Best BlackBerry Phone

Best overall

BlackBerry KEYone

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BlackBerry is legendary when it comes to mobile device management and security, and follows that trend when using Android to power its phones. With the KEYone, you also get the keyboard experience that only BlackBerry can offer. The KEYone is a great way to enjoy Android for people who still want a physical keyboard on their phone, and peace of mind that knowing a company is concerned about security.

Bottom line: BlackBerry continues its reputation of excellent mobile security and having a great keyboard with the KEYone.

One more thing: The BlackBerry is usually the first phone to get the monthly Android Security update — often hours before Google releases the bulletin itself!

Why the BlackBerry KEYone is the best

The keyboard form factor you love.

BlackBerry's iconic candy bar keyboard design has been merged with Android, bringing you the best of both worlds with the KEYone.

The KEYone has everything a BlackBerry fan would want or need. A big bright screen, all-day battery life, a great camera and the legendary BlackBerry keyboard. With Android and BlackBerry's comprehensive suite of productivity and security applications, you'll get more done and be able to stay in touch with business and personal contacts across social media as well as through email. And when the workday is done, you're able to enjoy over a million apps from Google Play.

The KEYone is the best BlackBerry you can buy.


Best for simplicity

BlackBerry Motion

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The BlackBerry Motion resembles the KEYone at first glance, if you were to remove the keyboard.

This 5.5-inch phone has the bells and whistles — IP67 water resistance, a fast fingerprint scanner, a great camera, etc. — that you expect and BlackBerry's reputation of security in a more traditional smartphone package. The Snapdragon 625 with 4GB of RAM means it can handle both work and play, and Android 7.1 with BlackBerry's enhancements will keep you secure while doing any of it.

Bottom line:The BlackBerry Motion brings the security you want in a modern and familiar package.

One more thing: The Motion's 4,000 mAh battery will keep you up and running all day plus!

Best for less

BlackBerry DTEK60

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The DTEK60 features a mostly stock Android experience that's accentuated with BlackBerry's added layers of security along with the BlackBerry Intelligent Keyboard which is jam-packed with useful gesture controls. You'll also get the full suite of BlackBerry productivity tools.

The DTEK60 is packed with some really handy features including the classic BlackBerry notification LED on the front, a programmable convenience key, and a fingerprint scanner on the back. Powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor and a 3,000mAh battery, it's a quality phone all around.

Bottom line: The DTEK60's price a welcome addition for many users and IT managers.

One more thing: Scott Wenger, VP of design and devices for BlackBerry says DTEK stands for "Detection."

Conclusion

There aren't that many BlackBerry phones available anymore. When TCL took over the manufacturing of BlackBerry's handsets, it decided to focus on why people bought the phones back in the late 2000s: keyboard, battery life, and security. The KEYone represents all of those things really well, and the new BlackBerry Motion takes those things and adds IP67 water resistance and a larger battery.

Best overall

BlackBerry KEYone

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BlackBerry is legendary when it comes to mobile device management and security, and follows that trend when using Android to power its phones. With the KEYone, you also get the keyboard experience that only BlackBerry can offer. The KEYone is a great way to enjoy Android for people who still want a physical keyboard on their phone, and peace of mind that knowing a company is concerned about security.

Bottom line: BlackBerry continues its reputation of excellent mobile security and having a great keyboard with the KEYone.

One more thing: The BlackBerry is usually the first phone to get the monthly Android Security update — often hours before Google releases the bulletin itself!

Update November 2017: The KEYone is still the best BlackBerry phone overall, but the Motion is a very close second — especially if you want something a little simpler.