The Galaxy Note 8 has a neat and useful one-handed mode on deck, here's how it works

The Galaxy Note 8 is a big 6.3" device that will offer its users a competent marriage of hardware, software, and unique features that undoubtedly set it itself apart from just about anything we've seen thus far. It's not as disruptive as other phones, but it's the culmination of all the top technology you can find today.

But it's a bit big still.

Even people with large hands would likely benefit from a dedicated one-hand usage mode from time to time. Luckily, the Note 8 doesn't skimp on features and has a built in single-handed mode that is definitely helpful in certain scenarios.

How do you turn this on and how do you micro-manage it? Worry not, here goes:

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

Available on touchwiz for years!!!!

2. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Exactly!!!!! I was wondering why the tech media didn't show this great Note feature for so many years. The only explanation I could made so far, was that tech media didn't want to make Note look great for one-hand-use. But now I see that, they actually didn't know about this feature so far. Wow.... if it was on the first iPhone Plus they would not only know it, but it would be the feature of the century.

4. phnrpt

Posts: 23; Member since: May 28, 2012

Note 8 is a EPIC FAIL #1. 6.3" screen is ACCUALLY SMALLER than 5.7" screen when you compare them by watching any online stream video. The reason is the screen aspect ratio of note 8 is 18.5:9 instead of the traditional ratio 16:9 #2. bezel (side frame) is the nature protection to the NAKED GALSS EDGE, it is insane if you cannot agree with this or you are getting paid by the industry. #3. The reflexing white light on the curved edges damages eyes in a long run. Just like you will never place a curved mirror at your home for distorted image. It's the same reason why they do not make curved edge TV because the same problem will be more obvious. But the big industries will benefit from this since their investments also include medicine. (Samsung makes MRI medical equipments, and etc.) #4. non-replaceable battery is another way to disrespect consumer's right of self-repair. Samsung's excuse is water-resistance. How many average consumer will really use phone in a raining day or under the water. What's the chance a phone will accidentally get dropped into the water? #5. solution? Yes, the 6.4" Lenovo phab 2 Pro is the true 6.4" FLAT SCREEN for comfortable view. The rest of the specs is relatively low. But Lenovo has room to improve in a very easy way. #6. The ultimate phablet should be 7" FLAT screen with high-end specs and user-replaceable battery. Any manufacture first reach this will truly be the king of the industry. Sony, Huawei, Lenove or even LG, ARE YOU BOLD ENOUGH TO DO THIS? Ugly thing to talk about, for the ugly things already happening to us. People, if we don't stand up and speak up, nobody will speak for us.

5. baldilocks

Posts: 1548; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Ummm, no.

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4388; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lol this guy and his miss information/comedy routine.

8. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

If you make some f@ck logic in comment section via your Dumb brain Are you Dumbf@ck now?

9. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

#1: no, you can still fill the whole screen with widescreen videos. In fact, most movies have an aspect ratio closer to the 18:5.9 format to begin with. #2: there's still a metal bezel to protect the glass. The current design is still the most comfortable to hold for this screen size. Denying this means you are paid by competitors? ;-) #3: LMAO, damage your eyes. Good one.Curved glass is all around us, wake up from your internet life. #4: statistics show that one out of 3 phones ends with water damage throughout its useful life, a fifth ends up dropped in a toilet... Flat screen 7 inch with your desired 16:9 ratio? Yeah ok, since you like averages, what's the average width of a hand again? No thanks.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What a dumb post.

12. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Since you pasted this bullisht comment on another thread, I'll paste my reply: This novel of a comment was an epic fail. 1. Physically go into a store & compare it with a 5.7" display & you'll see the difference. 2. What? If you're referring to it not being protected, I've dropped my S7E on concrete, marble, granite, tile & wooden floors. Not a scratch & all I use is a Tech21 case with no screen protector & this display protrudes more than the Note 8. 3. Link to this bullisht, please. Also, Settings-Display-Blue Light Filter. Problem solved. 4. Thought you had a valid point, then I read the rest of the comment. 5. LMAO! 6. I wouldn't mind seeing Sammy make a flat edge to edge display since I don't use the Edge features & I think (especially for the Note) or would look better. That's the only thing I can agree with.

13. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

you are butthurt.. love my edge screen on s7 edge...

14. IsThereOnePhoneWOaFatalFlaw

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

Phnrpt, What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

3. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1604; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Introduced in the note 3, hasn't changed much since then ether.

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Sorry, but let us try to hold it by one hand first!!!!!!

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