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BlackBerry Torch 9800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3486 reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9800. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the camera and design are on the whole positive. The screen and performance also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the GPS navigation and price. The apps and reception get negative reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Torch 9800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 user reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9800 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 screen. The portability and performance also get good reviews. There are some less positive opinions about the GPS navigation and apps.

usability, performance, portability, screen, price

reliability, reception, apps, GPS navigation

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Torch 9800 Sim-Free Mobile phoneBlackBerry Torch 9800 Sim-Free Mobile phone

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Torch 9800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1169 user reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and portability. The price and performance also get good comments, whereas there are some critical views about the battery.

usability, performance, price, portability, reliability

battery

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Torch 9800 Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, Full QWERTY Keyboard and 4 GB Internal Storage - Unlocked Phone - No Warranty - BlackBlackberry Torch 9800 Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, Full QWERTY Keyboard and 4 GB Internal Storage - Unlocked Phone - No Warranty - Black

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Torch 9800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9800 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the price. The screen also gets good views.

size, screen, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Torch 9800 Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, Full QWERTY Keyboard and 4 GB Internal Storage - Unlocked Phone - No Warranty - BlackBlackberry Torch 9800 Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, Full QWERTY Keyboard and 4 GB Internal Storage - Unlocked Phone - No Warranty - Black

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

BlackBerry Torch 9800 review: Living the Olympic creed

 

The BlackBerry Torch is not the first phone to give you both a full hardware QWERTY keyboard and an ample touchscreen in a smartphone setting. But it's a debut for BlackBerry and one that will probably shape the future for the next generation of RIM...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE ; 3G with HSPA support ; 3.2" 16M-color multi-touch capacitive touchscreen of 360 x 480 pixel resolution ; 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and VGA video recording ; BlackBerry OS 6 ; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n ; Built-in GPS with...

Comes pricey ; No document editing without a paid upgrade ; Interface needs more polishing ; No FM radio ; No web browser Flash support ; No dedicated video-call camera ; No email support or BlackBerry maps without BlackBerry Internet Service account ;...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Torch 9800 (AT&T)

 

The first BlackBerry 6 phone brings the smartphone platform into 2010.

Looks and feels good. Lots of new features. Integrates social-networking well.

Browser still slower than iPhone 4. Fewer games and apps than iOS or Android. Poor Microsoft Exchange integration for consumers.

Conclusions The BlackBerry Torch keeps the flame alive, but it's not a barn-burner. RIM needed the advancements here just to stay in the game against the flashy Apple and Android interfaces. BlackBerry 6 merges touch-screen and keyboard interfaces...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Torch 9800 review

 

Editors' note: We have adjusted the ratings since our original publish date to reflect new devices that have entered the market.

The RIM BlackBerry Torch combines both a touch screen and full QWERTY keyboard. BlackBerry OS 6 brings such improvements as a better user interface, universal search, and an improved browser and multimedia experience.

The smartphone can be sluggish. The Torch has a lower-resolution screen. Applications can be saved only to the phone's main memory. Camera shoots only VGA video.

Though performance could be better and it could stand for some hardware upgrades, the RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800 and BlackBerry OS 6 offer much-needed improvements to stay in step with the competition, and keep BlackBerry enthusiasts happy.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Brian Klug (anandtech.com)

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review: Keeping RIM's Flame Alive

 

You really have to empathize with BlackBerry to understand why updating the entire BlackBerry platform has taken so long. On one hand, it caters to an audience of serious business customers that have chosen RIM for both its unwavering dedication to...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Torch (9800) (AT&T) Review

 

With its revamped interface and improved web browser, the Torch is a mostly satisfying smart phone for work and play.

Multiple home screens and notification panel, Elegant design with physical keyboard, Sharp and fast 5-MP camera, Much improved web browser with tabs, Time-saving Social Feed app

Sluggish at times, Low-resolution display, Doesn't support 720p video, Slower web surfing than iPhone 4

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review

 

We've been waiting for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 for months now. RIM's double-whammy of new touch-and-QWERTY hardware and the latest iteration of their software, the much-anticipated BlackBerry 6, the Torch promises usability, functionality and...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review

 

Sporting a whole new form factor we haven't seen produced ever by RIM, the Torch 9800 also packs the BlackBerry OS 6 which should hopefully cater to the needs of everyone. With competition encroaching on their usual turf from all sides, will the...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Paul Briggs (mobilewhack.com)

Blackberry Torch 9800 Cell Phone Review–Seriously Improving Blackberry

 

It's been a while since we last tackled a Blackberry, and a fresh one just hit in the form of the Blackberry Torch 9800. And like a lot of Blackberry models, it will have plenty of utility, but not without some significant problems.

Plenty of features ; Room to download

Low-resolution display ; The trackball

The Blackberry Torch 9800 is a PDA-style smartphone with 3G, wi-fi, and Bluetooth connectivity, touch screen controls, four gigs of onboard memory with support for microSD cards up to an additional thirty six gigs, a five megapixel camera that shoots...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : InsideHW (insidehw.com)

Expert Review

 

In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Feb, 2011

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

BlackBerry Torch 9800

 

I have an emotional response whenever I write an overview of a new BlackBerry. Part of the reason is because I have been a loyal BlackBerry user for several years, and partly because I have watched as RIM has gone from "Trailblazing" status to playing...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1270 / 1300
Battery performance:1270 / 1300
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:27 / 30
Continuous video playback time:5.7 / 6
Standby time (2G):408 / 432
Standby time (3G):312 / 336
Talk time (2G):5.5
Talk time (3G):5.5 / 5.8

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:2 / 2.5
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:N
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Red / White
Form Factor:Slider

Display

Display Diagonal:3.2
Display Resolution:480 x 360
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, WBMP
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:Mono
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MP4 / 3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MP4,WMV / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,1900 / 800,850,900,1900,2100 / 800,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA,WCDMA
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, DUN, PBAP / DUN, HFP, HSP, MAP, PBAP, SAP, SPP, SSP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating system version:6 / 6.0 / 7
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:0.624 / 1.2

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating system version:6 / 6.0 / 7

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD
Included memory card size:4
Internal memory:4096 / 512
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:0.5 / 4
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.5
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.575
Height:4.37
Weight:5.68
Width:2.44
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