BlackBerry Classic 

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launchJan, 2015

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Design

  • Classic design - BlackBerry holdouts will love the throwback design
  • The back has a grippy texture that feels nice to hold
  • Comfortable, accurate keyboard
  • Dedicated call controls beneath the keyboard

Display

  • Small, cramped screen - this is not an ideal multimedia consuming smartphone

Software

  • Support for Android apps
  • BlackBerry OS is not as evolved as other modern touch based operating systems like Android and iOS
  • The awkward square aspect ratio hampers all activities except composing and editing text - a lot of Android apps especially look odd in this format
  • Limited Android App support - you're largely limited to whatever's available on the Amazon Appstore
  • Android apps also tend to run a bit slow

Performance

  • Good speed/performance in daily use

Camera

  • Average camera

Audio

  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good call quality

Battery

  • Good battery life

More

  • Great at productivity tasks
  • Useful shortcut keys - holding down "A, " for example, brings up the Address Book
  • BlackBerry Blend allows you to fully control your phone via a PC or another device (including writing emails, BBMs, and text messages)
  • Chunky and heavy

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BlackBerry Classic Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSBlackBerry OS 10.3No updates expected
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size3.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x720 pixels (~ 291 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • LCD
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Magnetometer Sensor
  • Gyroscope Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Dual Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 PlusRanked #99 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 225
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2515 mAh
Battery Standby384 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)365 hrs
Battery Talktime17.20 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)11.20 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Audio Playback Time: 70 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 13.7 hrs
Dimensions
Weight178 gm
Thickness10.2 mm
Camera
Primary Camera8.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Backside Illumination
  • Continuous and Touch to Focus
  • Image and Video Stabilization
  • 5 Element F2.2 Lens
  • 5X Digital Zoom
Secondary Camera2.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreBlackBerry App World, Amazon Appstore
Full Physical QWERTY KeypadYes
Optical TrackpadYes
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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