I went from a note 5 to this and enjoying it so far...
The physical buttons are taking some getting use to as I keep waiting for a virtual keyboard to pop up sometimes before I say "o yea, I have buttons". (a virtual keyboard is defaulted to pop up, which I turned off since you have the physical one). The battery life seems good and not noticing a significant delay in processing power.
The actual screen is a decent size as well, so watching videos is fine.
I keep hitting the space bar to try and go to the home screen. but i am sure after a while this will pass and I will get used to the button layout. Dont expect to go to any stores to find accessories. I went visited 2 AT&T stores looking for stuff, 1 rep didn't even know the phone was out nor had he ever heard of it. The other had nothing available. Just go online to order.
The charging port is a USB C (I think) which means that you prob do not have a charger that fits it. So be prepared to get some additional cords or attachments.
99% of phones today look the exact same so I am happy to have something with different features. If you like a qwerty keyboard I recommend getting this phone.
Had it since May launch in UK, including free replacement phone after screen came loose, which was a problem with the first batch. For those like me who love a keyboard and the Blackberry software, its the best phone in years. Some aspects of the keyboard and general interface not quite as good as BB of old, but very close. Android superb, screen camera etc not the best in the market but better than many, and it looks and feel like what it is - a high tech piece of business kit. 9/10.
From what I've read it's a brilliant option to go for almost went for Passport then I went for Z30 instead.
I'm waiting for the price of black edition to drop and will defo buy it!
P.S. All you guys posted so many convincing reviews!
My best phone since the Nokia E71 (which I still prefer but.. well.. it's ancient and Nokia forgot how to make good phones after they released it).
As an ex iPhone 3gs, 4s and 7 user, and countless android (and BB!) handsets in between, the BB KeyONE has become something that NONE of my previous phones (since the E71) managed to become. That is NOT just a phone.. but a buddy! It feels weird (and sad!) to admit it, but it's true.
With the KeyONE, BB haven't just created a phone. They've created a companion. Something not seen since the PDA days.
I have been using this phone for a month. All i can say is good for this keyone. I really missed the keyboard since Q10. I shift to note5 due to lack of support of some apps.
I have one observation, it seems my keys Â“qÂ“ and Â“aÂ“ are about to pop out. Is this happening the same with you guys?
i ill say its a great phone
after all the old flat full screeen androids available in market from samsung to oppo..
this is something fresh... and exciting..
AnonD-684214, 03 Sep 2017Get the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition, it ships with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of Storage. Buddy at what price, because it's specs and screen size obsolete, no marketing nor resale chances. Nothing extra to crave for, only 400$ black edition cud test.
AnonD-322981, 04 Sep 2017Keyone is amazing, but I read that this phone earpiece volume is low and unable to hear call e... moreDon't worry.I have the Keyone from 3 month now,and i could say,thay is a very good phone.Speaker is awesome,very loud,good build quality,battery life last at least 2 days.
Keyone is amazing, but I read that this phone earpiece volume is low and unable to hear call etc. is it true?
I couldn't find this device in my country any general mobile stores.
Nick Kid, 29 Aug 2017For this price I rather get a Nokia 8 ,cheapper and much stronger features Just buy what you want and stop comment with rubbish words. Price is about value not just Â‘thingsÂ’.
Get the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition, it ships with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of Storage.
Nice to have a QWERTY keyboard. Those touch screens stinks!! They never operate reliably. Perhaps I will never buy this phone because it has no removable battery. I never buy a phone without a removable battery. It is not convenient.
AnonD-693622, 21 Aug 2017had the key one on launch day. within one week, the screen was falling out. i got a replacemen... moreSo both of your Keyones have been earlier production phones. The newest production phones of the BB/TCL keyones do contain more adhesive and the screen will not popout without extreme force.
Nick Kid, 31 Aug 2017who uses plastic keyboard in 2017 smartphone ?! only those who have it. those who have no idea of ​​their advantages write on screens with their fingers with bits of hamburgers
Nick Kid, 31 Aug 2017who uses plastic keyboard in 2017 smartphone ?!I like it....I don't know why though.
Blackberry Keyone Limited Edition(Indian version 4GM RAM, 64 GB Internal Memory) is first BB phone. After using many high end models from Apple, Samsung, Motorola ..I find BB K1 is also very good phone in terms of build quality, OS, security features and excellent keyboard.
Hope, BB is again on TRACK ... and BB Keyone will definitely rewrite success story of BB.
Its fingerprint is very responsive and comfortably seating on SPACE BAR. However, 3rd party apps are not supported by fingerprint, I think. BB must look on this ISSUE ....
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2017But Nokia doesn't have physical keyboard :Dwho uses plastic keyboard in 2017 smartphone ?!
I was forced to leave the Blackberry ecosystem went to ios and the 6s. The 6s was blazingly fast but somehow it seemed so very sterile. I am not an android fan but I am a Blackberry fan of course. I think they made the best hardware in the world. I'll settle for the dated Android software that's funneled through DTEK and the incredible blackberry keyboard which is by far the star of this phone. The programmable and capacitive keys are a godsend. The battery life is stellar. The performance is notedly not the best due to the modest chipset but I don't really play games on my phone. Um its a communication device not a handheld gaming console. I have a vita for that.