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BlackBerry Curve 9380

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews of BlackBerry Curve 9380. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and performance are overall positive. The design and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the durability and social networking functionality. Reviews are divided on the size.

usability, portability, design, performance, screen

battery, reliability, social network, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Curve 9380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Curve 9380

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 9380 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The screen and performance are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the size and battery.

usability, performance, screen, portability, price

battery, size

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Curve 9380 Sim Free Smartphone - BlackBlackBerry Curve 9380 Sim Free Smartphone - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Curve 9380

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 9380 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The usability and performance also get good views, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

camera, performance, usability, price, portability

reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Curve 9380 Unlocked GSM Phone with Touchscreen and 5 MP Camera--No Warranty (Black)BlackBerry Curve 9380 Unlocked GSM Phone with Touchscreen and 5 MP Camera--No Warranty (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

BlackBerry Curve 9380 review: Not what you’d expect

 

The BlackBerry Curve 9380 is RIM's first ever-released Curve with a touchscreen. The Curve lineup is usually an expression of RIM's understanding for a budget phone and this one supposedly, doesn't make a difference. It should attract customers with a...

3.2" 16M-color TFT touchscreen of HVGA resolution (360 x 480 pixels) ; Quad-band GSM support and tri-band 3G with HSDPA ; Single-core 800MHz processor ; 512MB RAM ; BlackBerry OS v7 ; BlackBerry’s proprietary email service and data security ; Wi-Fi...

BlackBerry Internet Service account is a must to enjoy all the phone features ; No physical QWERTY keyboard (a potential deal breaker for a BlackBerry) ; No videocalling and no front facing camera either ; No Flash support for the web browser ; No FM...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 9380 Review

 

The BlackBerry Curve 9380 marks somewhat of a milestone for RIM, as it is the company's first device of the supposedly affordable Curve series that comes in a touchscreen-only form. It disposes of the legendary physical keyboard, as found on its 9370...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

BlackBerry Curve 9380

 

Following in the footsteps of the BlackBerry Torch and Bold, the Curve 9380 is another attempt by RIM to compete, rather catchup, with Apple's iPhone and the onslaught of Android competitors. In the BlackBerry Curve 9380 , RIM's famous QWERTY keyboard...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Nick Rego (tbreak.com)

Blackberry Curve 9380 Review

 

The black plastic sheep of the Blackberry family.

Lightweight, slim design

On-screen typing can be a challenge sometimes, battery life needs serious improvement

The Blackberry Curve 9380 might not be for everyone, and certainly won’t be for business users who are used to rattling away long emails using a physical keyboard. For an end-user who wants a touchscreen Blackberry, you could play it safe with the...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

BlackBerry Curve 9380 Review

 

The BlackBerry Curve 9380 is THE touchscreen only Blackberry to buy, even more so because it isn't very expensive.

Not very expensive, Sleek and slim form factor, Classy build quality

OS 7 still isn't completely meant for touch

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Jon Fingas (electronista.com)

Review: BlackBerry Curve 9380

 

RIM makes its smallest BlackBerry ever using all touch.

Distinctly usable despite the small size ; BB7 gives modern web browsing ; Good call quality ; Long battery life ; Cheapest touch BlackBerry available ; Good camera quality in some situations ; NFC support (if limited)

Other phones are more powerful for the price ; Legacy OS holdovers ; No camera autofocus; poorer in low light ; Just 512MB of built-in storage

RIM has usually tried to chase the high end of the smartphone market when it adds a touchscreen: the Storm, the Torch, and the newest Bold phones are all aimed at the same crowd as the iPhone and top Android hardware. With only a limited amount of s

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Bright Hub (brighthub.com)

Curve Your Enthusiasm - BlackBerry Curve 9380 Reviewed

 

The Curve 9380 is the first full touch-screen Curve from RIM. RIM is making slow progress towards upgrading their BlackBerry line up, and the full touch-screen display seems to be making its way through each BlackBerry line. But is the touch screen...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Simon Sage (intomobile.com)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 9380

 

RIM recently announced two new entry-level BlackBerry devices, the Curve 9380 and the Bold 9790, to limited fanfare; they were, after all, just cheaper versions of the Torch 9850/60 and Bold 9900. Still, that's just what some people are looking for,...

Smooth, unified face ; Generally responsive, snappy interface ; Good bang for buck

Dated, dead-end operating system ; No camera auto-focus means fuzzy close-ups ; Virtual keyboard lacks precision

While the BlackBerry Curve 9380 takes knocks on a few fronts, it does perform fairly well for its price. Right now, the only carrier that has gone public with its pricing for the 9380 is TELUS, and they're asking $50 on a three-year contract.  It does...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: gary (newlaunches.com)

RIM hints at BlackBerry 9380 Curve Touch and 9790 Bellagio

 

There's twice the joy coming to the BlackBerry line with two new releases all set to make it to the open front. For firsts, we have the BlackBerry 9380 Curve Touch that will sport a 3.2-inch display and will add a special 'touch' to the Curve line....

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

BlackBerry Curve 9380 Review

 

It seems like there's no stopping RIM from launching new devices. The latest to make it out from the Canadian firm is the 9380. Following in the footsteps of the Torch 9860, the Curve 9380 is designed to try and offer as much with lower specs and...

The Curve 9380 bears a price tag of Rs.20,990. In our opinion, that’s just a tad more on the steep side, especially for a Curve series handset. While the handset itself proved to be reasonably versatile and handled itself quite well overall, the...

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: No
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GPRS, GSM
3G standards:UMTS
4G: No
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes