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BlackBerry Mercury / KEYone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 407 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 really like the design and size. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the portability, while some have doubts about the connectivity and reception.

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price, reception, connectivity

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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DT Recommended Product

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 : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition hands-on

 

BlackBerry KEYone review: Price release date and specs revealed

Solid security ; Useful productivity features ; Excellent battery

Underpowered CPU ; Expensive ; Physical keyboard won't be for everyone

Battery life is one area that the KEYone excels at. Powered by a hefty 3505mAh cell, the KEYone has one of the longest-lasting batteries around.

Aug, 2017

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

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry KeyOne review: BlackBerry's bold return to form

 

If there was ever a device to convince BlackBerry loyalists to jump onboard Android, this is it. It's a more complete package than the PRIV was, and

Keyboard implementation and programmable shortcuts are brilliant ; Great battery life ; Software additions enhance Android

Inevitable stretch/reposition to reach parts of the screen ; The power button is in the wrong place

If there was ever a device to convince BlackBerry loyalists to jump onboard Android, the KeyOne is it. It's a more complete package than the Priv was, and is a much more compelling device than either of the two most recent all-touch phones. It might...

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...

Jun, 2018

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

Product Specifications

Battery

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

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 flash:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera flash:Y
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 / Bronze / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Product colour:Black / Bronze

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:11.4
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
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
Magnetic sensor: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+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,OPUS,PCM,WAV / 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 / 3GP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,HEVC,MKV,MPEG4,VP8,XVID

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA / CDMA,WCDMA / HSPA+ / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE / 4.2 / 4.2 LE EDR
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Security algorithms:HTTPS
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
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

Other features

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

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, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Icons, Ringtones, Themes / Icons, Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
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 architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2
Processor Model:625

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1 / 7.1 Nougat
Platform:Android

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