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BlackBerry Mercury / KEYone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 235 reviews of BlackBerry Mercury / KEYone. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The usability and battery are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the reception and price, and reviews are divided on the portability.

performance, battery, usability, size, design

price, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Mercury / KEYone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

BlackBerry KeyOne review

 

The comeback KeyOne

Physical keyboard ; Sophisticated high-end design ; Smart, secure software

Not great at entertainment ; Mid-range phone chipset ; No dual-SIM or dual speaker

BlackBerry KeyOne is a sophisticated-looking smartphone that resurrects a physical keyboard in the modern Android era. Its tactical QWERTY keyboard offers a dose of nostalgia, while its smart and secure software give businesses some peace of mind. Just...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

BlackBerry 2017 review

 

A real BlackBerry running Android - physical keyboard included

Tactile keyboard feels good ; Android 7.0 Nougat is here ; Strong enterprise software

Does it still have an audience? ; A very early prototype

The new BlackBerry for 2017 is so new that TCL hasn't finished with the design or specs, but what we've seen gives us the best of familiar hardware and some of the newest Android software.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Alan Martin (expertreviews.co.uk)

BlackBerry Keyone review: Wait for the Keyone Black Edition?

 

The BlackBerry Keyone is here, and it isn't half bad – but do you really need that keyboard?

Physical keyboard ; MicroSD card slot

Low power core components ; Small 4.5in screen size ; Not great value

My guess is that, if you really think about it and weigh up the options, you’ll almost certainly come to the conclusion that this isn’t the smartphone for you, and you’d be better off buying any number of its rivals at around this price.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry KEYone review

 

BlackBerry soliders on with a curious Android device that gets nearly everything right. It's not for everyone though, in fact, it's not really for anyone. But if you want a physical keyboard you will absolutely love it.

But then, the KEYone is the best BlackBerry phone for years. It has (finally) successfully melded classic BlackBerry design with the necessary mix of Android and nostalgia. Importantly, the latter is only faint this time – this is a device for 2017,...

May, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

BlackBerry KeyOne review

 

BlackBerry's back and it's never looked so good

Ergonomic keyboard with clever functionality ; Decent battery life with fast charging ; Sharp screen with great speakers to match ; Build quality stands out

Small screen not great for watching movies ; Keyboard gets in the way of gaming ; Camera performance could be better

The best BlackBerry we’ve seen in years, but with a design that limits its fun factor

May, 2017

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry KeyOne

 

BlackBerry smartphones don't have the clout they used to, but the truth is, since it ditched BB10 for Android, the company has released some pretty decent handsets.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

BlackBerry KEYOne Review: In Depth

 

BlackBerry KEYOne Review: BlackBerry's first smartphone of 2017 is a cunning blend of old and new. With its Android OS boosted by BlackBerry tweaks and features, as well as a physical QWERTY keyboard…

Great battery life ; Well-designed keyboard ; Useful Android additions

Limited performance ; Camera bettered by rivals ; Dinky screen

This handset boasts plenty of great features, all wrapped up in a smart business-like frame. However, many similarly-priced rivals boast better performance and more compact design, as well as smarter camera tech.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

BlackBerry Keyone review

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The BlackBerry Keyone sees the return of the physical 'qwerty' keyboard often associated with BlackBerry mobile phones. It's pretty expensive, but do you get bang for your buck? We've seen pricey smartphones that aren't always worth considering - keep...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Robin-Leigh Chetty (techsmart.co.za)

BlackBerry KEYone

 

Although well specced, the KEYone feels like a step backwards for BlackBerry as it tries to push forward with touch and type devices.

Great battery life; Solid display; Good all-round camera

Mixed design; Finicky QWERTY keyboard

The BlackBerry KEYone is a device that needs to usher in the next chapter of BlackBerry's evolution and a continued desire to make touch and type devices worthwhile. Unfortunately, the KEYone's design and overall experience remain too mixed to be...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: BlackBerry Mobile KEYone

 

It's mid-2017 and there's a BlackBerry smartphone that's turning heads and making waves. The Android powered KEYone brings BlackBerrys bag of tricks to a new form factor, and possibly, a new generation of users. With sterling build and materials,...

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3205
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:QC3.0

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:11.4
Display Resolution:1620 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:433
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTZ / QZERTY

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,ADTS,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,AWB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,PCM,Vorbis,WAV
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,H.265,MKV,MPEG4,VP8,VP9,WEBM,XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
BeiDou:Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:CDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 LE EDR
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Security algorithms:HTTPS
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Graphics adapter:Adreno 506
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Shortcuts
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2
Processor Model:625

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:2000
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage:Y

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,Google Voice Search,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.4
Height :149.3
Weight:180
Width:72.5