There are several things to like about the BlackBerry Leap, including its long battery life, surprisingly good camera and the productivity afforded by BB10 OS. The handset isn’t withoutissues, though. It can be cumbersome to use due to its size;its 720p display is of substandard quality;and even some of the most popular apps aren’t available on the BB10 platform directly. And, almost unforgivably, the phone makes do with aging internals, making it identical on the inside to the two-year-old BlackBerry Z10. Frankly, it’s impossible to recommend the Leap over cheaper handsets with superior specifications and more consumer-friendly platforms. As a work phone, the Leap will more than cut it, but if you’re looking for a personal device that isn’t solely for keeping up with email, you can do better.
- Long battery life
- Versatile 8-megapixelcamera
- BB10 OS is a great productivity tool
- Bulky compared to other5-inch phones
- Poor-quality display panel
- Outdated internals
- Weak app selection
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- 71AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE7 ReviewsZDNet70BlackBerry Leap review: Does this touchscreen realThe Leap is likely to provide what you need from a business smartphone, particularly when it comes to handling email. But the real test ... is whether you would want to use it for work and play. Thanks to the lack of native apps, this smartphone is unlikely to make that Leap.Engadget70BlackBerry Leap review: an old phone with a fresh faceFrankly, it’s impossible to recommend the Leap over cheaper handsets with superior specifications and more consumer-friendly platforms. As a work phone, the Leap will more than cut it, but if you’re looking for a personal device that isn’t solely for keeping up with email, you can do better.Digital Trends70BLACKBERRY LEAP REVIEWThe newest all-touch BlackBerry maintains the status quo.Mobile Syrup80BlackBerry Leap reviewIt’s got a better screen and much-improved battery life, but few Z10 owners are going to see this as an upgrade. Instead, it’s meant for a new generation of BlackBerry users ... comfortable in the reality that it may just be the perfect second smartphone.The Register70BlackBerry Leap: Touching biz users with a budget(Where the BlackBerry Leap does start to look very attractive is as a fleet phone. ... the Leap was created for just that reason: BlackBerry’s corporate customers only have two new QWERTY keyboard models on offer and some staff prefer a full touch. This fits the bill.CrackBerry80BlackBerry Leap Review!Despite whether or not you personally decide to pick one up, the BlackBerry Leap is a pretty solid and very capable device that comes at a reasonable price, it just so happens that BlackBerry had to make a few compromises to make it all come together.NDTV Gadgets60BlackBerry Leap Review: For Some, a Leap of FaithEven if the Leap is only ever considered a secondary phone and only ever used for work, BlackBerry still wins. That's enough to sell products, and is enough to keep BlackBerry relevant.
- 80AVERAGE USER SCORE1 ReviewsEngadget Reader80December 1, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Great budget device if found for under $200. A real, no-frills workhorse at a good price for text, social networking and business email, and a gateway to Android is available in the OS for those who want it.