I use my smartphone regularly to login on servers of mine with SSH. This works really well, but obviously you have less width than with a normal computer screen.
Some tools, like w, will not work with this limited width and give you a message like
w: 60 column window is too narrow
Being a sysadmin, I don’t like to be told something just can’t work. So, a little trick to make it work:
w | cat
This will have w output it’s text through stdout to cat and cat just outputs the text to the console, no questions asked.