The Blackberry Key2 has been out for over a month now, so it’s time to review it and see how it stacks up against its competitors. First off, the design is quite pleasing to the eye, but unlike other Blackberry devices, the Key2 does not have any buttons on the front of the phone—instead, you will find three soft-touch capacitive keys at the bottom of the screen. The keyboard also features a physical numeric keypad on the right side of the device, but I was disappointed to see that there was no dedicated spacebar key in order to make typing easier.
The BlackBerry Key2 is an absolute pleasure to use for a variety of reasons. It has all those great physical keyboard features, but it also boasts some nifty touchscreen options that I found to be easy to use and quite helpful. Plus, I have never owned a phone with such a nice camera before! I’m one of those people who takes lots and lots of pictures, so having something with a better camera is always nice. The phone is just overall very sleek and stylish looking too! It fits in my hand perfectly, which was surprising because usually when you try out phones from other companies they are either too bulky or too small in your hand. But not with the BlackBerry Key2—this one fit just right!
The only real disadvantage to using a physical keyboard is that it doesn’t have a touchscreen. This means that if you want to access your email or any apps, then you will need to use another device such as your mobile phone. In addition, since there is no touchscreen, there is also no fingerprint reader or facial recognition technology on offer here, which is slightly frustrating. Although very useful and often overlooked, one other thing worth mentioning about physical keyboards is that they do tend to take up more space on phones than their touch screen counterparts. This can be slightly annoying if you are used to smaller smartphones.
Reviewing phones is probably one of my favorite things to do here at Android Authority. I can never have enough devices to play with, and I’m always looking for a new challenge in smartphone photography. Today we’re taking a look at yet another BlackBerry device, which is perfect timing as they just launched in India! The successor to last year’s KeyOne, which featured some impressive hardware and solid software, how does its latest iteration fair? It’s time to take a look!