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BlackBerry Leap

BlackBerry Leap

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64 Engadget Score
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
64

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

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Pros
  • Long battery life
  • Versatile 8-megapixelcamera
  • BB10 OS is a great productivity tool
Cons
  • Bulky compared to other5-inch phones
  • Poor-quality display panel
  • Outdated internals
  • Weak app selection
64 Engadget Score
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
64

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Engadget

64
 

User Reviews

80
Tethys
Great budget device if found for under $200. A real, no-frills workhorse at...read more
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80
Tethys
12.01.15
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.