BlackBerry KeyOne is clearly an Android phone that has productivity users in mind. It works as an entertainment device, too, but it’s not the best at it. Sure, it doesn’t have the fastest chipset and a fancy new display, yet it’s one of the best phones at helping you manage day-to-day tasks and will last you the entire day with battery life that lasts more than 24 hours.
BlackBerry’s signature keyboard is a welcomed change if you miss the tactile feedback of a real Smartphone keyboard. There are 35-chicklet-style keys, and each one it properly backlit with no need for an on-screen keyboard to hog your display.
The BlackBerry KeyOne has an air of sophistication, even as it blends the old and the new technology. It looks like a productivity tool carried by the workforce elite.
Its screen-and-keyboard combo is outlined in a silver anodized aluminum frame and backed by a black, soft grip textured rear cover. This stylish, two-toned look is has real character.
The BlackBerry KeyOne display shares the front face of the phone with the keyboard, so it can’t compare to a trendy new all-screen Android phone. You just can have everything in life.
Its 4.5-inch Full HD screen is misshapen, with one third of the phone real estate taken up by non-screen parts: keyboard, capacitive buttons and front camera.
BlackBerry KeyOne has a main 12MP camera that captures large 1.55um and we found it to do a superb job in daylight and a decent job in low light, too. A lot of this is thanks to multi-frame low light capabilities that try to suss out the best photo from multiple shots.
BlackBerry KeyOne is a Smartphone built for today’s workaholics right down to the battery life. It lasted us almost a day and a half in our battery life tests.
Its 3,505mAh battery capacity is rated for 26 hours, but we found lasted longer by draining only 2% when we left it idle at night (testing time: exactly eight hours). So 26 hours turned out to be closer to 36 hours for us.
Blackberry Keyone is sophisticated looking Smartphone that has a physical keyboard in the modern android era. Its tactical QWERTY keyboard offers a dose of nostalgia while its smart and secure software gives businessmen some peace of mind. Blackberry Keyone is a good and different phone in this modern era.
BlackBerry KeyOne Specifications
|Launch Date||May 10, 2017 (Expected)|
|Also Known As||Blackberry Mercury, Blackberry DTEK70|
|Operating System||Android v7.1 (Nougat)|
|SIM Slot(s)||Single SIM, GSM|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Nano|
|Network||4G: Available (supports Indian bands)|
|Fingerprint Sensor||3G: Available, 2G: Available|
|Build Material||Case: AluminiumBack: Aluminum|
|Screen Size||4.5 inches (11.43 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 1620 pixels|
|Pixel Density||433 ppi|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Touch Screen||Yes capacitive touch screen, multitouch|
|Screen to Body Ratio||55.81%|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953|
|Processor||Octa core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53|
|Internal Memory||32 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Yes Up to 2 TB|
|Resolution||12 MP Primary Camera|
|Sensor||Exmor- RS CMOS Sensor|
|Autofocus||Yes face detection autofocus|
|Optical Image Stabilization||No|
|Image Resolution||4000×3000 pixels|
|Shooting Modes||Continuous shooting, HDR|
|Camera Features||Main Camera|
|Video Recording||1920×1080 @ fps|
|Aperture||30 – 44 K Phones|
|Video Recording||This Device|
NETWORK & CONNECTIVITY
|SIM Size||SIM1: Nano|
|Network Support||4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G|
|SIM 1||4G Bands:|
|Wi-Fi||TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40)|
|Wi-Fi Features||FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20)|
|GPS||UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz|
|USB Type-C||GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|