Trying to open camera using one hand when device is locked is almost impossible

REPRODUCIBILITY: 99%
OS VERSION: 4.4.0.64
HARDWARE: Xperia 10
UI LANGUAGE: PL
REGRESSION: No

DESCRIPTION:

Normally we can open camera when device is locked swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Trying to do this with one hand it’s quite hard up to impossible. Sometimes it work after changing the handle but it’s still a lottery, more often the screen changes like doing left/right swap instead of opening the camera.

PRECONDITIONS:

Lock the screen
Hold the phone in the middle not from the bottom

STEPS TO REPRODUCE:

  1. Lock the phone
  2. press power button once so the screen lights up but doesn’t unlock
  3. hold the phone in one hand can be right hand in the middle like with full grab so you can kind of reach top and the bottom of the screen
  4. swipe the thumb normally without breaking it, from the bottom to open the camera

EXPECTED RESULT:

Camera opened

ACTUAL RESULT:

Screen switches left of right, depends

MODIFICATIONS:

N/A

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

I think the problem is related to the way the recognition is done. Holding phone like explained above, prevent from doing straight swipe from bottom to the top. It’s more like angle swipe which starts from the bottom, then it goes a bit into the left and then into right. Probably that’s why the phone recognize left/right swipe instead of showing camera.

This is the problematic hold I’m talking about:

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For me it works 100% when I hold the phone in the right hand, but fails in 99% when trying with the left hand hand😂

But the right hand hand works right away, right? :grin:

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for sure it’s a matter of holding the phone and how big your hand is. But I have another phone where I have no problems with that.