BlackBerry Classic 

Released December, 2014
  • Blackberry OS 10.3
  • 4G
  • 3.5"
  • Dual core 1.5 GHz
Well, it’s mainly because its screen is tiny in comparison to today’s modern devices – plus, it’s sporting a squarish 1:1 ratio screen.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)
No surprise here, its battery life is average at best.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)

Features Key features of the BlackBerry Classic

screen size


screen resolution

720 x 720
1440 x 1440
BlackBerry Z10
1280 x 768


2 GB
Bold 9780
0.5 GB
Bold 9900
0.75 GB


Dual core
Quad core
Bold 9900
Single core

camera resolution

8 MP
13 MP
Bold 9900
5 MP

Reviews Word on the street for the BlackBerry Classic

Neither imposing nor underrated, the Classic is paired with a modest 8-megapixel auto-focus camera, which is accompanied with an LED flash, 5-element f/2.2 aperture lens, BSI, image stabilization (digital), and up to 1080p video recording.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The small size of the screen doesn’t make it the most practical thing for surfing the web.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)
When lighting is present, images exhibit sharp edges with good detail – though, colors sometimes appear a little subdued.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)
The small real estate of the screen doesn’t necessarily make it the most ideal thing for the occasions, especially when we’re constantly “minimizing” the browser by mistake as we scroll, but it’s nice that the trackpad acts as a cursor.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)


The music player with BlackBerry OS 10 is your standard fanfare, as it offers the most basic of functions with playback.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)
Specifically, we can do things like respond to text messages, check emails, and even view multimedia content through the comfort of our computer.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)
BlackBerry has been tweaking and optimizing its platform since it arrived a few years ago, but even now, it still pales in comparison to its rivals – it’s more apparent when we try to look for some popular third party apps.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)


A rare thing to find in today’s smartphones, it’s nice to have dedicated controls beneath the display for picking up/ending phone calls – they’re just convenient to have!
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)
As for manual controls, the only thing offered is a scene mode, which merely adjusts the white balance.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)
Dedicated call controls are a sight for sore eyes, they’re just rare to find nowadays.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)


Still image results are surprisingly good, but not so much with video recording.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)
Even though it’s capable of playing all sorts of 1080p videos, we wouldn’t say that the Classic is our first, second, or third choice when it comes to watching videos.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)


On the productivity side, it’s preloaded with Docs To Go, which when paired with its QWERTY keyboard, offers us the perfect solution in getting work done on the road.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 3.5"
Resolution 720 x 720
PPI 290 ppi


Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core
Internal storage 16 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  3. HSPA (unspecified)
  4. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  6. LTE Cat 3 (100/)
  7. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  8. HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
  9. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 1,032 min
Talk time (3G) 702 min
Standby time 21,888 min
Standby time (3G) 20,880 min
Capacity 2,515 mA·h

form factor

Weight 178 g
Thickness 10.2 mm
Size 72.4 x 131.1 x 10.2 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes


Supports FM radio Yes


Operating system Blackberry OS 10.3
Multitasking No
App store BlackBerry App World
Adobe flash support No
App store size 120,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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