Titan Pocket Review: The Closest Thing To A BlackBerry You'll Get In 2021 (So Far)

Titan Pocket Review: The Closest Thing To A BlackBerry You'll Get In 2021 (So Far)

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These days, if I’m showing you a phone with a physical keyboard on the MrMobile channel, odds are it’s in an episode of my “When Phones Were Fun” throwback series.

Well, not today. Whether you’re a BlackBerry holdout, a nostalgic rubbernecker, or something in between … there’s a new QWERTY keyboard communicator in town – the Titan Pocket, from Unihertz. Just like the last Titan, this one is a BlackBerry copy-paste in almost everything but the name … but this one got hit with a shrink ray to make carrying it much less cumbersome. Find out if that, plus the affordable price, is enough to make it worth your $299 … in MrMobile’s Titan Pocket Review!




This review was produced following ten days with a Unihertz Titan Pocket review sample provided by Unihertz and tested on AT&T in Brooklyn NY. Preproduction sample running pre-release software.

MrMobile does not accept compensation from the manufacturers of the products he reviews in exchange for producing content. No payment was provided and no manufacturer or carrier was afforded a preview or copy approval rights concerning this review. The lone sponsor of this video is MediaTek.


Unihertz Titan Pocket [Kickstarter]:





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  1. Maya androglou on February 7, 2023 at 4:16 am

    Quick Question: Can I install Linux (IDK maemo Laste or something) on this, and how many things wont work if I did?

  2. Riley Goodhew on February 7, 2023 at 4:16 am

    Just bought mine can’t wait untill it gets in the mail

  3. Max on February 7, 2023 at 4:18 am

    I never heard about this phone until today because I’m looking for a new (ish) phone for myself because I have small hands. I’ve never owned a phone with a full keyboard and I’m excited to have more than the volume and power buttons at my command. 😀

  4. dietmar piebrock on February 7, 2023 at 4:18 am

    can it work with Whatsapp ?

  5. Joanna R on February 7, 2023 at 4:19 am

    Just got mine on Monday and LOVE IT! I cant put it down. Highly recommend 😍😍

  6. Jorge Siles on February 7, 2023 at 4:22 am

    At least it s different, nowadays e only have big screen!!

  7. Narax on February 7, 2023 at 4:22 am

    Unfortunately none of these phones work with AT&T. Choosing AT&T was not my choice but I can’t find a phone I like because of it.

  8. NICHOLAS LANDOLINA on February 7, 2023 at 4:23 am

    Wish it was bigger

  9. Funny on February 7, 2023 at 4:24 am

    Openly speaking, we don’t happy with China base mobile phone companies. We love Canadian base BlackBerry limited products only.

  10. ThomasWhi CZ on February 7, 2023 at 4:25 am

    is bigger Titan still in production?

  11. Sola Charles on February 7, 2023 at 4:27 am

    This evokes nostalgia of the Blackberry era. The unmet need for physical keyboard is huge, and the Titan would fill much of the gap. Count me in

  12. Purple Sky on February 7, 2023 at 4:28 am

    I really miss the qwerty keypad phones

  13. Steve Daichi Ishimatsu on February 7, 2023 at 4:31 am

    Does it work on T-Mobile

  14. JMO8A Veda on February 7, 2023 at 4:32 am

    I want a qwerty with a touchdcreen but it has to have the os and playstore apps

  15. Jonathan Ang on February 7, 2023 at 4:35 am

    is the phone still working after a year?

  16. desmondsparrs on February 7, 2023 at 4:36 am

    Ive been looking for a pocket keybard ever since getting my first smartphone. this looks interesting.

  17. RetroGamerBB on February 7, 2023 at 4:36 am

    I miss the palm treo 650

  18. Michael Ryan on February 7, 2023 at 4:39 am

    Unihertz just call blackberry and make a new phone for the sad blackberry users.

  19. TheBlackShinigami on February 7, 2023 at 4:42 am

    With phones like the Xiaomi Mi mix 3, I would love to see another HTC G2 type design get a rework. With magnets and a full back lit keyboard and nice mid to high end specs if could be a REAL nice device. We can always hope for a Motorola Sidekick or Driod refresh device 😔

  20. sout sienghai on February 7, 2023 at 4:43 am

    Screen too small not like bbq20

  21. Stephen Hedge on February 7, 2023 at 4:47 am

    As a "data user" I want to make calls, text, message, tweet, read pdf’s & even spreadsheets etc.
    A poor camera doesn’t matter as long as quick snaps of QR codes & receipts can be done.
    I don’t take selfies, play games, stream films (or listen to music much – I want the phone to do WORK & communicate on. I just can’t decide which Titan to buy.
    I’ve used several BB’s over the years & love using BB’s swipeable keyboard; easy to scroll and no accidental pressing of links.
    I currently have a BB Key 2 but no longer get updates from BB & am running Android 8.
    So, the Titan Slim is appealing, the Pocket looks good but screen size may be a step backwards from the Key2 and the Titan, whilst rugged with IP67 & great battery life just looks too big to carry around without a belt clip or holster.
    These Unihertz models all have great appeal depending on what we need but my concerns are: warranty, service, regular updates, security, & whether it will work in the U.K with my Provider (EE) and…. it has NO 5G.
    The £330 ($300) price tag makes it viable to purchase outright….so tempting.
    Perhaps I can wait another year and Unihertz will address these things…

  22. quarter atom on February 7, 2023 at 4:49 am

    Stop commiting genocide.

  23. D J on February 7, 2023 at 4:49 am

    Do any canadain carriers offer unihertz?

  24. esiery on February 7, 2023 at 4:49 am

    Apps wise, do all the usual android messaging apps work effectively on this device? eg. whatsapp, telegram? great review, i really miss the good old days of Blackberry

  25. Kara Mcceachran on February 7, 2023 at 4:49 am

    Mike D Scott sexually assaulted me when I worked for BlackBerry

  26. pwrmx24 on February 7, 2023 at 4:51 am

    I don’t want apps. No internet. Just a qrty keyboard talk text long battery rugged phone. Think LG Extravert. Have it still until Verizon terminates CDMA this year.

  27. Zaraa xx on February 7, 2023 at 4:52 am

    I want to purchase this phone but unfortunately they do not have a server working in my country

    Is it worth buying??

  28. Jason King on February 7, 2023 at 4:53 am

    Too expensive. End of story…

  29. Jinjy926 on February 7, 2023 at 4:53 am

    I am desperate for a phone with a keyboard. I’m still holding on to my old LG octane. It’s a terrific small phone, that fits in my pocket and is super easy to text on. To me that is what a phone is primarily for – calls and texting. (I use an iPad mini for other stuff, like playing games or watching videos). But Verizon is terminating my phone and I don’t know what to get next. I am willing to change carrier is necessary, but I just can’t seem to find a phone that fits my needs.
    I hear conflicting information on whether the unihertz pocket titan is worth buying and whether it will work with Verizon.
    (Hint, hint, now that this phone has been released, please update this video)
    It’s truly more upsetting and frustrating then most people can imagine!
    Am I the only one out there who yearns for a phone (1) that is small and actually fits in my pockets (& no 6” isn’t small), (2) has a keyboard for fast texting and (3) has a headphone jack? Am I?!?!
    I might be able to get use to a phone without a keyboard, but they are all just too huge or too expensive or too crappy.

  30. Elias Bader on February 7, 2023 at 4:54 am

    I bought a Titan Unihertz and am loving itttt. The more i use it, the more i learn more features ❤️ 😍

  31. Sir Chad on February 7, 2023 at 4:54 am

    And with just one sentence at the end, you lost me as a viewer.
    – There’s nothing better than a media parasite outing himself out, thinking he’s got a grip on others just because of his mediocre popularity.

  32. youandi06 on February 7, 2023 at 4:55 am

    I actually really like that phone. I kind of want it now. Good job unihertz!!!!

  33. legioner9 on February 7, 2023 at 4:56 am

    I want a Titan Pocket, but a bit slimmer. The phone is a bit too thick. Other than that, it looks gorgeous.

  34. Unpotatoed Salmon on February 7, 2023 at 4:58 am

    and the same person who misses their Nokia bricks

  35. EmeraldCity on February 7, 2023 at 4:59 am

    Honestly I prefer a good laptop with a solid dumb phone over just a smart phone

  36. Jake Harms on February 7, 2023 at 4:59 am

    If only the camera was okay I’d be down

  37. LilGrimey5Star on February 7, 2023 at 5:00 am

    Can’t people just get the Blackberry Key2?

  38. Riley Goodhew on February 7, 2023 at 5:02 am

    Totally buying this only question I have is does soundcloud work on this device lol

  39. Johan Tiefenbach on February 7, 2023 at 5:03 am

    Love those explanation cut scenes with you in it😆. Wonderful video!

  40. Ab Td on February 7, 2023 at 5:05 am

    Instead of 1*1 ratio, 3.1 inch screen ..If the screen ratio is 4*3 wide , 3.5 inch ,it will be more ergonomically pleasant… I think it take away the phones attractiveness when the screen is square.. blackberries downfall began when they changed the screen ratio of the phone from 4*3 wide screen to 1*1 squared screen..

  41. Busterama TV on February 7, 2023 at 5:05 am

    hes a vax sellout the devil got him

  42. The Duelist on February 7, 2023 at 5:06 am

    Interesting! I miss my BB Classic. I would like to see a New BB Classic, even if it had Android. Chen, Chen, are you listening. Drop the martini and get on it!

  43. thorinbane on February 7, 2023 at 5:07 am

    Thank you. Too bad about the camera. I would pay the extra for a good one. even at 500 that would be a good cost point if it could get near apple/samsung quality.

  44. Leandro Pola on February 7, 2023 at 5:08 am

    wifi and whtsapp?

  45. ThomasWhi CZ on February 7, 2023 at 5:09 am

    sad about func. keys, but missing IP is a total NOGO for me

  46. TuNnL on February 7, 2023 at 5:09 am

    I really like the ‘idea’ of this device, but the screen size is truly what prevents me from going "all in." I guess if I had been a loyal Blackberry user all this time, 3.1" wouldn’t be a problem.

    For someone coming from a handset display more than twice that size, that’s a huge sacrifice. That being said, $299 is an amazing price for a tactile-keyboard phone running Android 11.

    The overall form-factor itself is a good size and shape for what it is. A 4000 mAh battery is decent, although the phone I am using right now is bigger at 5000 mAh.

    I was willing to overlook the negatives from the subpar camera to slower chipset but for me, the purpose of a physical keyboard is for extended typing. And logically, you would want to clearly see the entirety of what you are typing rather than a shrunken-down version trying to scale to square-shaped ‘mini.’

    And oh yeah, it would be nice to use this phone to watch movies on a plane or frankly, anywhere else where you’ll be doing a lot of "waiting around." That’s probably why I’ve stuck to 16:9 aspect ratio displays on the larger side, ever since I watched a YouTube video on the first Motorola Droid more than a decade ago.

    I realize all of these crowd-funded startups like Unihertz must make do with the tech that is within their reach. However painful to my wallet, though, it may be worth paying Planet Computers $1,000 for a true Android 11 smartphone with a physical keyboard.

    The screen size is what I’m used to, and the keyboard is large enough to make typing significantly faster than a touch-screen. Unless someone wants to make a sequel to the Blackberry Priv, clamshell it is. 💁🏻‍♂️📱🏆

  47. HyooNoot on February 7, 2023 at 5:11 am

    Just got mine for my daily carry. Honestly one of my best purchases ever, its crafted so well its ridiculous.

  48. Yoonki Cho on February 7, 2023 at 5:13 am

    The phone is faulty when connecting to Android Auto.
    When connected to Android Auto, only a black screen appears in the Maps and Music apps,
    Occasionally there are times when the map runs just fine.

    Unfortunately, this phone has many glitches in its wireless connection.
    However, it is considered the only alternative to the Blackberry Classic.

  49. DarkRoast on February 7, 2023 at 5:14 am

    Crackberry is back, folks.

  50. Sadnehs on February 7, 2023 at 5:15 am

    might actually get one of these (or hopefully an updated version by the time my current phone ages out, Xperia 10 iii )

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