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BlackBerry Curve 9300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2777 reviews of BlackBerry Curve 9300. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. The screen and size get mixed comments. The apps and reliability get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Curve 9300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Curve 9300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 9300 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 battery and portability are overall positive. The price and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability, and opinions are divided on the size.

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

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Curve 3G 9300 Sim-Free Mobile PhoneBlackberry Curve 3G 9300 Sim-Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Curve 9300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 859 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 9300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the reliability and portability are generally positive. The performance and price also get good reviews, but there are some mixed views about the camera and durability. Some have doubts about the size.

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size

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

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Curve 3G 9300 Unlocked GSM SmartPhone with 2 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth - Unlocked Phone - International Version - Graphite GreyBlackberry Curve 3G 9300 Unlocked GSM SmartPhone with 2 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth - Unlocked Phone - International Version - Graphite Grey

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Curve 9300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 9300 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: UNLOCKED RIM Blackberry 9300 Curve GSM Quad-Band Smartphone, Wi-Fi, GPS, CHROME and BLACKUNLOCKED RIM Blackberry 9300 Curve GSM Quad-Band Smartphone, Wi-Fi, GPS, CHROME and BLACK

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Edward Walsh (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Curve 9300 review

 

A quick and clever QWERTY-toting BlackBerry for the budget-conscious

Physical QWERTY keyboard is excellent for text ; Media controls are conveniently located ; BB OS 6 upgrade coming soon ; Battery life is good ; Optical trackpad is improvement on rollerball

Camera is a little underpowered ; Feels a little cheap and plasticky ; Out-dated OS is not intuitive ; Apps are expensive and less varied ; Didn't handle low-reception areas well

The BlackBerry Curve 9300 looks like yet another BlackBerry handset. Its full QWERTY keyboard sits below a 2.4-inch screen, with the 2-megapixel camera on the reverse.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

 

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 has added 3G support to its entry-level handset, but are the results any good?

May, 2012

Expert review by: PC Advisor (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Curve 3G review

 

RIM has kitted out its entry-level BlackBerry Curve smartphone with 3G connectivity. The BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone looks identical to the BlackBerry Curve 8520, but adds 3G and GPS capabilities.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 Review: In Depth

 

The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300, as its name suggests, is a 3G-enabled phone that's an upgrade of the 3G-less Curve 8520 phone. We took it to town to test out its web-browsing capabilities and see what…

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

 

We've seen more and more entry-level touchscreen handsets recently, so it's a refreshing change to get our hands on another smartphone with a proper keypad – the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300. Sitting at the affordable end of RIM's BlackBerry range, it...

If you're only interested in a phone for calls, emails and texting, the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is ideal. The keyboard means you'll be able to text easily at speed, and quality is also good. It's not so good when it comes to web browsing, however,...

Jul, 2011

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

BlackBerry Curve 9300 review -

 

Synching the phone with multiple email addresses is a straightforward process, with multiple accounts supporting push email

Despite supporting HSDPA and Wi-Fi, the video streaming process was very stop start

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: What Mobile (whatmobile.net)

BlackBerry Curve 3G (9300) Review

 

Now faster than ever before, the fully-featured BlackBerry Curve 3G offers both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity for speedy downloads.

The BlackBerry Curve 3G retains all the features and characteristics of the original Curve device, throwing in high-speed 3G data for good measure. With Wi-Fi also onboard it represents excellent connectivity options and ensures a smoother browsing and...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Michael Kwan (mobilemag.com)

REVIEW: BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

 

In this day and age, having a 3G connection on your smartphone shouldn't really be a selling feature. It should be a given, like saying that your smartphone has the ability to update Twitter or organize your schedule. Even so, it seems that one of the...

The BlackBerry Curve 9300 is definitely a lesser BlackBerry, but the price reflects that. The camera leaves much to be desired, the keyboard isn't the most comfortable thing in the world, and web surfing can be an exercise in frustration.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

 

Research In Motion has done the obvious to improve this modern classic - adding 3G. But that is not what we are most excited about.

3G included, great email and apps, can upgrade to OS6.

Still the same screen and battery, boring 2 megapixel camera.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 9300

 

A useful update to BlackBerry's low-cost intro-phone, but it's obvious where the corners have been cut

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1150
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:29
Standby time (2G):4.5 / 456
Standby time (3G):348
Talk time (2G):4.5 / 456
Talk time (3G):5.5

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear Camera Resolution:1600 x 1200
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Second Camera: No
Video recording: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Red / Black, White / Graphite / Pink / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:6.1 / 6.25
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: No
Touchscreen: No

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal RAM:0.25

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3 / AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / JPG
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV9
Voice codecs:AMR

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 / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HFP, HSP, MAP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HSF, HSP, MAP, PBAP, SAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
Security algorithms:WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:6.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port: Yes

Processor

Processor frequency:0.256

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:6.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / microSDHC
Internal Memory:256
Internal RAM:256
Internal ROM:256
Maximum memory card size:32

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.39
Height :10.9
Weight:104
Width:6