We have a very special guest today and we say this because today the vast majority had in one way or another used this device before it was overthrown by the then Android free software, which literally allowed us to do everything if we compared them. At this point, many should know that we are referring to BlackBerry, a company that reached the top with its popular instant messaging app called BBM. Today we shall be looking at the company’s latest exponent, the BlackBerry KEYone, a device that bets to implement a series of high-end features added to a design of yesteryear, that is why we invite you to this section to know everything it takes to return to the podium.
In this article we talk about:
BlackBerry KEYone: Box
The BlackBerry KEYone comes in a box with the following dimensions: 18.50 x 11.10 x 7.30 cm and a weight of 0.561 kg, so this is a standard package compared to other devices in the same category. Inside it we will find only what is necessary to start enjoying this new Smartphone:
- 1x BlackBerry KEYone
- 1x USB cable
- 1x Power adapter
- 1x English manual for the user
BlackBerry KEYone: Design
The BlackBerry KEYone presents a design that openly combines a modern style with its classic keyboard, which is based on the QWERTY model, so many will bring you pleasant memories, and as a result, we will enjoy an innovative mix that will set its own pattern or less is what the manufacturer intends. This Smartphone has slightly rounded edges that will be excellent in terms of ergonomics. On the other hand, it is available in 2 colors, black, and silver, being both ideal options to combine with our best attire, positioning as the perfect choice for work. In the lower part, there is a traditional physical keyboard, a typical feature of the Canadian company’s mobiles.
This device is not only a pretty since it is made of aluminum alloy and polycarbonate, two highly resistant materials against falls, bumps, and scratches, although as we always mentioned, but we also should not abuse it, given that it is not cataloged as ruggedized. To finish with this section, we will focus on its peripherals and interfaces:
- 1x Nano SIM card slot
- 1x Micro SD card slot
- 1x Type C USB port
- 1x 3.5mm headphone jack
- 1x Microphone
- 1x Speaker
BlackBerry KEYone: Screen
The BlackBerry KEYone has a capacitive IPS screen of 4.5 inches with a resolution of 1620 × 1080 and 433 pixels per inch (PPI), in other words, we are dealing with a Full HD 1080P quality. We must also point out that thanks to the inclusion of IPS technology it has much more vivid and clear colors, this is due to the fact that it avoids the loss and leakage of light, a phenomenon that tends to degrade the darker colors with time. Finally, it covers 55.89% from the front, so obviously they were not looking to offer us a device without bevels, although in our opinion it would have been an incredible addition.
BlackBerry KEYone: Hardware
The BlackBerry KEYone offers us a performance that can be classified as mid-range, but in fact, stands out exceptionally in a key point that we will mention later. We have a Qualcomm processor, exactly the Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 that comes with eight cores at a frequency of 2.0GHz, while for the graphics card (GPU) we have an Adreno 506 that works at a frequency of 650MHz. Regarding RAM and ROM memory, 4GB and 64GB are available respectively, but the latter can be extended in an absurd way, since it supports a micro SD card of up to 2TB, this being the exceptional point that we mentioned at the beginning.
BlackBerry KEYone: Operating system
The BlackBerry KEYone opts for an operating system Android 7.1 (Nougat), which comes without any tint of customization by the manufacturer, so we are facing a 100% pure Android environment, and an interesting detail is that the BlackBerry brand has left completely outside his RIM software, the latter being the reason that led to his dethronement as the king of Smartphones. It should be noted that in this environment we will have the usual store of Google Play, a space that offers us an endless number of applications, and we will also have at our disposal the Daydream store, in which we will download everything related to virtual reality, a key point in view that they have worked diligently to fan this feature thanks to the TriDef VR.
BlackBerry KEYone: Battery
The BlackBerry KEYone has an ion polymer battery with a capacity of 3505mAh that supports fast charging technology 3.0, and this is thanks to the inclusion of Qualcomm processor, which supports this configuration so that we can recharge quickly and conveniently our device.
BlackBerry KEYone: Camera
The BlackBerry Keyone comes equipped with a primary Sony IMX378 Exmor RS camera of 12 megapixels which is combined with a dual LED flash that greatly improves the quality of photos and videos. Among the many functions that it offers, we can highlight the following:
- Continuous shooting
- Digital Zoom
- High dynamic range mode
- Face detection
- White balance
As for the front camera, there is an 8 megapixels with an aperture of f / 2.2 that will delight us with great selfies during the day, although logically the quality will decrease during the night, but nothing is alarming.
BlackBerry KEYone: Wireless connections
The BlackBerry KEYone remains in the standard regarding network connections, as it does not show anything innovative at this point, although in fact, no other device has done so in a long time, so we are dealing with the usual. Next, we will present the connections and bands that it supports:
- WiFi: 802.11a / b / g / n / ac
- 2G: GSM 1800MHz, GSM 1900MHz, GSM 900MHz
- 3G: WCDMA B1 2100MHz, WCDMA B2 1900MHz, WCDMA B5 850MHz, WCDMA B8 900MHz
- 4G LTE: FDD B1 2100MHz, FDD B3 1800MHz, FDD B5 850MHz, FDD B7 2600MHz, FDD B8 900MHz
- Bluetooth version: 4.2
Where to buy it?
Currently, we can buy the BlackBerry KEYone in Gearbest with an incredible discount of 26% so that the final price will be only at $ 474.99, the change would be € 388, although this is not all, you can also enjoy free shipping if lucky. We must also add that Banggood joins the party since they bring us this device for the modest sum of $ 569.99, the change would be € 466. Like all offers, they have a time limit, so you must hurry if you want to take advantage of them. Below are the purchase links in case you are interested in this device: