And in one-handed use in the included video, the user is able to reach the sides of the larger 4.7-inch display, but it appears that reaching the bottom and top of the screen with one-handed use would be extremely difficult for most users.
Bummer if true. Had hoped the overall thin-ness and tiny bezels would make the 4.7 more 1 hand friendly.
It's going to be really interesting to see Apple's messaging here. The way I see it they have 3 ways to spin it:
-Not even mention it at all and let people make up their own minds
-Claim that in fact the size and small bezels DO let people use it one handed, possibly add software to assist
-Claim that it's worth giving up 1 handed operation and that their research shows this to not be a big factor for most users (and that Samsung was right)
If they go with #3, that could be an even bigger argument from them for the ultra big 5.5 if that does in fact materialize. Go big or go home. Speaking from my own perspective I don't like the idea going in, and in a world where Apple did not exist I think I would still avoid the Note form factor in an Android only environment. We'll see. I'll be sure to bake some crows in a pie for the eventual keynote...