[AI] Please guide, Should I buy iPhone 8 plus or Blackberry Key2?

Rajashekhar, Shekhar srajashe at allegisgroup.com
Thu Jun 14 09:06:34 EDT 2018


Hi,

People says that some of the iPhone 6 and 6S which manufactured in 2015 and 16 are the manufacturing defect, and I have been informed the same by Apple service center people wen I went to replace my Battery, so better go for 7 instead of taking risk.

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Subject: Re: [AI] Please guide, Should I buy iPhone 8 plus or Blackberry Key2?

in terms of software you can go for either of mentioned models and even according to apple ios 12 will be rolled out to 6 also

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> On 14-Jun-2018, at 6:17 PM, Poonam Lakra <fightingforvi at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi friends
> I'm also planning to buy an IPhone, but very confused that which is
> the  better one IPhone 6 or 7? required valuable suggestions.
> Poonam
>
>> On 6/14/18, Mohib Anwar Rafay <mohibrafel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Go for iPhone if you want simplicity and intuitiveness. There are
>> learning curves in android, blackberry keyone is not that much fast
>> as used to be nokia phone in typing. You may likely face few
>> difficulties while typing even, as the phone is larger than nokia
>> qwert, difficult to type with one hand, keys are not easily
>> distinguishable from one another, and same will be in key2 despite it
>> would have 25% larger keys than key1.
>> You wont be able to type as fast as you do on nokia phone either on
>> blackberry or iPhone. I have been user of all three platforms for
>> years, found nokia much much faster in typing. presently using key1
>> and iPhone simultaneously.
>>
>>> On 6/14/18, Sunil Sangtani. <sunilsangtani99 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi rishi, seems too much confused! :) Anyways.  As you say, “I'm not
>>> a geek and don’t have the time to explore things, make changes &
>>> tweaks on my phone.” I suggest you go with iPhone.
>>> You can’t get android’s keyboard facility and IPhone’s comfort at
>>> the same time.
>>> While android is improving every day and there is nothing that you
>>> can’t do with android and can do with iPhone, still many of people
>>> find iPhone is much easier and accessible to use especially when
>>> they don’t have budget constraint.
>>> So best for you is to get an iPhone.
>>> P.S, these are my views based on your mail you sent here.
>>> Hope this helps.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> On 6/14/18, Mahesh Narasimhan <maheshdel88 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> iPhone 7 is good
>>>>
>>>> With best wishes,
>>>> Mahesh Narasimhan
>>>> +91-9899353960
>>>> Sent from my iPhone 7
>>>>
>>>>> On 14-Jun-2018, at 1:27 PM, Rishi Kewalramani
>>>>> <rishi.kewalramani at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi friends,
>>>>> Really need your help.
>>>>> I need to make an important decision regarding my next smartphone.
>>>>> So I really need all of your help for the same.
>>>>> I'm confused and want to make sure that I take the correct decision.
>>>>> since it is not a small investment, i want to make sure the hard
>>>>> earned money  is well spent.
>>>>>
>>>>> So I want your valuable inputs to help me to make a choice between
>>>>> Blackberry Key2 or iPhone 8 plus.
>>>>> Its oK if you all have  differing opinions on this, I think it
>>>>> will help me to make an informed decision.
>>>>>
>>>>> One of my relatives  is coming down from the U.S next month and I
>>>>> have to tell him about my final decision so that he can go ahead
>>>>> and order the phone so that it reaches him in time.
>>>>>
>>>>> As some of you may be aware Blackberry has launched  its latest
>>>>> version called Blackberry Key2, which is an upgrade from their
>>>>> last year's blackberry Key1.
>>>>> It will be available in the U.S by the end of this month and
>>>>> pre-orders have started.
>>>>>
>>>>> Blackberry key2 comes with the following specifications:
>>>>> Processor: SnapDragon 660
>>>>> RAM: 6GB
>>>>> Storage: 128 GB
>>>>> Dual SIM
>>>>> Micro SD card slot to expand  to 256GB.
>>>>> Price: $700
>>>>>
>>>>> To see a youtube hands onn review of the blackberry key2, check
>>>>> out the following link:
>>>>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.youtube.c
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>>>>>
>>>>> And the iPhone 8 plus, as you all know, comes with the A 11 bionic
>>>>> processor with 3gb of RAM, and I'll go for the 64gb model.
>>>>> Price: $799
>>>>>
>>>>> The only reason why I'm thinking  about the Blackberry key2 is
>>>>> because of its physical QWERTY keyboard. And the 52 short cuts
>>>>> that it offers on the physical keyboard would make things really
>>>>> productive I think.
>>>>> I still like tactile physical keyboards. Believe it or not, I
>>>>> still use my old Nokia E5  for calls and sending sms and making
>>>>> notes because I'm so used to the physical keyboard and I'm pretty
>>>>> fast on it while typing.
>>>>>
>>>>> But my real confusion creeps in when I compare Android with talk
>>>>> back vs the iOS with voice over.
>>>>>
>>>>> I have never used an iPhone.
>>>>>
>>>>> People say that iOS with voice over is more intuitive, can be used
>>>>> with much more ease, the accessibility is better etc, and updates
>>>>> are better since Apple controls both, the software and hardware.
>>>>>
>>>>> My main purpose for having a good smartphone is for business use.
>>>>> For productivity. Reading webpages on the go, reading, drafting
>>>>> and replying to emails, reading and replying to whatsapp messages,
>>>>> using facebook and twitter, making calls  etc.
>>>>> So I'm looking for  a hastle free smooth experience. Productivity
>>>>> is key.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm not a geek and dont have the time to explore things, make
>>>>> changes & tweeks  on my phone.
>>>>>
>>>>> In my Moto X 2nd gen, which I got 4 years ago,  I'm experiencing
>>>>> a lot of lags with talk back. I do not know the reason for this,
>>>>> Is it because of an old processor or the 2 GB RAM or no more
>>>>> Android or talk back updates, with  the Android version stuck to
>>>>> android 6 marshmallow and talk back stuck to version 6 etc or a
>>>>> combination of all these factors. Its become very sluggish and the
>>>>> experience is not smooth.
>>>>>
>>>>> One of the questions that I'm thinking about is, do I go for the
>>>>> Android environment with talk back  or the iOS environment with
>>>>> voice over But then I really like the physical keyboard of the Blackberry key2..
>>>>> And then  I wonder, what is the point of having a physical
>>>>> keyboard if android with talk back is not as intuitive as iOS with voice over?
>>>>>
>>>>> And then I became aware of this screen protector, the embossed
>>>>> speed dots screen protector for iPhones.
>>>>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.speeddots
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>>>>> my need for a tactile keyboard to some extent?
>>>>>
>>>>> But then some say, android with talk back is  not bad. and then my
>>>>> mind again likes to go for the blackberry key2 with that great
>>>>> physical keyboard which has 52 short cuts to enhance our productivity.
>>>>>
>>>>> So I'm confused with all these thoughts.
>>>>>
>>>>> Friends, if you were me, which smartphone would you go for between
>>>>> these 2? And why?
>>>>> A great physical keyboard  or no physical keyboard?
>>>>> Android or iOS?
>>>>>
>>>>> I want the smartphone that I buy  to last me for the next 4 to 5
>>>>> years at least.
>>>>> Having invested this amount, I dont want to think about it for the
>>>>> next
>>>>> 4
>>>>> years at least.
>>>>>
>>>>> So friends, please help me, because some of you have used both
>>>>> android and iOS.
>>>>> Should I go for Blackberry key2 or iPhone 8 plus?
>>>>>
>>>>> As I mentioned, One of my relatives  is coming down from the U.S
>>>>> next month and I have to tell him about my final decision so that
>>>>> he can go ahead and order the phone so that it reaches him in time.
>>>>> since it is not a small investment, i want to make sure the hard
>>>>> earned money  is well spent.
>>>>>
>>>>> Looking forward to many of your valuable inputs, Apologies to pass
>>>>> on this confusion to you all, Many thanks in advance for your
>>>>> replies that I'm really looking forward to, Sincere regards,
>>>>> Rishi.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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