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BlackBerry Torch 9800

We have collected and analyzed 146 expert reviews and 2783 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 74/100 and users rate it 77/100. The average review date is Mar 7, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 2267999 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: Sep 29, 2016.

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Consumer review by: (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. Views about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive 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, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. Opinions about the reliability and portability are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical 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, 2016

Consumer review by: (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 really like the price. The screen is also appreciated.

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, 2016

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: Brian Klug (anandtech.com)

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review: Keeping RIM's Flame Alive

 

This summer has been a busy one for smartphone platforms. We started the summer with an Apple iOS update that remedied a number of the primary concerns with Apple's iDevice platforms, followed by the launch of the iPhone 4. Meanwhile, the Android...

Sep, 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: 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: 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: BlackBerry Torch 9800

 

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: 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

Camera

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

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

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

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes