The BlackBerry Keyone smartphone was released in April 2017. The smartphone is one of the best designed phone we have seen from the company. It comes with a qwerty keyboard and also a 4.5 inch display. You also get 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage.
The BlackBerry Keyone price is around Ksh. 70000 in Kenya, equivalent to $700.
Specifications and Features
Operating System: Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
Device type: Smart Phone
Sim: Single Sim (Nano)
The phone is single Sim and run on Android 7.1 Nougat. This version of the operating system comes with enhancements in security, battery saving capabilities and an improved user interface.
Dimensions: 149.1 x 72.5 x 9.4 mm
Weight: 180 g
The BlackBerry Keyone comes in at 180 grams, this is in line with other blackberry phones. It is a little bit more heavy compared to other android devices because of the smart keyboard.
Screen size: 4.5 inches
Form Factor: Touch and Type
Screen resolution: 1080 x 1620 pixels
Touchscreen: Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type): IPS LCD
The BlackBerry Keyone comes with a 4.5 inch display at a resolution of 1080 x 1620 pixels. In real life, the smartphone feels larger than many other 5 inch devices because when typing, you have more screen real estate.
This is because the virtual keyboard does not take up more space when texting or sending email.
It is also sharp and clear with a high contrast ratio.
CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: Adreno 506
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
When it comes to the performance, the BlackBerry Keyone definitely has some muscles. The mobile phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. This is one of the most powerful processor from Qualcomm and also has efficiency when it comes to battery usage.
Also, the Adreno 506 GPU will ensure that all your graphic intensive applications run smoothly. In addition, games running on this device will have very high frame rates.
Internal Storage: 32 GB storage
RAM: 3 GB RAM
External Storage: Up to 2 TB
Card Slot: microSD Card
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM 6
Call Records: Unlimited
Coming to the internal storage, The BlackBerry Keyone comes with 32GB. With this amount of memory, you can have thousands of music stores, and several pictures. The good thing, is that you can expand the memory to a maximum of 2 terabytes if u ever run out.
In addition to that, the Keyone has 3GB of RAM. This ensures that you have the smoothest possible experience when multi-tasking. With that, you can run multiple applications at the same time without having performance issues.
Primary camera: 12 MP Camera
Front Camera: 8 MP Camera
Video Recording: 1080p@30fps
Camera Features: Geo Tagging, HDR, 4K Video recording
BlackBerry have never been known for the camera quality. However, the Keyone totally changes this around. In the camera is a Sony lens, the same one used by the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. At one point, these Google phones were tested and had the best camera in the world. Beating the likes of the iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S8.
With that said, I expect the mobile phone to perform similarly when.
Also, you get some features to help you take better photos. These are autofocus, HDR and face detection.
Audio Player: MP3, FLAC, WMA, WAV
Video Player: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, Xvid
FM Radio: Yes
Audio Jack: 3.5mm Audio Jack
When it comes to this department. The Keyone comes with the expected features. Unlike the trend started by iPhone, you get a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Also, the device has the ability to play all the standard audio and video formats. These range from MPEG4, MP3 to Xvid.
Type: Non-Removable Li-Ion 3505 mAh battery
Stand by: NA
Talk time: NA
The BlackBerry Keyone is powered by a 3505mAh battery. in real world tests, people have had trouble draining the battery. This shows that BlackBerry have really optimized the device. Most premium flagship don’t come with this amount of capacity. Example, the Samsung Galaxy S8 only comes with 3000mAh and the S8+ has around 3500mAh.
Also, you get the ability to fast charge. This is crucial in situations where you don’t have time and want to be on the go in the shortest time possible. With the Keyone, you can get 50% of charge in around 36 minutes.
- GPRS: Yes
- Edge: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR
- Infrared Port: No
- USB: USB Type-c
- GPS Facility: with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Browser: HTML5
- 3G Speed: HSPA, LTE
When it comes to connectivity, you get the usual standard options such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth version 4.2.
You also get a USB Type-c for charging and transferring data.
- 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
- 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
- 4G: VoLTE
With 4G LTE, you get faster download speeds. Therefore, you can stream videos without needless buffering.
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, NFC
Why Buy BlackBerry Keyone in Kenya?
- Premium design.
- The most secure android device.
- Quality display.
- Unique design.
- Long lasting battery.
- Quality camera.
- Large storage capacity.
- Outstanding performance.
- 4G LTE connectivity.
- Value for your money.
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