Blackberry KEYone with 4.5-inch Full HD Screen and 12- Megapixels Camera: Features & Specifications

 

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.

Verdict

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

GENERAL

Launch Date May 10, 2017 (Expected)
Brand Blackberry
Model DTEK70
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
Quick Charging yes

DISPLAY

Height 149.3 mm
Width Compare Size
Thickness 72.5 mm
Weight 9.4 mm
Build Material Case: AluminiumBack: Aluminum
Colors black

PERFORMANCE

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%

STORAGE 

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
Processor Octa core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53
Architecture 64 bit
Graphics Adreno 506
RAM 3 GB

CAMERA

Internal Memory 32 GB
Expandable Memory Yes Up to 2 TB

BATTERY 

Resolution 12 MP Primary Camera
Sensor Exmor- RS CMOS Sensor
Autofocus Yes face detection autofocus
Aperture 2.2 F
Optical Image Stabilization No
Flash Very Good
Image Resolution 4000×3000 pixels
Shooting Modes Continuous shooting, HDR
Camera Features Main Camera
Video Recording 1920×1080 @ fps
Resolution compared to
Aperture 30 – 44 K Phones
Flash All Phones
Video Recording This Device

NETWORK & CONNECTIVITY

Capacity 3505 mAh
Type Li-ion
User Replaceable No
Quick Charging yes
 

MULTIMEDIA

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)
Bluetooth 3G Bands:
GPS UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
NFC 2G Bands:
USB Type-C GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
 

SPECIAL FEATURES

FM Radio yes
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm