Blackberry KEYone Black Edition 64GB Evaluation - Features and Specifications

Article Index
Blackberry KEYone Black Edition 64GB Evaluation
Features and Specifications
General Usage
Camera and Video Thoughts
Battery Life, Calling and More
Final Thoughts


The following features and specifications have been pulled from the Blackberry website and posted here for your convenience. This is by no means a complete overview of their features and product information. For a complete list of specifications, please go to their site for all the details.


Impressively designed and distinctly different, BlackBerry KEYone reimagines how we communicate and get things done.

Built to Last - Purpose built to allow you to do more.

  • Strong aluminum frame
  • Impact resistant display
  • Soft textured back 

Do more. Faster. - Smarter keyboard with shortcuts.

  • Shortcuts
    Program each key to instantly bring up contacts and apps you use most often, such as pressing “B” to open browser.
  • Flick typing
    Predictive text made even faster with the ability to flick words onto your screen as you type.
  • Touch navigation
    Responds to touch gestures like a trackpad, to quickly scroll through webpages or emails.

Do more. Everything. - Zero compromise.

  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Access to over one million apps on Google Play
  • Home screen widgets 

Do more. Longer. - The biggest battery ever put into a BlackBerry smartphone. All day battery life.

  • Powerful 3505 mAh battery
  • Quick Charge capability
  • Power management tools like Boost for faster recharging 

Most secure Android smartphone. - Secured with BlackBerry security software, the world’s most trusted mobile security software.

  • DTEK security monitoring app
  • Best-in-class monthly Android security updates
  • Security built-in from the start 

Impressive photo quality. - The camera on KEYone delivers sharp, crisp photos in any light.

  • 12MP Main Camera - Large 1.55μm pixels
  • Sony IMX378 Sensor - Industry leading camera sensor
  • 8MP Front Camera - Wide-angle lens with flash 

All your messages in one place.
BlackBerry® Hub is an irreplaceable tool for consolidating all of your messages in one place - whether it’s email, calendar, social or phone calls.




Physical (Smart Keyboard)
Contextual auto-correction, next-word prediction and a personalised learning engine that gets to know the way you type with on screen flick typing.

Touch screen, with touch sensitive keyboard

Dedicated keys
Volume Up/Down, Lock (for Power On/Off) Customisable BlackBerry Convenience Key (usable as Mute Key when on an active call or to open the camera)

433 PPI - 1620 x 1080 IPS LCD - 24-bit colour depth

Screen size
4.5” diagonal - 3:2 aspect ratio 

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 Octa-Core 2.0 GHz, 64-bit Adreno 506, 650MHz GPU

Expandable memory
Expandable memory via hot swappable microSD - (Up to 256GB)

3 GB RAM - 32 GB Flash

USB Type-C - USB 3.1 

3505 mAh (typical) 4.4V non-removable Lithium Ion battery QC3.0 - 50% charge in 36 minutes

Rear camera

  • 12MP auto-focus large pixel camera
  • 4K video recording at 30 fps
  • Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF), Fast focus lock
  • HDR 6-element f2.0 lens
  • Dual Tone LED Flash – Enhanced photo colour balance
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Continuous & touch to focus, face detection, electric image stabilisation
  • Panorama, Burst, Live Filters
  • Multi-Frame Low Light Enhancement

Front camera

  • 8MP Fixed-Focus, f2.2
  • 1.125um pixel size
  • 84˚ wide angle/field of view lens
  • Image & video stabilisation
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Light-up LCD Flash
  • Wide Selfie Mode (also known as Selfie Panorama)
  • Multi-Frame Low Light Enhancement 


Network bands (On Tested Device)
BBB100-1 Canada, LATAM, APAC, US V1
4G: FDD-LTE B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/19/20/28/29/30; TDD-LTE B38/39/40/41
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz - 802.11 a/n 5GHz - 802.11 ac 5GHz - 4G Mobile Hotspot - Wi-Fi Direct

FM Radio

Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy (LE) and EDR



Accelerometer - Magnetometer - Gyroscope - Proximity - Ambient light - Hall Effect


On the next page we'll take a look and see if the device performs as it they claim during general usage.