I am typing this on my Pro1! I opened it yesterday, and here are my first impressions:
First, the main selling point. The keyboard feels good, though it's most comfortable when standing, sitting in a chair or laying on my back in bed. Not on my side. It's like having a mini laptop! Sub-netbook? Sub-Chromebook, since it comes with an OS from Google?🤔
I moved my SIM card from my Moto Z Play (used 2016-2020) to my you-know-what. At first it didn't work, but removing the card and putting it back did the trick.
Setting it up was easy. I also turned on eye care mode as an "OLED care mode". Blue ages the fastest on OLED screens, as internet knowledge and the (mostly black) bottom bar burnt into my 3.3 year old Z Play's screen can tell you.
It looks to have two lenses. Is it possible to switch between them like flagship smartphones can?
The camera's video quality is average. I was looking through the camera's settings to see if I could up the video's framerate from 30, preferably to 60. No such options emerged. I tried downloading Open Camera to force 60fps, and the result still looked like 30. So I decided to see how much rolling shutter it has, and it's extreme (like unfancy smartphone cameras are). No 60fps here. Instead, I will use a video camera as a video camera. At least a landscape slider encourages more horizontal internet video? 🤔
I find it nice that there are three speakers. One for phone calls, two stereo speakers on the side. Kinda like the HTC One M8 (I used from 2014-16) or the JBL speaker mod! It also has a headphones jack in case I want higher quality sound and/or larger speakers!
The charger seems fancier than normal! It comes with a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 AC to DC converter, even with US, UK and EU plugs! Definitely more convenient than Moto's proprietary Turbopower system.