“NO” to Blackberry KeyOne: Cost of a Smartphone and a DSLR Camera

BB Keyone

Blackberry KeyOne that was released in this year in April has now reached China and India. In the Indian market, it is priced at 39,990 Rs. In China, the device costs ¥3,990 (around 37,908 INR).  Should you buy Blackberry KeyOne Smartphone? Before you come to a conclusion let’s know the specifications.

Blackberry KeyOne Tech Specs

Display: 4.5-inch

Resolution: 1620 x 1080 pixels

Processor: Snapdragon 625, Octa-Core 2.0 GHz

RAM and ROM: 4GB + 64GB (Supports MicroSD) (a 3GB + 32GB Version is also available, but you won’t find in Indian or Chinese market)

OS: Android 7.1 Nougat

Primary Camera: 12-megapixel, f/2.0 Aperture, Dual LED Flash

Secondary Camera: 8-megapixel, f/2.2 Aperture

There was a time when Blackberry’s expensive smartphones were very popular with Blackberry Operating System. However, I am talking about a device that comes with Android Operating system that you can find even in a cheap smartphone. So you must compare specs and price before you buy…

How much does a Smartphone with Snapdragon 625 CPU and 4GB ROM costs in India?

Well, it’s 13K to 16K. Let me tell you some of the best smartphones available in India that is much better than Blackberry Keyone…

LETV’s LeEco Le Max 2 ( 13,999 RS): Available on FlipKart


Display: 5.7-inch, 2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution


Processor: Snapdragon 820

OS: Android 6 Marshmallow (May receive upgrade soon)

Storage: 32GB

Primary Camera: 21-megapixel, f/2.0 Aperture

Secondary Camera: 8-megapixel, f/2.2 Aperture

Snapdragon 820 CPU is 3 times better than Snapdragon 625 CPU that you will get in Blackberry KeyOne device that is almost 3 times expensive. However, the only thing that gives a minus point to this device is the 32GB Storage that doesn’t even support a memory card. Well, if you are a tech person, then you already know how to manage with this storage. Cloud Storage is your best friend. If you still want more storage, we have got other solution.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (12,999 RS): Available on Flipkart.com and mi.com/in/

redmi note 4

Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution

RAM and Storage: 4GB + 64GB (supports MicroSD) (also available with lower version with lower price tag)

Primary Camera: 13-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture

Secondary Camera: 5-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture

CPU: octa-core 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 625 (same as in Blackberry Keyone)

OS: MIUI 8 based on Android 6 Marshmallow (Upgradable to MIUI 9)

Motorola Moto G5 Plus (14,999 RS): Available on Flipkart

moto g5 plus

Motorola Moto G5 Plus features the same CPU and GPU as in Blackberry Keyone, a larger display, but with 32GB ROM compared to 64GB in Blackberry model, but you can upgrade with MicroSD card. The secondary camera of Motorola device is also downgraded.

Want a better camera and also a powerful Smartphones?

LeEco Le Max 2 should be the best option if you are okay with 32GB Storage. However, if you want to buy some other model and a great camera, then buy a phone we have mentioned + a DSLR camera. That will be equal to Blackberry Keyone price.

Canon DSLR Camera (Starts from 23,499 RS)


Canon EOS 1300D DSLR Camera is available for 23,499 RS only on Flipkart. So let me give you a calculation…

  1. Buy Redmi Note 4 + DSLR: 12,999 + 23,499 = 36,498 Rs.
  2. Buy LeEco Le Max 2 + DSLR: 13,999 + 23,499 = 37, 498 Rs.
  3. Buy Moto G5 Plus + DSLR: 14,999 + 23,4999 = 38, 498 Rs

After buying a DSLR and a great smartphone, you will still have that much money that you can go to a theatre with you girlfriend and buy popcorn. And I hope I don’t need to explain How DSLR Camera is better than Blackberry Keyone.