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BlackBerry 9720

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the responsiveness and screen. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the build quality. Many are critical about the reliability and design.

value for money, usability, battery, screen, responsiveness

features, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry 9720 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 36 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry 9720

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 20 user reviews of BlackBerry 9720 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, responsiveness, screen, battery

reliability, features

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry 9720 Smartphone - WhiteBlackberry 9720 Sim Free Smarpthone - BlackBlackBerry 9720 (white) sim-free, unbranded

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BlackBerry 9720 review

 

Budget BlackBerry 9720 winds clock back to BB 7, but who's biting?

Good battery life ; Physical keyboard ; MicroSD slot ; BlackBerry security

Lack of apps ; Slow, dated interface ; Small display ; Looks and feels cheap

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BlackBerry 9720 Review: In Depth

 

Is BlackBerry up to its old tricks again? The 9720 features BBOS 7.1, a 5-megapixel camera and a dedicated BBM hardware key.

Excellent call quality ; Lightweight ; Great battery life

Outdated OS ; Unattractive design ; Overpriced

The final sting in the 9720’s tail is the price. At £170 it’s far too pricey for an entry-level BlackBerry, especially when there are far better, cheaper alternatives like the new ZTE Blade V, the Nokia Lumia 620 or if you’re willing to pay up to £60...

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BlackBerry 9720

 

Wait what? A sequel to a four year old phone? That's exactly what the BlackBerry 9720 is, a follow up to the 2009 9700 emailer. It's still rocking the QWERTY keypad - and worryingly, largely the same software - but this time it's debuting at a rock...

There’s a lot we don’t like about BlackBerry’s refusal to change, but it has at least kept its few saving graces intact here. The BlackBerry 9720 is a well built plastic phone with easy controls and a rock solid keyboard that makes blasting out...

We’ve got to be honest, this phone feels like it could have been made at any time in the last half decade. No, really. There have been touchscreen BlackBerries for five years now, and there have been BlackBerries with 480x360 displays for five years...

The BlackBerry 9720 is an unfortunate reminder of just how far we’ve come in the last few years. There’s little to no reason to aspire to this, an operating system even BlackBerry has moved on from, when you could get more apps and a bigger screen with...

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BlackBerry 9720

 

Wait what? A sequel to a four year old phone? That's exactly what the BlackBerry 9720 is, a follow up to the 2009 9700 emailer. It's still rocking the QWERTY keypad - and worryingly, largely the same software - but this time it's debuting at a rock...

The BlackBerry 9720 is an unfortunate reminder of just how far we’ve come in the last few years. There’s little to no reason to aspire to this, an operating system even BlackBerry has moved on from, when you could get more apps and a bigger screen with...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:IPS
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:BB 7 AND BELOW
Operator:A1 TELEKOM / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / TALKTALK / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
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