A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
New technology or basic model – what’s the difference?The operating system is a matter of taste; on this KEYone 32 GB, BlackBerry chose Android.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
BlackBerry provides us with a well-balanced phone here.It’s a very good quality model.All in all, a good price/quality ratio.
|This phone is comfortable for|
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Making photos or movies|
What does mobility look like?
The main advantage of a smartphone is to be connected everywhere and therefore to be mobile. If for you, a phone is just for making calls, you probably won’t need a smartphone.
That KEYone 32 GB looks really small.A size of 4.5 inches that would have been normal in the early days of smartphones, but not anymore.
Obviously with this size, it is not easy to surf the net.Forget the videos, too.All in all, perfect for a phone call.
In addition, it natively offers Wifi technology.Convenient if you have cut off portability (abroad) and want to stay in touch with your loved ones.This smartphone has GPS.No more need for a map to get around a city or a country.Important when you’re away from home.
Some smartphones can hide more than one.This means that you can manage several packages at the same time.That is, several operators at the same time.It can be interesting when you travel abroad.
Interesting point about this model is the presence of reinforced glass.This feature provides a scratch and impact resistant screen.It has almost become a necessity, as the probability of damaging his screen is so great.
Unfortunately, on the battery side it’s not so good.There is only 3500 mAh, which is low for normal use.You’ll think about having an external battery backup nearby.
In addition, BlackBerry has added a quick recharge option to this model.In a few minutes, you have the battery almost back up to speed.
The right model for multimedia use?
Smartphones have become the new televisions.It’s a device that is always at hand.It even replaces the radio, or to listen to music.They are quite powerful and quite connected by streaming video.However, not all smartphones will do the trick.
The KEYone 32 GB offers a very correct rendering in terms of reading and listening comfort.It’s comparable to competing products.An 4.5-inch screen and enough pixels (1080 x 1620 pixels).Perfectly suited for viewing videos on the internet.A result obtained thanks to a sufficient screen resolution of 1080 x 1620.
The screen of this model has been switched to LCD IPS (In-Plane Switching).The result is less light scattering, resulting in a wider viewing angle and deeper tones.
BlackBerry sought to improve the audio experience.A 3.5mm input to connect your headphones or speakers.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
And, on the nice but missing functionality side, we have the stereo speakers; the mono sound is shallower.
The BlackBerry smartphone for online or local games
For games, you need performance.Batteries are put to the test every day due to the use of mobile internet and applications.On 3D games, the right processor and quality graphics chip ensure smooth rendering.In other words, the power of the technical components is essential to enjoy the game phases.
Our tests put this KEYone 32 GB at the bottom of the list in terms of power.Its Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) processor is not very powerful, and the GPU is not at the expected level.Which makes it look just passable.
A smartphone with RAM, but the bare minimum.This phone only defaults to 32 GB; that’s probably fair.Knowing that some users need more space, BlackBerry has provided a free space for an extension.
In case you play a lot, you’re going to strain the drums.Unfortunately in the case of this model, it is one of the worst.The power of 3500 mAH will require you to recharge during the day.
For the latest generation of applications, this also requires performance.Reading comfort comes at this price.It is an interesting model and big enough with its 4.5 inches.All documents are thus displayed clearly.
The last point on the functionality side is the presence of NFC.This element authorizes contactless payment, identical to your credit card.
What about the videos?
The quality of smartphones allows you to take pictures as well as many cameras.The millions of pixels of the sensors make it possible to make high quality photos.However, this is not the only criterion to be taken into account.Editing and sharing options should also be analyzed.BlackBerry has a long history of designing quality products.
The company has done the bare minimum in this case.This model thus has only one objective.
If you are very attached to the quality of the photos, you may be disappointed by this KEYone 32 GB.A definition in 12 Mp, which is necessarily less good than on top-of-the-range models.However, it does not have HDR technology.
The technical specifications are perfect for selfies.You can reprocess all your photos after you take them.This KEYone 32 GB is really easy to access for the retouching part of the images.
This device contains only 32 GB of storage space; less than most.Not enough to back up all your video files or music.With this amount available, you will need to quickly sort through what you want to keep and delete the rest.
Finally, the KEYone 32 GB…
The design of this KEYone 32 GB is well done and corresponds to consumer expectations.It’s average, but still a very good product.And with a contained price tag, it’s finally good.