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BlackBerry Leap: A Fresh Design Makeover

Review: Black Berry Leap
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BlackBerry Leap Review:

SPECIFICATIONS

  • 5.0 HD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
  • 1.5 GHz Dual-core
  • BlackBerry OS 10.3.1
  • 2 GB RAM, 16 GB Storage
  • 8MP rear cam, LED flash, 1080p @30fps
  • 2MP front cam, 720p video
  • Li-lon 2800 mAh Battery

First Impression: 
“BlackBerry Leap” gets revamped with a completely new design form factor that sets itself apart from its predecessors. The lack of good performance and high price is being compensated, well not completely, by a good camera, great design and sturdy built. It runs seamlessly on the BlackBerry phone\’s new OS 10.3.1, but the best thing about it is that it even runs Android apps and games. It is not a phone for hardcore gaming, although, you would not see any issue with office related work, browsing, watching videos, and more. It also gets a good battery life that suffices an entire day\’s usage.

Design and Build:
BlackBerry Leap\’s attractive and premium body is the first thing that will catch your attention. Robust and sturdy as it is, the back panel has a dotted textured surface, which feels really great on the hand, with the half curved edges that provides a really comforting grip. The volume rockers are placed on the right side followed by the power button on the top. In between the volume rockers you will find a button, which gives you a unique access to voice command.

Camera:
BlackBerry Leap gets a 8 MP rear auto-focus camera, LED flash and a image resolution of 3264 x 2,448 pixels, which is not a deal breaker. Furthermore, it gets a 2 MP camera, which will let you capture selfies, although not as good as 5 MP selfie cameras. It allows 1080p video recording with the rear camera and 720p video recording with the front camera. Overall, the camera is good and does not seem to lack so much. Despite lower specs, it captures really clean and crisp quality photographs.

Performance:
Leap effortlessly runs on the new BlackBerry OS 10.3.1. It packs up a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus Chipset, which is clocked at 1.5 Ghz Quadcore CPU, boosted with Adreno 305, and also supported with a 2 GB of RAM. There is no issue with the performance, but it is not excellent as well. It seamlessly supports 4G LTE and its 2800 mAh battery lasts an entire day of use. It has got a really good and lasting battery life. Its swipe up feature lets you effortlessly check the apps and games running in the background as well as get back to the menu.

Verdict:
Although, BlackBerry Leap bags in a good camera quality, great design, sturdy built, long and lasting battery life, it comes with a price that should deliver better in terms of overall system performance. We will, however, see smoothness when moving from one screen to another as well as navigating from one app to another, however, the price is really high for the kind of system it is packed with. One could expect the price to be lowered to the affordability range, given the specs of the new BlackBerry Leap.
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