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BlackBerry Leap

Specifications

BlackBerry Leap
BlackBerry Leap
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
170 g ( = 6 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Average Score: 82.14% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 75%, features: 75%, display: 60% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the BlackBerry Leap

80% BlackBerry Leap Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
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 to its software, but pair all these off-kilter elements together and miraculously they make a respectable, solid smartphone overall.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Bouncing up and down
Source: GSM Arena English
Conceived as a more affordable alternative to the Z30, the BlackBerry Leap doesn't really manage to exceed the sum of its parts. On the other hand losing the AMOLED panel for a traditional LCD screen and employing the older Adreno 225, allowed the new handset to bring the price down and bring much of the same experience at a more attractive price point.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2015
70% Review: BlackBerry Leap
Source: Techtree.com English
The Leap is yet another sturdy handset from BlackBerry that runs the latest BB OS. The phone improves upon the relatively cheaper Z3 in many aspects such as camera, display, and RAM. However, the said upgrades are not significant to justify the Rs 8000 difference between the two. The Z3 now sells for Rs 12,000, as compared to the Leap's Rs 20,000 price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
79% Blackberry Leap Smartphone Review
Source: T Break English
Overall, I liked the Blackberry Leap for its simplicity in design and functionality. The battery performance is the best thing I liked about it- something that Android smartphones suffer from. A true leap for those who want to try out a Blackberry or jump from the older generation Blackberry devices.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 85% performance: 75% features: 75% workmanship: 80%
79% Blackberry Leap Smartphone Review
Source: T Break English
Overall, I liked the Blackberry Leap for its simplicity in design and functionality. The battery performance is the best thing I liked about it- something that Android smartphones suffer from. A true leap for those who want to try out a Blackberry or jump from the older generation Blackberry devices.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 89% performance: 75% features: 75% workmanship: 80%
BlackBerry Leap
Source: Engadget English
Viewed in isolation, the BlackBerry Leap isn't a terrible device; there's just nothing particularly exciting about it. The design is unimaginative, largely borrowed from the lesser-known BlackBerry Z3, and its size can make it cumbersome to use at times. And, for every positive note, there's always a "but." You wouldn't expect any better or worse than a 720p display on this tier of device, but the quality of the Leap's panel is poor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2015

Foreign Reviews

Business-Smartphone zum Mittelklassepreis
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2015
86% Blackberry Leap: Das neue Fulltouch-Blackberry im Test
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 75% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 85%
81% BlackBerry Leap
Source: Areamobile - Heft 6/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 81%
100% BlackBerry Leap
Source: Connect - Heft 05/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
BlackBerry Leap
Source: Tecchannel - Heft 5/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015

Comment

Model: The Blackberry Leap is Blackberry's take on a touchscreen smartphone that looks like a plain black slab, which gives it a surprisingly professional look when held in the hands. It weighs only 170 g and is quite a large piece of technology for one-handed handling with a length of 5.67 inch (14.4 cm) and a width of 2.87 inch (7.29 cm). But, it is rather thin at only 0.37 inch (0.94 cm). The patterned texture patterned on the back side and sides of the phone allows a better grip and there are two volume buttons on the right side of the smartphone. Its lock and power button as well as the standard 3.5 mm headphones jack are located on the top side of the phone, while the its SIM card and microSD card are on the left side.

The smartphone's 5 inch display supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and shows very vivid and accurate colors. The Leap runs on a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm 8960 dual core processor with 2 GB of RAM, which is more than enough for business and casual usage. It comes with up to 16 GB of built-in storage and the storage capacity can be expanded by up to 128 GB with an SD card. Finally, the Leap boasts its powerful 2800 mAh battery, which on average lasts up to 8 hours of continuous usage.

Qualcomm Adreno 225: Integrated OpenGL ES 2.0 and Direct3D 9_3 capable graphics card. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
S4 Plus MSM8960: High end dual core Soc (Krait cores) including a Adreno 225 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.17 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


82.14%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-05-26)