Nice phone and nice review, Ricky.
The KEYone is a pretty well-rounded and balanced phone and IMO better than the inconsistent Priv.
I have always loved BlackBerry no matter what, so i will be getting the keyone i dont play games much so the keyone will be great. just need spotify and a camera and im good hahahaha
Please stop mentioning letterboxing as a disadvantage. Films are shot in non-standard aspect ratios anyway, so regardless of your screen, you'll always run into either letterboxing and barn doors.
The SD 625 is outperformed by the SD 808 in every CPU and GPU benchmark with the exception of the on screen tests due to the much higher QHD in the Priv.
Lets face it, the Snapdragon 625 is an adequate performer at best.
The low light samples are much better than what we saw from that nonsense of a phone called Sony Xperia Premium or whatever. I'm just disappointed at the loudspeaker loudness though :( Blackberries on olden days were pretty loud!
I think price needs correction as at 550 $ you can get really really great phones as compared to key 1. At least 100 $ correction is required to convert this hype in sales. I am sure after launch within 3 months pricing will fall below 450 $ like other struggling brands
Love that BB still making phones for Qwerty lovers. but if they want to sell more phones, why not make a regular touch flagship ALSO like others? all phones are almost same anyway. Just throw in a 4GB or 6GB ram, sd835, a 12MP sensor like this, or dual, front facing speaker +downward woofer and a 3000+mah battery, 5.2" 1080p 0r 2k. Like Huawei or MI or Sony? Oh, waterproofing too. all phones have same specs. I believe ppl will buy a BB rather than a Huawei for 600.
It is Android, not Blackberry. Last Blackberry run OS10.. KeyONE is not so secure and privacy oriented as Blackberry used to be. Please return to blackberry original OS which put emphasis on privacy and security.
""Only available in a single color scheme""
You made new record at finding worst disadvantage for phone gmsarena...
This is so bad, that I would not even call it a phone... because how the heII they could release BUSINESS phone in just one color... this is ridiculous!
Chrjns, 30 May 2017This is not the way to win market share, (or for Blackberry case, since they have no market sh... moreAnd yet in spite of this, the KeyOne is the most pre-ordered phone in BlackBerry history in Canada. I think it's working.
Anonymous, 30 May 2017Blackberry just die. You keep relying on obsolete ideas 10 years past their prime. Wake up and... moreYour car is run by a BlackBerry operating system. The medical devices that will one day (unfortunately) save your life are run by a BlackBerry operating system.
Your useragent shows us that you typed your comment on a physical keyboard.
Anonymous, 30 May 2017Blackberry just die. You keep relying on obsolete ideas 10 years past their prime. Wake up and... moreWhy are you so paranoid and worried about them? Did they do something to you or your family? To all commentators here you have the perfect example of blind hatred here. It's their money and machinery why are you so concerned with them.
And this is coming from guy who hasn't bought a single blackberry in his Life and won't be buying one anytime soon
This is not the way to win market share, (or for Blackberry case, since they have no market share at all), this is not the way to make a sale. They just cannot try to sell a product thinking they are Apple, Samsung. They have to entice buyer, giving potential buyer price cuts.... $500 + device with a Sd 625... OMG...
Just amazing that CEO Chen insists on continuing to push physical QWERTY phones. Is he too arrogant to admit he's wrong or just stupid? If the majority of the market wanted phones with physical QWERTY then Samsung, Apple, HTC, etc, would all have models with that feature being their top sellers.
Not much can be said for the shareholders or the Board of RIM to keep this guy in his job for as long as they have.
Blackberry just die. You keep relying on obsolete ideas 10 years past their prime. Wake up and smell the ashes, this is a world you don't belong. You are the wrong step that smartphones almost took, you are the reason that smartphones took an additional 5 years to take off. You overly complicate things without giving value to consumers, you keep on with your bad ideas... Just die already, you're a burden in this world.