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BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1364 reviews of BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The size and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the portability, and there are some less positive reviews about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The portability and performance also get good opinions, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, performance, portability, screen, battery

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Classic SIM-Free Smartphone - BlueBlackberry Classic SIM-Free Smartphone - Blue

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 516 user reviews of BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the apps, and reviews are divided on the GPS navigation.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Classic Smartphone - Factory Unlocked (Black)BlackBerry Classic Smartphone - Factory Unlocked (Black)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the durability and reliability. The screen and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the price.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry CLASSIC (SQC100-4) Black - Factory UnlockedBlackberry CLASSIC (SQC100-4) Black - Factory Unlocked

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Velazco (engadget.com)

BlackBerry Classic review: A love letter to fans and few others

 

Let's put Apple, Samsung and all their ilk aside for few moments: It really wasn't that long ago that a homegrown Canadian company called BlackBerry (wel

Its physical QWERTY keyboard is still aces ; Lots of good software touches ; BlackBerry holdouts will love the throwback design

Finding (and installing) apps can be tiresome ; Hit-or-miss performance ; Can't remove the battery ; Mediocre camera

The BlackBerry Classic hearkens back to the good old days, when a solid QWERTY keyboard and a dense design turned phones into full-blown business partners. Alas, with inconsistent performance and an app ecosystem that takes plenty of getting used to,...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

BlackBerry Classic review: For old times' sake

 

The BlackBerry Classic is a quintessential BlackBerry, any way you slice it. With a hardware QWERTY keyboard and navigation buttons, a strictly business appearance and the best enterprise chops in the industry, the newcomer is reminiscent of the...

Square 3.5" 720p LCD display; 294dpi; Corning Gorilla Glass 3 ; 1.5GHz dual-core CPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 chipset; 2GB of RAM ; 8MP camera with auto-focus; digital image stabilization; LED flash; 2MP front-facing camera ; 1080p video capture...

Seriously dated hardware platform ; Non-removable battery ; Rather thick at 10.2mm and also heavy at 177g ; Considerable off-contract price tag ; Limited carrier support in the US (for the time being)

Passing final judgment on the BlackBerry Classic depends on one's perspective about what a smartphone should do. The handset is an excellent business device, but a long way behind the latest iOS and Android smartphones in terms of features that will...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

BlackBerry Classic review

 

I'm at the airport in Dallas, after a four-hour flight without usable Wi-Fi. That means I have about four hours of email to catch up on. But it's not just any email: it's Monday morning, pre-trade...

Great hardware keyboard ; Respectable battery life ; Power user shortcuts

Mediocre camera ; Slow performance ; Lackluster software ecosystem

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Classic Review

 

Sturdy, attractive design; Excellent keyboard; Long battery life

Limited app support; Low-resolution display

The Classic hits all the right notes for BlackBerry diehards, with a comfortable keyboard and long endurance.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Classic

 

Three years later the $449 BlackBerry Classic (about £285) keeps BlackBerry's signature design, but relies on the fond memories of BlackBerry fans. You still get that great keyboard, and it even runs Android apps, but the 3.5-inch display is...

The BlackBerry Classic couples a comfortable, accurate keyboard with an attractive design that's sure to please BlackBerry fans. Support for Android apps will please the rest of us, too.

The spacious four-row keyboard results in a smaller, cramped screen.

If you're willing to trade screen size for a superior physical keyboard, the BlackBerry Classic is a fantastic productivity phone for old-school QWERTY junkies.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Classic (Unlocked)

 

The BlackBerry Classic is a great voice and messaging phone that can't deliver on the range of online services most people need.

Excellent build quality. Lovely keyboard. Very good call quality

Sluggish. Third-party experiences are seriously lacking

Nobody does keyboards like BlackBerry. At this point, almost nobody does keyboards except BlackBerry, which makes the BlackBerry Passport—and now the new BlackBerry Classic—the go-to phones for people who still want to mash some physical buttons. The...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

BlackBerry Classic Review

 

Enter the BlackBerry Classic, an old-school ‘berry that employs an iconic design. Indeed, it's a modern spin on a classic, but is it something that'll really bring back consumers to BlackBerry's circle?...

It goes back to the classic Bold keyboard ; Great at productivity tasks ; Dedicated call controls beneath the keyboard ; Trackpad offers precise cursor controls

Video recording quality is disappointing ; Not an ideal multimedia consuming smartphone ; Scrolling vertically causes us to “minimize” apps frequently ; Android apps run slowly

After years of trying to reinvent itself through various formed smartphones meant to be up with the times, as well as a new start with a totally different platform, BlackBerry finds itself in an unpredictable position – one that’s unquestionably more...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: pallabhazarika (nothingwired.com)

Blackberry Classic review: Full In-Depth Hands-on

 

Blackberry has come up with a new device, the Blackberry Classic which will take you back to those nostalgic days where Blackberry used to be a premium business phone with some unique features. Blackberry has experienced some serious downfall in the...

Blackberry has aimed the Blackberry Classic especially for the Blackberry fans and if you have loved those good old Blackberry phones with the amazing qwerty keypads, then the Blackberry Classic is the perfect choice for you. It looks and feels so much...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Darren Orf (gizmodo.com)

BlackBerry Classic Review: Good at Being a BlackBerry, and Not Much Else

 

Let's talk about the word "classic." Classic can mean "timeless," as in an ageless beauty that never fades or a joke with a punchline that always hits. It can also mean "old," like the candy red '57 Chevy you'll probably never see on a modern highway....

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

BlackBerry Classic review

 

The BlackBerry Classic combines a physical keyboard with the power of the BB10 touchscreen operating system. It allows limited Android apps too, and is a very competent business smartphone. But the small screen and dated processor won't make it a good...

The BlackBerry Classic is the result of a complex evolutionary process. It keeps the best of the old-school BlackBerry Bold series, with its physical QWERTY keyboard, and brings in the power and functionality of the BB10 operating system. All that is...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8

Display

Pixel density:294

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA+
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes