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  1. Renwick's Avatar
    No Atomic red yet, but hey, aren't these two look sexy?
    Attached Thumbnails Got 'em!-14134.jpg  
    09-14-18 04:25 PM
  2. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Maybe if you took them out of the box....
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    09-14-18 04:27 PM
  3. krazyatom's Avatar
    Key2 looks much better imo.
    09-14-18 06:28 PM
  4. Renwick's Avatar
    Key2 looks much better imo.
    It's like comparing the BMW 3 and the BMW 5. It's still a BMW.
    bigedschukar likes this.
    09-15-18 03:34 AM
  5. spyros_81's Avatar
    So why are you wasting time and not post reviews :-p
    I do think it looks better than the key2 but I can imagine the feel wouldn't be as premium!

    Posted via CB10
    09-15-18 03:40 AM
  6. Renwick's Avatar
    So why are you wasting time and not post reviews :-p
    I do think it looks better than the key2 but I can imagine the feel wouldn't be as premium!

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    There's not much to say after one day of use (I picked the Prosecco variant), but I try to do my best. I also have a KEY2, so I gladly compare the two.

    In a nutshell:
    • Build quality is the same, the plastic frame and other materials (especially the back cover) are very good indeed,
    • Screen size and resolution is the same, but the colors are somehow looking more washed out on the LE (I'm quite sure the panels are different),
    • Keyboard is somehow more convenient on the KEY2, not just because the keys are bigger. Absolutely no problems with the spacebar. Oh, and man, I really miss those capacitive keys!
    • Performance is equal on these two, at least with my user scenario. SD 636 looks quite cabable even with 4 GB of RAM,
    • Havent tested the camera quality, but - for now - there's no 2x zoom and Google Lens support with the LE,
    • Battery runtime seems to be the same,
    • Call/audio quality and reception seems to be the same (request further testing)


    Based on my experiences so far this device is a real bang for the buck. It's definitely not a Curve-ish BlackBerry, it's more like the Bold 9790 vs 9900.
    Last edited by Renwick; 09-15-18 at 04:04 PM.
    09-15-18 03:46 PM
  7. spyros_81's Avatar
    There's not much to say after one day of use (I picked the Prosecco variant), but I try to do my best. I also have a KEY2, so I gladly compare the two.
    You rock my friend! Thank you! I really want to like this device and convince myself that I must get it! But:

    Cons:
    - Price (my opinion)
    - Washed out display
    - Camera possibly not good
    - Missing capacitive keyboard

    Pros:
    - build quality
    - performance
    - Battery (hopefully)

    and not sure why we should be happy that the keys work fine, that should be expected!

    I'll wait a bit more for video reviews and see what happens - as I said I want to like it!

    Thanks again!!!
    09-15-18 03:54 PM
  8. the_boon's Avatar
    Where'd you find LE's this early?? I wanted to order from Clove UK but the stock was delayed till end of month and that's only for the Slate 32gb.

    And how's the battery the same as KEY2 when the KEY2 has a 500mAh head start? Is the 636 THAT more efficient than the 660 ?
    09-15-18 05:15 PM
  9. conite's Avatar
    Where'd you find LE's this early?? I wanted to order from Clove UK but the stock was delayed till end of month and that's only for the Slate 32gb.

    And how's the battery the same as KEY2 when the KEY2 has a 500mAh head start? Is the 636 THAT more efficient than the 660 ?
    The 636 is a down-clocked 660. They are otherwise identical.

    I would imagine about 15% less battery life.
    09-15-18 08:24 PM
  10. Gene Fells's Avatar
    Still no pics out of the box directly compared to the Key2

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    09-18-18 03:03 AM
  11. Renwick's Avatar
    Still no pics out of the box directly compared to the Key2

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    Here you are:

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    09-18-18 05:56 AM
  12. Gene Fells's Avatar
    Thanks Renwick

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    09-18-18 05:59 AM
  13. the_boon's Avatar
    Here you are:

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    Nice photos!

    How's the keyboard on the LE? Same as KEYone but with matte finish? And the spacebar ?
    09-18-18 07:03 AM
  14. Renwick's Avatar
    Nice photos!

    How's the keyboard on the LE? Same as KEYone but with matte finish? And the spacebar ?
    Yes, pretty much the same feedback on these two. The spacebar is also the same (note that there are no LEDs on the spacebar of the KEY2 LE). The matte finish indeed makes quite a difference in both look and feel.
    09-18-18 07:31 AM
  15. the_boon's Avatar
    Yes, pretty much the same feedback on these two. The spacebar is also the same (note that there are no LEDs on the spacebar of the KEY2 LE). The matte finish indeed makes quite a difference in both look and feel.
    Awesome. And by different you mean better right
    09-18-18 08:19 AM
  16. Renwick's Avatar
    Awesome. And by different you mean better right
    Sure!
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    09-18-18 08:20 AM
  17. pastornordel's Avatar
    Quite a difference in keyboard size from the Keyone in those pics!
    09-18-18 09:37 AM
  18. pastornordel's Avatar
    [\quote] The spacebar is also the same (note that there are no LEDs on the spacebar of the KEY2 LE).[/QUOTE]
    Are the rest of the keys lit up for night typing? On my Passport the spacebar is not lit but the rest of the keys are.
    09-18-18 09:52 AM
  19. linuxcrash's Avatar
    Just got mine in Slate here too. Keyboard feels a bit more plastic but the bigger keys really make a difference with my clumsy fingers.

    The Slate color really shines nicely blue/greyish in daylight! really like it!
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    09-18-18 12:59 PM
  20. Renwick's Avatar

    The Slate color really shines nicely blue/greyish in daylight! really like it!
    The prosecco has the same blue keyboard and back as the slate, they only have a different frame. It looks very elegant.
    09-18-18 03:28 PM
  21. linuxcrash's Avatar
    Yes I really like the shine in bright like.
    09-18-18 03:30 PM
  22. anon(10321802)'s Avatar
    Nice photos! I hope they release the Atomic version in the US, otherwise I'd settle for the Champagne.
    09-18-18 09:57 PM
  23. anon(10321802)'s Avatar
    Yes, pretty much the same feedback on these two. The spacebar is also the same (note that there are no LEDs on the spacebar of the KEY2 LE). The matte finish indeed makes quite a difference in both look and feel.
    Does the KEY2 LE keyboard have back-lit keys so you can see them in the dark?
    09-18-18 10:03 PM
  24. Hrishikesh Jadhav's Avatar
    There's not much to say after one day of use (I picked the Prosecco variant), but I try to do my best. I also have a KEY2, so I gladly compare the two.

    In a nutshell:
    • Build quality is the same, the plastic frame and other materials (especially the back cover) are very good indeed,
    • Screen size and resolution is the same, but the colors are somehow looking more washed out on the LE (I'm quite sure the panels are different),
    • Keyboard is somehow more convenient on the KEY2, not just because the keys are bigger. Absolutely no problems with the spacebar. Oh, and man, I really miss those capacitive keys!
    • Performance is equal on these two, at least with my user scenario. SD 636 looks quite cabable even with 4 GB of RAM,
    • Havent tested the camera quality, but - for now - there's no 2x zoom and Google Lens support with the LE,
    • Battery runtime seems to be the same,
    • Call/audio quality and reception seems to be the same (request further testing)


    Based on my experiences so far this device is a real bang for the buck. It's definitely not a Curve-ish BlackBerry, it's more like the Bold 9790 vs 9900.
    Does the LE keyboard have a backlight?

    Posted via CB10
    09-19-18 01:06 AM
  25. Renwick's Avatar
    Does the LE keyboard have a backlight?

    Posted via CB10
    Yes.
    09-19-18 01:30 AM
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