1. Eustis99's Avatar
    So I'm considering a new blackberry because the passport is a bit too cumbersome for me at work (construction). I was debating between the classic or leap but cant decide. Are they essentially the same thing but one has a keyboard and the other is all touch? or is there minor differences to make one better than the other?
    05-13-15 02:18 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Classic has NFC, SlimPort, 5Ghz WiFi, 720x720 display with a 2515 mAh battery.
    Leap has no NFC, No SlimPort, No 5Ghz WiFi, 1280x720 display with a 2800 mAh battery.

    Overall, the Classic and Leap are two very different devices.
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    05-13-15 03:49 PM
  3. conite's Avatar
    I would think your need to have a keyboard or not would trump all.

    If you need a physical keyboard, you suck it up and live with a smaller screen. If not, you get a full screen.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.680
    05-13-15 03:55 PM
  4. Eustis99's Avatar
    I heard the leap has no nfc which isn't a big deal to me. Funny though they advertise the leap flex shell as nfc friendly. Spec wise though they're both similar right? Same processors and such. Just comes down to the keyboard or bigger screen.

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    05-13-15 05:26 PM
  5. conite's Avatar
    I heard the leap has no nfc which isn't a big deal to me. Funny though they advertise the leap flex shell as nfc friendly. Spec wise though they're both similar right? Same processors and such. Just comes down to the keyboard or bigger screen.

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    The overall OS experience will be similar, yes. Same cpu.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.680
    05-13-15 05:57 PM
  6. Eustis99's Avatar
    Awesome, thank you!

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    05-13-15 06:25 PM
  7. lift's Avatar
    I just returned my Leap mostly due to the terrible rear speaker. If you need a loud speaker and ringtone, then you should look at the Classic. If I turned the ringtone up high it would cause the rear speaker to rattle pretty badly and it was still not really that loud. The big screen, battery and overall build quality was pretty good otherwise.
    05-13-15 10:53 PM
  8. rebroker2009's Avatar
    Classic hands down on extras alone that the leap doesnt have. You will be much happier unless you prefer a virtual keyboard. If thats the case, than a Z30 would be a better option. I still chose the Passport 8 months ago and glad I did

    Blackberry Passport running 10.3.2.500
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    05-13-15 11:08 PM
  9. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    The Classic is also a bit smaller in terms of physical size.

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    05-14-15 10:25 AM
  10. Mmickel Abraham's Avatar
    Yes I would go with the Classic or Z30.

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    05-14-15 06:56 PM
  11. Eustis99's Avatar
    So I got my classic last night and it's my favorite by far! I traded in my passport at AT&T and got this guy for cheap. I love the angled keys much more than the flat ones and it's so much easier to hold. I also have a leap but the speakers on it are awful as the one guy said earlier. I found middle ground with this one!

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    05-16-15 12:51 PM
  12. lift's Avatar
    So I got my classic last night and it's my favorite by far! I traded in my passport at AT&T and got this guy for cheap. I love the angled keys much more than the flat ones and it's so much easier to hold. I also have a leap but the speakers on it are awful as the one guy said earlier. I found middle ground with this one!

    Posted via CB10
    Glad you are happy with your decision. The Leap was a let down for me unfortunately.
    05-16-15 09:46 PM
  13. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    Classic has NFC, SlimPort, 5Ghz WiFi, 720x720 display with a 2515 mAh battery.
    Leap has no NFC, No SlimPort, No 5Ghz WiFi, 1280x720 display with a 2800 mAh battery.

    Overall, the Classic and Leap are two very different devices.
    That sums it up perfectly.

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    07-10-15 06:38 PM
  14. punbb's Avatar
    I'm loving the Leap. And I come from the Q10. I do miss the physical keypad for sure, and was close to returning the Leap. However, I know I would miss this amazing screen. And the camera is amazing.

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    07-11-15 09:41 AM
  15. rajarizal's Avatar
    Im using the pp, classic and the leap. So far im enjoying the leap. Its a good and quite fast device. Reminds me a bit of the Z30.

    However, if u type a lot, u need the classic, but need a bigger screen, the leap it is.

    No issues with the leap as im a heavy user.


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    07-11-15 10:08 AM
  16. Chris Chin's Avatar
    After using a Leap on a recent client visit, I really can't recommend it to anyone who uses the speaker for calling.

    I have Z30 and a Classic.

    The sound quality on the Leap's rear speaker just can't do the job foe speaker phone calls. A deal breaker for me 'cause I use the speaker phone extensively for work.

    Nice package, ok specs. But the speaker phone kills it for my needs.


    Chris - Posted with CB10 on my Workhorse Classic
    07-17-15 02:24 PM
  17. lift's Avatar
    After using a Leap on a recent client visit, I really can't recommend it to anyone who uses the speaker for calling.

    I have Z30 and a Classic.

    The sound quality on the Leap's rear speaker just can't do the job foe speaker phone calls. A deal breaker for me 'cause I use the speaker phone extensively for work.

    Nice package, ok specs. But the speaker phone kills it for my needs.


    Chris - Posted with CB10 on my Workhorse Classic
    Yeah, the speaker is definitely the weak link in the Leap. I have learned to just live with it because I like the bigger screen and the much better battery life.
    07-18-15 12:26 PM
  18. adonesc's Avatar
    Leap it was for me. It suits well my needs as a customer and BlackBerry user.

    After the good experience I've had with the Z10, prior to the Leap, I just couldn't see myself going back to a physical keyboard and a screen of the size such as the one on the Classic.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking the Classic, but the Leap proved better for what I wanted out of a BlackBerry device.

    Cartman says: Screw you guys I'm going home!
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    07-20-15 07:56 AM
  19. kapsgupta's Avatar
    Both the phones have same capabilities. If you want bigger screen with touch experience buy leap. If you are fine with small screen and physical keyboard then go for classic. Hardware and battery will give you same performance.

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    07-20-15 12:46 PM
  20. FrankUnderwood's Avatar
    I always find that when people post questions like this, they'll always post it in the forum of the phone they WANT to get.

    This was posted in the Leap section....go ahead. Take the Leap

    Classic is awesome in case you want to know.

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    07-20-15 01:18 PM
  21. playbookster's Avatar
    275 dollar phone vs a 449 dollar phone. Both have virtually the same specs. Leap doesn't have NFC but has a bigger battery and bigger screen. Leap is better value.

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    07-22-15 08:22 AM

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