Best overall: BlackBerry KEY2

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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 KEY2, you also get the keyboard experience that only BlackBerry can offer. The KEY2 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.

The KEY2 is the perfect successor to the KEYone and brings better specs, Android 8.1 Oreo, and a redesigned keyboard that's even better for typing.

Bottom line: BlackBerry continues its reputation for excellent mobile security and having a great keyboard with the KEY2.

One more thing: BlackBerry Mobile also takes device security very seriously and claims the KEY2 is the "Most secure Android phone".

Why the BlackBerry KEY2 is the best

BlackBerry's iconic candy bar keyboard design has been merged with Android, bringing you the best of both worlds with the KEY2.

The KEY2 has everything a BlackBerry fan would want or need. A big bright screen, all-day battery life, a good 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 KEY2 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.

It's not available in the U.S., but Canadians can buy one right now!

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 KEYone Black Edition

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The release of the BlackBerry KEY2 also means that the price of another truly great BlackBerry has dropped signifigantly, and you'll find the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition for sale with a nice hefty savings.

The Black Edition KEYone coems with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which is a welcome bump up in both categories from the original Silver Edition. You'll also have that great BlackBerry Keyboard as well as access to BlackBerry Mobile's excellent communications hub to make staying touch — for business or pleasure — easier and better than ever. The KEYone is still a great phone and seeing it available under $450 means it's one you should look at if you're trying to save a few dollars.

Bottom line: The BlackBerry KEYone brings the iconic BlackBerry style at a great savings in 2018.

One more thing: The KEYone is expeted to be updated to Android Oreo in July 2018 and will include all the features and security enhancements that come with the newest version of Android.

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 KEY2 represents all of those things really well, and the BlackBerry Motion takes those things and exchanges the keyboard for IP67 water resistance and a larger battery.

Best overall: BlackBerry KEY2

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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 KEY2, you also get the keyboard experience that only BlackBerry can offer. The KEY2 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.

The KEY2 is the perfect successor to the KEYone and brings better specs, Android 8.1 Oreo, and a redesigned keyboard that's even better for typing.

Bottom line: BlackBerry continues its reputation for excellent mobile security and having a great keyboard with the KEY2.

One more thing: BlackBerry Mobile also takes device security very seriously and claims the KEY2 is the "Most secure Android phone".

Update July 2018: The KEY2 is not just a great upgrade of the KEYone, it's also the best BlackBerry phone overall.