4 Awesome T9 Keyboard And Keypad For Google Android Smartphones

Updated: September 7, 2017 / Home » Smartphone and Tablets » Apps and OS » Google Android

Who needs a T9 keyboard for their smartphones? I believe a whole new generation of cell phone users doesn’t even know how to use a T9 keypad. T9 keypad is here to stay, it is useful for smartphone with small screens and the other advantage is speed, because of the large buttons and 9 simple grid, mistakes are not that frequent.

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Being a Nokia user for almost 10 years, moving away from a T9 keyboard system to a full android keyboard and iPhone’s keypad is something I find really hard to adapt to. Not that I am old, it is just that I am used to closing my eye typing out SMS. There is no right or wrong, just preferences, some manufacturer do include a T9 keyboard for ‘senior’ mode. For those with tiny hands, the full keyboard on iOS and Android is a perfect match made in heaven.

↓ 01 – Perfect Keyboard Free

Perfect Keyboard Free

Take command of your Android device’s touchpad keypad with a Perfect and smart Keyboard for android. You can customize the look of the keyboard with eight different themes and add additional functionality to your device. Perfect Keyboard lets you use custom dictionaries, control background and text colors, and adjust the keyboard’s vibration density. In short, Perfect Keyboard allows you to setup your Android phone or tablet’s touchpad keyboard so that it works best for you.

  • Multitouch keyboard
  • User dictionary, built-in dictionary, International dictionaries (separate downloads from the Market)
  • Configurable auto correction
  • Redesigned and optimized keyboard layout and style
  • Custom vibration intensity (haptic feedback)
  • Long press “Enter” key to bring up smiley alternatives
  • Long press on “/” key in URL mode to bring up domains (you can configure the domains in the settings to better fit)
  • T9/compact layout.
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↓ 02 – A Keyboard

a keyboard android

A Keyboard + Emoji Keyboard is a Free to download Keyboard with PREMIUM paid features that can all be earned for free within the application if you follow the instructions, Currently exclusive to Android, it helps you type faster and in the way you are most accustomed to,
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  • Two variation of 3×4 Layout Keyboard packed in one app
  • Use Emoji, and smiley anywhere conveniently at the push of a button
  • Multiple Themes, and layouts.
  • Learning Prediction – The predictive engine behind this keyboard is unique and always in development but it is developed with the old style that many of our users prefer and love.
  • Over 50 languages supported – Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chichewa, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Myanmar (Burmese), Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu
  • ↓ 03 – Smart Keyboard Pro

    Smart Keyboard Pro

    Improve your typing experience on Android with Smart Keyboard Pro, a lightweight yet powerful international keyboard. You will feel at home immediately thanks to dozens of customization options: skin, layout, sound, prediction, smileys, calibration… everything can be personalized to fit your needs! Among the top features of Smart Keyboard Pro, you will find:

    • T9 and compact layouts for most languages
    • Builtin and downloadable themes (Open Skins)
    • Custom text shortcuts (AutoText)
    • Voice input
    • Easy switching between languages
    • Prediction with physical keyboard
    • Emoji keyboard
    • Self-learning smart dictionary
    • Quick actions with gestures
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    ↓ 04 – Old keyboard

    Old keyboard

    The keypad layout as on the old mobile phones. Very suitable for people who have a problem with small keys. Your parents and grandparents now are finally able to write SMS. Upon researching, Old keyboard is the best T9 keyboard for android. It is still somewhat clustered with additional keys, none the less it is still free, almost as good as Nokia’s keypad. Head over to Google market place and download this app, it is free. (EvenBetter)NumberPad on the other hand is the closest thing to Nokia’s T9 keypad. However, it cost 3.99 USD.


    20 comments on “4 Awesome T9 Keyboard And Keypad For Google Android Smartphones

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      Steve Waring [ Reply ]

      Actually I found the Smart Keyboard Pro even better (than NumberPad) as an ex-Nokia user. If you like entering words such as Stourbridge as multiple T9 words (St our bridge) just hit the T9 button twice each time you want to start a new selection.

      You need to go through the settings carefully (eg turn on auto learning) to get the total Nokia environment.

      If you could type at the speed of light on a Nokia, you can on Android with this. Thank you so much for showing me this app, you have saved my sanity.

      5 Stars for this app.

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      microsoft [ Reply ]

      T9 reminds me of the good old Nokia keypad… fast and can be typed using 1 hand

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      Adam Pash [ Reply ]

      Smart Keyboard Pro is a fast multitouch keyboard with multi-language support, skins, voice input, T9 and compact mode

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        Geckoandfly [ Reply ]

        It was really hard for me to move from Nokia to Android, I miss the T9 keypad but eventually i got over it.

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      Qwerty is great for those with Girly fingers rather than manly hands. I have had to keep deleting as I input this.. Now as I type it without deleting and re correcting anythib. I really hops one I’d the phone cpany bring out a new phone that has a alpjanumeric keypag.

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        Mike Russo [ Reply ]

        Whoa guess you’re still searching for a better 4×3 keyboard by the looks of it 😁

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      I am a girl with girly fingers and a 6″ screen and I still struggle with QWERTY! I’m keen to try a t9 app, to me it seems more user-friendly than a swipe keyboard but we’ll see. I’m pretty new to the smart phone world.

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      longtime t9 user [ Reply ]

      touchpal beats them all.
      t9, autolearn, nice skins, multiple lang switch with just a swipe on space, and ability to ADD frequent used symbol combinations like ;) , :-* or <3 even a full emailaddr or phonenumber :D

      try it, its free :b

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        Kshema [ Reply ]

        does it have language prediction software so it suggests words when you type the first few letters?

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        It is fully bloated nowadays unfortunatly, otherwise I agree. It is not fun to get popups each day which can not be turned off, even though they are turned off in the settings.. That keyboard is now the most hated one.

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      Stephanie [ Reply ]

      I’ve been using smart keyboard pro for a couple years now to support my T9 preference. I’ve always felt it was a bit slow, though, and prone to typos as a result. I’ve been searching for an app with a quicker response, more like Samsung’s keyboard. No luck yet…

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      Sylvia [ Reply ]

      Thank you all for your comments… This article has been an oasis. I am in the same position.
      If you’ve owned mobiles since before most Smart Phone users were born, then the QWERTY is annoying and slow (ridiculous idea to put a typewriter size keyboard in a handheld device, imho) and the unnecessary junk that comes with most jd board apps now is blocky aimed at children or the unhinged.

      Nothing is as fast as a Samsung 3X4 T9 keypad and they were wrong to completely phase it out.

      I will try the two apps mentioned above, thank you very much. I am severely visually impaired and a 3X4 really is necessary.

      Word of warning: if you have poor vision don’t go near the Messagease. It may have 9 big letters, but the other 17 are so small you can’t read them so can’t even get through the tutorials. I’ve given them feedback but they just got angry.

      So this has all been typed using my old Samsung phone, under the desk at work.

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      Martinez [ Reply ]

      I totally agree. QWERTY pad is very useful for PC keyboard, but for smartphone is very bad device. Ergonomic failure.
      especially for smartphone below 7″ screen, the button become tiny and very hard to touch properly (also capacitive touch make the failure worst, better resistive touch).
      With T9 pad, you can touch the button effectively than qwerty. once I did speed test with my friends. They use android qwerty vs me, use T9 old nokia. With same text and emoticon, my speed was twice than them! even triple than Blackberry with very tiny qwerty button.
      Honestly, for texting, I prefer to use button pad with T9 than touch screen T9. With button pad, your finger can feel the button you want to push is right or not. Even with my old nokia, I can texting precisely without see the phone!

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        Kshema [ Reply ]

        Oh, wow. I’m so glad i found my soul-brothers and sisters on this page. Martinez, i have exactly the same issue as you. I want my physical button pad T9 mobile but with wifi, whatsapp and other smartphone features. why can’t i get it??

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      I use Redraw Keyboard, and i think it’s one of the best out there. You can even translate words in real time. You should give it a try ^^

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      Thanks for this. Qwerty on a phone is ridiculous.

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      Do any of these support swiping to make words? I’ve installed Smart pro and it doesn’t seem to. Thanks if you know.

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      Padraig [ Reply ]

      I thought I was the only one who wondered where the smart in smartphone was ! Been using a 5.5″ screen android and really struggling with the size ( too big) – missing calls etc . Was seriously thinking about going back to “real buttons” feature phone but you have inspired me to try my older Sony phone (4.2″ screen) with all wifi, 3G etc switched off and using Smartkey Pro T9 keyboard – phone and SMS only.

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      Giolli Joker [ Reply ]

      Been using Perfect Keyboard Pro for years in T9 configuration, although when I had a HTC the proprietary keyboard was really good and I did not feel the need of PK.
      LG and Samsung T9 keyboards are decent but not perfect.
      I would buy in a heartbeat something like this: http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/mobile-accessories/phones/galaxy-s8-keyboard-cover–black-ej-cg950bbegww/ with T9 keyboard instead of QWERTY: all the goods of a smartphone with the physical keyboard of a Nokia 3310…
      This calls for a Kickstarter campaign, at least now I know I’m not alone. :-)

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      Vivek narain [ Reply ]

      Can’t imagine how smart is a smartphone,i’m still using very simple 2g phone nokia c1-01,and am able to do all googling that i need.

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