In your mind, the best smartphone is one that\u2019s the most secure phone, but reasonably priced and by a brand you\u2019re familiar with. Blackberry is a great option, in particular, the Blackberry Key2. Protecting personal data is of utmost importance, via DTEK Security, while still packing big battery life and strong durability.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Blackberry KEY2\r\nIf you\u2019re a busy person, the Blackberry Key2 is going to be your best friend, thanks to a long battery life, strong durability\u2014but, most importantly, its DTEK security monitoring for protecting data and privacy.\r\n\r\nOverall Performance\r\nThe performance the Blackberry Key2 offers can be boiled down to one word: average. Open an app and you\u2019ll notice there\u2019s a slight pause as it processes. Sometimes the keyboard lags, and some apps even open the virtual keyboard, reducing the screen\u2019s already limited space. For Blackberry Passport fans, you\u2019ll be happy. Despite it being average, it\u2019s a huge upgrade from its older models.\r\nBattery Life\r\nBeing able to go an entire day on a single charge is going to feel pretty refreshing. That\u2019s because the Blackberry Key2 can last up to 25 hours, with mixed usage. That\u2019s more than twice the battery life of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, but the Note 20 Ultra is packing more performance.\r\nDisplay\r\nIt drops the ball with its display. Seeing as a physical keyboard is present, the screen size is just 4.5 inches. That\u2019s limited space, and it\u2019s just 1620x1080; it isn\u2019t fully 1080p, but better than 720p. The smaller screen does lend to the resolution fitting well without stretching pixels to the max.\r\nDurability\r\nThe Blackberry Key2 isn\u2019t just strong with security, it\u2019s also physically strong on the outside. It\u2019s built with an aluminum frame, then given a diamond grip textured backing for better grippage\u2014especially when handling the physical keyboard. Unfortunately, it drops a point for not being water resistant, whereas the iPhone 12 Pro Max is IP68. You can also opt for the Ulefone Armor 7, which is IP68\/IP69K compliant.\r\nValue\r\nTo best understand the Blackberry Key2\u2019s value here, compare it to the Apple iPhone 11. They\u2019re almost neck and neck in performance, but marginally different price. Unfortunately, the Apple iPhone 11 doesn\u2019t have the DTEK security monitoring, which is fantastic to have if you\u2019re worried about privacy and apps using your data. It\u2019s also over $200 cheaper.\r\nBlackberry KEY2 Wrap Up\r\nBlackberry continues to impress with its DTEK security monitoring, especially on a great mid-tier smartphone like the Blackberry Key2. It suffers a bit in presentation, like a less-than-ideal screen size and lackluster resolution. Thankfully, its durability and battery life make up for that, being able to last an entire day on a single charge.