BlackBerry KEY2 LE - Verizon
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BlackBerry's DNA runs deep in the KEY range, with the KEY2 LE featuring a full 4-row QWERTY keyboard that has an integrated touchpad and fingerprint sensor.
Available for the first time at a mid-tier price, the physical keyboard massively improves typing speed and accuracy for longer emails, comments and document editing. It's also backlit for use in all lighting conditions.
Keyboard shortcuts are available too. You can assign specific apps to launch with a basic combination, such as "alt + E" for email or "alt + F" for Facebook.
The entire keyboard is also touch-sensitive. There's no need to reach up to the screen to scroll up and down through web articles or conversation threads. Just swipe on the keyboard. This works when typing too! Flick up during typing to select the currently suggested word, or slide the cursor slowly through your written text. No more trying to tap on a tiny part of the screen to get where you want to type!
BlackBerry smartphones remain the device of choice for those concerned about their security. Thanks to real-time monitoring from the BlackBerry DTEK security suite, coupled with a trusted hardware-signed boot process, you can use the phone safe in the knowledge that it is constantly looking out for threats.
Additional applications such as Locker allow you to securely store sensitive files or other data, plus Firefox Focus is pre-installed for private browsing.
Full power for full days
A 3,000 mAh cell coupled with the power-efficient Snapdragon 636 processor makes for up to 22 hours of mixed-use battery life. Also, thanks to the smaller screen size afforded by the keyboard, every BlackBerry KEY range device will have better battery life than competing handsets with the same processor and memory configuration.
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is supported too. Use the included charger or any QC 3.0 certified charger to achieve a 50% charge in just 36 minutes.
Reasons to buy BlackBerry KEY2 LE
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) with BlackBerry Hub and productivity apps
- Physical QWERTY keyboard with integrated touchpad and fingerprint sensor
- Octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor with Adreno 509 GPU
- 32/64GB storage and 4GB RAM
- 4.5" Full HD 1080 x 1620 screen with Corning Gorilla Glas
- DUAL 13 + 5MP rear cameras with PDAF & dual-LED flash
- 150.25 x 71.8 x 8.35 mm
- 3.5mm audio jack
- 3,000 mAh battery
- USB Type-C with QuickCharge 3.0
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 ( Oreo)
Custom SkinBlackBerry Launcher
ProcessorQualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
SpeedOcta Core (4x 1.8 GHz & 4x 1.8 GHz)
TypeMicro SD Capacity (Up to) 256 GB
Resolution1080 x 1620 (~434 ppi)
OtherCorning Gorilla Glass
Rear CameraDual 13 + 5 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech13MP: f/2.2, 1/3.1", 1.12um, PDAF | 5MP: f/2.4, 1.12um, depth sensor
Flash & FocusDual LED Flash, HDR, panorama
Front Camera8 MP
Lens & Sensor Techf/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor
Battery3,000 mAh Non-removable Li-ion
4G/LTE BandsFD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 29, 66 (2100/1900/1800/1700/850/2600/900/700/700/700/800/700/700/AWS-3) TD-LTE 38, 39, 40, 41 (2600/1900/2300/2500)
Wi-Fi802.11 ?/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth5.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
Power Port and Data PortUSB Type-C
Audio Port3.5mm audio jack
Video OutYes, wireless via Miracast, Google Home
Physical Keyboard4-row QWERTY
TrackpadBuilt-in to keyboard
ButtonsPower, Volume, Convenience Key
Fingerprint SensorIntegrated in Space Key
Other ControlsShortcut/Speed Key
Location TechnologiesGPS / GLONASS
Built-In MapsGoogle Maps
Dimensions150.3 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm (5.92 x 2.83 x 0.33 in)
Weight156 g (5.50 oz)
I've only had the phone for a few days but it is definitely an improvement over the KeyOne I have been using for the last 3 years. All the apps seem to work better and faster. Newer operating system, newer processor, twice as much memory and device storage all make a big difference. If you are a Blackberry user looking for an upgrade that runs on Verizon this is the way to go.
A bit of advice, don't be tempted to use your KeyOne SIM card in the Key2 LE, it can create messaging issues. Use the SIM card that comes with the phone or get a new one from Verizon.
Love my BlackBerry key 2 le. Love the color, slate gray. This phone arrived to my door within two days. A representative from the company immediately sent me the tracking # as soon as I completed the purchase. The phone box has all the information you need to give to Verizon like the IMEI and Sim info. I'm very happy and I love my BlackBerry. Great customer service. Thanks!
Great phone, replaced the older BB KeyOne that broke. Excellent service from Fusion, we got the phone in 2 days ! Called Verizon to activate, they asked for the IMEI and SIM card ID which was printed on the box, and the phone was working in about 15 minutes. No hassles ordering or going to the store.
Love my new BlackBerry - still a great phone, with more adequate memory and amazing physical keyboard. The seller was professional and responsive and provided excellent customer service. The phone also is supported by Verizon