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BlackBerry 9720 / BlackBerry 9720 Samoa

alaTest has collected and analyzed 293 reviews of BlackBerry 9720 / BlackBerry 9720 Samoa. 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. People really like the size and battery. The price and performance also get good feedback, but there are some less positive views about the camera. Comments about the reliability and durability are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry 9720 / BlackBerry 9720 Samoa is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry 9720 / BlackBerry 9720 Samoa

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of BlackBerry 9720 / BlackBerry 9720 Samoa from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the durability. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and portability.

performance, price, usability, design, screen

durability

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

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry 9720 UK Sim Free Smartphone - BlackBlackBerry 9720 UK Sim Free Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry 9720 / BlackBerry 9720 Samoa

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of BlackBerry 9720 / BlackBerry 9720 Samoa from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the performance. The price is also appreciated.

portability, price, performance

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Curve 9720 Purple Unlocked GSM Smartphone WIFI Qwerty CameraBlackBerry Curve 9720 Purple Unlocked GSM Smartphone WIFI Qwerty Camera

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Simon Hill (techradar.com)

BlackBerry 9720 review

 

Budget BlackBerry 9720 winds clock back to BB 7, but who's biting?

Good battery life ; Physical keyboard ; MicroSD slot ; BlackBerry security

Lack of apps ; Slow, dated interface ; Small display ; Looks and feels cheap

Ratings in depth The announcement of the BlackBerry 9720 was not met with widespread excitement, largely because it is running the older BlackBerry 7 operating system and not BlackBerry 10.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

BlackBerry 9720 Review: In Depth

 

What's this, BlackBerry has release the new 9720 into the wild, which sports BBOS 7.1 and a design we became accustomed to until everything changed at the end of 2012, but why is it here now? Let's…

Excellent call quality ; Lightweight ; Great battery life

Outdated OS ; Unattractive design ; Overpriced

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

BlackBerry 9720

 

Wait what? A sequel to a four year old phone? That's exactly what the BlackBerry 9720 is, a follow up to the 2009 9700 emailer. It's still rocking the QWERTY keypad - and worryingly, largely the same software - but this time it's debuting at a rock...

The BlackBerry 9720 is an unfortunate reminder of just how far we’ve come in the last few years. There’s little to no reason to aspire to this, an operating system even BlackBerry has moved on from, when you could get more apps and a bigger screen with...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Hanleigh Daniels (techsmart.co.za)

BlackBerry 9720

 

Due for a contract upgrade but cannot opt for a BlackBerry 10 device due to the lack of BIS support? Then the 9720 is just for you.

Delivers very good touch and type experience on the go; Multicast; supports BIS; packs a dedicated BBM button; and FM Radio on a BlackBerry.

Not as up to date spec wise compared to rivals smartphones; and OS is not on par with rival platforms or BlackBerry 10.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Techtree (techtree.com)

Review: BlackBerry 9720 - For Old Times' Sake

 

Good-old QWERTY keypad; Offers both touchscreen and trackpad; Straghtforward UI; Long battery life

Dated OS 7.1 platform; Paltry internal storage; Back-panel feels cheap; Camera is disappointing; Lacks front-facing camera

The sturdy build and the iconic QWERTY keypad are the high-point of the 9720. On the other hand, now that BBM is available on Android and iOS platforms, there's one less reason for users to stick with the Canadian manufacturer. Furthermore, its BIS...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

BlackBerry 9720 review

 

The Blackberry 9720 is a traditional-style BlackBerry running the old BlackBerry 7.1 OS and with the benefits of a touchscreen and a physical QWERTY keyboard. But the low specs and lack of apps lower its appeal.

The BlackBerry is an affordable phone that offers the advantage of a touchscreen OS plus a full physical QWERTY keyboard. That makes it a an attractive option compared to entry-level QWERTY phones like the Nokia Asha 302 or the BlackBerry Curve 9320 .

Nov, 2013

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

Blackberry 9720 Review

 

BlackBerry OS 7.1 is not dead, not by a long shot. Smartphones running the OS will very much be around, and the 9720 is just one of the many that the company says will be launched in the coming months. At Rs. 15,990, the 9720 does test your love for...

Design philosophy carried forward from the older Curves, Good display. Pity it is so small!, Comfortable keyboard

The OS feels archaic, Doesn't look very different from its predecessors

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones Vishal Mathur (digit.in)

Blackberry 9720 Review

 

BlackBerry OS 7.1 is not dead, not by a long shot. Smartphones running the OS will very much be around, and the 9720 is just one of the many that the company says will be launched in the coming months. At Rs. 15,990, the 9720 does test your love for...

Design philosophy carried forward from the older Curves ; Good display. Pity it is so small! ; Comfortable keyboard

The OS feels archaic ; Doesn't look very different from its predecessors

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Blackberry 9720

 

The Blackberry 9720 GSM mobile handset has a full QWERTY keypad, a 2.8 inch IPS capacitive touch screen, 16M colors and 480 x 360 pixels display resolution. It has 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card support. The Blackberry...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Setpal (which.co.uk)

A definite 'Don't Buy'.....

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Have one as a company phone and having had 2 previous Blackberries it really does seem as if they are going backwards. It's just not very good at anything and the case is really poor-the back fits poorly and rattles and moves when touched. Totally...

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1450
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (3G):432
Talk time (3G):7

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera: No
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: No
Video recording: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1
Certification:BlackBerry Desktop
Head SAR (EU):1.02

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display diagonal:7.11
Display Resolution:480 x 360
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, QCP
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, SVG, TIF, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, SVG, WBMP, WEBP
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, MOV, MP4

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA, HSUPA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Bundled software:BlackBerry Desktop
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:7.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:0.806
Processor Model:Tavor MG1

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:7.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal RAM:512
Internal ROM:512
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.2
Height :11.4
Weight:120
Width:6.6