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BlackBerry Key2 / BlackBerry Athena

BlackBerry Key2 / BlackBerry Athena
alaScore 89

107 reviews

Jun, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of BlackBerry Key2 / BlackBerry Athena. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and reliability are generally positive. The design and battery also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the connectivity. There are some less positive opinions about the sound and size.

performance, battery, design, reliability, usability

screen, camera, price, size, sound

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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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 : Matt Swider (

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 : Cam Bunton (

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 : Henry Burrell (

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 : Andrew Williams (

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 : Jonathan Bray (

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

That, in essence, is the main problem with the BlackBerry Key2. Considered on its own, it’s a perfectly fine phone and, if you want that sort of thing, it has a great physical keyboard. It’s a superior handset to the KeyOne in every way, and I do like...

Jun, 2018

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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 : John Nieves (

BlackBerry Key2 Review: Too Late The Hero


BlackBerry Key2 Review: Too Late The Hero

May, 2019

Expert review by : John Nieves (

BlackBerry Key2 Unboxing, Quick Review: Making Up For Lost Time


BlackBerry Key2 Unboxing, Quick Review: Making Up For Lost Time

May, 2019

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BlackBerry Key2 - Review - Coolsmartphone


The Introduction BlackBerry is a brand that has been around for so many years now. There aren't many phone-fans who won't remember a cherished BlackBerry

A big thanks to BlackBerry for sending us the Key2 to review and for being part of the launch event to get a hands-on for coverage.

Jul, 2018