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BlackBerry Keyone Review

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Who said the physical keyboard was a thing of the past. Blackberry KeyOne by BlackBerry Mobile begs to differ. Check our our key ratings on the phone.

Keyboard 9.5/10
Battery Life 10/10
Security 10/10

Editors Overall Rating

9.8/10

Detailed review of BlackBerry KeyOne

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I’ve been a huge BlackBerry supporter since I first got me a BlackBerry Curve. Just ask my friends. When my friends or coworkers see me with my iPhone 6s, they all say the same thing: “I’m surprised you gave up your BlackBerry.” The only reason I did so was because BlackBerry decided not continue to update the BlackBerry 10 OS for Blackberry 10 devices. Having had the iPhone 6s for a while, I still have a soft spot in my heart for BlackBerry devices and I started to miss certain features from a BlackBerry device. That’s why I went ahead and got the BlackBerry KeyOne and boy does it feel good to be back “home”. 

So let’s jump right into what we like and do not like about the KeyOne.

Pros

  • Battery life is amazing
  • Physical keyboard is best in the market
  • BlackBerry Security is second to none
  • Durable and built to last
  • Keyboard shortcuts help access apps easily
  • Decent Screen Size and Screen Quality
  • BlackBerry Hub helps organize email and social media accounts

Cons

  • Camera could use software update
  • Could use more RAM
  • Occasional software lagging

Best BlackBerry KeyOne Features

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The Battery Life

Battery life should be the last thing I have to worry about with my smartphone device. The KeyOne touts 26+ hours of use. I’ve been using the KeyOne for a day and a half and I still haven’t had to get the charger out yet. I use the KeyOne for emails and some social media channels. The Power Saver mode will let you know which apps are consuming your battery and use can make the needed adjustments to stop apps from running in the background.

The Keyboard

No other phone beats the BlackBerry Physical Keyboard. I often get frustrated with using my iPhone keyboard to churn out text messages and emails. With the BlackBerry physical keyboard I can type efficiently and minimize a number of typing errors. I love the ability to flick words on the screen with the predictive text and I love being able to use the keyboard as a scrolling bar to navigate websites and social media feeds.

BlackBerry KeyOne Keyboard
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Security

I don’t want to have to worry about my data being stolen when using a phone. Seems like this day and age, people don’t really care for security when it comes to a phone. They just want to be able to update a Facebook status or take pictures and upload on Instagram. With the KeyOne I feel more secure because I know that the security software will top notch. With DTEK app installed, it helps to monitor apps. You will also get quick updates for security and when your device boots, the BlackBerry software is protecting you from the start.

What you get in package

One thing I like is when a brand takes pride in their packaging. The BlackBerry KeyOne comes in a nice black box with the BlackBerry Branding. Below we list the items you receive in the packaging when you buy the new BlackBerry KeyOne.

  • BlackBerry earphones
  • Instruction Manual
  • Sim Card Eject Pin
  • USB Type C USB cable
  • Charger Adapter
  • BlackBerry KeyOne Device

Technical details

If you fancy specifications, here are some of the most asked about features when it comes to a smartphone. The battery life is superb and the camera isn’t too bad but I think BlackBerry needs to work on the processing software to enhance the camera quality. 

4.5"

Screen

26+ Hours

Battery

12MP

Camera

Up to 256GB

microSD support

Conclusion

"Ideal smartphone for anyone who is needs a combination of productivity, and some entertainment use!"

This device is definitely for the power user who has productivity in mind. Although the device is capable of some gaming capabilities, don’t expect it to perform like the iPhone or Samsung devices without experiencing some lag. As far as messaging, the KeyOne is solid in performance. With the touch navigation and flicking to type features with the keyboard, you will find that the KeyOne helps you get things done efficiently and with ease. The battery life is the star of the show and you’ll definitely get a day and a half use out of the device without needing to charge. The screen isn’t the most captivating quality, but it still has a decent quality that makes videos look appealing to the eye.  Finally, the device is secure. You can have peace of mind knowing that BlackBerry has your data in mind and wants to secure it. 

If you are looking for a high-powered entertainment phone, the KeyOne is not the phone you need. However, if you are someone who needs to get things done with your business such as emailing clients or coworkers, then you’ll need to grab the KeyOne.

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