zundappchef 65 Posted July 7, 2022 Share Posted July 7, 2022 2 hours ago, EskeRahn said: Peronally I have long been advocating for one hand operability, and this means a limit around 65mm wide. BUT there are two drawbacks on that. One is lesser keys (or for me worse: fewer). Secondly the display would be lesser, and that again would mean less information (=a lot of scrolling) or the use of a font so small that it gets beyond what my aging eyes can handle without extra glasses. Also remember that the newer ugly material design wastes more screen space, so many apps are today designed for the oversized phablets and not phone-size (quite similar to a lot of apps working poorly in landscape). A more compact design would also make it (even) thicker, or need a lesser battery with shorter stamina. So overall I think Fxtec did a pretty wise choice to give us (close to) a standard keyboard. Especially the letter keys right of the a-z block for national letters for many countries, without making the keys too small for the majority. ADD: What I really would like was an OS (re)designed for phablets!! That is design guidelines operating with the full screen for displaying stuff, but only the one-hand reachable part as active for (primary) touch-interaction - it would be acceptable that seldomly used interaction was beyond (e.g. buttons for advanced settings) i agree 2 hand operabillity is something that needs to be looked at this is why i like the layout of olders phones . more hardware buttons back in the day u could pick youre phone up by clicking a green button . now a days u need to slide on the side of the screen u can reach making it a 2 handed phone call realy akward now i have a 6.5 inch screen and i do love having all that size while navigating i think for me the qtek 9090 then the blackberry priv where the ultimate phone layouts ( qtek because of pickup buttons) 1 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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