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Anyone reporting speeds over 100 wpm (phone or PC) gets a visit from this guy:

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I know there are people who type faster than that, but we aren't taking any chances.

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Hahhaha, I type over 100wpm on full size keyboard bring on the Voight-Kampf test.

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I remember getting ~280 keystrokes with my Photon Q so I'm very happy with my software keyboard (Clavis Keyboard) results. However, this makes the wait on the Pro1 even more painful.

Comparison:
~420 keystrokes / 70wpm on laptop

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I haven't taken the test yet, but it really depends on what you type. If it's RDP+SSH and +bash-related stuff, there is much more to consider: visible screen area while you type.

Like... typing sudo apt get and editing config is simply painful with on-screen keyboards. Typing regular text works alright via voice and especially gboard.

Though I like typing on the pro1 keyboard, because it usually doesn't vanish of I touch the display somewhere by accident (and that happens rarely if I use my pointy fingers while the pro1 is e.g. on my bed). I am not as good with my thumbs.

Gonna give it a try later.

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6 hours ago, divstar said:

I haven't taken the test yet, but it really depends on what you type. If it's RDP+SSH and +bash-related stuff, there is much more to consider: visible screen area while you type.

Like... typing sudo apt get and editing config is simply painful with on-screen keyboards. Typing regular text works alright via voice and especially gboard.

Though I like typing on the pro1 keyboard, because it usually doesn't vanish of I touch the display somewhere by accident (and that happens rarely if I use my pointy fingers while the pro1 is e.g. on my bed). I am not as good with my thumbs.

Gonna give it a try later.

Well, there's also a big difference between a keyboard like the one I use (PC layout) and those from Google or Apple. Their layout is horrible and you have no direct access to specific letters (äöüß), numbers and special characters ( §$%&/=?{[]}\ ).

Writing code would also be much easier with the keyboard I use since <> and similar characters are easily accessible.

The main difference I see is that you can type completely blind on hardware keyboards while I do have to look from time to time what I am typing on the touchscreen. That makes writing more comfortable (and you can pay more attention to your surroundings.

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I used to be pretty quick with the N900, but since being stuck with touch screen only (apart from my Jolla & TOHKB mash up) I've got a little out of practice.

That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. 😛

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Posted (edited)

64 wpm from the Pro1. Physical keyboard, of course 😋

When I first got the phone in January, I struggled to break 30 WPM (and that was also before the OTA update that fixed the key ghosting problems).  Things have gotten much better with practice.

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I made another video of me typing on the phone, i've done faster but it's hard with a tripod between my legs.

 

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Virtual GBoard, Nokia 7.2, single hand: 10 WPM on the first test, 13 WPM on the second one.

I can't try it with both hands these days, but I don't expect it to be much better, 20 WPM would be a surprise.

Little background: Until recently, I've always had a phone with a physical keyboard (smartphones: SE X10 mini pro, SE Mini Pro, BB Priv, BB KeyOne, BB Key2), but the end of security updates for Key2 had caused me to buy the Nokia 7.2. I've kept some of my old habits, most notably looking at the text rather than looking at the keyboard. This is also supported by my computer keyboard with blank keycaps. Moreover, the GBoard has a weird staggering, which resembles no layout I have ever used (traditional keyboards and typewriters, columnar ErgoDox layout, grid layout with Z under S on BlackBerries and Sony Ericsson Mini Pro, grid layout with Z under A on Sony Ericsson X10 mini pro). Without feeling the key edges, I don't have much sense of the staggering.

So, as a result, I heavily rely on autocorrect, sometimes even on glide typing. GBoard does an awesome job at turning unreadable letter soap into the text I intended to write, but it isn't definitely perfect.

 

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