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BlackBerry KEY2 LE
  • Operating system

    Android 8.1

  • Screen size

    4.5 in

  • Processor frequency

    1.8 GHz

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Blackberry has the great merit of offering something different for smartphones, with KEYs displaying as their name suggests a physical keyboard. This LE version of KEY2 has a lower price range.

The look, with this physical keyboard, inevitably surprises in these times of thin smartphones with discreet edges. Here, the grip is good and the finishes excellent, but there was better work to do for the physical unlocking keys and for the navigation keys as well. For the rest, there is nothing to complain about, especially about the fingerprint reader integrated into the keyboard, and also very fast.

The screen is only 4.5 inches diagonal, which is very little nowadays, and in an uncommon 3:2 format. The definition of this panel is excellent, with 1620 by 1080 pixels for a real display comfort. The same cannot be said for the contrast, which is only fair, but the right brightness for all environments is making up for it. Color rendering requires a small adjustment to be ideal, but nothing very complicated either.

For the sound, there is a mini-jack socket, which is always nice because it allows you to reuse an old headset for example. If its power is correct, a more accurate stereo image is missing to convince. The single speaker at the bottom of the smartphone is a little inaccurate when the volume is a little too high.

The power of this KEY 2 LE is quite honourable and it runs most applications without showing any sign of major weakness. For games, the concern comes more from the general ergonomics, not very well adapted to the game, but the performances are there.

When it comes to photography, there are two photo sensors, which do well for daytime photos even if it involves a slightly forced contrast to bring out the details, but the colors are right. On the other hand, in the dark, the rendering is more than mediocre, almost unreadable, which is very disappointing in this price range. The same concerns apply to video capture, which requires good light, and to selfies, which can also be improved.

The battery life could have suffered from the modest size of the battery, but the Blackberry KEY 2 LE is doing well overall, never waning before an intensive day and able to last two full days with a bit of economy.

Review of the BlackBerry KEY2 LE done by Julien Hany the 2019/07/05

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Key points

Internal storage

32 GB

Capacity

3000 mAh

Photo resolution (Front camera)

8 MP

PPI

433

Photo resolution

13 MP

Video resolution

2160 p

RAM

4096 MB

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Amazon Marketplace BlackBerry KEY2 LE (Lite) Dual-SIM (64GB, BBE100-4, QWERTY Keypad) (GSM Only, No CDMA) Factory Unlocked 4G Smartphone (Champagne/Gold) - International Version $459.00 Free shipping $459.00 $459.00
Color : Yellow $459.00
Amazon Marketplace BlackBerry KEY2 LE (Lite) Dual-SIM (64GB, BBE100-4, QWERTZ Keypad) (GSM Only, No CDMA) Factory Unlocked 4G Smartphone (Space Blue) - International Version $479.98 Free shipping $479.98 $479.98
Amazon Marketplace BlackBerry KEY2 LE (Lite) Single-SIM (32GB, BBE100-1, QWERTY Keypad) (GSM Only, No CDMA) Factory Unlocked 4G Smartphone (Slate/Space Blue) - International Version $544.01 Free shipping $544.01 $544.01
Amazon Marketplace BlackBerry KEY2 LE (Lite) Dual-SIM (64GB, BBE100-4, QWERTY Keypad, GSM Only, No CDMA) Factory Unlocked 4G Smartphone (Atomic Red) - International Version $578.38 Free shipping $578.38 $578.38
Amazon Marketplace BlackBerry KEY2 LE BBE100-2 64GB Unlocked GSM Android Phone w/Dual 13MP/5MP Camera - Space Blue/Slate $766.46 Free shipping $766.46 $766.46
Amazon Marketplace BlackBerry KEY2 LE BBE100-2 64GB Unlocked GSM Phone w/Dual 13MP & 5MP Camera - Dark Blue/Champagne $885.00 Free shipping $885.00 $885.00
Amazon Marketplace BlackBerry Key2 LE BBE100-2 64GB Unlocked GSM Phone w/Dual 13MP & 8MP Camera - Dark Blue/Champagne $920.98 Free shipping $920.98 $920.98

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Technical specifications

The BlackBerry KEY2 LE has several versions, you will find the features of the 32GB / 4GB RAM, Single SIM version then on the (64GB / 4GB RAM, Single SIM, 32GB / 4GB RAM, Dual SIM, 64GB / 4GB RAM, Dual SIM) alternative versions, only with features that are differents form the principal sheet.

General
Operating system Android 8.1
Available Yes
Released (US) September 2018
Original price (US) 429 $
Released (FR) September 2018
Street price (EUR) 429 €
Design Candybar
Color
Black
Red
Gold
Rugged No
Display
Screen type IPS LCD
Resolution 1620x1080 pixels
Screen size 4.5 in
Touchscreen Yes
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Colors 16 777 216
3D No
PPI 433
Network
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies 850
900
1800
1900
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
UMTS Yes
UMTS Frequencies 850
900
1700/2100
1900
2100
HSPA Yes
HSPA+ Yes
Maximum theoretical bandwith 42 Mbit/s
CDMA No
4G LTE Yes
LTE Frequencies 700
800
850
900
1700/2100
1800
1900
2100

2500
2600
WiMAX No
Digital Camera / Video
Back camera Yes
Photo resolution 13 MP
Video resolution 2160 p
Flash Yes
Flash type Dual LED
Features High Dynamic Range Mode (HDR)
Panorama
Front camera Yes
Photo resolution 8 MP
Front Flash No
Sensor
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer No
Ambient light sensor Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Size and weight
71.8 in
8.4 in
150.3 in
156 oz
BlackBerry KEY2 LE
Height 150.3 in
Width 71.8 in
Thickness 8.4 in
Weight 156 oz
Hardware
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636
Processor frequency 1.8 GHz
Core number Octo Core
RAM 4096 MB
Internal storage 32 GB
Removable storage Yes
Memory card microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11a
802.11ac
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi hotspot Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 5.0
Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)
Low Energy (LE)
GPS Yes
GPS type A-GPS
USB Yes
USB version 2.0
USB connector type Type-C
USB features USB charging
Mass storage device
Audio Yes
Headset jack 3.5mm
HDMI No
DLNA No
NFC Yes
Dual SIM No
Infrared No
Multimedia
Music player Yes
Supported formats eAAC+
FLAC
MP3
WAV
Video player Yes
Supports DivX
H.265
MPEG4
Xvid
Radio Yes
FM Transmitter No
Battery
Battery type Lithium-ion
Capacity 3000 mAh
Qi wireless charging No
Quick Charge No
Hardware
Internal storage 64 GB
Connectivity
Dual SIM Yes
Connectivity
Dual SIM Yes
Hardware
Internal storage 64 GB



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