BlackBerry KEYone

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Key Specs
  • Display 4.50-inch (1620x1080)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Front Camera 8MP
  • Rear Camera 12MP
  • RAM 4GB
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery Capacity 3505mAh
  • OS Android 7.1
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateFebruary 2017

BlackBerry KEYone Review

By Jamshed Avari (Aug 1, 2017)
Jamshed Avari
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Physical keyboard with shortcuts
  • Useful BlackBerry apps
  • Good battery life
  • Bad
  • Expensive
  • Small screen
  • Average performance
  • Landscape usage is awkward

Over the past three or four years, BlackBerry has tried multiple different strategies in the wild hope that something will work. We've seen candybars and sliders; touchscreens and keyboards; budget and ultra-premium; traditional and experimental; BlackBerry OS and Android. Every time the company seemed to be moving in one direction, it would reverse course. You can read about each of these missteps in great detail in our analysis of the BlackBerry Z3 (Review), Passport (Review), Classic (Review), Leap (Review), Priv (Review), and DTEK50 (Review). In tracing that journey, you can see how the company tried desperately to attract new users, then settled for clinging to its dwindling fanbase and then finally gave up all hope.

BlackBerry KEYone Summary

The BlackBerry KEYone is a unique device and it is expensive if you consider its specifications and capabilities. However for those who have never been able to let go of a physical keyboard, the value proposition is obvious. The keyboard isn't quite up to the standard of old BlackBerrys, but it gets the job done and supports all the familiar shortcuts. The camera is just okay, and battery life is good. BlackBerry's apps are quite useful in terms of productivity. Buy this phone only if you really need a physical keyboard.

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BlackBerry KEYone Full Specifications

General
Brand BlackBerry
Model KEYone
Release date February 2017
Form factor QWERTY
Dimensions (mm) 149.30 x 72.50 x 9.40
Weight (g) 180.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3505
Removable battery No
Display
Screen size (inches) 4.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1620x1080 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 433
Hardware
Processor 2GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256
Camera
Rear camera 12-megapixel
Rear flash Dual LED
Front camera 8-megapixel
Front flash Yes
Software
Operating system Android 7.1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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BlackBerry KEYone User Review and Ratings

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  • Android with BlackBerry, it's best
    Subrata Chakraborty (Apr 14, 2017) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    If you like android then this phone is an Android phone. If you are a fan of BlackBerry then the most famous option of BlackBerry is security and it is also with the phone. Good battery, good hardware, good display, good software, very sexy look, phone of work, actual phone among phones. But if you are fan of BlackBerry and not a fan of Android the go for BlackBerry OS. BlackBerry PASSPORT is best for you. Keyone is the slimmer version of PASSPORT. If Keyone vs. PASSPORT then I will go for PASSPORT. Both are solid. Very solid. Not a playing device, it's a phone.
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    K Kiran Kumar (Feb 28, 2017) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Wounderful phone I like blackberry keypad........
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  • NOT FINDING BLACKBERY STORE IN INDIA
    Aman Sharma (Jul 8, 2017) on Gadgets 360
    From Where i can buy this Blackbery Key One in India ???
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