too, if you're willing to go down in screen size.
    And battery size. That's the main reason I didn't go for the Edge-less S7, not so much the screen size. Plus, the Edge just turns heads!
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    06-02-2016 12:33 PM
  15. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    ...the same thing that makes this phone so darned sexy: the curved edges. It's ironic that one of the features that most drew me (and many others) to this phone is the one thing that may drive me away. Let me explain.

    I have big, meaty hands the size of meat platters, so using the phone one-handed is not a problem for me, at least length- and width-wise. However, my beefy fingers and the drumstick at the base of my thumb (or, "thumbstick" as I like to call it) routinely touchethe curved edges. When I'm using it with two hands, I absolutely adore it. When I'm using it one-handed, it can be frustrating. When I pick up my iPhone 6S Plus, it obviously doesn't have that problem. On the other hand (pun intended), it's so freaking big and heavy compared to the svelte and sexy S7E that I can't stay with it.

    Not looking for sympathy or even necessarily solutions...just venting a little frustration. My love/hate relationship for this beautiful piece of kit grows by the day.
    I honestly can't take your posts seriously on here lmfao. I always read them in the voice of your avatar. Love that episode.

    As far as your post goes, I haven't had that problem on the s7 edge, but I had it on the s6 edge all the time. Couldn't even use it.
    06-03-2016 12:20 PM
  16. KahneFan's Avatar
    My wife and I both use the Speck Candyshell Grip case with our phone and they are GREAT! When I take my case off, I have the same issue with side presses. With the case on, not only does it give me great grip across the back of the phone, but it also protrudes a little more than a standard case on the side (you can see the ridges in the picture) which definitely keeps me from side touches.

    I will say though, one thing that bugs me about the phone though is the letters which are right on the edge of the keyboard (I find) can be hard to have the phone read my touches for some reason (due to the glass edge right there).

    CandyShell Grip Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Cases

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    06-03-2016 01:17 PM
  17. love4speechless's Avatar
    My wife and I both use the Speck Candyshell Grip case with our phone and they are GREAT! When I take my case off, I have the same issue with side presses. With the case on, not only does it give me great grip across the back of the phone, but it also protrudes a little more than a standard case on the side (you can see the ridges in the picture) which definitely keeps me from side touches.

    I will say though, one thing that bugs me about the phone though is the letters which are right on the edge of the keyboard (I find) can be hard to have the phone read my touches for some reason (due to the glass edge right there).

    CandyShell Grip Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Cases

    http://demandware.edgesuite.net/sits...&sh=590&sm=fit
    I had the same problem with the keyboard. Thankfully the keyboard I use - SwiftKey- recently updated for this issue with the S7 Edge so it's no longer a problem
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    06-03-2016 02:37 PM
  18. bigoldthor's Avatar
    I honestly can't take your posts seriously on here lmfao. I always read them in the voice of your avatar. Love that episode.

    As far as your post goes, I haven't had that problem on the s7 edge, but I had it on the s6 edge all the time. Couldn't even use it.
    I am a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

    If you like that avatar, you'd love the Ricky Spanish one I use on some other message boards.
    06-03-2016 03:06 PM
  19. Snapperlicious's Avatar
    I am like many others and haven't had an issue with a case. I have always hated cases and refused to use them on my phones. I was never willing to accept the extra bulk. This phone is so slim that having a case actually improves usability. I do have issues tapping anything on the curve of the screen. That area seems to be less sensitive probably because of the palm issue.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    06-04-2016 03:42 PM
  20. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    Soooo glad I got the regular S7 instead. I had a feeling those edges would get touched all the time
    06-07-2016 07:16 AM
  21. tinybfk's Avatar
    I haven't really had any problems with mine but I also have extremely large hands.

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    06-07-2016 08:12 AM
  22. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    The screen on the regular S7 is too small for me. 5'5 is the sweet spot for me. Plus the battery, and I'm loving my Edge!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-07-2016 12:54 PM
  23. bigoldthor's Avatar
    Well, after 2-3 months using the iPhone 6s Plus, I've come back to the S7E. Several factors:

    1. It's just so darned gorgeous...can't keep my hands off it. (Still used it on wifi most every evening.)
    2. It's lighter and smaller than the 6S Plus.
    3. I found a solution to the one-handed problem...well actually two.
      1. I disabled the Edge functions, which I really didn't use.
      2. I found one of those finger-ring cases, and fell in love.

    I've since bought numerous of those finger rings that can be stuck to the back of most cases. Haven't looked back.

    Don't get me wrong...the iPhone is a damned fine device, and I would have no problem using it. It also plays nicely with my MacBook Air and iPads. However (and ironically), the very thing that pushed me away from the S7E (one-handed use because of the edges) pushed me back from the 6S Plus (one-handed use because of the sheer size and weight.)
    08-16-2016 07:34 PM

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