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BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1398 reviews of BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the design and reliability are generally positive. The size and performance also get good feedback. The connectivity and portability get mixed comments. There are some negative views 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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. Views about the battery and screen are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good opinions, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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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

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (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. Opinions about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the apps. Comments 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)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (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 are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical 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

Apr, 2018

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 (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Classic

 

Coke tried it. So did Apple with the iPod. Now BlackBerry is affixing the Classic moniker on its latest smartphone, and imbuing the device with all the features -- a great keyboard, excellent security and all-day battery life. Priced at $449 unlocked,...

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 : Nate Ralph (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Classic review

 

The BlackBerry Classic aims to succeed where the BlackBerry Bold 9900 did not. Released in 2011, the 9900 had BlackBerry 7 OS, powerful hardware, BlackBerry's four-row QWERTY keyboard and a touch screen, but it didn't exactly reverse the company's...

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.

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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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2515
Battery performance:2515
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:70
Continuous video playback time:13.7
Standby time (2G):364.8
Standby time (3G):203
Talk time (2G):17.2
Talk time (3G):11.7

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:5
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.61
Body SAR (EU):0.61
Head SAR:0.78
Head SAR (EU):0.78

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:1:1
Display Diagonal:3.5
Display Resolution:720 x 720
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:294
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AWB, WAV, WMA, OGG, M4A, MKA, FLAC, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, SVG, TIF, WBMP / GIF, BMP, TIF, WBMP, JPG, PNG / GIF, BMP, TIF, WBMP, JPG, PNG, SVG
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, MPEG4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,MPEG4,WMV,AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1900,850,1800
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM,GPRS
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,850,2100
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 900,1900,2600,800,2100,850,1800
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE / 4.0 LE EDR
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Closed user group support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating system version:10 / 10.3.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, Calendar, To-do list, Converter, Events reminder
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, Calendar, To-do list, Converter, Events reminder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Menu
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8960
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor model:MSM 8960

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating system version:10 / 10.3.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.402
Height:5.16
Weight:6.28
Width:2.85