The BlackBerry Leap made with his aged dual-core processor in the ULTIMATE TECH NEWS test?
- 1 Test Conclusion: You Need to Know
- 2 Design: a tame beast in hand
- 3 BlackBerry Leap: impressions of the smartphone
- 4 BlackBerry Leap
- 5 Non-slip rear
- 6 Autofocus
- 7 Expansion Joyful
- 8 Socket on the bottom
- 9 Rounded edges housing
- 10 Power button above
- 11 Volume and control
- 12 Size comparison
- 13 Size comparison
- 14 Picture quality
- 15 Processor: Snapdragon retired
- 16 Photos were never BlackBerrys strength
- 17 Everyday use of the BlackBerry Leap
Test Conclusion: You Need to Know
The exterior promises what the technology inside keeps: solid performance. The Leap is not a high flyer, but met everyday tasks in a sufficient rate. The display shines brightly, allowing work in the sunshine. And who is looking for a durable, solid device, makes BlackBerry Leap everything right.
she is on mobile search and want a top-processed smartphone at a reasonable price? Quick it should be? The BlackBerry Leap seems to combine all your needs in itself. How good it actually creates, tested ULTIMATE TECH NEWS.
Design: a tame beast in hand
With regard to processing and everyday lifestyle design the Canadian company makes no something before: The casing is a mix of board chocolate and aluminum block – made smaller than the sweet temptation, so compact in the hand, and as a unified whole.
The almost ideal size is only through the Apple iPhone 6 or the Samsung S6 undercut. On Leap nothing moves, nothing creaks. The relatively high weight (170 grams) further underlines the robustness. The dimpled pattern on the back supports rubber material in its slip resistance.
Right on the side there are the usual three buttons for volume and voice control, left a door for SIM and micro SD card. On top sits the really useless on-off switch, because that manages much more convenient by swiping. Around the display is a lot of black space.
Justifies the HTC One (M9) to place at least through large speakers, is the BlackBerry just a black, empty, unused space to find. Thus, the design complements end up being simple but functional describe.
BlackBerry Leap: impressions of the smartphone
Although the large display has to lean only, but does not interfere in everyday life.
The back does not slip out of your hands. An advantage that is missing many new smartphones.
The autofocus is in any smartphone Standard why BlackBerry writes it so to the case?However, in testing the advertised autofocus worked unreliable.
On the left side of the Micro-SIM and microSD card slot sits.
The charging and USB jack is located at the bottom
Rounded edges housing
Although the Leap seems like a block of aluminum, the edges are rounded. So it is very comfortable to hold
The power switch is located at a particularly inopportune location: on the top edge. But that does not disturb the life, because the unlock the phone by means of gestures without pressing buttons
Volume and control
Popular and tested is the trio of volume control and music control: The middle button starts to request the voice commands or controls the music player
Links the iPhone 6, the LG G3 beside the BlackBerry Leap, far right.
And here the smart phones in the same order from behind.
If the autofocus of the camera is functioning properly again, come out very handsome pictures. The image has been reduced to 1024×576 pixels, but the colored cutouts left in 100 percent of the original resolution.
The details are adequate, but could be higher for 8 megapixels. The color reproduction is good and in particular the noise performance is very low.
Processor: Snapdragon retired
BlackBerry follows the trend and uses a 5-inch IPS display. Whether viewed from the front or side, the view remains perfectly. Despite the relatively low resolution of 1280×720 pixels which falls not to interfere.
For more of the dual-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 1.5 GHz) also would be unable. The S4 Plus is a discontinued model and since October 2012 at the market.
Accordingly you should not expect too much of it. The launch of Apps takes a brief moment, the change of camera modes and a little longer, but the app is running but then finally, there are no more delays to feel. Those who do not manage with the available 10.3 GB, extended memory with a microSD card to a maximum of 128 GB.
Photos were never BlackBerrys strength
While most manufacturers make the 8-megapixel border behind him, BlackBerry is still looking for connection to the rest. The Z30 Canadians first showed that they too can squeeze good photos from a mobile phone.
But the Leap they seem to have forgotten this expertise back: Very often not the camera focuses and shoots at the end visible blurry photos. Here only helps to keep the hand in front of the lens and try again. But a real pain is another bad habit of camera: So the software suggests a a particular screen mode before, for example HDR. To activate but only by a tip on it. Smarter it would have been easy to switch modes automatically, if the camera knows better.
But as far seems BlackBerry the whole is not to be trusted on the road. And so we finally wasted three seconds until the last photo’s in the box. Once you come to terms with it, the results are quite impressive. The colors do largely, but are somewhat exaggerated strongly. It lacks the pictures of detail, but almost no noise is visible. Overall, you get good pictures, but to go for closer detail shots, later rather than to enlarge an image section.
Everyday use of the BlackBerry Leap
It is a pleasure to touch the Leap. The rounded rear grip fits comfortably in your hand – but not the pointed corners. Initially, you can still see over it, but after two or three e-mails press uncomfortable in the palm of your hand. BlackBerry OS 10, on the other hand, is fun when operating.
Man wiping his flight through the menus and apps and can dispense entirely with flashing buttons. Especially when viewing videos or playing games you do not accidentally press any button – great! However, the camera is a big disappointment: After several unsuccessful attempts I give up exhausted.
Sharp pictures are more a matter of luck than normal. Right now, the OS version 10.3.1.1779 is installed. It is hoped that a speedy update fixes this problem. What already works very well, is the reading mode in the browser.
The mode prepares every website on so that it is easier to read and annoying advertising or navigation menus disappear. So makes surfing twice as much fun – unfortunately lacks a keyboard shortcut for it. When Passport is enough to press the “R” key, the Leap to call up the menu and then select the read mode.