BlackBerry Key2 LE: How good is it?

BlackBerry has launched its new phone the Key2 LE at IFA 2018 in Berlin. The surprising element of BlackBerry Key2 LE is the QWERTY keyboard experience. They hope that it will attract a lot of business people and will also make people nostalgia with the feel of it. We have almost forgotten about the phones with keypads, right? But it seems Key2 LE will be a good change.

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The good old feel of the QWERTY keypad is hard to forget after all. But what will be interesting to know here is, how good is this one going to be. We already know quite a bit about the Key 2, so is it going to be any different? If yes, then what sort of application will this one include? Also, because it costs less, so is it going to compromise on something?

The brand has used BlackBerry Key2 as their flagship segment. The Key2 LE seems to have made a few adjustments and has dropped the price of Key2 LE. According to TechRadar the customers have been requesting BlackBerry to launch a phone which is affordable and that is the main reason why they launched the all-new Key2 LE. Launching the all new Key2 LE has certainly given new hopes to all the BlackBerry lovers. Now, let’s see what this new phone has to offer, shall we?

The price

BlackBerry’s Key 2 LE will come in two variants one with 32 GB internal storage and the second one with 64 GB internal storage. In India however, the price for Key 2 LE will be Rs. 42,990. It’s available in Amazon right now and if you wish to purchase it then avail Amazon mobile offers and save money.

The design

The unique part about BlackBerry Key2 is that it comes with a QWERTY keypad. Remember the good old days when we used to have QWERTY keypads? Well, you can experience it again. The back panel of this phones will be made out of plastic and will have a dual camera setup. You will see the BlackBerry logo on the back too. You will find the 3.5mm audio jack which will support almost every headphones and earphones on the top. The power buttons, as well as the volume keys, can be seen on the right-hand side of the phone.

The Display

Well, the screen of both the Key2 and Key2 LE is absolutely the same which is great because you are getting the Key2 LE at a much cheaper price.

This phone will have a 4.5-inch screen size, full HD display. The keypad is located just below the screen.

If you are planning to play games on this device, then you might feel disappointed but to its defense, this phone has not been made for gaming, so no points deducted for that.

You can use it to send emails, for social media, and also for web browsing. It looks bright, colorful, and very clear.

About the power, battery, and camera

The Key2 LE comes with a dual camera with 13 MP main sensor and the 5MP depth sensing snapper. And in the front, you will get an 8MP front camera. You can click pretty good pictures during the daylight. However, in lowlight, the experience was not that enlightening.

The Key2 LE comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 processor and will also have 4GB RAM. It will sport Android 8.1 Oreo and you won’t have trouble using it at all. It runs smoothly, and you can do multitasking easily. If BlackBerry has always been your favorite then you can try using Paytm mobile coupons to buy the Key2 LE.

BlackBerry has also confirmed that the Key2 LE will be updated to Android 9 Pie, but nothing has been confirmed in terms of when!

Remember the BlackBerry security features?Well, it has been added to Key2 LE as well. You will also be able to duplicate your social applications and messaging as well with the all-new app clone feature.

This will let you separate your professional work accounts from the personal ones. Well, a pretty good add-on.

The device will come with a 3000mAh battery, which according to BlackBerry will last for an entire day. Seems like a pretty good deal, if you don’t want to miss your chance to buy it then avail Flipkart coupons and buy this phone before time runs out.

Our Verdict

We say this phone is surely a must-have for those who want something which will help them to stay close to their business. The QWERTY keypad which the entire world has been desperately waiting for is definitely going to live up to its expectation. BlackBerry was quite a famous brand in the past and then the launch of big screen smartphones kind of took over the market. But, the all new Key2 LE seems to be pretty promising.

3 Comments
  1. Moss Clement says

    Hi Vishwajeet
    I can see that Blackbberry is still powering in the marketplace. And with the dominance of touchscreen smartphones, no one would have thought of a keyboard smartphone coming into the scene again. And your review of the product makes it even more enticing to obtain.

    Good job!

    1. Vishwajeet Kumar says

      Hello Moss,

      Indeed, Blackberry is still powering the phone marketplace. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Have a Great Weekend ahead
      Vishwajeet

  2. Praveen Verma says

    Hi
    Vishwajeet,
    Great to know about Blackberry’s new phone “Key2 LE”. You have provided a great review of this smartphone. Blackberry phones are known for its QWERTY keyboard and this smartphone is also has QWERTY keyboard as well as has also a touch screen too.

    This smartphone is loaded with latest features. I think the price of this smartphone is not appropriate to the Indian smartphones market.

    Have a good day.
    Praveen Verma

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