Pixel fold - stress on little finger

srgonu

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Moved from ZF3 to Pixel Fold. Great form factor but noticeable weight increase. I could see that there is significant stress on my little finger if on the phone for more than 15 minutes. How are guys working around this? Pop socket or something similar? I currently have a Google official case.
 
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Get you a set of these
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Awww, does your poor wittle fingy hurt?

It's actually a super serious problem. I have a permanent indentation in the middle bone of my Petyr Baelish from "pinky propping" over the years, and I used to have a pretty bad pain in the carpal bone from it. I fixed it with a popsocket, but that may be a tricky solution to implement on a fold...

I know Samsung have ring cases that put the ring over the hinge, and I'm sure someone has made them for Pixel. The only other thing I can think of is just altering the way you hold it...
 
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I have to admit that I definitely feel the weight difference from my Pixel 6 Pro. It feels more dense. A relatively lot of weight in a small BRCK form factor.
 

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Thanks for that suggestion
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. Maybe stress is more for me because I broke this finger a few years back during sport and had to go through surgery to get it fixed. But I didn't feel this stress with ZF3.
How much more does the Fold weight over your other phone?
 

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I was scratching my head until I realized folks still hold a phone to their face when calling. (BT here)

I guess I am the only one who carries their fold in a special back pack across my back to help distribute the massive weight.
This might blow your mind, but a lot of people use their phones for stuff other than phone calls.