First of all, I will mention that I have been a Blackberry user since the 7130e device and have been using Blackberries since then. I also hope that people will respect my feedback based on my experience on using this device since May 31. Partnering with TCL may have been a little too late but, the KeyOne was a very well designed phone. It may not have the same super performance specifications like the iphone 7/Samsung S8/Google Pixel, but I believe that they were aiming to please both business users and appeal to app users as well. First of all; the sleek lightweight design is the envy of all my friends - all of whom have previously mentioned "premium" smartphones. The common statement being "That's a Blackberry?!!". Functionality is very good and very seamless based on my experience switching from my Blackberry Classic (BB 10 o/s) to Android o/s (my first time) and it didn't take very long to get used to it. Browsing the internet is considerably faster than my Classic and the screen does allow for auto-rotation along with having an on-screen keyboard if need be. The camera is adequate but does not come with an image stabilizer. I do have to point out that the battery life is quite exceptional if you don't use too many apps. The keyboard is definitely smaller than my Classic and this could be a problem for people with larger + thicker fingers and would probably take some time to get used to. The BB hub provides an efficient method to keep all your e-mails/text messages easier to manage. I did notice that the "boost" mode for charging your phone does cause the phone to heat up along with multiple app usage and games. I do miss the mouse but that being said, I have to say that this is the best BB made thus far.
*Keyboard along with the mouse/swiping ability on this physical keyboard *Exceptional battery life and quick charging capability *Sleek/slim and lightweight *Great screen/quality of images/video *Efficient system (ie ram, processor) *Fingerprint scanner for unlocking device
*Battery heats up considerably when using multiple apps and performing a boost charge *Power key should be positioned a bit lower *Physical keyboard size might be a little too small for some users *Lack of mouse (my personal preference) *Volume whether on normal phone call or speakerphone, when playing music is not very loud *Screen brightness not very bright
I confused too, why battery test is so low. And I do not read fans comments
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2017why battery life so bad? Competitors with same chip and battery capacity has better battery life!ahahahahah, you've got to be kidding!!!
I'm just been using this phone for the last few days, moved over from a windows phone and so it's my best experience I've ever had of an android device. The KeyOne from blackberry sells it self as a 'secure smarphone' the built in full querty keyboard is an excellent feature, and one which could be a winner for this phone for those who miss the real keys! It does run quite hot when using things like gps/internet but not overly so. Overall its a really surperb well made handset, maybe somewhat on the heavy side for some though it certainly has a good solid feel to it that you actually feel you're using something of purpose.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2017why battery life so bad? Competitors with same chip and battery capacity has better battery life!r u kidding me?
Love this phone have been waiting for it for a while as it has great features just disappointed in the internal memory which is 32 Tv and as I have streaming music like Spotify which only goes into the phone memory and not a memeory card the 32 gb is too low and I wish it had a dual sim which is the norm now except with iPhones hopefully alf Kerry will accommodate for these two features in the future
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2017why battery life so bad? Competitors with same chip and battery capacity has better battery life!it lasts 2 days.......
I would love myself a highend 4.5" phone (which is why I have the iPhone SE). Chop off that physical keyboard and I would buy it.
why battery life so bad? Competitors with same chip and battery capacity has better battery life!
Anonymous, 31 May 2017Its not the product; I am sure it's solid.
Unfortunately, no one is going to pay for a produc... moreAs someone with a qHD screen I would gladly come down to 1080p for regular usage if it meant I got better battery life. I wish it was a software thing where when I'm browsing media the screen reverts to 4k, when texting etc comes back to 1080p.
Where I live, there are iPhones everywhere, and I:m told my new BlackBerry is 'extinct'. I think this is silly. it has the latest Android OS, plus the latest security software including fingerprint sensor, a second to none battery life, and a great form factor. Personally, I have always liked BlackBerries, and I find the KEYone 'inspiring' NOT 'extinct'. I have still not seen any other make of phone I have been inspired enough to buy.
Please bring keyone plus with 5 inch screen.
4.5 inch is feeling small.
I like the design but processor should be SD 835...Camera module is perfect
Am i missing something? On a 4,5 inch phone, arent the keys going to be impossible to press? Feels too small.
Saw this phone today. Beautiful, solid and the specs make sense.
Smaller display and yes, lesser processor than S8 etc. However, I will take the 3,505 battery and charge life being reported from pre-release users at 2+ days. I guess I am the target... professional more interested in messaging, some browsing, musics, etc more than 3D gaming and VR on a mobile device.
Ordered it today because they are sold out at retail locations.
Anonymous, 31 May 2017Its not the product; I am sure it's solid. Unfortunately, no one is going to pay for a produc... moreIt's become the most pre-ordered phone in Canadian history. It has not been overhyped and is being sold as a work phone with decent performance -- productivity first games and extras second - a good move. At $199 on a 2-Year contract, it's a reasonable price for what a business oriented customer. (Less than the current crop of flagships and cheaper than the Priv when it was released.)
Its not the product; I am sure it's solid.
Unfortunately, no one is going to pay for a product that is mid range level at such a high price.
I am looking at the specs and it is comparable to a 299.00 phone (generous estimate).
I do not think BB has the fan base as it used to. I am rooting for BB, but some of the choices they are making is not conducive at this time.
If they want people to return, up the specs and keep the price the same. It looks beautiful.
How about Latest Snapdragon 835 with a 3k screen, 64Gb Storage, 4Gb RAM and use the BB logo on the rear as the fingerprint scanner also, release Android updates within a couple weeks after release date.
This will satisfy the Poor display (as reviewed by some) and the lack of speed (as reviewed by others); once I see anything less than an expedient product and excellent resolution I lose interest, especially at a smaller screen.
This will keep BB competitive, but it may not save and it may spark an interest for some.
I know I would be interested.