Qwerty phones are basically phone with physical keypads. Few years ago using qwerty phone was a common thing. Everyone uses it. But when the smartphone came, everyone was fascinate towards smartphone. So gradually the demand decreases and companies stop making qwerty phone.
Just a few years ago, most of us had entirely written off the idea of a phone with a physical keyboard, as the category was all but dead. Not wanting to let go, BlackBerry started pushing back. The revival of the physical keyboard began with the BlackBerry Priv but didn’t truly heat up until the BlackBerry KeyOne and Key2’s arrival. Unfortunately, it didn’t last, and hope seems to be dying.
TCL stopped making Blackberry phones, which left the BlackBerry brand languishing, but it had a fresh new owner in Onward Mobility, which promised it would offer a keyboard-toting 5G Blackberry phone. Sadly, the new company has shut down, and all plans for a new BlackBerry phone have also been cancel.
Here are some best qwerty phones which are available till now.
The BlackBerry Key2 offers several improvements over its predecessor. The keyboard received a facelift, featuring keys that are 20% larger than the ones on the KEYone. There’s also the new Speed Key, a dedicated key on the bottom-right of the keyboard that lets you quickly jump to any app you’d like, from wherever you currently are on the screen.
The specs on the Key2 include two rear-facing 12MP sensors, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, and 6GB of RAM, which is twice the memory that the KEYone contained. You can also get at least 64GB of onboard storage, although some versions sold outside the US will be able to get 128GB of storage. It comes with a 3,500mAh battery inside. There are also some excellent software security features, such as a Private Locker feature to place photos, files, videos, and even applications inside. You can only access this phone section with a fingerprint, PIN, or password.
Blackberry Key2 LE
The BlackBerry Key2 LE is a cheaper version of the Key2. It looks more or less the same, although it sports a plastic instead of a metal body. Most of the changes between the two can be found under the hood, with the LE model offering less power. It comes with the Snapdragon 636 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 32/64GB of storage.
Fxtec Pro 1
At MWC 2019, a London-based startup called Fxtec revealed its first phone called the Pro1. It sports a slider mechanism that brings out the keyboard from the side and tilts the display to a 155-degree angle for a better viewing experience. The QWERTY keyboard has five staggered rows and 64 backlit keys.
The handset features a stock-like version of Android Pie, a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint scanner, and a headphone jack. The Snapdragon 835 chipset powers it, has 6GB of RAM, and has 128GB of storage. There’s also a dual-camera setup at the back for bokeh shots. All these things combined make it one of the best phones with a keyboard you can get.
Unihertz Pocket Titan
Mostly known for its tiny devices, it seems Unihertz is a company that likes to fill in markets other manufacturers are ignoring. The Unihertz Titan Pocket keeps phones with physical keyboards alive, as well as offering pretty good specs and features for a very reasonable price.
Aside from the well-made physical keyboard, you’ll get a rugged construction, an octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 4,000mAh battery, and a 3.1-inch screen with a 716 X 720 resolution. You even get Android 11, a very recent Android OS version in the world of phones with physical keyboards these days.
If you prefer a slightly larger device, you should also look at the Unihertz Titan. It’s older, but it’s still a good option for qwerty phones when there are so few of them.