Both the BlackBerry Key2 and the BlackBerry Key2 LE are two lookalike smartphones. Both phones were launched in 2018. When the BlackBerry Key2 was launched, fans were so angry, they argue that the phone is overpriced so in other to please them, BlackBerry decided to launch the Key2 LE which in another word is the Lite version of the original.
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The good news here is that the BlackBerry Key2 LE still maintains the look and also offers some of the amazing features on the original. In this article, we will try to figure out the major differences between the BlackBerry Key2 and the BlackBerry Key2 LE smartphones.
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BlackBerry Key2 VS BlackBerry Key2 LE: Design
Both phones look stunning and beautiful in the overall body. The BlackBerry Key2 is built with Polycarbonate and Metal with body dimensions of 71.8 mm x 151.4 mm x 8.5 mm and it weighs 168 gram. BlackBerry Key2 LE is built with a Polycarbonate and it measures 71.8 mm x 150.3 mm x 8.4 mm in dimensions and weighs 156 gram. It’s available in Red, Black, and Champagne colors, while the Key2 is available in Silver and Black colors.
BlackBerry Key2 VS BlackBerry Key2 LE: Display
On the front, the iconic keyboards on both phones reduce the screen size leaving you just 4.5 inches FHD with IPS capacitive touchscreen, however, the screen will offer clear visuals with the 1620 x 1080 Pixels resolution and 433 pixels per inch density. They have Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shielding the main screen from any crack or scratch and they reach up to 56% screen to body ratio.
BlackBerry Key2 VS BlackBerry Key2 LE: Camera
On the camera aspect, you will spot some differences, the BlackBerry Key2 has a dual rear camera of 12 Megapixels + 12 Megapixels with dual LED flash shooting high videos quality. For selfies, the phone has a front camera of 8 Megapixels with f/2.2 Aperture, and 1.120 µm Pixel Size which is also perfect for video calls. The BlackBerry Key2 LE has a lower dual rear camera of 13 Megapixels + 5 Megapixels with dual LED flash as well and a front camera of 8 Megapixels. Both phones support 1080p videos resolution, however, the BlackBerry Key2 will take beautiful photos and selfies than the later.
BlackBerry Key2 VS BlackBerry Key2 LE: Performance
On the hardware, you will also notice some changes, the BlackBerry Key2 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus that runs on a fast speed of 2.2GHz coupled with Qualcomm Adreno 512. BlackBerry Key2 LE has Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with an octa-core processor that clocked at a speed of 1.8 GHz coupled with Qualcomm Adreno 509 graphics card. The BlackBerry Key2 has a bigger RAM of 6GB with an inbuilt memory of 65GB/128GB, while the BlackBerry Key2 LE has 4GB of RAM with an inbuilt memory of 32GB/64GB. You can still expand their memory with micro SD card and they are both powered by Android 8.1 Oreo.
BlackBerry Key2 VS BlackBerry Key2 LE
|BlackBerry Key2||BlackBerry Key2 LE|
|Dimensions and Weight||71.8 mm x 151.4 mm x 8.5 mm Weight: 168||71.8 mm x 150.3 mm x 8.4 mm Weight: 156g|
|Display||4.5 inches FHD, 1620 x 1080 Pixels (433 PPI pixel density) and IPS capacitive touchscreen||4.5 inches FHD, 1620 x 1080 Pixels (433 PPI pixel density) and IPS capacitive touchscreen|
|Memory||RAM/ROM: 64GB/128GB, 6GB RAM.||RAM/ROM: 32GB/64GB, 4GB RAM|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Hardware||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus, Octa-Core 4×2.2GHz Kryo 260 + 4×1.84GHz Kryo 260||MSM8953Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-Core 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 4x 1.6 GHz Kryo 260|
|Camera||12 MP + 12 MP And front: 8 MP||13 MP + 8 MP And front: 8 MP|
|Connectivity||2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi-Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS||2G/3G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-lon 3500 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery|
|Additional Features||Fingerprint Scanner||Fingerprint Scanner|
BlackBerry Key2 VS BlackBerry Key2 LE: Battery & Price
The BlackBerry Key2 has a nonremovable battery capacity of 3500 mAh with fast charging technology, while the BlackBerry Key2 LE has a nonremovable battery capacity of 3000 mAh with fast charging technology as well.
The BlackBerry Key2 cost around 650 EUR, while the BlackBerry Key2 LE is about 400 EUR.