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Can you really hold the iPad mini with one hand?

0. phoneArena 23 Oct 2012, 16:00 posted on

The new iPad mini comes with a 7.85-inch screen and very little bezel on the sides, and one of the reasons for the latter is easier one handed operation…

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posted on 23 Oct 2012, 16:23 1

9. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


Some people have big hands, i can hold my iPad 1 like that just fine

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 17:42 1

33. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I bet you can't. So lets do a challenge, take a photo of yourself holding the iPad with one hand.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:46 1

63. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


Ok i will and how do you want me to send it to you

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 16:10 3

5. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


That's ridiculous, I can't even hold my Samsung galaxy tab 7.7 with one hand and that's a little bit smaller with ipad mini. Apple misleading again, ifans will still ignore it.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 16:26

10. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


Like i said to the other comment not everyone has tiny hands and why would you hold it like that anyway its useless to

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 16:11

6. nbringer (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


It depends on your hand. I can not for example.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 16:15

7. blingblingthing (Posts: 541; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Wait a minute, So when the Iphone was a 3.5 inch screen it could be operated with one hand. But now the Ipad mini is 7.95 is is all good seeing you can just hold it with one hand?

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 16:18 2

8. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Iphonearena aka apple lovers and believers. They are bigots when it comes to anything that isnt apple. Sad that they keep sticking there foots in there mouth lately. Iphone 4s.. perfect screen size dont need any bigger.. iphone 5 bigger screen guess what they are happy. Ipad mini 7.95 screen one hand works great yet on android devices one handed is just to big. I think Iphonearena are a bunch of idiots that needs to learn real journalism and stop being isheep. I really would like to meet the guy that runs this website.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 17:50

36. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I know right!

Before apple was refusing to build larger phones because they didn't want to ruin one handed use. But now aparrently even 7.85" can be comfortably used with one hand.

This changes everything

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 16:29 5

11. fokker-1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


This looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note. Expect a lawsuit...

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 16:41 4

13. dicemoney (Posts: 59; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


I'm so damn tired of all these iPad articles yes we get it

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 16:44 2

14. dicemoney (Posts: 59; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


And this suppose to be a mobile phone site iPad is not a damn phone

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 16:46

15. StreetNerd (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


lol new iPad, half year later wtf? what bout the iPad 3? o_0 Apple sure thinks their buyers are dumb.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 18:13

43. brandnew234 (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


lol, u think apple buyer's are smart!
but in all seriousness, I bet MILLIONS will upgrade to the iPad 4, from the 3.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 16:47 8

16. medicci37 (Posts: 1288; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


I can hold the Nexus 7 in one hand. & use my other hand to hold all the money I saved, by not buying the mini.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 16:58 1

19. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Where's the comparison on how easily you can hold the iPad mini and Nexus 7 with one hand?

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 17:01

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I can see what you did there! :D

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 17:03 4

23. antmiu2 (Posts: 324; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


listen phone arena stop posting so many iPad mini articles 18 of 20 of the last articles are about it.. we dont care as much you

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 17:13 1

26. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


but they a lhave 30+ plus comment.. stop commenting on them if you dont want to see more articles.. is common sense..

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 17:07

25. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


So would this be a copy cat of the other Android tablets because of the size? Why Apple think this is different from other tablets that they wont get sued?

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 17:14

28. tgtftw (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


It's not a matter of fitting in hand, as it is fitting in a pants pocket. I think its too wide to comfortably fit in a back pants pocket, let alone comfortably fitting in someone's hand. Since the female gender tends to lean very strongly towards Apple Products they will have an even harder time holding the device with one hand.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 17:39

31. harsha_bonmec (Posts: 14; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


"I dont think it will be comfortable to hold with one hand"
These were my first thoughts after ipad was unveiled.
More over 4:3 aspect ratio screen just looks weird! it should have been 16:9. Nexus 7 is very comfortable to hold in one hand and is almost the PERFECT size for 7 inch tablet!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 17:42

34. soldiernation (Posts: 34; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


I guess the bezel on other tablets helps so you can hold the side of the tablet without touching the screen.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 18:04 1

40. eman99 (Posts: 380; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


i rather buy a note 2 with better specs than this overlarge ipod

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 18:09 1

41. Aeires (unregistered)


Cramps ahead. For years iFans have been told 3.5" is the perfect size to fit your hand. Now they have to contend with nearly 8" of tablet. Oh Noes!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 18:12

42. goesoer (Posts: 15; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


hahaha,, if u wanna hold with one hand, go with an iPhone,, problem solved, bro

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 18:41 2

45. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


If people can one hand this then why do Apple fanbois complain about the Note 2 being too big?

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 18:50

46. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


what a stupid question who even cares bout holding a tablet with one hand

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 18:58 3

48. smartphonelover (Posts: 37; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)


It's funny how Apple has kept the iPhone up to the 4S with a 3.5 inch display because of how easy they said it would be to use with one hand. The iPhone 5 seems the same way also with just extending the screen length wise. Then there's the iPad mini, which obviously isn't meant for one hand control, but they could have at least made it more comfortable for one hand holding. A 16 by 9 ratio 7 inch screen seems to be perfect for one hand holding with the fingers around the edges. Idk if the Nexus 7 will outsell the iPad mini due to it being an Apple product, but I will always recommend the Nexus 7 over this.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 19:17

51. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


they would desperately hold on to the downgraded tablet rather than embrace the full glory of phablets. So sad...

Did Apple get the dimensions for this thing wrong?

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