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BlackBerry KEY2 LE
BlackBerry KEY2 LE
BlackBerry KEY2 LE
BlackBerry KEY2 LE
BlackBerry KEY2 LE
BlackBerry KEY2 LE
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7.4/10
Informr score
The BlackBerry KEY2 LE currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 27 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
4.5"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


KnowTechie

At around the $400 mark, the BlackBerry Key2 LE is a tough sell – unless you need that keyboard. That might have been different a month or so ago, but with the Pixel 3a taking names in the midrange bracket, any other mobile phone has turned into an also-ran. If you’re still deep in the BlackBerry ec...

- Joe Rice-Jones, KnowTechie
PCWorld

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 day-to-day usage.

- Adam Patrick Murray, PCWorld
Techaeris

I don’t hate the phone, but I didn’t find the physical keyboard experience as good as I thought it would have been. This may be entirely different for you and you might actually love it. The best I can say is, buy it and try it. It’s a fine mid-range device, but it’s my opinion that physical keyboar...

- Alex Hernandez, Techaeris
Android Authority

However, it’s not the mainstream that BlackBerry is after — it’s those in the enterprise who don’t want to spend an exorbitant amount of money on a phone strictly used for business. For those people, the Key2 LE will not disappoint. For everyone else, the Key2 LE isn’t a great value proposition. Whe...

- Williams Pelegrin, Android Authority
G Style Magazine

Going from the KEY2 to the KEY2 LE resulted in mixed results. The LE is suited for those that want a KEY2 but not pay the $649.99 price tag so of course you are compromising with a lower processor that can affect performance, no capacitive keyboard and significant change in build quality. On the plu...

- Jason Million, G Style Magazine


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BlackBerry backs up the KEY2 LE with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
4.5"

The BlackBerry KEY2 LE's screen size is 4.5 inches with 1080 x 1620 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Octa core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 1350 minutes.

KEY2 LE Specs

Overview
Release Date October 1, 2018
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Octa core 1.8 GHz
Internal Storage 32/64 GB
RAM 4 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.93 W/kg
Body: 1.17 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels, f/2.2
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (5 MP 2nd camera, f/2.4), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1620 pixels
Pixel Density 434 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1350 minutes
Standby Time Up to 20 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Slate, Champagne, Atomic
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.025 x 7.18 x 0.835 cm (5.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 156 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type QWERTY
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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