Top 1 Best Texting Phones December 2017

Phones and smartphones with a physical keyboard are increasingly rare, so this best Texting phone list may also include smartphones with a display larger than 4.5 inches (because they make it easier to use the on-screen keyboard) and some models with wet-finger tracking or water-resistant smartphones, a definite plus when you have to text with moist or wet hands. However, if any good regular phone includes a physical frontal or slide-out keyboard, it will also be listed.

#1. The BlackBerry PRIV

A picture of the BlackBerry PRIV.
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BlackBerry's first Android-run smartphone merges the popular OS with a BB-esque array of pros and cons, the key elements being a premium 5.4-inch Quad HD (1440p) dual-curved-edge AMOLED display and a SmartSlide (a slide-out technology they had not yet detailed when we wrote this) touch-sensitive 4-row QWERTY keyboard . This 192g smartphone also features an 18-megapixel dual-LED-flash PDAF camera , which is sadly joined by a mediocre 2-megapixel selfie cam -- many other 2015 alternatives sport 5-megapixel sub-cams. That said, its hexa-core CPU + 3GB RAM processing is more than appreciable, especially with a 3410mAh QC2.0 battery under the hood. Topping off the highest-specked BB phone (as of its release) is the DTEK privacy software , which is probably why BB calls it the PRIV. This model has been called BlackBerry's last chance and we feel that, with specs like these... they have a shot at it. (* Full pros and cons...)

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    Display size: 5.43 inches


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