1. whodathunkit's Avatar
    Coming from a Bold 9930 (and loving this phone immensely) I took a leap into the K1.

    Background - I have been a loyal -- ok diehard -- Bold fan. I love that phone but realize its days are numbered. I also have a S8 which I like mostly for pictures and use it as a secondary phone.

    Here goes my review and I will post periodically based upon my likes and dislikes.

    Day 1 - Received the phone from Sprint. Packaging looks great. Opened box and phone looks great. Love the QWERTY. Started to use it and it does take some getting used to. It is larger than my S8 and obviously larger than the hand sized Bold. Maybe I'll get used to it but.....

    I mostly use my BB for emails and texting so, for me, the WINNER FOR EASE OF TYPING EMAILS IS THE BOLD. Cannot compare the one handed typing on the BOLD. And don't forget the trackpad - still love it and miss it on the K1.

    Battery - WOW - the K1 has a battery that won't quit. I posted a while back about the importance of a swapable battery. How wrong I was. I am a heavy user and the battery in the K1 barely went down after a full day of use and lasts longer than the S8. WINNER FOR BATTERY IS K1.

    Pictures - Although the K1 is much better than the Bold (not even a comparison) the S8 in my opinion has a better camera with more vibrant colors. WINNER FOR PICTURES IS S8.

    Accessories - I am dissapointed and the limited amount of accessories available for the K1. I am in dire need of a good holster style case. I was able to purchase a sleek hard case holster for both my Bold [ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...UvbUpU13029916 ] and the S8[ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...UvbUpU13029916 ] but even though I looked high and low on Amazon and everywhere else nothing like that available for the K1 other than the Surface Seidio holster type [ https://www.amazon.com/Seidio-Surfac...UvbUpU13029916 ] which I bought and it seems like a brick . WINNER FOR CASE AND AVAILABLE ACCESSORIES IS S8. I might add I am not using a screen protector since all that I have read says there are no good ones on the market that don't interfere with the touchscreen. If I missed something, please let me know.

    BACK UP - Since the K1 is new, this may be an error on my part but with my S8, I configured it so that it backups the the entire phone - pictures and settings like the iPhone. My beleif is if my S8 dies entirely, I can get a new S8 and it populates automatically with all my apps, background -- everything -- and I don't lose a beat. I don't think that is the case with the K1. If I am mistaken, please let me know. If I am right - WINNER FOR PHONE BACKUP IS S8.

    Keyboard - Not even close. The main reason for going with the K1 is the tactile keyboard. I can't get used to the S8 even though I have had it for a while. WINNER FOR KEYBOARD USE BY A LONG SHOT IS K1 BUT BOLD IS A CLOSE SECOND.

    More to come as I contine to get used to it.
    FF22 likes this.
    09-24-17 10:47 PM
  2. tado261's Avatar
    Nice post. Thanks

    Posted by Passport Silver Editon
    09-25-17 09:06 AM
  3. jfalkingham's Avatar
    Backup is by google to google drive. Photos, settings, apps and their settings. If you use google now launcher it backs up the layout as well. S8 uses google and Samsung services.
    09-25-17 10:34 AM

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