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BlackBerry KEYone

BlackBerry KEYone

from  $503.99+
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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

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 performer with solid battery life. Throw in an excellent camera plus a satisfying keyboard and you’ve got the best Android-powered BlackBerry out there. Just know it’s not perfect: some shortcomings in software are just puzzling, and the market for a phone with a physical keyboard in 2017 is very limited. Ultimately, the KEYone is a great choice for BlackBerry fans and keyboard nuts, but just about everyone else can look elsewhere.

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Pros
  • BlackBerry fans will dig the keyboard
  • Respectable battery life
  • Solid mid-range performance
  • Has the best camera of any BlackBerry
Cons
  • The keyboard doesn’t make sense for some
  • Camera sometimes struggles with exposure
  • Some annoying oversights in software

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
4.522
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Smartphone
Android
4.522
321
Yes

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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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