• BlackBerry KEY2
  • 64 GB / 6 GB RAM
  • 12 MP + 12 MP Dual lens Primary Camera, 8 MP Front Camera
  • 4.5 inches 1080 x 1620 pixels Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery

BlackBerry KEY2: Price

BlackBerry KEY2: Review

  • 1. Improved keyboard.
  • 2. Useful Speed Key.
  • 3. Lots of security features.
  • 1. Worst portrait mode camera yet.
  • 2. 3:2 screen aspect ratio is odd.
  • 3. Won't work with all US carriers.

The BlackBerry Key2 is launched in india. The unit offers a 4.5-inch screen (1,620 x 1,080) with a pixel density of 434 pixels per inch and a 3:2 aspect ratio. True to its name, the unit features a physical keyboard, complete with trackpad functionality and fingerprint sensor in the spacebar. BlackBerry has added a new Speed key that helps swap between apps quickly. The smartphone makes use of an octa core Kryo 260, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor that is coupled with Adreno 512 GPU, 6GB RAM and 64GB default memory capacity. This storage can be expanded up to another 256GB with the help of a microSD card.

    The Key2  is the first BlackBerry phone to come with dual rear-facing cameras. The setup consists of two 12-megapixel sensors: one with a f/1.8 aperture, as well as a secondary f/2.6 lens. The phone claims an improved low-light performance. There’s also 2x optical zoom and a portrait mode. Connectivity aspects on board the mobile include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, v5.0, 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB OTG, with A-GPS and dual sim. It comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3360mAh battery, supporting Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. That will last for two days on a single charge.

   The smartphone runs on Android 8.1(Oreo), with its own DTEK security app. Regarding sensors, the handset include- fingerprint, accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity, ambient light. It will be available in Indian market in only Black color. The BlackBerry Key2 is priced at Rs. 42,990 for 6/64GB variant in Indian market.

BlackBerry KEY2: Specifications

Operating System Android OS, v8.1 (Oreo)
Device type Smart Phone
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Black
Status Available in India
Global Release Date June, 2018
Indian Release Date 23 July, 2018
Dimensions 151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight 168 g
Screen size 4.5 inches
Form Factor Touch and Type
Screen resolution 1080 x 1620 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) IPS LCD (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
CPU Octa Core (Quad 2.2GHz + Quad 1.8GHz) Kryo 260
GPU Adreno 512
Internal Storage 64/128 GB storage
External Storage Up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM 6
Call Records Unlimited
Primary camera 12 MP (f/1.8) + 12 MP (f/2.6) Dual Camera with Dual LED Flash
Front Camera 8 MP Camera
Video Recording 2160p@30fps
Camera Features Geo Tagging, HDR, 4K video recording
Audio Player MP3, FLAC, WMA, WAV
Video Player MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, Xvid
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0
USB 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB OTG
GPS Facility Yes, with A-GPS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA, LTE
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light
Other Features Quick Charging, NFC

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How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.


Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.


Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.


The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.


This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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