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BlackBerry Key2 / BlackBerry Athena

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of BlackBerry Key2 / BlackBerry Athena. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and usability. The design and battery also get good feedback. Views about the size and camera are mixed, while there are some critical reviews about the connectivity and price.

performance, battery, design, usability, portability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Key2 / BlackBerry Athena is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

BlackBerry Key2 hands-on review

 

After a pleasing return to form last year, BlackBerry is hitting back again with a dual-camera and improved design

2018-07

Expert review by : {'type': 'http://schema.org/Person', 'properties': (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Key2

 

BlackBerry Key2 review: Is this the ultimate Android phone with a keyboard, or should BlackBerry Mobile stop living in the past?

Keyboard changes make it better than the KeyOne ; Not confined to BlackBerry’s own OS ; Gesture control and shortcuts in the keyboard are great

Too expensive ; Having the physical keyboard is restrictive in most situations ; Awkward to hold ; Camera just ok

For BlackBerry die-hards only.

2018-07

Expert review by (engadget.com)

BlackBerry KEY2 review: The undisputed keyboard king

 

The BlackBerry KEY2 isn't the first Android-powered BlackBerry, but it is by far the best. Its blend of style, solid performance, a fantastic physical keyboard and a long-lasting battery more than enough to win over one-time BlackBerry devotees and...

Long-lasting battery ; Fantastic physical keyboard ; Multitasking is lightning-fast ; Sleeker physical design

Camera can be hit-or-miss ; Sometimes confusing button placement ; $650 is pricey for a mid-range device

Chris is Engadget's senior mobile editor and moonlights as a professional moment ruiner. His early years were spent taking apart Sega consoles and writing awful fan fiction. That passion for electronics and words would eventually lead him to covering...

2018-06

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

BlackBerry Key2 hands-on review

 

The BlackBerry Key2 is the perfect, refined successor to the nostalgic KeyOne.

Excellent keyboard, handy new Speed Key ; Beautiful design ; Speedy performance, good battery life ; Good display ; Lots of privacy- and security-focused features

Headphone jack isn’t centered

Expert review by : Adam Patrick Murray (pcworld.com)

BlackBerry KEY2 review: How the keyboard became my Android power tool

 

While the BlackBerry KEY2 focuses on business users, it's keyboard makes this phone a powerhouse for any Android user.

Tactile keyboard is a treat to use ; Speed Key unlocks new navigation possibilities ; Mediocre hardware performs like a champ

Small screen with large bezels

I may have moved on to another phone, but the KEY2 stays with me in spirit. I find myself missing the keyboard. It’s the only Android phone I’ve used this year that truly had me excited. So whether you are an ex-BlackBerry user wondering if you should...

2018-07

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Key2

 

The Key2 will thrill BlackBerry devotees with a great little keyboard and more privacy control than you'll get on other Android smartphones.

Nice physical keyboard with powerful shortcut key. Focused on security and privacy.

Dim screen. Disappointing cameras.

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2018-07

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

BlackBerry Key2 review

 

A king of smartphone productivity, but just misses the mark when it comes to entertainment

Good battery life ; Improved design & better keyboard ; Lots of customisation options

Fairly expensive ; Screen isn’t great for video streamers or gamers ; Cameras are just ok

Phone keyboards aren’t the future, but the Key2 is more interesting and worthwhile than “just another” Android

2018-07

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

BlackBerry KEY2 Review: Growing keys, shrinking audience

 

If we're giving out awards for smartphone dedication in the face of modernity, the BlackBerry KEY2 should probably get a spot on the podium. TCL's 2018 flagship continues to obstinately buck the trend for full-touch, refining its physical keyboard and...

If you want hardware QWERTY in 2018, this is your phone ; Build quality is exemplary ; Security and software update commitments are admirable ; Excellent battery life

Physical keyboards just aren't as flexible as virtual ; Camera is only average ; Still no wireless charging ; Still not waterproof

2018-06

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

BlackBerry Key2 review: By default, the best keyboard phone you can buy

 

The BlackBerry Key2 struggles to make a case for a keyboard phone revival, despite some solid improvements

Improved keyboard ; Slimline and attractive design

Small screen ; Middling battery life ; Overpriced

For diehard keyboard warriors and BlackBerry fans, the Key2 will still be a draw – it’s the best keyboard phone, almost by default – but the gap between it and the rest of the smartphones in the industry is just too hard to ignore.

2018-07

Expert review by : John Velasco (phonearena.com)

BlackBerry KEY2 Review

 

The BlackBerry KEY2 is the follow-up to last year's QWERTY-keyboard-packing KEYone. It follows in the footsteps of its predecessor by retaining the form factor, but comes with a tweaked design, new features, and all the typical hardware upgrades found...

Exceptionally long-lasting battery ; Useful security & privacy features ; Sharp photos captured by the camera under ideal settings ; Tactile keyboard ; Really fast recharge time

Choppy graphics processing performance ; $650 cost makes it tough to compete as a mid-ranger ; Muddy image/video capture under low light

2018-06
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