1. Nabooy's Avatar
    How do you find the use of the keyboard this time for those who came from iPhone 6/6S (leave the 6+ aside)? Because currently I have the 6S and I'm thinking soon to switch to the SE but I'm worrying about the keyboard and the typing. Is it that hard? Do you spell usually wrong or any mistakes? What do you feel about it?
    04-11-2016 10:19 AM
  2. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    I am a 6S owner, but my wife has a 5S and I have several occasions to play with it.
    Initially it takes a little time to get accustomed (again) to the smaller keyboard. But it's not hard.
    04-11-2016 10:47 AM
  3. LCW's Avatar
    Takes a few days to adapt. The larger keyboard are nice no doubt. To me it almost seems like the predictive feature of the smaller SE keyboard works better, so it kind of makes up for it in a way. At least that's what I'm feeling.
    04-11-2016 11:03 AM
  4. maflynn's Avatar
    IT definitely takes some adjustment. There's also third party keyboards like swype that may help.
    04-11-2016 11:12 AM
  5. anon(5928073)'s Avatar
    Going from a 6+ to the SE. I'll be redownloading Swiftkey ASAP to help my one handed/two handed typing
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    04-11-2016 11:28 AM
  6. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    Going from a 6+ to the SE. I'll be redownloading Swiftkey ASAP to help my one handed/two handed typing
    yep, swype type keyboards helps here.
    04-11-2016 04:10 PM
  7. Lefty724's Avatar
    Apples predictive text and keyboard is the best out there. Period. Especially on the smaller 5s/SE phones.

    However, I really like swype on my SE. I'm using SwiftKey and it rocks. To me, SwiftKey just makes texting more fun.

    I came from a iPhone 6 and would rather type on the SE because of the 1 handed operation. The 6 was just a little big for my liking.
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    04-12-2016 02:39 AM
  8. maflynn's Avatar
    However, I really like swype on my SE. I'm using SwiftKey and it rocks. To me, SwiftKey just makes texting more fun.
    I need to try SwiftKey. The issue I have with the add on keyboards, they seem just bolted on and lack the level of smooth integration. I've opened the messaging app at times only to see the standard keyboard and not swype or trying to get to the emoji keyboard, it seemed problematic. Perhaps its me, but I found them all around to be cumbersome, even though typing was a bit better.
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    04-12-2016 06:45 AM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    I need to try SwiftKey. The issue I have with the add on keyboards, they seem just bolted on and lack the level of smooth integration. I've opened the messaging app at times only to see the standard keyboard and not swype or trying to get to the emoji keyboard, it seemed problematic. Perhaps its me, but I found them all around to be cumbersome, even though typing was a bit better.
    Yeah, I second what Lefty said, SwiftKey is worth a try for sure, and you even get the emoji keyboard as well. Imo, it's pretty good and works in most apps.
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    04-12-2016 08:54 AM
  10. Lefty724's Avatar
    I need to try SwiftKey. The issue I have with the add on keyboards, they seem just bolted on and lack the level of smooth integration. I've opened the messaging app at times only to see the standard keyboard and not swype or trying to get to the emoji keyboard, it seemed problematic. Perhaps its me, but I found them all around to be cumbersome, even though typing was a bit better.
    Yes. SwiftKey works good and is really fun to use. I don't think it's as nice as say a stock Android keyboard, but it fills the void nice and get to have my cake and eat it too.

    I have always switched back and forth from Apple to Android, mainly because of the keyboard on my Galaxy Note. Now that there is SwiftKey and/or Swype, I'll stay with Apple for a while.
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    04-12-2016 10:23 AM
  11. maflynn's Avatar
    I have always switched back and forth from Apple to Android, mainly because of the keyboard
    Not for nothing, but I really liked the keyboard on the Lumia phones, unfortunately its all but a dead platform.
    04-12-2016 10:32 AM
  12. Lefty724's Avatar
    Not for nothing, but I really liked the keyboard on the Lumia phones, unfortunately its all but a dead platform.
    Yes. If I'm being honest, my favorite keyboard is/was the Blackberry 9900 and Classic.

    Talk about a dead platform....
    04-12-2016 12:49 PM
  13. Ariza16's Avatar
    I use my 5S from time to time while my iPhone 6 charges, but yea you feel the difference on the typing but you get used to it quick. Of course i prefer the typing on the 6 rather than a small phone, but it's not difficult to adapt.
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    04-12-2016 04:47 PM
  14. BBerryPowerUser's Avatar
    Not for nothing, but I really liked the keyboard on the Lumia phones, unfortunately its all but a dead platform.
    I loved everything about my Lumia and the WindowsPhone platform, including Cortana. But the lack of Apps was worse than BlackBerry 10, and the lack of some app integration was horrid. i.e., accept a GOTOMEETING invite, and WindowsPhone stripped out the details, deleted the invitation and only put "GOTOMEETING" in your schedule. No contact info, no dial in info, no nothing. Horrible.

    I'd jump on an SE in a heartbeat, but I'm thinking a new 7 with a larger screen may be better for my big fingers. Yet, I can type well enough on my 4s, so maybe the SE would be the ticket.
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    04-12-2016 04:55 PM
  15. BBerryPowerUser's Avatar
    Yes. If I'm being honest, my favorite keyboard is/was the Blackberry 9900 and Classic.

    Talk about a dead platform....
    I have a 9900 still on my business line via ATT. Great phone even today if all you want is email, text and phone. But I also have a BB10 Q5 that I use once in a while with a SIM swap. I actually prefer the Curve keyboard vs a Bold keyboard. Island keys spread the keys out for me, rather than bunch them together like the Bold.

    Full disclosure; I embraced iPhone full time because of Apple Music. Music is so important to me, and in my mind, Apple Music is the best out there, and I love the integration into the OS instead of it running as an outside App.

    I'm waiting for the 7 and looking forward to a larger VIRTUAL keyboard. But watch me go with an SE last minute for the compact size. We'll see.
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    04-12-2016 04:59 PM
  16. Lefty724's Avatar
    Yes! The curved keyboard of the 9900 was my all time favorite. BB07 was absolutely the best for email. Period.

    BB10 meh...Apple iOS is better for email imo.

    I used the Classic, Passport and Priv for a while but I hated using 3rd party apps (not Priv) for the apps that I had to have. I rely on a few apps for personal and business, and BB just couldn't deliver.
    04-12-2016 09:17 PM
  17. maflynn's Avatar
    I loved everything about my Lumia and the WindowsPhone platform, including Cortana
    Yeah, there are things I really missed about the windows phone, but MS failed to capture the hearts and minds of the consumers, developers and carriers where the phone is sold. I had a salesman who worked hard at trying to sell a Galaxy phone instead of a Lumia that I wanted.

    MS is now moving to services on all the platforms, instead of trying to beat Apple and Google. I'm not exactly sure how they'll monertize that though

    I'd jump on an SE in a heartbeat, but I'm thinking a new 7
    For me the SE is a perfect size. I'm really liking the form factor, so I think I'll be less inclined to get the 7, especially since I just bought the SE
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    04-13-2016 06:24 AM
  18. OZsMac's Avatar
    I went back to my iPhone 5S (not on purpose) a few weeks back, the size was very nice I have to admit, but I couldn't make the mental jump back to the reduced screen size.

    I've wanted to love Swiftkey or Swype for ages now, I keep trying them both, but the limitations of the implementation is just so poor that I always end up back on stock keyboard. Apple needs to sort this out.
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    04-13-2016 07:02 AM
  19. Lefty724's Avatar
    Yes. I like using SwiftKey, but in the end it does take me a little longer to type and I usually have more typing errors.

    The stock keyboard is very nice and accurate, but I'd like to have swype on the factory keyboard.
    04-13-2016 10:21 AM
  20. Nabooy's Avatar
    Is there anyway that we can add the Google keyboard on my SE later? I think that's the only thing that I liked and missed from Android.
    04-13-2016 10:44 AM
  21. maflynn's Avatar
    Is there anyway that we can add the Google keyboard on my SE later? I think that's the only thing that I liked and missed from Android.
    Only if Google released it to iOS.
    04-13-2016 10:55 AM

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