The display is larger and keyboards are smaller of BlackBerry KEY2. The Key2 is similar dimensions to the Key1. Let’s find out more for BlackBerry Key2 Review here.
BlackBerry KEY2 Review in Detail:
Key2’s 4.5-inch LCD panel and trimmed out some of the top bezel. This allows for a larger keyboard, separated by a row of capacitive buttons that now light up only when the phone is being actively used. There is no visual noise and has cleaner look handset for it. It has an all-aluminum body, which looks dapper in the black configuration. It has .5-millimeter headphone jack as well as its soft-touch backing. The size of the keycaps is increased by 20 percent, making for a roomier space for your thumbs to move. The Key2’s keyboard can do so many things. It provides a great way of scrolling through web pages without obscuring or smudging the display.
There is 52 key in the keyboard which includes most common keys with a spacebar and camera shutter. The keyboard has a new key labeled “sym” and called the Speed key. BlackBerry includes quite a few security-focused apps, starting with DTEK, where your overall security is gauged by the Key2 based on the apps and permissions set. Other apps in the BlackBerry include the Hub where texts, emails, Slack, and other messages are all grouped together, a password locker, redactor, file explorer, information locker, FM radio, and device search. Key2 does maintain that other BlackBerry standby long battery life. It has an Oreo device with this great battery life which is quite impressive. There are two 12-megapixel cameras on the back with support for Google Lens image search, a portrait mode, and a 4K video recording. The camera app allows for full manual control.
At the bottom of the phone, you’ll find two speakers of middling sound quality and they definitely won’t fill a whole room as a speakerphone. They flank the USB-C charging port, which supports Quick Charge 3.0 and headphone jack.
BlackBerry KEY2 specification:
- 4.5-inch IPS display at 1620 x 1080 resolution, 434ppi, and 3:2 ratio
- Dual 12Mp rear-facing cameras (up to 4K video recording 24 / 30fps)
- 8MP front-facing camera
- Snapdragon 660 CPU
- 6GB RAM
- 64 or 128GB storage options (with microSD expansion)
- 35-key QWERTY keyboard
- Android 8.1 Oreo (with BlackBerry app suite)
Disappointing things on BlackBerry Key2:
- Lower-end chipset than competitors
- Keyboard gestures are not very good
- Cameras are unimpressive
- The small screen is frustrating to use