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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: 24 Feb 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.6
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
84
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4.5 meters
SIZE
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TYPE
4096 GB
MEMORY
12 MP
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Review Summary - 76 recent, verified reviews

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Software Platform
 20
android, apps, phone, bb, os
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Email and message platforms are well integrated and easy to use.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Has a lot of the BB operating system (BB100-7), with the addition of a lot of Google products.  ...  "
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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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" ...  And I get to remain a blackberry user, having been for the past 12 years without interruption.  ...  "
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" ...  Forget the iPhone X, Galaxy S9, the Blackberry Keyone is probably the best phone out there.  ...  "
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" ...  I have fallen in love again with BlackBerry.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone is full Android.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 20
blackberry, iphone, hub, email, easy to use
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I have always been intrigued and impressed with BlackBerry mobiles right from the days of when I owned a BlackBerry Curve.  ...  "
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" ...  The Hub let's you choose any communications activity you want to have in one view.  ...  "
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" ...  Great phone so far!  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent cell phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Really awesome phone, great for work  ...  "
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" ...  I love this mobile phone, many interesting shortcuts that make it really easy to use.  ...  "
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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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" ...  GREAT PHONE EVER!  ...  "
Keyboard
 19
physical keyboard, typing, keys, keyone, android
+100%
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" ...  The QWERTY keyboard is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  Keyboard is definitely a great tool for those who hate typing on a screen.  ...  "
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" ...  It's more of a nostalgic thing - though tactile keys have their place still today.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The keyboard is lovely and so fun to type on. ... Worth a shot if you've loved using keyboard BB's before.  ...  "
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" ...  It has great battery life, security, build quality, and of course the physical keyboard. ... The battery life and the physical keyboard really make this one of the best phones you can buy. ... The physical keyboard is great for writing, or any task where writing is central like emails, social media posts, documents, etc. ... 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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" ...  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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" ...  If you want a keyboard like I did, this is definitely the way to go. ... The keyboard shortcuts are nice, and the smaller screen has not bothered me at all. ... I can now type accurately and quickly once again and even do a relatively long review like I just did without a computer keyboard!  ...  "
Battery Life
 15
life, lasts, phone, without, use
+93%
-7%
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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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" ...  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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" ...  Pros: Excellent battery life (1.5 days minimum), well designed customizable UI, camera is much better than expectations.  ...  "
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" ...  It has powerful battery life, looks great, works without flaws and has a ton of features I'm not even using .  ...  "
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" ...  The KEYone battery lasts a whole lot longer.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the keyboard and long battery life.  ...  "
Apps
 12
android, blackberry, google, social media, bb
+83%
-17%
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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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" ...  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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" ...  Phone is full Android.  ...  "
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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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" ...  software support is good so far.  ...  "
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" ...  I am a decent user in terms of social media, emails and YouTube videos.  ...  "
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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 physical keyboard is great for writing, or any task where writing is central like emails, social media posts, documents, etc.  ...  "
Controls
 7
keys, key, side, pressing, phone
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Phone was great for the first few weeks, now constantly has random restart problems and will dial 911 when the power button is tapped 3 times.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Camera
 6
good, passport, cameras
+100%
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" ...  The camera takes good shots and screen size is perfect for most applications.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 5
months, still, 2, using, since
+100%
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" ...  Here's my review after 2 weeks of use:  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
size, side, really, keyboard, key
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I have to say, I bought the Original Palm phone and Loved it.  ...  "
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" ...  You may hit it at times while typing holding the phone between hands.  ...  "
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" ...  Comfortable operation size and fits well in pocket, Nothing negative to report at this time.  ...  "
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" ...  They feel a little tighter from the days I remember with the Classic, but they are very responsive and double as a trac pad.  ...  "
Features
 4
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Security features are awesome  ...  "
Call quality
 4
every, call, us, plan, cell
+50%
-50%
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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.  ...  "
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%
comment
" ...  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%
comment
" ...  This product came prompt.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  Very fast delivery.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Network
 3
signal
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Strong signal with ATT and hotspot works flawlessly with other devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Wifi works well, and reception is good.  ...  "
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