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BlackBerry Torch 9850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9850. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The screen and design are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the apps and battery, and there are some critical views about the performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Torch 9850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9850 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the reliability and design. The portability and screen are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the GPS navigation and size. There are mixed reviews on the battery and performance.

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60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Torch 9850 Unlocked Quadband GSM/3G Smart Phone with Touchscreen, 5-MP Camera, HD 720p video capture, Music Player, Wi-Fi and BluetoothBlackberry Torch 9850 Sprint XtremeGUARD© Screen Protector (Ultra CLEAR)(XTREMEGUARD© Packaging)Blackberry Torch 9850 Phone (Sprint)

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (

BlackBerry Torch 9850 (US Cellular)


The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 is a great midrange smartphone for U.S. Cellular customers who want an alternative to Android.

The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 for U.S. Cellular has a sharp and sleek design. We like the 720pHD video capture, its world phone capabilities, and the improvements BlackBerry 7 OS brings. Call quality was great too

The Torch 9850 isn't quite as responsive as we would like, and it's occasionally sluggish

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (

BlackBerry Torch 9850 ( Verizon Wireless)


RIM is once again making the rounds with its latest line of BlackBerry smartphones, with the Torch 9850 heading to Verizon Wireless after its initial launch with Sprint. The BlackBerry Torch 9850 marked a milestone for BlackBerry as the first-ever full...

The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 's svelte design and sharp screen give it consumer-level appeal. Features like 720p HD video capture, world phone capabilities, and an enhanced operating system are welcome. Call quality is good as well.

The Torch 9850 suffers from the occasional sluggishness, and there are times when the touch screen isn't as responsive as we would like.

The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 for Verizon Wireless is a laudable midrange smartphone, but it faces stiff competition.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Sprint) Review


The $149 BlackBerry Torch 9850 is RIM's best attempt yet at wooing consumers who want a smartphone with a large display but don't want to give up BlackBerry standout features such as secure push e-mail and world phone capability. Still, RIM has a ways...

Attractive design, Bright, vivid display, Fast camera with 720p video, Long battery life, World phone

No 4G, Limited amount of compelling apps, Touch keyboard is cramped in portrait mode

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 (U.S. Cellular)


Looking for a U.S. Cellular world phone that won't break the bank when you're abroad? The BlackBerry 9850 has a killer feature for international business travelers: it uses less data to accomplish the same tasks than other smartphones, lowering your...

Very well built. Sips data. World phone

Somewhat slippery touch screen. Tiny portrait-style touch keyboard. Very poor app selection and quality

The BlackBerry 9850 is a well-built messaging smartphone, but lacks the apps to compete with other leading smartphone OSes.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Jacob Schulman (

BlackBerry Torch 9850 review


The BlackBerry Torch 9850 marks RIM's third attempt at a touchscreen-only phone with no keyboard. Though you might think of it as a Storm 3, RIM's gone with the newer (and arguably less infamous) Torch brand for this one. The 9850 isn't anything like...

Beautiful, bright touchscreen ; Good built-in camera ; Great, loud speaker

Terrible on-screen keyboad ; App selection is weak, many apps are incompatible ; Hardware buttons are poorly designed

RIM takes another shot at an all touchscreen BlackBerry — is the third time the charm?

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: SlashGear (

BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 Review


The Torch 9850 is a solid, capable little smartphone, and BlackBerry 7's UI arguably suits the all-touch display most of all. With the 1.2GHz processor RIM's handsets no longer feel like the slowest devices in the pack, and while we'd welcome more...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (

BlackBerry Torch 9850 review


Monza. It's a beautiful part of Italy, a majestic park split by one of the most historic racetracks in the world, and it was also the codename for this

Solid, comfortable design ; Great call performance ; Bright 3.7-inch LCD

Mediocre on-screen keyboard ; BlackBerry 7 already feels dated ; Somewhat limited app selection

if you're down with BlackBerry for the long-haul, you could do worse than the Torch 9850.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (

BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Sprint)


RIM's history with all-touch handsets that don't carry its trademark keyboard has been spotty; it flew by the mark with its inaugural effort, the BlackBerry Storm, which turned us off with its lack of Wi-Fi and its awkward SurePress screen technology...

The BlackBerry Torch 9850 is a sharp-looking, dual-mode world phone with a good camera and offering 720p HD video playback

Call quality, speakerphone, and general performance on the BlackBerry Torch 9850 hit some snags

With its full touch screen and fair price tag, the BlackBerry Torch 9850 shows that RIM is ready to compete with others in Sprint's lineup, although it's not without its flaws.

Aug, 2011

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BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Sprint)


Press a button, and the bright-enough 3.7-inch, 800-by-480 screen comes on. The touchscreen is made of a warm, slightly convex plastic which is durable, but feels slicker and greasier than the touchscreens on many other competing smartphones.

Well designed. World phone. Sips data

Touch keyboard can be difficult to use. Few apps. No 4G

The BlackBerry Torch 9850 for Sprint is neither the carrier's best smartphone nor its best BlackBerry.

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BlackBerry Torch 9850 (Verizon Wireless)


As we've already mentioned in other BlackBerry handset reviews, BlackBerry App World is a disaster. It's arguably even worse on the Torch 9850, as fewer apps show up as compatible with this handset than on standard, QWERTY-equipped BlackBerrys...

True world phone. Great battery life. Good Web browser. Solid music and video playback

Mediocre voice quality. Clumsy typing experience. No 4G. Confused touch screen UI. Weak app market

The Torch 9850's touch keyboard isn't up to BlackBerry standards, and its app market isn't up to smartphone standards.

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