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  1. roba5263's Avatar
    Hey guys! I'm a regular over at crackberry. I have come to the conclusion that there are no new keyboard devices on the horizon and I would like to sell my RED Key2 while it still has value. I'm not fully ready to give up the pkb, but I know my time is running out. Any recommendations on a new phone that meets the list below? Thanks for your help!
    1. Customizable convenience key
    2. 6GB / 128 GB with micro SD (exFAT compatible)
    3. 6+ inch AMOLED screen
    4. Quality cameras, something I have never really had since the PRIV (at best).
    5. $500ish price range.
    6. Android 10
    7. snapdragon 66x or better
    8. 4000mah battery or better
    9. Fingerprint sensor
    10. Stereo speakers
    11. Headphone jack
    12. Notification LED
    13. Metal / nonglass frame
    Morty2264 likes this.
    07-28-2020 04:50 PM
  2. eric002's Avatar
    Hi there, I think most people on this forum including myself will suggest the pixel 3A series. Very affordable, excellent cameras on the pixel phones of course, stock clean Android build. And of course Google pixel phones get the fastest software they straight from Google!
    Pixeluser2020 likes this.
    07-28-2020 04:53 PM
  3. aximtreo's Avatar
    I like my LG V50. Serves me well in most of your lists. Can be had for an attractive price as well.
    07-29-2020 08:26 AM
  4. Morty2264's Avatar
    Hello, fellow CrackBerry user! It's good to see you here! Yeah, physical keyboards seem to be going by the wayside, unfortunately... A very sad trend, if I do say so myself.

    Pixel is indeed a good option. I've read on here that the 3a line is getting exhausted - there may not be that many left! It's still worth looking into, however.

    However, if you can wait a little bit longer, the 4a will hopefully be on the horizon soon. It may not meet your budget but if you do sell your red BB phone in the next bit, that may help.
    eric002 likes this.
    07-29-2020 09:16 AM
  5. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I like my LG V50. Serves me well in most of your lists. Can be had for an attractive price as well.
    The V-series in general has some of the best phones around, especially when it comes to the camera and their famed headphone jacks powered from a Quad DAC. If you can stretch your budget, you may find a good deal on the V60 (depending on carrier offers), or possibly get a used one. I've also heard a lot of good things about the LG G8X, but it's not one I've personally looked into.

    They won't tick every box on your list, but I'm not aware of any phone that would.
    aximtreo likes this.
    07-29-2020 09:38 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    [Moved to buyers Forum]

    Hi, welcome to AC!
    07-29-2020 10:53 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    As far as I know, the only phones right now with a customizable convenience button are Samsung Galaxy phones (with the Bixby button). The LG V series has a Google Assistant button, but I don't think that can be repurposed.
    07-29-2020 12:57 PM
  8. Mooncatt's Avatar
    As far as I know, the only phones right now with a customizable convenience button are Samsung Galaxy phones (with the Bixby button). The LG V series has a Google Assistant button, but I don't think that can be repurposed.
    I can turn it off on my V60. Does that count? Lol
    07-29-2020 01:03 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I can turn it off on my V60. Does that count? Lol
    Any idea if there are root solutions for it? Since the OP listed it as #1, I figured it's pretty important to them.
    07-29-2020 01:08 PM
  10. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Any idea if there are root solutions for it? Since the OP listed it as #1, I figured it's pretty important to them.
    From what I've seen, root isn't available period. Not even sure if anyone is researching it.

    EDIT: I'm speaking of the V60 specifically. I haven't looked into the other models.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    07-29-2020 01:12 PM
  11. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I am thinking a Samsung A series like the A71. I think it has the headphone jack. If not the A51 may have. But most of the rest of the speck list could be covered. Just a thought.

    And welcome to Android Central
    Morty2264 likes this.
    07-29-2020 03:08 PM
  12. Casualballer's Avatar
    I am thinking a Samsung A series like the A71. I think it has the headphone jack. If not the A51 may have. But most of the rest of the speck list could be covered. Just a thought.

    And welcome to Android Central
    Just bought the A71. Highly recommend. Has headphone jack and expandable storage!
    Morty2264 and Kizzy Catwoman like this.
    07-29-2020 09:10 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    Just bought the A71. Highly recommend. Has headphone jack and expandable storage!
    Congrats
    Casualballer likes this.
    07-29-2020 09:27 PM
  14. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Possibly the Nokia 7.2/ upcoming 7.3? Or look at the ZTE Axon 10. Has almost everything on the list. I remember the Axon 7 and that was just flat out amazing.
    07-30-2020 07:55 AM
  15. Morty2264's Avatar
    Have you made a purchasing decision yet, OP, or do you have any further questions for us?
    07-30-2020 08:28 AM
  16. Casualballer's Avatar
    Congrats
    Thanks! It was for my spouse. Her S7 was long overdue for an upgrade lol. I think I still have at least a year if not more left in my LG G8
    mustang7757 and Morty2264 like this.
    07-30-2020 10:15 AM
  17. hammer40's Avatar
    I was a long time Blackberry user. I believe I had 14 different models thru the years. Very bummed about their demise. I went with a OnePlus 7T. While I miss the keyboard, I enjoy the phone. And, still feel like I'm rooting for the "little" guy.
    the_boon and Morty2264 like this.
    07-30-2020 10:22 AM
  18. onggp's Avatar
    Former Blackberry Z10, now Samsung A70 user. I miss BBM.
    07-30-2020 10:40 AM
  19. the_boon's Avatar
    Hey guys! I'm a regular over at crackberry. I have come to the conclusion that there are no new keyboard devices on the horizon and I would like to sell my RED Key2 while it still has value. I'm not fully ready to give up the pkb, but I know my time is running out. Any recommendations on a new phone that meets the list below? Thanks for your help!
    1. Customizable convenience key
    2. 6GB / 128 GB with micro SD (exFAT compatible)
    3. 6+ inch AMOLED screen
    4. Quality cameras, something I have never really had since the PRIV (at best).
    5. $500ish price range.
    6. Android 10
    7. snapdragon 66x or better
    8. 4000mah battery or better
    9. Fingerprint sensor
    10. Stereo speakers
    11. Headphone jack
    12. Notification LED
    13. Metal / nonglass frame
    If I'm not mistaken, I think the Note 9 actually checks just about all these boxes. The only thing is that it's nearing the end of support, will probably stay on Android 10 forever and about 1 more year is security updates...maybe a bit more if they surprise us.
    I mentioned that phone mostly for the near extinct notification LED and 4000mAh battery.
    07-30-2020 12:33 PM
  20. Andy Horne's Avatar
    Hey guys! I'm a regular over at crackberry. I have come to the conclusion that there are no new keyboard devices on the horizon and I would like to sell my RED Key2 while it still has value. I'm not fully ready to give up the pkb, but I know my time is running out. Any recommendations on a new phone that meets the list below? Thanks for your help!
    1. Customizable convenience key
    2. 6GB / 128 GB with micro SD (exFAT compatible)
    3. 6+ inch AMOLED screen
    4. Quality cameras, something I have never really had since the PRIV (at best).
    5. $500ish price range.
    6. Android 10
    7. snapdragon 66x or better
    8. 4000mah battery or better
    9. Fingerprint sensor
    10. Stereo speakers
    11. Headphone jack
    12. Notification LED
    13. Metal / nonglass frame



    Anyone tried the Unihertz Titan?
    07-30-2020 02:57 PM
  21. WArcher's Avatar
    Happily using Android-based BlackBerry Key2 for the foreseeable future. Although a red version would be great, this black one is doing fine. I can always fall back onto the older Android-based Priv or KeyOne if needed.

    (Yes, I prefer a PKB. You touch-type people can't do messages under the table during meetings as we PKB people can).
    the_boon and Morty2264 like this.
    07-30-2020 04:19 PM
  22. B. Diddy's Avatar
    TCL 10 Pro might be worth considering as well: https://www.tcl.com/us/en/products/mobile/tcl-10-pro
    BEaRebel likes this.
    07-30-2020 04:45 PM
  23. the_boon's Avatar
    Anyone tried the Unihertz Titan?
    I did, it's a pretty decent device for something that came from a tiny tiny kickstarter company such as UniHertz, and especially for the price.

    You'd have to get used to a giant 300g brick though.

    The square screen is very comfortable to read on.
    Andy Horne likes this.
    07-30-2020 08:05 PM
  24. TorontoWireless's Avatar
    Check out the Unihertz Titan, it’s like a rugged Android passport.
    07-30-2020 11:15 PM
  25. Andy Horne's Avatar
    Yeah imma order the Titan tomorrow....my key2 is still kickin but I don't like downtime if it breaks
    the_boon likes this.
    07-31-2020 04:16 AM
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