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

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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!

Display
Size
5.5 inches
4.5 inches
Technology
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
71.58 %
55.87 %
Peak brightness
450 cd/m2 (nit)
 
Features
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 8937
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953
Processor
Octa-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
GPU
Adreno 505
Adreno 506
RAM
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
32GB
32GB
OS
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Battery
Capacity
3000 mAh
3505 mAh
Charging
Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Talk time (3G)
18.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)
32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
Music playback
22.00 hours
 
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
16 MP (Laser and PDAF)
12 MP (PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Features
Video calling, Video sharing
Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Front
8 MP
8 MP
Video capture
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Design
Dimensions
6.06 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm)
5.87 x 2.85 x 0.37 inches (149.1 x 72.4 x 9.4 mm)
Weight
5.96 oz (169.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.35 oz (180.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Aluminum
Frame: Aluminum
Biometrics
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Features
Touch sensitive control keys
Full keyboard, Touch sensitive control keys, Notification light
Buyers information
Price
$ 229
$ 549
See the full Nokia 6 vs BlackBerry KEYone specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.


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    26 February First BlackBerry KEYone camera samples look rather promising BlackBerry is back with a vengeance, resurrecting the portrait QWERTY keyboard in the form of a unique Android handset, the Key One, or, as BB puts it, KEYone. The phone is actually designed by TCL, BlackBerry's parent company now, and exudes a premium feel with anodized aluminum frame and soft-touch, groovy rear that is very nice to the touch. We found the key travel of the keyboard to be top notch, too, and the specs are nothing to sniff at. In short, if you have been nostalgic about BlackBerry's keyboards, and can live with a 4.5" display in this day and age, the Key One is a very well-appointed handset that comes with a decent, $500 price tag...
  • The new vs the old: BlackBerry KeyOne vs Priv vs Passport specs comparison
    25 February The new vs the old: BlackBerry KeyOne vs Priv vs Passport specs comparison So, the BlackBerry KeyONE has been announced to the delight of loyal fans. Well, the phone itself is developed and built by TCL, but BlackBerry still provides the software suite, services, and security, along with its name of course. So, it's a new age for BlackBerry phones — first hinted at by the introduction of the Priv, the hardware keyboard-equipped business-class devices no longer run on the dying BlackBerry OS, but come with Android on board.
  • Clash of the nostalgia-jerkers: BlackBerry KeyOne vs Nokia 6 specs comparison
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    25 February 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.
  • BlackBerry KeyOne vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs others: size comparison
    25 February 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?...
  • BlackBerry KEYone preview: let's bring the physical keyboard back from the dead!
    25 February BlackBerry KEYone preview: let's bring the physical keyboard back from the dead! The BlackBerry Mercury has been living a strange life thus far – announced by TCL & BlackBerry back in January, but left unnamed (aside from the unofficial 'Mercury' tag). They'd show it to us, but they wouldn't tell us exactly what we're looking at. Well, today the makers of the phone are finally ready to reveal more about it, including its real name, and THANK GOD it's not DTEK-something. That was the good news. The bad news is it's called BlackBerry KEYone, which doesn't feel like much of a step up from DTEK...

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BlackBerry KEYone specs
  • Display 4.5 inches 1620 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3505 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Nokia 6 specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie

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