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Call quality8/10
Build quality10/10
Text input10/10
Everyday usage10/10
UI speed10/10

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posted on 27 Sep 2017, 07:49 (Posts: 0; Member since: 27 Sep 2017)


A Powerhouse for the Productivity Focused

NUMBRSE7EN has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

The Blackberry KeyONE has been my daily driver for just under three months and I have to say I am impressed. Blackberrys venture into the 2017 smartphone game was not in vain. The impressive build quality makes the KeyONE feel like a truly dependable device. You can honestly drop this phone and worry about your floor breaking first. From it's exceptional build, its phenomenal battery, it's amazing privacy and security features, unique keyboard, ease of use,and excellent RAM management, it's very easy to overlook the less powerful SOC and lack of OIS.

All in all the Blackberry KeyONE is not a phone to pass up. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, or something with excellent productivity value, the KeyONE is the phone for you.

Build quality 10/10 The metal frame, soft touch backing, and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 make this phone nearly indestructible. So far it has survived 3 solid falls from a height of 4 feet without so much as a scratch.
Reception 10/10 Calls come in crystal clear, and the CAT 6 capabilities definitely help boost the reception.
Call quality 8/10 Calls were crystal clear, however I did notice the earpiece was a bit lower than I would have liked, even at full volume.
Internet 9/10 My coverage isn't the greatest with AT&T where I live, but that doesn't stop the KeyONE from providing a consistent experience using internet functions such as social media, YouTube, etc.
Multimedia 8/10 This device isn't meant for multimedia such as music, movies, etc. However, contrary to other reviews, it is not entirely uncomfortable to use for such actions.
Camera 8/10 Now this one is a double edged sword. The front facing camera is definitely one of the best ones I've used in a while. Even better than my iPhone 7 Plus. The back camera however, is where I have my concerns. Yes it shares a sensor with the Google Pixel, but the software side is lackluster. Low light pictures often blur even when the preview looks sharp. In the day time with great lighting however, the Blackberry KeyONE's camera definitely gives other phones a run for their money.
UI speed 10/10 The SOC isn't the highest end, but thanks to RAM management updates and the lightness of Blackberry's UI, the phone is snappier and more responsive than Samsung's TouchWiz and LG UX. Definitely on par with Google's Pixel and the iPhone 7.
Everyday usage 10/10 Normally I find myself having to restart Android phones every day or two, with the KeyONE I find this to be unnecessary. The phone retains it's speed and reliability through and through.
Text input 10/10 The keyboard on the KeyONE is amazing! By far the greatest feature on the phone. From the shortcut keys to the trackpad function, definitely a great feature.
Display 7/10 The LCD display is a bit dim compared to other devices in this spec AND price range.
Battery 10/10 This is the second greatest feature of this phone. With a battery bigger than the Note 8, power users will see their phone last them the entire day. If you're more like me, you'll easily get two days on one charge.


  • Unique Keyboard
  • Amazing Battery
  • Largely customizable UI
  • Safety and Security powered by DTEK
  • Blackberry level encryption


  • Lackluster Camera Software
  • Dim Display
  • Lower than normal headset

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