04-08-2017 04:00 PM
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  1. flyingkytez's Avatar


    The phone looks very narrow, and maybe too tall? How are you going to reach the notification bar at the top? I might go with a regular S8
    04-03-2017 08:55 PM
  2. jdfry15's Avatar
    I've always used nova swipe down gesture for this very reason.
    04-03-2017 08:57 PM
  3. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I've always used nova swipe down gesture for this very reason.
    Yes that works great on the home screen, but if your on the web or in an app you have to swipe from the top, the gesture swipe down only works on the home pages.
    cert15z likes this.
    04-03-2017 09:37 PM
  4. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar


    The phone looks very narrow, and maybe too tall? How are you going to reach the notification bar at the top? I might go with a regular S8
    I've seen in videos that you can swipe down on the fingerprint sensor to drop down notification box, but don't know if that's going to be any easier with the placement of the sensor.
    04-03-2017 09:40 PM
  5. hehfahq's Avatar
    You have to ask Bixby to show you your notifications. But seriously the S8+ is probably not a one handed phone for most people.
    milehigherik likes this.
    04-03-2017 09:49 PM
  6. anon(10206632)'s Avatar
    Held one at Best Buy. Just tiny taller than S7 edge. Nothing to worry about. But S8 plus is not a one handed phone. That's why there is S8
    04-03-2017 10:11 PM
  7. Viscomi4444's Avatar


    The phone looks very narrow, and maybe too tall? How are you going to reach the notification bar at the top? I might go with a regular S8
    And then if it was wider, people would be saying they can't reach the other side of the screen or nav bar.
    Soggly likes this.
    04-04-2017 05:30 AM
  8. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    i gave up the need/want for a one handed phone when i went from my iphone 5 to an iphone 6 plus and i have never looked back.

    My only want/need is that the phone fits in my shirt pocket (and this one does).
    04-04-2017 05:59 AM
  9. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I looked at the plus and it will be a one handed phone. The width isn't the issue, it's the height. Reaching the notification bar will take some getting used to, I use NOVA prime so I have gesture to swipe down for notifications, but that only works on the home screens, while in apps or web browsing I will have to adjust to the height issue.

    The phone has to be able to be used one handed or I won't get it. That is why I didn't wait for the note 8, rumored 6.4 inch screen and probably true since note line is usually bigger screens, not interested in bigger then the S8+.
    04-04-2017 06:43 AM
  10. katmandoo122's Avatar
    I have to say that the size of the S8+ is overrated. Not in a bad way but in a way that the phone, while every bit as large or larger than the other big ones out there, disappears in your hand. There are some things that can be tough to hit with one hand but I also experience that upon occasion on my S7E and I think that phone borders on being too small. The only issue I see is the fingerprint scanner location...if they had that on the front, I think the S8+ would be just about perfect.
    04-04-2017 07:45 AM
  11. Lodingi's Avatar
    I've been to BB twice to play with the S8+. It is the same size as my S6E+ with much more screen real estate. It feels amazing in the hand. The curved back should be the standard for all smart phones. I also toyed with the Pixel XL. The square back and large bezels were a complete turn off.
    AustinTech and VW Maverick like this.
    04-04-2017 09:12 AM
  12. strikeIII's Avatar
    you can swipe down from the fingerprint scanner to pull down the notification tray like the pixel.
    04-04-2017 11:46 AM
  13. s2kmafia's Avatar
    The irony of reaching up to the already difficult to reach fingerprint sensor to swipe down the difficult to reach notification panel
    strikeIII likes this.
    04-04-2017 12:19 PM
  14. Misterb's Avatar
    Keep in mind that the guy in that video is a smaller dude, so anything in his hand is going to look kinda big. Anyone worried about the size of this phone should go hold one. It isn't as big as you think (unless you're the size of the guy in the video)
    04-04-2017 12:26 PM
  15. strikeIII's Avatar
    The irony of reaching up to the already difficult to reach fingerprint sensor to swipe down the difficult to reach notification panel
    lol, true. But at least your fingers are more naturally closer to the FPS vs. your thumb reaching up to the notification tray.
    Viscomi4444 likes this.
    04-04-2017 03:32 PM
  16. recDNA's Avatar
    It does look weird. I took some pics and they only filled 2/3 the screen. I then set it for pics to fill screen. They look better but if I send a pic to. someone without cropping it will look weird on THEIR phone. This screen ratio is such a bad idea.
    04-04-2017 04:55 PM
  17. Misterb's Avatar
    It does look weird. I took some pics and they only filled 2/3 the screen. I then set it for pics to fill screen. They look better but if I send a pic to. someone without cropping it will look weird on THEIR phone. This screen ratio is such a bad idea.
    I don't know about that. Why should mobile phones be shackled to the 16x9 ratio, that essentially came about back in the 1930's or so when cinematic film came out?
    Viscomi4444 likes this.
    04-04-2017 05:20 PM
  18. recDNA's Avatar
    because we share pics and watch conventional video
    04-04-2017 05:24 PM
  19. milehigherik's Avatar


    The phone looks very narrow, and maybe too tall? How are you going to reach the notification bar at the top? I might go with a regular S8
    I am 6' tall and have large hands. I can't reach notification bar on either model. Neither are one handed phones. If I wanted a one handed phone I'd buy one. If it's too large.... Move along.
    Gsxr151 likes this.
    04-04-2017 05:28 PM
  20. EMGSM's Avatar
    Held them both and they are both comfortable to hold in my hand. However I went with the S8 because I could use the extra $100 for the Note 8 when it arrives in a few months.
    04-04-2017 06:09 PM
  21. anon(10206632)'s Avatar
    Went to Best buy again today. Folks, S8 Plus is just a tiny bit taller than S7 edge. Here it is right under my S7 edge.

    04-04-2017 06:11 PM
  22. recDNA's Avatar
    Is it as wide? The 8+ looks narrower. It's ridiculous that a 5.5 inch phone is as wide as a 6.2 inch phone.
    JoeInCT likes this.
    04-04-2017 06:14 PM
  23. anon(10206632)'s Avatar
    Is it as wide? The 8+ looks narrower. It's ridiculous that a 5.5 inch phone is as wide as a 6.2 inch phone.
    To my eyes, it looked as wide. Just a bit taller as the picture showes.
    04-04-2017 06:24 PM
  24. Misterb's Avatar
    because we share pics and watch conventional video
    Then it's no different than watching a 2.35 1 aspect ratio film on a 1.85 1 TV. They'll have some black bars. Big deal
    T48 likes this.
    04-04-2017 08:37 PM
  25. recDNA's Avatar
    Then it's no different than watching a 2.35 1 aspect ratio film on a 1.85 1 TV. They'll have some black bars. Big deal
    It is a big deal to Netflix fiends like me. The point is there was no reason for it. There is no advantage to it. Most of those films are edited to fit tv perfectly.
    04-04-2017 08:38 PM
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