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BlackBerry Leap

alaTest has collected and analyzed 384 reviews of BlackBerry Leap. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and portability are overall positive. The size and performance also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the GPS navigation. Some have doubts about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Leap is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Leap

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of BlackBerry Leap from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the performance and screen are generally positive. The durability and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the reception. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Leap UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Shadow GreyBlackBerry Leap UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Shadow Grey

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Leap

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of BlackBerry Leap from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the battery and price are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good views, whereas many are negative about the apps.

usability, performance, portability, price, battery

apps

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Leap - Unlocked (Shadow Grey)BlackBerry Leap - Unlocked (Shadow Grey)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Leap

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of BlackBerry Leap from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and reliability. The battery and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the portability.

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portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry LEAP STR100-2 5-inch 2 GB RAM, Qualcomm MSM 8960 Unlocked Smartphone (PRD-60774-008)Blackberry LEAP STR100-2 5-inch 2 GB RAM, Qualcomm MSM 8960 Unlocked Smartphone (PRD-60774-008)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Desire Athow (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Leap review

 

A revamped version of the Z10

Has 2GB of RAM ; Great design ; Impressive battery life ; It's affordable

The aged processor

The BlackBerry Leap is affordable, but not cheap. It looks expensive and sports a smart design and good battery life, but the processor is an oddity. Overall, it's a solid, rather impressive piece of kit.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Leap: Affordable 5-incher lacks Z30 charm (hands-on) - Pocket-lint

 

We knew that BlackBerry was going to use Mobile World Congress to talk about future devices and it announced the Leap, alongside a tease of a whacky slider

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Nate Ralph (cnet.co.uk)

BlackBerry Leap review

 

BlackBerry has long been a byword for mobile security and productivity, and that isn't going to change with the BlackBerry Leap. Available unlocked for $275, or £199 in the UK (about AU$394), this phone pays homage to BlackBerry's business-focused...

The BlackBerry Leap smartphone is a plain workhorse with BlackBerry's productivity and security pedigree.

The Amazon app store is missing many popular apps found on Google Play, or Apple's iOS app store.

The BlackBerry Leap ditches a physical keyboard to lure folks looking for a modern smartphone experience, but a lack of apps and a lackluster camera keep this device behind the competition.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Leap Review: In Depth

 

Blackberry Leap review: we take a look at the Blackberry Leap, possibly the last all-touch device to run BBOS 10 natively.

Improved OS ; Surprising cameras ; Decent battery life

Middling design ; Average screen ; No NFC

We’ve reached the final leg of the Leap’s review with an air of surprise surrounding us. On paper the BlackBerry Leap appears to be a little unimaginative from a design perspective, conservative from a hardware perspective and out of touch with regards...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

BlackBerry Leap smartphone for 4G LTE networks

 

BlackBerry Leap smartphone : BlackBerry introduced the new BlackBerry Leap 4G LTE smartphone. The BlackBerry Leap is an affordable all-touch smartphone in a modern and powerful design that is built for career builders and companies who value security...

BlackBerry Blend brings messaging and content that is on your BlackBerry smartphone to your computer and tablet. Get instant message notifications, read and respond to your work and personal email, BBM or text messages, and access your documents,...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

BlackBerry Leap review

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Powered by its own BlackBerry operating system, the BlackBerry Leap is aimed at those who want an alternative to Android or iOS handsets. BlackBerry claims it's both 'modern and powerful' in design. It survived our scratch test, but is it really a...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Robin-Leigh Chetty (techsmart.co.za)

BlackBerry Leap

 

Curiously billed as a device for

Well built; Solid all round specs; Strong price point; Rich enterprise ecosystem

A tad heavy; Heats up slightly; BB10 OS not for everyone

As an everyday device, the Leap truly thrives, armed with a great screen and strong processing capability, the "Startups" it's intended for will have a solid mid-range smartphone.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

BlackBerry Leap review: A new phone with old internals

 

Can BlackBerry's new phone persuade consumers to jump the Android ship?

Having said all that, there are plenty of people for whom the BlackBerry Leap would perform a perfectly good job. It does messaging very well, battery life under light use is exceptional, and general performance is adequate. The display is...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: BlackBerry Leap

 

The biggest feature of the BlackBerry Leap is its long-life battery. The 2800 mAh battery is rated to last for well over a day of heavy use and is the primary reason for the phone's solid feel, weight and size. BlackBerry boasts that the Leap can last...

The BlackBerry Leap is a no-nonsense midrange smartphone which brings the latest BB10 software running on a somewhat dated processor, but performance doesn't seem to suffer at all.

May, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Leap

 

For good or ill, the physical keyboard on BlackBerry's last few devices relegated those phones to a rather specific niche. But in striking out the platform's chief differentiator, we're left with a 5-inch touchscreen device with a meager camera that's...

The BlackBerry Leap smartphone is a plain workhorse with BlackBerry's productivity and security pedigree.

The Amazon app store is missing many popular apps found on Google Play, or Apple's iOS app store.

The BlackBerry Leap ditches a physical keyboard to lure folks looking for a modern smartphone experience, but a lack of apps and a lackluster camera keep this device behind the competition.

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2800
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:80
Continuous video playback time:9.5
Standby time (2G):360
Standby time (3G):396
Talk time (2G):12
Talk time (3G):17

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:5
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Grey / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:LCD
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:294
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:No / Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard: No

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA, WMV / AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AWB, WAV, WMA, OGG, M4A, AMR, FLAC, MP3 / AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,M4A,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, SGI, SVG, TGA, TIF, WEBP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, SGI, SVG, TIF, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, SGI, TIF, WMF / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,SGI,SVG,TIF,WBMP / GIF, BMP, TIF, WBMP, JPG, SGI, PNG, SVG
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG2 / H.263,H.264,MPEG2 / MPEG2, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MOV, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264, ASF, MPEG4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4 / 3GP,ASF,AVI,H.263,H.264,M4V,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1900,850,1800
2G bands (secondary SIM):1900,1800,850,900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM, GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:1900,850,2100 / 2100,1900,850 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA, HSPA+
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:2100,1900,850,2600,700 / 700,850,1900,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 900,2600,800,2100,1800
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE / 4.0 LE EDR
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor:No / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:10
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, Calendar, To-do list, Events reminder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Menu
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:MSM 8960

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:10

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal ROM:16384
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
Memory card hot swapping: Yes
RAM capacity:2
ROM capacity:16384
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.5
Height :14.4 / 144
Weight:170
Width:7.28 / 72.8