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

Classic
3.5"

screen resolution

Classic
720 x 720
Passport
1440 x 1440
BlackBerry Z10
1280 x 768

memory

Classic
2 GB
Bold 9900
0.75 GB
Passport
3 GB

processor

Classic
Dual core
Passport
Quad core
Moto G
Quad core

camera resolution

Classic
8 MP
Passport
13 MP
Bold 9900
5 MP

Reviews Word on the street for the BlackBerry Classic


6.5
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

Screen

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)

Apps

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)

Controls

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)

Video

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)

Keyboard

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

screen

Size 3.5"
Resolution 720 x 720
PPI 290 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core
RAM 2 GB
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

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  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)

battery

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

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes

software

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

connectivity

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