BlackBerry Classic Review

Created date: 02/24/2018, 22:44:13, Updated date: 04/02/2020, 09:16:34

Detailed review of BlackBerry Classic's features

What are the great and not-so-great aspects of the BlackBerry Classic? We reviewed it across a wide range of variables by level of interest. If you're wondering whether or not you should get the BlackBerry Classic, we recommend that you read this article!

Summary of BlackBerry Classic performance and functions

The size and weight of the BlackBerry Classic

The body of the BlackBerry Classic is 2.9 inches (73 mm) wide, 5.2 inches (131 mm) long, and 0.4 inches (10.2 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 3.5 inch, and it weighs 178 oz (178 g). Compared to ordinary smartphones this phone is pretty compact and this makes it easy to hold. The rear side makes it really easy to control with one hand, but the usable space is limited due to the small screen. It is quite heavy and not really suitable for operating with one hand.

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ColorBlackCharcoal Black/Pure WhiteBlack
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.9 inches (73 mm) x 5.2 inches (131 mm) x 0.4 inches (10.2 mm)2.6 inches (66 mm) x 4.5 inches (115 mm) x 0.5 inches (12.3 mm)2.4 inches (60 mm) x 4.3 inches (109 mm) x 0.6 inches (14.8 mm)
Weight178 oz (178 g)130 oz (130 g)122 oz (122 g)
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Display of the BlackBerry Classic

The BlackBerry Classic has a IPS screen with a resolution of 720 x 720. Compared to normal smart phones, its screen is relatively beautiful. It shows great images even when up close, such as when using it for VR.

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Display size3.5 inch2.8 inch2.4 inch
Display typeIPSTFTTFT
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 720480 x 640360 x 480
Pixel density290 ppi285 ppi250 ppi
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The battery life of the BlackBerry Classic

The BlackBerry Classic has a battery capacity of 2515 mAh. The battery's capacity is slightly larger than standard smart phones.

The processing capability of the BlackBerry Classic

The BlackBerry Classic uses the Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 CPU with 1.5GHz×2(Dual core). The memory capacity is 2GB. It has low spec processing power and its performance is lower than typical smartphones. It has the memory capacity of a standard smartphone. Having more capacity would make apps less likely to crash and make it easier to use, but the performance is fine for the Internet and emailing. For gaming, you would want the next level up in performance.

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ChipsetSnapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960Snapdragon S2 MSM8655Marvell PXA930
CPU specs1.5GHz×2(Dual core)1.4GHz×1(Single core)0.6GHz×1(Single core)
RAM size2GB819.2MB512.0MB
Storage size16GB8GB512.0MB
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The camera of the BlackBerry Classic

The BlackBerry Classic has a back camera with 8 MP. The front camera has 2 MP. The rear camera performance is about the same as a typical smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos.

Review of the product design of the BlackBerry Classic

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an BlackBerry Classic, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the BlackBerry Classic around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The BlackBerry Classic is easily held with one hand, and its size allows it to be firmly held. It is small enough to be held in one hand together with things like a wallet, but this may be a bit difficult for ladies with small hands.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the BlackBerry Classic in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

The BlackBerry Classic has a size that makes it relatively easy to keep and take out. While it sometimes get caught when sticking out of the pocket, I think it is just a matter of getting used to it.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The BlackBerry Classic is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

 
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Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the BlackBerry Classic by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

The BlackBerry Classic is a size that allows you to have a firm grip even while using it. Since your hand is kept stable, it is difficult to accidentally drop the phone, and it is very easy to use. Since the original body size is small, the phone is still easy to hold even when using a case.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The BlackBerry Classic feels too heavy to operate with one hand, so the device wouldn't be a good choice even if you are just going to use it for a short period of time. We suggest that you hold it tightly with both hands as it may hurt your hands if you use it with just one hand for an extended period of time.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

Even when used with one hand, the BlackBerry Classic has a size which allows buttons on the edges of the display to be operated. However, people with small hands may lose their grip if they try to press the buttons at the edges.

The size of the buttons on the App

As the BlackBerry Classic's display buttons are generally small, you may end up pressing the wrong button if you don't pay enough attention. If you are not familiar with the operation, you may press the wrong button even if you try to be careful. The phone is not suitable for speed typing as it needs to be operated ever so carefully.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

Keys on the BlackBerry Classic can be pressed even when held with one hand, but your grip may weaken when trying to flick the buttons at the edges. As a result, it may become unstable in the hand when flicking quickly, but it won't be easy to drop as long as you are careful.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the BlackBerry Classic with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the BlackBerry Classic is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

The display of the BlackBerry Classic is somewhat small and this can make letters feel small as well. However as the size of the writing can be adjusted in the OS settings and the screen isn't so small that it is hard to see images, this shouldn't be an inconvenience for normal use. While it doesn't seem well suited for reading long sentences in emails or when researching something, I can say that it is suited for short messages and for looking things up quickly.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the BlackBerry Classic displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The BlackBerry Classic can display photos and videos beautifully. While people with good eyes can see jagged outlines when they look at the display up close, it is not really something of concern.

Ease of writing sentences

A big part of the BlackBerry Classic's screen is hidden from view when typing because the keyboard is displayed, and it is difficult having to go back and forth trying to see what you have typed. As such, it's safe to say that the size of the device is not suitable for typing in sentences.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

The BlackBerry Classic has performance that allows it to be used comfortably for phone calls, emails, and chat. It is rare but sometimes there is lag. Still, this almost never occurs, so it can be said to be suitable for normal use.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

The performance felt lacking when using the internet and SNS. Sometimes the apps felt like they were running slowly. If I kept using it when that happened apps would close suddenly or stop completely.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

There isn't any sense of inadequate performance even when several apps are used at the same time and there is frequent switching between apps. In rare cases, it may feel slow and the display may lag, but I don't think one will feel stressed during practical use.

 
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