Visit our Business Solutions website >>

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 reviews of BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the portability and size are generally positive. The screen and design also get good feedback. The camera and GPS navigation get critical comments. Reviews about the battery and sound are different.

usability, design, screen, size, portability

reliability, GPS navigation, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

See all Blackberry Cell Phones

Review analysis

(Based on 167 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 156 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 40 of 156 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (10)

Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and price. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, price, screen

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry 8220 Pearl Flip Sim Free Mobile Phone BLACKBERRY LOUDSPEAKER BUZZER FOR PEARL 8100 8110 8120 FLIP 8220 - OEM SPEAKER

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Views about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the camera and sound. Opinions are divided on the performance.

usability, price, portability, design, screen

reliability, size, sound, camera

53% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 Desktop Charging Cradle Pod [OEM] ASY-14396-006Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 GSM Cell PhoneBlackberry Pearl Flip 8220 Unlocked GSM Phone

May, 2015

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

 

If you can live without fast over-the-air data speeds and good web mobile web browsing then the sexy BlackBerry Flip is worth a look.

Sleek design, Gorgeous screen, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headphone socket

No 3G, BlackBerry browser needs a few tweaks, Form factor not suitable for taking photos or watching video

Nov, 2008
ADVERTISEMENT

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Review

 

We weren't sure what it was going to be like using a clamshell BlackBerry. But over a few days, we grew to like the design. Flip phone fans and Pearl addicts will appreciate the improved, spacious keyboard, higher-resolution display, fresh operating...

Sharp clamshell design, Beautiful display, Comfortable keyboard, Good call quality

Inconsistent Wi-Fi performance', Lacks 3G and GPS

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Pearl FLip 8220 review: BlackBerry Pearl FLip 8220

 

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 features a brilliant internal display and updated interface. The smartphone continues to offer strong e-mail support and adds Documents to Go. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 2-megapixel camera are also onboard.

The Pearl Flip 8220 doesn't offer 3G support or GPS. The SureType keyboard also takes some acclimation.

While its flashier siblings may overshadow it, the RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 should satiate the appetite of flip phone fanatics by bringing in a clamshell design.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Softpedia (softpedia.com)

BlackBerry 8220 Pearl Flip Review

 

The first clamshell coming from Blackberry, namely 8220 Pearl, seems to announce that RIM has new plans for the handset market. If you are acquainted with RIM's Blackberry devices and a little bit bored by the same bar form factor, then you are surely...

The most appealing feature of the smartphone remains the astonishing user interface. In terms of design, I could only notice the light weight of the phone, opposite to its size. The complete messaging offer, as well as the wide range of Instant...

The thing I found unbearable was the integrated browser, which should've run more smoothly, though I corrected it by adding Opera Mini. Furthermore, lack of 3G connectivity might hurt those who don't have access to Wi-Fi networks. Better battery life...

Sep, 2009

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

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 (T-Mobile): Review Part 2

 
Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

RIM flips it with first ever clamshell BlackBerry

 

The Pearl Flip is RIM's first non-candybar BlackBerry handset and the results are fair but not outstanding. Some consumers will appreciate the Flip design, but the lack of 3G connectivity is a real let-down.

Stylish front, external display, all the e-mail features and functions of a regular BlackBerry, Wi-Fi, excellent audio quality, SureType keyboard

No 3G connectivity, no GPS, awkward hinge design, bottom casing feels cheap, slightly sluggish when opening applications

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Tech staff (techradar.com)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 review

 

The first clamshell BlackBerry

Good looks ; 2 megapixel camera ; Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headphone jack ; Semi Qwerty-style keyboard ; Google Maps and BlackBerry Maps ; Flip design ; Good build

No 3G ; No GPS receiver built in ; Camera is limited

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Andrew Lim (cnet.co.uk)

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 review: BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

 

Wi-Fi; 3.5mm headphone jack is a bonus.

Lack of 3G; camera could be better.

RIM's attempt at cramming the BlackBerry into a clamshell isn't bad. At first we thought we wouldn't like it much, but after using the Flip for some time we realised it's actually very usable and performs well. Our only disappointments are that it...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 review -

 

Good battery life, large keyboard and a functional front screen

Poor camera, no GPS and no 3G

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

BlackBerry Flip 8220

 

The BlackBerry Pearl gets the Flip treatment. The Flip 8220 features dual colour displays. One for viewing previewing text messages, emails or checking out who's calling and an internal screen for the rest of its functions. Also featured is a QWERTY...

BlackBerry still hasn’t decided who its audience is. The Flip is too hip for executives, too chunky for street kids – but maybe just right for you, sir. Yes, you with the multiple email accounts, extensive media collection and trackball fixation....

Oct, 2008
ADVERTISEMENT
Find the right phone for you Let our interactive guide help you! >>
ADVERTISEMENT