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BlackBerry KEY2 review: Features | Pricing | Specifications

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The BlackBerry KEY2 is a mid-range phone at a premium price, and even if you're a keyboard fan, you can do better.

4.5 inches

Display size

1080 x 1620px

64GB, 128GB

Internal storage

12MP + 12MP

Rear camera

3,500 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
4.5 inches
Resolution
1080 x 1620px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
433 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP + 12MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8 + f/2.6
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
8MP

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
151.4mm x 71.8mm x 8.5mm
Weight
168g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 11

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 660
RAM
6GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
64GB, 128GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
3,500mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$1,190
Launch date2019-06
BlackBerry KEY2

The BlackBerry KEY2 has the one key feature that anyone looking for a BlackBerry is going to seek out, because it's still rocking a physical keyboard. It's the best reason to buy the KEY2, but it's otherwise overpriced for mediocre specifications and performance. If you absolutely must have a keyboard, consider the much cheaper BlackBerry KEY2 LE.

Design

  • Keyboard stands out.
  • Small display.
  • Convenience key.
  • Headphone jack.
BlackBerry KEY2

Camera

  • Dual lens camera is a first for BlackBerry.
  • Fine for basic photos.
  • Poor low light performance.
BlackBerry KEY2 Camera

Performance

  • Snapdragon 660 isn't what you'd expect at this price.
  • Productivity shortcuts are nice.
  • Still stuck on Android 8.1.
BlackBerry KEY2

Battery life

  • 3,500mAh battery provides an easy day's battery life.
  • Lacks wireless charging.
BlackBerry KEY2

Verdict

  • Skip the Key2 and buy the KEY2 LE instead if you must have a keyboard.
BlackBerry KEY2

Pricing and availability

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BlackBerry KEY2 specifications

Display

Display Size
4.5 inches
Resolution
1080 x 1620px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
433 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP + 12MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8 + f/2.6
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
8MP

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
151.4mm x 71.8mm x 8.5mm
Weight
168g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 11

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 660
RAM
6GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
64GB, 128GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
3,500mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
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