The BlackBerry Leap has a long battery life. With this phone productivity comes in handy as it features BB10 OS which is a great productivity tool. Aside from that the 8-megapixel camera is absolutely functional. These features may sound good yet compared to today’s smartphone in the market place the BlackBerry Leap seems to be an outdated smartphone as it has a poor-quality display, the internals are antiquated, and unlike other 5-inch sexy and sleek smartphones the BlackBerry Leap is hulking.
Yet it offers a long battery life, which is also deemed to be one pf the most important feature a smartphone consumer would first consider, the BlackBerry Leap is great for business and not so for pleasure.
Build and Design
Its built says a lot about this phone. It convey a message that this phone is for serious no non-sense business. It has a strong character in a black and gray slab with sharp corners. The BlackBerry Leap is a solid smartphone, literally its body won’t flex or twist, even under considerable pressure. The solid quality of this smartphone is incredible. Apart from the phones glass frontispiece seams the device is mostly covered with a rubbery dimpled material that seems like a jelly case.
Although it has a solid characteristic from being tall, wide, thick, and really heavy at 170g yet the dimpled back of BlackBerry Leap provides great comfort.
- The BlackBerry Leap has a 5-inch display which is fringed on all sides.
- The volume rocker placed toward the top of the right edge, while the micro-USB port is at the base of the device.
- The BlackBerry Leap’s back panel is fixed therefore the battery is non removable, the micro-SIM and microSD slots are hidden behind a panel on the left edge.
- The front-facing camera and earpiece are joined by a large, red notification LED on the face of the device.
No AMOLED Technology for the BlackBerry Leap rather it has a 5-inch, 1,280 x 720 (720p) LCD display. It has a vivid colors but not as terrific as smarthphones that uses AMOLED Technology. The viewing angles are good but it is terrible under direct sun rays.
The Leap runs BlackBerry 10. Build 10.3.1 of the OS. The BB10 is consists of productivity features:
- BlackBerry Hub can be described as an email client/persistent notification bar it puts all of your messages and notifications in one place, from texts, emails, tweets and IMs to Facebook pokes, your call history, calendar appointments and low-battery reminders. You can also filter, prioritize and view notifications from individual services and accounts.
- BlackBerry Assistant another main feature of BB10, it has its own dedicated physical button in between the volume keys. It is like Siri, Cortana or Google Now. You can instruct the voice-controlled virtual assistant to change settings, launch apps, message a friend, find you a dinner spot, and perform contextual searches of content on the device or the web and so on.
- BlackBerry Blend a feature introduced in BB 10.3. Install the Blend client on your PC or Android/iOS tablet, pair it with a BlackBerry and you can access that phone from anywhere.
The BlackBerry Leap has an 8 megapixel rear camera on the other hand the front front-facing shooter has a 2-megapixel camera.
The battery of BlackBerry Leap is rated up to 25 hours of heavy use. It has a 2800 mAh. It can optimize its power that will surely last even in your most demanding day.