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BlackBerry Key2 / BlackBerry Athena

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of BlackBerry Key2 / BlackBerry Athena. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the usability and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and battery are also mentioned favorably. The GPS navigation and size get critical opinions, and views are divided on the sound.

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screen, camera, price, size, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Key2 / BlackBerry Athena is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Key2

 

BlackBerry Key2 review: Is this the ultimate Android phone with a keyboard, or should BlackBerry Mobile stop living in the past?

Keyboard changes make it better than the KeyOne ; Not confined to BlackBerry’s own OS ; Gesture control and shortcuts in the keyboard are great

Too expensive ; Having the physical keyboard is restrictive in most situations ; Awkward to hold ; Camera just ok

For BlackBerry die-hards only.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Key2 review: The keyboard phone king

 

The Key2 is the best example yet of modern BlackBerry. The keyboard is massively improved over the KeyOne, the battery will get through a whole day

Keyboard greatly improved over KeyOne ; Battery life is very good ; Solid build quality improvements ; New 'Speed Key' makes multitasking much faster

Quite expensive considering mid-range specs ; Space bar feel is inconsistent with other keys ; Camera could be improved ; It's an undeniably niche phone

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

BlackBerry Key2 review

 

A king of smartphone productivity, but just misses the mark when it comes to entertainment

Good battery life ; Improved design & better keyboard ; Lots of customisation options

Fairly expensive ; Screen isn’t great for video streamers or gamers ; Cameras are just ok

Phone keyboards aren’t the future, but the Key2 is more interesting and worthwhile than “just another” Android

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Swider (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Key2 review

 

All business in the front and back, less of a multimedia party anywhere in between

Improved keyboard ; Useful Speed Key ; Lots of security features

Worst portrait mode camera yet ; 3:2 screen aspect ratio is odd ; Won't work with all US carriers

The new BlackBerry Key2 is a phone designed entirely for BlackBerry fans. You won't want this if you're thinking of upgrading from a Galaxy S7 and your muscle memory is trained for on-screen keyboards, but for old BlackBerry fans struggling with...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Key2

 

TCL has revived the BlackBerry brand but the Key2 is a phone for purists only. Read our full review to see if you should buy the BlackBerry Key2

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Emma Sims (expertreviews.co.uk)

BlackBerry KEY2 Lite: Blackberry’s budget QWERTY handset to debut at IFA 2018

 

Everything you need to know about the imminent BlackBerry KEY2 Lite

We will be updating this page as and when more information about the BlackBerry KEY2 Lite is unveiled, so be sure to check back in regularly.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

BlackBerry Key2 review: By default, the best keyboard phone you can buy

 

The BlackBerry Key2 struggles to make a case for a keyboard phone revival, despite some solid improvements

Improved keyboard ; Slimline and attractive design

Small screen ; Middling battery life ; Overpriced

For diehard keyboard warriors and BlackBerry fans, the Key2 will still be a draw – it’s the best keyboard phone, almost by default – but the gap between it and the rest of the smartphones in the industry is just too hard to ignore.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.co.uk)

The BlackBerry Key2 doubles down on literally everything

 

And it brings back the clever keyboard tricks.

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

BlackBerry Key2 mobile phone review

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BlackBerry is a name that needs little introduction. It may have seriously fallen out of favour over the past 10 years, but such is the staying power of its iconic design, few will have forgotten it. The BlackBerry Key2 mobile phone aims to form a...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Bobby Hellard (itpro.co.uk)

BlackBerry Key2 review: The best physical keyboard no one asked for

 

Despite the improvements, the flaws of BlackBerry's Key range are still front and centre

Built-in security features; Decent dual camera; Easy message management with BlackBerry Hub

Physical keyboard; Small screen; Wildly overpriced

It’s difficult to look beyond the physical keyboard and the cropped screen, both of which are alien in today’s mobile phone market. Despite vast improvements from the KeyOne, BlackBerry is still not relevant in the world of smartphones.

Aug, 2018

Price comparison for BlackBerry Key2 / BlackBerry Athena

  Store     Price
Blackberry PRD-63828-007 128GB Key2 Android Dual SIM...
Stunning 4.5″ display made of impact resistant Gorilla Glass
£549.00 TO SHOP
BlackBerry 1S40629 KEY2 64GB (QWERTY Keypad) Factory...
Stunning 4.5″ display made of impact resistant Gorilla Glass
£559.00 TO SHOP
Blackberry Key2 LE BBE100-4 64GB/4GB, Dual SIM...
Asia Spec
£399.00 TO SHOP
BlackBerry KEY2 128GB (Dual-SIM, BBF100-6, QWERTY...
4.5 inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1080 x 1620 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
£649.00 TO SHOP
BlackBerry PRD-65004-041 64 GB Key2 Le Qwerty Dual...
Iconic U shape with physical keyboard +4.5-inch display
£399.00 TO SHOP
BlackBerry Key 2 LE 64GB Dual Sim QWERTY Android Red...
Deliberately crafted for doing more on the go, the BlackBerry KEY2 offers a thinner and lighter design...
£548.00 TO SHOP
BlackBerry KEYone 32GB 3GB RAM UK SIM-Free (Single...
The first smartphone with a fingerprint sensor built into the keyboard spacebar and touch lit enabled...
£194.00 TO SHOP
BlackBerry 1S40636 KEY2 64GB (QWERTY Keypad) Factory...
Stunning 4.5″ display made of impact resistant Gorilla Glass
£567.00 TO SHOP
Nokia 8110 4G (Single Sim) - Black
The Qualcomm 205 mobile platform optimised battery life, bringing up to 25 days standby from a single charge
£69.00 TO SHOP
BlackBerry Classic UK SIM-Free 4G Smartphone (QWERTY...
It takes more than fast thumbs and a stone cold focus to stay on top of your inbox and the day's priorities...
£54.00 TO SHOP
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 4GB/64GB Dual Sim - Neptune Blue...
Redmi Note 8 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor. The phone runs Android 9 Pie and...
£119.00 TO SHOP

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