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BlackBerry Mercury / KEYone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 382 reviews of BlackBerry Mercury / KEYone. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the portability, and many are critical about the reception and price.

performance, usability, battery, 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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

BlackBerry KeyOne review

 

BlackBerry's KeyOne is the best smartphone you can buy if you want a physical keyboard.

Excellent battery life ; Great keyboard customization options ; Brick-like build quality ; Capable camera ; Top-notch security

Occasional performance stutters ; Bulky, not ergonomic ; Subpar navigation icons

BlackBerry’s KeyOne offers an excellent keyboard, where every key can act like shortcuts for apps and actions. It has more than a day of battery capacity, and is equipped with a capable rear camera. Our only issues are the KeyOne’s occasional...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

BlackBerry KEYone review: Vintage vibes and a modern OS

 

The third time really is the charm. The earlier Android phones BlackBerry made with partner TCL felt generic, but the KEYone is an impressive device that channels the style and functionality of classic models. Even better, the KEYone is a respectable...

BlackBerry fans will dig the keyboard ; Respectable battery life ; Solid mid-range performance ; Has the best camera of any BlackBerry

The keyboard doesn’t make sense for some ; Camera sometimes struggles with exposure ; Some annoying oversights in software

I really, really didn't expect to like the BlackBerry KEYone. Sure, I have a lingering attachment to this once-great mobile brand, and I do like a good underdog story. Putting those highly personal things aside, though, and we're left with an...

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 : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

MWC 2017: BlackBerry KEYone hands-on

 

TCL is finally done with its first true BlackBerry handset and we have to say, it looks even better than when we first saw it as the Mercury. Petnamed DTEK70 and Mercury in the past, the device is now called KEYone and we finally have the full specs...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry KeyOne

 

With its excellent hardware keyboard, BlackBerry's Android-powered KeyOne phone is a messaging marvel for a niche audience.

Fantastic physical keyboard. Well-balanced feel. Long battery life. Good speakerphone.

Cameras aren't terrific. Can be a little slow.

But it's okay if you haven't moved on. The KeyOne doesn't force you to make the painful compromises the Classic and Priv did: It's a mainstream Android phone running all of the latest apps, and it doesn't feel like it weighs a pound and a half. TCL and...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

BlackBerry KeyOne review: part productivity, part nostalgia

 

It has a physical keyboard for sending email. Lots of email.

It has a keyboard! ; Great battery life ; Reliable performance and camera

Small, cramped display ; Heavy weight ; Will it ever get a software update?

BlackBerry’s latest phone has a particular set of skills acquired over a very long career

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 : 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 : J. Simon Leitner, Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

BlackBerry KEYone Smartphone Review

 

Press me! TLC has presented a new BlackBerry smartphone with a physical keyboard: the KEYone. The new smartphone combines a 4.5-inch touchscreen with a touch-sensitive keyboard that can also be used as a Trackpad. Update: Build AAN358 is rolled out.

very versatile physical keyboard ; bright display with good contrast ; practical battery life ; relatively precise GPS ; good call quality ; regular security updates ; wide range of software and security measures ; USB Type-C 3.1 ; stable case

comparatively expensive ; mediocre performance ; rather heavy and bulky ; no World Phone ; mediocre cameras ; 12 months warranty only ; energy-hungry in idle mode

It is good to finally have a new model with a physical keyboard on the market again. The extensive security features and decent battery runtime are the biggest advantages of the BlackBerry KEYone. Others are its bright screen and the many and...

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3205 / 3505
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:QC3.0
Battery voltage:4.4

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 aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / 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 / Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ / QZERTY

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

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 / 3G2,3GP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,H.265,MPEG4,VP8,VP9,WEBM,XVID

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA / CDMA,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 LE EDR
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Security algorithms:HTTPS
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
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 / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 506
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Ringtones, Themes / Icons, Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
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) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:2000 / 256
RAM capacity:3 / 4
USB mass storage:N / Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

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