Clash of the nostalgia-jerkers: BlackBerry KeyOne vs Nokia 6 specs comparison

Clash of the nostalgia-jerkers: BlackBerry KeyOne vs Nokia 6 specs comparison
This year, we saw the return of the Nokia-branded smartphones — designed and made by HMD Global, the Nokia 6 is the first of a new line of Nokia handsets. And, naturally, it has phone enthusiasts' ears perked up. The good-old Nokia certainly left people with fond memories... that was before the company's mobile division was bought by Microsoft and utilized in a way that was less than successful.

We also get the resurrection of BlackBerry — the company hasn't been gone from the phone market for long, per se, as its last major release was the DTEK60 a flagship-class Android smartphone. However, with its release, the company did announce that it will stop developing smartphones. Turns out, BlackBerry licensed its brand and software suite for use by TCL — the company that will continue building the phones. The first product to come from that partnership is the BlackBerry KeyOne.

So, we've got two jurassic brands with a bit of new hope injected in them. Let's put their very virst products side by side!

BlackBerry KEYone vs Nokia 6

Display

Display size

4.5 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1620 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Aspect Ratio

3:2
 

Pixel density

433 ppi
401 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

55.87 %
71.58 %

Peak brightness

 
450 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.87 x 2.85 x 0.37 inches (149.1 x 72.4 x 9.4 mm)
6.06 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm)

Weight

6.35 oz (180 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Full keyboard, Touch sensitive control keys, Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 8937

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 506
Adreno 505

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

OS

Android (8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity

3505 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Yes

Talk time (3G)

 
18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Music playback

 
22.00 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 549
$ 229


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Related phones

KEYone
  • 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
6
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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4 Comments

1. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

You could have kept this article and disposed of the other two, the other comparisons just do not work.

2. Rafishant

Posts: 398; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

KEYones is double the price of Nokia 6. Both are different and both look great.

3. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Why compare a $250 phone with a $550 one?

4. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Especially when one has a keyboard and the other doesn't. Not a fair nostalgic comparison since Nokia has much more fans.

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