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BlackBerry Leap (2015) review

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Adreno 225
2 GB / 16 GB
5 inches (720 x 1280 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

BlackBerry announced the launch of the Leap smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the BlackBerry Leap phone with 5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The BlackBerry Leap comes with BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2800 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5 inches phone comes with IPS display (720 x 1280 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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BlackBerry Leap specifications

BrandBlackBerry
NameLeap
ModelLEAP
Release date2015

Body

The weight of BlackBerry Leap is about 6 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BlackBerry phone are average (5.67 x 2.87 x 0.37 inches).

Weight6 oz
Dimensions5.67 x 2.87 x 0.37 inches
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The BlackBerry Leap comes with BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionBlackBerry OS 10.3.1
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
CPUDual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
GPUAdreno 225

Display

The size of Leap screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5 inches IPS display of BlackBerry Leap with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of BlackBerry Leap (2 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Leap is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera2 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The BlackBerry Leap supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Leap phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2800 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Leap isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 2800 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This BlackBerry phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 3
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the BlackBerry Leap, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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