Like many here, I was really enthusiastic about the 8110 4G and the potential of KaiOS:
Like many here, I was really enthusiastic about the 8110 4G and the potential of KaiOS: I wanted a high quality feature phone, with support for newer network standards and a few 'smart' features like the ability to import contacts and act as a hotspot. What I didn't want was another phone tying me to Google (or any other data-slurpers).
Having used the 8110 4G for a while as my daily phone, I have become increasingly disillusioned: KaiOS has huge potential but (as many here have noted) is currently slow and full of bugs. Texting is a nightmare in any case and basically impossible in a number of European languages, including my most-used language, owing to the useless predictive text and lack of a custom dictionary. Even worse is the fact that Google apps and the Google Assistant are baked into the phone and can't be disabled or removed: It's precisely these things that I want to get away from by using a non- (or semi) smart phone.
Though I still love the form-factor and call quality of the 8110, today I bought a Nokia 130 to replace it: Simpler, faster, similarly good call quality, massively better predictive text, no Internet and no Google. Here's hoping 2G sticks around...
Anyone else feeling like this?
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