BlackBerry KEYone Review

Score: 69.9 / 100

BlackBerry KEYone is a breath-taking cellphone launched back in the year 2017, provisioned with a very powerful Octa-Core CPU clocking at 2 GHz, a medium sized 4.5-inches screen, a 12 MP back side camera and an 8 mega-pixels front-facing camera. But let's get into some more details.

Blackberry decided to power the BlackBerry KEYone using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953 system chip, which holds a high-tech Octa-Core processor clocking at 2 gigahertz and a great 3 GB of RAM memory. An amazing feature of this phone is its 32 GB big internal storage and an external memory slot, enough to install lots of apps, games, songs, photos and videos without having to worry about filling the device.

This phone is thin and comfortable, being just 0.37 inches thick. This phone feels a bit heavy for a device this size, with a weight of 6.35 oz. Regarding its materials, this phone is mostly manufactured with Aluminum . This phone is only for sale in color 16 777 216.

This phone has an absolutely amazing 4.5-inches screen with a 1080 x 1620 resolution, which makes it impossible to even see the pixels forming the screen.

The BlackBerry KEYone includes wifi capability (and it can provide it to other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), LTE 4G high performance connectivity and the fastest 3G connectivity, using HSPA technologies. This cellphone works with a Nano SIM card for GSM carriers.

The BlackBerry KEYone has two cameras, a 12 megapixels back-facing camera and an 8 MP front camera. the BlackBerry KEYone's back-facing camera lens has an aperture of f/2 so it can shoot clear pictures even in poor lighting environments. The BlackBerry KEYone can also shoot 3840x2160 4K videos at 30 frames per second. Additionally, this device's camera also includes auto-focus.

This cellphone counts with a huge 3505 mAh Li - Ion non-replaceable battery that can keep this phone running for several hours and even reach the end of the day without charging it at all. An issue to consider is that this phone's battery is not replaceable so you can't change it when it starts to last shorter, though with its 3505 mAh you will probably discard this device before it becomes an issue.

This phone also comes with a wide range of cool features such as Fingerprint Scanner, NFC (Near Field Communication), Bluetooth (4.2, EDR ), GPS (Global Positioning System) and FM Radio, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

Blackberry sells the BlackBerry KEYone for $ 549, which is a really high price for comparing with similar phones. This phone is probably the correct option no matter whether you are looking for a social phone, want a gamer phone, are a photography fan or want this device for work.

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Device Type:Phone
Also Known As:BlackBerry DTEK70||BlackBerry Mercury
Dimensions:5.87 x 2.85 x 0.37 inchesMetric14.91 x 7.24 x 0.94 cmImperial
Weight:6.35 ouncesMetric180.02 gImperial
Colors:16 777 216
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2017-04-27
Price:$ 549.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD
Size:4.5 inchesMetric11.4 cmImperial
Resolution:1620 x 1080 pixels
Pixel density:433 pixels per inchMetric170.47 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953
Processor:ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm (Octa-Core 2000 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 506
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 1,95 TB)


Battery type:Li - Ion
Capacity:3505 mAh


Back camera:12 megapixels
    Focal length:25mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.43 inches (1/2.3")
Front camera:8 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Camera features:Auto-Focus


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS Bands:Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Technologies:LTE (4G) and HSPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.2, EDR
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor