BlackBerry KeyOne quick thoughts.

I have been testing a KeyOne for a week or so , after a ex workmate who now works at BlackBerry sent one over to me.

Build - really good, solid, feels like a BlackBerry has weight (which is good)

Speed - Very good, but the Hub slows it down if you pump three to more email
accounts into it, especially if you have a busy EAS mail feed.

Screen, fine, but the aspect ratio still falls a little flat with some Apps (so MS apps in particular do not scale and rotate well)

Sound, very good, not Marshall, Not iPhone 7, Not Axon, but still good.

Keyboard, Living in the past does not work for me. The main reason I wanted to test this was to see if it speeds up data input and access (Passwords etc) and it does not. If I had never used Swiftkey or iOS keyboards it would be amazing, but its not 10 years ago. It is however better than the PRIV, but not as good as the glorious Passport.

Camera, good as far as I can see. Does really good macro it seems.

Network, very good indeed across all carriers I tested, and WiFi.

Battery, not bad, but not like the old days of BB

Overall, its a good phone, nothing wrong, BUT, at £500 its not worth my own money, I think you REALLY need to want that keyboard. At £300, thats different.


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