Battle of the Keyboards! (Testing)

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  1. Briankbl

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    ***Update: Added results for Smart Keyboard Pro***

    All testing done via Galaxy Nexus LTE in Portrait mode.

    FIRST: TYPING TEST
    If a keyboard has a slide to type feature, it was used in this test.
    "The quick brown fox ate turkey for dinner."

    The quick brown fox are turkey gore dinner.
    Adaptxt

    The quick brown fox ate turkey for dinner.
    Android Default

    The quick brown fox are turkey for dinner.
    FlexT9 (Slide)

    The quick brown Fritz stress turnkey fire shiner.
    GO Keyboard (Slide)

    The quick brown fox ate Turkey for dinner.
    SlideIT (Slide)

    The quick brown fox ate turkey for dinner. SwiftKey X

    The quick brown fox are turkey for dinner.
    Swype (Slide)

    The quick broken fix age they for dinner.
    TouchPal (Slide)

    The quick brown fox ate turkey for dinner.
    A.I.type

    Theog quick Brown fox steve turkey Corey dinner.
    Smart Keyboard Pro

    WINNERS:
    A.I.type
    SwiftKey X
    Android Default



    SECOND: VOICE TEST
    I was unsure if Swype and FlexT9 used different versions of Dragon Dictation, so both keyboards were used.
    "The quick brown fox ate turkey for dinner."

    The quick brown fox ate turkey for dinner.
    Swype (Dragon Dictation)

    The quick brown fox ate turkey for dinner.
    FlexT9 (Dragon Dictation)

    The quick brown fox 8 turkey for dinner.
    Android Default

    WINNER:
    Dragon Dictation



    THIRD: PREDICTION ACCURACY
    The following sentences must be predicted. Shortest amount of keystrokes wins.
    "Did you have fun on your vacation?"
    "We need to buy food for dinner."

    Did you have fun on your vacation?
    8 Keystrokes
    We need to buy food for dinner.
    8 Keystrokes
    Adaptxt

    Did you have fun on your vacation?
    14 Keystrokes
    We need to buy food for dinner.
    14 Keystrokes
    SwiftKey X

    Did you have fun on your vacation?
    19 Keystrokes
    We need to buy food for dinner.
    19 Keystrokes
    TouchPal

    Did you have fun on your vacation?
    10 Keystrokes
    We need to buy food for dinner.
    12 Keystrokes
    A.I.type

    WINNER:
    Adaptxt



    SUMMARY:

    Typing Winner
    A.I.type
    SwiftKey X
    Android Default

    Voice Winner
    Dragon Dictation

    Prediction Winner
    Adaptxt



    These were obviously not perfect, scientific studies. I was bored and figured I would test out all these keyboards I have and post my findings. Feel free to post your own outcomes. Thanks.

    P.S.
    I was NOT expecting Adaptxt to do so well in predictions, especially after seeing how terrible it's corrections were. In other testing, Adaptxt and GO were the worst keyboards I've ever typed with. Gonna test this more. Can't be right lol. I also included Smart Keyboard Pro in the typing test. After calibrating and setting it up, it would "correct" words that didn't need correcting, changing The to Theoq, amongst other weird things. Not sure what the issue was there, but everything was calibrated and set up correctly.

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    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012
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    Nice testing!

    Don't forget 'Smart Keyboard Pro'... It's always been one of my favorites. Very responsive and a ton of options, skins and customization's.
     
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    Thanks. That's the one keyboard I haven't purchased yet lol. I will check it out later today when I get off work and update the original post.

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    Updated original post.

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    I take it Handcent is getting outdated..

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    I use Thumb Keyboard, it takes some getting use to but adjust the settings to how you like, ie... height, size ect.. but been using it for 8 months and love it. Give this a try.



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    I've been hesitant to try it. Wasn't sure how well it would work on a phone. I always type in portrait, so I never have much trouble one-hand typing.

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    I was too, but I like it and use it all the time now. I type in portrait mode as well but my hands are small so it works perfectly for my needs.



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    not sure what all that is supposed to mean...


    i tried slideit, which sux, and swiftkey which i currently use. not bad. the white theme makes the keys bigger/easier to hit.
     
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    No biggie. I couldn't sleep the other night so I decided to kill some time by testing out all the keyboards I had downloaded. First, I tested them for typing accuracy, then voice recognition accuracy, and lastly prediction accuracy.

    I used SwiftKey X for well over a year, pretty much exclusively. Several months back I discovered A.I.type, and it's been my primary keyboard. An absolutely amazing keyboard with great prediction and correction accuracy. I feel it outdoes SwiftKey X in every way. As awesome as it is, I am always looking out for the next great keyboard. Typing is probably the number one activity most people do on their phones, so having a great keyboard is so important.

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