The Blackberry KEY2 brings back memories of the old days of Blackberry with the traditional QWERTY keyboard to accompany a large display. With the modern design though, there is no trackpad and the display is a IPS LCD touchscreen. The higher midrange smartphone also known as the Blackberry Athena couples a powerful processor with a unique design and excellent camera to provide you with an accomplished midrange choice.
The Lowest price of BlackBerry KEY2 in Pakistan was Rs. 92,169.
The Blackberry KEY2 features a one-of-its-kind design with a 4.5-inch display and QWERTY keyboard on the front. On the back, there is a dual camera and a dual-LED flash with the Blackberry logo right in the center. The back is made up of high-quality plastic while the frame is made from 7000 series aluminum. The Blackberry KEY2 has a durable design and reliable build quality so you should not have much worries about breaking the phone easily. As for the fingerprint scanner, it is located on the space key on the QWERTY keyboard.
The IPS display on the Blackberry KEY2 is set at a FHD resolution and it is quite sharp. The 3:2 aspect ratio and screen size feels a bit too awkward to use though, with most smartphones nowadays in the 5.0-inch+ range. The display and keyboard combination is not for everyone but people and professionals who are used to a physical keyboard will enjoy the combination.
The Blackberry Key2 features the latest midrange chipset from Qualcomm which is the Snapdragon 660. A powerful and efficient chipset, the Snapdragon 660 is configured with an octa-core processor, the Adreno 512 GPU, and 6 GB of RAM on the Blackberry Key2. The benchmark scores of the Blackberry Key2 are impressive as well with scores of 2391, 20665, and 104000 in Basemark OS II 2.0, Basemark X, and AnTuTu 7 respectively.
The camera setup on the Blackberry Key2 is a dual 12 MP + 12 MP rear camera and a 8 MP front selfie shooter. The rear camera has dual pixel auto-focus and a dual-tone dual LED flash on board with it for improved lowlight photography. Though the camera has never been a standout feature of Blackberry smartphone, the Key2 manages to take quite decent photographs and portraits, particularly when the lighting is just right. The contrast and dynamic range are impressive but the pictures can be a little on the dull side of things. As for the 8 MP selfie camera, the colors are often too warm and saturated and the dynamic range is quite poor. There are a number of midrange and even budget smartphones that outperform the Key2 in terms of camera so this is a department that Blackberry definitely needs to work on.
The Blackberry Key2 has an exceptional battery life which is one of the best features of the smartphone. With a screen of just 4.5-inch, Blackberry has put in a sizeable 3500 mAh battery that has an endurance rating of 86 hours. The smartphone should be able to last through 2 days of use without much worries. There is fast charging support too which means that you can take the Blackberry Key2 from 0% to 47% in just 30 minutes!
As for connectivity, all ends are covered with the Blackberry Key2 since the smartphone supports Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio, NFC, and USB 3.0 Type-C connectivity.
|Jan 2019||Rs. 98,999|
|Feb 2019||Rs. 90,500|
|Feb 2019||Rs. 78,500|
|Mar 2019||Rs. 80,500|
|Mar 2019||Rs. 94,999|
|Mar 2019||Rs. 83,999|
|Mar 2019||Rs. 77,999|
|Apr 2019||Rs. 85,000|
|Apr 2019||Rs. 75,300|
|Apr 2019||Rs. 85,000|
|May 2019||Rs. 70,999|
|Jul 2019||Rs. 114,999|
|Nov 2019||Rs. 86,343|
|Nov 2019||Rs. 116,500|
|Feb 2020||Rs. 78,999|
|Mar 2020||Rs. 92,169|
|Oct 2020||Rs. 92,169|
|Dimensions||151.4 X 71.8 X 8.5 Mm|
|Body To Screen Ratio||55.2%|
|Resolution||1080 X 1620 Pixels|
|Pixel Density||434 Pixels Per Inch|
|Processor||Qualcomm Sdm660 Snapdragon 660|
|Card Slot||Yes, Up To 256GB|
|Sensors||Proximity, Fingerprint (Front-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass|