Blackberry KeyOne

ryankul

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May 6, 2014
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Have recently used a iPhone 7, Samsung S8, LG G6 and a few others. Owned a few BlackBerry phones awhile back.

Going back to a physical keyboard takes some time to adjust. All the customization for shortcuts on each key is amazing. Long press F for Facebook or C for my Chase bank app. Also running your finger up or down on they keyboard will let you scroll up or down without using the touchscreen.

The camera seems really good. Enough light and zero issues. Struggles some if it's really dark but I've seen this in a ton of phones. No stabilization in video. Would've been nice to have.

Battery life is also amazing. I am a heavy phone user between work and personal. Email, calendar, phone calls, Facebook, Instagram and heavy YouTube watcher and creator. Yesterday I unplugged at 6:30am and at 10pm I was at 60%. I have yet to have had that happen with any previous phone. This was even with me purposely pushing this phone to see what it could do. Quick charge works incredibly well.

I ran all the updates and was glad to see the phone got the Android 8.1 update (shipped with 7). Curious to see how the updates go long term.

Things I wish were better?

There is no water resistance. I don't purposely abuse my phone but it's nice knowing it's there if a accident were to happen. The other would be the addition of wireless charging. Again not a must but would be nice.


At the end of the day this is the best phone I have used for me personally. Battery life, the keyboard, clean interface, the camera, all the customization and more. Can't recommend the KeyOne enough. Looking forward to checking out the Key2. Have some videos on my channel. Haven't been excited about a phone in a long time. Pretty refreshing.

Ryan

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDUAiEKMlTG0gnugtIqmuZQ
 

Lobwedgephil

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There are KeyOne and Key 2 threads on this board, but they are pretty old now I am sure. I liked the KeyOne initially, it became unusably slow after a month or so for me, so I gave up on it. Key 2 was much improved on that department, but somehow the camera was worse than the Key One.
 

pika2000

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Jun 22, 2007
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Hard to trust a company that forgot to even glue the screens on their phones, let alone pay a premium for them.
 

ryankul

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 6, 2014
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Michigan
There are KeyOne and Key 2 threads on this board, but they are pretty old now I am sure. I liked the KeyOne initially, it became unusably slow after a month or so for me, so I gave up on it. Key 2 was much improved on that department, but somehow the camera was worse than the Key One.
Good to know. Only time will tell long term but so far the best phone yet for me. Pretty excited with the experience so far. Hoping it continues.
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Hard to trust a company that forgot to even glue the screens on their phones, let alone pay a premium for them.
Yes. Seen this before getting one. Watch some of the follow up videos of newer models where this doesn't happen. I purposely got one of the black edition models. With all that said they have been taking care of any situations where does happen. I actually inquired directly about this as it was on the way before I seen some of this. I also realize every phone can potentially have a issue. My iPhone 7 had the antenna no service problem. My 6 had a battery failure. As long as the company takes care of it I'm good.
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Hard to trust a company that forgot to even glue the screens on their phones, let alone pay a premium for them.
Updated video where it was fixed
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDUAiEKMlTG0gnugtIqmuZQ
 
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