BlackBerry KeyOne

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  • 4.5-inch LCD,3:2 aspect ratio screen
  • Snapdragon 625 CPU
  • Physical Smart Keyboard
  • 3505mAh battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat OS
  • 12-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX378 camera sensor and 8-megapixel front
  • USB Type C
  • KeyOne release date: April 2017
  • Manufacturer: BlackBerry
  • Review Price: £499.00

Hands-on with the BlackBerry KeyOne: The most exciting Blackberry in a long time

BlackBerry smartphones do not have the influence they used to, but the truth is, since he ditched BB10 for Android, the company has released some pretty decent phone.

BlackBerry Priv was chunky monkey and was pretty terrible camera, but its productivity software and a physical keyboard were great. Subsequent to DTEK60, which was actually developed by TCL is not the BlackBerry, has a sleek design, and come with the same great software, but suffered from poor battery life.

Watch: BlackBerry KeyOne hands-on

Over the last year I could not help but hope that the company will take the best of both devices when it launched its next flagship smartphone. That’s why I got super excited when I finally got my hands on his last KeyOne flagship; phone, which, from what I’ve seen, could do just that.

Out of the box the phone looks like and Priv DTEK60 love child. It has a sleek-looking aluminum case with a textured back cover, Gorilla Glass screen and 4 individual “Smart Keyboard” on its bottom. In the hands of a combination of factors gives KeyOne beautiful luxurious look. The build quality is also felt solid and the keyboard, though a bit cramped for my liking, feeling sympathetic and were comfortable to type on.

“Smart Keyboard” has the same touch gesture tech seen on Priv, that allows customers to use it as a touch panel. It sounds naff, but in the past I have found it to be made of a document and e-mail editing on Priv much simpler than competing devices purely touch screen. The leash also felt a drop of more accurately on the KeyOne, than it was in Priv, which could be a bit irritable.


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