- Physical keyboard is definitely the usual quality BlackBerry keyboard, although it will feel squished if you're moving from the Classic or Passport.
- The keyboard also functioning as a trackpad with other gestures was a big win for every review I've read so far. I do love that feature on my Passport.
- Back camera is 18 MP
- Battery life easily lasts a work day
- Wireless charging on unlocked models and U.S. carrier models, but not on Canadian carrier models
- Some odd grumbles like a soft spot on the back cover and being a little bit out of balance when lying on a flat surface
- The Hub is close to what you get on BlackBerry 10, not quite as deeply integrated since they can't control that as easily but probably everything you really need
- Other custom BlackBerry apps include Device Search, Contacts (better than it is on BB10), Calendar, Productivity Tab (basically a replacement for the Peek gesture of BB10, using the curved screen), Password Keeper, and a DTEK, a user-end security monitor
- It also has a bunch of other beefed up security throughout the whole Android process, so it can still meet the usual demands of BlackBerry customers (corporate, government)
- Some gestures gestures and shortcuts make it easier to do things like access the Hub
- New take on widgets, allowing you to pop up a widget from an app on the home screen rather than taking up lots of space always having all the widgets open
- Otherwise it is pretty much stock Android, which is good because most of the changes manufacturers typically make are bad
- Camera has trouble with low light photos, as is BlackBerry tradition, even though it is otherwise pretty good (good colour depth, 4K video, fast shutter)
- I grumble every time I read how this solves the BlackBerry app problem. I can think of one app I can't get on my Passport which I would actually use: the companion app to NBA 2K16, not exactly a priority. Other might have more, especially games and official Google services.
If you like BlackBerry but really want multiple apps you can't get, or like Android but really want some better productivity and security (traditionally large Android weak spots), this is a great bringing together of the best of both.