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BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1377 reviews of BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The size and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the portability, and there are some critical comments about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the battery and screen. The portability and performance also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Classic SIM-Free Smartphone - BlueBlackberry Classic SIM-Free Smartphone - Blue

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 516 user reviews of BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and design are generally positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the GPS navigation, while many are negative about the apps.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Classic Smartphone - Factory Unlocked (Black)BlackBerry Classic Smartphone - Factory Unlocked (Black)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of BlackBerry Classic / BlackBerry Q20 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the durability and reliability. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the price.

usability, performance, screen, reliability, durability

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry CLASSIC (SQC100-4) Black - Factory UnlockedBlackberry CLASSIC (SQC100-4) Black - Factory Unlocked

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Classic review: Timeless, or stuck in the past? - Pocket-lint

 

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Keyboard, BB Hub, better controls, solid design

OS can feel slow, hybrid approach to apps sometimes lets you down, can't swap battery, varied media experience, weak front camera

The BlackBerry Classic undoubtedly achieves its aims. This is every bit an upgrade of the Bold, exhibiting the same strengths, broadening the experience and offering more for the BlackBerry user. Of the recent BlackBerry launches, the Classic is the...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: David Nield (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Classic review

 

BlackBerry has thrown all of its traditional features at the Classic.

Perfect for BlackBerry fans ; Improved navigation ; Great messaging ; Fast web browsing

Chunky and heavy ; Erratic battery life ; Fewer apps on offer ; Square screen not media friendly

Ratings in depth When you're down to 0.5% of the market share in global smartphone shipments, what do you do? If you're BlackBerry, the answer is go back to what you're best known for, namely full QWERTY keyboards, high-end security features and a...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Classic hands-on: A Bold move - Pocket-lint

 

BlackBerry today officially pulled the covers off the BlackBerry Classic, a device looking to recapture the glory days of BlackBerry's past. It harks back

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Egan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Classic review

 

The BlackBerry Classic is a smartphone that is, depending on your viewpoint, another sign of BlackBerry's renaissance, or the final nail in an already doomed BlackBerry's coffin. A sign of a company that knows its strengths, or one that is doomed to...

This is a hard product to score. If you want a smartphone with a keyboard, and you want it purely for messaging and calls, with a little web-browsing thrown in, the BlackBerry Classic is the perfect device at an excellent price. A five star product....

May, 2015

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

BlackBerry Classic Smartphone overview

 

BLACKBERRY CLASSIC - 4 INCH QWERTY EU BLACK - BB OS10 - 16GO

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Classic Review: In Depth

 

If the Passport was designed to entice newcomers to the world of BlackBerry with its supercharged spec sheet, the more conservative Classic is for those who already know what to expect from a true…

Attractive display ; Solid hardware keyboard ; Competent camera experience

Average battery life ; Bulky, heavy ; Compatibility issues

As its name suggests, the BlackBerry Classic is the latest incarnation of all that BlackBerry is known for: good business chops, security, a solidly built device and a sterling hardware keyboard. However, the optical trackpad and the additional buttons...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Robin-Leigh Chetty (techsmart.co.za)

BlackBerry Classic

 

In the world of touch, is there still any room for type? BlackBerry's keyboard sporting Classic is one smartphone that certainly thinks so.

Well built; Superb QWERTY typing experience; Good business multitasker

Erratic battery performance; R1k overpriced

BlackBerry's long term future may be uncertain at this point, but devices like the Passport and Classic show what the Canadian manufacturer is capable of, especially within the business user space. As a business-focused device, the Classic thrives, and...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

BlackBerry Classic review

 

The BlackBerry Classic, as its name suggests, is a throwback to the tactile keyboard-toting BlackBerrys of the past, giving you physical QWERTY keys to dance your thumbs around, but it also packs in slightly more modern necessities such as a...

While the current crop of smartphones is largely dominated by monolithic slabs of plastic or metal, BlackBerry’s back with a love-letter to the past in the form of the BlackBerry Classic, a business-focused smartphone that plants your thumbs on its...

While BlackBerry’s made the best version of its keyboard-toting smartphone yet, it still falls down in numerous places. Its screen size, for starters, while alright for replying to emails, is almost useless for actually browsing the web or scrolling...

If you’re a die-hard BlackBerry purist and you’ve been waiting patiently to see the Bold lineup make a comeback, the Classic is the QWERTY keyboard-toting, throwback business phone you’ve been waiting for. It’s just as practical as the massive...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Raymond Wong (mashable.com)

BlackBerry Classic review: Back to the past is not how to get to the future

 

The BlackBerry Classic is for the QWERTY keyboard faithful and email workaholic only.

Excellent QWERTY keyboard ; Extremely durable

BlackBerry 10 is a mess ; Small, square-shaped screen ; App store situation is lousy

The BlackBerry Classic is for the QWERTY keyboard faithful and email workaholic only. BlackBerry 10 is still as confusing as ever and essential apps like Instagram and Google's own suite of apps are nowhere to found.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Blackberry Classic

 

Классика для поклонников Blackberry – механическая QWERTY-клавиатура, сенсорный экран и очень удобно организованное рабочее пространство. Приятная модель не для всех

В телефоне применяется система из трех микрофонов, шумоподавление работает отлично даже на шумной дороге или в аэропорту, ваш собеседник слышит вас хорошо. Громкость динамика не очень высока, он играет мягко и приятно, но хотелось бы громкости, как в...

Dec, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2515
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:70
Continuous video playback time:13.7
Standby time (2G):364.8
Standby time (3G):203
Talk time (2G):17.2
Talk time (3G):11.7

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:5
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.61
Head SAR (EU):0.78

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:1:1
Display diagonal:8.89
Display Resolution:720 x 720
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:294
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AWB, WAV, WMA, OGG, M4A, MKA, FLAC, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, SVG, TIF, WBMP / GIF, BMP, TIF, WBMP, JPG, PNG / GIF, BMP, TIF, WBMP, JPG, PNG, SVG
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, MPEG4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1900,850,1800
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM, GPRS
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,850,2100
3G standards:HSPA+
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 900,1900,2600,800,2100,850,1800
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE / 4.0 LE EDR
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Closed user group support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:10 / 10.3.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, Calendar, To-do list, Converter, Events reminder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Menu
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:MSM 8960

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:10 / 10.3.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.02
Height :13.1
Weight:178
Width:7.24