BlackBerry KeyOne vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs others: size comparison


The BlackBerry KeyOne is now official and it's a rare breed: a phone with a full QWERTY physical keyboard, it stands out in the Android phone crowd. But how does that keyboard right below the main display affect the actual physical size of the device? After all, if it was not for it, the KeyOne is a phone with a 4.5-inch display, a tiny phone by today's standards.

There are two important things here: first, it's the screen aspect ratio, as this is a wider than usual display, so the phone is not as narrow as a regular 16:9 4.5" phone, while the other thing is, of course, the keyboard factor.

Luckily, the keyboard does not make the KeyOne outrageously large. The phone's exact dimensions are 149.3 x 72.5 x 9.4 mm, which makes it about as tall and wide as a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The BlackBerry KeyOne, however, is much thicker than most modern smartphones at 9.4 mm (0.37 inches). The iPhone 7 Plus in comparison measures just 7.3mm thick, while the Galaxy S7 has a 7.9mm thickness.

The other interesting thing is that the BlackBerry KeyOne is one of the heavier phones around: 180 g (6.35 oz) of weight on it is still less than the 188 g of the iPhone 7 Plus, but the phone is heavier than the 157 g Galaxy S7 Edge. For this and all other details, just check out our neat size comparison visualization, patting the KeyOne against phones big and small, from iPhones to Galaxies and LGs.

BlackBerry KeyOne vs big phones: the full QWERTY effect on size


BlackBerry KEYone

BlackBerry KEYone

Dimensions

5.87 x 2.85 x 0.37 inches

149.1 x 72.4 x 9.4 mm

Weight

6.35 oz (180 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Dimensions

5.94 x 2.86 x 0.3 inches

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)

LG V20

LG V20

Dimensions

6.29 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)

BlackBerry KEYone

BlackBerry KEYone

Dimensions

5.87 x 2.85 x 0.37 inches

149.1 x 72.4 x 9.4 mm

Weight

6.35 oz (180 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Dimensions

5.94 x 2.86 x 0.3 inches

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)

LG V20

LG V20

Dimensions

6.29 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



You can see that the BlackBerry KeyOne is approximately the same size as the Galaxy S7 Edge, and it's smaller than most of the bigger, phablet-sized phones on the market currently.

BlackBerry KeyOne vs iPhone 7, Galaxy S7, LG G5


BlackBerry KEYone

BlackBerry KEYone

Dimensions

5.87 x 2.85 x 0.37 inches

149.1 x 72.4 x 9.4 mm

Weight

6.35 oz (180 g)

LG G5

LG G5

Dimensions

5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches

149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.61 oz (159 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Dimensions

5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches

142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

Apple iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

BlackBerry KEYone

BlackBerry KEYone

Dimensions

5.87 x 2.85 x 0.37 inches

149.1 x 72.4 x 9.4 mm

Weight

6.35 oz (180 g)

LG G5

LG G5

Dimensions

5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches

149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.61 oz (159 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Dimensions

5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches

142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

Apple iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



At the same time, the KeyOne is practically as big as the LG G5, and noticeably larger than the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7.

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  • Display 4.5" 1080 x 1620 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3505 mAh

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7 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Based on the SoC, the KeyOne can't be compared to these flagships. Everything else is a different matter entirely. Can't wait to get this in my hands for some real life usage, as well as see some credible reviews on it.

3. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Based on the keyboard, no other phone can be compared to this one. So, see... it depends on how you choose the comparison criteria. Most people don't even know which SoC a phone uses, and they don't care as long as it runs smooth enough for daily usage. People who spend their time running antutu benchmarks on their phones and post their comments in forums like this one are a minority.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

I totally agree with you. It's the geeks, nerds and tech enthusiasts that will compare the SoC (me being a geek/nerd/tech enthusiast, I felt compelled to bring it up). But you're correct, this handset offers something that no other OEM is providing, and as long as the real life daily usage is good, people won't care about the rest. Now let's just hope for objective comparisons as well.

2. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Lol... Yeah let's """objectively""" compare things again right?

5. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Looking at these size comparisons shows how badly designed the iPhone 7+ is. Much heavier, wider and longer, yet has smaller battery and lower specs.

7. thebear375

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

And yet Apple is still light years ahead of android in just about every aspect of mobile devices, with the exception of customization. Don't take this wrong, I am a long time android user and fan, but as an iphone owner as well, my iphone does everything better than any of my android devices. iOS is just a better platform than android.

6. esr1978

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

Right...... lets start with comparing phones in the SAME price range, for example iPhone 6S. Comparing with mainly more expensive phones (up to 45% more expensive) is pointless.

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