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BlackBerry Key2 LE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of BlackBerry Key2 LE. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and size are generally positive. The performance and reliability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments about the screen and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Key2 LE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Key2 LE first look: A red BlackBerry?

 

If you like the BlackBerry Key2 but wished it was cheaper and thinner, then you're in luck. The Key2 LE is all these things and boasts red accents.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Key2 LE review: Productivity and performance without the price

 

If you want a BlackBerry phone with a QWERTY keyboard but don't want to pay big bucks then the LE is the ideal match.

Great keyboard ; All day battery ; Feels great to use ; Useful additions to Android software

Camera isn't great - even for a mid-range phone ; Plastic build might put some off ; Some performance quirks

At £349, the price reflects the mid-range specs, but what you get is still a solid, productivity-boosting device that holds true to the values you'd expect from a BlackBerry. You really don't miss much from the more expensive aluminium Key2, except the...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Holly Brockwell (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Key2 LE review

 

The business phone with a party price

Full BlackBerry keyboard ; Classy design ; Good security features

Battery life isn't great ; Still on Android Oreo ; Relatively small screen

A 'light' version of the Key2, the Key2 LE offers the classic BlackBerry keyboard in a less pricey package. It's not a mainstream proposition, but its target audience will love it.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

BlackBerry Key2 LE review: Party like it’s 2002

 

The BlackBerry Key2 is a curious throwback, but it does have one or two nice party tricks going for it

Realistic pricing ; Good keyboard ; Some lovely software tweaks

You can do much better for the price ; The camera requires you to stay very still

And yes, you could add a keyboard cover to the Samsung Galaxy S8 for a better overall Android experience but if you prefer everything with a BlackBerry taste, then the Key2 LE is worth a nibble.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Key2 LE

 

The BlackBerry Key2 LE is a cheaper version of the Key2. It comes in three vibrant colours and costs a lot less. Tempted? Our full review finds out if the compromises are worth the cost saving

Expert review by : Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: BlackBerry KEY2 LE

 

Following up the success of the premium BlackBerry KEY2 with a very similar, more affordable and mid-range focused handset is a brilliant move by BlackBerry Mobile.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (coolsmartphone.com)

BlackBerry KEY2 LE - Review - Coolsmartphone

 

Introduction Even now, when touch-screen devices are considered the standard, there are solid arguments for having a traditional hardware keyboard. It'll

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Damien McFerran (knowyourmobile.com)

BlackBerry Key2 LE Review: GREAT Design, But Do You Want Physical Keys Again?

 

Whenever we review a new BlackBerry phone it is customary to mention that for a great many people, the company is a relic from the past; a fallen giant from that period before the iPhone came along and changed the design of smartphones forever. Despite...

Gorgeous design, Great keyboard, Mostly stock Android UI

Sluggish processor, Odd screen size, No water resistance

A good-looking throwback to a simpler age, but the lack of power and that strange screen ratio might put some people off

Expert review by : Steven Winkelman (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Key2 LE

 

The BlackBerry Key2 LE is a productivity powerhouse that offers better value for your money than its pricier sibling.

Solid keyboard. Speed Key lets you quickly access apps and features. Excellent productivity and privacy software.

Keyboard lacks capacitive touch. Mediocre cameras.

The BlackBerry Key2 LE is an excellent phone if productivity is your main concern. In addition to being the only midrange phone on the market with a QWERTY keyboard, it's a better value than its more expensive sibling. Unless the capacitive touch...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Adam Patrick Murray (pcworld.com)

BlackBerry Key2 LE review: A cheaper way to get the keyboard in your pocket

 

The BlackBerry Key2 LE cuts some corners to come in $250 cheaper than the standard Key2, but luckily that sweet keyboard is unaffected.

The amazing keyboard ; Almost identical to the Key2 on the outside ; The smaller battery is still enough

Cut corners affect performance ; Sub par camera

BlackBerry is trying to keep the experience similar across the different price points, and at $250 cheaper the Key2 LE doesn’t cut as many corners as I thought it would. Unfortunately the cut corners were in processing power, which did affect my...

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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:2.2
Rear camera field of view (FOV) angle:79.8
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera field of view (FOV) angle:84
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Product colour:Blue / Blue,Champagne

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:11.4
Display Resolution:1620 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:434
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text prediction system:Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:FLAC,MID,MP3,OGG,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,XMF
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP
Video compression formats:H.263,H.264
Video formats supported:3G2,AVI,DIVX,MKV,MPEG4,WEBM

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
BeiDou:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a,Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Events reminder,Notes,To-do list
Personalization:Icons,Menu,Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor Model:636

Software

Operating system installed:Android 8.1
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.35
Height :150.2
Weight:156
Width:71.8