Blackberry hyped their fans before revealing their latest flagship phone – the KeyOne. Currently, the best model of the brand, which offers a brilliant design, touchscreen, physical keyboard and flawless Android OS. However, it’s still not as good as its competitors – the Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 7 & Google Pixel.
We really hope that this article is going to help with your decision on choosing whether this is the right phone for you.
Do you want your phone to be thin and light? Then, don’t go for KeyOne as it isn’t. The smartphone has a thick aluminum body with rounded bottom corners.
It’s 2017, and there are still smartphones with keyboards, which is a brave move. Keyboards are quite useful, especially for individuals who write a lot on their phones. However, this one is kinda small for people with bigger fingers.
Landscape mode’s keyboard is bad
The design of the phone here is a big issue. When you are in a landscape mode, you will start hating the phone because it’s too big and you can’t reach everywhere when writing. It’s not only uncomfortable, but it will make you write significantly slow.
The convenience key
Blackberry KeyOne has a Convenience button placed on the right side of the phone. It’s a useful button that serves as a shortcut. The problem comes with the placement of the key, as they are constantly clicking it by mistake.
Power Button Placement
The power button is the next poorly placed key as it can be found on the upper left side of the phone. Most phones put the buttons on the right side so that they can be easily clicked when needed.
Camera needs improvement
KeyOne has a 12-megapixel camera implemented, which isn’t as sophisticated as the iPhone 7’s or Google’s Pixel. The other two flagships enhance the dynamic range, improve the light and improve the photo using image stabilization.
Even though that the front camera is 8 megapixels, it still can’t beat its competitors. The camera shouldn’t be much of an issue as it really makes great photos.
We hope that these six points have helped you in the decision-making process. The device has its pros and cons, and it is an inexpensive alternative to the others major brands.