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.

We thought it would be neat to take a look back at what are now the last two major, keyboard-sporting phones, made by BlackBerry itself, and compare them to this new whippersnapper. You can check them out in the three-way table below.

The KeyOne is definitely a midranger under the hood, but thankfully has a lot going for it as an overall package.

Display

Size

4.5 inches
5.4 inches
4.5 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

56.43 %
71.58 %
55.87 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AA
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 418
Adreno 506

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
32GB

OS

BlackBerry (10.3, 10)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity

3450 mAh
3410 mAh
3505 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

18.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
 

Stand-by time (3G)

18.5 days (444 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 

Music playback

84.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

12.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
18 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 30 mm
Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
 
 

Features

OIS, Continuous autofocus, Video calling
OIS, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2 MP
2 MP
8 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

5.04 x 3.56 x 0.37 inches (128 x 90.3 x 9.3 mm)
5.79 x 3.04 x 0.37 inches (147 x 77.2 x 9.4 mm)
5.87 x 2.85 x 0.37 inches (149.1 x 72.4 x 9.4 mm)

Weight

6.91 oz (196.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (185 g)
6.77 oz (192.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (185 g)
6.35 oz (180.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (185 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal
 
Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

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

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 699
$ 549

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KEYone
  • 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

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