1. Kayza's Avatar
    For those who have had both phones, how do the two compare in daily life and usage?

    Thanks!
    Morty2264 likes this.
    12-24-2017 02:39 PM
  2. Tetragrammaton's Avatar
    KeyOne's battery life is superior to the Priv's. The KeyOne is also much faster. I had the Priv for over a year and I have the KeyOne since July.
    12-27-2017 02:28 AM
  3. Kayza's Avatar
    This is really useful.

    How would you say the cameras compare? Neither is a top notch phone, of course, but given that reality is one significantly better than the other?
    12-28-2017 06:11 PM
  4. nucks26's Avatar
    This is really useful.

    How would you say the cameras compare? Neither is a top notch phone, of course, but given that reality is one significantly better than the other?
    The KEYone has a much better camera. It has the same sensor as the 2016 Google Pixel.
    12-29-2017 09:42 PM
  5. Matty's Avatar
    For those who have had both phones, how do the two compare in daily life and usage?

    Thanks!
    Hey Kayza 😃

    So here is a quick break down between the 2 devices. I've put the phone next to the category it wins.

    Screen: Priv
    Battery: KEYᵒⁿᵉ
    Camera: KEYᵒⁿᵉ (but Priv has OIS which is nice)
    Keyboard: KEYᵒⁿᵉ
    Charging: KEYᵒⁿᵉ (USB-C)
    Storage: TIE
    RAM: TIE
    Speakers. Priv (front facing)

    Overall, the KEYᵒⁿᵉ is definitely a winner. It's got a newer OS, better performance and is built better. 😃
    Morty2264 and BB_PP like this.
    01-06-2018 01:17 PM
  6. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    The KEYone has a much better camera. It has the same sensor as the 2016 Google Pixel.
    If only the camera software was as good. The camera on my Nexus 5X is much better, especially in HDR mode. I'm not convinced HDR works at all on my KEYone.
    01-06-2018 05:13 PM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    Very interesting thread. Thanks for the read!
    01-14-2018 06:55 PM
  8. Lincoln Allen's Avatar
    KEYone is faster and less buggy and the battery life is far better. The only thing you lose going to a KEYone from a Priv is the slider form and the AMOLED screen but it's defiantly worth the upgrade since the Priv is no longer supported for updates and the KEYone has a least another year or two before support stops. Trust me I went to KEYone and never had any regrets. It's a far better phone.
    01-19-2018 08:51 AM
  9. Kayza's Avatar
    Thanks. This is very useful.

    Do you really notice the downgrade of the screen?
    01-20-2018 06:00 PM
  10. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    The screen is only a downgrade if you like AMOLED. I hate it, so I like the KEYone screen better.
    02-10-2018 11:38 PM
  11. computerguy68's Avatar
    Why downgrade to the inferior K1? The Essential Phone is a better phone and is cheaper, you would be nuts to get a K1 at this point. Perhaps one more year of updates? Not worth it for a keyboard.
    02-11-2018 11:43 PM
  12. Kayza's Avatar
    Why downgrade to the inferior K1? The Essential Phone is a better phone and is cheaper, you would be nuts to get a K1 at this point. Perhaps one more year of updates? Not worth it for a keyboard.
    That's true for people who don't care about a keyboard. But for some people the keyboard is a huge issue.
    02-11-2018 11:53 PM
  13. computerguy68's Avatar
    Enjoy your one year of updates.
    02-12-2018 04:09 PM
  14. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    Why do you care so much dude?!
    02-12-2018 05:04 PM
  15. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    For those who have had both phones, how do the two compare in daily life and usage?

    Thanks!
    Think of KEYone as second generation device. Battery life is far better. At this point, decide whether PKB or VKB is more important to you and pick KEYone or Motion accordingly.
    02-13-2018 06:35 AM
  16. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Why downgrade to the inferior K1? The Essential Phone is a better phone and is cheaper, you would be nuts to get a K1 at this point. Perhaps one more year of updates? Not worth it for a keyboard.
    If you're buying a KEYone, you're buying it for PKB. That's it. No other reason. At this point, Essential Phone is a commercial failure. There aren't many companies in worse financial shape right now, in the phone hardware business.
    medic22003 likes this.
    02-13-2018 06:37 AM
  17. Kayza's Avatar
    If you're buying a KEYone, you're buying it for PKB. That's it. No other reason. At this point, Essential Phone is a commercial failure. There aren't many companies in worse financial shape right now, in the phone hardware business.
    Pretty much this. The KeyOne is under discussion purely because of the keyboard. But I also can't imagine recommending the Essential phone at this point.
    02-14-2018 09:31 PM
  18. bitek's Avatar
    I owned PRIV and now I own KEYone and I prefer KEYone hands down. PRIV feels sluggish, it gets hot, battery is average and camera is not as good as KEYone.

    My biggest reason why I switched to KEYone was the battery. Keyone is so much better. I never think about keyone battery because it lasts long and it recharges fast.
    02-21-2018 08:45 PM
  19. thee_boon's Avatar
    Lol Essential over KEYone?

    The Essential has been deemed to be the worst phone of the year as far as repairability goes. It's been reported that it's literally almost impossible to properly disassemble and fix something. For that reason alone I say it sucks!
    The KEYone on the other hand is one of the easier phones to tear down.
    Don't believe me? Watch JerryRigEverything's videos on it

    Oh and the KEYone should get 2 more years of security updates at this point, since it's in the narrow list of recommended Android devices for enterprise.

    KeyOne vs Priv-screenshot_20180508-181855.jpg
    05-08-2018 11:21 AM
  20. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Lol Essential over KEYone?

    The Essential has been deemed to be the worst phone of the year as far as repairability goes. It's been reported that it's literally almost impossible to properly disassemble and fix something. For that reason alone I say it sucks!
    The KEYone on the other hand is one of the easier phones to tear down.
    Don't believe me? Watch JerryRigEverything's videos on it

    Oh and the KEYone should get 2 more years of security updates at this point, since it's in the narrow list of recommended Android devices for enterprise.

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    Are you following me....????? LOL
    thee_boon likes this.
    05-09-2018 04:49 PM
  21. medic22003's Avatar
    I just replaced my over two year old PRIV and it's built like a tank. Been dropped multiple times. It's still ready to go if something happens to my s9
    05-09-2018 07:12 PM
  22. jgreg02's Avatar
    I just replaced my over two year old PRIV and it's built like a tank. Been dropped multiple times. It's still ready to go if something happens to my s9
    I too replaced my PRIV (two of them, one broken screen) with an S9+. What a difference!
    05-13-2018 12:44 AM

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