Blackberrys are often considered the most secure phone, but there\u2019s so many\u2014which one do you choose? The Blackberry Keyone is a great candidate. For starters, it has a physical keyboard, though it might be uninteresting to some. More importantly, it comes pre-installed with the DTEK security app, giving you control over your data, like encryption. The security features and great battery life makes this one of the best smartphones made by Blackberry.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Blackberry Keyone\r\nFor control over your privacy and data, the Blackberry Keyone will be your best friend, thanks to what\u2019s pre-installed: the DTEK security app. You are in control, with full encryption to back you.\r\n\r\nOverall Performance\r\nPowering everything is an octa core Snapdragon 625 chipset and 3GB of RAM. In theory that\u2019s nice, but some games hiccup and chug, though emulation will be fine. Unfortunately, Android 7.1 is just getting old and outdated. On a better note, the front and rear camera take good pictures. It\u2019s 12-megapixels in the back; 8-megapixels in the front. There\u2019s a fair amount of detail, clarity and color. It\u2019ll be good enough to capture special moments.\r\nBattery Life\r\nMore important than camera and gaming performance is the Keyone Blackberry\u2019s battery. Thankfully, you can get all-day battery life, even with mixed usage. It also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, reaching 50% in just 36 minutes.\r\nDisplay\r\nHaving 4.5 inches of screen is going to feel cramped, even with baby hands. This is because a physical keyboard runs along the bottom. To some, it\u2019s hit or miss (I personally like the physical feedback). Still, its 1620x1080p resolution looks good, just tiny compared to the 6.9-inch screen of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.\r\nDurability\r\nThe Blackberry Keyone is surprisingly tough, at least better than plastic. It uses an aluminum frame, paired with Gorilla Glass 4 and a textured backing. It\u2019s very similar to the Apple iPhone 11, which also uses aluminum and tough glass. That said, if you are looking for a pretty tough smartphone then you can also check out the Caterpillar Cat S61.\r\nValue\r\nOver performance, the greatest value the Blackberry Keyone provides is its security features. It comes pre-installed with the DTEK app for full control of your data and privacy, and full data encryption. Having 64GB of internal storage right out the gate isn\u2019t too bad either. Its performance and features are definitely worth the price of $285. Cheaper than the iPhone 12 Pro Max, anyways.\r\nBlackberry Keyone Wrap Up\r\nIf the Blackberry Keyone could move away from Android 7.1, it would be a perfect unit. It\u2019s getting old, especially with Android 12 on the horizon. But if you do pocket this smartphone, you\u2019re getting one with an amazing battery, decent camera, and excellent security features. And it\u2019s perfectly priced.