Get The Blackberry Experience With KEYone
The Keyone by Blackberry Mobile or TCL combines the finest of the stylish BlackBerry experience with Android Nougat in a deal that is surely and clearly BlackBerry.
Presently, Blackberry licenses its name and its apps to various companies. TCL-which acquires the rights all over the world excluding India, Indonesia and some different Asian markets, where the brand is still famous – initiated its first BlackBerry item, the Keyone, earlier this year.
BlackBerry Keyone Design
The primary attraction of the phone is definitely its physical keyboard. BlackBerry or else TCL is among the sole leading Android manufacturers to even play with keyboards, though there could be an actual market for phones that surpass the normal touchscreen mould. Its physical keyboard is stacked with immense technology and offers almost 52 shortcuts as it can perfectly differentiate the short press as well as long press motions, where a single button can function like two shortcuts. Even the shortcuts are becoming smarter.
Being touch capacitive, the keyboard also allows you to flick self-suggested words upwards on the display as you type. The keyboard can also be used as trackpad where you thumb scroll for your inbox, feeds and websites. The keyboard appears slightly squashed directly at the phone’s bottom, while being certainly compressed when compared with those on classic Blackberrys. Blackberry has incorporated a fingerprint sensor within the spacebar in a smart move. It’s the normal position for a Home button, which may always be pressed accidentally. The navigation buttons on Android are all capacitive and positioned between the screen and keyboard.
The keyone is rounded on the bottom and flat on top, for a typical unusual overall appearance. The front glass is sleekly beveled on the sides, but not curved like majority of phones today. The complete rear is constituted of a rubberized plastic which presents excellent grip. The primary camera and its flash are designed prominently into the top left corner of the back.
Blackberry has stuffed a big 3505mAh battery inside the KEYone, and is the largest battery by any criteria. Added to Blackberry’s selection of energy-saving Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset is the all day and night and even next day life of the battery even after heavy utilization.
The KEYone carries similar 12 megapixel Sony IMX378 sensor that is employed in the Google Pixel attracting an abundance of rave reviews for the camera. The electronic optical stabilization advantage of the Pixel while recording video is absent, though the snaps clicked overall are really nice. It’s for outdoor or optimal lighting occasions. It’s quite good in low light though there’s some scope for improvement in comparison to the finest low light smartphone cameras available, but in perspective for a communication-oriented device Blackberry performed damn well on the camera of Keyone, and it would improve overtime with ongoing software rollouts.
The pro mode enables you to extract maximum goodness out of the sensor, while activating the vivid filter makes the colors slightly more punched up to be like the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel. The front facing camera with 8 megapixel sensor performs a nice job with selfies.
The 4.5” LCD screen is vibrant and has a pixel density reaching 443 pixels per inch. Its 3:2 aspect ratio indicates that the screen real estate cramps a little bit while viewing videos in landscape, but this is marginal. The screen has a unique resolution of 1080×1620.This phone places its main thrust on communications and is not a media-basic phone. Blackberry mentions that you attain more
This light flashes when notifications are sent. The light being RGB allows customized light color for certain apps.
The KEYone is already pre-loaded with various Blackberry’s apps like Hub and DTEK. The Hub is integrated inbox on steroids of Blackberry that permits you to link your email, messaging plus social logins to it so as to maintain your communications in single stream. It performs with messengers plus social media apps also and the Facebook apps allow you to message contact and also update your status from the Hub. DTEK is a security app of Blackberry that provides an idea into the level of locking of your KEYone. Likewise, BlackBerry Notable is the latest app that lets you conveniently expand screen capture and Privacy Shade permits you to reveal content only where your fingers are dragged.
Above all, it is a rare Smartphone in its price class and is the ideal phone for an user who prefers the benefits provided by a physical keyboard and gives you a premium feel.