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.

BlackBerry KEYone vs BlackBerry Priv vs BlackBerry Passport

Display

Size

4.5 inches
5.4 inches
4.5 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

55.87 %
71.58 %
56.43 %

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 & Performance

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 506
Adreno 418
Adreno 330

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3505 mAh
3410 mAh
3450 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 

Talk time

 
 
18.00 hours
the average is 16 h (934 min)

Stand-by time

 
 
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
 
23.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1325 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
18.5 days (444 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)

Music playback

 
 
84.00 hours

Video playback

 
 
12.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV

Features

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

Front

8 MP
2 MP
2 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

6.35 oz (180 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
6.77 oz (192 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
6.91 oz (196 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

Frame: Aluminum
 
Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
 

Features

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

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 549
$ 699
 

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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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