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BlackBerry KEYone 64GB 4GB RAM BB100 7 4G LTE GSM Factory Unlocked DUAL SIM Android International Model Limited Edition Black

Last Updated: 25 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.6
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
71
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
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4.5 meters
SIZE
LCD
TYPE
4096 GB
MEMORY
12 MP
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Review Summary - 64 recent, verified reviews

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Software Platform
 18
android, apps, bb, os, google
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Forget the iPhone X, Galaxy S9, the Blackberry Keyone is probably the best phone out there.  ...  "
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" ...  The Blackberry Keyone Black Edition is perfect for me. ... I basically have no apps in view because it is not necessary anymore!  ...  "
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" ...  There are not many apps running in background which you don't use or plan on using, thus this improves the performance of the device.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone is full Android.  ...  "
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" ...  I just received an update from Nougat to Oreo ... software support is good so far.  ...  "
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" ...  The KeyOne is the best of both worlds - a Blackberry body with an Android core. ... The size is perfect, the apps are amazing - thanks Google for keeping all of my apps from my pre-Blackberry Samsung Galaxy - I was easily able to reinstall them in my new phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Email functionality is very similar to a pure Blackberry - still have the hub and it functions basically the same.  ...  "
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" ...  It's the perfect blackberry upgrade for someone who doesn't really want to upgrade.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 16
blackberry, iphone, hub, email, easy to use
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Email and message platforms are well integrated and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Really awesome phone, great for work  ...  "
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" ...  The phone is awesome, that I already know.  ...  "
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" ...  Forget the iPhone X, Galaxy S9, the Blackberry Keyone is probably the best phone out there.  ...  "
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" ...  In my experience, a phone with a physical keyboard encourages me to write and be productive whereas other phones such as the iPhone or top Samsung models do not.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent cell phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Email functionality is very similar to a pure Blackberry - still have the hub and it functions basically the same.  ...  "
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" ...  GREAT PHONE EVER!  ...  "
Keyboard
 15
physical keyboard, typing, keys, virtual, shortcuts
+100%
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" ...  I love the physical keyboard.  ...  "
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" ...  The QWERTY keyboard is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  The KEYone combines the convenience of the keyboard with features of Android.  ...  "
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" ...  Great design, updated to Oreo out of the box, excellent screen, built like a tank, love the trackpad funtion of the keyboard.  ...  "
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" ...  I am a big fan of physical keyboard. ... But since they are the only ones who manufacture physical keyboards, I always end up buying their products.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone is great, I was looking for the keyboard from long time, it work perfectly the only down side is battery, it does not last too long, other than this is excellent phone.  ...  "
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" ...  It's more of a nostalgic thing - though tactile keys have their place still today.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this phone because I liked having a physical keyboard on a phone. ... In addition to the physical keyboard, it is possible to have the virtual keyboard displayed so that there's always a choice.  ...  "
Battery Life
 13
life, lasts, phone, without, use
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Battery life is excellent and as I am not a "hard" user it easily lasts a day+ and on par with my Passport.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is really my first thing to talk about here. ... The battery life on the KeyOne blows the others away. ... It was just crazy how long the battery goes on this.  ...  "
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" ...  The KEYone battery lasts a whole lot longer.  ...  "
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" ...  It's built like a tank and the battery lasts forever.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life did well through the phone data transfer process, and a couple hours of music.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone has excellent battery life and after trip in Japan I can say, that it is very reliable phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is good.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery lasts me 3 days, no problem.  ...  "
Apps
 11
android, blackberry, google, social media, bb
+91%
-9%
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" ...  I am a decent user in terms of social media, emails and YouTube videos.  ...  "
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" ...  Google Music player was funky but easy to disable it (and other programs) in settings, and add a higher rated nicer music player from the Google Store.  ...  "
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" ...  The KEYone combines the convenience of the keyboard with features of Android.  ...  "
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" ...  There is also many BB app holdovers like Task, Event, password keeper note etc and the much discussed DTEK BB security feature (it advised me that whatsapp accessed the phones microphone after receiving a whatsapp call).  ...  "
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" ...  The size is perfect, the apps are amazing - thanks Google for keeping all of my apps from my pre-Blackberry Samsung Galaxy - I was easily able to reinstall them in my new phone.  ...  "
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" ...  The physical keyboard is great for writing, or any task where writing is central like emails, social media posts, documents, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I use the long press shortcuts (you hold a key til it vibrates) for apps like Amazon, Calculator, Google, Maps, Password Keeper, Settings, Weather, etc. ... I basically have no apps in view because it is not necessary anymore! ... The real convenience key on the right side can use up to 3 shortcuts or apps, I just use it for photos.  ...  "
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" ...  There are not many apps running in background which you don't use or plan on using, thus this improves the performance of the device.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 6
screen size, keyone, screens, passport, keyboard
+100%
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" ...  Phone is light, and very appealing, and easy to the eyes.  ...  "
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" ...  I use the Hub widget dark theme as my full home screen and a calendar widget for my full second screen.  ...  "
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" ...  After a typical day of moderate use, the Pixel would be at say 30% at 7pm, the iPhone at 25%, and the KeyOne at 75%. ... You don't get as much screen real estate though as on the Pixels / iPhones in the same size.  ...  "
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" ...  The device itself is a hit because it renews ur love for that keyboard while giving you ample screen size and androidability. ... The fact that we've all been through a round of 6" screens being a bit too big, is a great opportunity for BB to cash in on their revival.  ...  "
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" ...  The main differences between the Note and the keyone are screen size and writing method. ... That being said, I watch short videos and the screen size is adequate.  ...  "
Controls
 5
keys, side, pressing, key, today
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I like being able to press Y for Youtube, pressing a button for the camera, and the security that is built on it.  ...  "
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" ...  If not careful when holding the phone to turn it on, it is pretty easy to hit the keys on the right side (directly across) and change settings.  ...  "
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" ...  Easier than holding alt and pressing a button. ... NO, this is the same, you can actually type without staring at the letter keys again! ... Pressing the power button twice opens the camera, which is like having a second convenience key.  ...  "
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" ...  It's more of a nostalgic thing - though tactile keys have their place still today.  ...  "
Camera
 5
good, passport, cameras
+100%
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" ...  Haven't used the camera much, but from the few shots I made, they looked quite good!  ...  "
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" ...  Audio is decent, and the camera is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Great camera, though, I'm not as fond of it as I was the Passport - need to learn a bit more about it I suppose.  ...  "
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" ...  I am not the most demanding person when it comes to cell phone cameras and video cameras, but for my uses, they have been fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Pictures and videos are okay.  ...  "
SIM
 5
dual, cards, tray, card, keyone
+40%
-60%
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" ...  Recently I am traveling overseas and to my surprise, I discover that the phone is not a dual sim, I ruined two sim cards trying to cut them in order to dit in the slot and then finally realized that this is just a scam from the seller!  ...  "
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" ...  however, only one SIM can work as phone is not “reading” other SIM. ... i have tried with few different SIM cards, no chance.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 4
months, still, using, since, working
+100%
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" ...  Must buy for those looking for efficient working phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm still pleased with the phone, and have been using it for 2 months now.  ...  "
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" ...  I unplugged it seven hours ago and it's still at 91%.  ...  "
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" ...  Its been a few months and I still love it.  ...  "
Design
 4
design, without, side, priv, nice
+100%
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" ...  It's sleek but has a nice rubber grip on the back unlike the PRIV which was slippery without a case.  ...  "
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" ...  I always will love black berry  ...  "
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" ...  Look forward to buying again.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone looks great What else do I need?  ...  "
Build Quality
 4
use, priv, phone, nice, case
+100%
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" ...  It's sleek but has a nice rubber grip on the back unlike the PRIV which was slippery without a case.  ...  "
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" ...  It actually had the best build feel in my hands when comparing with the iPhone and Pixel.  ...  "
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" ...  It works faster than the earlier Priv though I thought the Priv was more stylish to look at especially its sliding body.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone without a case is fine, but I choose to use the phone with the incipio dual layer case which is excellent.  ...  "
Charging
 4
charger, without, use, type, india
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Since the phone was not intended for US distribution, the wall charger/ power adapter for the charging cable does not have bladed connectors for US electrical receptacles. ... This wasn't a big issue for me, because I often replace or buy additional charging cables and adapters. ... The charging cable is a USB Type A to USB Type C, not a micro USB.  ...  "
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" ...  The product was obviously shipped to New Delhi, which is fine, but the plug type of the charger is also made for India. ... I don't mind using my own charger but such kind of info should be disclosed before any customer makes a purchase.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 3
phone, keyboard, email
+100%
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" ...  I love this mobile phone, many interesting shortcuts that make it really easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Email and message platforms are well integrated and easy to use.  ...  "
Price
 3
+100%
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" ...  Furthermore, the price is a steal compared to other phones out there.  ...  "
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" ...  Great phone for a great price.  ...  "
Delivery
 3
delivery
+100%
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" ...  This product came prompt.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  Very fast delivery.  ...  "
Features
 3
+67%
-33%
Display Size
 3
size, screen, keyone, keyboard
+100%
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" ...  You don't get as much screen real estate though as on the Pixels / iPhones in the same size.  ...  "
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" ...  The device itself is a hit because it renews ur love for that keyboard while giving you ample screen size and androidability.  ...  "
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" ...  The main differences between the Note and the keyone are screen size and writing method. ... That being said, I watch short videos and the screen size is adequate.  ...  "
Call quality
 3
every, call, cell, calls, button
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Speakerphone doesn't work.  ...  "
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" ...  In Argentina, where I use the phone in daily basis extensively, EVERY PHONE CALL CUTS OUT PERMANENTLY. ... It's such an annoying thing that every call is cut off once and again.  ...  "
Size
 3
would, passport, little, hand, smaller
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I would say this is in-between the Z10 and the Passport size-wise.  ...  "
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" ...  Solid, a little weight, and well engineered.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  4.5 meters
Battery
Battery Capacity:  3505 mAh
Memory
Memory:  4096 GB
Camera
Primary Camera:  12 MP
Secondary Camera:  8 MP
Calling
GSM:  Yes 
Performance
Processor Type:  Octa Core 
Display
Type:  LCD 
4.5 meters
SIZE
LCD
TYPE
4096 GB
MEMORY
12 MP
PRIMARY CAMERA