Hello everyone I am Ankit from Rewiew Planet. This is BlackBerry in 2018. Sleek, slab-sided, and super modern with 35 tiny exceptions. If we’re being honest, the BlackBerry KEY2 probably won’t be your next smartphone, but it will be mine. And I’m going to do this review a little differently by telling you three reasons why. (upbeat music) Now before you go thinking this is a puff piece folks, I’ll encourage you to stay tuned for the whole article. This is a review, not a commercial and some of my reasons to buy will no doubt be reasons for you to stay home. Reason number three, you knew it was coming, the keyboard. It’s modelled after the one on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and that’s worth more than just a ticket on a nostalgia trip. The physical keyboard is why you buy a BlackBerry in 2018 and for me, it’s all blackberry key2 full specification about the tactility. See, no matter how good a phone’s haptics are, typing a piece of glass still always feels like typing on glass. Autocorrect sucks, you can’t really do it without looking. It’s just not as satisfying. I did have a pretty steep re-learning curve. It took me more than a full week to get used to real buttons again. That’s partly because the KEY2 is lighter than it looks so it bounces around a bit more in the hand. But once I adapted, I was almost as fast and substantially more blackberry key2 full specification accurate on the KEY2 than my Pixel 2 XL. And you do get a consolation prize for all the screen real estate that keyboard consumes. Just like on the KEY1, it doubles as a trackpad for scrolling and if you want, swipe-style typing. That’s pretty much the only way to use this keyboard one-handed, by the way.
TECHNICAL FULL SPECIFICATION
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Display and Design
One thumb typing is much slower when blackberry key2 price in us you actually have to click your keys and if you’re going to use the new speed key, you still need two fingers, one to click the toggle, one to press the app shortcut you want. So, the KEY2 is less suited to a run and gun, one-handed lifestyle, more something you pull out when you’ve got both hands free to get down with some emails. Reason number two, it doesn’t have a notch. JK, LOL, but that is true, though. The real reason number two, BlackBerry fixed my biggest complaint about the KEY1. See, a BlackBerry was my first smartphone, so I’ll always have an affinity for the trappings of that experience, the logo, the red LED, the convenience key you can do anything you want with, but that wasn’t enough for me to get past just how slow the KEY1’s software was. Well, not KEY2. I pushed this phone hard, even going so far as to watch a YouTube video, picture-in-picture while navigating a route in Google Maps blackberry key2 price in us and keeping a podcast loaded in the background. The KEY2 kept up. I will say that I have disabled some of the features that ship with the phone, such as the Hub, and I don’t even use BlackBerry’s own home screen anymore, preferring Nova Launcher. So, depending on how much of that stuff you keep online, your mileage may vary. I haven’t kicked all the custom blackberry key2 price Amazon features to the curb though. I kind of dig the privacy shade. Swipe down with three fingers to give yourself a little peephole so you can read sensitive documents in public without your neighbours peeking.
Hardware and Performance
I love Redactor, a tool for blanking out secret agent names in all your nefarious documents. It’s cool to have a protected enclave on the device for your secret stuff called the Locker. Also, cool, the fingerprint sensor that lets you into that safe is still on blackberry key2 price amazon the space bar, a genius uses of space. And the coolest ever, tap on that fingerprint sensor when you’re in the camera, and the phone will take a secret photo that goes right into the secret locker. If you’re wondering whether BlackBerry sacrificed some of the KEY1’s legendary battery life to get the Speedy Performance, my answer is not that I can tell. Only on my heaviest day did I manage to kill the phone before 11 p.m. and that day started at six a.m. and included 3 1/2 hours of the mobile hotspot and three hours of streaming podcasts over Bluetooth. On a lighter day, I manage to hit seven hours of screen on time before power down. And finally, reason number one I’m going to carry the KEY2, well, I have the luxury of carrying two phones. With a device like a Pixel 2 XL in my second pocket, blackberry key2 2018 I can more easily overlook the ways the KEY2 disappoints. The dim display that’s kinda tough to read in the sun, the slow platform updates, the weird way you have to hold it when you’re playing a game. Then, there’s the inconsistent way those BlackBerry features play with Android, that fancy scrolling keyboard doesn’t always work, like in some PDF readers or on Instagram TV. blackberry key2 2018 And in some apps, like Netflix, it actually scrolls backwards. And the biggest reason I’m glad I still live the captain two phones lifestyle, the camera.
Camera and Photos
In a vacuum, the KEY2’s dual camera array is fine. You can get good photos from it if the stars align. You can get nice 4K video if you have a steady hand that compensates for the lack of stabilization, which, by the way, you do not. The slow-motion video is good to have on hand for rocket launches, low res, though it is. The scanner mode is useful blackberry key3 review for capturing text on documents. The selfie shooter gets the job done. Even the portrait mode works better than I expected. Yeah, there’s good stuff here. But the second you put the KEY2’s pictures up against the Google Pixel 2’s, even during the day, you’re just not in the same ballpark. And at night, well, you’re not even playing the same sport. And this is all using the KEY2’s primary lens. Switch over to the telephoto, and I can’t even come up with a witty way to say it, it’s just not good. Is it unfair to compare the BlackBerry KEY2 to the best smartphone camera on the market? If the KEY2 was priced like its predecessor or brought in some more goodies like a brighter, better display, sure. But BlackBerry wants a whole nether Benjamin for this thing then it asked for the KEY1 and that puts it right blackberry key3 review at parody with the Pixel 2.
Maybe BlackBerry is banking on the fact that this is effectively the only good phone you can buy with the physical keyboard. Or maybe it’s hoping its enhanced security promises will help it get traction among the privacy-conscious. Maybe it’s hoping some folks buy it based on call quality alone, which by the way, is very good. But for my part, I’ll be carrying the KEY2 because it’s different, because I’m a little fanatical about the QWERTY keyboard, and because I can carry a second phone to do the things the KEY2 can’t. I hate to say it, but at 649, that’s a lot of asks for folks with more pragmatic priorities than mine. Is the BlackBerry KEY2 your next blackberry key3 review smartphone? Let me know why or why not in the comments and be sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next video. I have a feeling this won’t be my last BlackBerry video of 2018.