Fri, 11 Oct 2019
The Blackberry KEYOne was a fine phone, with an untenable problem: not enough RAM. I had to perform some kind of RAM management every day just so it stayed functional.
Fast forward to the Blackberry KEY2 LE - one more GB of RAM, actually usable.
A bonus is that they managed to improved an already fine keyboard.
They appear to have cheaped out on the speakers and microphone on the LE. Not sure if the non-LE model has better audio specs.
- Excellent keyboard. The only one in the world that I know of on a modern cell phone.
- LE limits RAM to 4 GB. Seem like some kind of tactic to sell more phones that no LTE carrier wanted to carry the non-LE model with 6 GB, which would be more future proof.
- Special characters are not QWERTY compatible.
- Sound quality of microphone and speakers a step down from KEYOne.