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BlackBerry Mercury / KEYone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 413 reviews of BlackBerry Mercury / KEYone. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and battery. The size and usability also get good feedback. The connectivity and reception get critical reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the portability.

performance, usability, size, battery, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Mercury / KEYone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sameer Mitha (digit.in)

Blackberry KEYone Review

 

BlackBerry has launched the KeyOne in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs 39,990 and is available exclusively on Amazon.in. It runs on the Snapdragon 625 platform, offers 4GB RAM and 64GB built-in storage.

BlackBerry Keyboard is great ; DTEK security and BB Hub are useful apps ; Good battery life ; Camera clicks good pics in well-lit conditions

Overall performance could have been better ; Display aspect ratio isn't great for watching videos ; Inconvenient power button placement

As a standalone device, the BlackBerry KeyOne is a good phone. However, throw competing smartphones into the mix at the same price point and it’s difficult to recommend the KeyOne.

2017-08

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

BlackBerry KeyOne review

 

BlackBerry's back and it's never looked so good

Ergonomic keyboard with clever functionality ; Decent battery life with fast charging ; Build quality stands out

Small screen not great for watching movies ; Keyboard gets in the way of gaming ; Camera performance could be better

The best BlackBerry we’ve seen in years, but with a design that limits its fun factor

2017-08

Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

BlackBerry KEYone review: BlackBerry is back, but does anyone want a keyboard?

 

BlackBerry KEYone review: BlackBerry is still at it and there is a new phone out there, attempting to regain lost glory. Presenting the BlackBerry KEYone. For those who loved a BlackBerry once and would love to go back to one, the KEYone offers a great...

For those who loved a BlackBerry once and would love to go back to one, the KEYone offers a great option. It is a phone that works and is really up to the task for 2017. However, for me the biggest USP of the BlackBerry is a skill I have forgotten....

2017-08

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Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

BlackBerry KeyOne review

 

BlackBerry's KeyOne is the best smartphone you can buy if you want a physical keyboard.

Excellent battery life ; Great keyboard customization options ; Brick-like build quality ; Capable camera ; Top-notch security

Occasional performance stutters ; Bulky, not ergonomic ; Subpar navigation icons

BlackBerry’s KeyOne offers an excellent keyboard, where every key can act like shortcuts for apps and actions. It has more than a day of battery capacity, and is equipped with a capable rear camera. Our only issues are the KeyOne’s occasional...

2018-01

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition hands-on

 

BlackBerry KEYone review: Price release date and specs revealed

Solid security ; Useful productivity features ; Excellent battery

Underpowered CPU ; Expensive ; Physical keyboard won't be for everyone

Battery life is one area that the KEYone excels at. Powered by a hefty 3505mAh cell, the KEYone has one of the longest-lasting batteries around.

2017-08

Expert review by (engadget.com)

BlackBerry KEYone review: Vintage vibes and a modern OS

 

The third time really is the charm. The earlier Android phones BlackBerry made with partner TCL felt generic, but the KEYone is an impressive device that channels the style and functionality of classic models. Even better, the KEYone is a respectable...

BlackBerry fans will dig the keyboard ; Respectable battery life ; Solid mid-range performance ; Has the best camera of any BlackBerry

The keyboard doesn’t make sense for some ; Camera sometimes struggles with exposure ; Some annoying oversights in software

I really, really didn't expect to like the BlackBerry KEYone. Sure, I have a lingering attachment to this once-great mobile brand, and I do like a good underdog story. Putting those highly personal things aside, though, and we're left with an...

2017-05

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry KeyOne

 

BlackBerry smartphones don't have the clout they used to, but the truth is, since it ditched BB10 for Android, the company has released some pretty decent handsets.

2017-04

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

MWC 2017: BlackBerry KEYone hands-on

 

TCL is finally done with its first true BlackBerry handset and we have to say, it looks even better than when we first saw it as the Mercury. Petnamed DTEK70 and Mercury in the past, the device is now called KEYone and we finally have the full specs...

2017-02

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry KeyOne

 

With its excellent hardware keyboard, BlackBerry's Android-powered KeyOne phone is a messaging marvel for a niche audience.

Fantastic physical keyboard. Well-balanced feel. Long battery life. Good speakerphone.

Cameras aren't terrific. Can be a little slow.

But it's okay if you haven't moved on. The KeyOne doesn't force you to make the painful compromises the Classic and Priv did: It's a mainstream Android phone running all of the latest apps, and it doesn't feel like it weighs a pound and a half. TCL and...

2017-05

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

BlackBerry KeyOne review: part productivity, part nostalgia

 

It has a physical keyboard for sending email. Lots of email.

It has a keyboard! ; Great battery life ; Reliable performance and camera

Small, cramped display ; Heavy weight ; Will it ever get a software update?

BlackBerry’s latest phone has a particular set of skills acquired over a very long career

2017-05

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3205 / 3505
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:QC3.0
Battery voltage:4.4

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:11.4
Display Resolution:1620 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:433
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ / QZERTY

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,ADTS,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,AWB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,PCM,Vorbis,WAV
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,H.265,MKV,MPEG4,VP8,VP9,WEBM,XVID / 3G2,3GP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,H.265,MPEG4,VP8,VP9,WEBM,XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
BeiDou:Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA / CDMA,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 LE EDR
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Security algorithms:HTTPS
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 506
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Ringtones, Themes / Icons, Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2
Processor Model:625

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:2000 / 256
RAM capacity:3 / 4
USB mass storage:N / Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,Google Voice Search,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.4
Height :149.3
Weight:180
Width:72.5