1. Bigben2493's Avatar
    How would you compare using Iphone 8 vs Iphone SE one handed, texting, reaching apps, etc.

    Which do you like better for it?

    Thanks for all your help!
    06-06-2018 07:29 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The iPhone SE would be easier to use one-handed in comparison to the iPhone 8, in my opinion. With that in mind, I have the iPhone 8 and one-handed use is not bad at all, but I would definitely give the SE the nod in this regard.
    06-06-2018 08:27 PM
  3. Bigben2493's Avatar
    The iPhone SE would be easier to use one-handed in comparison to the iPhone 8, in my opinion. With that in mind, I have the iPhone 8 and one-handed use is not bad at all, but I would definitely give the SE the nod in this regard.
    Also:
    I have an SE and want to upgrade while having a compact device for one handed use, Im not sure if this rumored SE 2 will ever come out and the other rumors about the 5.8,6.1 and 6.5 inch devices don't appeal to me. Also is it worth getting an 8 in June when the new phone comes out in September?
    06-06-2018 08:38 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Also:
    I have an SE and want to upgrade while having a compact device for one handed use, Im not sure if this rumored SE 2 will ever come out and the other rumors about the 5.8,6.1 and 6.5 inch devices don't appeal to me. Also is it worth getting an 8 in June when the new phone comes out in September?
    I think so. The iPhone 8 is fast as heck. If you haven't already, go to a nearby Best Buy or Apple Store and check one of them out. By doing so, you'll get a firsthand look on how it feels in the hand and whether or not it's suitable for one-handed use. That's what I would do.
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    06-06-2018 09:12 PM
  5. Bigben2493's Avatar
    Yeah I'm just worried about them making like an Iphone 9 in september with the button, and then get the 8 if its old. But yeah not sure if I like the all screen ones, What's your opinion on the X?
    06-06-2018 09:22 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yeah I'm just worried about them making like an Iphone 9 in september with the button, and then get the 8 if its old. But yeah not sure if I like the all screen ones, What's your opinion on the X?
    No matter what device you buy, a new one is always around the corner. As for the iPhone X, I love it. It’s a joy to use, in my opinion. As for you possibly getting the iPhone 8, if you need a phone now, get it. If you don’t, then yeah, wait to see what Apple introduces in the fall.
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    06-06-2018 09:40 PM
  7. Bigben2493's Avatar
    Do you like the X better than using the button on the others?
    06-06-2018 10:16 PM
  8. wilber1's Avatar
    My 6s was getting very slow and somewhat outdated I looked at the X ,beautiful phone but way too overpriced and the 8 plus for me was too bulky to carry around so I settled on the 8, zero cost on a plan at carrier and it does the job ,good size for shorts pocket and very fast and great camera ,hope to keep it for 2 years although I know I'll be jealous when I see the new phones in september .
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    06-07-2018 05:16 AM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Do you like the X better than using the button on the others?
    I would give the gesture-based iPhone X the advantage, but only slightly because I’m fine with either device, to be quite honest.
    06-07-2018 05:55 AM
  10. kataran's Avatar
    I have the X coming from the SE and with a short learning curve it’s the best upgrade if you are into one handed use. You get excellent screen Real estate along with good pocketbility
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    06-07-2018 08:50 AM
  11. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I have smallish hands and I can use my iPhone 8 plus one handed for most things, unless I'm typing out a long text or email! Granted, it took awhile, and there was definitely an adjustment period. I am very happy with it!
    06-07-2018 02:26 PM
  12. TripleOne's Avatar
    One-handed use? It’ll be the SE for me. Much much easier to use with one hand.
    libra89 likes this.
    06-07-2018 08:28 PM
  13. Sherry_B's Avatar
    I have the 8 Plus, my husband has the SE. The 8 Plus works fine for one handed use if you enable the double tapping of the Home button (it slides everything on the screen down so you can reach anything on the screen one handed). I'm not sure if any of the new phones are going to have a Home button though. The only reason my husband wanted the SE over a larger phone is because he wanted to be able to slide a small phone easily into his pocket.

    The SE does feel really good in your hand, but for me personally the screen is just too small. If you like the form factor of the SE then wait and see if they introduce a more powerful new phone of a similar size. Any way you slice it it'll be a really good upgrade.
    06-07-2018 09:12 PM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    It looks like I'm late to the party but as someone that owned the SE for nearly 2 years, tried a 8 and owned the 7 a couple of times, you can use it one handed but it might take a little more work. I found that the weight of the 8 vs 7 is noticeable when using it one handed. It feels a little easier to use the 7 one handed versus the 8.

    By the way, you can change Display Zoom to Zoomed on the 8 and 7 series. That makes everything bigger.
    06-08-2018 10:10 AM
  15. wilber1's Avatar
    I have smallish hands and I can use my iPhone 8 plus one handed for most things, unless I'm typing out a long text or email! Granted, it took awhile, and there was definitely an adjustment period. I am very happy with it!
    I think I am going to swap the 8 for a plus ,the 8 is close to the 6s except for speed and better camera ,the carrier gave me a great deal on a 8 plus ,I know there will be an adjustment period however I will try to get used to the extra weight/size and still have the 6s for back up .I know this thread is about 8/SE and the 8 is a great device for one handed use and the 8 plus is 54 grams heavier, however I am sure the battery life and camera,etc. are worth the extra weight .
    libra89, Sherry_B and Annie_8plus like this.
    06-09-2018 06:02 AM

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