Samsung makes most of the largest phones on the planet, which comes to no surprise as they kind of lead the phablet space. But one thing most customers complain about phablets, especially folks with smaller hands that it is hard to use with one hand.
The Galaxy S5 is not a phablet, well if you compare it with today's specs but a 5.1" still could be overwhelming to some folks. Luckily, Samsung thought this through.
Introducing the new One-Handad Operation mode on the Galaxy S5. Unlike the version on the previous Notes' Samsung went beyond just shrinking a couple of apps like dialer, calculator and keyboard on this one. They actually shrunk the whole screen! Take a look:
Lets start with finding out how to enable it. Simply go to your settings, click the search button and type "one" and it will be the first option to select. Once there, just turn it on and read the instructions on how to enable it during use. Basically it takes a back and forth swipe from either left or right edge of the display.
Once enabled, check out the new size:
Amazing right? It puts the whole homescreen into a resizable window (kinda like the windows desktop OS). You can move the window to the left or right, make it larger or smaller, or any variation of the above. It also puts the home, back and volume buttons on the bottom for easy reach too. Although I dont use it much, I am sure many of our users would appreciate this feature if they find this device a little too big to use with one hand.
Until next time - Your Product Ambassador Team
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