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BlackBerry Mercury / KEYone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 reviews of BlackBerry Mercury / KEYone. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and size are generally positive. The usability and battery also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the portability. Many are critical about the reception and price.

performance, battery, usability, size, design

price, reception

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 95/100 = 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

Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

BlackBerry KeyOne review

 

The comeback KeyOne

Physical keyboard ; Sophisticated high-end design ; Smart, secure software

Not great at entertainment ; Mid-range phone chipset ; No dual-SIM or dual speaker

BlackBerry KeyOne is a sophisticated-looking smartphone that resurrects a physical keyboard in the modern Android era. Its tactical QWERTY keyboard offers a dose of nostalgia, while its smart and secure software give businesses some peace of mind. Just...

2017-10

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner, Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

BlackBerry KEYone Smartphone Review

 

Press me! TLC has presented a new BlackBerry smartphone with a physical keyboard: the KEYone. The new smartphone combines a 4.5-inch touchscreen with a touch-sensitive keyboard that can also be used as a Trackpad. Update: Build AAN358 is rolled out.

very versatile physical keyboard ; bright display with good contrast ; practical battery life ; relatively precise GPS ; good call quality ; regular security updates ; wide range of software and security measures ; USB Type-C 3.1 ; stable case

comparatively expensive ; mediocre performance ; rather heavy and bulky ; no World Phone ; mediocre cameras ; 12 months warranty only ; energy-hungry in idle mode

It is good to finally have a new model with a physical keyboard on the market again. The extensive security features and decent battery runtime are the biggest advantages of the BlackBerry KEYone. Others are its bright screen and the many and...

2017-07

Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

BlackBerry 2017 review

 

A real BlackBerry running Android - physical keyboard included

Tactile keyboard feels good ; Android 7.0 Nougat is here ; Strong enterprise software

Does it still have an audience? ; A very early prototype

The new BlackBerry for 2017 is so new that TCL hasn't finished with the design or specs, but what we've seen gives us the best of familiar hardware and some of the newest Android software.

2017-01

DT Recommended Product

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...

2017-12

Expert review by: Alan Martin (expertreviews.co.uk)

BlackBerry Keyone review: Wait for the Keyone Black Edition?

 

The BlackBerry Keyone is here, and it isn't half bad – but do you really need that keyboard?

Physical keyboard ; MicroSD card slot

Low power core components ; Small 4.5in screen size ; Not great value

My guess is that, if you really think about it and weigh up the options, you’ll almost certainly come to the conclusion that this isn’t the smartphone for you, and you’d be better off buying any number of its rivals at around this price.

2017-10

Expert review by: Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry KEYone review

 

BlackBerry soliders on with a curious Android device that gets nearly everything right. It's not for everyone though, in fact, it's not really for anyone. But if you want a physical keyboard you will absolutely love it.

But then, the KEYone is the best BlackBerry phone for years. It has (finally) successfully melded classic BlackBerry design with the necessary mix of Android and nostalgia. Importantly, the latter is only faint this time – this is a device for 2017,...

2017-05

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3205
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:QC3.0

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 resolution (numeric):8
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y

Design

Colour of product: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
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTZ / QZERTY

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

Navigation

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

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:CDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 LE EDR
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Security algorithms:HTTPS
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

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Graphics adapter:Adreno 506
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Shortcuts
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

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),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:2000
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage:Y

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