Whose one-handed mode do you like best (Apple, Samsung, LG)?

With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple threw its gauntlet in the arena of one-handed modes, as it now offers you the ability to shrink the interface down, so that it is more easily accessible with your thumb only. There are plenty of manufacturers now that offer some interface features to facilitate the one-handed operation of today's big-screen phones. 

We aren't even talking about the ability to scooch the keyboard, dialer and calculator left or right on phablets, as almost everyone has this option in some form, but rather the option to shrink the whole interface in some way, so that it occupies only a portion of the screen, as if you are perusing a phone with a much smaller display. 

Apple's take on the matter is certainly different than what Samsung or LG have to offer, and it will obviously be available on all of its bigger screen phones now, that's why we wanted to ask you which one-handed mode you prefer best, but first let's recap what they do, and how are they activated.


Now that you've seen the different takes on the one-handed mode, and the different way to activate it on big-screen phones from Samsung, Apple and LG, tell us which one you prefer the most in the poll below. Don't forget to kick some argumentation in the comments, too.

Whose one-handed mode do you like best?

Samsung
52.11%
LG
24.9%
Apple
22.99%

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71 Comments

1. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

samsung and lg are the same...

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

yeah, about the same, bu i like LG's implementation because it keeps things simpler and moves the gesture to the navigation buttons, making it less likely to mess up i think, so I'll still prefer LG's

19. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I like Samsungs flexibility of screen sizes... but LG is better to fire it up. For me its a Tie between those 2... Apple's solution is just lack luster.

63. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

they copy the one Samsung has and delete certain features it has under the cover of simplicity. it's always like this with lg, a jealous copy-Samsung company. anyways it's normal for a company with low market share to copy the top dog. so I guess it's a good thing anyways.

7. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Check Apple one-hand fail here: http://i.giflike.com/S4mtZmb.gif

24. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

you just proved the point that people don't realise difference between pressing and tapping.

43. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

but when you are carrying things in one hand while walking down the street and trying to operate your phone, there just need to be more of ease to access the one hand mode than what Apple offers.

51. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

no sir, he clearly just taped twice and not pressed. and yet ifail lol

9. maherk

Posts: 6772; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's because the LG's one is a pure rip off from Samsung's touchwiz. Actually, almost the whole LG ui is a rebranded toucwiz for LG phones. Check the camera app and you ll get what I mean.

20. egbtmagus

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

LG showed off Mini View back in March 2014 on the G Pro 2, The S5 introduced it later... how did LG copy it?

25. maherk

Posts: 6772; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Note 3 had it before kiddo. Do your homework next time you wanna argue somebody on the internet.

35. engineer-1701d unregistered

because mini was out on the note's and s4

22. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

yet it is faster than touchwiz.

44. caesantos

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I wouldn't say that, 'cause my Note 3 is faster than my LG G2.

64. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

because they can't copy all the features, yes it's maybe faster but who cares? with my octa-core antutu blowing smartphone I don't give a shht about a copycat company. you can even find faster featureless UIs or chinese copycats too.

34. engineer-1701d unregistered

the dif is getting it turned on and the custom additions on the sides short cuts.

47. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

hmm, now everyday I learn a new feature apple copied from android... is this what apple all about? its not bad to take ideas from other but not each an every idea.... now there is no difference between apple and xiaomi

69. VHMP01

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Apple has copied since always, even the names themselves... Steve Jobs’ own words: “We have been ‘ShameLESS’ about stealing great ideas”. The name 'Apple' = The Beatles The 'Apple' itself = applerecords.com The name 'iPhone' = Linksys’ iPhone® The Name 'iOS' = Cisco’s Internet OS (ios) MacBook Air = HP’s 1998 Sojourn Omnibook Macsafe = Asian Crockery Apple Logo = Genesis 1:6, 3:6 iMaps = Google Maps (Opps) iPad = Samsung´s Photoframe iPad Mini = Dell Streak iPod = Creative Technology + Walkman iCloud = Dropbox + Onedrive Siri (Clippy) = Xiaoi Bot + Nuance App Store = Ubuntu Software Center Apple Play = Google Wallet Original iPhone = Samsung’s S700 Mp3 Player iPhone 4 & 4S = LG’s Prada iPhone 5c = Lumia 620 Panorama + Folders = Android One handed Mode = Android Notification Bar = Maemo Slide to Unlock = Neonode N1m Mouse GUI = Xerox Reject calls with SMS = Symbian Fingerprint sensor (Cracked) = PCs (Safe) Smartphone + fingerprint scanner = Motorola Atrix 2011 Multitasking = webOS Copy/paste = WinMobile Ping = Facebook, Twitter Pinch to zoom = Samsung iMessage = BlackBerry Messenger iOS Minimalistic = Windows Phone. Smartphone Optical Stabilization = Nokia Multitouch Smartphone = Bought another company Bigger Screen smartphone = Everybody else NFC = Everybody Else too Thunderbolt = Intel OSX, iOS = Unix Newton = Psion Series 3, HP 95LX Aluminum = Cheapest Metal Plastic = ($$$ Reinforced Polymers) Security = Buy a new one... Sued Samsung: At a court 10 miles from Apple HQ. With a Judge that was a former Apple Lawyer. And a Jury Forman sued into bankruptcy by a partially owned Samsung Company.

48. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

did anybody notice that Daniel titled the LG video as Apple? Correct it

52. torr310

Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I never use the one-hand mode on my phones.

59. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

actually they are from the SAME COUNTRY neither aren't the same. but SAMSUNG IS BETTER THAN FRUITS

61. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Lol, lg always copies Samsung, so no wonder.

2. NextGenTech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Really? Note 4"s is clearly better and you know it. "Readability' is just lol... great innovation for No multitasking

33. NextGenTech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

+reachability+ auto correct SMH

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Sammy.....

4. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

None. I just don't like big phones. But my vote is for LG BC I don't like Samsung or Apple as well.

15. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Smh...why people like you vote here???? The poll is what you like and not who you like..... I'm a samsung fan...but I din vote because I have not yet used LG's are Apple's solution...

23. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

agreed . I don't like lg or samsung skins but still i think lg implementation is easier to activate .

5. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

The best one-handed mode is still a sub-5" screen :D

10. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

makes perfect sense. /s

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